This week's 'Dawn to Dusk' music playlist is contributed by local indie electronic duo .gif (pronounced as "dot jif"). First up we've weish or Chew Wei Shan, the main vocalist who uses live loops to create a multi-layered landscape of sounds with a mixture of singing, vocal percussion and occasional instrumentation courtesy of din, the other half of .gif.
still always nervous playing solo — every sound needs to come out of my mouth and every mistake gets looped in for the rest of the song. bout time i start mastering a real instrument… what should i start with? ? · ?: lots of love to the good folks at @parkviewmuseumsg for capturing some of last night! and for having me in your lovely space ♥️
Back in January, weish travelled to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah as the soundtrack of Shirkers by Singaporean filmmaker Sandi Tan. The film went on to win Best Director in the Documentary category, a first for Singapore! Shirkers is heading to Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Sandi has invited .gif to perform at the festival in June 2018.
So where's din? Be back here next week for his 'Dawn to Dusk' music playlist and more information on .gif's upcoming activities for this year.
“I hate mornings, but these songs help me ease into them… warm, lush, languid songs that feel like a groovy sympathetic hug.”
1. ‘Nakamarra’ — Hiatus Kaiyote
2. ‘The Bird’ — Anderson .Paak
3. ‘Lucifer / He Felt Like A Woman’ — Hjaltalín
“These are three very different sounds, so I wouldn’t put them into one coherent playlist. They’re just big, challenging, inspiring songs that get me pumped in very different ways.”
4. ‘Am I Wry? No’ — Mew
5. ‘Rescue Him’ — Kimbra
6. ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ — Kendrick Lamar
“For my late-night existential crises. The first two are for my usual melancholic BS, but that last one is a chillingly apt song for our times. It's from the musical Hadestown, and it really captures the dystopia that we live in today.”
7. ‘How To Disappear Completely’ — Radiohead
8. ‘The Only Thing’ — Sufjan Stevens
9. ‘Why We Build The Wall’ — Anais Mitchell
Enjoyed the tracks? Check out our other 'Dawn to Dusk' playlists curated by guest artists each week.