Yuna Zarai started her music career by recording songs on her laptop and then uploading them on Myspace, garnering a lot of young fans when the social media and music sharing platform was popular at the time. Yuna then took up an offer by her friend, Myo, the frontman of Oh Chentaku to perform at a local gig, and this being her first live performance ever. She later on continued performing at local shows and concerts. After graduating from university and getting a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, she then decided to become a singer songwriter, and later on resulted in an EP, and 2 albums, written and produced by her. Her music career in Malaysia was a success, earning a number of Anugerah Industri Muzik awards for her albums and singles. In 2011 Yuna moved to Los Angeles to pursue her international music career and was signed to Fader Label and later on, scored a major recording deal with Verve Records, producing the release of 3 albums. During her 5 years in the United States, she has thus far worked with Pharell, Usher, DJ Premier, Jhene Aiko and Mike Einziger of Incubus and has toured 15 countries. Her album Chapters was named one of the top 10 best R&B albums of 2016 by Billboard.
Hujan is a Malaysian indie alternative rock band, consisting of Noh Salleh, Hezry Hafidz, Azham Ahmad, Hang Dimas and Izzat Uzaini. Past members include Nazeri Nazirul and Azhar Imran. Although the band identifies as alternative, but performs a wide variety of genre and styles in Malaysian music industry. Fans of Hujan are dubbed "Raingers", as the band's name translates to "rain" in Malaysian.The band began forming in 2005 after Noh uploaded some of his demos to Myspace. In 2006 the band was officially formed and they began to work on 1, 2, 3, Go!, their first EP while touring.n 2009 the band won the Anugerah Industri Muzik Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song. Reception for Hujan has been positive and the band is considered to be one of the leading examples of alternative music in Malaysia.
The band was formed in 2007 (Malaysia) and have been gigging around which include various series of tours to Indonesia and Singapore and frontman, Myo having toured to places like Luzern, Zurich, Manchester, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Lugano, Tokyo, Bangkok, York to name few. The band is called Oh Chentaku (translation: Oh! My love/ Pronouncing: "Ocean Taco"). The band plays rock and progressing into other influences such as punk and electro/dubstep. Oh Chentaku consists of 6 friends: Myo, Naem, Jimmy, Amber, Wawa and Jack.
OAG, also spelled O@G, also known as Old Automatic Garbage, is a Malaysian pop and alternative rock band. The band, formed in 1992, was one of the first English language alternative rock bands in Malaysia to get huge attention from mainstream music listeners. The current line-up of the band are Radhi (vocals), Qi Razali (drums), Muhamad Nizam (guitar), Nazrin Zabidi (bass guitar), and Izmer Khasbullah (keyboard).
Masdo's rise to fame in Malaysia was nothing short of amazing. Formed only 2 years go, the band consisting of the very talented AliSariah. Putuceri, Ambobzeela, and Mawi saw success only after a year putting out music. Their hit Malay single 'Bunga' has an old, 70's classic vibe and quickly became the local music lover's favourite. A true bona fide story, Masdo's melodic tunes had led them to garner a lot of fans in a short amount of time and we are happy to have them a part of this festival!
Aizat began his music career as a contestant in the 5th season of Malaysian reality TV singing contest Akademi Fantasia A while after the contest ended, Aizat continues to write and produce more music together with his brother Anas, which later on became a huge success across Malaysia and Singapore. Aizat is well known for inducing creative sounds and lyrical prose within his songs. Aizat describes his music as a mixture of pop rock and alternative music influenced by Brit pop. In 2007, Aizat released two of his singles entitled "Hanya Kau Yang Mampu" and "Sahabat". "Hanya Kau Yang Mampu" was a major hit in Malaysia earning it the title of the Most Downloaded song in 2009 at Anugerah Planet Muzik. Since then Aizat has released two albums Percubaan Pertama and Urusan Aizat Amdan.
Najwa is one of Malaysia's best kept secrets, here's a rare talent that will serenade you with her darkly soulful voice. She spent a couple of years studying in Boston and then later relocated in New York to pursue music. Najwa then returns to Malaysia from her three year hiatus with a darker undertone in her music, experimenting with somber and minimalistic echoes over the usual warm piano accompaniments. Thus the Aurora EP is born- her sounds shamelessly stripped down into a bare electronic setting, her soul’s deepest shadows unveiled.
When you fuse cultural with modern beats, you will get Salammusik, a band from Malaysia that gives music a breath of fresh air, with not only addictive rhythms but also with lyrics that yearn to be heard. Salammusik expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and color. "In Malaysia we grow up with different cultures, traditions and surroundings, this reflex in Salammusik. “When our differences become music, it blends peaceful together." Salam says.
Enterprise entered the Malaysian indie-scene in 2011 with different backgrounds all together. They formed the band with a belief to convert the taste of the Malaysian music industry with something unique and extraordinary. They are an indie-electronic band from Subang Jaya, Malaysia composed of Nazree (vocalist,drummer), Ismail (vocalist, synth, bass), Hanafi (vocalist, guitarist) and Tariq(Percussionist). While it can be hard to define their music to a specific genre, it has been described to have influences from electronica synthy cosmic pop rock-ish bands. Their first public appearance was putting up a rehearsal session video on Youtubewhich quickly gained attention from promoters and organizers. Recently, the band made their fresh comeback at Urbanscapes 2014 at the main stage. Empowered by their strong beliefs, Enterprise’s main objective is to create a dance-full ambience to the World and to bring joy with their sound and lyrics. Nonetheless they have grown rapidly less in a year with such an achievements as being called out to perform for big scale concerts.
Pastel Lite is an electropop duo hailing from Kuala Lumpur who has been getting a lot of local and international recognition lately. Not only that they've performed as opening acts for Tame Impala in their 2016 show in Kuala Lumpur, but Pastel Lite has toured China and had garnered many fans who excited about their experimental sound. The band consists of Eff Hakim and Mohd Faliq, who met online when Faliq was looking for a female singer for his music projects. Together they released an EP together with Faliq producing and Eff writing and singing, and performed at local festivals and shows. Pastel Lite is currently working on their first album, and due to be released soon!
No Noise Percussion is a percussion group based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The group was formed when an opportunity came for a bunch of friends who graduated from diploma school of music to perform at an event requiring them to perform using non-musical instruments. Drawing inspiration from groups such as Stomp Out Loud, Blue Man Group, and Wadaiko Yamato, NNP came up with their own style of percussion performance. They use recycled objects and modify them to support their performance. After that, the group has gained a lot of attention and interests from local music lovers and event organizers. They even performed together with the rock band Stonebay at a local festival, proving everyone of their versatility.
Hani and Zue met at the age of 13 and found themselves singing in perfect harmony together. The two have been working on the refinement of each other’s skills while slowly gaining confidence to share their music to the whole world. The duo started off by performing at school-levelled events and invited prom nights from schools all around the city of Petaling Jaya. In the pursuit of experience, the duo started to engage themselves in open-mics and talent competitions, where they became acquaintances with many rising musicians.
Moving onto YouTube, Hani and Zue started to actively post covers in the year 2013. They are now currently working on their first album with renowned music producer AG Coco.
Bil Musa sounds as lovely as she looks. Singing about love and lost in the most sincere way, Bil writes mostly in the comfort of her bedroom and was just singing to herself before Yuna Room Records offered her a record deal. The next thing she knows, she's performing at festivals and local gigs. Her songs may seem very cute and innocent on the surface, but there's a lot of soul to Bil that listeners would have to really dive into her performance to see the real sadness, or real happiness that this songwriter had carefully laid in her music.
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