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Ep 1: A Culture

Where do you belong?

Published: 11 Oct 2021

Duration: 09:27

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Ep 2: A Voice

Follow KC Meals to hell and back.

Published: 11 Oct 2021

Duration: 17:51

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Ep 3: A Person 

The friend that got away. 

Published: 11 Oct 2021

Duration: 5:42

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Ep 4: A Movement 

How Baybeats became Baybeats.

Published: 11 Oct 2021

Duration: 9:20

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Add to Playlist

An Esplanade Commission
Presented by Baybeats
Produced by Not Safe For TV

Advisory: These videos contain some coarse language and mature content.

Episode 1

A Culture

What happens when what you want isn’t what everyone else expects of you? Meet the misfits. They’re the ones whom you secretly watch; they’re bold, different, self-assured; they don’t (or won’t) conform. These artists have carved out a space for themselves in music, where labels that don't have record in them don't matter, and where their voices are heard.

Episode 2

A Voice

At the peak of his music career, KC Meals had it all: a band that was blowing up the scene, budding romance and a barbershop business that was taking off. Then came the drop. Follow his story—to hell and back.

Advisory: This video contains some coarse language and mature content.

Episode 3

A Person

This is a short one—about music, about growing up and you. Watch two BFFs get punk rock under their skin and commiserate over a friendship that might be lost forever.

Episode 4

A Movement

How did Baybeats begin and what is its place in our local music scene? We talk to founders, organisers, producers and musicians who’ve been touched in some way by the mecca of alt-music on this island, to mark 20 (legendary) years of Baybeats, Singapore’s biggest alternative music festival.

FEATURING
John Chiong, Co-founding Producer
Razi Razak, Co-founding Producer
Leonard Soosay, Music Producer
Annabelle Faye Danker, Former Baybeats Production Lead
Ravi Sivalingam, Director of Operations, Esplanade
Cecilia Chow, Former Baybeats Programming Lead
Isaac Chiew, Big Duck
Chester Eu, Big Duck
Hung Weining, Producer for LUCFest Taiwan

About the series

In Add to Playlist, we explore four universal themes that are triggered by emotions experienced through the music of Baybeats: A movement, a voice, a person, a culture. Created in collaboration with NSFTV, these intimate playlists feature stories of all sorts of individuals who have been involved with the festival in different capacities, who are from Singapore and abroad. In these narratives, Add to Playlist also reveals what the Baybeats brand is and has stood for 20 years in the scene and counting—the festival's history, being a platform for bands, giving a voice to subcultures in Singapore and the region, as well as its commitment to the music of our culture.

Add these videos to your playlist and allow yourself to see how the music of Baybeats is a part of our identity, our lives, and our culture.

Acknowledgement:

Not Safe For TV

Not Safe For TV (NSFTV) is an online visual magazine by The Hummingbird Co. that creates experimental video content in both narrative and documentary formats. By pushing the boundaries of storytelling and filmmaking with new perspectives, NSFTV seeks to be the alternative voice for the bold and the curious.

 

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