In celebration of Binarybreaks’ new website channel to promote music, they threw a hip hop party over at Rootz a couple of weeks back. They brought down the infamous hip hop turntablist, DJ Yoda from London to rock the house with some of our best local acts right now. I couldn’t possibly miss this.
Binarybreaks is the brand new music promoting website in Malaysia. The website compiles channels from online social network and media sites to bring us the latest in the scene. They recently threw a launch with some of the hottest hip hop acts in town namely rnb songstress Nadhira, dope beatboxer Shawn Lee, the club’s resident hip hop stars Joe Flizzow and DJ Cza and the highlight was hip hop turntablist from London, DJ Yoda.
MC Vandal emceed the night and introduced his main squeeze, Nadhira started the night with songs off her debut From Malaysia With Love EP and covered Alicia Keys’ ‘No One’ and SWV’s ‘Weak’. Nadhira definitely have the chops to perform live, but unfortunately the club’s sound system wasn’t built for live performance, so it didn’t come off smooth as it should be.
Rootz’s The Get Up residents DJ Cza and Joe Flizzow took the stage with a great hip hop set of old and new school materials which includes Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s ‘Tha Crossroads’ to Jay-Z’s ‘On To The Next One’. A little later at night, Shawn Lee took center stage when he blew everyone’s mind with his beatboxing skills.
It was the moment of truth. DJ Yoda was in the house and on the decks. In true tradition of his name, he kicked off his set with the Star Wars theme song and pumped up the club. He played a mix of rock, dance, electro, hip hop, drum n bass and a lot of cartoon theme songs, which for me was a hot mess. I think the crowd wasn’t feeling it as much either. The star of the night was probably playing his video set, which would have worked better with visuals. It has its moments, but it was too rojak for my liking. I walked out confused.