Formed in 2003 Far East Movement has come a long way in ten years. Combining hip hop sounds, dance beats, and pop 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. Their single “Like a G6” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 making them the first Asian-American group to attain a chart topper to that level.
They have toured with everyone from Pitbull, LMFAO, and Florida to Robyn.
Far East Movement took a break from their tour schedule to chat with Nunn about their new music.
Jerry Nunn: Hi, guys. How did Far East Movement come together in the first place?
Kev Nish: Prohgress, J-Splif, and myself were all high school friends around LA. It was just meeting up in random parking lots after school until late night and just free styling. We would then go in the back of Prohgress’ house and record on a computer. We would be uploading music online until 7 a.m. The time would go and we would have to go straight to school. We kept doing that. We would post songs online and try not to get negative comments. Slowly our music started spreading.
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Memorial Day weekend was full of dance parties that ran the whole gamut from drunken straight ones to leather men shirtless until the break of dawn. It was an exhausting three days where I shopped at the IML leather market, saw dance concerts, and attended the Victory after party at the House of Blues
The Congress Theatre not only has a major parking problem but attendees to some concerts overindulge there. Both occurred at the David Guetta show recently, ugh!
When he bounced out playing “Titanium” featuring my past interviewee Sia the crowd went wild! The sold out concert had one of the best live light shows to rival 4th of July. He has the budget to afford it these days.
The balcony was blazing in the world’s oldest venue and general admission has its good and bad points.
The next day I drove out to Allstate Arena to interview Eva Simons about her huge hit with Afrojack called “Take Control.” You haven’t been listening to the radio if you haven’t heard that one.
Eva was adorable and had the best energy. She is on the way up and I am very happy for her. Oh, and super beautiful by the way.
I then headed to the city at the Park West to attend the Grabbys. If you don’t know this the porn star awards ran by Grab Magazine. I caught the red carpet. I had excellent seats up front with my gay travel writer friends. There was a forest theme this year, which was interesting and Chi Chi LaRue was naming names and being catty as usual. Dean Monroe was sweet as ever and sometimes shy for a porn star but who am I to judge?
I gave a quick hug to my reality show friends DiDa Ritz, and A-Listers Derek and Austin. Derek yelled “Nunn on the Run” as I ran out the front door!
I arrived back at Allstate to catch Far East Movement. I had the hots of the newly chopped hair SkyBlu from the LMFAO. Redfoo had fun as usual but he really made me want to tan my cheeks!