Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bangkok Invader

Been a bit slow updating things with all the travelling around but I have time tonight to talk about my trip out to Bangkok... At first I wasnt sure if I was gonna go, late on booking my ticket drove the price up a bit and the timing was tight for everything else going on around KL. I'm definitely glad I made the trip though! My boy Dandee from Silk Sounds and Bangkok Invaders came through to pick me up from the airport. It was my first time at the new airport and it's massive! Dandee works in the clubs (Slim, Route 66 & Bed) as en emcee with his two DJ's Ono and Meeh, so after we dropped off my bags we pretty much bounced straight to RCA. If ya dont know RCA is this strip of warehouses that has been turned into a club district. It been around for a while but now it's THE place to be to party in Bangkok. And yes... people really know how to party in Bangkok!

I also had the opportunity to hang out on Kao San Rd for a night... I was supposed to meet up with DJ Tasc and Rob Solo, but they never made it so I just wondered around aimlessly until I bumped into this Swiss girl I'd met on the plane. After chatting with Zahn, an artists who has a gallery in one of the back alleys, I popped in the Reggae bar and that pretty much where the night started. It ended shortly after jamming at this drum and bass club and drinking whiskey with some other travellers til the sun came up, then i crashed on a bunk bed I paid 80baht for... Kao San is definitely an interesting place...

Had the chance to catch up with my boy Cider, who was out bombing a wall with some other graff cats.

The rest of the week pretty much continued on with the same vibes, party, eat good food and rest... Dandee and I are working on a project called VANDAN, it's an EP featuring guest spots from Gold Mountain, Way of Thaitanium, Nesh and Ras Muhamad. Keep your ears open!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Urban Camping Gets Podcasted!!!

Ok, today I was up mad early and with not so much sleep I made the most of my time, by spending it online... Big ups to my man Fame aka Shane for unknowingly putting me on to doing this podcasting thing... I've always wanted to but never found (made) the time for it... So without further ado, let me introduce to you the first ever Urban Camping Podcast! You can subscribe to it, or just go and listen... up to you :)

Urban Camping - Podcast of a Nomadic Addict

Download episode 1 (18 min)

Facebook and Widgets

I have a feeling that Facebook is beginning to take over... Myspace is about to get left behind... That's my personal opinion from my own experience with the two, but yeah aside from that i'm posting this from a widget i just downloaded... arent widgets cool!

On to other news... I'll be off to Bangkok tomorrow night so there will be more updates/photos and so on coming soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

BOTY Malaysia Finals

Was down at 1 utama today with my boys Pere, Bakar and DJ Ritz from Singapore to check out the finals for the Malaysian Battle of the Year competition... Apart from standing in one place for more than 4 hours, I was surprised by the turn out and response from the crowd. It was feirce competition starting with the one on one finals. 32 bboys squaring off in a 2 move elimination quickly left the stage with the final 2 standing to battle it out. Both from the same crew - Soul Fever - from KL. I missed out on the awards ceremony so I cant tell you his name, but it's his 2nd time through to the Asian Qualifiers and we wish him much luck in Korea! Team battles were next.... With DJ Koflow killing it on the decks providing the needed tunage, the teams flexed some mad skills! Personally I was feeling the crew that came from Sarawak - Wakaka as well as the KL Soul Fever Crew but in the end it was Giller Battle Crew that took the title. While there I had the chance to chill with Bboy Katsu from Japan, Joel aka Hotstepper and Karen from Denmark and of course Koflow. Big up DJ Low from Bionic for putting it on!!! So here's are the photos...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Vandals "Lalala" on FLY FM's Campur Chart

Peace party people! If you down with the Lalala why not head over to Fly FM and vote! Currently Vandal's Lalala is rolling at #6, so with your help we can work our way up to #1!!!

PS. Thanks for all the love!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Lawaking Vandal???

So what's new??? Well, last night I was out in Wangsa Maju... An area in Kuala Lumpur known for it's Hip Hop and the NZ Curry House! I rolled to the spot with my man Edwin, who invited me to be a part of the filming for local comedy heroes the "Raja Lawak's" aka the comedy kings. I'd been involved in 2 skits, the first of which will air this Saturday July 6th on Astro Prima, which is channel 8 on ya dial... Oh... It's 10PM for those in Malaysia! You can also catch the repeat on Sunday July 7th at 12pm on Astro Ria aka channel 4.

The following week... Yes there's more! You can catch me live on the show! Peep the Malay skills and witness the first ever on air performance of the latest single "Lalala"!!! For those who lack calendar skills, that's Saturday July 14th on Astro Prima (channel 8) at 10PM and the repeat on Sunday the 15th at 12PM on Ria aka Channel 4.


I'll be getting the video for the skits and live performance up when i get my hands on it!