The 1 World Music Festival Phase 3 Part 1 lineup is out, and in typical 1 World fashion, it’s filled with some of the most highly vaunted names in music. This is an A-list that contains the likes of Yann Cavaille, Choice37, N*E*R*D, MSSL CMMND, m-flo, Idiotape, Justin Michael, Seraphim Yami, Krafty Kuts, Kitty coda, DJ Melo, I Am Jesse, DJ Mad, Connor Cruise and Minami. These are some of the most talented music maestros in their genre. Yann Cavaille has played regularly in France, the UK and Spain. He is a veteran of the South Korean club scene and has seen it go from half-empty clubs to full sell-out shows. Choice37 is a name well known in the music industry for his work with the like of Big Bang, 2NE1 and G-Dragon. His music production contributed immensely to the rise of k-pop across the world. This time around, this musical genius, whose own background is in the Southern California hip hop scene, will be in Singapore to show 1 World Music Festival goers that he can drop a sizzling hot beat himself.
Obviously, nobody should miss N*E*R*D. No one Ever Really Dies and these guys will live through their music into immortality. They’ve produced innumerable hits for top artistes likes Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani and many, many other stars. Their own musical demands are intense and they will accept only the highest standards of their own music. They once threw out an entire year’s worth of work because “it didn’t feel right.” Now, that’s dedication for you.
Stage production is going wonderfully too, but the organisers remain tight-lipped about details except to promise only the best support to its artistes in terms of equipment and choreography. The Marina Barrage is ready to turn into a massive display of light, music and high energy entertainment fit for a celebratory weekend in the cosmopolitan city-state.
The 1 World Music Festival Phase 2 announcement revealed Moby and Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion. Phase 1 released Iggy Azalea, Tinie Tempah, Far East Movement, Cosmic Gate and Yuna, among many others. Now, the Festival continues its trademark ability to pull in a powerhouse of established music-makers. It’s hard to ignore the fact that Singapore has hardly seen the likes of a music event this big and glamorous. It’s definitely a milestone in Singapore music event history and you’ll want to be there so you can say you were there when the country first drew in such a splendid star-studded selection.