i’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for asian american groups trying to make it in the music industry. especially ones that do more than the usual, ‘look at me be awkward/shy and play a pop melody on my guitar.’ i hate that shit. every single goddamn apia conference i’d go to, there would be at least one asam doing this and it would make me want to rip my hair out. asian americans know how to do more than just mediocrely croon and strum on guitars, dammit!
so as i was skimming through omona they didn’t, my go-to place for kpop news [don’t hate], imagine my surprise when i saw a post about an asian american r&b group. while the name, aziatix [they don’t even have a wiki page yet, eep!], leaves something to be desired, eddie shin and nicky lee have got decent voices that seem to compliment each other well and flowsik can spit some okay rhymes.
i’ll admit, it’s not like their single ‘go’ [see above] is something that’s completely unique-sounding and will forever change the music world but it’s fun and has a great, catchy beat. i could totally hear this playing on ‘mainstream’ radio. it would make for a great summertime jam.
it may take some time for them to hit it big but hell, it took far east movement a good number of years before people really began to take notice, so who knows. all i do know is that i would love to see some more asian american talent out their in the ‘mainstream’ music scene and aziatix gives me some hope to make that a reality.
go here for the music video teaser.