OFFICIAL SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT : COUNTRY BARN USJ SPONSORS VIMA HALL OF FAME AWARDS!

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The new Country Barn Pub & Restaurant will sponsor and host a special VIMA Microawards ceremony that will be held on Saturday February 23rd to present the awards to the VIMA 2018/2019 Hall of Fame inductees.

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The 3 mentor-teacher-entertainers, Vijay David, Gerard Singh and Edwin Nathaniel have contributed immensely to the local music scene as well as the growth of the music community.

We are proud to be associated with such a prestigious award and these 3 music legends deserve all the respect and accolade that is coming their way. This is our way of giving back and playing a key role in keeping the local music scene going with our own combination of good music, food and ambience” shared Jeffrey Bhagwan, Director of Country Barn.

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Jeffrey Bhagwan (Director, Country Barn)

The VIMA Hall of Fame awards was introduced in 2008 and previous inductees included Poetic Ammo, Pop Shuvit, Paul Ponnudorai( posthumous), Ahmad Izham Omar, Jason Lo, Azmyl Yunor, OAG, Too Phat, Issa Rodriguez, Jasmine Low, Jakeman, Nice Stupid Playground and many more who have been inducted in the 10 years of VIMA awards.

THE NEW COUNTRY BARN PUB & RESTAURANT : The Tavern that’s Fully Licensed for Fun

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Combining both a traditional pub setting and a cosy dining area, the family-run outlet presents a fresh, comfortable ambience, and no-frills but fully tasty meals.

The new Country Barn Pub & Restaurant, while with a name that boasts a two-decade history, is welcomingly fresh in all that it now has to offer from its location in the bustling USJ Sentral commercial district of Subang Jaya. Nestled among the shop lots in Jalan USJ Sentral 3, just across from the USJ Giant Hypermarket, is this family-run pub and restaurant that showcases an elegantly styled bar and a distinctly designed dining space.

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Country Barn takes pride in being a homely, family-friendly establishment that provides a comfortable atmosphere, making it the perfect place for family dinners, informal meetings, or just a fresh new place to go to for a few drinks with friends and business associates.

King Gopal’s Uppu Curry & Pork Burger

The dinner menu at Country Barn offers an array of comforting favourites that are both of Asian and Western origin. The selection presented here are all specialty food items by the members of the family that operates the outlet, making each dish a tasty, home-style, hearty serving with a sense of honesty in them.

Aloha Bacon Pizza & Anchovies with Sausage

Some of the deliciously satisfying dishes that are served here, strictly Country Barn style, are King Gopal’s Uppu Curry, Mary’s Mutton, Pork Burger, Chicken Burger, CB Chicken Wings, The Chief’s Pork Steak, Chicken Chop, Bangers and Mash, Piglets in Blankets, Aloha Bacon Pizza, Siew Yoke Pizza, Chicken Masala Pizza, Tuna Cheese Melt, Loaded Tortilla Chips, Hot Chick 69, Vegetarian Pizza, and many more.

                                                      Mary’s Mutton & Chicken Chop

The firm belief of the family that runs Country Barn, is that how food is cooked for the family at home is how it is cooked in Country Barn. This is reflected also in the food’s presentation as the dishes are never overdressed.

Bangers and Mash & Hot Chick 69

Also to be noted is the elegant and cosy character of the outlet. Upon entering the premise, guests are greeted by the long black marble-topped bar that houses the draught beer taps, and the exquisite, glimmering mosaic feature wall. Guests have the pick of four seating choices.

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There is the bar seating, the high table seating, and for those who prefer to be seated at dining tables, a comfortable dining area is also available. For a quiet evening over a fine bottle of drink and meal, a lounge seating is yet another privilege.

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Loaded Tortilla Chips

Country Barn helps guests unwind, not just with scrumptious meals and relaxing drinks, but a pool table too, for those inclined to have a game or two. Soccer or sports fans, a big screen along with television screens placed at strategic spots in the outlet will make sure that no crucial match gets ignored here. Live band and live DJ sessions are available on selected nights.

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Making sure to serve the best, Country Barn carries Tiger Draught, Guinness Draught and Kilkenny Draught, as well as selected bottled beers, ciders, wines, liquors and cocktails. With many brands of fine liquors to choose from, that are single malt, blended and Irish whiskeys, vodka, gin and rum, there is surely something for everyone.

COUNTRY BARN PROMOTION

A MUG OF KILKENNY WITH PORK FAVOURITES

FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

1-6 FEBRUARY (closed on Sunday)

This Chinese New Year season, guests are invited to enjoy two pork dishes that are paired with a special deal on Kilkenny. A creation borne purely from the enjoyment of pork is Country Barn’s SIEW YOKE PIZZA. This is a thin crust pizza that is carpeted with chunks of siew yoke (roasted pork belly), olives, melted cheese, a blend of other fine toppings, and a sprinkle of homemade chili seasoning for added gusto.

Then there is THE CHIEF’S PORK STEAK that is a 250gm slab of meat and a juicy fat layer, grilled to make this a pork steak for one who relishes a good bite in the meat. Alongside are creamy mashed potatoes, vegetables and a choice of either mushroom or black pepper gravy; homemade.

 Country Barn invites guests to savour these two dishes that come with a celebratory deal. From 1 February to 6 February (closed on Sunday), one mug (330ml) of KILKENNY DRAUGHT BEER is offered at RM1 (Normal Price: RM17.80) with every purchase of a SIEW YORK PIZZA (RM25.80) or THE CHIEF’S PORK STEAK (RM25.80). Prices are nett. Terms apply.

Country Barn Pub & Restaurant location:

G16, Jalan USJ Sentral 3, USJ Sentral, Persiaran Subang 1, Subang Jaya, Selangor. (Tel: 03-8011 5582) Business hours: 5pm to midnight ( Monday to Thursday), 5pm to 1am (Friday and Saturday).

SPA CEYLON MALAYSIA SPONSORS VIMA BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT AWARD

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Spa Ceylon has come aboard as the official sponsor for the VIMA BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT Category. Besides sponsoring the Gold Crystal Award for the main prize winner, Spa Ceylon will also be giving away Spa Ceylon Product prizes to the Top 3 winners from Malaysia and the top International female act. The 12 nominees include musicians from Canada, Japan, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

” We are truly pleased to be the official sponsor for this category because it showcases some amazing female talents from across the world. We, as a brand, have always looked to support women related platforms, be it the International Women’s Day, Women entrepreneurs and women empowerment programs. Globally we have also been endorsed and linked to prominent personalities and celebrities, and this is one way we aim to introduce the brand to a wider demographic of men and women. We wish all nominees the best of luck and we look forward to the judging phase to recognize the winners off this prestigious award” shared Jeevah Nadraj, Managing Director of Spa Ceylon Malaysia.

All public votes were conducted on the official VIMA Music Awards page

http://www.facebook.com/vimamusicawards

It is exciting times ahead for Spa Ceylon Malaysia as they near the launch of their next outlet in Midvalley next month, joining the other successful outlets launched in Publika, Nu Sentral and KLIA.

 

SPA CEYLON is the iconic wellness brand celebrated for its commitment to health and well-being. Spa Ceylon products are based on Ayurveda. AYURVEDA is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic “Home Spa” formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind, and soul.

 

Formulated only with the purest natural ingredients, Spa Ceylon’s high-performance products are enriched with powerful Ayurveda herbs certified organic essential oils, precious natural minerals, extra-virgin coconut oil, rich ocean salts & the finest spices from Ceylon. Designed to delight the senses, the formulae are infused with luxuriously rich island aromas, blended with fine aromatic essential oils of exotic flowers, herbs, fruits, and woods.

Spa Ceylon now produces over 450 all-natural Ayurveda inspired Skin Care, Bath & Body Care, Hair Care, Medicated Balms & Oils & Home Aroma Veda.

DISCOVER MORE:-

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OFFICIAL SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT : VYNER MUSIC SPONSORS BEST MALE VOCALIST AWARD

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Vyner Music School team : Cheryl, Dila, Sharon & Cindy

VYNER MUSIC & TRAINING CENTRE is the sponsor for a customized VIMA award – Best Male Vocalist ( Malaysia & Singapore).

Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/vynermusic

Find out who are the 15 nominees selected:
https://globalvima.com/2018/11/10/vima-2018-releases-official-nominees-list/

VYYNER MUSIC & TRAINING CENTRE, established 2016 in USJ, is dedicated to nurturing and educating young special needs and children on the autism spectrum in music and life skills. They work in effective partnership with the families and care givers.

The school is run by the Vyner family who are very musically inclined.

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Cindy Deborah Vyner, Director of Operations and Chief Judge for VIMA

As a first time judge for VIMA i’m really looking forward to playing my role in determining who becomes the Best Male Vocalist for VIMA. In fact, I have already begun doing my own online research on the nominees and I’m truly impressed with what i have seen and heard so far“, said Cindy Deborah Vyner, Director of Operations for Vyner Music and also chief judge for the awards category. Her judging panel will include her musically gifted nephew Joshua Danial Johnson and her siblings Sharon Rachel Vyner ( Director of Academic Studies, Vyner Music) & Mark Gilbert Vyner (Senior Security Specialist, Techlab Security).

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Vyner Family  ( L to R) : Cindy, Mark, Joshua, Sharon and mum Carmen ( front)

Joshua has performed with pop stars like Jaclyn Victor, Zainal Abidin, Juwita Suwito and the Aseana Percussion Unit He also represented Malaysia together with his friend Salvador ,at the Talent Gala Night in Hong Kong, where they emerged champions in the Best Duet category, winning against participants from 15 nations from Asia Pacific including China, New Zealand and Australia. The duo was mentored by Edwin Nathaniel, who himself was recently inducted into the VIMA Hall of Fame.

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Joshua has his own band ZIMI J and performs regularly for various events including at KLPAC, Segi University, Hand in Hand With The Stars, Headstart Academy launch and NGO related platforms. He has composed a song for NASOM and has recently even performed on TV with his band.

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Vyner Music School has always been about helping children to unfold and elevate their musical talent, and we are proud to be able to sponsor this award as a way to inspire our students to excel“, shared Sharon Rachel Vyner, Director of Academic Studies.

She added , “Our objective and main curriculum is through music instructions in a completely non judgemental,loving, and encouraging environment. Under the umbrella of music, we help them develop appropriate social interaction by building trust and improving their confidence and self-esteem. We help them develop inter-personal communication and relationships outside the sphere of music. We use music as a tool to achieve non-musical goals for the child /adolescent.”

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VYNER MUSIC CURRICULUM

Children (4 to 12 years)

·       Music and Rhythm
·       Graded exams by Rock School and Trinity of London
·       Communicative English Language
·       Literacy
·       Developing fine motor-skills through music and art
·       Physical education and games

Classes are from 9am to 4pm for a full day and 9am to 1pm half day. Lunch, snacks and tea break will be provided for full day. Light lunch will be provided for half day.

For further enquiries kindly email vynerstudent@gmail.com

 

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)
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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)
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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. Fivsta 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)
18. Faagun (Original Mix) – Crostec& Xouvyc (India)  (Wildcard)

BEST INDIAN/PUNJABI SONG

sheezay

Sheezay (Malaysia) was nominated 5 times

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

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

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

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)
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19. HIer Mag Alles – Anna Speller ( Netherlands)
20. If i fall in love – Beverly Matujal
21. Let Me Go – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
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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)
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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

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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)
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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 (Australia)
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)
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Salammusik

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

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

BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT

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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
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Tanya Nambiar (India)

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

BEST MALE VOCALIST ( MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE)

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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)

 

 

JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION RULES

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The JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION was Malaysia’s 1st Multi-lingual song competition organized by Jalakx Sdn Bhd and VIMA (Voice International Music Awards).

Here are the terms and conditions of how a musician may submit and participate in the competition.

  1. The competition is open to musicians based in Malaysia.
  2. Any song released between January 1st,2015 and 20th September 2017 is eligible to be submitted.
  3. Songs of any language can be submitted. The organizers also encourage multiple language songs.
  4. Songs of any genre may be submitted (Pop, Dance, Hip-hop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, R&B, etc)
  5. The song submission date begins from July 27th 2017 and will close on September 20th 2017.
  6. Musicians are allowed to submit Deepavali songs that are also of family or unity themed.
  7. Musicians are encouraged to send in festive or upbeat songs.
  8. Musicians are discouraged from sending in songs that are vulgar, racist, political or songs with any double meanings.
  9. Songs should be submitted as audio or video links. Musicians are encouraged to send in song links from either Soundcloud, Spotify or Youtube.
  10. All songs links must be submitted to deepavalisong@gmail.com
  11. Musicians may send in as many entries. No limit to the number of songs as long as the songs are festive, family or unity themed.
  12. All musicians are advised to send in full names(or name of band), a short profile, contact details, social media links (if there is any).
  13. All musicians are encouraged to visit the JALAKX Facebook page and like the page to follow all the latest updates including the final nominees announcement

http://www.facebook.com/jalakx

14.  The final nominees list of votes are expected to commence for 1 week between the final week of September and the 1st week of October.

15.  Musicians are encouraged to create their own social media postings, photos and short videos to help promote their submissions. This will be valuable to engage fans, friends and family to help support the musician during the competition.

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From the entries, the organizers are targeting up to 15 nominees for the final round of voting.

The final 15 nominees will go through a public round of voting which makes up 50% of the scores and the other 50% will be scored by celebrity and industry judges.

The Top 3 winners will be awarded a crystal award and the final list of 10 to 12 songs will be selected for nationwide promotion as well as the potential to be marketed globally.

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REGALO FASHION SPONSORS VIMA MODEL OF THE YEAR

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VIMA MODEL AWARDS 2016 is pleased to announce that Regalo Fashion will be sponsoring the VIMA MODEL OF THE YEAR awards category.

VIMA Model Awards was conceived with the main objective of seeking individuals beyond just looks and glamour – models who are smart, fun loving, strong minded, independent and confident.It’s the game changing model awards where age,height, skin colour, size is not a major factor!

VIMA MODELS:  www.facebook.com/vimamodelawards

Online store    : regalo-style.myshopify.com

The sponsorship includes 3 Hoops Watches for the Top 3 winners and also sponsorship of the 3 crystal awards.

Quote from Regalo Fashion:

“As a company that advocates diversity, equality and respect, we are proud to sponsor the VIMA Model of The Year award. We believe that the winners of these categories are symbols of the modern women and epitomizes strength and resolve in the face of the current adversities that women all around the world have to face. We are proud to associate Hoops Watches with these great women who we believe will serve as great ambassadors, not just for Hoops and Regalo, but for every woman through the great work that they have done and will continue to do in the future.”

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Regalo Fashion is a fashion distribution house which was established in 2016. What started as a passion for watches, turned into a full fledged craving for ‘out of this world’ fashion products. Their aim is to offer customers, the highest quality of watches and fashion accessories and they will not have to break the bank to own any of it.

“Our customers are our priority and we strive to provide them with the best, always.”

Regalo Fashion are the Exclusive Distributors of;

1. HOOPS Watches & Accessories (Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei)
2. Elliot Havok Watches & Accessories (Malaysia)

HOOPS Watches Italia

HOOPS is a high-end, international watch brand that is making waves around the world in places such as Japan, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, France, The United Kingdom, Italy & Greece.

HOOPS watches are identified by its unique look which captures a never-ending colorfulness; having elements of elegance, classic jewel-like, clean cut features while still remaining young and cool.

One of the outstanding characteristic of all HOOPS watches is their milky glass cover; a cloudy glass which makes HOOPS watches so special and different from any other watch you’ve seen up until today.

HOOPS watches are available with an attractive and fair price to allow everyone to enjoy the experience of owning a HOOPS watch.

All HOOPS watches come with a 2-year warranty and they are all water proof (3ATM).

HOOPS is the fastest selling watch brand in Italy and are now aiming to spread their brand of fresh and funky designs to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, through its exclusive partners, Regalo Fashion.

The 3 sponsored HOOPS watches for the winners are:

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VIMA MODEL OF THE YEAR : JOLIE GOLD SERIES

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VIMA MODEL 2ND PLACE : ICON FLOWERS SERIES

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VIMA MODEL 3RD PLACE : CHERIE NOIR SERIES

Elliot Havok

Elliot Havok watches is the brainchild of 23-year-old California based, Steven Elliot Ng. He has launched 10 successful projects on Kickstarter, crowdfunding over $1.5 million since 2012.

The birth of Havok watches began on November 30, 2015. It reached its $10,000 goal in less than an hour. Steven ended that campaign with over $320,000 in crowdfunding.

We at Regalo Fashion are glad to be the exclusive distributors of Havok watches, here in Malaysia.

Social media links

https://twitter.com/RegaloClothing?s=09
https://www.facebook.com/RegaloWatches/
https://www.instagram.com/regalo.clothing/

online store: regalo-style.myshopify.com.

More info on VIMA MODEL AWARDS

https://globalvima.com/2016/06/16/samira-wins-the-esprit-award-for-round-4-of-vima-model-awards/ (ROUND 4)
https://globalvima.com/2016/05/26/pullman-putrajaya-lakesidejoins-as-venue-host-for-vima-model-awards/ (Round 4 sponsor tie up)
https://globalvima.com/2016/04/29/blog-post-title-3/ (Round 3)
http://www.thehive.asia/2016/04/vima-model-awards-crowns-face-of-year.html (Round 2)
https://sg.style.yahoo.com/vima-model-awards-crowns-face-070200229.html (Round 2 Yahoo Singapore)

Official Announcement: Narayana Tea Stall Sponsors Best Indian/Punjabi Song

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Narayana Tea Stall,a unique restaurant that bridges the old with the new, took an unprecedented leap into the world of music by sponsoring the Best Indian/Punjabi Song category. The restaurant recently launched its first outlet in Uptown Avenue Seremban 2

www.facebook.com/narayanateastall 

Narayana Tea Stall is something very close to our hearts. It has that authentic feel about it, some might even term it as a nostalgic charm. Our aim is to bring people together from different walks of life through a tapestry of fun, laughter, moments, good food and drinks.

And now we wish to explore our platform to become a place for musicians, art, fashion, events and also various forms of merchandising to bring a different experience for our wonderfully supportive customers and friends.

The local music scene has certainly grown by leaps and bounds and over the past few years we have noticed many local musicians are now the producers or singers on many famous movie soundtracks. Narayana Tea Stall is proud to be associated with the VIMA platform to help recognize all these amazing talents“, shared Sobana Krishnan, CEO and co-owner of Narayana Tea Stall.

 

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Husband and wife team : Sobana (right) and Ravee (left)

The VIMA INDIAN/PUNJABI song category has been one of the most followed and voted categories over the years with many prominent musicians winning and nominated such as Goldkartz, Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, Rubba Bend, Roshan Jamrock, Young Ruff, Raj Pirate, Arvinder Raina,Havoc Brothers, Lady Kash (Singapore), Shruthi, Thyviya, Thiban, Shane Extreme, and many more. VIMA MUSIC AWARDS is one of the world’s biggest music awards recognition platform and has been around since its inception in 2008. Some of the biggest local musicians such as Yuna, Joe Flizzow, Altimet, Bizhu, Poova, Alex Subryn, Prema Yin, Poetic Ammo, Hujan, Bunk Face and many more have all won on this stage.

http://www.facebook.com/vimamusicawards

See Past winners of the awards here

This year’s Best Indian/Punjabi Song Nominees and Public Votes

 

“We will be hosting the winners of this category to a special lunch in Seremban where we will present the awards to the winners next month. We are also currently in talks with several musicians to carry their albums and CD’s for sale at Narayana Tea Stall. We also hope to organize many interesting activities and events to engage the community to be part of and to foster friendship” , added Sobana.

Narayana Tea Stall has also been in the limelight recently for pulling off unique promos and hosting celebrities at its restaurant.The interior decor is lined with various colorful quotes and paintings of sports stars, movie and music celebrities and famous characters.

It recently hosted the finalists of the VIMA Model Awards 2016 to a special lunch.

http://www.facebook.com/vimamodelawards

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Also do check out the funny and twisted take on superheroes via their pre-launch promos.

All 7 parts about The Adventures of Kelawarman and The Narayana Tea Stall case can be found here 

Currently the restaurant has many signature dishes that are in demand such as their breakfast sets, mutton curry, chicken varuvel, Briyani sets, thali lunch and of course, the Narayana Tea!

Narayana Tea Stall is open every day from 9am to 9pm. It’s closed on every Wednesdays.

The address : No.201, Jalan S2 B14, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, Seremban.

Tel : 06-6030831  (narayanateastall@gmail.com)

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DJ Sally (left) and DJ LUQE (right) visited Narayana Tea Stall and gave the food a thumbs up! 

Thanks to Narayana Tea Stall for the Privilege Card, and now every time we go there we have a discount. You can ask staff how to get the card. As well, they have variety of the finest Indian cuisine, delicious meals that really made our Saturday. Make sure to dine in there when you are around the area.” – DJ Sally (Uzbekistan) and DJ LUQE.

Exclusive Interview with VIMA Winners SOG

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Back in 2013, SOG (Sekumpulan Orang Gila) grabbed their first VIMA award when they easily over-powered their way to the Best College Act title.

Now its only taken them 3 years to land the highest honour of VIMA MUSIC AWARDS by being named one of the 4 acts to win the coveted VIMA Thank You For
Existing Award, set aside for the most innovative and creative act among all the nominees.

What sets them apart from other rock acts is their ability to merge and infuse other elements and styles to generate their own freestyle genre that’s infectious, hard and melodic all at the same time.

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The band provided some answers to a quick set of interview questions we put forth recently.

1. Congratulations on winning the VIMA THANK YOU FOR EXISTING AWARD. How do you feel about being bestowed the highest honor for VIMA?

Thank you! Actually we didn’t expect to receive the highest honor for VIMA. Of course we are elated to win such a thing. With this kind of recognition, we are absolutely gonna strive harder in creating music and to share it with the world.

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2. Who are your key influence to your style of music and genre?
P.Ramlee, M.Nasir and some international acts like Issues, Bring Me The Horizon & Underoath.

3. What are you currently working on and what can your fans expect from you in the near future?
We are currently working on our upcoming brand new album. To be released this November 9th.

4. If you had a chance to perform with any musician in the world, who would it be and why?
Linkin Park. They’re the biggest modern rock band in the world!

5. What are your thoughts about the current music scene and what can be done to make things better?

Our current music scene is full of negative vibes. These kind of dangerous vibes eventually will impair the creativity level of our local talents. We have to unite, stand strong together in order to make things better. Our music scene needs a revolution.

Exclusive Interview with VIMA winner bittymacbeth

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VIMA MUSIC AWARDS has just announced that bittymacbeth from Singapore, the soul-pop-funkstress, has notched its highest award by being named one of the 4 acts that will receive the Thank You For Existing Award at the upcoming VIMA MUSIC & MODEL Awards night in Kuala Lumpur.

The Thank You For Existing Award is given out to the most creative & innovative acts in the region annually.

The following is an exclusive interview with her:

1. Congratulations on winning the VIMA THANK YOU FOR EXISTING AWARD. How do you feel about being bestowed the highest honor for VIMA?

Thank you! I’m really surprised, I didn’t know this award existed less than 24 hours ago. But thank you for appreciating my music and my existence.

2. Who are your key influence to your style of music and genre?

Esperanza Spalding, Allen Stone, Khalil Fong, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper Experiment, Jon Foreman, Anchor & Braille.

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3. What are you currently working on and what can your fans expect from you in the near future?

I’m performing at a couple of national festivals in August (details on http://www.facebook.com/bittymacbeth) – and in a couple of months I’ll be releasing something in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day!

Before I launched the album Dru already expressed interest about wanting to produce my next single, we’ve picked out the song already. So some time from now I’ll be releasing a new single, and then maybe an EP to follow.


4. If you had a chance to perform with any musician in the world, who would it be and why?

Besides wanting to work with my influences, I would really like to work with Yuna or Lianna La Havas, they’re talented performers and songwriters and I think our styles could work pretty well together.

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5. What are your thoughts about the current music scene and what can be done to make things better?

I’m really encouraged to hear all the new music coming out from my peers – it’s good for what it is, and I don’t praise it just because it’s “local”/”regional” or because they’re my friends.

We in the industry always seem to be having this discussion. It seems all the different agencies involved don’t seem to take risks.

Consumers always fall back on the same international artistes they listen to because they are comfortable with what they know. I also see their side – why should you have to make an effort to seek out local music to listen to just because it’s local? (However, it must also be said that many other countries like Japan, they’re very nationalistic and thus support their local musicians readily.)

This is where media and music enterprises come in – they could provide the exposure to make local music prevalent in society and culture. However, radio, TV, streaming platforms, record labels, etc don’t take a chance on more local music because they’re afraid it won’t be commercially viable. I understand the music business is still a business.

But what is each artiste’s USP anymore if they’re all following the same formula for an “success”? There is a smorgasbord of Singaporean rock, alternative, indie, electronic, soul, R&B, jazz, funk, etc music – there’s richness in what we have, stuff that is quite different from what’s on the American Top 40 charts.

Of course, artistes, musicians, producers, arrangers and composers also have the responsibility to grow and improve at their craft, be humble, support each other – we can’t afford not to – and to make the best of every situation, instead of being bitter and jaded and full of complaints. I understand this may be hard sometimes when the money earned just isn’t enough to battle rising living costs.

I summarise this with what my friend Aya Sekine said: instead of #supportlocal – because that makes us sound like we need hand-outs and pity – let’s #believelocal, for what we need is pride and joy in our music, a part of our national culture and identity.

Read more about bittymacbeth here

5 Things You Dindt Know About bittymacbeth

Samira Wins The Esprit Award for Round 4 of VIMA Model Awards

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The winner of the VIMA MODEL AWARDS ROUND 4, The Esprit Award (Lively Intelligence) was awarded to SAMIRA of Iran!

Samira came up trumps among the 10 models who participated in the 4th Round which was hosted and sponsored by Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside on June 4th 2016 . Her vivacious wit and constant creativity that began to exude even from the 3rd round finally shone through.

Second place went to Elyssa Angelica Choy and third place went to Ashanti Alan.

Samira will receive a special crystal award with a certificate at the upcoming VIMA MUSIC & MODEL AWARDS night, while Elyssa and Ashanti will both receive a special certificate.

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The 4th round, which consisted of 3 main activities, were led by the founders/organisers of VIMA MODEL AWARDS.

Activity 1: Brain Teasers and Trivia (a 30 minute test led by Siva Zaphod Chandran)

Activity 2: Debate and Discussion ( a 2 hour segment where contestants were given only 30 minutes to form their opinion and views based on a random question picked. This activity was led by MV Rekha Menon)

Activity 3: Model Workshop ( a fun 3 hour workshop led by Nancy, who engaged the girls in catwalk, mix n match dressing, make up tips and a modelling overview)

The other models who participated in the 4th round were : Anika (Russia), Sandra Lee, Joanna Joseph, Salikhova Asal (Uzbekistan), Sofia, Jess Rooproy and Mary from the Philippines.

All photographs Courtesy of Sanjay Signature and Chandra Segaran.

PULLMAN PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE “OUR WORLD IS YOUR PLAYGROUND”

PULLMAN PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE JOINS AS VENUE HOST FOR VIMA MODEL AWARDS

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Mr Roberts Ejubs, General Manager of Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside with MV Rekha Menon, Co-Founder of VIMA Model Awards

Pullman Putrajaya have agreed to become the venue host of the final exciting round of the VIMA MODEL AWARDS as well as to explore working ties over the next few years which includes becoming an avenue for musicians, fashion shows, exciting entertainment & lifestyle festivals and much more.
After a discussion with co-founder of VIMA Model Awards, MV Rekha Menon and handshake to represent working ties , Roberts Ejubs, The General Manager of Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside shared the following:

“The entire Team at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside are delighted to host the final, exciting round of the VIMA model awards. These awards are all about celebrating the life of each truly independent model and their own unique culture, personality and outlook on life.The VIMA awards celebrate and empower each model and this is what is so exciting the VIMA awards. At the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside we too celebrate and embrace each individual guest, and our team of highly skilled “connectors” are continually encouraged and coached in order to ensure they continue to further develop their own careers. ”

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Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside,sprawled over four acres on the shores of the Putrajaya Lake, is the newest elegant addition to Putrajaya. It is considered the epitome of class and a heaven of sensory delights with one of the largest signature spa facilities in Malaysia.

Check out the amazing fun-filled corporate video of the Hotel:

Also check out their Magical Ramadhan Nights Video

(Magical Ramadhan Night festivities include stunning seafood stalls, an all you can eat durian stall, homemade turkish delight, a carvery of delicious meats, beautiful fresh garden salads and 20 others exciting food and beverage stands. In addition they are also delighted to offer 7 forms of live entertainment each evening including a traditional band, a duo of live entertainment, a magical clown as well as a breath taking fire eater. There will also be a stunning light display included in this one all inclusive price)

ROUND 4:
ROUND 4 of the awards platform will focus on evaluating and testing the 16 qualified contestants in the area of problem solving, discussions and dialogue as well as an assessment of the intellect. The single day event, to be held at Pullman Putrajaya on June 4th, will also incorporate a special modeling workshop led by Nancy, CEO of Empire Models Asia and co-founder of VIMA Model Awards.

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Nancy, Co-Founder of VIMA Model Awards & CEO of EMpire Model Asia

Nancy shared:
“The 4th Round, is an exciting and interesting round where we will be having some fun time with catwalk, poses and makeup tips. We will be asking each and every contestant to share their way of experience in all those said techniques as well as ours. We will have a time frame also to test the girls on dressing up to fashion and applying makeup as well as posing up to the camera in within a very short time of frame. VIMA Model Awards is not only about pageant, but also how we mould and elevate these beautiful ladies to greater heights.”

VIMA Model Awards was conceived with the main objective of seeking individuals beyond just looks and glamour – models who are smart, fun loving, strong minded, independent and confident.

http://www.facebook.com/vimamodelawards

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Each round provided the organizers an opportunity to evaluate and provide all forms of challenges and tests to assess the contestants from their looks, presentation and communication skills, talent and even unfolding sessions of their personalities and backgrounds.

“It’s been a long and amazing journey for many of the contestants, and it’s fantastic to see the friendship and camaraderie they have developed. Many even motivating each other and creating even career paths and opportunities for each of them to grow into the modeling industry.

This round, and the final test before the awards night, will allow us to draw valuable thoughts and opinions from the contestants on important topics and issues which will induce them to not only think but to formulate answers based on their intellect and experience. We are going to go from micro to macro and see how each of them fare, ultimately, choosing the best to make it to the awards night” shared MV Rekha Menon, co-founder of VIMA Model Awards.

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“Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside – Our World is Your Playground!”

Website:
http://www.pullmanputrajaya.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/PullmanPJ/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/pullmanputrajaya/

Twitter:
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Striving to give guests the unique experience of Malaysia’s multicultural background, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside was crafted in 4 wings with 281 impressive rooms, suites and apartments to depict architecture and ambiences that are distinctively ethnic Malay, Chinese, Indian and of the Borneo continent.

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside offers an array of dining options with the B’s All Day Dining Restaurant, The Village Alfresco Dining Restaurant, The China Bar & Lounge for delicious snacks and refreshments as well as The Deli @ Pullman with freshly baked pastries. A heaven of sensory delights.

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The Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside seeks to exceed the expectations of its discerning guests in comforts, commitments, connectivity and cohesion, with seamless technology and highly sophisticated business and ballroom facilities, which makes every event a success. There are 21 fully equipped meeting rooms and boardrooms plus a 250-seater lakefront open air amphitheatre, all of which are supported by impeccable service.


Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside offers exceptional facilities and recreational services to exceed all business and leisure needs.

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KID’S CLUB, GAME ROOM & WII ROOM
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KARAOKE LOUNGE
WATER SPORTS

VIMA MUSIC AWARDS Final Nominees

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Kuala Lumpur, 2nd May 2016

The Voice International Music Awards 2016 (VIMA MUSIC AWARDS 2016) have released the list of final nominees for the regional music awards platform.

Leading the way were Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG) with an incredible 11 nominations, followed by Roshan Jamrock who featured on 10 nominations, Rabbit Mac who featured on 9 nominations, GTXperiment with 8 nominations, bittymacbeth from Singapore and Kirstie Maximus, both raking up 7 nominations each.

It’s a massive list of nominees from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. For the first time, we have expanded the nomination list to go beyond the norm, especially in the Best Rock Song and Best Genre-Bender categories. We received more than 1000 submissions and in the rock song category in itself we had more than 400 songs. So, we decided there were just too many songs that deserved its due recognition and decided to nominate them.

Once again, we have a whole set of exciting acts who continue to innovate music in ways we never thought possible, and VIMA has been the perfect platform for the most weirdest and most creative spectrum of styles over the years.

Next week, we will begin the voting process where almost every day we will put up one or two categories for voting over a period of 3 days and the public and fans will be invited to vote on the official VIMA MUSIC AWARDS Facebook page. 40% of the overall scores will come from public votes and 50% will be decided by our panel of global judges that include award winning producers, major label heads, celebrities, the media and even previous Grammy winners. That final 10% will be determined by the VIMA team, to evaluate how well each musicians promotes themselves actively during the voting phase. We have always encouraged musicians to be their own marketeers of their brand and this should spur them on to do more. ” shared Siva Zaphod Chandran, founder of VIMA MUSIC AWARDS and VIMA MODEL AWARDS.

Fans and the public are invited to join the official VIMA MUSIC AWARDS page for all the latest announcements, news, interviews, and to cast their votes.

VIMA MUSIC AWARDS : www.facebook.com/vimamusicawards

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, Alex Subryn, An Honest Mistake, Inch Chua (Singapore), Feez Madea (Brunei), Electrico (Singapore), Pop Shuvit, Melissa Indot and many more.

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.

Best Electronica/Dance Song

Wanted Symphony – In the eyes of the world
Tamara – When You Turn Me On
Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) – Tangkap Basah
Morris Christopher – Again In Love
ZE Rebelle – Bintang
Arvinder Raina – 16 Van Saal
An Honest Mistake ft. Naufal & I-Sky – Let’s Battle It Out With Vesuvius The Great Remix
Manners Maketh Man feat Rozella – New World
Charlie Lim (Intriguant Remix) – Nothing More Cruel (Singapore)
ZE Rebelle (Dusaar Remix) – Broke


Best Pop/R&B Song

Love J Hail – Break it down
Wanted Symphony – More Than This
GTXperiment – High-Drated
Sam Seelan – Paradise
SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) – Kau Sempurna
Haqym Mokhtar – Dinda (Singapore)
bittymacbeth -Californian Dreamin (Singapore)
Lyia Meta – She’s Searching
Angie Lym – Babylon
Stephanie Liu – Sha Gua
Goldkartz-Desi Patola
Take Two – In Your Arms (Singapore)
Jumero – Blind Love
AC Rick – Girl Its Real
Jonathan Meur – Toy Hearts
GinggyBoi ft Coruz Hooks & KTwo – Nee Soul
Adithya Srinivasan – Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)
Kirstie Maximus – Rockabye X
Perfect Scums – Turn Me Down (Brunei)
Akmal Eyzad – Langkahmu

Best Genre-Bender

bittymacbeth – Haters Gon’ Hate (Singapore)
GTXperiment – High-Drated
Alex Subryn feat BK- Mama
Sekumpulan Orang Gila – Hentikan
Zee Ng – For You
Nadir – Ikan Kekek
Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) – Tangkap Basah
Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat – The Boss
Roshan Jamrock & Adam Lobo (feat Dasha Logan) – C.O.A
Mutesite –Trails In Motion
Stephanie Liu – Cai
Jean Reiki – Iceland in my fridge (Singapore)
Take Two – Plantations (Singapore)
Sada Borneo – -Sada borneo
Love J Hail and Tropoly – Within it all
Alex Subryn – Jermz
Lawalah Familia(feat ALTBRG) – Tenang Wujudnya Esok
Salam – The Way You Fly (Mystic Remix)
Adithya Srinivasan – Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)
Kirstie Maximus – Alright X
Kirstie Maximus – Rockabye X
Perfect Scums – A million things (Brunei)
Dragon Red – Spectrum
Manners Maketh Man feat Rozella – New World
Rabbit Mac – Sempoi

 

Best Music Video
Wanted Symphony – More Than This
GTXperiment – High-Drated
Sam Seelan – Paradise
bittymacbeth – Haters Gon’ Hate (Singapore)
An Honest Mistake – Everything
Morris Christopher – Again In Love
Take Two – In Your Arms (Singapore)
Take Two – Always Been right here (Singapore)
Sada Borneo – -Sada borneo
Young Thousands – Nueva Vida ( Official Appreciation Video)
Klangkai (feat Rabbit Mac) – Sofia
Jonathan Meur – Toy Hearts (Singapore)
SALAMMUSIK – Terimakasih
Kirstie Maximus – Rockabye X
Akmal Eyzad – Langkahmu
Charlie Lim – I Only Tell The Truth (Singapore)

Best Hip-Hop Song

Kaydee (feat. Raj Pirate)- Brindhavanam
Deftman feat Roshan Jamrock – On The Way
Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat – The Boss
Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock – Tamilan Anthem
Karmal (featuring Vandal & Songstress ) – Human
Skinny D featuring Jin Hackman-Turkish delight
Lawalah Familia- Ini Baru Lawa
Lawalah Familia – Generasi Genius
Lerad- Demons
Rabbit Mac – Sempoi
B- Heart – Murah
SALAMMUSIK – Terimakasih
Kirstie Maximus – Alright X
LA FEAT Shackifier- Memento
B-HEART X LS X KMY KMO – WEY!
Lawalah Familia(feat Dment The Bat Cave) – Atas Langit Ada Langit
Aman RA -#Budak Flat

 


Best Rock Song

GTXperiment – Lost
GTXperiment – Kau Terus Menunggu
Sam Seelan – Unmeiyal Vesham
Fist of Pain – Seek Your Bliss
Flying Pan –Breakaway Carriage
Rendall Ngumbang – Whats Inside
SOG (feat Shana Razman)-Hantu
SOG – Misteri Bertari
Sekumpulan Orang Gila – Bahtera
Thirteen Hundred – Follow My Lead
Thirteen Hundred – Satu
Soul Statue – Ain’t Gonna Be The Same
Imans League – Destiny ( Spore)
Lyia Meta- Slumber
Mutesite –Picking paces
South and the lowlands – Sculptures
Nadir – Ikan Kekek
Lawrence Soosai – Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen
Night Skies &Vision – Take a Chance
Jumero-Free
Alexandria – Affliction (Brunei)
Young Thousands – Nueva Vida
Dharanee – Natpin Chakkaram
Vivienne’s Verdict-Monster (Singapore)
Temjin – Raksaksa
Bear Culture – Valkyrie (Singapore)
Hydra – Kedamaian
Covalent – Sampi AKu
Red Panda Parade- Nebby
Keith Spinney – Sometimes
Perect Scums – It went On
An Honest Mistake (feat Daiyan Trisha) – You’re my everything
Dragon Red – Spectrum
Endleaves – Rain
Mystery Tapes – On A Mission
Mystical Mirage – You
Hard Candy – Are You Listening
Jason Thean – Melancholy
Kelvyn Yeang – Glory
Kelvyn Yeang – 31st December

 


Best Rock Vocalist

Lan (Hydra)
Adam Lobo (Dragon Red/Fist of Pain)
Sam Systematic Seelan
Lyia Meta
Alex Subryn
Jibrail (Rajhula)
Ariff “The Spoiler” Ismail (Thirteen Hundred)
Sanjay C Damien (Young Thousands)
Dezimon (Viviene’s Verdict) Singapore
Jared Lim (Jumero)
Khairul S (Temjin)
Lawrence Soosai

BEST ACT IN THE UNIVERSE
Jumero
GTXperiment
Haqym Mokhtar (Singapore)
bittymacbeth
Take Two (Singapore)
Lyia Meta
Kirstie Maximus
Viviene’s Verdict (Singapore)
Perfect Scums (Brunei)
SOG
Havoc Brothers
Salammusik
Adam Lobo
Roshan Jamrock
Rabbit Mac
Kelvyn Yeang
Adithya Srinivasan
Thirteen Hundred
An Honest Mistake

Best College/Uni Act
Zee Ng
MUGI (Zambia)
Sada Borneo – -Sada borneo
Eloise Lau
GinggyBoi
Akmal Eyzad
Perfect Scums (Brunei)
LA (UAE/Sudan)
Night Sky & Visions


Best Collaboration

GTXperiment – High-Drated with Ashley
Breakaway Carriage by Flying Pan ft. Reona Nishiyama
Alex Subryn feat BK – Mama
SOG (feat Shana Razman)-Hantu
SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) – Kau Sempurna
Phizz  (Feat KIRA, M.I.I.K.O & Haqym Mokhtar)-  Underrated (Singapore)
Haqym Mokhtar – Hang Up (Feat Hakeemok & Q-Dot) Singapore
Kaydee (feat. Raj Pirate)- Brindhavanam
Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) – Tangkap Basah
Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat – The Boss
Roshan Jamrock & Adam Lobo (feat Dasha Logan) – C.O.A
Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock – Tamilan Anthem
H2O Macho Macha, J. Lyan, H2O Vincent feat. Rudy –Money
Tiban, Hashmitha Selvam, Parasu Kalyan, Gayathri Vadivel, MK, Suthakaran Pannirselvam, Deepesh Krishamoorthy, Aanantha, Kesvini, Sangeetha, Thiepaan Raaj, &Havoc Mathan- Pesamal
Angie Lym & Stefanie Liu -醉在你的爱
Karmal (featuring Vandal & Songstress ) – Human
Lawalah Familia- Ini Baru Lawa
Teejay & Rabbit Mac – Lost In Maze
An Honest Mistake (feat Daiyan Trisha) – You’re my everything
Alphabetical Theory (feat Syaza Sofea) – I’ll be there tonight to save you
An Honest Mistake with Daiyan Trisha, Nick Davis, Raja Nazrin from SOG, Diandra Arjunaidi, Jon Liddell, So I’m Jenn, Roshan Jamrock of K-Town Clan, Shawn Lee & Julz Savard from Save Me Hollywood (PH)- All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey Cover)

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Sunshiny-Smiley Feelgood song
GTXperiment – Off The Ledge
SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) – Kau Sempurna
Haqym Mokhtar(Feat Yaya Hamid) – Semuanya Alright (Singapore)
bittymacbeth – Vandal Miss Joaquim (Singapore)
syafiq yusfaza – tak pernah lupa
Pheelers – Timang Tinggi Tinggi
Angie Lym & Stefanie Liu -醉在你的爱
Temjin – Gua Suka Lu
Hard Candy – Are You Listening
SALAMMUSIK – Terima Kasih

BEST SINGAPORE ACT

Gentle Bones
Yllis
Charlie Lim
Vivienne’s Verdict
Adithya Srinivasan
Haqym Mokhtar
bittymacbeth
Take Two
Intriguant
Jean Reiki

Best Indian/Punjabi Song

Havoc Brothers (feat Sheezay) – Mooteh
Sam Seelan – Unmeiyal Vesham
Alex Subryn feat BK – Mama
Jay : Tribute to the fallen MH370 & MH17
Jay (feat Thiaga Raja & Suguna Kris) – Kettimealum Kalyanam
Kaydee – Brindhavanam (feat. Raj Pirate)
Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) – Tangkap Basah
Raj Pirate , Havoc Mathan & Shantra Brown – En Chellame
Rajhula – En Thevi
Tiban feat Nidhin Lal & Swathi Ravichandran – Bhairavi
Goldkartz-Desi Patola
Lawrence Soosai – Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen
Suraj Vahn – Tu Sadi
Havoc Brothers – Paapa
Dharanee – Natpin Chakkaram
Shazz (NSR) FEAT R Shap – Kaalam
GinggyBoi ft Coruz Hooks & KTwo – Nee Soul
Adithya Srinivasan – Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)
Adithya Srinivasan – Devanke (Singapore)
Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock- Tamilan Anthem
Ravinder Bhinder -Grarri (Singapore)

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Best Guitar Goreng Riff

Fist of Pain – Seek Your Bliss
SOG (feat Shana Razman)-Hantu
SOG – Saudara, Sahabat
Soul Statue – Ain’t Gonna Be The Same
Kelvyn Yeang –Bunnies at the carnival
Kelvyn Yeang – 31st December
Lyia Meta – Slumber
Rajhula – Ponggatre
Lawrence Soosai – Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen
Temjin – Raksaksa
Bear Culture – Premonition
Red Panda Parade- Nebby
Jason Thean – Melancholy
Dragon Red – Spectrum
Hard Candy – Are You Listening

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Best Overall Female Act

Love J Hail
Beth (Singapore)
Lyia Meta
Angie Lym
Kirstie Maximus
ZE Rebelle