Saturday, August 2, 2008

Think You Got Skillz?

Weds August 13th 2008 @ Cloth & Clef (30 Jl Changkat - KL)
Battles will start at 12midnight!!!

*Entrance is FREE and beers are only RM10 all night long!!!

Sign Up now and be a part of history in the making!

Also featuring Vandal on the decks spinning tunes you prolly never heard or at least haven't heard in a while!

This is an event for the heads, no commercial tunes will be played, it's time to build the scene in KL and provide that alternative to the clubs!!!

Expect something unique and bring your friends!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Skool Of Rap

Skool Of Rap is a workshop series developed and coordinated by MC Vandal and will be held at Mizz Nina's Singing Shop at Amcorp Mall.

Each Thursday in June (5,12,19&26) for 3 hours MC Vandal will put on a workshop for any and all aspiring Emcees/Rappers. Each workshop class will be RM50 or the whole month for RM175. Designed to help improve skills, knowledge and confidence 'Skool Of Rap is just the first step towards nurturing and building the Hip Hop scene in KL.

For more details please email Jai Son -

To register please call The Singing Shop - 603 79573410

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

KL Undercover #3

Yes y'all... Been MIA for a bit but again with an update on what's going on in my neck of the woods. My man Kevin Yeoh from KL Undercover has allowed your favorite Emcee (Me) to get on the decks and spin a set alongside KL's finest DJ Fuzz. This will mark my first appearance as a DJ in Malaysia (Except those of you who were at the Rap Fest event in 2003 @ Atmosphere!) I'm looking fwd to spinning the classics and some underground joints from my peoples back in Canada and across the seas! Check the Flyer!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The MoveMint

We are developing a Street Team for a new approach to Marketing and Selling music in KL... Please check it out if you are in the area here or in Malaysia and drop us a line if you would like to get involved!

The MoveMint

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Roots in JKT

I know this was a while back but just wanted to post it now...

Yes yes, always great to report on events going down around the region, especially when you're opening for an act like The Legendary Roots Crew! So, when the word came through that myself, Masia One and Mistah would be doing the opening set with the Soul Menace cats DJ Cream and pDouble I was like "Hell Yeah!" So we got in the lab and came up with our set...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beer Lao BEATZ

Doing another show in Vientiane, Laos on Friday March 28th.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Anything is Possible

After initially missing my first flight outta Jakarta on March 3rd by 5 minutes! (sorry Frieda!) I figured I would bite the bullet, overstay my visa and have more time to get things ready for the Roots show... So I booked my next flight without really thinking and wondered how I would sort out the visa situation... Now, I dont know how much trouble I can get in to for writing about this but to all travellers out there this one's for you! Indonesia has always been known as a lnad of opportunity where anything is possible... This just goes to prove that a little suggestion can go a long way... So, I get off the plane and and am headed over to the visa on arrival desk to get my 7 day visa. I realize that I forgot to print my ticket out so when they asked me for proof of leaving the country I was like... Uhhhh... I forgot... So to get to the point, they were like, so how can you help us out? My Indonesian is pretty good I must confess and the fact that there was another "bule" or tourist there didnt stop them from being pretty forward about asking me for money to sort it all out. All I actually had was RM30, so I forked it over... Got to the immigration counter and buddy asks me the same questions... I'm like... Hmmmm... I forgot to print my ticket, sorry I cant help you out, I sorted it all with the guys back there so you prolly wanna go there and get your cut! He giggled and told me that he didnt have to let me in the country but this time he'd let me through. Oh the relief!

*Masia One with one of Jakarta's security forces finest! Gotta love the hat...

So, the story continues... It turned out that the total for overstaying my visa for 8 days would work out to 1.6 million (rupiah hehehe...) which is still a good 200 bucks. With the mentality that anything is possible I set out to prove myself right. Unfortunately in the process I missed yet another flight, for reasons I am embarrassed to say, and now realizing all the money I had made is going into new flights I had to do something about my overstay... i walk straight into the immigration office, tell the guy I have overstayed by 8 days and straight up asked him if I could help him out... He was like... How much. I told him and he pushed my price up a bit but in the end I saved money and was promptly moved through the immigration que and happily onto the plane! I wouldnt advise just anyone to do what I did because I dont condone corruption. But as a reality in this world it just goes to prove that anything is possible!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

REWIND: The Mixtape Edition & PodFarm

Greetings all!

Vandal will be in Jakarta over the weekend with the one and only Masia One for a couple of shows... Peep the Info Below!

Start Time:
Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 4:00am
Blowfish & Puro (City Plaza @Wisma Mulia)
Jln. jend. Gatot Subroto no.42

Also... The 2nd Edition of PodFarm comes to you live and direct and features non other than Masia One!!!

Date : Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
Time : 4pm - end
Place : Casa Kemang - Jln. Kemang Raya no.8B Tel: (021) 719-9289
DJ’s : YOU!

Bring your iPod and join in on the fun!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

KL to Vientiane

Sometimes things that happen at the last minute can turn out to be the most amazing of experiences and a pleasant surprise indeed! After running around trying to lock down a DJ for a few days, I managed to confirm my man RQ to bounce out and over to Vientiane Laos for a special event put on by my friends at Mekong Deck and AirAsia.

It was inaugural and official direct flight from KL to Vientiane by AirAsia and we were graced by the presence of AirAsia's CEO Dato' Tony Fernandes.

Back to Mekong Deck for a second time we celebrated in fine style and enjoyed a whole lotta Beer Lao before the weekend was done... and all in the company of good friends and AirAsia's finest and our gracious host Boon Chin (cant forget Eddie, Chong and the whole staff!)

After we rocked the show, which ended early (11pm) we made our way to the local watering hole of Marina to pary more before ending the night at the club in our 5 star hotel - Don Chan Palace... Hmmm... who was it who gave me that rose??? Hehehe... Yes, it was all good times indeed and gotta give a special shout out to everyone from AirAsia for making the trip a whole lotta fun!

And like all good things it had to come to an end...

It's a Family Affair

Just wanted to say the All in the Family event last week at Zouk KL was amazing and if you wanna see the recap head to the link - click here

Peep some Video courtesy of Kevin Yeoh

And courtesy of Altimet

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

All In The Family

Greetings People,

This Saturday I will be participating in an event put on by the subculturous folk over at Streething. Check the info below for more details...

Date: 16 February, 2008

Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm

Venue: Zouk, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Get ready for a post-Valentine’s day massacre as the Streething family takes over Zouk once again. Unlike past events like last year’s successful Swap & Gawp 2007 meet that was more focused on sneakers, ALL IN THE FAMILY is a call to arms to all our extended family members in South East Asia Pacific. This round there will be no extremity, no rim land, no borders! Your ridiculous obsession with streetwear is your access to this event!

ALL IN THE FAMILY presents regionally acclaimed appearance and performances from wall to wall. Our non-stop line-ups of Art, Action, Music, Fashion will definitely hold your senses hostage

6:30pm: Graffiti installation by some of the regions best represented street artists, including:

Darbotz (Indonesia)

Jahan (Taiwan/Singapore)

Orkibal (Malaysia)

Phobia Crew (Malaysia)

Shieko (Malaysia)

The Killer Gerbil (Singapore)

Action: Simultaneous skate demo by leading skateboarders and rollerbladers from the region will be leaving skid marks all over Zouk, line ups are:

Riyaz (Malaysia)

Kecik Ampang (Malaysia)

Preduce (Thailand)

Wheel Love Rollers (Malaysia)

Music: At 8.00pm, guests will be ushered into the Mainroom, where globe-trotting rapper, MC Vandal (Canada), will pump his lyrical prowess against a backdrop of montages and footage from past Streething events.

Fashion: We will be presenting streetwear fashion show styled by Ethan Chu that will feature family members modeling streetwear from streetwear stores around the region. Our invited Models are not your average Kent and Barbies but of local trendsetters and influencers. It is our personal illustration of how real fashion should be represented by “REAL PEOPLE”

Music again: the Lapsap crew (DJ Blink and DJ XU) will be bringing their unique mix of funky and eclectic tunes to keep the party in an enrapture throughout the night.

Art again but nevertheless…The highlight of the night will be a live sketching demonstration by renowned artist Dave White (UK), who will be making his first public appearance in Malaysia. Another high point will be an installation by esteemed sneaker customizers Mark Ong aka SBTG and Lazy.

There will be also display of customized sneakers, bearbricks, toys and art pieces at stadium area (mezzanine floor) brought to you by:

Apart from that, there will be a limited print run of T-shirts designed by Darbotz and the Sole Obsession collective up for sale. People who purchase aformentioned T-shirts qualify for a lucky draw, with a stash of prizes that include mobile phones courtesy of Samsung Mobile.

and if you really have no clue, what we are rambling about in the past 8 paragraphs above, we are simply saying, Come Party with us and you would witness the “authenticity” of the word streetwear in real representation ..FINALLY!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2007 In Review

Ok I know it's been since august that I haven't updated this blog... Shame on me! How can I blame it on the fact that I prefer to write on paper with a pen instead of typing... old habits die slowly I presume... So anyways, here we are now, it's nearing the end of the first month of the New Year 2008 and I thought that I would just post a huge review of 2007, the life and times of the Urban Camper... 2007 brought about a lot of changes, was filled with blood, sweat and hard work which 2008 should show the fruition of. Now... I've decided to make this entry more of a portfolio thing, going through each month listing the shows, musical collaborations and travels I embarked on... So... Hmmm... where to start? At the beginning of course!

Feb 2007
- Collabo with Dj Goldfish "Planet Love" which to date is still not finished... Come on Alvin, stop slacking bro!!!
- HP Inter-Action performance alongside Transient Vortex @ Maison, KL.
- Travelled to Singapore to see J5 & Beastie Boys @ Good Vibrations Festival
- Travelled to Jakarta to finish off the month with The International Diplomats and finishing our 1st mixtape Just Duit! Vol.1

Other notable events:
Reshmonu's album launch @ Laundry, VOA performance @ Laundry, Blast Off Finals @ Ruums & Chinese New Year in Singapore (gone is the year of the pig... the rat is coming!)

March 2007
- Performed at the Java Jazz Festival with Warriors of Manga and Indra Lesmana's Brothers of Revolution in Jakarta.
- Performed at Public, Jakarta, along side Warriors of Manga and Reel People
- Travelled to Bandung to check out an underground Hip Hop gig featuring Homocyde
- Recorded with Larry (x-Sova) in Jakarta
- Did an experimental set with Dj Nasa & Renchong @ RuangRupa art house, Jakarta
- Performed with The Diplomats International for Hip Hop Asongan 4 on jl. Fatmawati, Jakarta. This event was a free side-of-the-road affair for the community.

April 2007
- Performed with Saykoji @ the 16th Anniversary for Bintang @ Senayan, Jakarta
- Travelled to Lombok with Saykoji to perform at Sahara in Mataram
- Celebrated my Birthday with a special show with Dipnet @ Bliss, Jakarta
- Travelled back to Kl after 2 months in Indonesia...
- Rehearsals began for the TROACO album launch with IGC

Other notable events:
Jennifer Johns @ Loft KL, The arrival of Don't Panic malaysia.

May 2007
- finally got to perform "6 MC's" with Weapon X and Ken Hell and Joe Flizzow during their show @ laundry
- The arrival of Eardrums 7 Nations CD featuring 2 songs with Vandal
- Shamik's first show in KL @ Laundry with a Vandal appearance
- Collabo with DJ Uno and Saer Ze "Dance Floor Queen" soon to hit airwaves!
- Fly FM Campur Chart show with Transient Vortex and Shamik @ Laundry
- Sweet 16 show with DJ Nesh in Ampang, KL
- Travelled to Singapore for a show @ Velvet Dragon

June 2007
- Singapore Street Festival 3 performances
- More rehearsals and Prep for my TROACO launch
- 17 Magazine show @ Sunway Lagoon with DJ Nesh
- TROACO album launch @ laundry with Stylustiks, DJ Tasc, IGC, Gold Mountain...
- Guinness Black event in Genting @ Arena Of Stars with DJ Nesh
- Shoot for Raja Lawak comedy show, I was in a few skits...
- Performance @ Absolute Chemistry with Transient Vortex

Other notable events:
Transformers the movie opening night, Qumran's wedding, Juice Mag's 5th anniversary and TROACO CD's finally arrive!

July 2007
- Travelled to Bangkok, linking up with Dandee of Silk Sounds performing at Route 66
- Collabo project with Dandee (still in the works) entitled "VANDAN"
- Travelled to Singapore for the TROACO album launch at Red Bar, Singapore
- Travelled to Hong Kong and performed with Gold Mountain & INK @ Sugar Club
- Collabo track "Smoker Delight" with Gold Mountain

Other notable events:
Malaysian DJ Championship & battle of the year competition, Apartment grand opening & lots of love from Nike Malaysia!

August 2007
- Returned to KL to collaborate on the Road 2 Zion Mixtape
- Travelled to Jakarta to work on tracks for the Diplomats Int album
- Shot the video for Lalala with Destiny Inc in Jakarta

September 2007
- This month was pretty much a write off... consider is time off to absorb the events of the previous 8 months...
- I think there was a Botswana national day pageant and talent show I judged and I did meet the guys from Slapshock who are based in Manila, Philippines.
- Oh... The Road 2 Zion Mixtape launch was in Sept as well, where I performed @ Modestos in Sri Hartamas.

October 2007
- performed at a show @ Ibiza, KL for the Nigerian Independence day
- Shot the video for Crazy by Ash Nair featuring Vandal and Moots!
- Travelled to manila, Philippines to collaborate with Dcoy and Artstrong, did a radio show live at Monster RX FM(?)
- My song Lalala is used for a movie called Susahnya Jadi Perawan
- Vandal appeared on Morning Crew Corner with JJ & Rudy on HITZ TV, KL
- Travelled to Laos to perform at Mekong Deck and Club Romeo
- No dressing up for the halloween party at Laundry...

November 2007
- Collabo with James Baum called "Shawty"
- Performed Crazy with Ash Nair at KDU college event
- Performed with Pop Shuvit & Dandee for The Freakshow Tour in Penang, malaysia
- Travelled to Jakarta for the movie promo tour (Susahnya Jadi Perawan)
- Performed @ Caesar's in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with Raben and Saykoji
- Performed in Makasar, Sulawesi, Indonesia @ Colours Cafe for movie promo
- Performed at 5 malls across jakarta for movie promo tour.

December 2007
- Worked on completing the Just Duit! Vol.2 Mixtape with Dipnet in Jakarta
- Travelled back to KL to meet Shamik before he left to India
- Shamik performs @ Laundry with special appearance by Vandal
- Performed Crazy with Ash Nair @ Laundry for Tiger FC event
- Performed hype man with DJ Nesh @ Atrium, KL
- Travelled to Jakarta for a show with Diplomats Int at EX plaza called "Urbanize"
- Special performance for Rewind @ Blowfish in Jakarta
- New Years Eve show with DJ Nesh @ Mid Valley Megamall called "Midzone Countdown"

Other Notable events to round out the year:
Mistah's birthday and Rewind in JKT, Jazzy Jeff in and NSG's going away party in JKT, I Am Legend launching, Dj Q-Bert in KL and Singapore!, DJ Cash Money and Rewind in JKT, Soft Launch of Retro Bar, KL, Christmas with James and Cassie eating crab, Mmmm... talking to my parents and family in Canada always brings a smile to my face!

Well there you have it... Seems like it was a busy year and sooo many things happened it's been hard to remember all the details but at least writing this little blog entry has helped!

Next up will the 2007 in photos... hehehe...