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MUSHROOMED

by Object Lessons Space

12.01.21

 Known by the moniker The Next Most Famous Artist, Hafiiz Karim is a digital art director whose works have made ripples throughout Instagram. Hafiiz creates images that amalgamate figures from art history with contemporary, everyday settings.

In this episode, we talk to Hafiiz about how he wields visual references from classical art history, how these paintings continue to serve as a source of creative inspiration for his work, and the importance of having fun with the process of image-making.

About Object Lessons Space

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Object Lessons Space is an art historical archive and platform that documents conversations with artists, writers, and curators.

Through our work, we hope to create nuanced, sensitive and intersectional dialogue around art. In a cultural landscape where content is often driven by social media’s frenzied pace, we are committed towards facilitating honest conversations and slow consumption for our readers.

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Squelch Zinecast

29.12.20

Guest: Joy Ho (Queer Zinefest)

Joy Ho of Queer Zinefest brings along a stack of zines to talk about their annual event — where LGBTQ+ zinemakers connect and distribute copies of their work — and its return in 2021.


About Squelch Zines

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We are a collective trying to build a community of zine makers in Singapore. The Singapore zine culture has been hidden, and almost forgotten a few years back, and even more so during this digital age.

Squelch Zines hope to gather as many zinesters in Singapore to form the community, and ultimately be the bridge that connects them to the rest of the zine communities around the world. With that, we also want to encourage more people to continue or start making their own zine. The zine is such a wonderful and versatile communicative medium, and it could be in so many different types of form and made with countless of ways! Everyone’s zine(s) is what they make of it.

Squelch Zines was founded by Nicholas Loke and Janice Chua in 2013. The collective is now a tetrad along with Hafiz Syukri and Alif Seah.

Squelch Zines’s approach has always been experimental, as we try to make every zine experience Squelchable with everyone whom we have come across. Amongst some of the things we have are: The Zine Library, Zine Jam, Zine Swap, and the Squelchable Starter Pack, which we bring along with to our pop-ups, exhibitions and events such as the annual Singapore Art Book Fair.

Squelch Zines have also been working on the next evolution in the zine culture.

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Nightcap with DJ Itch

26.12.20

Rajie – ‘Love Heart’
Nanako Sato (佐藤奈々子) – ‘Koi No Ryusei (恋の流星)’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Sprinkler’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Christmas Eve’
Yuko Shibuya (渋谷祐子) – ‘Made In Japan’
Haruko Kuwana (桑名晴子) – ‘Soshite Denwa No Bellu Wa (そして電話のベルは)’
林以樂 – ‘相約夢境(夢で逢えたら)’
沈殿霞 – ‘天才與白癡’
包偉銘 – ‘夏日情懷’
Spectrum – ‘Tomato Ippatsu’
Meiko Nakahara (中原めいこ) – ‘Fantasy’
The Seatbelts – ‘Tank!’
Soul Media – ‘Painted Paradise’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Solid Slider’
Carefree – ‘Ratu Dansa’
方羽 with The Stylers – ‘一占都用淸 (Play That Funky Music)’
洪小援 with The Stylers – ‘牛肉棵條’
Yasuha (泰葉) – ‘Flyday Chinatown’
Yoshino Fujimal – ‘Who Are You?’
S. Kiyotaka & Omega Tribe – ‘Summer Suspicion’
Carlos T. & Omega Tribe – ‘Reiko’
Mariya Takeuchi (竹内まりや) – ‘Yume No Tsuzuki (夢の続き)’
Taeko Ohnuki (大貫妙子) – ‘4:00AM’
Anita Mui (梅艷芳) – ‘尋愛’
Miki Matsubara (松原みき) – ‘Stay With Me (真夜中のドア)’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Ride On Time’
Junko Yagami (八神純子) – ‘Tasogare No Bay City (黄昏のBay City)’
Kengo Kurozumi (黒住憲吾) – ‘Heart Of New York’
Takako Mamiya (間宮貴子) – ‘Mayonaka No Joke (真夜中のジョーク)’
Taeko Ohnuki (大貫妙子) – ‘Tokai (都会)’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Sparkle’
Mai Yamane (山根麻衣) – ‘Tasogare (たそがれ)’

About DJ Itch

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Based in Singapore, Itch is a sound selector and a vinyl collector. Itch has been actively collecting local vinyls since 2018, inspired by his passion for “local exotic funk a-go-go” music from the ’60s to early ’80s in Singapore, the Nusantara, and around the region, such as Nanyang a-go-go or Hala-Hala, Melayu-Indo funk-soul, Chinese disco, pop yeh yeh, Asian city pop, and other rare Asian groove music.

His vinyl DJ sets specialise in Asian sound and exotic music introducing forgotten local music gems from the past to modern listeners, and brings back nostalgic vibes for old-timers. Itch has appeared in various events in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Taiwan, also collaborated with DJs/performers from Singapore and around the region.

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Bro-Fi X’Mas Special

The Bro-Fi team kicks off Christmas with more hip-hop improv and laughter.

Listen to other Bro-Fi episodes:

Season 1 Rap-Up
Lineath
Sam Driscoll
Ratmir Johnson


About Bro-Fi

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Here at Bro-Fi, we focus on taking a jam-centric approach towards making music, creating a safe space where artists are able to vibe and groove with us. There will be mistakes, there will be laughs, and that is integral to what we stand for.

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Future of Work, Now by Salesforce

(Guest: Ebony Blackwith)

For this episode of Future of Work, Now by Salesforce, the company’s own Ebony Beckwith speaks on her life as a Black woman in the corporate world, and affecting change in her position for the greater good. ⁠

The Future of Work, Now podcast focuses on how we work and connect has fundamentally changed. It will highlight the people and businesses that are leading with values, changing the way we work, and bettering our community.

The podcast comprises four seasons where business leaders, members of the community, and thought-provoking guests will discuss key themes such as Business as a Platform for Change, Future of Work, Technology in Hyperspeed, and the Digital Imperative.

Listen to more episodes of Future of Work, Now by Salesforce:

Maya Hari
Nadya Hutagalung
Leow Yangfa
Theresa Goh


About Salesforce

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Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that brings customers and companies together. It’s one integrated CRM platform that gives all your departments — including marketing, sales, commerce, and service — a single, shared view of every customer.

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Something Private

A Philanthropist’s Mission to Empower Survivors of Sex Trafficking

17.12.20

60,000 women and minors are estimated by UNICEF to be victims of sex trafficking in the Philippines, with some as young as 7 years old. Rebecca Eu is on a mission to stop this.⁠

Rebecca — who has been volunteering in the Philippines since she was 20 — has heard one too many stories of girls forced into this sex trade to help lift their families out of poverty. ⁠

Today, her social enterprise Mei’s Own is putting survivors of sex trafficking in the Philippines to school by working with local artisans to make homeware.⁠

Listen to more episodes by Something Private:

Finding Love in Your Twenties, On a Wheelchair
To Love a Man With HIV

About Something Private

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On Something Private, we want to have three-am sleepover conversations about menstrual pains, vaginal warts, and how tough it is to be a female – except with an educated approach.

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Bro-Fi

Guest: Ratmir Johnson

A multi-talented musician who can sing and rap — and, maybe one day, save the world (his name a nod to the Dark Knight) — Ratmir Johnson steps into the studio with Bro-Fi for some improv magic.⁠

Listen to other Bro-Fi episodes:

Season 1 Rap-Up
Lineath
Sam Driscoll


About Bro-Fi

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Here at Bro-Fi, we focus on taking a jam-centric approach towards making music, creating a safe space where artists are able to vibe and groove with us. There will be mistakes, there will be laughs, and that is integral to what we stand for.

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Nightcap with DJ Itch

12.12.2020

Kanke (カンケ) – ‘Let’s Kiss Baby’
Noriyo Ikeda (池田典代) – ‘Dream In The Street’
Atsuko Hiyajo (比屋定篤子) – ‘Maware, Maware (まわれまわれ)’
Mai Yamane (山根麻衣) – ‘Tasogare (たそがれ)’
Kiyoshi Yamaya (山屋清) – ‘Sagi-Musume (鷺娘)’
Meiko Nakahara (中原めいこ) – ‘Ru-Ru-Ru-Russian Roulette’
Transs – ‘Jawab Nurani’
沈殿霞 – ‘天才與白癡’
Spectrum – ‘Tomato Ippatsu’
Flybaits – ‘Nirwana’
Uji Rashid – ‘Sani’
Meiko Nakahara (中原めいこ) – ‘Fantasy’
Kingo Hamada (濱田金吾) – ‘N.Y. City Marathon’
Anita Mui (梅艷芳) – ‘Oh No, Oh Yes!’
Makoto Matsushita (松下誠) – ‘First Light’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Solid Slider’
Mariya Takeuchi (竹内まりや) – ‘Sweetest Music’
Meiko Nakahara (中原めいこ) – ‘Funky Christmas’
Yurie Kokubu (国分友里恵) – ‘Tobashite Taxi Man (とばしてTaxi Man)’
Yasuha (泰葉) – ‘Flyday Chinatown’
Carlos T. & Omega Tribe – ‘Reiko’
AB’s – ‘Girl’
Yoshino Fujimal – ‘Who Are You?’
Anri – ‘Windy Summer’
Junko Yagami (八神純子) – ‘Tasogare No Bay City (黄昏のBay City)’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Sparkle’
Shojo-Tai (少女隊) – ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (君の瞳に恋してる)’
Miki Matsubara (松原みき) – ‘Stay With Me (真夜中のドア)’
Yuki Okazaki (岡崎友紀) – ‘Jamaican Affair’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Ride On Time’
Anita Mui (梅艷芳) – ‘尋愛’
Mariya Takeuchi (竹内まりや) – ‘Plastic Love’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Christmas Eve’
Tatsuro Yamashita (山下達郎) – ‘Spacey’

About DJ Itch

Instagram

Based in Singapore, Itch is a sound selector and a vinyl collector. Itch has been actively collecting local vinyls since 2018, inspired by his passion for “local exotic funk a-go-go” music from the ’60s to early ’80s in Singapore, the Nusantara, and around the region, such as Nanyang a-go-go or Hala-Hala, Melayu-Indo funk-soul, Chinese disco, pop yeh yeh, Asian city pop, and other rare Asian groove music.

His vinyl DJ sets specialise in Asian sound and exotic music introducing forgotten local music gems from the past to modern listeners, and brings back nostalgic vibes for old-timers. Itch has appeared in various events in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Taiwan, also collaborated with DJs/performers from Singapore and around the region.

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The Potluck Club

15.12.20

Guest: Global Mat Soul Kitchen

You’ve read his story: Singapore’s best biryani available over a private Instagram account, replete with black metal imagery and open orders that last under a minute.⁠

On this episode of The Potluck Club, hear from the man himself as he talks about the origins of Global Mat Soul Kitchen, along with the other facets of his creativity, which include poetry.⁠


About Global Mat Soul Kitchen

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The Naughtiest Brown Boy Alive™ refuses to be subjugated by religious crazies; so the Kitchen is NOW OPEN AGAIN! CASTEISTS FUCK OFF.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

14.12.20

After this episode of Coming Attractions was recorded, one of AFA’s films planned for December, No Hard Feelings, was not cleared for screening in its intended form. ⁠

Still, you’ll get to learn about the film, which centres a German-born Iranian falling for an Iranian immigrant, along with Blue Moon, an anthology film where each screening has a unique playback order, and the latest export from China’s growing slate of arthouse films, Damp Season.⁠

 

Listen to the episode on Spotify:

About Asian Film Archive

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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.