Tuesday, December 21, 2010

uppcast @ 9

Episode 0/9 - Featuring The Don and Christen Danse

The final show of the year, 2011 soon come with same pressure and bliss

We love music.We love all living things making music.We thnk yu.

See you soon.

Download Show 0/9

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Max Lane's Wohub is official out now in the Syndicate EP released by Qilin Music. In the mini-compilation, you can also find the production debut of Cherry Chan with a special remix by Kidkanevil. Qilin's head honcho, Kiat, has his hand on that too and added another track of his which has the sounds of evil all over.

Cop it at:
Qilin Store

If you're not convinced, check out the snippets below:

Max Lane - Wohub

Cherry + Kiat - Samurai Waltz

Kiat- Dark Sanity

Cherry + Kiat - Samurai Waltz (Kid Kanevil Remix)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

uppcast @ 7 and 8

Featuring MDB and atc00

Featuring Max lane and Kiat

2 4 1 - Two episodes, one musical odyssey.

Big ups to inspiration!

Catch both Max Lane and Kiat at
Syndicate 11 w/ Nocando & Nobody (Low End Theory,LA)

@ HomeClub on 13 November 2010

Download show 0/7 and 0/8

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tribal Gathering of Tongue Tasters [TheAnalogGirl+MaxLane+AndréeWeschler]

Tribal Gathering of Tongue Tasters: Primal Therapy [with The Analog Girl] by Max Lane

Tribal Gathering of Tongue Tasters
Saturday 6 November 2010, 8PM
The Substation Theatre
Admission: $15 and $10 (students)
Ticket Booking:
Tel: 63377535/6337 7800
e-mail: mishaal@substation.org
There will be a flea market from 5pm – 10pm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

uppcast @ 6

Episode 0/6 - Featuring Ikuma and Darci Bromac

We got candy.

This month's prime operators, Ikuma and Darci bromac, Bring forth this sweet nectar of life.

Ketamine kids stay away ;)

Download the show here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

uppcast @ 5

Episode 0/5 - Featuring Skrewface and Crabbwoy

Back on the programming trail, its all unadulterated fun this month. Our guest mix via Crabbwoy induces phenomenal amount of alpha activity to invoke the cybernaut in all of us. We are always pleased to indulge and be indulged by less subservient minds.

Dead an' Buried!

Download the show here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Avoiding the void

As we grapple with daily tasks and adulthood, most of our minds are preoccupied with mirages of great landscapes to escape to. So the question lingers on, when do we get a damn break?

Here's the ritualistic offering to appease the Bedouin's nomadic soul...

Download Max Lane's Time, Space & Mixing Aside

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

upp/cast @ 4

Episode 0/4 - Featuring Epikmotion and Syafii

Our guest mix this month is a bubbling rhythmic wander land, the architect - Syafii - runs monthly nights 'Good Times' and '808' along with his mates from the Bedsty crew.

"This mix is made up of some of my fave tunes from the endlessly-mutating, frankly amazing UK bass scene"

Download the show here

We'd also like to announce that sometime in July, Epikmotion's debut 4 track EP, will be available for consumption. Clips of the release soon come.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

upp/cast @ 3

Episode 0/3 - Featuring Max Lane and Izaak Stern

Rolling on with our monthly podcast, we have 2 beat nuts on the case for May.

The bright young star of the Qilin camp is our guest mixer man for this episode. Izaak Stern presents us with a mix full of phased out samples and crushed beat collages, impressive and immersive.

"Izaak Stern is on a journey across musical tangents, where nothing is prescribed and nothing is certain. With an experimental modus operandi (which often results unconsciously in an “experimental” end product), the producer views beatmaking as an exploratory process. From the bedrooms of Singapore, to the speakers of London, Izaak Stern is a faceless sound emerging from the depths of the underground"

Get his debut EP here

Download the show here

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We have lift off...or maybe not

Eyjafjallajokull glacier (*note, this is not any random keyboard freestyle, that's how it is spelled) continues to spew, smoking up Europe and its other unfortunate beneficiaries leaving them high and dry.
While just 8 km away from where i live is an industrial amusement park made bullishly by and for oil and GDP nuts. This AI(Artificial Island) has been flaring(illegally), turning the skies into an apocalyptic orange hue.

A cessation on references to weather reports and current affairs, duly directs our attention to the fact that our good friend and ally Air Traffic Control Tower is operating safely albeit nature and climate running amok.

atc - Talk Show Host by atc00

Also check the motley crew of aerospace controllers ássembled over at We Are Airfields. atct will be performing at SEED next month. Check his site for more details.

We Out.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

upp/cast @ 2

Episode 0/2 - Featuring Shellsuit and Christen Danse

Buckle up! Up first on this month's episode, is a tasty brew from our guest Shellsuit, which is then followed by a hyped CD danse out.

"Shellsuit is a music fiend most commonly heard playing funk, soul and old school hip hop at Pushin’On, a monthly night in Singapore he runs together with DJ Chunk and MC Masterpiece. This short mix was done for fun to piece together some familiar tracks from the mid 80’s to early 90’s."

You know it's all about that fnukd up ting. Serious.

Check the kool gang and their sweet mixes up over at


Download the show here

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thank You Rollins!

I don't have a neck as huge as Mr. Rollins but here's to a lesson of not bending over backwards for anyone how big or small. I'm all up for providing great hospitality but there's always a threshold to bratty behaviour.

Anyway, thanks to those who stayed till the end last Saturday and the greatest of apologies to those who came and just couldn't hang around longer to catch my set. Below is an offering to both groups of people.

Eastern End [SYN04] Excerpt by Max Lane

Reactionary excerpt from Syndicate 04 gig @ Home Club 03/04/10

Somewhere & Everywhere in the mini-mix:
Jai Paul - BTSTU
Chaos AD - Psultan
Oneself - Be Your Own
Enduser - East Side Breaks
Gonja Sufi - Sheep
Squarepusher - Massif (Stay Strong)

Download here!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SYNDICATE(D) NEWS: The Beat Buffet

Yesh, Max Lane will be back on the Syndicate long table of gears & controllers come this Saturday. Somewhere next to him will be the non-Jewish/non-accountant button-pushing partner in crime, Izaak Stern. Here's a wikked wikked mix from him. Stretch the table longer you will find Cherry Chan with tricks from London post-RBMA stint. And as we learned a couple of weeks ago, occupying the smallest of space on the same table will be Ikuma. Last and definitely not least serving beats in the line is the man with the phat kicks & snares from Australia, Dizz1.

Before the beat buffet table opens this Saturday at Home Club, below are some bites for a beat tasting session.



<a href="http://2playerproductions.bandcamp.com/track/jealous">Jealous by 2 Player Productions</a>

<a href="http://uppcircular.bandcamp.com/track/a-taste-of-orange">A Taste Of Orange by upp/circular</a>

And we strongly suggest you give the Download link a click for A Taste of Orange. Generosity prevails!

Anyway, here is the visual lo-down on what took place last month:

Bottom line is, SEE YOU on Saturday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Drop It Like It's Hot! UPP001

<a href="http://uppcircular.bandcamp.com/album/upp001">Whistling Jinn by upp/circular</a>

And yes! It's finally here!

So with all that effort and thought put in please support and purchase UPP001, especially if you really dig the tracks. In other words and a more fashionable manner, cop it!

You can name your own price (with a minimum of US$1) for all 8 tracks. Just click on the Download button on the player for purchase or you can cop it here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coming To A Click Near You

A Peek Into UPP001  by  upp/circular

The compilation by the rat pack to be dropped soon.

The Preview:
[00:00 - 01:04] EpikMotion - Whistling Jinn
[01:04 - 02:02] Rora Realis - Bored In Motion
[02:03 - 03:03] Max Lane - Lilis
[03:04 - 04:01] Christen Danse - Feb Full
[04:02 - 04:58] EpikMotion - Instuff
[04:58 - 05:59] Max Lane - A Taste of Orange
[05:59 - 06:47] Eye of Horus - Rise of Horus
[06:47 - 08:08] Rora Realis - The A-Lost

Monday, March 15, 2010

Less Art, More Bass

Nope, on the contrary it will be more arty for Max Lane. Firstly, he will be making an appearance at the apparently 'most innovative art party in town'. Not kidding you, just click on it. Otherwise, the event is also known as Inside Out: A SAM Party, held at 8Q, Singapore Art Museum.

Appearing alongside Max Lane will be his Syndicate brothers Izaak Stern, Kiat & Darren Dubwise and from what we heard there will be an 8bit jam between Ikuma & Sidabitball as well.

So the Arty Party;
20 March, Saturday
8PM Onwards
8Q, Singapore Art Museum
8 Queen Street

On a more serious note, which also depends on how serious an art lover you are, Lane has a sound piece (let's not pun on this) for a multi-disciplinary art exhibition, i-AM Scripted.

He actually had to create an aural piece based on a poem written by the very talented poet/spoken-word artist/singer, Bani Haykal. The piece will be exhibited alongside various visual artworks which had to interpret the poem as well.

And the Arty Exhibition
23-31 March
107 Rowell Road
4PM-10PM Weekdays
12PM-10PM Weekend
Closed on Monday 29 March

So let's get cultured!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Fun

It's a fun thing to do in sunday

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shampain! Shampain! For Everyone

Its March 2010 and the upp/circular fam are preparing to rejoice.
This Bastard child of few drunks has turned 2!

So lets kick off the merrymaking,

First up we've got our monthly podcast show featuring mixes from the crew and a special guest each time. And for our first episode we've got Rora Realis and guest 2snide bringing it.

The 24 year old DJ and producer, 2snide is simply our kinda meat. Wrecking it with Harmitage, these blokes don't toe the line and it shits rocks. He also has an E.P. forthcoming on Frijsfo. Meanwhile check his blog - snide-remarx.blogspot - for everything bass-related.

2snide - "i tried to incorporate all the styles im feeling right now into the 40mins and hope it is a nice example of what i'm into"

Click here to download show

Monday, March 1, 2010


Max Lane will be taking a break from this third installment of Syndicate. But do come down to check out Rafi Dean's live set. Here's a mix from him to tease your ears.


Meanwhile, if you have not been to any of the Syndicate nights, this is what you have been missing out.....

Max Lane & Syafii dropping the beats at Syndicate 02:

Some testimonials courtesy of Rcgntn:



We can't wait to drop our maiden monthly mixtape podcast later this week. As mentioned before we're going to have 2snide from the Harmitage and Frijsfo Beats fam. He will be rocking it out with resident, Rora Realis.

The tongue-twister of a name Rora Realis will also be making an appearance as his other self - who is apparently without a doubt a true pioneer in Singapore's burgeoning dubstep scene - at Good Times. So if you want to get down with it:

Back to some home news; the crew has been working pretty hard with their eyes glued to their laptops the past weeks trying to perfect that particular kick thuds and snare crunches. Yes, our very first compilation, UPP001, will be out pretty soon. And there are some really really tasty beats waiting to be unleashed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Highly Recommended: Sampled Through Love

SG hip hop at its finest. The .XS Collective dropped a free compilation in conjunction with V-Day earlier this week. Unlike those highly priced roses you would usually find (over-priced and withered within a day), this is one hella quality release. So show your support. They don't need your money, just 80 odd minutes of your attention. And like what they want and what we are doing, spread the love!

About Sampled Through Love
"Sampled Through Love" is a free mixtape compilation of joints written from the heart, released as a V-Day audio gift from The .XS Collective to all. Features a mixture of originals as well remixes that covers the heartbeats and heartbreaks of love, music, family and brotherhood. Spread the love by passing on this mixtape to everyone you love...

Title: Sampled Through Love
Artists: Various Artists
Label: The.XS Collective
Release Type: Mixtape Compilation
Release Date: 14th February 2010
No. of Tracks: 22
Total Running Time: 80mins

01. Y.OU by Ish & Zaki
02. Aku Masih by Freaky Z
03. Jezebelle by Young feat. Ilbril
04. Isabella by Kill Bill feat. DoggFace & Young
05. Hey Luv (RMX) by Jay-One feat. Bless
06. HearBeat by Rauzan Rahman
07. A Beautiful Mess (RMX) by Azrael
08. L.O.V.E by K-i-n-G
09. Words Can't Describe by IRFNXS
10. She Never by Zero The Memory Thief
11. Slow Jamz (RMX) by AC
12. Therapy by Kill Bill
13. Sunrise by Young feat. Mingshen & Bobby
14. Always be Love by Rauzan Rahman feat. Roze
15. Shadows by Young
16. Teardrop by X'Statix
17. Miss Music by Psykes
18. Still Love by Influent
19. Last Goodbye by Public Eyez
20. The Reason Of Absence by Psykes
21. Blood Stream (RMX) by IRFNXS
22. Last Call by DoggFace




We are turning two next month and it's time this baby learn a few more tricks. Kicking off in the first week of March will be a monthly mixtape/podcast where we will feature a guest for each installment. For its debut, hailing all the way from the LDN, 2snide will show how it's done South East style. Do check out his blog for what to expect.

Other than the monthly podcast, we will also be dropping the first ever upp/circular compilation featuring tracks from the crew. Snippets will be unveiled pretty soon. So watch out for that.

Blue team, move out!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Autre temps, autres mœurs

R.E.D presents us with yet another fine release titled "For Another" over at bandcamp.

Suffice to say the randomly, emotionally deformed textures defining the EP is a result of an obscure brain math technique(presumably). The explosion of drones here is hardly an overstatement.

Here's an excerpt lifted of his site -

"Take a tour through hell, but remember, no promises of R.E.D bringing you back. Madness in the middle of nowhere or we predict him as music of his own nature desire & depressing post-cancer life"



upp/circular's very own MAX LANE gets his frequencies picked n packed for a 2 track release on Qilin.Date to be announced. Watch this space! Big n' likkle tings a'gwarn!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Story of Two Max Lanes

Click on image to enlarge.
Read online version here.





Sunday, January 24, 2010

Eye of Horus

Rise of Horus | Music Upload

A first Installment of the Eye of Horus Chronicle. After 6 months in New zealand in little town called Waiuku. I decided to start The Eye of Horus Chronicle. Enjoy!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Something To Smile About

For there is some food for the brain,

Our bwoy, Crabbwoy has a free release out at Sociopath Recordings and what a gift,this early into the year.
It did take me a while to pay real attention, But i am glad i waited for the setting to be best suited to absorb his Crustacean Breakz EP.

The embedded English spell check Nazi tried to teach me some England. In the end it brilliantly described the feeling i was left with after hearing the ep


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Rora Realis & Max Lane New Year Jam

2010 New Year Jam by upp/circular

Let's usher in 2010 with some indulgence.
May you have a blast this year.