Monday, April 25, 2011


Kev Nish (Far East Movement) & Mr. Will-W.
The first-ever Asian-American Act to top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with massive Hit Like a G6, will forever and always be Far East Movement. The Electropop/Hip-Hop Quartet rolled into town on Sunday after having only recently replaced their faulty Tour Bus. All is well now and the Boys are ready to roll again and I learned they are actually in-town for a Private Show organized by Ryerson University at Kool Haus on Tuesday night, plus some Press.

I crossed paths with Frontman Kev Nish (né Kevin Nishimura) twice actually - once at  a private Showcase for Jessie J. who also is in town and another time out grabbing some Middle Eastern fare on-the-go. Humbled with one hand by offering a handshake ( ...and holding Hummus in the other), he told me how much it meant that I was a Fan of Far East Movement, their Free Wired easily one of my favourite Albums of 2010.

Since arriving, members Kev Nish, J-Splif and Prohgress have been enjoying the City at a leisurely pace.  Noticeably absent is  DJ Virman, who Kev Nish tells me hasn't yet made it into the City. 

Already onto their third Hit with If I Was You (OMG) ft. Snoop Dogg now impacting Radio, Far East Movement are looking to repeat the success of their last two Singles, both which have charted in the Top Ten.

To promote If I Was You (OMG), the Group has launched a Contest challenging College/University Students to make creative Videos inspired by the Song with the submission garnering the most YouTube Views winning a free performance  by Far East Movement on-Campus.  Read more here.

Follow Far East Movement on Twitter here.

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