Fans of DΞΔN, time to flip out! We hear that the South Korean artiste will be swinging by Malaysia as part of his tour ;)
As announced by the Universal Music Malaysia Regional Facebook page via a poster, the up-and-coming singer will be in town from 10th – 12th September 2016. Little else is known about his tour (venue, time, ticketing, etc.) but the news was met with great response from his Malaysian fans, who are all collectively freaking out as we speak.
Dean, real name Kwon Hyuk (권혁), is a 23-year-old South Korean alternative R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. Unlike most South Korean artistes who began their careers in Korea, he first made his musical debut in the US in July 2015 with the single “I’m Not Sorry”, featuring Grammy winner Eric Bellinger. In October the same year, he was formally introduced to South Korea with his 2nd single, “Pour Up”, featuring K-Pop idol boy group Block B’s rapper Zico. The song was named “Best R&B and Soul Song” at the Korean Music Awards in February 2016.
Apart from that, he has also collaborated with Korean hip-hop artistes Zion.T, Crush, and Junggigo on the single “247”; Dok2 on “I Love It”; and Dynamic Duo on “How You Doin’?”. More recently, he was featured in SNSD Girls’ Generation leader Taeyeon’s track, “Starlight“, which was released late last month, and also appeared in the music video.
He has since released one solo EP, “130 Mood : TRBL”, which consists of 7 tracks. “130 Mood : TRBL” is named after the racing number “130”, which James Dean had painted on his car, and the “TRBL” portion of the title is a stylisation of “trouble”.
UPDATE (16th August, 5pm):
We know you have been waiting for ’em deets and yes, we’ve got good news for you!
DΞΔN’s will be making an appearance in Sunway Pyramid on 10th September, first at the concourse area from 2pm to 5pm for MY FM’s “Dare Dare Come 2.0 GO!” event; then at Popular Bookstore from 6pm onwards for an autograph session.
On the next day, he’ll be travelling all the way up to Penang for his “130 MOOD: TRBL” showcase, which will be held at the atrium of Gurney Paragon Mall at 7:30pm. He will then perform at AIM (Anugerah Industri Musik/Music Industry Awards) Chinese 2016 at 8pm, 12th September, at the ballroom of Sunway Putra Hotel.
Wonder how to grab yourself some tickets to the aforementioned events? All you have to do is purchase the singer’s latest album at selected CD-RAMA Popular stores, upload a photo of the receipt, answer a simple question, and fill up your info here.
By joining the contest, you’ll stand a chance to win either the meet and greet passes, press conference passes, or as a consolation, several Loud Speaker Karaoke cash vouchers or member cards. Remember to be quick, as the contest ends on 5th September.
We’ll update this post with more information as soon as Universal Music Malaysia Regional reveals them details so keep checking back with us!