Articles by: Luke James
A passionate music enthusiast, Luke has worked in and around various aspects of the music industry for the past 15 years. He is currently based in Bangkok working as the editor of Music Weekly Asia, dispensing the latest in music news, reviews and interviews across all of Southeast Asia.

by / on April 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm / in Artists / Bands, Lists

The 10 Best April Fool’s Pranks For 2015

Well another April Fool’s Day has passed and another year we’ve been suckered into a litany of pranks. Now we’re well into the safe territory of April 2nd we can take the time to reflect on who managed the best deceptions of April Fool’s 2015.

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by / on April 1, 2015 at 9:04 am / in News

Ultra Singapore 2015 is happening and it’s going to be huge!

Globe conquering electronic music festival Ultra is setting its sights on Asia and has announced it’s bringing the noise for Ultra Singapore in 2015

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by / on March 31, 2015 at 8:20 pm / in Digital & Mobile, News

Jay Z assembles all star cast to launch new streaming app Tidal

Jay Z may have 99 problems but getting a cadre of celebrities to endorse his newest business acquisition isn’t one. Earlier today he led a group of some the most influential musicians in the world onto stage in a relaunch of lossless streaming service Tidal.

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by / on March 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm / in Events

Lollapalooza Announce Immense 2015 Lineup

Lollapalooza has announced its star studded festival lineup with a swoon-worthy collection of bands and artists to wet the appetite of any serious music fan.

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by / on March 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm / in Pop

The 10 most OTT reactions to Zayn Malik leaving 1D

Well, it’s official. Zayn Malik has quit One Direction and some people are taking it harder than others.

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by / on March 25, 2015 at 9:18 am / in News

Is Zayn Malik leaving One Direction For Good?

It has been a tough week for One Direction fans. Firstly Zayn Malik pulled out of scheduled performances in Manila and Jakarta and now it appears he may be exploring his options on whether he wants to leave the group for good.

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm / in Dance / Electro, News

New YouTube Clip Absolutely Destroys Every Superstar DJ On The Planet

A new clip released by female duo Lace up called ‘Body Shake’ comes out swinging, taking pot shots at pretty much every major DJ on earth.

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm / in News

Justin Bieber Gets Puppy, Internet Loses Its Mind

Justin Bieber announced the newest addition to his family on Instagram last night, a four legged furry pal named Esther.

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 7:33 am / in News

The Black Keys Cancel Upcoming Asia Pacific Tour Dates

Due to a serious shoulder injury to drummer Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until April 23.

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm / in Buzz

Some hero spent three months making a cover of ‘Uptown Funk’ using clips from 280 movies

We’ve seen flight attendants dance to “Uptown Funk,” heard it done in Family Guy voices and now a YouTuber who goes by the name DonDraperSaysWhat uploaded this “cover” — or whatever you want to call it — of “Uptown Funk” performed by 280 movie clips.     The ridiculous clip took over three months to create and uses clips from nearly 280 […]

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by / on March 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm / in News, Pop

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce after 13 years

US singer Gwen Stefani and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale have announced that they divorcing after a thirteen year marriage.

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm / in News

80,000 People Want Kanye West To Be Dropped From Music Festival

You may have heard that Kanye West has been tapped on the shoulder to play the headline slot at Glastonbury, arguably the biggest music festival in the world. Well, not everyone is happy about it.

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by / on March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am / in News

Diplo: Crossing Taylor Swift Was “Biggest Mistake In My Career”; Goes On To Compare Fans To North Korean Army

Diplo, the 36 year old DJ, producer extraordinaire and one half of Major Lazer has never been one to shy away from controversy but messing with Taylor Swift and her fanatical fan base (again) could be his biggest mistake yet.

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm / in Digital & Mobile, News

Why Apple Will Dominate The Market With Their New Music Streaming Service

   The way we consume music is changing. Across the course of three decades the music industry has seen a shift from cassettes to CDs to digital downloads and now, increasingly, we’re having our music streamed to us either through our computers or other digital devices. And, like they have done in the personal computer, smartphone and tablet markets, Apple is set […]

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by / on March 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm / in Interviews

Interview: The Big Questions with Thai synth maestros DCNXTR

Atmospheric and expansive, DCNXTR’s ethereal dream pop sound infuses live vocals and samples within a landscape of synthesisers and electronic drum beats. The result is an exquisitely laid rich and emotive melodic tapestry; a unique sound that has seen them grow a significant fan base across Bangkok and beyond.  

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by / on March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Rock

Interview: The big questions with Kyoto Protocol

    There are few consistencies in the music world, but Kyoto Protocol have proven to be one of the unchanging staples of Kuala Lumpur’s local indie rock scene, at the coalface for the past seven years.

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by / on March 16, 2015 at 10:46 am / in News

The 10 Best One Liners From Justin Bieber’s Roast

Last night, a host of celebrities and comedians turned out to give Justin Bieber the grilling of a lifetime for Comedy Central Roast, verbally accosting the popstar.

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by / on March 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm / in Events, Pop

One Direction Break Twitter Record During Their Singapore Performance

Last night, One Direction broke a social media record during their performance as the most Tweeted about concert in Singapore’s history.

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by / on March 13, 2015 at 8:51 am / in News

Former EXO Star Luhan To Make His Hollywood Debut

If rumors are correct, former EXO star Luhan will soon be starring in famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s (House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero) first Hollywood film alongside megastars Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe.

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by / on March 11, 2015 at 11:20 am / in Dance / Electro, Events

REVISION: The Prodigy WILL NOT Be Playing A Special Intimate Show In Saigon

An opportunistic scammer purporting to represent Livescape (the organizers of Future Music Festival Asia) has taken advantage of a Vietnamese tour agency, acting as an agent for musical heavyweights The Prodigy and pulling an elaborate hustle that could potentially derail the company.

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