Keepers of the Art to Host Their Next Music
Cleveland Scene WeeklyKeepers of the Art to Host Their Next Music Showcase in March at EJ Thomas HallCleveland Scene WeeklyFounded in 2006 to provide "an annual venue for hip-hop's pioneers and independent and/or B-side soul artists,” the Keepers of the Art Music Showcase has brought artists as Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Buckshot, Whodini, Rakim, ...
Posted on 9 February 2017 | 10:37 am
Far East Movement's Kev Nish on 'Identity,'
The BoomBoxFar East Movement's Kev Nish on 'Identity,' Embracing Asian Culture and Snoop DoggThe BoomBoxIt's been quite a journey for the trio of Kevin Nishimura (Kev Nish), James Roh (Prohgress) and Virman Coquia (DJ Virman) as they've moved away from the spotlight. They went behind-the-scenes with an intention to stay there. It's been four years since ...
Posted on 30 November 2016 | 12:45 pm
How Far East Movement took success into
PRIHow Far East Movement took success into their own handsPRIKev Nish, on the right, says Far East Movement made its new album “Identity” the way they wanted. “We fought to do things on our own terms, so it's such a surprise that we are still getting the radio play.” Bandmates Prohgress on the left, and DJ ...and more »
Posted on 23 November 2016 | 6:37 pm
Far East Movement Got Tired of Hearing They
L.A. WeeklyFar East Movement Got Tired of Hearing They Were "Too Asian," so They Went IndependentL.A. WeeklyWe drink beers, grew up in L.A. and party, but it felt like something wasn't connecting,” Nish continues, sitting next to his partners, Prohgress and DJ Virman. “We always assumed that we were no different than, say, Mike Posner, but we started ...
Posted on 23 November 2016 | 4:49 am
Far East Movement want to be a bridge
South China Morning PostFar East Movement want to be a bridge between global culturesSouth China Morning PostThis Asian American trio, which consists of Kev “Kev Nish” Nishimura, James “Prohgress” Roh, and Virman “DJ Virman” Coquia, could easily be described as pioneers. They are best known for being the first Asian American group to top the Billboard Hot 100 ...
Posted on 1 November 2016 | 5:02 pm
The Hitmakers Behind 'Like A G6' Made Videos
(DJ Virman, 31, whose real name is Virman Coquia, would later join Far East Movement as their fourth member in 2008.) "There was this local bar that would allow youngsters to kind of chill there," Nish says. "It was very underground. We would all just go ...
Posted on 12 December 2014 | 7:31 am
Tiger Beer gets creative
Meanwhile Tiger Beer is also collaborating with DJ Virman from popular hip hop band Far East Movement ... with young adults and fans of the brand,” said Rene de Monchy, head of marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore. A series of roadshows will ...
Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:00 am
Far East Movement to perform in Saigon
The group formed in 2003 and consists of Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), J-Splif (Jae Choung), and DJ Virman (Virman Coquia). Far East Movement's first claim to fame was their song "Round Round" featured in the Hollywood movie ...
Posted on 17 September 2013 | 11:43 am
Far East Movement and the 'Grizzly' truth
Combining hip-hop sounds, dance beats and memorable phrases has paid off in a big way for them. Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif and DJ Virman first came into the limelight on the soundtrack for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The single "Like a G6" hit ...
Posted on 16 July 2013 | 9:55 am
Celebrity Drive: Far East Movement's DJ
Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Far East Movement had its big break when its song "Round and Round" was featured on "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Since then, the group has been featured on shows such as "CSI: Miami," "Entourage," and "Gossip Girl.
Posted on 4 July 2013 | 10:00 am