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Project E.A.R
Project E.A.R via bitemymusic.com

The final nominee list for VIMA Southeast Asia has been announced and boy, oh boy, it’s insane!

Leading the pack are Project E.A.R, NICK from Indonesia and MASIA ONE from Singapore  with 5 nominations each. Yacko comes in next with a collective of 8 nominations, 3 to her own name and 5 from being part of NICK. The biggest winner of VIMA 2013, Masia One returns with tracks featuring collaborations with RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Isis Salam and Dubtronic Kru (GBOB World winner).

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Project E.A.R also makes a comeback to VIMA after winning several awards on the Asian platform, AVIMA, back in 2009. Project E.A.R features a collective that includes Pop Shuvit from Malaysia, Thaitanium, MC Dandee and Jay Calo from Thailand, Slapshock from the Philippines, Saint Loco from Indonesia and Ahli Fiqir from Singapore and also have a  nominated collaboration with Dave Kennedy (guitarist from Angels & Airwaves).

Masia One via bitemymusic.com
Masia One via bitemymusic.com

2014 also sees a first in VIMA history as there are nominees from Myanmar. One from girl group Me N Ma Girls and the other from the rock band, Side Effect. Southeast Asia VIMA nominees will be joined by the top 3 winners and wildcards from VIMA India and VIMA Malaysia to have a showdown at VIMA Asia from January 15th, 2014 to February 8th, 2014. The battle period is also went public voting and global judges evaluation will commence. Winners of VIMA Asia will be announced on the awards night in Malaysia in March 2014. Date is to be confirmed.

Yacko via bitemymusic.com
Yacko via bitemymusic.com

Congrats to all nominees!

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