Articles by: Ili
Ili Razid sees colours in music.

by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Narmi

How would you describe Narmi’s sound? Hello! I would say that if my sound was a person, it’d be named Jason Mayer, haha! I guess you could say that my sound is slightly dream-like, somewhat comforting with just the right amount of storytelling. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? I […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm / in Events

Circumnavigating: Russian Circles ‘Live’ in Singapore

Post-show impressions of Russian Circles’ concert in TAB, Singapore last Saturday shared a common lexicon of weight and magnitude, which is no surprise considering the Chicago-based trio’s penchant for delivering powerful live performances of music that you can almost tangibly feel. Marking their second show in Singapore, with their debut performance here back in 2010, Russian Circles continued to impress […]

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm / in Culture, Live Reviews

Spector: Live in Singapore

Spector: slick, smooth and sensational. Dressed to the nines in sharp suits, the five-piece outfit from London proved to skeptics and naysayers who might have dismissed them as ‘all style’ by showcasing heaps of substance to back it up, marking an unforgettable first concert in Singapore last Thursday at Avalon. Fronted by the enigmatic Fred Macpherson, who was channeling the […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events

Spotlight on Urbanscapes – Part I!

Music Services Asia shines the spotlight on regional acts that will be gracing the stages at Urbanscapes to find out what they have in store for us and uncover their secret dream collaborations!

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm / in Artists / Bands, Rock

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Free Deserters

Describe Free Deserters’ sound: Zack Yusof: The tipping point where sweet melody meets loud distortion – with added reverb. Brendan Teh: Like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard before. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? Zack: We are definitely excited about making our Urbanscapes return (We last played the festival […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Love/Comes

  Describe Love/Comes’ sound: Indie-rock with other elements such as shoegaze, dream pop and tinged of post-punk. We don’t wanna get tied with just one dimensional of sound, we love all kind of good music. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? We’re kinda nervous but excited as well, it […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: DANGERDISKO

Describe DANGERDISKO’s sound: Robotron 5000: Our sound is an unholy mix of nu disco, 80’s new wave, indie dance and of course, house music. I’d say we’re definitely heavily influenced by the whole 80’s revival movement and our key sound has always leaned towards the iconic/cheesy 80s glam era. Big reverbed snares, big spacey synths and even bigger hooks has always […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: The Impatient Sisters

Describe The Impatient Sisters’ sound: We’re hopeless romantics singing about love lost, love found, wanting to be in love and being hopeful. Our sound is like biting into a marshmallow and finding peanuts inside, with a spicy aftertaste. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? This year has been quite amazing and […]

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm / in News

Live! This October ’12 in Southeast Asia

Live! this month in SEA will be posted every beginning of month and regularly updated, to give you a calendar of the monthly upcoming shows in Southeast Asia. Live! this week in SEA will be posted every Monday or Tuesday on Music Services Asia Facebook page. If you’d like us to add your concert details, email us at: info@musicservices.asia.    October 2, […]

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm / in Culture, Events

Urbanscapes Festival: 10 Reasons You Should Be There!

In honour of Urbanscapes Festival’s 10th anniversary, Music Services Asia uncovers 10 reasons why you should definitely pay a visit to the exciting festival in Selangor, Malaysia this coming November. Read them all here!

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm / in News

Call of the Tiger at Reeperbahn Festival

Interested in finding out how Call of the Tiger: A Southeast Asian Indie Night at Reeperbahn Festival had went down? Check out some personal snaps from the bands and their posse here!

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro

The Analog Girl at CMJ Music Marathon

Singapore’s favourite gadget girl slash electronic chanteuse The Analog Girl is set to bring her riveting live performance to this year’s CMJ Music Marathon taking place in New York this October.

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by / on September 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm / in Culture, Videos

Hongdae Playground: Documenting Korea’s Underground Music and Art Scene

Hongdae is a neighbourhood in Seoul, South Korea. Hongdae is alive. Its grimy streets are tattooed with the boot heels of the creative class. Seething punk rock explodes in joyous rage from behind closed doors…

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm / in Digital & Mobile

MSA Digital Distribution Unveils Major Updates!

Music Services Asia (MSA) Digital Distribution now offers musicians, artists and independent labels from South-East Asia greater convenience with our newly-launched, easy-to-use interface that allows the entire registration process to be done online.

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm / in News

Live! This September ’12 in Southeast Asia

Live! this month in SEA will be posted every beginning of month and regularly updated, to give you a calendar of the monthly upcoming shows in Southeast Asia. Live! this week in SEA will be posted every Monday or Tuesday on Music Services Asia Facebook page. If you’d like us to add your concert details, email us at: info@musicservices.asia. September 8, 2012 […]

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by / on August 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile, Events

Songkick Detour brings live acts to Singapore and Jakarta, with you

Shaking up the traditional approach of event organization, Songkick, the go-to concert listings site, proposes the Songkick Detour project to music lovers in Singapore and Jakarta. Read our chat with Daniel Rogers, Head of Marketing.

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by / on August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Interviews

Getting Down with Deezer

The wait is over! Web-based music streaming site Deezer recently announced its launch in South-East Asia to the delight of music lovers all over the region. Very soon, the lucky folks in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will be able to access millions of tracks on Deezer’s incredibly easy-to-use website.

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm / in Digital & Mobile, Interviews

Help People. Save Music. Be Rewarded.

Would you believe it if we told you that sharing your favourite musical discoveries with all your friends could actually be a financially rewarding venture for yourself? Read our interview with Tell My Friends’ CEO and Founder Ben Looi to find out more!

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by / on August 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Hedgehog: Perfectly Prickly

Like their namesake, Hedgehog are simultaneously prickly yet adorable, overwhelmingly cute yet with a wild streak. Sticking to this philosophy, the Beijing-based trio have recently released an album entitled “Sun, Fun, Gun”, combining the sounds of punk, psychedelic rock and noise.

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by / on August 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Cashew Chemists: Set to Charm

An interview with Cashew Chemists on their crowdfunding campaign to fund their upcoming debut EP.

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