Dilla Day: A Tribute – This Saturday – 22nd February 6pm!

Dilla Day: A Tribute

We invite all music lovers to celebrate the life and beats of the late, great J.Dilla!

Featuring live sets by E R I – Ashley Erianah of Darker Than Wax (Beats & Vocals) & Chunk of Pushin’On Crew (SP404), and a special VJ set by Senja, JNR will also join the 3 in a back-2-back DJ set to wrap up the evening, as we RAISE IT UP and pay tribute to the music legacy of Jay Dee – that has influenced infinitely – many music tastemakers, DJs, producers and the mighty fine art of beatmaking.

Posters of Dilla will be on sale during the event + DONUTS..
FREE ENTRY!

More info at the Sign Up Link!

A Matteblacc Tribute To DJ Furen aka Sani Wang

This Saturday at Choice Cuts is special one, as Matteblacc pay Tribute To DJ Furen aka Sani Wang

To those who know DJ Furen know that his birthday falls on NYE. And though we really wanted to do a very special “Take It Back Tuesday!” on the 31st, previous work commitments made it impossible. But now that everyone has pretty much returned to their regular routine, the Matteblacc crew wanted to take this chance to have a little belated birthday gathering to let him know that he is always in our hearts and that his music lives on through us. If you are a fan of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Disco, Boogie, Old Skool, Freestyle, Electro and all that feel good stuff that Sani loved… then don’t miss this jam on Saturday!

$10nett House Pours Before 10pm.

No Cover!

Saturday, 18th January, 2020.

7pm-11pm.

RSVP

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Taste of Portugal Returns For February 2020

🇵🇹 Taste of Portugal 🇵🇹


-Wine, Petiscos & Music-


After an overwhelming response to our “Taste of Portugal” event series in 2019, we all decided to share the festive vibe once again for 2020 with those who enjoyed it so much, and to those who felt so sad they missed out last year.


Come join us this special night as we celebrate the charm and magic of Portugal, its vibrant Petisqueiras, pairing some award-winning natural wines all over 🇵🇹 with a spread of Petiscos and other delightful bites. This unique and colourful event is a collaboration between our Portuguese and Singapore-based Musician/Producer/DJ and friend of Choice Cuts, Alexandre Talhinhas ( @alxtalhinhas ) and Mark Lee( @markleeintl ) of Colheitas , who is also a close friend to the Cuts and our Portuguese wine supplier. It’ll be a casual evening with some lovely wines to taste along with superb music to groove to, as you experience the culture of Portugal. Saúde e Bom Apetite!


**Date: Saturday, 15th February
Time: 7pm-11pm
Music by: AI:x**
Cover of $30 includes a choice of glass of Portuguese Natural Wines and some complimentary Petiscos and other delightful bites including some home made comfort food favourites by Alex.


Flights of the various wines on offer will be available to help you choose your favourite if you are thinking about ordering by the bottle.



Bottles of your favourite Portuguese wines are also available for take home consumption at the end of the night.



Take It Back Tuesdays – A DJ Furen Tribute

It’s been just over a year and one month since our dear friend, Sani aka DJ Furen left us. And he will forever be remembered as he touched our hearts with his kind soul with his passion, his music and his zest for life. For those who don’t know, Take it back Tuesday is a weekly night started by DJ Furen. It’s a night that began at Fat Buddha Bar in NYC and in respect for its founder, to this day it continues to live on. Continuing in that tradition, on Tuesday, 17th September, we will host a very special edition of “Take It Back Tuesday” at the Cuts as a tribute to him. Sani’s family has been so kind to donate his record collection for this event in an effort to share his passion with friends, old and new. We will be selling these records on their behalf on that evening so that we can donate to a charity for cancer research. We hope you can join us!

This is a call out to all our DJs & homies who want to pay homage to our brother. Come out, have a jam! Dance with us! And cop a few of Sani’s favourite records as a keep sake or for the cause!

Confirmed to Jam are:
Matt Sekiya aka MZA (Matteblacc)
Anaiz Nez aka Senja (Revision Music)
Shane Tan aka DJ Shane2Sweet (Matteblacc)
Keith Colaco aka KFC
Dre Reyes aka DREM (Matteblacc)
Jnr Tlrso aka JNR (Matteblacc)
Alham Arms Kadir aka ARMS1 (Matteblacc)

Hendrick’ss & Double Dutch Tonic Promo:
2 Hendrick’s Gin with choice of one flavour of Double Dutch
Only $30 (UP$34).

Tacos will also be on the menu so bring your appetite!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page.

Choice Cuts x Music Matters – Urban Night

Choice Cuts x Music Matters – Urban Night
Featuring Keiko Necesario (PH), Jamilla (AU), Flannel Albert (US), and T$oko (AU)

Saturday 14th September
7pm-11pm
Free Gig! No Cover!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page to let us know your interested in coming!

In collaboration with Music Matters Live 2019 / Music Matters, The Cuts is proud to present an artist showcase of musicians ranging from soulful singer-songwriters to Hip Hop artists as part of the fringe program of the conference happening from 16th to 18th.

Keiko Necesario (PH)
First noticed from the first Philippine Popular Music Festival. She writes music from the heart and sings everyday. There’s nothing she can imagine loving more than family, melodies, lyrics, inspirations, romantic gestures, movies, dinners, hang outs, friends, fans, love, faith, jokes, courage, kindness, creativity, world, and her dogs. Follow her on twitter: @keikosoundslike

Influenced by Taylor Swift’s honesty and wit, Daughter’s serenity, Nat King Cole’s vibe, Joan Jett’s rebellion, and Barbie Almalbis’ melodies.

Jamilla (AU)
Jamilla combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive and politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

In her short time performing music, Jamilla has already caught the eye of many members of the music community landing support spots for some of Perth’s finest including Stella Donnelly, Demon Days and Abbe May and National supports for Thelma Plum, Alex The Astronaut , Mojo Juju, Tijuana Cartel, Sex On Toast and 30/70; as well as appearing on festivals including Hidden Treasures, Perth Festival, and WAMFest.
Her debut, self-produced single “Beautiful” was launched in April of 2018 to a sold out show and left audiences in awe of this new, artistically independent producer and performer. Following her stellar debut release, Jamilla released her sophomore single “King” in sprint of 2018 which was joined by her debut National Australian Tour where she captivated new audiences around the country. During the same debut year, Jamilla also racked up an impressive 4 nominations for the 2018 WAM Awards.

In 2019 Jamilla returns after a three month writing hiatus where she spent time collaborating with producers including Tobacco Rat, Ukiyo, JCAL and others to work on developing her sound and production skillset. But don’t be misled, Jamilla’s new music is still her own from top to tail. On April 17th Jamilla launches her hard-hitting, impassioned and charged single “Bloom” which will be accompanied by an 18 date tour around the country featuring shows alongside Tijuana Cartel as well as her own headline shows.

Flannel Albert (US)
is a melodic hip-hop artist based in Los Angeles, CA.

He started in music from the young age of four, studying classical piano and music theory. Though he was raised in Portland, the rapper lived in Korea for a few years where his first project topped independent online music charts in Korea. He eventually settled in Brooklyn where he delved into hip-hop and joined the WH9LE Collective. The artist now resides in Los Angeles.

Flannel Albert’s music is an eclectic blend, reflecting his personal taste in music. Citing influences such as Drake, Childish Gambino, Sufjan Stevens, and Chance the Rapper, he fuses his classical music training with upbeat pop vibes all while incorporating electronic sounds, clever lyricism, and vibrant energy.

He is best known for his tracks aok, Asian Glow (w/ Filthy The Kid feat. Jesediah), and Centerfold (feat. Kendyle Paige), which have been featured on Spotify’s Editorial playlists. He wrote and was featured on Jon Chua JX’s breakout single in 2019, Ready for Ya.

T$OKO (AU)
“This music is my heart and soul.
It should tell you who I am more than I ever will or can.
I feel honoured to be able to share these vibes with the world because even though sometimes you can be misunderstood, you get the chance to express yourself – through this escape”

Hailing from Harare Zimbabwe, T$oko was destined to confute stigmas associated to impervious cultural restraints and draw on profound exposure from his musically diversified household. Coupled with tutoring of practical music awareness in formative school years; T$oko became acquainted with an aptitude to write – often harnessing the energy and dynamics of peers whom shared this propensity.

Evoking honourable recognition among those familiar with T$oko’s music; he is garnered by admirable acclaim as a credible solo artist within the notoriously competitive Perth music scene. Exhibiting spirited determination to connect with his audience on a personal level, T$oko proves his own mastery – eluding conformity of mainstream commercialism and establishing a refreshing uniqueness.

T$oko’s approach actively supports, and demonstrates equality to all artists, by reassuring abolishment of unnecessary discontinuity rivalled by dissimilar musical interests. He advocates music be devoid of judgement and suppression, instead instilling and maintaining its rich legacy through existing reciprocation between artists shared affinity for music.

T$oko’s debut track ‘Blasphemy/Mirror’ dropped in mid 2017, later accompanied by a double release of ‘Fourth Quarter’ and ‘Hakuna Matata’. These lyrical masterpieces gained acknowledgement and support by TRIPLE J and Triple J Unearthed. February 2018, was particularly memorable for T$oko after being announced victor of the TRIPLE J Unearthed Laneway Festival Competition. There, he performed alongside International artists: Anderson Paak, Mac DeMarco, and The Internet – to name a few.

A month later in March on the East Coast, T$oko supported the likes of International Hip-Hop artists/producers Wale, Metro Booming, Tyga, Madentyo and Lil Wayne at the sold-out Jumanji Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. Triple J Unearthed also dubbed T$oko an artist to ‘watch out for in 2018’, as well as a notable starting 5 independent hip-hop artists in Australia at the moment.

He added to his impressive list of collaborations by featuring on ‘Vibe’, a single from one of Australia’s largest EDM Producers – Just A Gent, amassing over 300K Spotify streams within the first few months of 2018 alone.T$oko also succeeded in earning his place in the first round acts announced on the Big Sound Lineup, which is the cornerstone of Australia’s new music festival.

It’s irrefutable, T$oko has witnessed strength to strength along his musical journey of genius. 2019, will undoubtedly showcase the tenacity, spirit and flawless workmanship of an undisputed artist, rising to new challenges and exceeding his musical parameters.

The creative-lab is already cooking in 2019, with already an opening slot performance at the Fall festival after-party for Anderson Paak’s Band – The Freenationals, a debut E.P in the works, features and multiple singles in the pipe-line too.

Without giving away ‘too much too soon’ – you can certainly appreciate that T$oko’s artistic merits will be sure to please.

Learn more about Music Matters by visiting http://musicmatters.asia/

Record Store Selects – Ruckus LIVE!



On Sunday, 15th of September, the band that kicked it all off at our inaugural session of “Record Store Selects…” is back!
And if you slept on the previouse gigs, allow us to be the first to introduce you to the smoothed out vibes of this funky ensemble called “Ruckus.”

Do take note, you won’t be sitting much as Ruckus is known to get the crowd dancing the night away. So bring your dancing shoes!

Featuring the always-dynamic Maceo on vocal (USA), Nolan on keys (Australia), JP on bass (SG), and former James Brown dummer Erik Hargrove (USA) behind the kit, Ruckus plays some of your favourite old-school soul classics with grooves so deep you’ll need to come up for air! Including R&B and funk classics by timeless artists including Maxwell, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Terence Trent D’Arby, this is one soul journey you definitely want to be part of.

7pm – 11pm
Sunday, 15th September
Live Jazz, Funk & Soul Music.
$20 cover, with a complimentary drink (non-alcoholic or standard house-pour spirits, beers and wine)

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page Or Buy Tickets Now!

Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee
451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point., Singapore 427664

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#funk #soul

30 Years & Rising – A Tribute To De La Soul’s 3 Feet And Rising

30 Years & Rising – A Tribute To De La Soul’s 3 Feet And Rising

It’s no secret that Matteblacc and The Cuts love De La Soul. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be co-promoters (with Collective Minds and Soul Vibes Asia) to the upcoming gig with DJ Maseo (De La Soul) happening on the 13th of June at Kilo Lounge!

And to further show our love, we are paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of their debut album, 3 Feet And Rising as a pre-gig party happening on the 5th of June (Hari Raya Puasa), where DJs from Matteblacc and DJ JUSTO will laying down the grooves from 5pm onwards!

PRE-EVENT PROMOTION
Early Bird tickets are sold out. So if you still want to get a decent discount on tickets, look no further. We have a limited amount of discounted tickets only available on the day itself. Cop your tickets at the Cuts at $35 while they last!

PRE-EVENT TICKET GIVEAWAY
We are giving away 2 tickets to the gig! But it’s a game of pure luck, and to participate, you have to have an appetite for beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer that it! Because under 2 bottles in our fridge are winning ticket stickers. It’s completely random so drink PBR and try your luck at free tickets for the Maseo gig. PBRs are $10 each.

Visit our Facebook Page and RSVP!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
ABOUT THE MASEO GIG:
DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) PRESENTED BY COLLECTIVE MINDS X MATTEBLACC X SOUL VIBES ASIA

We’re super excited to bring DJ Maseo from the legendary hip hop outfit De La Soul here to you in Singapore! Get ready for another epic night at Kilo Lounge alongside local heroes JNR, DREM & DJ JUSTO!

—- TICKETS —-

EARLY BIRD – $30
ADVANCE – $40
DOOR – $50

Tickets – http://bit.ly/DJMASEOSG
—- DETAILS —-

TIME – 10pm
DATE – 13th June, 2019
LOCATION – Kilo Lounge

—- DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) —-

Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul is undoubtedly a key figure in hip hop history.

De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of
untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut “3 Feet High & Rising.”

They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest and were among the first major acts to work with deceased hip hop icon J-Dilla.

De La is perhaps the “oldest” functioning hip hop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having “fell off” as they
continue to stay relevant collaborating with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, MF Doom, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano and Madlib amongst others.

Their “downtime” music release within the gap of their their most recent albums (2003 and 2016) was also innovative; put out by Nike, who also released a De La Soul limited edition Dunk sneaker which sold out at retail immediately and can now be found on Ebay for upwards of $500.

Their biggest song to date came from left field somewhat: Damon Albarn from Blur was such a fan that he enlisted De La to participate on his 2nd Gorillaz album which gave birth to “Feel Good Inc” – the biggest single ever for both De La and Gorillaz.

De La toured with Gorillaz worldwide where Damon would have entire stadiums chant Maseo’s name to prompt his now
infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of “Feel Good Inc” and Maseo was often found DJ’ing at the afterparties.

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Taste of Portugal: A Portugal National Day Special – 8th June 2019

*Viva Portugal* 🇵🇹

Taste of Portugal
A Portugal National Day Special

-Wine, Petiscos & Music-

After an overwhelming response to our “Taste of Portugal” event in March, we all decided that we’d seize the moment during the weekend just before Portugal National Day to share the festive vibe once again with those who enjoyed it so much, and to those who felt so sad they missed out the first time around.

Come join us this special night as we celebrate the charm and magic of Portugal, its vibrant Petisqueiras, pairing some award-winning natural wines all over 🇵🇹 with a spread of Petiscos and other delightful bites. This unique and colourful event is a collaboration between our Portuguese and Singapore-based Musician/Producer/DJ and friend of Choice Cuts, Alexandre Talhinhas ( @alxtalhinhas ) and MarKino L. Casiano ( @markleeintl ) of Colheitas , who is also a close friend to the Cuts and our Portuguese wine supplier. It’ll be a casual evening with some lovely wines to taste along with superb music to groove to, as you experience the culture of Portugal. Saúde e Bom Apetite!

**Date: Saturday, 8th June
Time: 6pm-11pm
Music by: AI:x**

Cover of $25 includes a choice of glass of Portuguese Natural Wines and some complimentary Petiscos and other delightful bites.

If you are looking for more substantial plates, there some homestyle dishes that can be ordered a la carte as well.

Flights of the various wines on offer will be available to help you choose your favourite if you are thinking about ordering by the bottle.

Bottles of your favourite Portuguese wines are also available for take home consumption at the end of the night.

Visit our Facebook Event Page

Buy Tickets Now!

Record Store Selects – Ruckus LIVE! with Singapore Soul Club

It seems like Ruckus just absolutely smashes it every time they play at Choice Cuts with their repertoire of Funk and Soul Anthems. So it’s no surprise that we have them back once again for another intimate session of “Record Store Selects”. And if you are a fan of soul singers like Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Vivian Green and Angie Stone, then Ruckus’ feature lead vocalist, LA Benjamin will not disappoint!

And if you have been before, you will know us for the casual affair that we put together. Everyone’s on their feet and grooving to the band. So bring your dancing shoes and tell your friends about one of the best kept secrets of the east coast, where a congregation of music lovers get together to ease into the next week by nourishing themselves with some funk and soul.

Ruckus

Turn on, tune in, and groove out! Featuring the always-entertaining LA Benjamin on vocal (Canada), Nolan Bradbury on keys (Australia), JP on bass (SG), and former James Brown dummer Erik Hargrove (USA) behind the kit, Ruckus plays some of your favourite R&B classics with grooves so deep you’ll need to come up for air! The Ruckus set sees the band let loose with timeless tunes by artists including Maxwell, Stevie Wonder, and Terence Trent D’Arby, through to modern day gurus like Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, and D’Angelo, making this one soul exploration you definitely want to be part of.

Singapore Soul Club Events
Singapore Soul Club jumps in this edition with DJs Honey and Soulful Si setting the vibes with a selection of soul music, Northern Soul, Motown, Mod, Ska and 60s Beat, playing strictly vinyl.

7pm – 11pm
Sunday, 24th March
Live Jazz, Funk & Soul Music.
$20 cover, with a complimentary drink (non-alcoholic or standard house-pour spirits, beers and wine)

Promo:
$50 Domino Foxtrot 2016 – Minimal Intervention Red Wine by the Bottle (U.P. $55)

$50 Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 – Organic White Wine by the Bottle (U.P. $55)

$10 Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee
451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point., Singapore 427664

As it’s kind of cozy at our events due to limited space, we would greatly appreciate it if you took the time to click “Going” at our Facebook Event Page so we know to expect you.

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#livemusic #sundayfunday #vinylrecords #recordstore #craftbeer #naturalwines #jazzyhiphop #jazzmatazz #matteblacc
#funk #soul

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