A Sound Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What’s pumpin’ in Kuala Lumpur?

The idea behind Emues, is that every artist should get booked wherever they’ve got fans! Without any geographical or social borders and without  financial risks. Being a Swedish start-up now with crew members in Tokyo, Japan (more about that in a blog post very soon) we wanted to learn more about what’s going on in Southeast Asia – as we want more cross-country and cross-continent tours to happen for upcoming artists!

Last week we had the chance to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to meet up with some new friends. During our short trip we came across several great and inspiring people, venues, initiatives and artists putting up real cool shows pushing the independent music scene in the region forward.

Here are some highlights

Friendly meet-and tweet ups: At Midem this year we met Bunkface, Goldfish and Blink and Amanda Imani from Kuala Lumpur, and we had the chance to catch up with them. Goldfish and Blink are pumping it from the DJ both at Zouk, Bunkface are now out on tour Bunk Not Dead (check out their tour program), and Amanda Imani recently released her new album!

Hip-hop showcase: We had the chance to head to The Venue for a hip-hop showcase set up by the people behind The Movemint with friends.

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World Music Day, Fête de la music: Celebrated by a huge crowd in the Bukit Bintang neighbourhood around great venues like No Black Tie and  The Establishment, these kids played a sweet instrumental piece.

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Scuba diving with Malaysia’s Idol: Markus and Julia went scuba diving with Riz Zaizizi for his TV show ‘Arena Extreme ‘ on channel Astro 180 for RTM Tvi, hovering the amazing corals among eagle-rays, murrays and huge sea turtles. If you’re in Malaysia, be sure to tune in to Riz’s TV show.


Are you in Southeast Asia?

We’d love to hear and blog about your music experiences and learn more about what’s going on in the region, so share your tips and experiences with us! Comment on this post, tweet us on @EmuesLive or connect with us on our Facebook page.