Monthly Archive: October 2012

ZOUKOUT : A Dance Music Festival

SYNOPSIS
Escape the shackles of your mind, release the unbridled imagination of your subconscious and journey with us as we trip the light fantastic at ZoukOut 2012. As our bodies and minds are bent like elastic, we’ll dance with wild abandon and slip into a surrealist’s fantasy as we celebrate all things larger-than-life.

Nothing can quite prepare you for The Surreal Seaside; a veritable sandy fantasy where things aren’t quite what they seem and you’ll have to pinch yourself twice to make sure you’re not seeing things in these dream-like surroundings.

This year’s edition, come experience the most power-packed line-up to ever hit ZoukOut! Running the gamut from Electro, Trance, House, Techno to Mambo, Hip Hop and Pop, join the thousands of other like-minded partygoers as we collectively create a musical mélange of never-before-seen proportions.

For the first time ever, access the hidden corridors of your mind and around the beach over 2 unforgettable nights on 7 and 8 December at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island from 9pm – 4am and 8pm – 8am respectively.

Celebrating 12 magical years of music, dance and art in the great sandy outdoors, ZoukOut 2012 promises to satiate your inner hunger for a festival experience unlike any other whether it’s the phenomenal line-up or the jaw-dropping surprises that behold you in their gaze at every corner to lead you into uplifting raptures. Just what will you spy with your little eyes? Something beginning with ZoukOut 2012!

EVENT DATE
7-8 Dec 2012
07 Dec 2012, Fri, 9pm – 4am
08 Dec 2012, Sat, 8pm – 8am

DURATION
Approx 17 hrs – 2 days

INTERVAL
N.A.

VENUE
Sentosa, Siloso Beach

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
07 Dec 2012 – S$88
08 Dec 2012 – S$98

S$158 for 2 Days Package
[No further credit card discounts for the 2 Day Ticket Packages]

http://www.sistic.com.sg

Yuna ”Live” in Singapore 2012

SYNOPSIS
Music is one of the most powerful forces of unification. It has the power to heal, the power to help, the power to inspire, and the power to change.

Yuna understands the importance of music and has the ability to write songs that transcend any and all boundaries. With her soft vocals and warm acoustic guitar, this singer-songwriter crafts intriguing and infectious ruminations on life, love, and so much more.

Growing up in Malaysia, Yuna was first inspired by the universal appeal of acts like No Doubt, The Cranberries, and Fiona Apple. At the age of 19, while in law school, she picked up a guitar and began to fervently write. She released her self-titled EP in Malaysia in 2008. The single “Deeper Conversation” became a massive success and went on to win the title of Best English Song at the 2009 AIM Awards, Malaysia’s national music awards. Yuna swept the ceremony, garnering Best Pop Song and Song of the Year for her Malay song, “Dan Sebenarnya”.

Yuna joined FADER Label in summer 2010 and released her digital EP Decorate in March 2011, which had fans, critics from Billboard, KEXP, The New York Post, and even Russell Simmons himself, who raved, “an amazing new singer…her music is incredible”, all instantly praising her talents. Also in 2011, SPIN featured Yuna in their Buzzcatcher piece, “Eight Bands You Need to Hear Now” and she gave a stellar performance before a packed audience at MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band in the World” concert in New York City. Yuna was nominated as “Favorite Asian Act” at the 25th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards where she appears in the category alongside artists Agnes Monica from Indonesia, Charice from Philippines, and Wonder Girls from Korea.Yuna also was a finalist in the “Best New Band in the World” competition and the show aired live on MTV’s HD Screen in New York’s legendary Times Square and was also streamed live worldwide on MTVIggy.com.

In January 2012, Yuna released “Live Your Life”, the first single from her forthcoming full-length album. It started getting airplay immediately at Sirius – The Loft, KCRW and KROQ. The music video premiered on MTV2 and was featured on the homepage of VEVO.com. Yuna’s self-titled album was released on April 24, 2012.

Guest Artists

1) Diandra Arjunaidi

Artiste’s Info : http://www.facebook.com/diandraarjunaidi/info

Diandra is Yuna Room Records’ first signed artist.

She was founded like many other young stars today. The power of social networking gave this 19 year old the chance to kickstart her singer-songwriter career, and there has been no looking back.

2) The Stoned Revivals

Artiste’s Info : http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stoned-Revivals/83261969646?sk=info

The premium Indie band since 1990 will reunite for an exclusive performance to its fans. Look out for Esam Salleh & friends who will mesmerized you with their experimental melodic tunes.

READY STEADY GO!

EVENT DATE
7 Nov 2012
Wed, 8.00pm

DURATION
Approx 2hrs 30 mins

INTERVAL
N.A.

VENUE
Kallang Theatre

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$98, S$68
Restricted View – S$68

http://www.sistic.com.sg

How To Get Android OTA Updates

While googling, I found this link that guided me step-by-step to get Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 into my Nexus 7.

But there is a quick little trick that will push the OTA update into my Nexus 7 immediately.

1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All

2. Find Google Services Framework.

3. Tap on Force Stop.

4. Select Clear Data.

5. Head back to the Nexus 7’s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.

This trick was taken from this site.