Pop Shuvit is a Malaysian independent rap-rock band. Comprising Moots (vocals), JD (guitars), AJ (bass), Rudy (drums) and UNO (turntables), the band who got its name from a skateboarding trick of almost the same name began making waves in the local music scene in late 2001 and since then, has had 4 successful releases under their belt and gained a sizable fanbase in Asia notably in Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Known for their adrenaline-packed live shows and eclectic blend of hip hop an...Read more (904 words more)
Pop Shuvit is a Malaysian independent rap-rock band. Comprising Moots (vocals), JD (guitars), AJ (bass), Rudy (drums) and UNO (turntables), the band who got its name from a skateboarding trick of almost the same name began making waves in the local music scene in late 2001 and since then, has had 4 successful releases under their belt and gained a sizable fanbase in Asia notably in Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Known for their adrenaline-packed live shows and eclectic blend of hip hop and rock, Pop Shuvit are being touted as Asia’s leading Hip Hop Rock band.
Take It & Shuvit
Their debut album Take it & Shuvit broke new ground when their first single Skaters’ Anthem was released exclusively on the Internet and became one of the most downloaded local songs in Malaysian music history. The hype and street buzz from the track caught the ears of ESPN, who in turn licensed the track for use in their Summer X-Games broadcast that hit millions of households worldwide. As further credit to Pop Shuvit, ESPN played their music videos and tracks off the album throughout the duration of competition.
In 2003, Pop Shuvit released Take it & Shuvit in Japan and became the first Malaysian band to hit the music chart in Japan. The overwhelming support from Japanese youth market ensured that all tracks of the album charted the top 20 on the Tower Records sales charts (even beating raprock luminaries like Linkin Park) without any promotion to back the album.
Here & Now
The success of their releases in Japan led to Pop Shuvit touring the land of the rising sun in 2005 to support their second release, HERE & NOW, leading to one of the most successful and talked about headlining tours for any Malaysian rock band. The album was a hard-hitting social commentary of urban culture and spurred hits like Old Skool Rocka and Journey, with the latter earning the band the #1 Song of the year on the Malaysian English Top Ten for 2005 and “Best Rock Act” at the inaugural Hitz.fm Malaysian English Top Ten Awards 2005.
The Shuvit Remixes
Always one to go against the grain, the band released a dance remix album and a hip hop EP in 2004 and 2006 respectively. The remix of their track Conversations from the Shuvit Remixes dance CD was hand picked by DJ Nick Warren for inclusion in pioneering UK dance music label Global Underground’s mix CD, Shanghai GU28 that peaked at #19 on the UK TOP 40 Dance Album Charts. The hip hop EP, a 4 track 12 inch vinyl release, featured collaborations with some of hip hop’s most respected emcees from around the globe including US emcees Rapper Big Pooh from Little Brother, L.E.G.A.C.Y, Cesar Comache, Zion from Zion I, Def Jam Japan’s Dabo and reggaeton duo Nitro Y Fanta from Puerto Rico.
In mid-2006, Pop Shuvit collaborated with Disagree, another Malaysian band, to produce the song Football Mad Nation in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup.
Amped & Dangerous
Pop Shuvit’s third album, Amped & Dangerous hit stores in Japan on 23 August 2006 without a release in the Malaysian market. The 12-song set is described as "a rollercoaster ride of crunching guitars", pounding rhythms and funked out hip hop beats and rhymes. "This is essentially a guitar driven album that’s made for the mosh pit. Simply put, it rocks harder!” says skinman Rudy about the new material. Malaysian fans would expect something different as Guitarist/Producer JD hinted, “We had to think strategically this time around and only release tracks that cater for a specific market so the Japanese/Asian and Malaysian editions will be different.” The Japanese edition of the album will be released throughout Asia as an import edition so fans will still be able to obtain both copies. Pop Shuvit walked away with the "Best Live Act" at the Malaysian English Top Ten Awards 2006.
Freakshow Vol 1 : Tales of The Travelling Tunes
Pop Shuvit recently released their 3rd Studio Album, Freakshow Vol 1: Tales of The Travelling Tunes with the first single of the album being, Freakshow which featured Dandee from Silksounds. Other notable colaborations in this album includes Emmet from Butterfingers, Roshan from K Town Clan, Ras Muhammad and the most notable of them all, Inspectah Deck from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Mara Bahaya was from this album which is the 1st single from the Impak Maksima soundtrack. Mara Bahaya has received very high rotation on both hitz.fm & Fly FM and it is one of the crowds favourite.
My Chemical Romance Asian Tour
Pop Shuvit was the official opening act for My Chemical Romance on their Asian tour. Gerard Way was impressed after Pop Shuvit opened for them in Kuala Lumpur so MCR offered Pop Shuvit the opportunity to be their opening act for their five remaining shows. However Pop Shuvit had other commitments so they only accepted two.
Being independent, Pop Shuvit believes that there is a need to diversify and take the band to the next level as frontman Moots! pointed out, “That’s the essence of Pop Shuvit, we always do things differently and love taking risks. We want to turn Pop Shuvit into a brand name and to do this we need to branch out and spread our wings be it in music or other facets of urban culture.”
The next step for Pop Shuvit will be the world of fashion where Pop Shuvit have already sold out 3 limited edition T-shirt designs under its “Unknown Clothing” merchandising line and are in the midst of taking its clothing line to retails stores throughout Malaysia, a testament that the band is evolving and building itself into a successful business.
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