Articles by: Ili
Ili Razid sees colours in music.

by / on November 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm / in News

Live! This December ’12 in Southeast Asia

Who’s going to drop by Southeast Asia to make this month even more festive? We’ve got the list for you.

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by / on November 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews

Unraveling the Mystery: Eli T

Music Weekly interviews the enigmatic bleach-blonde heart-throb to uncover the history behind his personal style, what he’s looking forward to while on tour and his suggestions for fellow Southeast Asian artists and musicians to propel them further.

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by / on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 am / in Crush of the Day, Culture

Crush of the Day: Sweet Valley – ‘Eternal Champ’

  Now adopted by Nathan Williams (from Wavves) and his brother Joel for their latest musical project, the name ‘Sweet Valley’ is a throwback to the wildly popular 90’s book series revolving around blonde Californian twins Jessica and Elizabeth. Sibling parallels aside, Sweet Valley’s music also evokes shimmery summer vibes as its name suggests, mixing schizophrenic dashes of hip-hop beats, […]

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by / on November 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm / in Culture, Live Reviews

Inspired: An Evening with Yuna

Music Weekly gets inspired with Singapore indie legends The Stoned Revivals, fresh face Diandra Arjunaidi and Malaysian starlet Yuna in her first headlining concert in Singapore – read our review of the night.

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm / in News

Live! This November ’12 in Southeast Asia

2012 may be coming to a close but the array of live music events this month are nothing short of spectacular, with Urbanscapes Festival, The Fray, Beach Fossils and more!

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm / in Culture, Interviews

Cruising Together with Green Island Music

The name ‘Green Island Music’ carries the air of a lush, peaceful escape away from the hustle and bustle of city life, which is apt considering the inherent spirit of the Indonesia-based label and promoter. Music Weekly has a mini-interview with founder Riva Pratama to learn more on Green Island Music’s identity and outlook.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm / in Culture, Events

Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival

Music Weekly team went to Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival 2012 in Kuta, Bali. Here’s what we saw!

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 12:46 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews

Diving into Dreams with Ray D’Sky

With its endless sunshine, white sandy beaches and laid-back vibes, Indonesia’s Gili Trawangan provided the perfect setting for ‘Islands of Dreams’, the launch party of Ray D’Sky’s latest album ‘Dreaming Dreams’.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Travel to the Moon with Stars and Rabbit

Read Music Weekly’s post-performance interview with Jogjakarta’s charming indie-folk duo Stars and Rabbit after their set at Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival in Kuta, Bali.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 am / in Culture, Interviews

Taking Flight: Snowbird Productions

Singapore has been abuzz with a marked surge in music-related events, from large-scale commercial concerts such as the F1 Rocks series to smaller boutique shows of lesser-known but still well-loved independent acts. This increased vibrancy can be attributed to the rising number of live music promoters on the island that collectively cater to a varied range of genres. One of […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 11:00 am / in Music Business

A Music Revolution is starting with Music Kickup

Finnish-born ‘cloud-based record label’ Musick Kickup provides a one-stop solution for bands and artists to establish a strong presence via a complete music toolbox. Read Music Weekly’s interview with Perttu Sutinen, COO and Co-Founder.

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by / on October 21, 2012 at 11:48 am / in Events

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Part III

Continuing our special feature highlighting the musical line-up of Urbanscapes Festival, we chat to Salammusik, OJ Law, 9 Maps, as well as Charlie Lim.

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: 9 Maps

  Hello! How would you describe 9 Maps’ sound?  Sherin: Hello, Music Services Asia. 🙂 Among the many things it could be, on any given day it’s certainly indie-folk; oneiric; existential ramblings and visions delivered in harmonic ebbs and flows. Others have described it as a slow-burning candle, or a great partner in a traffic jam. We seem to be slowly transitioning to […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: OJ Law

Hello! How would you describe OJ Law’s sound? An appetising mélange of rock, soul with a sprinkling of electronica and dark chocolate.  What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? Urbanscapes was actually my first show back in 2009. I played to about 15 people at 1pm! So it’s nice to […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm / in Artists / Bands

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Salammusik

How would you describe Salammusik’ sound? Salammusik is the pure sound of love and unity. Salammusik speaks a language of its own, not dependent on any external influences, with a mix of genres from Malay grooves (irama Melayu) to modern music, with its members coming from different places showing diversity and similarities in their differences. What are your thoughts on […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, RnB / Soul

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Charlie Lim

  Hello! How would you describe ‘the Charlie Lim sound’?Heya! Right now it’s treading the fine line between gritty singer-songwriter/folk-rock and slicker urban/neo-soul. I think I have some twisted career death-wish to be the adopted Asian lovechild of Jeff Buckley and D’Angelo. I’m also experimenting with electronica and synthesis more and that adds a different dimension to the sound, as […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm / in Events

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Part II

We’re back with another round of snappy mini-interviews with an assembly of artists performing at Urbanscapes Festival to aid in your musical discovery!

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Metal / Hard Rock

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Love Me Butch

Hello! How would you describe Love Me Butch’s sound?Crunchy, fast, guitar driven epicness… What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to?It’s always good to play at Urbanscapes because you get to showcase your music to a bunch of new people who do not frequent the local gig circuit. Also, the unofficial […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Pastel Lite

Describe Pastel Lite’s sound: We are an experimental band. We combine an eclectic mix of noise samples, electronica pop, shoegaze riffs, disco beats and as well as old school vocals. However, we have this habit of exploring new things and coming up with something different occasionally. So honestly, we could not really tell you what to expect from us. What […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Darren Ashley

Hello! How would you describe Darren Ashley’s sound? As of now, it’s very much leaning towards electro with an edge to it.  What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? I am totally stoked to play at Urbanscapes! Performing the new songs that will be released soon is going to be […]

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