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DEC 2019

 
RESONATE FOOTAGE

A  little insight into what I do under the alias Mind of the Cosmos at the recent Resonate event. No less interesting is Light Mandalas practitioner, Ian Lam who shared how our collaborative work involved guiding people from the material world to the immaterial world. Special thanks to United Subversive who brought down their crew to capture our  preparatory work and the attendees that graced the event. 

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NOV 2019

 
RADIO SHOW BROADCAST 

This fresh new techno mix-set has been making the rounds on Beyond Control Radio which was broadcasted on HotFM 1028 and Voice FM 103.9 in UK. As per usual, I have cheekily included a minimal style track of my own, No.16  in the playlist.  The title is kind of explanatory !

TITLE | ARTIST
01. Majka – Baime
02. Way Out – DJ Angelo & Da Mike
03. Depths – Luke Hess
04. Stack Ranking – John Tejada
05. Green Peace (Art Alfie Remix) – Fatherhood
06. NRO – Issax Reuben
07. When The Whip Descends – Jas Shaw
08. Nebula – Rodion
09. Father Detroit – The Analog Roland Orchestra
10. The World Is Detroit (Dexter  Remix) – DLS
11. Thermin (Dance Freak) – David Jackson
12. Higher State Of Consciousness (Adana Twins Remix) – Josh Wink
13. Latissimus (Blown Remix) – Modig
14. Basement Structure – SCNTST
15. Control – Charlotte de Witte
16. Slide. One In – Jean Reiki 
17. STRIKE – Jimmy Edgar
18. Toxic Bleach – VTSS
19. Reboot – The Model X David Jackson
20. Wall To Wall – Special Request
21. Music Controls You – Mella Dee
22. Isolated (Peter van Hossen Remix) – Abstract Division
23. Cuando – ATOM & Tobias
24. Mantrax – F.U.S.E (aka Richie Hawkins)
25. Warrior Mbube – G Washington Fest. Miriam Makeba
26. Afrobros – Junglefro
 

If you are around the Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton region, look out for the host Wayne DjC and tune in live to his show every week. Wayne has also uploaded the shows online, so it is currently available for download  via the link below : 

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INDIA RETREAT

For 3 weeks in Oct, I was staying in an Ashram for an intense Yoga Marga Retreat. The wildlife sanctuary, Ayurvedic / Siddha doctors, teachers and volunteers at the Mountain Velliangiri in Coimbatore totally play a huge role in rejuvenating me. I also managed to capture some field recordings during my daily walk  as well as attend their daily sound offerings  at a wonderful consecrated space called Dhyanalinga.  However, I didn’t take much photos or videos within the ashram as phone detox is very much a crucial part of this program. I’ll leave you with a photo of my favourite mountain spot that continue  to inspire me to stay on the path towards becoming a vegetarian and a more balanced being in this current plane of existence.

ADIYOGI PHOTO  
                                                                                                                                                                                                        

JULY 2019

FORTHCOMING :
06 JUL : Terrace Takeover : Victoria & Friends, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove 
12 JUL : DJ Late Night, Ginett
26 JUL : The Atelier.Co Unveiling, Delta House
                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
TERRACE TAKEOVER 

Situated 1 degree and 15 minutes north of the Equator, the terrace offers quite a sight of the yachts and boats lining up at the waterfront area. Alongside the boosted line-up of Eyes to the Front crew and other guest DJs, we’ll be dropping 4/4 tunes from day to night. To get in, the Americans are in luck for they get in free when they flashed their ID. For the rest, the tickets are still available via the link below : 

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LIGHT + SOUNDSCAPE MEDITATION
What started out as an experiment to infuse the healing properties of light frequencies with soundscape, has since branched out as small gathering to explore the meditative aspects of it. Sometimes, we all need a little reminder to hit the pause button on all of our senses and let go of all the stress patterns. Part of this balance is to discover the marvels of inner space, and bring the body and mind into a harmonised whole, if not bliss out state of consciousness. 
 

PHOTO ALBUM 

 

JUN 2019

 
FORTHCOMING :
14 JUN : DJ Late Night, Ginett
19 JUN : Resonate, The Moon
22 JUN : DJ Late Night, Ginett
29 JUN : The Official SG Art Book Fair Afterparty, Hopscotch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
RESONATE : A LIGHT AND SOUND MEDITATION
Happening on 19 June, Wednesday, this is a collaboration with Lights Mandala facilitator, Ian Lam to explore the nuances of wakefulness, dream states and everything in between. Again, under the alias Mind of the Cosmos, I’m grateful to be working closely with one of my favourite Bookshop and Cafe, The Moon to present this Meditation session with Monaural Beats, Nature Sounds, Ambient Music and Geometric lights to transform one’s consciousness. There will be some tie-in promotion with the shop’s curated books on Mindfulness and Meditation as well. It will be held at their 2nd Level shophouse space, which is spacious and energetically cleansed (by the ever kind-hearted Pamela). We just had a small trial session at another secret cosy location two weeks ago, so looking forward to connect with new like-minded people at this  event. 

Event Schedule 

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM : Introduction of Resonance, Light, Meditation and Sound 
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM : Guided Meditation, Soundscape, Lights Mandala
8:30 PM Onwards : Q&A.

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SOUNDTRACKING FOR LIGHT THERAPY
On the production side of things, I have been working with Asia’s first Whole-Body-Light Pod to soundtrack their 20 min session. Besides being a post workout recovery machine, this is a great complimentary therapy for those with pain/arthritis issue. So far, there were great feedback about the two soundtracks that were sent in on trial with their customers. More updates once the tracks are mixed down and mastered. Perhaps, I will release a shorter version on MOFC bandcamp for those who might want to use it for their meditation session at home.
 
ABOUT NOVORTHOR
 
 
 
DJ LATE NIGHTS
Ever since I took the time off to focus on my body and mind, I  cut down DJing gigs and hit the sack before 11 PM everyday. It’s much easier to entrain my body to wake up early at 4 or 5 AM and follow through most of the Ayurvedic daily routine (Dinacharya). However, when it comes to sleeping early, it’s challenging at times to get ready for bed early even after  a year or so. I still love all styles of electronic dance music and playing to an audience, be it a dancing or listening crowd. Yet, most of the early evening events are hard to come by. To stay energetically in the day and sleep early, I make the necessary transitions and forgo almost all of the late night gigs.
 
When Kane, Dustpan Recordings Label owner, producer and House music DJ roped me in to play for this restaurant bar, the timing of 10 PM – 12 AM feels just about right. At least House or 4/4 style music would not aggravate too much of my wind (Vata) and ether (Akasha) body constitution as compared to Bass, Drum n Bass or Techno music, I !!! 
 
Anyway, I’ll be dropping tunes on a Friday and then on a Saturday at this space, located within the premise of the hipster G Hotel,  so do hop by for those who are looking for a place to catch up with friends over food or drinks in town.  
 
GINETT
 
 
 
THE OFFICIAL SG ART BOOK FAIR AFTERPARTY  
 
Dropping Dub / Reggae tunes in the early evening hour. Shouts to Syafii for the invitation, looking forward to catch up with the Good Times crew, the Exhibitors and Fairgoers at Hopscotch. More deets in the pipeline.  
 
 
ABOUT SGABF

OCT 2018

 FORTHCOMING :
11 OCT : Enter The Universe Of Sound, Palm Ave Float Club (Lavender)
20 OCT : Universe Of Sound Festival, Virgo Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa
28 OCT : Sunday Night, 1-Altitude
29 OCT : Monday Night, 1-Altitude
 
1-ALTITUDE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
UOS FESTIVAL x PAFC : SOUNDSCAPE MEDITATION
Happening on 11 October, Thursday, this session is part of a teaser series leading up to the Universe of Sound Festival on 20 October. I will be working closely with the Festival Team and Palm Ave Float Club crew to present a Soundscape Meditation session with Monaural Beats, Nature Sounds and Ambient Music. Do come and be a part of UoS’s vision of raising the collective consciousness through the power of sound, frequencies, and music. 
 
Event Schedule 
 
7.30 PM – 8 PM : Introduction of UoS X PAFC 
8 PM – 8.30 PM : Breathwork, Soundscape, Singing Bowls 
8.30 PM onwards : Q&A
 
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SEPT 2018

FORTHCOMING SHENANIGANS :
02 SEPT : Tapas Club VivoCity Grand Opening, Singapore
22 SEPT : Private Event, Lijiang, China
More deets in the pipeline!
 
TAPAS CLUB
 
LIVE DRUM N BASS MIXSET
A live DJ set recorded from my last gig at Under The Bridge. As always, the UTB crew put up another top-notch pool party at the Owl Bar. Much fun & good memories jamming with Stew Bamrah who was on his diderigoo. Gonna miss having him around in this island, hopefully we’ll get together for another set when I’m in Europe.
 
MIXCLOUD
 
 
ART + MUSIC
Gratitude to May of Hyhen for roping me into this event and Soph O for your inspiring pieces of work. There’s a chunk of worth of EP tracks that came out of this collaboration, I’m aiming to release them by the end of the year. All the best to your new venture in San Francisco, Soph. Hopefully we’ll cross path again in the near future.
 
VIDEO + PHOTO ALBUM
 
 
MEDITATIVE SOUND + MUSIC
Under the Mind of the Cosmos (MOTC) alias, I’m constantly paying attention to environmental noise and learning the impact it had on the urban souls. It’s always a therapeutic getaway to far-flung corners of the world to do field recording, and then bring back the sounds to layer them with ambient and instrumental music. For those who wanna take peek into one of my day jobs, I’m on Airbnb Experience platform to guide others to discover their inner Zen. You can also find more of the behind the scene work on the IG account : Mindofthecosmos
 
SANCTUARY RETREAT