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Far East Movement Talks Inspirations, New Music and Creative Process at ARTIST#TALK with HP and Windows 8

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While Far East Movement's new single "Turn Up The Love" is a top ten hit in countries around the world, the group of Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Spliff and DJ Virman is generating more heat in the U.S and abroad with the release of new music and videos. Last week, they filmed a video for "Change Your Life" (featuring Sidney Samson and Flo Rida) and they also premiered a video for "Little Bird" (featuring Feist) that shows a much more personal side of the group. This week, Far East Movement also unveiled "For All," a brand-new track that was inspired by Obama's Forward Campaign and part of the group's ongoing Rock The Vote effort.

Far East Movement talked in-depth about their current projects and much more at my ARTIST#TALK on the iconic Terminal 5 stage in New York City last night. ARTIST#TALK is a live interview series that I host and produce in very close partnership with HP and Microsoft Windows. Last night's event with Far East Movement was part of a bigger HP initiative to mark the release of Windows 8 today and to showcase some of their new products that include Beats by Dre audio technology. Following my interview with Far East Movement, the group played a high-energy private show that included fan faves, new songs and the very first live performance of "Little Bird."

During the ARTIST#TALK, Far East Movement talked at length about their beginnings as a band, their (musical) inspirations, their extensive charity work, their Asian-American roots and their laser-sharp artistic vision that is best referred to as "Move-mentality." Growing up in downtown Los Angeles, the group has very much been influenced by DJ mash up culture that is ruled by experimentation, and a love for classic hip hop and progressive sounds. Far East Movement applies that same open-minded, all-inclusive sound and spirit to their music. It was a very insightful chat that gave people a very candid look at the story and intelligence behind the hits they are known for.

Videos and more photos of the event will be available soon. In the meantime, I'd like to thank Far East Movement for taking time in their busy schedule to spent time in New York City, all the bloggers and writers that came out to cover the event, HP and Microsoft for their steadfast support of ARTIST#TALK, and the fine folks at Cherrytree Records and Interscope for all of their support and assistance. 

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October 25, 2012 | Permalink