Most would associate the name ‘Neil Armstrong’ with the first man to walk on the moon – but that doesn’t take anything away from the astronomical heights DJ Neil Armstrong has achieved in the hip-hop sphere, despite his astronaut namesake’s space-travelling shadow. Having amassed a following for his pursuits in hip-hop, Armstrong notably served as Jay Z’s tour DJ from 2008 to 2010, including Jay Z’s landmark Glastonbury Festival appearance in 2008, and the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Now, the NYC native is bringing his multi-sensory experience, Dinner & A Mixtape, to our corner of the earth at Kilo.
Having delivered his tastes-meet-tunes event to New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila since 2013, the DJ’s inspiration to combine the art forms of food and music to put a fresh spin on the modern date night, replacing the classic ‘dinner and a movie’ with a gastronomic, sonic experience that feeds the body and soul. Within the bright open-air space of Kilo, in which diners select a seven-course meal from a menu that features delectable new dishes like the Beef Cheek Guisado and Kilo Gazpacho, guests are treated to a selection of soul-soothing sounds, while also leaving with a USB cassette of Armstrong’s latest tunes to recreate the dinner party at home.
Those looking to continue to fire things up after the feast will enjoy free entry to the official after-party at the new home of Kilo Lounge in Chinatown, where Armstrong will take to the decks once more alongside local DJ collective Matteblacc for a night of hip-hop revelry.
Dinner & A Mixtape is held on Thursday, January 12 from 6pm at Kilo Kallang, $80++ per person. After-party at Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road from 10pm, $20 cover charge (free for Dinner & A Mixtape guests). For reservations and more info, visit bit.ly/kilokallangreservations.
Text Trent Davis
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