THE BAT CAVE performs the song "YOU LOVE KL?" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY VINI BALAN
MICROPHONES BY RODE
THE BAT CAVE consists of Defrosty, Saphuan, DMent, Bane Laden, K-Main, Gwa, Klash, Zet Legacy, Zef Besar and Dae Kim, the biggest non-collective Malaysian hip-hop supergroup of nine emcees and one DJ combo that started out of Batu Caves.
From a unifying viral hand sign to ten distinct individual rhythms and subject matter, THE BAT CAVE makes a strong case for a growing number of believers that hip-hop is always in its golden age, never fallen off. The band of rap-cypher-sparking emcees flipping between English and Malay rap lyricism, as well as their South Korean killer turntablist, have proven their showmanship and aesthetic worth since the early days of each individual member, and they have never stopped elevating stylistically.
Built upon a musical chemistry roughly comparable to the likes of Jurassic 5, Wu Tang Clan, and Heiroglyphics, The Bat Cave was formed in 2010.
The group finalised their nine-emcee line up in late 2012, coinciding with their inception into the infamous rap collective The Rogue Squadron. The group's turntablist Dae went onboard shortly after, and the circle was complete.
To date, THE BAT CAVE has released two EP-length mixtapes from the Mixtape GUA series, in between individual releases and feature projects. Collaborations in the mixtapes include W.A.R.I.S., Nadhira, Paan [AMPG], R.A.S.H., The Venopian Solitude, and many more.
The group's emphasis on chemistry, passion, elevation, intricate rhythmic execution, improvisation, and a playful stage presence has attracted a steadily growing following.
THE BAT CAVE performed "You Love KL?", not the song you would expect to hear about your own city, especially released on 16 September last year, in commemoration of the formation of Malaysia. The hip-hop supergroup seems a bit young to already be jaded about the city but if that equals to catchy hooks and beats, we are sure they will pull through.
PRESENTER: Vini Balan
PRODUCER: Maryam Samirah Shamsuddin
VIDEOGRAPHY: Zul Luey
SOUND ENGINEER: Bijan Fx
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