Tuesday May 23

Best Dance Act

CC Sound Factory bags Best Dance Act (Solo) Award

History was made when the winners of the first Independent Asian Music Awards, AVIMA 2009 were announced via a unique global web telecast.
Organized by Voize.my, an Asian lifestyle & entertainment site, the event has been dubbed the World’s Biggest Indie Music Awards due to its support of 3000 indie acts from 16 Asian countries including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines, etc. The event was supported by Pop Teevee, CGYnet, Hitz.fm, XFM, The Malay Mail, Star Online, Malaysiakini, auspOp.blogspot.com (Australia), Indiecision.com (India) and Earth247.tv

While 30% of the results were dependent on online voting, the rest was up to a panel of international judges within the industry. The main judges were Denis Curman (Croatia), Takeshi Ohyashiki (Japan), Anna Kaster (USA), Marcel Santiago (Brazil),Cristin Tomeci (Romania/Belgium), Joshua Ninan (Australia), Emanuel Tomeci (Romania/Belgium), Anna Lindgren (Sweden), Seretse Small (Jamaica) , Fernando Casale (Argentina) and Vanessa Moses (Australia).

The big winners of the night were a super group collaboration entitled Project E.A.R, who together with Malaysia’s Pop Shuvit walked away with the prestigious Song of The Year and Best Rock Song categories for the remixed version of the Pop Shuvit song “Marabahaya”. Project E.A.R consists of indie acts from 5 countries – Saint Loco (Indonesia), Thaitanium and Silksounds (Thailand), Slapshock (Philippines), Ahli Fiqir (Singapore) and Pop Shuvit (Malaysia).

Representing Singapore, CC Sound Factory bagged the Best Dance Act (Solo) Award while Electrico scored in the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocalist categories.

Already named Best International Electronic Female Artist (winning 4 awards in the Electronic/Dance categories) at the Toronto Exclusive Mag Awards in Canada and Best Music Video at the European DigiFestival, this Asian award adds on to the international accolades for this electronic music maverick.

Full AVIMA Winners List

Song Of The Year
Marabahaya (E.A.R version) - Pop Shuvit & Project EA.R (Thailand/Malaysia/Philippines/Singapore/Indonesia)

Best Rock Song
1. Marabahaya (E.A.R version) - Pop Shuvit & Project EA.R (Thailand/Malaysia/Philippines/Singapore/Indonesia) (Gold)
2. Archipelago-MRI (Philippines) (Silver)
3. Save our souls-Electrico (Singapore) (Bronze)

Best Rock Act (Group/Duo)
1. Motherjane (India) - Gold
2. Pop Shuvit (Malaysia) - Silver
3. Ritmic-Traumatic (Indonesia) - Bronze

Best Rock Vocalist
1. Dia Hassan-Juliana down, (UAE) - Gold
2. Rithan - Deja Voodoo Spells (Malaysia) - Silver
3. Dave Tan - Electrico (Singapore) - Bronze

Best Pop/R&B Song
Naino sey - Sanjay Divecha (India)

Best Pop Act (Solo or Group)
Overload Romance (Indonesia)

Best Dance/Electronica Song
Funky Wah-Wah-Walking In The Moonlight (Thailand)

Best Dance Act (Group/Duo)
Jojouka (Japan)

Best Dance Act (Solo)
CC Sound Factory (Singapore)

Best Hip Hop Song
Poppin - Kraft & Jeevz (Malaysia)

Best Hip Hop Solo Act
Krishnan (Sri Lanka)

Best Hip Hop Group
Thaitanium (Thailand) & Dice & K9 (Mobbstarr) (Philippines) (TIE)

'Thank You For Existing Becoz Your Music Makes Each Day Worth Waking Up To', (Most Innovative and Inventive Indie Act)
Agrikulture (Indonesia) & Out Of Body Special (Philippines)

Best Instrumental
One day on moon - Jang Seiyong (Korea)

Best Song To Play At Camp Fire and To Do Away With Monday Morning Blues (for all songs acoustic, folk or mellow)
Movie song - Sandra (Indonesia)

Best College Act
Bunk Face (Malaysia)

Best Guitar "Goreng" Riff
Funk - Phoeny X (Malaysia)

Most Mind Blowing Music Video
Vivek Rajagopalan - Snake in the city (India)

Best Overall Female Vocalist
Armi Millare - Up dharma down (Philippines)

Sunshiny-Feelgood song of the year
Chantek - Altimet (Malaysia)

Moody-melancholic masterpiece
Love is So Strange- Everybody loves Irene (Indonesia)

Genre Bending-Mindboggling-Out of this world Track!
Together again - Shaair and Func (India)

Best Album/EP Cover of The Year
Ports of Lima - Sore (Indonesia)

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