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Happy 10.10.10 !



I want to backtrack a bit from my last blog post and wish you all a happy 10.10.10 ! Just another random reason to celebrate!

But for us, not so random. We’re glad to be given the chance to help Sheikh Haikel, The Godfather of Singapore’s Hip hop, also the founder of Soul Theory Studios on his album launching { 10.10.10 }. Download the album here. It’s dope! (The hiphop in me almost exploded)

Singapore’s single - Still Steady, Sheikh Haikel
<a href="http://music.sheikhhaikel.com/track/still-steady">Still Steady by Sheikh Haikel</a>

Sheikh Haikel Launching at Zouk

About Sheikh Haikel

Since winning Asia Bagus in 1991, Sheikh Haikel has become a formidable force in the entertainment industry across Asia. He is an accomplished Performing Artiste in both the music and acting arenas. His excellent comic talent was first seen on the big screens with his first movie, a local hit entitled, ‘Army Daze’. He then did his next movie, ‘City Sharks’ which was a production of joint collaboration between Singapore and Malaysia.

He continued to entertain Singaporeans in various hit TV sitcoms and performed challenging roles on stage with acclaimed stage productions. He has also become a sought after Host in countless major events including Singapore National Day Parades , opening of The Esplanade , Scape* , the closing ceremony of the world’s first Youth Olympic Games 2010 , Mosaic Music Festivals and many more . He also hosted one of ESPN’s most highly rated broadcast show, Football Crazy and was a radio DJ with Singapore’s station 98.7FM and 91.3FM.
Currently he is a host on Okto’s number 1 show, Knockout .

However, he is most affectionately known as Singapore’s Godfather of Hip Hop with his two albums entitled, “For Sure” and “For Sure Too” which led him to win Best Local English Song at the Compass Awards in 2002 and 2004 for the hit Single, “Witulah”.

He has organized, hosted and performed in numerous Hip Hop Festivals starting from the birth of Singapore’s first Hip Hop Festival entitled, ‘Rhythm and Poetry’ in the year 1999 to the countless of concerts and TV programmes today.

He then set up The Triqnaqi - an Academy of Hip Hop and street cultures to educate and especially create a culture with local identity, character and flavor. With great passion, Sheikh Haikel has been vital to the journey and growth of Hip Hop in Singapore culminating to its success today.

Sheikh Haikel has a BA in Drama from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), he has become a Creative Director for The Youth Empire, NTUC Club (NEBO-a youth development outfit) and is a Founder of The Triqnaqi- a Performing and Urban Arts Academy.

His current project is to create Singapore’s first ever Hip Hop hub - Soul Theory Studios.

Above all, he is a husband and a Big Papa to two beautiful children.


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Holla 2011.

Well, that’s kinda early for a new year wish. Super. Just take this as a preemptive blog post, just in case, the next update will only come in sometime mid next year ;) . This blog has been pretty quiet lately. And no, we have not been thrown under the bus. Quite the contrary, we actually have been badly steamrolled, fortunately by projects.

Here’s a quick pictorial updates on what’s been going on, partially.


Majlis Agama Islam Johor - Darul Ukhuwah


Bedsty Online - Music. Parties. Design.


Adorable Muslimah eCommerce - Style. Chic. Modest.


em.po.ri.um Singapore - Upscale Dining in an Inspired Setting


em.po.ri.um Singapore - Restaurant Photoshoot


Maxiplan Technology - Financial Performance Solution


Yeah, we wish.


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Bedsty Online going live soon!

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Check this space.

*Image by thaArtist from thaArtist


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The Rights Privilege Berhad launches virtual hypermarket

Digital Gaia has successfully helped The Rights Privilege Berhad to launch a virtual hypermarket - Rightshoppe, to complement its offline shop under the GENOME-X re-branding program. Suppliers that listed their products on this site will also have their products sold offline in Rightshoppe’s offline chains all over the country.

Rightshoppe

About Rightshoppe
Rightshoppe is a businesses rebranding exercise under the GENOME X program launched officially by Ybhg Dato’ Musa Muhammad, Chief Secretary of MeCD.


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Digital Gaia works on Bedstymusic.com

Digital Gaia SNS has started the works on Bedsty.com, the official site for Bedsty Music. Watch this space ~!

About Bedsty Music

Bedsty Music was started by Syaheed in 2003 with long-time collaborator and mentor, Koko aka Kokeyzee aka Ko Ko da Beatman, and had the gracious opportunity at working with various household names across the region. Bedsty Music today boast some of the best urban music producers in the region as part of the team, and it intends to pave the way for the next generation of Urban acts out of Singapore and beyond by working with them closely, delivering the best quality music available on the street.

In the last 4 years, Syaheed has released a 3-track single, and Bedsty Music’s production works have received radio airplay in 6 countries, attained 5 #1 singles* in 5 countries, and even 3 nominations at Anugerah Planet Musik 2006 and one at the Anugerah Era 2007.

Bedsty Music has recently finished work on:
1. Altimet’s solo debut album,
2. Dina (Malaysian Idol)’s upcoming 2nd album,
3. Richard J’s debut solo album,
4. One Asia Compilation (Powder Records) and
5. DJ Fuzz’s Mixology 2.
6. Mahadhir solo debut album (Malaysia),

A sample pool of artists we’ve worked with…
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Singapore: Ahli Fiqir, Taufik Batisah (Singapore Idol), Hady Mirza (Asian Idol), Bonafide Vintage Flav’r, Imran Ajmain, Freaky Z, Richard J, Mark Bonafide, Triple Noize,
Malaysia: Altimet, Teh Tarik Crew, Too Phat, Dina (Malaysian Idol Runner-up), Joe Flizzow,
Brunei: ProjecTunes
Jamaica: Majestic
USA: IF, Lil’ Z

…and many more…

*”Angguk-angguk Geleng-geleng” #1 in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, ”LoveIz” #1 in Brunei, *”Unbreakable” #1 in Jamaica, ”Clap, Move” #1 in Malaysia & “Feels Good” #1 in Singapore.


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Selamat Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya
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We would like to take this opportunity to wish those who are celebrating a blessed “Hari Raya Aidulfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin”

In conjunction with this coming Aidulfitri, we’ve loaded up a Hari Raya-nized version splash for our home page (with Sharifah Aini’s Hai Selamat Hari Raya song~!)

May you have a great weekend of celebration.

For those who are gonna be having a long drive back home, drive safely.


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.my domain

A bit hectic at the moment for a real updates. Our first .my domain name. www.gaia.my


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Your client’s projects as lab mice

There has been lack of updates for this blog. My last blog post was on April 17 , which actually a repost of Izzat’s earlier entry, so that doesnt really counts. We (myself particularly) have been very busy with our side-project-turned-main-project : woobik.com - a web 2.0 social video / streaming project, which aims at redefining how social networking works (uhuh)  but in itself is not a social network (i know.. i know). More on this later.

As a web company, experimenting new technologies and new kind of developments / projects is vital to the growth and health of your company (or yourself if you’re a freelancer). If you’re a webdesign/dev company, yes no doubt you’ll get better and perhaps will reach the  ub3r l33t status at something when you keep doing the same thing, but routine works wont help us grow that much. A company needs to get out of its comfort zone in order to grow. Those warm and fuzzy  feeling won’t get us anywhere. Sometimes we’re afraid to step out of the ‘know’ into the ‘unknown’  just because we’re afraid that we’re not well equipped for what’s coming. There’s a reward in every risk taken. If all babies are afraid to take those baby steps , none of us will be walking today.

Personally, i am more lean towards a radically different concept for each project. However, this approach might not be suitable for every clients.

Now, a somewhat related question : what if you get a chance to do a project with a huge room for experimentation but w/ a very small budget. Do you go for it or will just let it slip?


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Free web redesign

Hello guys gals,

For those Malaysians who owned businesses out there, you can stand a chance of winning a website redesign / or new website design by joining our web awareness survey campaign. This campaign is aimed towards understanding more about web perception among Malaysian business owners. The questions are not that long, take a look, who knows, you might get lucky.

View the campaign page here >> http://www.digitalgaia.com/freewebsite

Below scenario might increase the likelyhood of you winning

  1. You have a huge company but a piss ugly website

Well, that’s about it. Basically the stinkier your site, the better chance you will have for a complete website overhaul. The winner will be announced on this blog on June 2, 2008 together with the reasons of selection and you will be able to follow our whole design process/decisions on this blog.

Happy answering!


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