The next thing for me is my remix album compilation coming out in February. I have a 10-track lineup featuring artists, producers, and DJs from Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and also KL as well. I was inspired by Ayumi Hamasaki - a very big J-pop singer. She always releases her remixes with a lot of European house or trance DJs and has made a huge compilation. I want to celebrate these songs with my Malaysian and Asian electronic thinkers, not just from the perspective of European rave but also the Asian perspective.
The biggest dream has always been performing and touring, and a huge fucking stage.
I’ve had this dream since I was a kid, when I was around 7 or 8, I had this vision. It was a circular stage, at the center of a stadium - it looked a little bit like the Colosseum - and everyone is seated up in rows, and I’m at the center. I’m there at the center, wanting to share my art and music in this tremendous experience. That’s the vision I had as a kid, so weird.
I think as I’ve grown older, I think a lot more and try to be more realistic with my observations. When I was younger I answered questions so easily, saying things like “yeah, I wanna be a world star!” But now, I’m a little older and I think a little bit more about what I really want to do.
I want to keep sharing about positivity and love, but with more scale. If you are already popular, and you have a big fan base, then people who support you will fuck with anything you push. But what is your responsibility as an artist? What kind of message do you want to get across? Besides just doing fun songs, I still want to bring a message to the crowd.
People like Virgil and Kanye have shown me that being an artist, you can be whatever you want to. I want to be an artist with that kind of creativity, that isn’t limited by rules, I am a musician, I am a music producer. But I have building designs I want to build, I have visuals I want to create, I have products I want to design. And I want to share the right message of love and positivity.