Brew Block Party by Darker Than Wax and Papa Palheta June 22
CULTURE Published: June 7, 2019 Updated: June 11, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Brew by Darker Than Wax takes it to the streets with a block party on June 22

The Brew Block Party, presented by independent music label Darker Than Wax and coffee roasters Papa Palheta, takes place June 22 along the streets of Jalan Besar.

Brew Block Party by Darker Than Wax and Papa Palheta June 22
Catch DJ UNOS (Belgium) at the Brew Block Party on June 22, 3pm to 10pm, at Jalan Besar Street.
Darker Than Wax

A Brew Block Party is cooking, and it smells good already.

Somewhere in the Jalan Besar precinct of Singapore, record label Darker Than Wax has been doling out tasty selections of beats through a night titled “Brew”.

Why Brew? Simple. The location is Chye Seng Huat Hardware, a coffee shop; the music is supplied by Darker Than Wax, purveyors of beats that are specially concocted for an audience with discerning taste in music.

What started as an understated gathering has, over 16 editions, drawn larger crowds of people hungry for good music in Singapore.

Brew Block Party Edition

With that, it was decided that it was time to take Brew to the streets in a way that could involve a greater community. On June 22, Brew will present a block party that takes place from 3pm to 10pm. Unlike regular Brew nights, the Block Party Edition will spill over along the streets of Jalan Besar.

Together with the stakeholders from Jalan Besar, the event is supported by Streets for People, a program by the Urban Redevelopment Authority supporting community-initiated projects that transform Singapore’s streets into vibrant public spaces.

Quality staples of coffee, craft beers and delectable dishes will be on sale at Chye Seng Huat Hardware.

Film production house Fourthree will be presenting visual projections of Jalan Besar’s architecture within Chye Seng Huat Hardware’s compounds.

Music lineup for the day is presented by Darker Than Wax, and will feature local artists from the roster – Funk Bast*rd, Rah, Daryl Knows, William J, Eri – as well as a special guest DJ from Belgium, UNOS.

Brew Block Party by Darker Than Wax and Papa Palheta June 22
Chye Seng Huat Hardware, situated along Tyrwhitt Road in the Jalan Besar district of Singapore, is the flagship store of Papa Palheta. The beautifully conserved Art Deco shophouse houses a roastery, cafe, retail store and coffee school.
Facebook / Chye Seng Huat Hardware

“More than the business of purveying specialty coffee, Papa Palheta has always been about inspiring and connecting communities We are glad to be able to bring people from the arts together at Chye Seng Huat Hardware through past editions of Brew,” said Papa Palheta group CEO Leon Foo

Dean Chew, co-founder of Darker Than Wax, also a trained architect, said, “One of the touchpoints of this particular Brew street activation is also to celebrate the richness and diversity of the architecture in Jalan Besar, and via a visual collaboration with Fourthree, we will be showcasing a visual diary of the architectural fabric as well as its inhabitants who have contributed to the colors of this neighborhood.”

Brew Block Party takes place June 22, from 3pm to 10pm, at Jalan Besar. For updates, follow the event page on Facebook.

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