Thursday, September 30, 2010

Up Coming Events

October 10th @ Sunway Pyramid 4pm - 6pm

October 13th @ Palate Palette 8pm - 2am

October 15th @ Milk Club 8pm - 3am

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Island Escape

The joys of spontaneity can lead to exciting things.. Last Sunday we got tickets, Tuesday we left and Friday we returned.. Just like that!

It was first time going to Malaysia's East Coast Island "Pulau Perhentian" (the small one) after hearing so much about it and seeing the photos it finally came to pass. A quick flight from KL to Kota Bharu, taxi to Kuala Besut and 1/2hr fast boat to the island landed us with wet feet in a chalet at Panorama courtesy of the lovely Sharon Rozario.

Activities included:
  • Chilling
  • Eating (a nice variety of international foods)
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Walks on the beach
  • Hikes
  • Fishing
  • Island Hopping
  • Music & Movies
  • Playing Uno
  • Dancing & More

If you've never been, you really should check it out. At certain times of the year the Green and Hawksbill turtles nest and you can easily see them if you dive or snorkel. But make sure you visit between March and October to avoid monsoon season, which makes it very difficult to boat to the islands. I'll be back again next year!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Zulu Nation Malaysia

We've been planning to have an event or series of events for the promotion of Zulu Nation Malaysia and the promotion of quality Hip Hop music for the people to vibe to. I must admit that things have not been moving as quickly as I would like but there has been progress.

Zulu Nation Malaysia has represented in Singapore last month for the Illest Cipher Hip Hop Convention showing much love south of the border and spreading the positive vibes so it's time to get busy on the home soil and uplift the spirits and push things forward some more for Hip Hop in the region.

If you don't know about Zulu Nation, please do check for more info (knowledge) Here

One Love!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Night Live

A busy night in KL for yours truly. Starting things off just after 7:30pm at MASiF 2010 down at Pavillion in KL for a special showcase featuring myself and Nadhira.

Then it's off to Palate Palette for the ARTAM Official Launch put on by the one and only King Lhota. ARTAM is an online radio show, This Station is set up to support all African communities in Asia, we are based in Malaysia but Operating Globally, all Africans living in Asia are welcome and we are here to make their dreams come true.

Then its off to the club for some emceeing for my man DJ K.C. down at Gosh in Asian Heritage Row, KL...

Monday, September 13, 2010

MY Flow

Been dabbling in a new project lately. It's called MY Flow and is an Urban Music Chart meant to expose new and up coming artists in Malaysia. Though only in the Beta Phase now, the response has been amazing and song submissions continue to flow in! It's always been a thrill to discover now music and talent, now we can all listen in and vote on who we think deserves a spot in the TOP 10!

Follow MY Flow on Twitter as well - @myflowchartz
and add me up on Twitter if not already - @vandigital

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hari Raya 2010

Eid Mubarak from "Raja Raya" Vandal!

As you can see I am rocking my Baju Malayu fresh for 2010 and getting ready for the celebrations in and around KL this year. Last year we spent the festive season in PD (Port Dickson) by the beach with the extended fam visiting houses and eating at least 4 times a day!

This year the eve of Raya (Eid) was spent in Shah Alam and the quest for the Best Rendang began! So far it's hard to say who is the clear cut winnner so I've decided on 2 winners this year.. They are - "Ma Chi" on the Shamsuri side along with Munir's lethal combo from Shah Alam (featured below)

Satay & Ketupat with homemade peanut sauce by Uncle Baktia!

Day 2 was an awesome road trip to Seremban visiting 4 houses before heading back to Shah Alam for a western closer of Dominoes Pizza and watch 3 Idiots. Exhausted.

Day 3 is here, now and getting ready for some good times chez Sona One...

Reflect, forgive and celebrate!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On The Beat And Path

Bringing the Beat to the Path is one of those runaway Canadians (much like myself) who, through his love of travelling and music, is strumming ahead and blazing trails with his own brand of travel show - On The Beat And Path. Following no particular tempo, Steve finds himself one riff closer to the adventure of a lifetime. Mostly his guitar does the talking and makes a majority of the decision, but Steve plays the good host and shows us around.

Once upon a time, I had my own little show brewing.. It never really went anywhere (or maybe it did?) but who knows.. After seeing how Steve has been putting it all together who says that the Vandigital can't resurrect good old Urban Camping? For now though, let's just enjoy the path we're on and work towards our dreams on step at a time.

For all the videos from On The Beat And Path head HERE


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ABL coming soon

The ABL is coming back for their 2nd season as a league this coming October 2010. Not much has been mentioned lately about ASEAN's first Basketball League, but I have a feeling that this year could end up playing a pivotal role in its life or death..

I've always been a fan of B-Ball, since the days of Jordan my friends and I would battle it out on the court. That was around the same time I got into Hip Hop and things changed. It's been a few years since I've thrown down on the court on some 3on3 action and with some hoops action heading our way soon I'm hoping to get to catch some KL Dragons home games.

I've always wondered about the viability of Basketball in this region, especially Malaysia, where people are Football crazy. Let's see how it all goes for the 2010/2011 season and if you can, head on out to catch a game or two to support your favorite team!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

KOTD X Evil Poets Society

Been checking out some rap battle vids today.. Not like I haven't seen em before, but we're in the middle of a revolution here in KL and Evil Poets Society is manning the guns. Was watching KOTD, Loe Pesci vs Arkane and seeing how far the battle scene in Canada has come. I'm feeling the speakers corner format with no music so that the lyrics are highlighted, as well as the fact that these guys do their research and prepare all their rhymes for major impact.

I remember back in the days I never even bothered with a battle because most cats who freestyled were just plain wack.. The Movement is upon us and I'm glad to see all around the world that battling is coming back and making a mark again. Big up to Malaysia's boys carving out a spot and showing that 2 years after TYGS dropped the first consistent MC Battle monthly, progress can be made!

Look out for more battle going down in KL as we will be hosting a "Clean" battle for MASIF2010 down at Pavillion in KL on the 18th and 19th September 2010. Evil Poets will also host another battle Saturday night Sept 18th.. If you're in the area best to check it out uncensored!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Been A Long Time

What's good?

It's been about 8 months since I contributed to my own blog.. I kinda feel like I needed some time away from artistry with a move to solidify some projects that have been brewing over the years.

Did ya miss me? hahaha!

Anyways, I'm not gonna try and fill you in on everything in but I will leave you some more to look at through the following links

  • The MoveMint - This has been my baby for the past two years and has given birth to TYGS, The Beat Meet, Ladies First, Cypher Sundaze, Skool Of Rap... All events and programs for the Hip Hop community in Malaysia.
  • MY Flow - The latest project just getting off the ground now. It's an Urban Music Chart for Urban Music artists in Malaysia, which I feel is going to be ground-breaking.
That's it for now, will be updating more frequently as new material and projects unfold!