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The Straits Sound System’s first foray down to Ture at the Kallang Riverside was a total GAS!

The day was scorching by the time the Sound System had been strung up, making the cool Carib tunes and ice cold beers flow all that more freely. As the sun set over the river, the tunes had hotted up, and people were working up a thirst on the dance floor. Special props to the guys manning the grill, churning out Viet pork sarnies and Mexi chicken wraps for everyone to dig on, and Javier for manning the beer buckets until the end. The brief arrival of some trigger happy po-lice didn’t dampen the mood, but the evening did mark the sad departure of TK from the Malacca Straits to Bass Strait. He will definitely stay in touch with the rootical side of Singapore though, and hopefully can send up some selectors from the land of Oz from time to time!

Big Ups to our guest selectors for the irie tunes, and Dirk for the stringing.

All the photos from the night are here, with some selections below the fold.

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Calling all roots fans on the little reggae dot!!

We promised you wouldn’t have to wait so long for your latest dose of all things rootical, and we’ve delivered!

The Straits Sound System ups stumps and moves again, keeping it fresh while still bringing all the classics, with Caribbean vibes from calypso and mento, through yankee inspired R&B and soul, to your favourite ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and some heavy heavy dub stylings.

In conjunction with the fine folks at Ture, the boys are returning to where it all kicked off (well, downstream aways). That’s right, we’re setting up by the Kallang Riverside, this time in the courtyard of Loysel’s Toy. Cheap eats and beers (with wine and softies too) will be laid on by Kilo, so come thirsty!

Tunes kick off at 3pm, easing you in to your long weekend, winding it up during the evening and winding down at midnight.

Saturday 28th April
Ture, 66 Kampong Bugis
3pm-midnight
Cheap Beer + Food laid on (no BYO)

5 minute walk from Lavender MRT

See you all there!

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Fire corner…
fire corner at the dragon's jukebox

Big ups to all those – and there were a lot of you! – who made the journey out to the Dragon Kiln to celebrate the New Dragon Year with the Straits Sound System! Great to see so many new faces as well as all the old pioneers.

TK, JC and JSJ from the Straits Sound System, with guests Kostas, Ernesto, Antonis and Isaac, laid down a non-stop never drop 12 hours of tunes from 4 till 4, continuing to inspire great friendships, many memories and not a few hangovers.

The queue for the grill may have been long but the food off it was worth the wait – special props to Antonis’ granny all the way over in Greece and to the Nutty Bob cake and rasta inspired cake…. hope they went down well. Irie grub!

Much love and gratitude goes out to the artists at the Kiln who so willingly share their space – and their mussels! Despite the encroaching development, they show the world that there is more to this little island than just dollars and cents. Chant it Down!

Pics after the jump – if you have any more shoot ’em through to the mailing address.

Peace and One Love
-SSS-

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The Dragon’s Jukebox

The Dragon Kiln Sessions continue with another night of sweet Island sounds. After a break from the action, the boys from the Straits Sound System are back to bring your favourite Jamaican tunes to the little red dot. With the sad passing of ‘The Ugly One’, King Stitt, we’ll be sure to lay down some tunes in homage to the greatest deejay of the 60s and 70s.

So join us on the 25th of February, 4pm till late, at the Dragon Kiln, Lorong Tawas.
Bring your own beer and BBQ food, fire will be provided.

To get to the Dragon Kiln:

Take Jalan Bahar off the Pan Island Expressway (or continue on from Jln Boon Lay). Turn left onto Lorong Tawas, continue to the VERY end, do not turn right until you have to!

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Catch a Fire!

Apologies to all you Roots fans out there on the little red dot (and beyond!), but after an enforced absence (no, we weren’t in jail … just busy!), the Straits Sound System is back to Caress your Cares, Soothe your Souls and Maximize your Mojo with more classic Island riddims n beats!

Following the overwhelmingly good vibes from our last throwdown at the Dragon Kiln, we’re heading back out to the jungle to Catch a Fire!

Saturday 16th July, 4pm – LATE.

BYO booze and bbq food. Brewerkz is also donating a keg, so turn up early before the well runs dry! The coals will be stoked all night to let you cook up, and we have an extra special guest on hand preparing some of the finest nosh north of Sydney Harbour.

Details on how to get to the Kiln are below, and if you know any fellow Roots fans who want to get off the merry-go-round for a night, bring them along for a taste of Singapore’s B-side.

Much love

StraitsSoundSystem

To get to the Dragon Kiln:

Take Jalan Bahar off the Pan Island Expressway or continued from Jln Boon Lay. Turn left onto Lorong Tawas, continue to the VERY end, do not turn right until you have to!

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Brewerkz have organized a fundraising event to help the people of Japan after the earthquake on the 11th March. One month on, and Japan is still getting to grips with a serious humanitarian operation to help the people most affected around the epicentre of the quake.

There are many ways to help the people of Japan and we’re sure you have already done your bit, but if you are free on Saturday 9th April, come and show your support for this event. Bring the flyer along to Brewerkz Riverside Point and 25% of your bill that evening will be donated to the relief effort.

The Straits Sound System will be doing our part by playing reggae for your enjoyment and ours, from 9pm till the close. We hope to see you there to finish off the evening.

Table reservations are advised and can me made online or at this number – 6438 7438

Japan Relief Fundraiser

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The Straits Sound System will be pumping the riddim to keep the mood swingin’ at the latest BlinkBl-nk night at Brewerkz, Riverside Point. The night runs from 7-10 and you can expect the sweetest reggae in town interspersed with interesting talks to stimulate the cortex!

Come down and join us for a beer!

What is BlinkBl-nk?
blinkBL-NK is an event where regular people share their expertise about fascinating subjects in a laid back environment. Part brain food and part social event, blinkBL-NK is about sharing intriguing and off-beat ideas while mingling with an unexpected cross section of artists, academics, designers, entrepreneurs, geeks, hackers and media practitioners.

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