Everyone’s favourite monthly creative fair is turning one this weekend, the 25th and 26th of August! RIUH, the ever-popular and ever-exciting creative affair will be taking the celebration its usual spot, APW, Bangsar.
If you’re a huge R&B fan in the local scene, Emir Hermono should already be a familiar name. Doesn’t matter if you were exposed to him through alextbh or just happened to be well-versed about the Indonesian R&B scene, Emir Hermono has been the purveyor of emotional electro-soul since 2016, crossing the straits and collaborating with Malaysian and Indonesian artists. In honor of his upcoming performance at Good Vibes Festival again this year (21 – 22 July), we got to talk to Emir about his love for Matchbox Twenty, his time as a university lecturer or how the Papua scene has made him who he is today.
As a crime drama that deals with police corruption and illegal immigrants, Crossroads: One Two Jaga constantly blurs the line between right and wrong, and between the good and the bad. A film that conveys such grey areas are unheard of and unseen in the Malaysian mainstream cinemas and its effort deserves to be lauded, despite its few drawbacks.
Priya Dewan, the pioneer behind one of Southeast Asia’s most successful live booking agencies- Feedback Asia, gives us some of her time to talk about working with the UK-based Warp Records, women in the workforce and her insight into the Asian music industry!