Jasmine Sokko (Jasmine Wong)

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Jasmine Sokko
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Born
Jasmine Wong Chu Qing
EducationDegree in Business Management
Alma materSt Andrews Junior College (SAJC), Singapore Management University (SMU)
Label(s)
Warner Music Singapore

Jasmine Sokko (Jasmine Wong Chu Qing) is a Singaporean electronic music artist, known for wearing a signature visor or mask during public appearances. She rose to fame with the release of her hit debut single ‘1057’ which peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Singapore Top 50 Viral Chart in October 2016.[1] Her participation in Rave Now - a Chinese electronic music competition - has allowed her to gain traction in Asia.[2] She has also been the opening act for The Chainsmokers, MØ and Lauv. Jasmine Sokko was awarded the Best Southeast Asia Act a the MTV EMAs in November 2019.[3]

Background

The electronic music artist is recognised by the signature look of her visor. Photo from TODAY Online.

Music genre

Jasmine Sokko first dabbled in music when she saved up for a guitar in primary school.[4] Subsequently, she joined several rock bands. After realising that her voice was unsuitable for the rock genre, she turned to electronic music.[5][6] Jasmine got into songwriting when she joined the National Arts Council’s NOISE Singapore Mentorship during her ‘A’ Levels. In a 2016 interview, Jasmine named Canadian artist Grimes and Australian artist Flume as her musical inspirations.[7]


In university, Jasmine was a member of SMU Stereometa, the campus’ DJ club.[8]

Mask

Jasmine’s practise of wearing a mask started when filming the music video for her song '1057'.[9] The music video was published on YouTube on 23 September 2016.[10] Since then, it has become a part of her artist persona.

Discography

Albums

album cover. Photo from Bandwagon Asia.

Jasmine Sokko released her debut album in 2017.[11] The 5-track EP featured her debut hit single, '1057'.

EP Album Duration Record label Refs.
1 1057 4:02 13 Orphans Records [12]
2 600D 3:10
3 Porcupine 3:49
4 H2O 4:28
5 2D 3:18

Singles

Jasmine Sokko released SHH噓 in September 2019. Photo from Hear65.
Jasmine Sokko pictured in the thumbnail for the music video for Hurt. Photo from YouTube.

‘Hurt’ was Jasmine’s major-label debut under Warner Music Singapore.[13] Jasmine Sokko's 2017 single, '#0000FF' was co-produced by MYRNE.[14]

Year Song title Duration Record label Refs.
2019 SHH 噓 2:56 Warner Music China [15]
Tired 2:21 Warner Music Singapore [16]
2018 Hurt 2:31 Warner Music Singapore [13]
F5 3:03 KnightVision Records [17]
2017 #0000FF 3:05 KnightVision Records [18]
2016 1057 4:02 13 Orphans Records [19]

Features

Year Song title Artist Duration
2018 Nomance Slodown 5:07
2017 Close to You Lucian 3:06

Collaborations

‘Driven (1997)’ was a collaboration between Jasmine Sokko and fellow Singaporean artist Amanda Ling. Released as part of ‘The Great Singapore Replay’, the song was a rendition of Concave Scream’s 1997 song ‘Driven’.[20]

Year Song Title Duration
2017 Driven (1997) - Jasmine Sokko x Amanda Ling 3:56

Career highlights

即刻电音 Rave Now (Dec 2018 - Feb 2019)

Jasmine Sokko performing at Rave Now. Photo from Danamic.

Jasmine Sokko finished 4th place in the Chinese electronic music competition ‘Rave Now’.[21] She was the only Singaporean and female producer to make it to the finals.[22] Jasmine’s performance of her hit single ‘1057’ garnered over a million views on Rave Now’s official Weibo page.[23] Jasmine shared that the competition exposed her to how electronic music can be meaningful and poetic, contrary to popular belief.[24]

Charts & awards

Jasmine Sokko posing with her award in November 2019. Photo from Jasmine Sokko's Facebook.
Year Music platform Music chart / Award Refs. Notes
2019 MTV Best Southeast Asia Act [25] Jasmine Sokko is the first Singaporean artist to win the award.
2019 MTV Asia Spotlight Artist of the Month (March) [26] -
2018 Spotify Singapore Top Local Female Artists [27] -
2017 Teenage Music Awards 2017 Local Act of the Year [28] Nomination
2016 Spotify Singapore Singapore Top 50 Viral Chart [29][30] Jasmine's hit debut single '1057' hit #1 on the chart

Performances

2018

Date Event Location Refs. Notes
28 July 2018 [email protected] Empress Lawn, Singapore [31] Jasmine Sokko was part of a line-up consisting of Noise Mentorship alumnus including Astronauts and bitTymacbeth.
29 June 2018 Kreatif Connections Empress Lawn, Singapore [32] -
28 March 2018 Mastercard Presents: The Chainsmokers Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre [33] Jasmine Sokko was the opening act for The Chainsmokers.
9 March 2018 Make the Future Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore [34] Jasmine Sokko was the opening act for Lauv.

2017

Date Event Location Refs. Notes
31 December 2017 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Singapore [35] Among other local acts like THELIONCITYBOY, Jasmine Sokko performed at the carnival for New Year’s Eve.
23 September 2017 Local Motion Music Festival Fort Gate, Fort Canning, Singapore [36] -
9 September 2017 Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay Showcase Clarke Quay Central, Singapore [37] -
26 August 2017 PUMA Night Run Singapore 2017 Seletar, Singapore [38] -
11 June 2017 Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2017 Live Stage, Ultra Park, Singapore [39] -

References / Citations

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  2. WATCH: Local electronic music producer Jasmine Sokko wowing judges in a Chinese reality TV show”. Coconuts Singapore. January 8, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  3. "Singapore's Jasmine Sokko wins Best Southeast Asia Act at MTV EMA". CNA Lifestyle. November 4, 2019. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  4. Jasmine Sokko. “Unmasking Jasmine Sokko: Part 1 - How Did You Get Started On Music?”. YouTube. March 10, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  5. Jasmine Sokko. “Unmasking Jasmine Sokko: Part 2 - Why Electronic Music?”. YouTube. March 12, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  6. Azmi, Marlina. “SINGAPOREAN ELECTRONIC ARTIST JASMINE SOKKO REVEALS THE STORY BEHIND HER STELLAR DEBUT SINGLE”. Pulse Radio. October 5, 2016. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  7. Vanessa. “Behind the Enigmatic Electronic Artiste: Jasmine Sokko”. FOXESDEN. December 23, 2016. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  8. Stereometa”. Facebook. Accessed on 10 July 2019.
  9. Hidayah Idris. “This Singer-Songwriter Is One Of Singapore’s Most-Streamed Artists”. CLEO Singapore. August 1, 2018. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  10. Jasmine Sokko. "Jasmine Sokko - 1057". YouTube. September 23, 2016. Accessed on 3 January 2019.
  11. Surej Singh. "Jasmine Sokko releases the long-awaited Nº EP — listen". Bandwagon Asia. September 21, 2017. Accessed on 2 January 2020.
  12. Adibah Isa. "Jasmine Sokko talks us through her debut ep, Nº". Buro 247. September 29, 2017. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Singaporean electronic music singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko returns with new single TIRED”. ChannelNewsAsia. March 1, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  14. "Jasmine Sokko Releases New Single #0000FF". Nook Mag. October 7, 2017. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  15. Eddino Abdul Hadi. "Singapore singer Jasmine Sokko is South-east Asia's best music act: MTV". The Straits Times. November 3, 2019. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
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  17. Team Orange. "Jasmine Sokko Releases New Single ‘F5’". Orange Magazine. March 2, 2018. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  18. "Jasmine Sokko Releases New Single #0000FF". Nook Mag. October 7, 2017. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  19. Philips, Nicola. "Jasmine Sokko makes stylized debut with ‘1057’". Kaltblut Magazine. September 29, 2016. Accessed on 3 December 2020.
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  21. Singaporean electronic music singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko returns with new single TIRED”. ChannelNewsAsia. March 1, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  22. Deepa D/O Sundararaju. “Jasmine Sokko Breaks Through to The Finals of China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>”. Danamic. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  23. WATCH: Local electronic music producer Jasmine Sokko wowing judges in a Chinese reality TV show”. Coconuts Singapore. January 8, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  24. Jasmine Sokko. “Unmasking Jasmine Sokko: Part 6 - Most Memorable Moment As An Artist?”. YouTube. March 20, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  25. "Singapore's Jasmine Sokko wins Best Southeast Asia Act at MTV EMA". CNA Lifestyle. November 4, 2019. Accessed on 3 January 2020.
  26. Jasmine Sokko. “MTV Asia Artist Spotlight Behind-The Scenes”. Facebook. March 20, 2019. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  27. Jasmine Sokko. “🚀🤯💥 #blessed”. Instagram. May 26, 2018. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  28. TMA 2017: THESE ARE THE BIGGEST BREAKOUT STARS OF THE YEAR”. Teenage. December 26, 2017. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
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  31. [email protected]”. Facebook. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  32. Kreatif Connections”. Facebook. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  33. Lim, Stacey. “The Chainsmokers Dazzle With A Visual Feast & Homage To Their Past”. Danamic. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  34. Vanessa K. “‘Make the Future Singapore’ introduces new segment ‘Lates’: Lauv and Jasmine Sokko to perform”. The Fifth Parlour. February 26, 2018. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  35. More than 250,000 visit Marina Bay Carnival on opening week”. ChannelNewsAsia. December 26, 2017. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  36. Local Motion Music Festival”. Facebook. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  37. Past Event”. The Great Singapore Replay. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  38. Eva Natalia. “Run Alongside Celebrities at PUMA Night Run Singapore 2017”. Run Society. August 11, 2017. Accessed on 26 March 2019.
  39. Anjali Raguraman. "Smaller acts outshine heavyweights at Ultra Singapore 2017". The Straits Times. June 12, 2017. Accessed on 3 January 2020.