The MoveMint is a mighty Jack of all trades when it comes to the music industry. They’re doing it all; events, artist management and booking, studio engineering, production and recording, voice over talent, strategic and conceptual consulting and unique content in all areas of arts and entertainment. With such an insane list of achievements, it’s no surprise that their 3rd anniversary party was even bigger and better than before! Hosted by hip hop MC-producer Vandal, the party showcased thumpin’ performances from Ras Muhammad, The Rebel Scum, DJ Sarasa, Tatsuro, Garuda, from rap to graffiti battles, not to mention the release of local hip hopper Karmal’s EP Bangkit.
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The eager crowd got warmed up by opening act The Silk Road with their cool blend of funk, soul and breaks and old skool hip hop tunes. Host Vandal and Nadhira graced the stage and got the crowd going with their heart pounding live performances. Then it was on to the Beat Meet Titan challenge which featured the top 4 Malaysian beat makers battling out for the gold title. Getting the highest votes from the crowd was Motion, who walked away with a mic and headphones sponsored by Soundbuz.
Releasing his EP, Bangkit, Karmal took the stage with guest appearances by fellow local artistes Sona One, Juzzthin and Saph. Next up, came the Tag-Team BeatBox challenge where 8 of Malaysia’s up-and-coming Beatboxers amazed the crowd with their skills, with Koujee and Shazet emerging victorious.
The crowd was set up for a visual extravaganza with A Mural Massacre, where two graffiti crews, PWC and RTC, had 45 minutes to fill up a white panel with their design onstage, with Tatsuro providing the musical backdrop. The crowd again had the deciding power in the battle, and RTC received goodie bags from Obey for their astounding effort.
Hailing from Indonesia, Ras Muhammad made a guest appearance with Daddy T, performing his signature dancehall and roots reggae. The night progressed into an all new high with an EPS rap battle and a special battle between Malay Rap Champion, DMent, and Paku from Belacan. Then, DJ Sarasa (from Tokyo) kept the party going until it was time to shut things down. With stunning performances and ground shaking battles, The MoveMint’s 3rd Anniversary was a celebration of local independent hip hop and some pretty kicka$$ artistes and fans! Much love and respect indeed!
The MoveMint’s 3rd Anniversary Party went down at Milk on Friday 13 May 2011. For pictures of the party, checkout our gallery. If you’ve missed all the action, look out for new pumping parties at www.themovemint.com.