Yangon, Myanmar was the stage last week for Zephyr Khambatta’s duo Stadiums to launch their debut single The Other Side, featuring Charles ENERO, Singapore’s top battle rapper. The song premiered on air on Teen Radio Pyinsawadi’s primetime slot at 6pm to a warm reception by the local audience.
The 30-minute interview that was also live on the Burmese radio station’s Facebook page, marks a turning point in the singer-songwriter-music producer’s young music career and a big step forward in Reunion X Records’ regional outreach. Following on the heels of Khambatta’s previous single Sail Away’s music video making it to MTV Asia and VH1 India, Reunion X Records seems set to be rolling the punches as far as Singaporean record labels go.
Said the NUS dropout turned artiste and frontman of Stadiums, “My ultimate goal is to provide a soundtrack to people’s days; to provide comfort, sympathy, or an infectious dance floor beat for people to move to.”
There were also several soul searching moments for the LASALLE College of the Arts alumnus on the couch while answering deep questions by Burmese pop princess Ah Moon, in a video interview by Popular Journal at the Hard Rock Café, Yangon.
Part 1 of the Interview:
Joining the party was young singer Dora Alex from Myanmar and singer-songwriter Marcel Lee Pereira from Singapore.
About Zephyr Khambatta
Khambatta featured in Eric Khoo’s In The Room (2015), Mediacorp Channel 5’s Tanglin (2016) & launched “More”, his 1st single (2015). His 2nd single “Sail Away”, Dec 2016, met with positive reviews across the Singapore scene. Its music video release on 14th June 2017 topped that by getting played MTV Asia, VH1 India & Teen Radio Pyinsawadi in Myanmar.
Right after graduation, Khambatta provided input on the final mix sessions for the film D-Day (starring Rishi Kapoor & Arjun Rampal) as an intern. In 2014, Khambatta composed, produced the music for & featured a rap performance in Ministry of Funny’s song and YouTube video, Snapback. (>40k views)
Khambatta won 2nd place (Band Category) at the “IGNITE! Music Festival: Clash of the Bands 2012” competition, judged by Iskandar Ismail and others. He also played drums as part of Urban Drum Crew for “China-Singapore In-Concert 2010” which was screened to 100 million viewers.
On the acting front he has worked with brands & agencies like HBO, Citibank & HP. He has been profiled on Singapore TV, Radio & Newspapers. Zephyr is working on new music with his band Stadiums, the first track The Other Side being a collaboration with Singapore’s top battle rapper, Charles Enero
and UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist Tanuj Khosla. Stadiums also produced, conceptualized and featured on Marcel Lee Pereira’s new single Victory.
A drumming personality in the Singapore music scene, Zephyr is a featured artiste and performer on Marcel Lee Pereira’s track & music video, Shut Up And Take My Money (>85000 views) He is the founder of Long Hill Studios, a music production company & Reunion X Records, a music marketing, publishing & licensing company. Long Hill Studios recently completed a theme song translation project into Burmese for a world famous Indian NGO called Sulabh International. He is also the founder of the Facebook groups, “Singapore Music” & “Global Performing Artists & Entertainers”
(>1k Members Each).
Stadiums is a duo from Singapore. Modern pop and hiphop production and sensibilities are combined with old school jazz, rock, grunge, punk, rnb, and classical influences of its members to deliver unique, edgy and in your face contemporary arrangements in a new style.
Their new single The Other Side features Singapore rap battle champion Charles ENERO. It premiered on Teen Radio Pyinsawadi in Myanmar, followed closely by interviews from Popular Journal and Coconuts.
The boys are currently working on a lot of new music, to fill up 2018. The members of Stadiums have individually had their music featured on MTV, VH1, The Straits Times and other media internationally.
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