Hip hop MoveMint2010/05/02
Independent music label MoveMint is celebrating its second anniversary and all are invited to the party, writes AREF OMAR
FANCY grooving to the sounds of hip hop, funk, soul, R&B, reggae and more? Then join in the celebrations of MoveMint’s 2nd Anniversary Party on May 8. “Our strength is hip hop and urban music but not limited to any one genre, and we’re focused on talent development,” says Jason ’Vandal’ Schadt, co-founder of the independent music label. “It’s about any little thing we can do to make an impact, even if it’s coming up with the artistes’ profiles. We hit at the grassroots level, kind of like a schoolyard for artistes, before they hit the next stage.” The highlight of the event will be the launch of the EP, From Malaysia With Love, by singer-songwriter and MoveMint co-founder Nadhira Nishaa.
The multi-instrumentalist (she plays the piano, drums, guitar, sax and violin), now working on her debut album, has so far released two singles, Breaking Up and Do It Again, with the latter currently on the Hitz.fm Top 10 chart (the music video of the single at www.myspace.com/ira01).
She will belt out her smooth R&B and reggae-infused songs with a live band in a bon voyage performance (Nadhira and Vandal are set for a tour in Canada later in the month). MoveMint has been actively holding hip hop-related activities, including Think You Got Skillz? (TYGS), the country’s first rap battle event. So another highlight of the anniversary celebrations will be the first ever Malaysia-vs-Singapore rap battle, where the Supafriends Team SG will take on the TYGS All-Stars. Other programmes include beatbox presentations, freestyle demos, b-boy break dancing performances, live graffiti and an awards and appreciation ceremony. If these are not enough, there will be special performances by Schadt, Kraft, Micah and Senegalese dancehall artiste King Lhota as well as DJ Ideaz and The Silk Road.
“I think there’s plenty of talent here and more opportunities for them now as hip hop is pretty much a commercial pop culture,” says Schadt.
Catch The MoveMint party on May 8 (7pm-3am) at Envy Club, Lot K-0G-09, 10 & 11, SohoKL, Solaris Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Call 03-6203 0913 / 03-6203 0913 or visit http://themovemint.wordpress.com.
This is how it looks like in NST
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Bless and love always, Nadhira