It’s been a slow but steady revival for vinyl records here in Singapore. While buying and collecting CDs have lost much of its lustre, the opposite is true for vinyl records, thanks in no small part to their signature sound quality and sleek sleeves.
Fans of the analog format should definitely mark down Mar 31 on their calendars for the third coming of The Analog Assembly, an annual vinyl trade fair and music event set to take place at The Intermission Bar after a one-year hiatus. Those who went down for the previous one will know what to expect—a kaleidoscopic vinyl marketplace where individual collectors, record label owners and dealers the likes of The Analog Vault, For The Record and Surface Noise gather to buy and sell. You’ll likely spend hours leafing through boxes upon boxes of LPs or just shooting the breeze with fellow aficionados of analog music.
Keeping things upbeat at the fair is DJ twosome Candy Says, who’ll be spinning an eclectic three-hour all-vinyl set of shoegaze, alt-rock, indie electronica and more from 2pm. Then taking over the decks for two hours from 5pm is Ramesh Krishnan, armed with genres ranging from jazz and boogie to tech house and even drum and bass.
While geeking out, don’t forget to fuel up with The Intermission Bar’s usual selection of craft beers, wine, coffee and food. And if you’re like us, sneak in a screening at The Projector into your schedule too.
The Analog Assembly takes place Mar 31, 2pm-8pm at The Intermission Bar. Also check out our list of the seven best vinyl record stores in Singapore.