VIMA 2018 RELEASES OFFICIAL NOMINEES LIST

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Kuala Lumpur, November 10th 2018 
An Honest Mistake led the way with a staggering 8 nominations at the unveiling of the VIMA Music Awards “Gargantuan” Final Nominees List. Roshan Jamrock is featured in 9 nominations, however with 4 to his name and a further 5 as part of the Hip-hop crunk group K-Town Clan. Rabbit Mac notched 7 nominations while Sheezay, Arvind Raj, Crinkle Cut and HMGNC (Indonesia) each had 5 nominations.
The awards platform, now in it’s 10th years, attracted more than 1500 song submissions by musicians from more than 40 countries worldwide.
It isnt about the destination, but more about the journey“, shared Siva Zaphod Chandran, VIMA Founder.
VIMA has always been about elevating musicians, and we tend to do this even more effectively by creating a platform that drives publicity to the nominees. This is why over the years, we have placed more emphasis on the public voting segment and allowing each category to have a bigger list of nominees over a longer period of voting time. Over the course of 10 years, we have also moved on from huge single awards night presentation themes to more focused, publicity driven Microawards segments that harnesses the online viral strength of social media postings,  LIVE videos and stories.Unlike most other major awards platforms, VIMA has always played a “behind-the-scenes” approach by providing free coaching,mentoring, marketing & PR strategies, connecting musicians for product endorsements, gigs, campaigns launches, media appearances and so much more. We have never taken credit for what we have done in the lives of thousands of musicians, and we hope a whole new generation of musicians will benefit when VIMA introduces several new radical changes by 2020.” he added.
Official public voting for the various categories begins November 15th based on the following schedule:
a) Chill Song of The Year 15th November
b) Dance/Electronica Song of The Year 19th November
c) Hip-Hop/Rap Song of The Year 23rd November
d) Best Genrebender 27th November
e) Best Music Video December 2nd
All other categories – Best Pop Song, Best Collaboration, Best Rock Song, Best Overall Female Act, Best Male Vocalist (Malaysia&Singapore), Best Indian Song will have it’s public voting commence from December 10th onwards.
The award has become a benchmark for many awards platform across the globe and often acts as a launch pad for music acts tipped to be the next big thing. Some of the past winners include Yuna, Altimet, The Great Spy Experiment (Singapore), Joe Flizzow, Project E.A.R (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia), Prema Yin, K-Town Clan, Ze Rebelle, Sasi The Don, FuzzCulture (India), Thaitanium (Thailand), Up Dharma Down (Philippines), Inch Chua (Singapore), Feez Madea (Brunei), Electrico (Singapore), Pop Shuvit, Melissa Indot and many more. Interestingly many top notch celebrity musicians have also been nominated together with VIMA nominees as part of a collaboration and the awards has seen Pharrell, Mariah Carey, Dr. Alban, Rick Ross, RZA (Wu Tang Clan) all been nominated in the past.

The award platform is unique for allowing submissions from bedroom DJs, college acts, concert performances and even demo versions. It also champions singles rather than albums and recognizes songs of all languages in all genres including electronica,hip-hop,metal,pop,dance,rock and mash-ups/remixes.

Overall voting scores are determined through

30% Public votes

50% Global judges

20% social media presence including FB videos and Insta stories

BEST HIP HOP SONG

K TOWN CLAN

K-Town Clan with 5 nominations. Roshan Jamrock with a further 4 nominations

1. Nakaw Na Sandali – Zjay feat. Just Hush & Kent Mnl
2. Hold Me Down – Nadhira feat SXPH
3. Dont get me started – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
4. Monkey Business – K-town Clan
5. ATPB – Lo Ki ( Philippines)
6. Kaun Hoon Main – Brothahood
7. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix (India)
8. BalDoh – Krayziesoundz
9. Gong Nekara – Kmy Kmo & Luca Sickta
10. Bayappadathey – Rabbit Mac x Sheezay x Santesh
11. Katheye Ille – Arvind Raj feat INC
12.Unnai Thedi Varuvain – Aathitiyanz feat Arvind Raj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rshVVTF6Brg
MOBBSTARR

MOBBSTARR from Philippines was a previous VIMA Asia winner

13. Thee – Jey Ganesh Kamban
14. Pudhiya Era – ADK SRI RASCOL ( Sri Lanka/Malaysia)
15. Champion – MC SANNA feat. HYDE KARTY ( India)
16. Time Wastin – MAS1A (Canada)& XXXSS Tokyo ( Ukraine/Japan)
17. Rappidy Dappidy – Ashtin
18. Bida Tapi Ambung – Guardian of Rhythm ( Brunei)
19. One more shot/ Once You Go Dayak – Son of Age
20. Jejaga – Atrez feat Altimet,Along Cham,Haiza
RABBIT MAC

Rabbit Mac and Havoc Brothers. Rabbit has notched 6 nominations

21. Vai-lapalam FREEMIX (All Star)
Produced: Rabbit Mac
Performed: Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, MC Syze, Psychomantra, Roshan Jamrock, Lady Kash, Nigel Sparks, Stylomannavan, Balan Kashmir, Switche, Harvinth Skin, Kidd Santhe, DJ Ruckes, Bone Killa, Lawrence Soosai and Bugz.
22. BTM – Mobbstarr ( Philippines)

23. Ashtin – All The Way (Produced by Roshan Jamrock)

BEST ROCK SONG

BLACKSTAR

Blackstar (Indonesia) has 3 nominations and was a previous VIMA winner

1. Seven Seas – KVLTS
2. Lights Ignite – Airwaves on Fire
4. Take Them Down – Skies Are Red
5. ) Insomnified – Shadow Puppet Theatre
6. Moments – PLVINDRE
7. Roshan Jamrock featuring Adam Lobo – Katravai Patravai (The English Version)
8. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
Youtube link-
9. 5. Perfect Lies – AGO ( India)
10. Human – Volatile
11. On the attack – Volatile
12. Come My Way – TMJB
13 Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig – December Avenue ( Philippines)
14. To Dust and Mind – Manila Under Fire ( Philippines)
15. Kaahe Re – Antariksh
16. A Try – Alien Lipstick Fire
17. Wine & Sex – The Sutra ( Sri Lanka/ India/ France/ US/ Taiwan)
18. Nothing At All – Sabby & The Cats ( Singapore)
19. Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama – Bala Ganapathi William
20. Be Soul – Kaya
UNTO THE DAWN HONG KONG

Unto The Dawn (Hong Kong)

21. I Don’t Know – I Mean Us
22. Romantisme Digital – Blackstar ( Indonesia)
23. Luar Angkasa – Blackstar (Indonesia)
24. Before Everything Dies – Unto The Dawn ( Hong Kong)
25.飢餓殺手 – dayDream
26. Empty Six – Orchid Sword ( Taiwan)
27. The High Wall & The Color Red – Orchid Sword ( Taiwan)
28. KARMA 惡果 – Obsess ( Taiwan)
29. Emperor – Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men
30. Rye – Pullo ( Indonesia)
31. Betel Nuts – No-nonsense Collective ( Taiwan)
32. The Opening Song – No-nonsense Collective ( Taiwan)
33. Anugerah of The Year – Oh Chentaku
34. Pujaan Hati – Loko
35. Blind – The Endleaves
36. Segurista – The Dawn ( Philippines)
37. Tiga pagi – Fletch ( Indonesia)
38. Another Divine Joke – LO Peninsula (India)
kw

KW & THE FACEDOWN MOVEMENT (Pakistan) make a strong presence with 2 rock song nominations

39. Bend it – Kw and The Facedown Movement ( Pakistan)
40. Todi The Smoker – Kw and The Facedown Movement ( Pakistan)

DANCE/ELECTRONICA SONG OF THE YEAR

AHM

AN HONEST MISTAKE (MALAYSIA) chalked up 9 nominations thanks to their experimental dance and genre-bending tracks

1.Til Death Do Us Part- Tomas Ford ( Australia) (feat. Ze Rebelle (MY) ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61QLAKGouk
2. Snake With Limbs (Remix) – An Honest Mistake feat Fuzzculture (India)
3. We’re Alright – An Honest Mistake ( Southway Remix)
4. Love on the dance floor – Nadhira
5. Free – Dangerdisko × Q Sound
Spotify – Released 8th March 2018
6. Hologram – Ze Rebelle ( feat Docolv( France))
7. BADASS – LIDYA
8. Lekker Met Der Meiden – Merol ( Netherlands)
9. Call Me When You Can – His & Hers ( Netherlands)
10. SPELL – Monica Dogra & Curtain Blue
MEROL

Merol from Netherlands has certainly created a stir with her saucy songs

11. Paranox X Fivsta – Good Time
12. TUA-Fylix Francis
13. Please Stay – Talitha
14. Almere – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
15. Celebration – Young Stunna ( Nigeria) & DJ D3AN
16. Constant Wave of Emotions – HMGNC
17. The Deed – Hi-C ( Philippines)

BEST INDIAN/PUNJABI SONG

sheezay

Sheezay (Malaysia) was nominated 5 times

1. Dil Tere – Mandev Singh feat Shalmali Kholgade & Arvinder Raina
Spotify link:
2. Podu Sakka Podu – Sha zovve
3. PPVP – K-town Clan feat. Menaga Dolmayan –
4. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
Youtube link-
5. You’re The One – Brothahood (ft. The Rish)
6. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix
7. Saage Poren – Sheezay
8. Kaanamaley – Greeny feat Raj Pirate
9. #MrityunJayan – Tiban & Mathanakumar
SANTESH

Santesh with 4 nominations also created history by having the same song nominated in 2 different categories in 2 languages for Amalina

10. Paranox – Punjabi Tadka (ft. Dee lush & Srijan) ( India)
11. Shehr’ch Rehndi Goriye – Tigerstyle ( Scotland) x Paranox Official Remix (India)
12. Gujili –Deejay Gan x Sunitha Sararhy x Rabbit Mac
13. Love In Swiss – Havoc Brothers
14 Kaahe Re – Antariksh (India)
15. Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama – Bala Ganapathi William
16. Love Me – Lawrence Soosai
17. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
18. Thee – Jey Ganesh Kamban
19. Vellai Poove – ADK ( Sri Lanka) SRIRASCOL( Malaysia) feat. TEEJAY ( UK)
20. Champion – MC SANNA feat. HYDE KARTY ( India)
21. Nalai Namadhe – Dev Major feat Snehan, lykki Berry & Jags De Esan
22. Zindagi – Sangeetha Rajeev (India)
23. Tere Bina – Loysum feat Priyanka John
24. Ennoda Saripathi – MC Sai & Deyo feat Ratty Adiththan
25. Nirvathamay – Chinmayi, Swetha Mohan & Edwin S.A
sangeetha

Sangeetha Rajeev (India)

26. Yennule Neeye – Dhenesh, Shane Extreme
27. Amalina – Santesh

28. Kadhal Neeye – Bjorn Surrao,Shakthisree Gopalan & Suchith Suresan (India)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbEtnTP22yQ

29.Kathal Enge Ponathu – GBZ (Emzy Shady & Agathiyan)

30. Kaarat – Havoc Brothers

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

MONICA AND CURTAIN BLUE

Monica Dogra & Curtain Blue scored 5 nominations including Best Music Video

1.Snake With Limbs (Remix) – An Honest Mistake feat Fuzzculture (India)
2. Be Here Now – 4th Hue
2. We’re Alright – An Honest Mistake ( Southway Remix) UK
3. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
4. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
Youtube link-
5. Perfect Lies – AGO ( India)
6. Enjoy it while it lasts – Easy Wanderlings
7. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
8. Let Me Go – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
9. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue ( India)
10. Muax – Rabbit Mac
11. Letter to My Younger Self – Paperplane Pursuit
12. Solid Gold – Sam Rui ( Singapore) feat LXX ( Korea)
13. Luar Angkasa – Blackstar (Indonesia)
14. Patience – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
15. Time Wastin – MAS1A (Canada)& XXXSS Tokyo ( Ukraine/Japan)
16. Skandal – Pacai, Esham Shahlin, Juita Jalil
17. Rye – Pullo ( Indonesia)
18. Malicious Judicious – Golden Mammoth
19. Anugerah of The Year – Oh Chentaku
I WEAR XPERIMENT

I WEAR *EXPERIMENT from Estonia have 3 nominations including Best Music Video

20. Believe – When Chai Met Toast
21. DJ – SALAMMUSIK
22. Another Divine Joke – LO Peninsula (India)
23. Blackpepper – Airportradio ( Indonesia)
24. …of the street – Airportradio ( Indonesia)
25. Alpha Omega – Airportradio ( Indonesia)

BEST COLLABORATION

FALLING FEATHERS

Falling Feathers (Singapore)

1. Rainbow – An Honest Mistake ( DangerDisko Remix)
2. . Everything – Roshan Jamrock x An Honest Mistake (Boom Boom In Da BedRoom Remix) –
3. 7. Roshan Jamrock featuring Adam Lobo – Katravai Patravai (The English Version)
4. KAWKAW – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
5. Past And The Future Me – Jumero and Evelyn Feroza
6. Percaya – Nawkhi feat Didi Astilah & Jamiel Said
7. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue ( India)
8. Shehr’ch Rehndi Goriye – Tigerstyle ( Scotland) x (Paranox Official Remix)
9. Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw – December Avenue & Moira Dela Torre ( Philippines)
–> Official Music Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1pwbnzbe7g
10. Fallin’ – December Avenue & Clara Benin ( Philippines)
–> Live Performance Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFZOcv-gg7c
SAM RUI

Sam Rui (Singapore)

11. Boss – Rabbit Mac & Havoc Brothers
12. Bayappadathey – Rabbit Mac x Sheezay x Santesh
13. Shore – Ninu & Darren Ashley
14. Pretty Boy – Crinkle Cut & Khymn
15. Dancing Alone – Falling Feathers ( Singapore) & Love X Stereo ( Korea)
16. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
17. Last Call – Grazy Grace ( Korea) & Sam Rui (Singapore)
18. Vellai Poove – ADK ( Sri Lanka) SRIRASCOL( Malaysia) feat. TEEJAY ( UK)
19. COMPOSE – Young Stunna ( Nigeria) ft JSongz https://soundcloud.com/iamyoungstunna/compose-young-stunna-ft-jsongz
20. This too shall pass – HMGNC feat Agung Burgerkill (Indonesia)
21. Satukan Cinta – Ukie Junx, Najat, Judith Chung, Mallinda Zky, Roy Asar, Oki Eras, Jiddong JR, Alit Jabang Bayi, Yaman, Pampam, Natan SD (Indonesia)
22. Dewi Seraya – Salammusik feat Benzooloo
23. Vai-lapalam FREEMIX (All Star)
Produced: Rabbit Mac
Performed: Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, MC Syze, Psychomantra, Roshan Jamrock, Lady Kash, Nigel Sparks, Stylomannavan, Balan Kashmir, Switche, Harvinth Skin, Kidd Santhe, DJ Ruckes, Bone Killa, Lawrence Soosai and Bugz.
24.Where you Go – LIDYA, Furkan and Jelbrim (Germany), Alux Ammons (USA)

25.Kadhal Neeye – Bjorn Surrao,Shakthisree Gopalan & Suchith Suresan

CHILL SONG OF THE YEAR

EASY WANDERLINGS

Easy Wanderlings from India received 4 nominations including 2 songs in the Chill Song category

1. Rainbow – An Honest Mistake ( DangerDisko Remix)
2. Dancing With The Stars – Jumero
3. Navin & Juhi – Navin Kumar (India)
4. Battle Bloom – Waiting
5. I for little things – Easy Wanderlings
6. Summer is Away – Easy Wanderlings
7. Paint a picture – Droolfox (India)
8. HIer Mag Alles – Anna Speller ( Netherlands)
9. Surround – Im Innocent
HMGNC

HMGNC (Indonesia) with 5 nominations

10. 死宝貝 – I Mean Us (Taiwan)
https://youtu.be/L_jnT1I05qY
11. Sedikit Waktu – HMGNC
12. So Right – Kaya
13. No matter what – SATWO
14. Slow – Gentle Robot (Pakistan)

POP SONG OF THE YEAR

JOY VICTOR
1. Little Things – Tash (UK)
2. Podu Sakka Podu – Sha zovve
3. You wont try – Brendan De Cruz
4. Love you right – Nadhira feat Radio 3000
5. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
6 Heart of Steel – Mero/ Lawrence Soosai
7. Pwede Bang Ikaw Na Lang – Pino G ( Philippines)
8.Pejamkan – Aika
9. Dancing With The Stars – Jumero
10. Vida (Tanda Kasih) Oyent feat Syabil Sobrie of ‘Golden Mammoth’
11. You’re The One – Brothahood (ft. The Rish)
12. Comelnya Si Dia – Ze Rebelle
13. Battle Bloom – Waiting
14. Enjoy it while it lasts – Easy Wanderlings ( India)
15. Smile Again – Sherman Tan
16. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
17. Home – AKoustic Soul
18. Walnam Ka•sara Pring-An Ode to Life – Nokpante (India)
Youtube (Music Video) : https://youtu.be/b13tQ9ShlYs
19. HIer Mag Alles – Anna Speller ( Netherlands)
20. If i fall in love – Beverly Matujal
21. Let Me Go – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
CRINKLE CUT

Crinkle Cut were nominated 5 times including Best New Act

22.Cincin Di Jari – Jamiel Said ( Singapore)
23. Hanyut – The Impatient Sisters
24. Boxset Girlfriend – Lost Spaces
25. Woo Hoo – Paperplane Pursuit
26. Slip through your veins – Talitha
27. Justify – Crinkle Cut
28. Terrified – Falling Feathers ( Singapore)
29. Amalina – Santesh
30. Terbiar – Zulin Aziz
31. I’m U – I Mean Us (Taiwan)
32. DOGS – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
33. Runaway – David Soh
34. Hard to leave – Christian
35. Greenlight – The Printer Convention ( Australia)
36. Cowards & Warriors – The Printer Convention feat Caitlin Burnett ( Australia)
i mean us

Dreampop/shoegaze band I Mean Us from Taiwan received 4 nominations

37. Tuhi – Sangeetha Rajeev ( India)
38. Quick Sax – Deyo and Janani feat NeeQ (India)
39. Ku tuliskan lagu – Jonathan Tse
40. Selfie – Perfect Strangers (India)

BEST GENREBENDER

his n hers

His & Hers (Netherlands)

1. You Know – Sha Zovve
2.What Do You See – 4th Hue ( India)
3. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
4. Call The Police – Music Kitchen & Akram
5. KAWKAW – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
6. Let’s Go – Ja Aram Tai
7.Two Lost Souls- Tanya Nambiar ( India) https://open.spotify.com/album/58rlQJC0tik7xx4HULZ5xj
8. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix (India)
9. Wake Up Rama – Sanjeev T
10. Mount Palani – Sanjeev T
11. Cheshire Cat – FAZZ
12. The Shakes – Metro Fantastic ( Philippines)
13. Y – Avery Fos
14. The Awakening – Palindroma ( India)
15 Change – Palindroma (India) feat Lili Del Sol ( Colombia)
17. Dirty Dreamer – His & Hers ( Netherlands)
18. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue (India)
19. Katyuchuk My Love – Pragnya Wakhlu (India)
20. Shore – Ninu & Darren Ashley
21. Pretty Boy – Crinkle Cut & Kymn
22. Colours of Hate – Buddhi De Mal ( Sri Lanka)
4th hue

4th Hue (India)

23. 13. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
24. Johnny The Hero – I Mean Us ( Taiwan)
25. . Galvin Patrick – Popular (feat. Joeshrl)
26. Galvin Patrick, DeenOmyte & Fortr3zz – Mimpi Yang Terapung
27. Skandal – Pacai feat Aji
28. Sedikit Waktu – HMGNC
29. Buka hati ku kembali – HMGNC
30. Lost in Flames – Deyo, Keshav Ram & Sheshadiri Varadarajan (India)
31. Malicious Judicious – Golden Mammoth
32. Demons – Psytrus
33. Who are you? – When Chai Met Toast (India)
34. DJ – SALAMMUSIK
35. Goodbyes – Michelle SgP (Singapore)
36. Blow up doll – Perfect Strangers (India)
37. Walk on the Wildside – Perfect Strangers (India)
salam musik

Salammusik

38. Black Pepper – Airportradio (Indonesia)
39. Gunslinger – An Honest Mistake & Stellar Dreams

40.Stellar – Bjorn Surrao (India) & Suchith Suresan

BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT

nadhira

Nadhira received 4 nominations

1. Love you right – Nadhira feat Radio 3000
2. Two Lost Souls- Tanya Nambiar ( India) https://open.spotify.com/album/58rlQJC0tik7xx4HULZ5xj
3. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
4. If i fall in love – Beverly Matujal
5.in Your Arms Tonight – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
6 Hanyut – The Impatient Sisters
7. Katyuchuk My Love – Pragnya Wakhlu ( India)
8. Justify – Crinkle Cut
TANYA NAMBIAR

Tanya Nambiar (India)

9. Solid Gold – Sam Rui ( Singapore)
10. Escape -Michelle SgP
11. Costa (Japan)

BEST MALE VOCALIST ( MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE)

maha jeffery

Maha Jeffery

1. Matthew Mckelson
2. Brendan De Cruz
3. Jared Lim ( Jumero)
4. Santesh
5. Oyent
6. Sean Choon ( Volatile)
7. Sherman Tan
8. Maha Jeffery
9. Darren Ashley
10. Emmanuel ( Kaya)
11. Christian
12. Pacai
13. Myo ( Oh Chentaku)
14. Darryl Thomas
15. Jamiel Said

EARLY WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS

KELVYN YEANG

KELVYN YEANG with his Guitar God of Malaysia VIMA award

VIMA HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS

  1. Ridzuan Hameed (awarded)
  2. Gerard Singh (microaward presentation TBA)
  3. Vijay David (microaward presentation TBA)

 

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