Monthly Archives: December 2013
I got an interview slot with the effectively bilingual songwriter/TV host Shah Shamshiri for his Red Carpet show on cable TV network, ABNxcess. Some interesting questions were brought up, especially about how ‘Malay music is being promoted’ in this digital age of downloads and audio streaming. Loved the interview, wish we had more time! Til part deux. Looking forward! Will update on the telecast.
I had ordered some special desserts for Imtiaz who came from all over to have lunch/tea with me at The Sumbs. Of course, they were all from SukaSucre. Basically, we had the famous Kekonut: a moist orange cake with crispy pastry and ganache outside it, eaten with a butterscotch sauce. We had the Madagascar Vanilla Creme Brulee, crispy on the surface, and creamy on the inside. And of course, we had the macarons: Pina Colada flavoured – Coconut macaron shells with pineapple ganache in between. Everyone took photos of it longer than they actually savoured it. I’m glad everyone loved them!
All images from Nur Haziyah.
Here are more pictures during EraFM’s Chocolate Cake Launch Party with Dato’ Fazley where I was paired with my actor/friend, Sazrin Aizul, to decorate a cake for charity. I loved the apron haha!
More pictures from Adam Yusof.
I wouldn’t think that after almost a decade being involved in the music business, I would suddenly be thrown into the food and beverage business. Well, that’s mainly because Dato’ Fazley Yaakob’s venture into patisserie has also led us, the FIPRO artistes and his family too, to be directly or indirectly involved. For me, with my marketing edge, I wanted to take a heads-on, hands-on approach. I went ahead to plan a lot of the promotions, especially online marketing, for Dato’s brand, SukaSucre. Currently, I’ve become the Chief Creative Officer behind the brand, and I am responsible to make the products available nationwide and God-willing, worldwide. Alhamdulilah, I get better at the things I love doing because I love doing my work! Get it?
The pictures above are from Adam Yusof during EraFM’s Chocolate Cake Launch Party.
10 years ago, I was involved in a project with Singapore-born electronica musician, Vijay Singh a.k.a. The Sleepwalker, in which I sang in almost every song on his compilation album. It has been that long! The album introduced me to other electronic producers at that time, and it united me with the Hiphop heads from the Lion City. Congratulations Vijay, it has been a decade! Who would have thought.
I got to be a part of Dato’ Fazley Yaakob’s Chocolate Cake Launch Party with EraFM held at The Sumbs Cafe, Shah Alam where I participated with my friend, fellow FIPRO artiste, Sazrin Aizul for the cake decorating challenge. The cakes that decorated, not baked ya, were auctioned off to the highest bidder and the proceeds go to a flood victim fund-raiser. I had the honour of having Chef Joe from MasterChef Malaysia fame comment on our work, and you know what he said? “The person who decorated this happens to be someone sentimental, can be somewhat regimental, likes rules and abide by them. Which one of you is it?” He asked me and Sazrin. It clearly was me! I suppose he was right. You wanna see the cake?
I got to sing “Setulus Kasih” for the first time infront of some media friends, and was interviewed too, in which I kept repeating my story about “the new album does not include any sad songs”. Let’s see how long we can keep up with his happiness streak. Forever I hope!
Thank you to Clora Studio for the images!
After Beyonce bombing the internet with her visual album and full album available only via iTunes, I felt like the earth shook a bit. Here I am trying to release 1 humble ballad for my followers and she had to remind me that time is ticking for the pop artiste. So let’s get going.
To be honest, a whole chunk of footage shot in Coburg, Germany of Setulus Kasih went missing somewhere between France, Netherlands, Malaysia and Singapore. It was basically me lip-syncing against a beautiful 11 degree backdrop but I’ve moved on. I figured that since the music video doesn’t have a storyline, we can make do with the other footage. I’m OK.
However, I can’t call it a music video. I’ll call it “Official Audio Visual”, it drops January latest. The song is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon. Ring the alarm!