CONVERSE RELEASES FIRST EVER KOREA Three Artists. One Song TRACK FEATURING JAURIM, AZIATIX AND IDIOTAPE

Release of New and Original Track
Available for Free Download at www.converse.com/music

SEOUL, Korea (May 30, 2012) – Today, CONVERSE Inc. announces the track release for its first-ever Korea based Three Artists. One Song collaboration. The music initiative brings together three diverse and unique Korean artists, featuring indie icons, Jaurim; rising hip-hop stars, Aziatix; and award-winning electronic act, Idiotape. The new track, “#PeepShow,” is available to music fans globally starting today via free download at www.converse.com/music

“#PeepShow” is a cross-pollination of three distinct music genres, weaving together Aziatix’ signature rap lyrics with Jaurim’s indie vocals and Idiotape’s electronic sound. Recorded in Seoul, Korea, the genre-bending track pushes the dial on youthful expression and brings an edgy new sound to the Asia Pacific market. Fueled by Idiotape’s driving bassline, Jaurim and Aziatix bring a new dimension to the song with their lyrical commentary on youth and pop culture.

“We’re excited to be a part of Three Artists. One Song and to bring a brand new concept to the Asia Pacific music scene.” said DGURU, front man of Idiotape. “By not limiting ourselves to any specific instrument or genre, we were able to come up with a very original and unique sound.”

“Converse embraces a rebellious young audience and the notion of self-expression,” said Eddie Shin, lead vocalist from Aziatix. “With “#PeepShow,” we wanted to elevate this young voice and inspire creativity among music fans in Korea and beyond.”

Three Artists. One Song invites artists to come together and express themselves through the creation of an original track. Recent song collaborations include “Warrior” by Mark Foster (Foster the People), Kimbra and A-trak and “Doyathing” by world-famous Gorillaz, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Andre 3000 (OutKast). Now in its eighth series, the unique music platform launches in Asia Pacific, widening the scope for the celebration of international music talent. Following the track release, a music video for “#PeepShow” will premiere at www.converse.com in June 2012.

About Jaurim
Named after a purple rainforest, Jaurim is lush modern rock quartet whose 15 years together as one of the best live bands in Korea have made them icons in the indie music scene. Nominated for “Best Live Performance” at the 2011 MNET Asian Music Awards, the dreamy foursome reigns as main stage headliner at Korea’s biggest international music festivals. Currently running their own Soundholic record label, Jaurim is busy producing new acts as well as preparing new tracks for their ninth studio album, slated for release later this year.

About Aziatix
Hailed as “Best New Asian Artist” at the 2011 MNET Asian Music Awards, Aziatix is a Korean-American urban hip-hop trio who has reached icon status in 2012. After gracing the Korean cover of Newsweek Magazine and completing a nationwide American concert tour, Asiatix released their second EP ‘Awakening’ and watched it not only hit #1 on K-Pop singles charts in Korea, but also soar to #1 on iTunes R&B/Soul album charts in US and Japan. This year Aziatix will continue their musical trailblazing by putting the finishing touches on their follow up full-length album.

About Idiotape
Eliciting waves of rave reviews at the 2011 Canadian Music Week, the South by Southwest Music Festival, and Summer Sonic Japan, the electro-punk triad, Idiotape, returned to Seoul energized to mix-master one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year, ‘11111101.’ Winner of “Best Electronic Dance Album of the Year” at the 2012 Korean Music Awards, Idiotape accepted an invitation to appear on the network TV show, SBS ‘U&I,’ and unleashed a smashing live set on unsuspecting primetime audiences, catapulting the band to become the #1 most searched online artist in Korea. Idiotape will be devoting the rest of the year to working on a batch of studio projects interspersed with a series of club and festival gigs.

About Converse
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, the Jack Purcell shoe and the One Star shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men’s, women’s and kid’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 63 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information on Converse in Korea, visit www.conversekorea.com.

#PeepShow
by Jaurim + Aziatix + Idiotape

Composition : Kim Yuna (Jaurim)
Lyrics : Kim Yuna (Jaurim)
Additional Lyrics : Flowsik (Aziatix)
Arrangement : Jaurim, Idiotape

Programming : Idiotape
Remix : Idiotape

Vocals : Kim Yuna (Jaurim)
Guitars : Lee Sunkyu (Jaurim)
Synths : DGURU & ZEZE (Idiotape)
Drums : DR (Idiotape)
Additional Vocals : Nicky Lee, Eddie Shin (Aziatix)
Featuring Rap : Flowsik (Aziatix)

Producers : Jaurim, Idiotape, Aziatix
Project Director : DFSB Kollective
Artist Management : Soundholic (Jaurim), VU Records (Idiotape), Astar Inc. (Aziatix)
Music Video Director : Digipedi

Recording : Kim Tak (Libsound)
Mixing : Kim Tak (Libsound)
Additional Mixing : Lee Ji Hong (Doobdoob Studio)
Mastering : Kim Tak (Libsound)
Additional Vocal Recording (Aziatix) : Jae Chong (Astar Studios)
Additional Recording (Guitar) : Lee Sang Kwon (Tone Studio)
Additional Recording (Drums) : Cho Sang Hyun (M.O.L. Studios)

Release date: May 30, 2012

Aziatix “ALRIGHT” full MV

Aziatix reveals full Music video for ALRIGHT! now can i spazzzz! sorrry but can i spazz again! This is soooo Good! enuf said!

aaaannddd My birthday is just an hour away and look what i’ve got! such a special birthday prezzyyyy hahaha

“Awakening” hit #1 on the U.S. R&B/ Soul Chart!!!!!!
Go get in on iTunes!

Lyrics to ALRIGHT – via Naver Music

Rap I
All stress aside, it’s my time to shine
I did my 9 to 5, I’m glad that I’m alive
Step into the club, I roll through like I’m the man
Because I am, with the master plan, haters looking at me like bam

Wanna kick dirt up on my name, crush my life and all it’s dreams
Yet I feel so fresh, so clean when I step into the scene
Through the smiles and frowns, ups and downs, high and lows going all day and all night
Perfect timing, man it’s so right, my moment is here, I’ll be alright

Chorus
Feels like there’s something trying to tell me, everything is gonna’ be alright, alright, alright
But I can’t help but look over my shoulders, just to know it’s gonna’ be alright, alright, alright

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(And I have no privacy)

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(Tell me is it just a dream)

Rap II
The stars are out I’ma take my place
Because I have way more then what it takes
And all the people behind wanna’ see me break
But from all my mistakes, I’m feeling great
Never will I call it quits, start scratching my head and be known for the one who flakes
Do the do the 2 step I got moves to make
I’m alright, alright, I’m straight
But I’ma have to keep it real cuz’ some things will never change
The same thought that be playing in my brain

Chorus
Feels like there’s something trying to tell me, everything is gonna’ be alright, alright, alright
But I can’t help but look over my shoulders, just to know it’s gonna’ be alright, alright, alright

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(And I have no privacy)

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(Tell me is it just a dream)

Bridge
Put your hands up
A little higher, higher
Put your hands up
Put em up, put em up, way up in the sky

Chorus
Feels like there’s something trying to tell me, everything is gonna’ be alright, alright, alright
But I can’t help but look over my shoulders, just to know it’s gonna’ be alright, alright, alright

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(And I have no privacy)

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me
(Tell me is it just a dream)

Aziatix towel with love

I just received some cool stuff from a friend!

When i opened the gift yesterday, I Literally jumped off my seat with joy!!! Not all can avail of this towel! seriously every aziatix fans would loved to have one! 🙂

The hard-to-find-Aziatix Towel and the pretty cuff-bracelet were given by a friend from Singapore. 🙂

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Thanks Callie! Aziaddicts Aziatix ALL YEAR!!