Secret underground soirees are the best

Block parties may have become a staple in Singapore’s nightlife scene over the past months, happening everywhere from Keong Saik to Amoy Street to Circular Road. Who can resist the great vibes, delicious food and drinks, silly dancing and banging tunes on a street full of friendly partygoers?

Warehouse parties on the other hand, are few and far between. But when they do happen, the organizers usually get it right; which is why we’re excited that Escape 56 are the ones hosting Roman Flugel, one of the biggest names in the electronic music scene, in our sunny island come Nov 3.

Escape 56: St James Power Station featuring The Red Axes. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

For a country whose nightlife scene is usually relegated to the usual haunts week in and week out, this is a pretty big deal. And besides, it’s Escape 56; the same pop-up series by Blackout—a music agency by local party maverick Zig Zach—and Jagermeister, which brought us some of the wildest and dizzying parties in off-beat locations like that gritty, hidden industrial warehouse in Bukit Merah and the factory-esque space in St James Powerhouse. Did we also mention that this would be Flugel’s debut in the region?

The German producer has been in the game for more than two decades, producing an impressive discography across various monikers like Soylent Green, Roman IV and Eight Miles High; each with its own stand-out musical direction. While his excessive screechy techno banger “Geht’s Noch?” (the track that was born out of fellow techno figurehead Sven Vath’s request to include on his label’s compilation) may be credited for his rise in the scene, his versatility and ability to hit all the right buttons—whether its with bleeps and bloops of his house tracks, idiosyncratic techno expressions or classical melodies—are the main contributors to his success.

Also happening at the yet to be announced warehouse, Colossal Photos, the team who tirelessly helps partygoers remember where they were, who they were with and what they were doing the night before, will be showcasing some of their best works in the second room. And yes, there’ll be a photo booth.

First release tickets flew off the rack within the first half hour, but you can still get your tickets at $45 via Waave. More info here. If past editions of Escape 56 are anything to go by, here's what you can expect:

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