The Far*East Movement (also known as FM), hailing from the clubs and streets of Los Angeles, are one of the freshest crews representing the next generation of artists and “fly music.” Members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman have created a huge industry buzz with major companies, radio stations, and club djs worldwide through their international appeal, energetic live shows, and collaborations with top street wear companies. Finding their inspiration from the diverse city blocks and night club scene of Southern California, FM has built a strong internet fan base and a new lifestyle brand for the next generation of youth around the world. “The Far East Movement is the name for our music, lifestyle, and our party. For the diverse music fan that hits up 3 clubs in 1 night, tuned to the racing scene and fashion, and back on the computer religiously checking blogs and sites for anything related to that.”- FM
FM has embarked on 2 World Tours (including the USA, South America, Canada, Europe and Asia) and recently featured on the 35 city Party Rock Tour with LMFAO, signed distribution deals in Japan and Korea (Avex Network and JF Productions respectively), garnered multiple features on MTV World, and also featured music on worldwide media such as FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”, ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights, CBS Primetime shows “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY”, multiple placements on HBO’s “Entourage”, “Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift” and “Finishing the Game” (a featured film at Sundance 2007). FM was also the first Asian act to perform at the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Music Café Gala hosted by ASCAP, and was also recently a featured act at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Working with Transparent Agency, top Asian Amercian lifestyle marketing agency, the Far-east Movement has been sought out by major companies to endorse their products within the marketing world. They have worked with McDonalds as celebrity judges and were featured artists for the national Big Mac Chant campaign and spokespersons/tour headliners for McDonald’s Lost Ring campaign during the 2008 Olympics. FM were also featured artists for Verizon Wireless’s LG Dare ‘Touch One’ Campaign. They’ve also co-created a series of live concerts with Wong Fu Productions to benefit community outreach called the International Secret Agents with endorsements by JC Penney and Verizon.
Far East Movement’s single “Girls On The Dance Floor” has taken over clubs and radio stations around the world, reaching #1 on Los Angeles radio and charting on the Billboard Charts, which resulted in FM signing their first major record deal with Cherrytree/ Interscope Records. Far East Movement is currently the studio working with the Stereotypes (Production team) on their first major release in 2010.
“Recalling the pretty trills of Cee-Lo’s Gnarls Barkley recordings and the
deeply infectious L.A. grooves of the Black Eyed Peas, burgeoning hit “Round
Round” is a tune these up-and-comers are wise to run with. The
Asian-American trio practically has “Next Big Thing” stamped on their
The FAR-EAST MOVEMENT RESUME
FM's single "Girls On The Dance Floor" hit #1 on major Los Angeles radio stations, as well as a top 5 song on stations across the country. This single has also been featured on CSI: Miami, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season Finale, FOX's So You Think You Can Dance.
--FM was a featured artist on the nationwide 35 city Party Rock Tour with LMFAO, Shwayze, The Paradiso Girls and Space Cowboy.
--FM was a featured performer at Power106's Powerhouse Concert at the Honda Center opening for Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas.
-- FM's single "Lowridin" reached almost 1000 spins nationally, garnering FM as featured performers at the U92 Summer Jam and Power106's Powerhouse.
--FM's single "You've Got A Friend" featuring Baby Bash and Lil Rob spinning nationwide with over 700 spins and counting. Top 10 requested record and Top 8@8 for 3 Months.
--FM teamed up with Quest Dance Crew (Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" season 3) and Wong Fu Productions to create an online viral smash called "Dance Like Michael Jackson" gaining over 200,000 views and climbing in less than 2 months.
--Featured artists and celebrity judges for Mcdonald's Big Mac Chant Campaign
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--Spokespersons and tour headliners for Mcdonald's Lost Ring Campaign for the 2008 Olympics
--Featured song and artists for Verizon Wireless's LG Dare "Touch One" Campaign
--Official eyewear for Kanye's "Glow In The Dark Tour", Shuttershades, has collaborated with FM as the new face for their brand http://www. shuttershadesonline.com/ fareastmovement
--Produced the highest selling album for a first artist in Hong Kong called ABC JIN going platinum in the first week
--Featured twice on HBO's Entourage with songs "Holla Hey" and "Boomshake"
--Appeared and performed on ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights"
--Far*east Movement's "Round Round" featured in a montage on Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift the Movie.
--"Round Round" featured in the Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift Soundtrack (was forecasted to sell 30,000 copies but is currently at 100,000+)
--"Round Round" + 4 other songs featured in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift the Game
--"Round Round" Video shot, produced and directed by Evan Leong & Justin Lin (Director of the Film)
--Music was featured on CSI, U R The Girl (UPN)
--Music recently featured on MTV's DANCE LIFE and MTV's 'BUZZIN"
--Music recently featured on VH1's "The Pick Up Artist" (2 Songs – 2 episodes) and "The Cho Show"
--Title Tracks featured on 4 Film Releases for 2007: Finishing the Game (Bruce Lee), West 32nd (by CJ Entertainment & Teddy Zee), Ping Pong Playa (Kung Fu Hustle Type Comedy), The Undoing (Kelly Hu, Russel Wong, Sung Kang)
--MTV TRL Shout Out by Suchin Pak during the show while wearing a FAR EAST MOVEMENT T-Shirt
--ASCAP Music Café @ Sundance Film Festival 2007 Featured Hip-Hop Performance (1st Asian American Act to perform at the Sundance Music Cafe)
-- Performers for Century at the Cannes Film Festival in France
--Recent opener for the E! Entertainment's AX Awards http://www.axawards.com
--Featured on E! Entertainment's "Daily 10" (May 29th & 30th)
--Distributed first album "FOLK MUSIC" retitled "ROUND ROUND" in Japan through AVEX-International - http://www.avex-international.jp
--Distributed first album "FOLK MUSIC" in Korea through JF Productions/ PonyCanyon
--Toured extensively over the last 3 years in the USA, Asia, Europe and recently South America. Recent shows include Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Brazil
- Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura): MC
- Prohgress (James Roh): MC
- J-Splif (Jae Choung): MC