Thursday, 21 June 2012

SleeQ ♥


SleeQ's Bio
Formed in 2005 by cousins, Ahmad Syarif and Alyph Abdullah at their tender age of 16, Sleeq is out to introduce and push their fresh musical flavor, which blends melodious soulful hooks with polished urban beats. What started out as an adolescent adventure for the pair when they had took part in a local hip-hop competition in two separate groups, blazed the path for the teenage duo to get together and become the new generation of entertainers in Singapore.

Upon the release of an EP In the Q, in 2007, the self-released and self-produced debut CD, which comprises of both English and Malay songs, saw 4 out of the 9 tracks featured, hitting the radio charts of 98.7FM and Ria 89.7FM. As 2007 drew to a spectacular end for the duo, Sleeq was also nominated for 987FM Local Act of the Year and the single, "Almost, But", was put up in running for Local Song of the Year. The greatest recognition is from the Malay music industry as Sleeq has been placed alongside the Singapore Idols when the duo bagged Singapore's Most Popular Artiste together with Taufik Batisah and Hady Mirza for two consecutive years (2007 & 2008) at the annual regional gala awards show, Anugerah Planet Musik
Definitely ahead of their young age, Sleeq takes full control of their creations. Within the walls of the studio, Alyph carves and shapes the Sleeq sounds and beats while Syarif leads the lyrical duties. Citing Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and Craig David as their main influences, the duo is willing to push the limits of their sounds as for with this new album Classiq.

On August 2nd 2009, the duo released their album entitled Classiq, and since then has been getting both appreciations from the fans and also the local music industry.

As 2009 drew to a close, the duo performed regularly for hit TV shows, prestigious and popular events to name a few, The Singtel F1 Grid Girls, various Singapore Idol Guest Appearances, cross country events like Malaysia's Merdeka Day Hip Hop Festival, and also Rapsodi Hitz, an event consisting of Singaporean and Bruneian Artistes which is part of another one of the Singapore governments Cross-Country understanding programmes. They have also achieved solid bragging rights by attaining Maxis Malaysia's Artist of the Month in December.

Highlights & Discography 2007

1. Pilihlah Aku, #4 on RIA 89.7FM top 20 charts
2. Theme song for RIA 89.7FM, Hanging with Fiza
3. Masanya (2nd single), #1 on RIA 89.7FM top 20 charts for 4 weeks, stayed in the charts for 40 weeks
4. Masanya, earned #8 spot for Top Song of the Year 2007 for RIA 89.7FM
5. Almost, But entered 98.7FM top chart and stayed there for a month
6. Hiccups (2nd single), #1 local English song on Front, Arts Central, Arts TV Magazine
7. #4 for 98.7FM award, Best Local Act 2007
8. #3 for Almost, But 98.7FM award, Most Popular Song for 2007
9. Performed for Rihanna's album launch at St James Powerhouse, 98.7FM
10. Performed for Black Eyed Peas rap battle competition, 98.7FM
11. Performed for 2007 Countdown Party, Downtown East
12. Performed at Anugerah Planet Musik 2007, Singapore
13. Performed for President's Challenge 2007
14. Performed at Esplanade Powerhouse
15. Released first EP, In The Q June 2007

Highlights & Discography 2008

1. Acted in Project Cerpen 2008
2. Performed for KRU 16th Anniversary Party as international act, RUUMS KL
3. Performed for Hari Raya @ the City, Taman Warisan
4. Featured as role model for youth in Untukmu, Suria Channel
5. Performed Rentak Singapura organized by local radios, RIA89.7FM & Warna94.2FM for top local song, Pilihlah Aku
6. Hiccups, 2nd English single from 1st album, currently playing at Bali #1 radio stations, CDBS FM.
7. Performed for Semestinya Automatik for Youth Day
8. Performed at the Nike Human Race 2008
9. Performed for Levi's Live Unbuttoned 2008, KL Towers, Kuala Lumpur
10. Performed for Muzika Extravaganza (Suria Channel in collaboration with RTM1 at Kuantan, Pahang) 2008
11. Composed and produced a single with DidiCazli and was also featured in the song, Impianku
12. Impianku was #1 for 4 weeks in RIA 89.7FM Charts
13. Impianku was song of the year at #5 for 2008

Highlights & Discography 2009
1. 2nd single "Cun Saja" from their released album "Classiq" was introduced on 18th January 2009 at number 17 and climbed up 15 spots to be number 2 on RIA 89.7 Charts on 25th January 2009
2. Cun Saja is still in Top 10 of the Chart till date (10th May 2009)
3. Acted in Nenekku Spy by Shortmans Film
4. Produced theme song for Nenekku Spy
5. Performed for Pesta Perdana 10, SURIA Channel
6. Acted in Rentak Cilik by DuaM
7. Hiccups was Top 12 Battle of MP3 in TopDawg-SWAGG competition
8. Performed as guest artiste for TopDawg (in collaboration with USA hip hop magazine and TV; SWAGG Magazine)
9. Produced and co-wrote theme song for Anugerah 2009, Suria Channel
10. Opening act for Kris Dayanti Live at Esplanade, 9th May 2009
11. Performed and opened the 1st Asian Youth Games Street Promotional Show at Far East Plaza, 10th June 2009
12. Performed for the troops of the Singapore Armed Forces at SAFRA Day held at Paya Lebar Air Base 21st June
13. Nominated for Anugerah Planet Muzik Awards 2009, Best Singapore Artiste (Artis Paling Popular Singapura), Best Collabo Song (Didicazli Ft Sleeq, Impianku)
14. Won the Best Collaboration (impianku, by Didicazli featuring Sleeq)
15. Launched their 2nd Album Classiq on 2nd August 2009 at Taman Warisan (Malay Heritage Center)
16. Performed at Malaysia's Merdeka Day Hip Hop Festival
17. Performed at the Singtel F1 Grid Girls Finals in Singapore on 20th August
18. Performed for the Football Association of Singapore Awards Ceremony
19. Performed at Eh! Magazine (Malaysia) 10th Year Anniversary
20. Performed for 98.7FM's Subaru Challenge
21. Performed for Singapore's Sheng Shiong Live Gameshow
22. Performed at Rapsodi Hitz, a collaboration between Singaporean and Bruneian Artists
23. Cun Saja, Released in Malaysia steadily climbed up the charts of Hot FM and stayed at 5th position for 3 weeks
24. Cun Saja, Released in Malaysia's ERA FM and rocketed in to the Top 40 List within a week
25. Was named as Maxis Malaysia's Artiste of the Month for December 2009
26. Achieved, 8th in the Most Downloads Category for Maxis Online.
27. Performed for Singapore's Biggest Countdown Party at Marina Bay on 31st December

Highlights & Discography 2010
1. Performed for Alibi Music Sdn Bhd's collective performance for its launch, in Jaunary 2010