In this issue, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its pick of the top ten most talented Deejays (DJs) in Malaysia, individuals who have consistently enthralled audiences while pushing the boundaries of EDM. Over the years, the Malaysian music scene has undergone a dynamic evolution, showcasing the emergence of exceptionally talented DJs. Each of these artists brings to the forefront a unique combination of talent, creativity and charismatic performances that transcend the realm of music. Their unwavering passion and innovation have continually enthralled crowds on the dance floor, impressing music aficionados across the globe. These musical maestros have not only etched their names on the international stage but have also left an enduring imprint on the global electronic dance music (EDM) landscape.
Chukie Tan and Brian Doroz, the award-winning dynamic duo known by their stage name Chukiess & Whackboi are renowned for their multifaceted talents as DJs, record producers and remixers. They have carved a distinctive niche in the electronic music realm. With an electrifying stage presence, they captivate audiences with their high-octane live performances. Fusing elements of progressive, psy, techno and trance genres, their musical prowess has garnered them praise and endorsement from illustrious figures such as Armin Van Buuren, Andrew Rayel, Ben Nicky and many others. Their international footprint spans across continents, having graced stages in Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. With an ever-growing fanbase and a trail of musical successes, Chukiess & Whackboi continue to shape the global electronic music landscape with their unparalleled creativity and boundless energy.
Sherry Alyssa is a prominent figure in Malaysia’s music scene, boasting over a decade of versatile DJ expertise. Her prowess spans a vast array of genres but her passion truly shines when crafting pulsating dance and immersive big room techno sets. Her performances burst with infectious energy and a touch of playful charm, setting the stage alight with electrifying vibes. Holding a distinguished role as Music Director at the esteemed Pitt Club Kuala Lumpur, Sherry Alyssa has established her prominence in the music industry. Her weekly music curation for “Club Hitz with Astralwerks,” a standout segment on HITZ.FM, receives widespread acclaim. Further enhancing her remarkable career, her latest original track, “My Mind”, stands as a testament to her evolving sound and is a significant addition to her expansive musical portfolio.
Boris Foong is a standout figure in Malaysia’s EDM scene, boasting a versatile career that spans DJing, music production, event coordination and visual artistry. As one of Malaysia’s most acclaimed opening/closing DJs, Boris has collaborated with global top DJs like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and Paul Van Dyk. His tracks, known for their fusion of soulful melodies and powerful basslines, have amassed over 2 million Spotify streams, released through prestigious labels such as Armind and A State of Trance. Boris’s influence extends to headlining major music festivals, including “A State of Trance 850 Bangkok” and “RE:ENERGIZE Festival 2022.” He’s also a pioneer with Stellar Radio, engaging fans through weekly broadcasts from his Kuala Lumpur studio. His creative touch extends to roles in visual technical direction and event coordination for events like “Good Vibes Festival” and “Heineken Thirst”.
Jenni-F, Malaysia’s youngest female turntablist since age 14, is now an internationally recognised DJ and music producer with over 13 years of experience. She has toured across Asia and the Middle East, showcasing her exceptional skills in mixing tech house, techno, future rave and house music. Emerging from a musically inclined family, Jenni-F fell in love with music early on, experimenting with production in her teens and honing her deejaying skills in local clubs. Her talent attracted attention from prominent DJs and producers in the industy and she was invited to perform at global music festivals and events. Known for her seamless and crowd-responsive DJ sets, she draws inspiration from the underground music scene. With a decade-long journey, Jenni-F’s passion and talent continue to captivate audiences, consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic dance music both in her performances and productions.
Victor Trixter is a charismatic DJ who ignites energy both behind the decks and among the crowd with his versatile music approach. He has shared stages with Nora En Pure, Franky Rizardo and many others at dance festivals. He made waves by becoming 1st Runner Up at 2009’s Pioneer Pro DJ Battle at just 18. Victor’s genre-crossing ability, rooted in his early breakbeat and drum and bass exposure, defines his signature sound with groovy percussions and soulful elements. He blends bootlegs, groovy and funky house tunes seamlessly. He is a regular DJ at W Kuala Lumpur and The Iron Fairies KL. Victor also trains students and dedicates time to solo and collaborative projects under his production moniker, TRXTR. With a two-decade journey, he’s cultivated a cult-like following for his soulful music, shaping KL’s house scene through events like “Soulmazing,” which is evolving into a collective, possibly a label and festivals, all reflecting his unique style.
Jovynn is an up-and-coming DJ with a knack for spinning infectious tunes and getting people on their feet. Inspired by artists like Peggy Gou, Jovynn’s musical journey began at a young age, where she would immerse herself in every single track she loved. She started learning deejaying through a few classes just before the pandemic hit and began posting mashups on TikTok, which eventually became the foundation of some popular trends. Some of her mashups went viral within a couple of months of her learning deejaying, and since then, she has turned her passion into a career. Currently, she boasts more than 10 million followers, making Jovynn a prominent and beloved local DJ sensation who has achieved remarkable success. With big dreams and boundless energy, Jovynn aims to positively influence people from all walks of life through her music.
Ramsey Westwood is no stranger to the Asian Music Scene. With having more than 15 years of experience, clocking hundreds of shows nationwide and has had some special international appearances worldwide, this DJ is sure to rock the socks off crowds and set dance floors on fire. Ramsey has headlined many shows, as well as supported many international acts locally as well as within the region. He also won the Malaysian Astro Spinmaster Season 2, which is a local reality TV show that focuses on DJ’s all over Malaysia and was the first Malaysian DJ to perform at The Ministry of Sound in London. Skilled and specialising in the open format genre, Ramsey’s versatility is unmatched. He reads the crowd and drops familiar tunes with a sense of flow, obeying harmonic mixing as well as live mashups of old and new music alike, to cater to the mass.
DJ CZA is well known for being one of Malaysia’s DMC champions. He is a multifaceted artist with a storied career spanning Asia. He has headlined tours, hosted shows, and collaborated with notable artists like Joe Flizzow, Sonaone and more. His awards and stage presence alongside top hip-hop acts solidify his status in the industry, notably as the official DJ for the 16 Baris franchise. DJ CZA’s collaboration with Joe Flizzow in the Rap-cypher series, 16 Baris has been a major success, including winning an award for “President”, Flizzow’s acclaimed album. Beyond deejaying, he’s a skilled beatmaker, evident in the track “68000” with Malaysian MC Sxph. Released via Def Jam Malaysia, it pays homage to the Golden Era of hip-hop, blending Sxph’s commanding flow and nods to Malaysian culture with DJ CZA’s production and nostalgic scratches.
Alvin Teoh, better known as Goldfish, and Lau Hoe Yin, aka Blink, have propelled Malaysia into the global EDM spotlight. These talented DJs have garnered support from top EDM luminaries like Tiesto, David Guetta and more. Their electrifying performances have graced renowned festivals like Future Music Festival, ZoukOut, Tomorrowland and EDC Vegas. What makes them stand out is their distinctive mixing style, chopping and blending songs rapidly within 45-second intervals, spanning various genres, all rooted in their love for hip hop. Their groundbreaking album, featuring the hit single “In The House”, garnered awards and critical acclaim. Goldfish and Blink have left their mark at international gigs such as Ultra Korea, Ultra Bali, and World Club Taipei, sharing the stage with the likes of David Guetta and Tiesto.
Kew See Teing, professionally known as DJ Mia, initially pursued deejaying as a hobby while working various jobs. Her passion led her to enroll in the Guan Pin DJ academy, and she seized a promising opportunity to become a DJ. DJ Mia’s eclectic music style encompasses house, psytrance, EDM, hard-styles and Vina, earning her a substantial social media following and admiration in bars and clubs. Her DJ journey commenced at Can Thin Bar, marking the start of her musical career. DJ Mia distinguishes herself with a signature dance move, captivating audiences and infusing energy into the dance floor. Her dynamic presence and diverse music selection have made her a sought-after performer. DJ Mia is not just a DJ; she’s a charismatic entertainer who knows how to get the crowd grooving and has made a significant impact in the music scene.
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