Sekumpulan Orang Gila leads Vima Music Awards 2016 nominations

Clockwise from top left: Sekumpulan Orang Gila, GTXperiment , Rabbit Mac, bittymacbeth and Roshan Jamrock are among the nominees for the 2016 Vima Music Awards. — Picture by TheHive.Asia
Clockwise from top left: Sekumpulan Orang Gila, GTXperiment , Rabbit Mac, bittymacbeth and Roshan Jamrock are among the nominees for the 2016 Vima Music Awards. — Picture by TheHive.Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Asia’s independent music awards, the Voice International Music Awards a.k.a. Vima Music Awards has revealed the final nominees for this year’s edition!

Leading the nominations is post-hardcore rock band from Malaysia, Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG) with 11 nominations including Best Genre-Bender, Best Rock Song and Best Pop/R&B Song.

Following closely behind is Roshan Jamrock with 10 nominations, Rabbit Mac with 9 nominations, GTXperiment with 8 nominations, while Singapore’s bittymacbeth and Kirstie Maximus both raked up 7 nominations each.

“It’s a massive list of nominees from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. For the first time, we have expanded the nomination list to go beyond the norm, especially in the Best Rock Song and Best Genre-Bender categories,” said Siva Zaphod Chandran, founder of Vima Music and Model Awards.

“Once again, we have a whole set of exciting acts who continue to innovate music in ways we never thought possible, and Vima has been the perfect platform for the most weirdest and most creative spectrum of styles over the years,” he continued.

The voting for the music acts will begin next week on Vima Music Awards official Facebook page where every day, several categories will be put up for votes over a period of three days.

40 per cent of the overall scores will come from public votes and 50 per cent will be decided by the panel of global judges which include award winning producers, major label heads, celebrities, and more, while the final 10 per cent will be decided by the Vima team based on each musician’s social engagement with the fans.

“We have always encouraged musicians to be their own marketers of their brand and this should spur them on to do more,” Siva added.

Here the list of nominees for Vima Music Awards 2016:

Best Electronica/Dance Song

Wanted Symphony — In the Eyes of the World

Tamara — When You Turn Me On

Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) — Tangkap Basah

Morris Christopher — Again In Love

ZE Rebelle — Bintang

Arvinder Raina — 16 Van Saal

An Honest Mistake ft. Naufal & I-Sky — Let’s Battle It Out With Vesuvius The Great Remix

Manners Maketh Man feat Rozella — New World

Charlie Lim (Intriguant Remix) — Nothing More Cruel (Singapore)

ZE Rebelle (Dusaar Remix) — Broke

Best Pop/R&B Song

Love J Hail — Break it down

Wanted Symphony — More Than This

GTXperiment — High-Drated

Sam Seelan — Paradise

SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) — Kau Sempurna

Haqym Mokhtar — Dinda (Singapore)

bittymacbeth — Californian Dreamin (Singapore)

Lyia Meta — She’s Searching

Angie Lym — Babylon

Stephanie Liu — Sha Gua

Goldkartz — Desi Patola

Take Two — In Your Arms (Singapore)

Jumero — Blind Love

AC Rick — Girl It’s Real

Jonathan Meur — Toy Hearts

GinggyBoi ft Coruz Hooks & KTwo — Nee Soul

Adithya Srinivasan — Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)

Kirstie Maximus — Rockabye X

Perfect Scums — Turn Me Down (Brunei)

Akmal Eyzad — Langkahmu

Best Genre-Bender

bittymacbeth — Haters Gon’ Hate (Singapore)

GTXperiment — High-Drated

Alex Subryn feat BK — Mama

Sekumpulan Orang Gila — Hentikan

Zee Ng — For You

Nadir — Ikan Kekek

Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) — Tangkap Basah

Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat — The Boss

Roshan Jamrock & Adam Lobo (feat Dasha Logan) — C.O.A

Mutesite — Trails In Motion

Stephanie Liu — Cai

Jean Reiki — Iceland in my Fridge (Singapore)

Take Two — Plantations (Singapore)

Sada Borneo — Sada Borneo

Love J Hail and Tropoly — Within it all

Alex Subryn — Jermz

Lawalah Familia(feat ALTBRG) — Tenang Wujudnya Esok

Salam — The Way You Fly (Mystic Remix)

Adithya Srinivasan — Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)

Kirstie Maximus — Alright X

Kirstie Maximus — Rockabye X

Perfect Scums — A Million Things (Brunei)

Dragon Red — Spectrum

Manners Maketh Man feat Rozella — New World

Rabbit Mac — Sempoi

Best Music Video

Wanted Symphony — More Than This

GTXperiment — High-Drated

Sam Seelan — Paradise

bittymacbeth — Haters Gon’ Hate (Singapore)

An Honest Mistake — Everything

Morris Christopher — Again In Love

Take Two — In Your Arms (Singapore)

Take Two — Always Been right here (Singapore)

Sada Borneo — Sada Borneo

Young Thousands — Nueva Vida

Klangkai (feat Rabbit Mac) — Sofia

Salam — Terima Kasih

Kirstie Maximus — Rockabye X

Akmal Eyzad — Langkahmu

Charlie Lim — I Only Tell The Truth (Singapore)

Best Hip-Hop Song

Kaydee (feat. Raj Pirate) — Brindhavanam

Deftman feat Roshan Jamrock — On The Way

Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat — The Boss

Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock — Tamilan Anthem

Karmal (featuring Vandal & Songstress ) — Human

Skinny D featuring Jin Hackman — Turkish Delight

Lawalah Familia — Ini Baru Lawa

Lawalah Familia — Generasi Genius

Lerad — Demons

Rabbit Mac — Sempoi

B- Heart — Murah

Salam — Terima Kasih

Kirstie Maximus — Alright X

LA FEAT Shackifier — Memento

Best Rock Song

GTXperiment — Lost

GTXperiment — Terus Menunggu

Sam Seelan — Unmeiyal Vesham

Fist of Pain — Seek Your Bliss

Flying Pan — Breakaway Carriage

Rendall Ngumbang — What’s Inside

SOG (feat Shana Razman) — Hantu

SOG — Misteri Bertari

Sekumpulan Orang Gila — Bahtera

Thirteen Hundred — Follow My Lead

Thirteen Hundred — Satu

Soul Statue — Ain’t Gonna Be The Same

Imans League — Destiny (Singapore)

Lyia Meta — Slumber

Mutesite — Picking Paces

South and the lowlands — Sculptures

Nadir — Ikan Kekek

Lawrence Soosai — Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen

Night Skies &Vision — Take a Chance

Jumero — Free

Alexandria — Affliction (Brunei)

Young Thousands — Nueva Vida

Dharanee — Natpin Chakkaram

Vivienne’s Verdict — Monster (Singapore)

Temjin — Raksaksa

Bear Culture — Valkyrie (Singapore)

Hydra — Kedamaian

Covalent — Sampi Aku

Red Panda Parade — Nebby

Keith Spinney — Sometimes

Perect Scums — It Went On

An Honest Mistake (feat Daiyan Trisha) — You’re My Everything

Dragon Red — Spectrum

Endleaves — Rain

Mystery Tapes — On A Mission

Mystical Mirage — You

Hard Candy — Are You Listening

Jason Thean — Melancholy

Kelvyn Yeang — Glory

Kelvyn Yeang — 31st December

Best Rock Vocalist

Lan (Hydra)

Adam Lobo (Dragon Red/Fist of Pain)

Sam Systematic Seelan

Lyia Meta

Alex Subryn

Jibrail (Rajhula)

Ariff “The Spoiler” Ismail (Thirteen Hundred)

Sanjay C Damien (Young Thousands)

Dezimon (Viviene’s Verdict) Singapore

Jared Lim (Jumero)

Khairul S (Temjin)

Lawrence Soosai

Best Act in the Universe

Jumero

GTXperiment

Haqym Mokhtar (Singapore)

bittymacbeth

Take Two (Singapore)

Lyia Meta

Kirstie Maximus

Viviene’s Verdict (Singapore)

Perfect Scums (Brunei)

SOG

Roshan Jamrock

Rabbit Mac

Adithya Srinivasan

Thirteen Hundred

An Honest Mistake

Best College/Uni Act

Zee Ng

MUGI (Zambia)

Sada Borneo — Sada Borneo

Eloise Lau

GinggyBoi

Akmal Eyzad

Perfect Scums (Brunei)

LA (UAE/Sudan)

Night Sky & Visions

Best Collaboration

GTXperiment — High-Drated with Ashley

Breakaway Carriage by Flying Pan ft. Reona Nishiyama

Alex Subryn feat BK — Mama

SOG (feat Shana Razman) — Hantu

SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) — Kau Sempurna

Phizz  (Feat KIRA, M.I.I.K.O & Haqym Mokhtar) — Underrated (Singapore)

Haqym Mokhtar — Hang Up (Feat Hakeemok & Q-Dot) Singapore

Kaydee (feat. Raj Pirate) — Brindhavanam

Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) — Tangkap Basah

Roshan Jamrock feat Alex Subryn,Ramon (Blister), Precious Michael & Sho D Beat — The Boss

Roshan Jamrock & Adam Lobo (feat Dasha Logan) — C.O.A

Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock — Tamilan Anthem

H2O Macho Macha, J. Lyan, H2O Vincent feat. Rudy — Money

Tiban, Hashmitha Selvam, Parasu Kalyan, Gayathri Vadivel, MK, Suthakaran Pannirselvam, Deepesh Krishamoorthy, Aanantha, Kesvini, Sangeetha, Thiepaan Raaj, &Havoc Mathan — Pesamal

Angie Lym & Stefanie Liu — 醉在你的

Karmal (featuring Vandal & Songstress ) — Human

Lawalah Familia — Ini Baru Lawa

Teejay & Rabbit Mac — Lost In Maze

An Honest Mistake (feat Daiyan Trisha) — You’re My Everything

An Honest Mistake with Daiyan Trisha, Nick Davis, Raja Nazrin from SOG, Diandra Arjunaidi, Jon Liddell, So I’m Jenn, Roshan Jamrock of K-Town Clan, Shawn Lee & Julz Savard from Save Me Hollywood (PH) — All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey Cover)

Sunshiny-Smiley Feelgood song

GTXperiment — Off The Ledge

SOG (feat Annatasha Saifol) — Kau Sempurna

Haqym Mokhtar(Feat Yaya Hamid) — Semuanya Alright (Singapore)

Bittymacbeth — Vandal Miss Joaquim (Singapore)

Syafiq Yusfaza — Tak Pernah Lupa

Pheelers — Timang Tinggi Tinggi

Angie Lym & Stefanie Liu — 醉在你的

Temjin — Gua Suka Lu

Hard Candy — Are You Listening

Salam — Terima Kasih

Best Singapore Act

Gentle Bones

Yllis

Charlie Lim

Vivienne’s Verdict

Adithya Srinivasan

Haqym Mokhtar

bittymacbeth

Take Two

Intriguant

Jean Reiki

Best Indian/Punjabi Song

Havoc Brothers (feat Sheezay) — Mooteh

Sam Seelan — Unmeiyal Vesham

Alex Subryn feat BK — Mama

Jay — Tribute to the fallen MH370 & MH17

Jay (feat Thiaga Raja & Suguna Kris) — Kettimealum Kalyanam

Kaydee — Brindhavanam (feat. Raj Pirate)

Santesh (feat Rabbit Mac & Punitha Raja) — Tangkap Basah

Raj Pirate , Havoc Mathan & Shantra Brown — En Chellame

Rajhula — En Thevi

Tiban feat Nidhin Lal & Swathi Ravichandran — Bhairavi

Goldkartz — Desi Patola

Lawrence Soosai — Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen

Suraj Vahn — Tu Sadi

Havoc Brothers — Paapa

Dharanee — Natpin Chakkaram

Shazz (NSR) FEAT R Shap — Kaalam

GinggyBoi ft Coruz Hooks & KTwo — Nee Soul

Adithya Srinivasan — Tu Hi Dilruba (Singapore)

Adithya Srinivasan — Devanke (Singapore)

Young Ruff feat Roshan Jamrock — Tamilan Anthem

Best Guitar Goreng Riff

Fist of Pain — Seek Your Bliss

SOG (feat Shana Razman) — Hantu

SOG — Saudara, Sahabat

Soul Statue — Ain’t Gonna Be The Same

Kelvyn Yeang — Bunnies at the Carnival

Kelvyn Yeang — 31st December

Lyia Meta — Slumber

Rajhula — Ponggatre

Lawrence Soosai — Jagat Naan Nalle Paiyen

Temjin — Raksaksa

Bear Culture — Premonition

Red Panda Parade — Nebby

Jason Thean — Melancholy

Dragon Red — Spectrum

Hard Candy — Are You Listening

Best Overall Female Act

Love J Hail

Beth (Singapore)

Lyia Meta

Angie Lym

Kirstie Maximus — TheHive.Asia

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