Author: Shazwan Zulkiffli

INTERVIEW: NYK opens up about Airliftz, the music scene, and new material

by Faris Foat NYK has been climbing up the ranks ever since ‘FWB’ came out to startle the music scene but with ‘Make It On Me’, rest assured that NYK isn’t just a one-hit wonder. Together with Airliftz, NYK produced a proper club banger that will soon be heavily rotated in KL’s best clubs. A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to conduct my first ever interview since I signed on with The Level MY as an intern. Thankfully, my first was an interesting one. As everyone was enjoying Bowery Bar & Kitchen’s kaw latte, NYK spilled...

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5 Things We Can Learn From 16Baris

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Thousands of hip hop fans flooded The Bee Publika to watch their hip hop idols perform live on stage for the currently-prestigious, much-talked about hip hop-centric programme, 16Baris. The show, that is based on rapping in 16 bars, influenced many social media users to put on their own efforts to rap in 16 bars accompanied by backing tracks and has since became a phenomenon in the country’s music landscape. A part from the large turnout, broken doors and police sirens, here are 5 things we can learn from 16Baris. Malaysian Hip Hop gives us a reminder...

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PRU14: Sebab Sebenar Kenapa Belia Tak Minat Politik

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Seperti biasa bila aku free, barulah dapat melepak mamak dengan kawan-kawan. Walaupun selalunya suku dari meja kami akan fokus main Mobile Legends, selebihnya akan gosip ala Makcik Bawanglah, macam topik feminisme, cerita-cerita Kelantan atau, apa-apa yang jadi perbualan di Twitter. Tapi sejak demam PRU semakin panas, sesi lepak lama-lama sudah menjadi macam sesi debat: seorang tidak mahu bekas diktator berumur 90 tahun ‘pegang’ Malaysia balik, yang seorang lagi pula sudah sangat terdesak (dan mendesak) untuk tukar kerajaan, walaupun katanya pilihan kita hanyalah seperti memilih antara Pepsi dan Coca-Cola.   Sayangnya bila aku tanya setiap seorang lokasi...

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New Arctic Monkeys Album Coming Out Sooner Than You Think

By Norain F. Sheffield indie rock band, Arctic Monkeys has come a long way since the release of their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Ever since then, the band has skyrocketed to fame, with singles like Mardy Bum and Fluorescent Adolescent. But their greasy, leather jacket days maybe over to make way for the sophisticated turtleneck jacket-look of the 80s. Whether you’re a pre-AM or post-AM fan, you have to admit: the thought of another Arctic Monkey album is exciting. After much anticipation, Arctic Monkeys announced their sixth album with glitz and glam,...

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