MYRNE (Manfred Lim)

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MYRNE
MYRNE Profile.jpg
Born
Manfred Lim

10 May 1995
EducationSt Michael's School, St Andrew's Junior College, Singapore Management University (Bachelor of Social Science)
Websitehttp://myrne.co/

MYRNE is a Singaporean DJ and producer. The moniker MYRNE is a combination of Manfred’s and his idol’s - David Bryne - names.[1] David Byrne was the main songwriter and lead singer of the American band, Talking Heads. Most notably in 2015, Manfred was signed to the record label Mad Decent, which belongs to Grammy-award-winning producer Diplo.[2] Having used to DJ regularly at a club in Singapore called ‘Vanity’, he now performs on notable local and international stages.[3] He has also collaborated with internal artists such as Hawaiian producer graves and Singaporean artists like Sam Rui and Gentle Bones.

Background

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How Music Works was a book authored by Manfred's idol, David Byrne, that had a large impact on his career in music.

Manfred had started his musical journey with playing the trombone at St Michael’s School, or St Joseph’s Institution Junior today, and taking classical piano lessons. When he was 15, he read the book ‘How Music Works’ by David Byrne which changed his perceptions of music production.[4]


Manfred taught himself how to programme beats on a laptop and honed his skills by dissecting newly released tracks while gathering feedback from his friends on his music. During this period, electronic dance music (EDM) had also started to become popular and he began to explore and compose his own EDM tracks.


By the second year of Junior College, he had close to 10,000 followers on SoundCloud.[5] During his time in St. Andrews Junior College, he also started DJ-ing for chalet parties but eventually moved on to producing his own songs which he played in clubs.[6]


In 2015, Manfred was discovered by Diplo’s record label Mad Decent, when the label’s creative director Paul Devro chanced upon his rendition of ‘To Ü’ on SoundCloud. After working on his five-track EP and sharing it with Diplo, he was formally signed to the label.[7]

Discography

The album art for 'B4NGER PROJECT' (2018). Photo from Spotify.

Albums

In 2018, MRYNE collaborated with Singaporean artist Gentle Bones (Joel Tan) to produce an album titled ‘B4NGER PROJECT’.

Album B4NGER PROJECT Duration
1 JU1Y 3:11
2 CRA2Y 3:34
3 S30UL 2:50
4 B4NGER 3:05
5 5HE DGAF 3:41
6 6 1:46
7 7OVE YOU 3:02
8 HEART8REAK 2:56
9 9 1:46
10 V0DKA (with Sam Rui) 3:36
The album art for 'Softsins' (2015). Photo from SoundCloud.

In 2015, MYRNE released two albums titled 'Softsins' and 'Supercity EP'.

Album Softsins Duration
1 Brand New (Ft. Liz) 3:28
2 Rainflora (Ft. Jj) 3:34
3 The Answer (Ft. Elkka) 3:48
4 Jeune (Ft. Jj) 3:48
5 The Answer - Instrumental Mix 3:47
Album Supercity EP Duration
1 Supercity - Original Mix 4:40
2 Coldstore - Original Mix 3:23
3 Tzar - Original Mix 4:41
4 In the Dark (Ft. Ashley Apollodor) - Original Mix 4:08

MYNRE released his second album in titled 'Fifth Estate EP' in 2014.

Album Fifth Estate EP Duration
1 Slaves To The 8bit - Original Mix 3:43
2 The Fjord - Original Mix 3:25
3 Riots In The Streets - Original Mix 4:21

MYRNE's first album titled 'Revival EP' was released in 2013.

Album Revival EP Duration
1 OTC - Original Mix 4:04
2 Daedalus - Original Mix 4:47
3 Clockwork Symphony - Original Mix 5:27
MYRNE's single, Tiger Blood, with Hawaiian producer graves in 2016 has been played more than 1.5 million times on SoundCloud as of 2016.[8] Photo from SoundCloud.

Singles

Year Title Duration
2019 Call, Call Me (Ft. Sam Rui & Gentle Bones) 3:47
2018 Another Night (Ft. Nevve) 3:42
2017 Lyra 4:46
2017 Confessions (Ft. Cozi Zuehlsdorff) 4:20
2017 Monarch (Ft. KRANE) 3:23
2017 Get It All (Ft. Emily Hendrix) 4:38
2017 Afterdark (Ft. Aviella) 3:20
2017 Atlars 3:55
2016 Tiger Blood (with graves) 3:15
2016 Intermission (Ft. Jj) 2:56
2016 Someone to Hold 3:57
2016 Feels Right (with JP8, Yung Fusion) 3:19
2016 Waking Up (with Airwav) 3:47
2016 Call Me (with StayLoose) 3:58
2016 Bones (Ft. Jj) 4:17
2016 Celestial 3:46
2015 Silver City (Ft. Linying) 3:53
2015 Release Me (Ft. Naomi Huth) 3:01
2015 Superlatives 3:48
2015 Architect 3:41
2015 Artisan 4:10
2015 Asylum - Original Mix 4:11

Collaborations

Year Title Duration
2018 Fault (Ft. McCall) 4:24
2017 B4NGER (Ft Gentle Bones) 3:05
2017 JU1Y (Ft Gentle Bones) 3:11

Performances

MYRNE's artist feature poster for Tomorrowland Belgium 2019.
MYRNE's artist feature poster for Ultra Singapore 2017.

Music festivals

Date Festival Organiser Location
25 May 2019 My Life Every Day USA[9] LED Petco Park, USA
4-7 November 2018 IT’S THE SHIP 2018[10]


The festival featured prominent international artists such as Big Shaq and Cash Cash.

IT’S THE SHIP N.A.
20 July 2018 Tomorrowland[11]

MYRNE performed along with international artists such as Martin Garrix and Afrojack.

Tomorrowland Belgium
15 June 2018 Ultra Singapore 2018[12]

MYRNE performed on the Ultra Worldwide Stage for the festival.

ULTRA Ultra Park, Singapore
23-25 March 2018 ULTRA Music Festival[13]

MYRNE was the first Singaporean DJ to have performed at ULTRA Miami.[14]

ULTRA Bayfront Park, Miami
10 June 2017 ULTRA Singapore 2017[15]

MYRNE performed at the Live Stage for the music festival.

ULTRA Ultra Park, Singapore
11 September 2016 ULTRA Singapore 2016[16]

MYRNE performed at the Live Stage for the music festival.

ULTRA Ultra Park, Singapore
17 June 2016 Hunnu Music Festival[17]

The music festival featured international artists from Japan and Italy as well as Mongolian artists.

Genco Tour Bureau JSC Mongolia
11 June 2016 Ultra Korea 2016[18]

MYRNE performed at the Underground Stage for the music festival.

ULTRA Olympic Stadium Seoul, Korea
December 2015 Djakarta Warehouse Project[19]

MYRNE played at the DWP15 x Mad Decent stage.

ISMAYA LIVE[20] Jakarta, Indonesia

Media appearances

Year Partner / Organisation Media Appearance
2019 Hublot MYRNE was the first Singaporean to be listed as Swiss watchmaker Hublot’s ‘friend-of-the-brand’.[21]
2018 Singapore Management University MYRNE was featured on #TalentsOfSMU.[22]


2017

Harper’s Bazaar MYRNE was featured as Harper's Bazaar's Music Icon for September 2017.[23]
SIDEWALK TALK MYRNE was interviewed on the YouTube channel SIDEWALK TALK about his music journey and personal life.[24]

Others

Date of Performance Event Organizer Location
20 March 2019 It’s Electronic Saturday[25] White Label Records & Bar Ann Siang House, Singapore
17 January 2019 FORMS: KRANE & MYRNE Forms QNightClub, Seattle
1 December 2017 Asian Vision presents Chase supported by MYRNE with Hong[26] Zouk Singapore Zouk, Singapore

References / Citations

  1. Yuen Sin. “SMU student leads double life as breakout DJ rocking electronic music world”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/smu-student-rocks-electronic-music-world
  2. Anjali Raguraman. "Diplo's label signs on self-taught Singaporean EDM producer". The Straits Times. November 4, 2015. Accessed on 17 July 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/diplos-label-signs-on-self-taught-singaporean-edm-producer
  3. Yuen Sin. “SMU student leads double life as breakout DJ rocking electronic music world”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/smu-student-rocks-electronic-music-world
  4. Yuen Sin. “SMU student leads double life as breakout DJ rocking electronic music world”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/smu-student-rocks-electronic-music-world
  5. Yuen Sin. “SMU student leads double life as breakout DJ rocking electronic music world”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/smu-student-rocks-electronic-music-world
  6. Indran P. “MYRNE on Staying Ahead of the Game”. JUICE Singapore. December 8, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://juice.com.sg/myrne-on-staying-ahead-of-the-game/
  7. Farhan Shah. “Meet Myrne, The Breakout Singaporean EDM Producer”. Augustman. August 29, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://augustman.com/sg/trending/music/meet-myrne-the-breakout-singaporean-edm-producer/
  8. Yuen Sin. “SMU student leads double life as breakout DJ rocking electronic music world”. The Straits Times. October 16, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/smu-student-rocks-electronic-music-world
  9. “My life every day usa at petco park on may 25 +26”. Eventbrite. Accessed on 2 May 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-life-every-day-usa-tickets-58877290561
  10. “IT’S THE SHIP 2018’S LINE UP IS AS ELECTRIFYING AS THEY PROMISED”. MTV Asia. July 6, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: http://www.mtvasia.com/news/9w557c/its-the-ship-2018s-line-up-is-as-electrifying-as-they-promised
  11. Gwee, Karen. “MYRNE to perform at Tomorrowland in Belgium”. Bandwagon. May 4, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/myrne-to-perform-at-tomorrowland-in-belgium
  12. “5 ACTS THAT MAKE ULTRA SINGAPORE 2018 UNMISSABLE”. MTV Asia. June 7, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: http://www.mtvasia.com/news/g6k1tk/5-acts-ultra-singapore-2018-unmissable-dj-snake-rl-grime-gg-magree-nastia-myrne
  13. “ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 PHASE 2 LINEUP HAS BEEN RELEASED, SPECIAL PERFORMANCE NOT LISTED”. Edmsauce. February 25, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.edmsauce.com/2018/02/25/ultra-music-festival-2018-phase-2-lineup-released-special-performance-not-listed/
  14. Teo, Sheryl. “The Rise And Rise of MYRNE: The First Singaporean DJ To Perform At ULTRA Miami, Tomorrowland”. PopSpoken. June 6, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: http://popspoken.com/music/2018/06/the-rise-and-rise-of-myrne
  15. Trent Davis. “Sam Rui, Jasmine Sokko and MYRNE join Ultra Singapore 2017 line-up”. JUICE Singapore. May 17, 2017. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://juice.com.sg/sam-rui-jasmine-sokko-myrne-join-ultra-singapore-2017-line/
  16. “Previous Lineups”. Ultra Singapore. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://ultrasingapore.com/previous-lineups/
  17. “Hunnu Music Festival 2016”. Xopom. June 7, 2016. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://news.xopom.com/131571/
  18. “Previous Lineups”. Ultra Korea. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://ultrakorea.com/previous-lineups/
  19. D.W.P - Djakarta Warehouse Project. “Introducing a new addition to…”. Facebook. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/DjakartaWarehouseProject/videos/928698813884575/?v=928698813884575
  20. “Djakarta Warehouse Project 2015 Full Lineup”. Concert Kaki. November 13, 2015. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: http://concertkaki.com/djakarta-warehouse-project-2015-full-lineup/
  21. Yap, Celine. “DJ Myrne is the first Singaporean to rep Hublot as a friend-of-the-brand”. Esquire Singapore. March 15, 2019. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://esquiresg.com/dj-myrne-is-the-first-singaporean-to-rep-hublot-as-a-friend-of-the-brand/
  22. Singapore Management University. “#TalentsOfSMU: Manfred Lim aka MYRNE”. YouTube. February 22, 2018. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctqUTIzZVBw
  23. Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore. “Music Icon: Myrne | September 2017”. YouTube. September 4, 2017. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=0HrGdcKswfk
  24. SIDEWALK TALK. “MYRNE Interview- singapore military, mad decent, national rowing team”. YouTube. November 8, 2017. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOTbKYst3eQ
  25. “It’s Electronic Saturday feat. Myrne”. Resident Advisor. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1243709
  26. “Asian Vision Presents Chace Supported By Myrne With Hong”. Zouk Club. Accessed on 1 April 2019. Retrieved from: https://zoukclub.com/events/011217-zouk/