Showdown Street Fest @ One Utama, PJ – 24/9/2011

Last weekend, there was an all day hip hop “street fest” happening in the car park at One Utama shopping complex. It was sponsored by and based around a local TV show called “Showdown” which seems to be a “So You Think You Can Dance?” for hip hop crews. All day there were various music and dance performances as well as workshops and artwork. Unfortunately I was busy doing top secret NGO stuff earlier in the day, but still managed to make it out there in the evening and get some recordings.

Hunny Madu
4 min 13 sec / 5.8 MB / 192kbps MP3
Hunny Madu is a mix between a pop singer and a rapper, I guess. The first song wasn’t too bad but after the second, I wasn’t really into it that much so I only recorded these two songs.

Arabyrd
8 min / 10.9 MB / 192kbps MP3
Remember when I uploaded a recording of Tenderfist and expressed my disappointment at not being able to like them? Their collaborations are so good, but when they’re alone, it’s just… not so good. Arabyrd on the other hand sound good when collaborating with Tenderfist and good when she’s not collaborating with Tenderfist. This time she only performed two songs: Rolex Flex and Byrdkick (remix version) and she started so quickly I missed out on the first few seconds of Rolex Flex. During Byrdkick she invited GBC (one of the crews in the Showdown series) and some others onstage. At one point, I caught myself looking stupid with a giant smile on my face while watching a stage full of people dancing around behind Arabyrd doing whatever Arabyrd does.

There were also some pretty cool artworks being made at the event too by Poodien, Rat and some other guy who’s name I don’t know. Here are some photos of the works by Poodien and the “other guy”:

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