08 August 2014


Posted by Colene Hyori  |  at  9:42 AM No comments

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 7 AUGUST 2014 – With 9 more sleeps to MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014, which is set to take place at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 16 August 2014MTV today announced several news highlights ramping up to the highly-anticipated one-night-only outdoor concert:
  • Thai-American hip hop group Thaitanium will join the show’s current performers’ line-up consisting of award-winning Billboard Hot 100 hip hop artist, singer-songwriter and record producer, B.o.Bhomegrown international singer-songwriter,Yuna; and Universal Music Group International’s first K-pop idol group, Boys Republic. Thaitanium is expected to perform their latest single, “Wake UP (Bangkok City)”, which features Snoop Dogg, for the first time at the concert.
  • The appointment of 2014’s MTV World Stage Insider, 21-year-old Malaysian undergrad student Aric Ting Sie Yee, who nabbed the coolest ten-day ‘job’ and will join the MTV social media team from today, 7 August, representing fans and introducing them to the MTV Experience from the inside, via regular updates, videos, tweets, and photos of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014.
  • Amongst the anticipated 15,000 fans at the show will be two lucky fans, who stand to each win exclusive all-expense paid trip1 for two to 2014 MTV EMA to join the 20thanniversary celebrations on November 9th in Glasgow.
  • Unprecedented fans’ engagement at the MTV Roadshow, which will take place on 9 and 10 August at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Blue Concourse), where fans can stand a chance to exclusive artists’ meet-and-greet spots, but on-going exclusive artists’ engagement sessions to be won on social media.
Recorded live for global telecast, the show premieres on-air Wednesday, 20 August at 6.30pm (WIB), 7.30pm (SG) and 8.30pm (MAL) and repeats on the same day at 10pm (WIB), 11pm (SG) and 12am (MAL). It premieres in the Philippines on Friday, 29 August at 10pm. Viewers are advised to check local listings in other markets.
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 is sponsored by Sunway, Xpax, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Hong Leong Bank and William Grant & Sons, and supported by Tourism Malaysia, music partners, Atlantic Records, Thaitanium Entertainment Inc., Universal Music Group, broadcast partner, Astro, radio partner, hitz.fm and audio partner, Dolby.
MTV World Stage is a global series that bring multi-genre talents with global relevance, telecast to an audience in over 550 million households. Recorded ‘live’ at the most exclusive gigs, world renowned music festivals and unique concert locations from around the world, the series is the ‘front row seat’ for music lovers to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas. MTV World Stage Malaysia is part of this platform that delivers the MTV brand experience not only on the ground with MTV fans in Malaysia, but with a global airing in 154 countries across MTV Networks. The Malaysia show is also MTV’s first originally-produced MTV World Stage event globally, which started in 2009.


Thaitanium comprises of five proud sons of Siam with different backgrounds – Khanngeon “KHAN” Nuanual, Prinya “WAY” Intachai, Naymyo “DAY” Thant, Jason “BIG CALO” Roth, and Watana “DJAYBUDDAH” Watanachaiyot who are considered to be pioneers of Thailand’s hip hop industry.
KHAN and DAY are Thai nationals by birth, WAY, was born and raised in New York as with DJAYBUDDAH, and the youngest member of the group, BIG CALO was raised in Tampa, Florida.
KHAN and DAY first forged their friendship as a DJ/MC duo hosting jump off house parties in the San Francisco hip-hop scene, where the pair had both emigrated as young teens to pursue their education and to realize their dream to become musicians. While in Bangkok working on his solo album, KHAN made the acquaintance of WAY, then a young upstart Thai-American artist. From this meeting, the idea of a three-man, Thai hip hop group was born in Bangkok, eventually moving to New York in 2000, where their varied regional influences have since been heard in each album produced and released. In 2006, the addition of BIG CALO, WAY’s childhood friend and aspiring rapper, and DJAYBUDDAH, already a prominent DJ in New York City, were both added to the group.
Since then, Thaitanium and its parent label, Thaitanium Enertainment Inc., haveproduced their first two albums, AA and Thai Riders, which were exclusively self-promoted, launching them to the forefront of the Asia music industry while gaining a huge following in Thailand and the rest of Asia. Their follow up albums, P77 and RASwere subsequently distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment, where RAS, aka “Resisting Against Da System” attracted the interest of Grammy, a major player in the domestic Thai entertainment.

For the past 13 years, Thaitanium has been carving out a solid niche and reputation as one of the biggest and most successful hip hop groups in Asia through their unique blend of Thai and New York street sounds. The result has seen Thaitanium perform across Thailand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Australia and America, where they have been the opening acts for some of the world’s biggest hip hop artists, such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, Nas, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida and 50 Cent on his “Get Rich or Die Trying” world tour with Fort Minor.
2010 marked Thaitanium's 10-year anniversary and the release of a double album "Still Resisting", where they worked for the first time with international producers and artists such as the legendary producer DJ Clark Kent and LiL Fame from rap group M.O.P. The individual members of Thaitanium are simultaneously working on a variety of independent projects ranging from clothing lines, acting, modeling, as well as publishing and film.
Their last concert tour took place in four U.S. cities in 2013 and they most recently performed at the Music Tornado Festival in Japan in March this year.
They have received a number of accolades including the “Best Hip Hop Group” award at the Independent Asian Music Awards (AVIMA) 2009 and “Best Group” award at You2play Awards 2012. They were also nominated for “Favorite Artist Thailand” at the MTV Asia Awards 2006.
For more information, visit www.thaitanium.biz.

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