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Future Music Festival Asia

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Recently a full line-up for KL’s biggest EDM festival was revealed:

International

Chemical Brothers (DJ Set)
Tinie Tempah
Chase & Status
The Wombats
Pendulum (DJ Set)
Grandmaster Flash
Sneaky Sound System
Cosmic Gate
Eddie Halliwell
John OO Flemming
Zane Lowe
Alex Metric
Azari & III
The Potbelleez
Kid Sister
Holy Ghost!
Super 8 & Tab
The Stafford Brothers
Andy Murphy

Regional

Shinichi Osawa (JPN)
Jalebee Cartel (IN)
Nikhil Chinapa (IN)
Pearl (IN)
Pet Conspiracy (CN)
Electrico (SG)
Inquisitive (SG)
Agrikulture (ID)
Knatz (TH)
Sandwich (PHI)
Good Night Electric (ID)
Project E.A.R (SEA)

Local

Kyoto Protocol
Goldfish + Blink
Twilight Actiongirl
They Will Kill Us All
Mini Compo
Enterprise
Oh! Chentaku
Bud Culture
Terence C
Victor G
Fono
Bass Agents
Phil K Lee + Ian Ross

We would love to say that we are impressed with the line-up but we are not. Let’s be honest – it’s mostly mainstream EDM here.

Chemical Brothers used to be the flagmans of electronic music but they are not anymore. Pendulum started as a proper drum&bass crew but recently converted to teenager rock band. Chase & Status is quality but definitely not originality.

We are happy, however, to see Asian artists in the line-up such as Arjun Vagale (Jalabee Cartel) who gave us an interview recently. It seems that we should expect more quality EDM from Asian artists rather than from international headliners this time.

It’s a pity that Future Entertainment (organizers of the festival) decided not to bring any underground artists which they always did (Sven Vath and Dubfire to name a few) for their original Australian gigs. Perhaps they decided that Malaysian scene is not ready for this? ;-(

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