Dong Tai Du (DTD) is a local indie music label founded by the guy behind the DIY gig space Live Fact, Shane, and Tat of instrumental rock band NAO. DTD has organised music festivals since 2008, and the fourth one will be a three-stage music event featuring a bill of largely local and regional artistes.
In Black Box, you can find the Electronic Music Stage and the Rock Music Stage. The Electronic Music Stage will kickstart the festival with eight local acts which includes Goh Lee Kwang and Akhyla‘s family of producers such as Shelhiel, VMPRMYTH + Reddi Rocket, and Nero One + YAHNA. Furthermore, there’s the ambient electronica of Dae Kim (he’ll probably drop some hip hop tracks or two, you may never know), Ng Chor Guan, dream poppers KOKKAMANGO, and Shoupihou (Skinny Monkey). On the rock front, expect a total of twelve bands to grace the stage, for instance Taiwanese musicians HUSH and Frost Tears, as well as Prune Deer of Hong Kong. Additionally, electronic duo Like Silver, dayDream, Straw, Foxlore, Yessssss (Yong Yandsen + Sudarshan + Kok Siew Wai), Loch, post-rock band mutesite, Skits and Tinnitux will perform too.
Over in White Box, DTD will hold the Acoustic Music Stage. Musicians Hell Low,Tangerine Wong, Ally Lew, Hugo Yap, Lai Ze Ren, Reeve Jia Ming, SMAP (Serene Music Academy), and UM Yao Lan Shou can be anticipated to deliver performances that are stripped bare, where lyricism and melodies take centre stage. Besides that, the fairer venue will have an open mic session where buskers or anyone, really, are welcomed to set up an impromptu performance with their own guitar and/or any gear. Furthermore, there’s a creative market displaying the handmade crafts of vendors and artists, a few white partition boards will exhibit some music artwork by various designers, and finally, any keen gig-goers can attend a talk on local indie culture.
As evidenced above, DTD Music Festival is a staggering locally organised music and creative arts festival that we recommend you to check out.
Date Saturday 16 January – Sunday 17 January ’16
Venue Black Box and White Box, Publika
Cover RM58 (Student) / RM78 (Second-Day Show Only) / RM98 (Two-Day Pass) / RM258 (Two-Day Pass for 3 Pax)