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

#choicecutsgoods #choicecutscoffee #takeitbacktuesday #tributetodjsani #matteblaccsg #matteblaccmusic #funk #soul #boogie #electro #hiphop #rhythmandblues #disco

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.



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!
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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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2449454481993342/

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.

#live #hiphop #choicecutsgoods #choicecutscoffee #jazz #recordstoreselects #singaporehiphop #singapore
#livemusic #sundayfunday #vinylrecords #recordstore #craftbeer #naturalwines #jazzyhiphop #jazzmatazz #matteblacc
#funk #soul

JAZZ & WINE RETURNS! – Feat. The Pocket Watchers

Sunday, 3rd February

7pm-10pm.

At Choice Cuts.

451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point.

By Table Booking (click here more info)

Visit Our Facebook Event Page

After a run of amazing standing room only gigs recently with our “Record Store Selects” series, we decided to take this opportunity to make a return to a more sit down affair with an intimate gig that pairs the jazzy stylings of Tim Stocker and The Pocket Watchers with a variety of beautiful wines from Portugal curated by Mark Lee of Colheitas Singapore. The wines are all natural ranging from minimal intervention, organic and biodynamic.

The Pocket Watchers

TimStocker

When a musician plays a groove that’s very solid and with a great feel…”, this is referred to informally as being “in the pocket”; when they “maintain this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket. The Pocket Watchers are a group of Singapore based musicians dedicated to exploring the pocket across a variety of musical styles with strong roots in Jazz, Funk and R&B. It’s a rotating door led by Saxophonist – Tim Stocker giving as many musicians as possible a chance to find their pocket in a creative and fun environment. The workshop moves around Singapore at places like The Hangar, Audace Restaurant, The Library, Employee’s Only, Lulu’s Lounge & B28.

About The Wines

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Domino Foxtrot 2016 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

This is an easy drinking, fresh and delicately scented blend of strawberry and raspberry, with a mineral finish. It’s a well-structured and finely honed wine that is refreshing on its own and is ideal for sipping or quaffing, or paired with light food. Field blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira & Muscat varietals. 

Niepoort Poeirinho 2015 (red) (Biodynamic Red Wine)

This is a classy wine that is aromatic, fruity and complex. It is incredibly fine, with smooth tannins, and presents delicate aromas. On the palate, this wine features saline and maritime notes typical of the calcareous terroir, and shows good structure, grip and precision. It is distinctly mineral and refreshing, with plenty of cherry, strawberry and wild berries, and has a long finish with linearity and firmness. 100% Baga grape varietal. 

Conceito Legitimo 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

A markedly fresh and easy drinking red from the Douro, with a soft and spicy lightness. On the nose, it reveals floral and rustic barnyard notes. On the palate, it offers good balance, fine tannins and an alluring intensity that makes one crave for another glass. Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This vibrant and supple natural red wine is produced from old vines with an average age of 50 years, consisting mainly of a field blend of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional grapes. With a complex nose of red fruit and small mountain flowers, this wine has a distinctive goût de terroir, expressing gentle notes of granite, minerality and fresh earth. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated and pure, with a lovely core of cherry and raspberry. The finish is elegant, fresh, tasty and long.

Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This charming natural red wine is made from vines with an average age of up to 90 years, and composed of a field blend of Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Baga. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. Presenting an aroma of fresh red forest fruits, tiny flowers and pine needles, this elegant wine is full of life and displays a beautiful granitic flavour and touch of spice on the palate, with a fresh and structured finish. ​

Antonio Madeira Colheita Branco 2015 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine) 

This lively white wine is made from vines with an average age of 50 years, and exhibits a floral bouquet and granite, with a touch of green olive. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. It is a fresh and youthful wine, and presents appealing complexity, delicious roundness and a salivating palate of lovely salinity, moist earth and fresh oyster on the finish.

Antonio Madeira Liberdade Branco 2017 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine)

This has no sulfites until bottling (and then just 15-20 mg/litre). It’s complex, mineral, spicy and reductive on the nose, while on the palate it is lively and intense with pear, citrus and spice. Amazing presence and complexity. Rating of 95/100.

Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 (white) (Organic White Wine)

Quinta do Ameal is the quality wine champion of Vinho Verde, dedicated to the Loureiro grape varietal. This is a beautiful organic and un-oaked wine, and is crisp, dry, fresh, floral and elegant, with a juicy citrus palate and lovely minerality. It is multilayered and feels gloriously alive, with a persistent finish that makes one drool. It is a natural pairing with oyster, prawn, crab, lobster, sashimi, sushi and various cooked seafood dishes. 

Please Note: Although priority will be given to table bookings for this event, we will accept a small number walk-ins who wish to stand and enjoy the gig. 

If you have been to our humble little record shop before, you will know us for pur casual atmosphere. By no means are we a plush jazz club. Our seating is made of hand made benches. Please refer to the images below to get an understanding of the seating arrangement and event layout before you choose your seating / ticket package.

 

JAZZ & WINE RETURNS NEXT SUNDAY! FEAT. THE POCKET WATCHERS

Sunday, 9th December

7pm-10pm.

At Choice Cuts.

451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point.

By Table Booking (click here more info)

Visit Our Facebook Event Page

After a run of amazing standing room only gigs recently with our “Record Store Selects” series, we decided to take this opportunity to make a return to a more sit down affair with an intimate gig that pairs the jazzy stylings of Tim Stocker and The Pocket Watchers with a variety of beautiful wines from Portugal curated by Mark Lee of Colheitas Singapore. The wines are all natural ranging from minimal intervention, organic and biodynamic.

The Pocket Watchers

TimStocker

When a musician plays a groove that’s very solid and with a great feel…”, this is referred to informally as being “in the pocket”; when they “maintain this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket. The Pocket Watchers are a group of Singapore based musicians dedicated to exploring the pocket across a variety of musical styles with strong roots in Jazz, Funk and R&B. It’s a rotating door led by Saxophonist – Tim Stocker giving as many musicians as possible a chance to find their pocket in a creative and fun environment. The workshop moves around Singapore at places like The Hangar, Audace Restaurant, The Library, Employee’s Only, Lulu’s Lounge & B28.

About The Wines

WhatsApp Image 2018-12-01 at 10.33.17 PM

Domino Foxtrot 2016 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

This is an easy drinking, fresh and delicately scented blend of strawberry and raspberry, with a mineral finish. It’s a well-structured and finely honed wine that is refreshing on its own and is ideal for sipping or quaffing, or paired with light food. Field blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira & Muscat varietals. 

Niepoort Poeirinho 2015 (red) (Biodynamic Red Wine)

This is a classy wine that is aromatic, fruity and complex. It is incredibly fine, with smooth tannins, and presents delicate aromas. On the palate, this wine features saline and maritime notes typical of the calcareous terroir, and shows good structure, grip and precision. It is distinctly mineral and refreshing, with plenty of cherry, strawberry and wild berries, and has a long finish with linearity and firmness. 100% Baga grape varietal. 

Conceito Legitimo 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

A markedly fresh and easy drinking red from the Douro, with a soft and spicy lightness. On the nose, it reveals floral and rustic barnyard notes. On the palate, it offers good balance, fine tannins and an alluring intensity that makes one crave for another glass. Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This vibrant and supple natural red wine is produced from old vines with an average age of 50 years, consisting mainly of a field blend of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional grapes. With a complex nose of red fruit and small mountain flowers, this wine has a distinctive goût de terroir, expressing gentle notes of granite, minerality and fresh earth. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated and pure, with a lovely core of cherry and raspberry. The finish is elegant, fresh, tasty and long.

Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This charming natural red wine is made from vines with an average age of up to 90 years, and composed of a field blend of Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Baga. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. Presenting an aroma of fresh red forest fruits, tiny flowers and pine needles, this elegant wine is full of life and displays a beautiful granitic flavour and touch of spice on the palate, with a fresh and structured finish. ​

Antonio Madeira Colheita Branco 2015 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine) 

This lively white wine is made from vines with an average age of 50 years, and exhibits a floral bouquet and granite, with a touch of green olive. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. It is a fresh and youthful wine, and presents appealing complexity, delicious roundness and a salivating palate of lovely salinity, moist earth and fresh oyster on the finish.

Antonio Madeira Liberdade Branco 2017 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine)

This has no sulfites until bottling (and then just 15-20 mg/litre). It’s complex, mineral, spicy and reductive on the nose, while on the palate it is lively and intense with pear, citrus and spice. Amazing presence and complexity. Rating of 95/100.

Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 (white) (Organic White Wine)

Quinta do Ameal is the quality wine champion of Vinho Verde, dedicated to the Loureiro grape varietal. This is a beautiful organic and un-oaked wine, and is crisp, dry, fresh, floral and elegant, with a juicy citrus palate and lovely minerality. It is multilayered and feels gloriously alive, with a persistent finish that makes one drool. It is a natural pairing with oyster, prawn, crab, lobster, sashimi, sushi and various cooked seafood dishes. 

Please Note: Although priority will be given to table bookings for this event, we will accept a small number walk-ins who wish to stand and enjoy the gig. 

WEFUNK RADIO TAKE-OVER AT THE CUTS THIS SATURDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER!

If you are in the know about Funk & Soul, you are probably no stranger to WEFUNK RADIO. Co-founder DJ STATIC will be gracing our decks tomorrow with the support of our very own JNR & DREM and Pushin’On Collective’s DJ Chunk and Dave Code. It kicks off at 7pm till midnight.

No Cover and $10 craft beers and house pour spirits.

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