Leng Yein – Asia’s #1 Female DJ

Leng Yein is a world renowned DJ, boasting 2.4 million fans on Facebook alone. She has featured in the likes of FHM Malaysia, Playboy, Maxim, ZOO and others. Alongside being a DJ, Leng is a model, actress, founder of a fashion line and the face of numerous charitable organizations.

FHM Cover Girl - Leng Lein

FHM Cover Girl – Leng Lein

Having a classical music background, how did you come across and transition into the role of a DJ? 

The money. I’m a realist, I have to pay the bills before I can do what I wish to do. So first thing first, pay the bills!

As many of your fans know, you are quite the workaholic. Not only do you DJ, but you’re an Ambassador for Razer, you have your own fashion line, an actress and are known as the “car queen” in Malaysia due to your extensive hosting of car shows around the world. How do you manage to juggle so much work around your busy schedule, and does it ever get too much for you?

I have 24 hours just like everyone else. But I don’t sleep too long hours, I don’t waste my time complaining about everything and everyone.  I don’t gossip, I don’t hang out with friends or do any hobbies anymore. I just work, and go home rest and work. As simple as that. In my free time I eat food that I wish to eat and play my piano or practice and update my social media and remixes – that’s all.
Leng Yein
Last year you released your album – Precious, which to those who don’t know, solely consists of instrumental piano songs, composed by yourself. Do you have any plans to continue with composing classical piano music, or will you be focusing on releasing tracks more orientated around your electronic music work, such as ‘Pump up the volume’? 
Yes I am working with Air Asia this year for my album and also I will be in California most of the time acting and Resident DJ in the states.
Are there any musicians that you personally follow and have influenced you in your career? 
I have been a pianist since 5 yrs old so music has always been around. I love classical musicians: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Yiruma, Richard Clayderman.
What advice would you give to other aspiring DJ’s around the world that are trying to reach stardom status?
Make sure that your crowd is happy. Every country, every crowd, every different continent, different age groups might like different songs, beats and styles. Be able to read the crow, move the crowd and make sure everyone goes home with a smile.

show

You have performed in many cities around the world. Which ones are your favourites and are there any that you haven’t visited yet, but would like to in the near future? 
Its different everywhere but my shows are all packed and sold out ones so it is all good. I love crazy crowds.
Whilst you are touring or traveling to events, what are the essentials that you have to bring with you, and do you have a crew that accompany you? 
Yes, I have to bring my assistant, my DJ gear. I have to have my big ass luggage with my comfy shoes and clothes and back pack, as well as beauty stuff, show pieces, posters and stickers for fans.

 

"A day tour around Hanoi in my bodyguards vehicle roving team with the carplate initials of LENG YEIN "

“A day tour around Hanoi in my bodyguards vehicle roving team with the carplate initials of LENG YEIN “

Do you have a favourite music artist that you personally like to play at events?
Martin Garrix, Borgeous, Borgore, Vinai, Dvbbs, Skrillex, Hardwell, Tiesto…A lot to actually name
You caught everyone’s attention when you added a Hummer H3 to your collection – sprayed pink and fully wrapped in a leopard print by Tom’s stickers. Seeing that you are very passionate about cars, are there any new car releases that you like the look of? 
I love muscle cars. New ones are smooth. I love it rough.
hummer

Leng Yein’s pink Hummer

You will be featuring in a fantasy film which is currently in post-production called ‘The Green Fairy’. Could you briefly outline the role and identiy of the character (Green Goddess) that you are portraying? 
My role is a goddess who can make men do whatever I want them to. Pretty much me in real life *laughs*
The Green Fairy film

The Green Fairy film

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You can find Leng on the following Social Media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lengyein

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lengyein

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lengyein

Tumblr: http://lengyein.tumblr.com/

Song of the week – CRAYON

It is time for a change for our home page song. Our previous song was Dirty Vibe by Skrillex, so I thought that this song would be a nice transitioning song onto a different genre. Still on the electronic side of things, Crayon, written and sung by GD is really just a fun song about getting your ‘Cray On’ – in other words, getting crazy, letting loose and having fun.

He certainly did compose a fun song, as you can see in the music video below.

 

English Translation:

Get your crayon
Get your crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes

Swag check swag check
Head shoulders knees and toes
Swag check swag check

I’m still not inferior, yes I’m a pretty boy,
I fly off so flyyy, a punk boy,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
I’m busy, oppa you’re bad, baaad boy
I’m a G to the D, Gold N Diamonds boy,
Who told you I’m not, U know I beez that,
Today’s DJ, I’m Cheol and you’re Miae
Miss Miss, I’m a pure Ji Yong Chy,
Come here cutie, you’re boyfriend is just,
I’m sorry that I cannot support him
You’re a bit like my ideal girl,
So give me some Kim TaeHee and Kim HuiSun, Oh my god, Jun JiHyun.

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon Come on girls Come on
boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes swag

My credit card is black, just use it infinitely,
This music is crack, spin the track infinitely.
To all people who lost their sense, I’m a persimmon tree
A tenacity that I’m not discouraged by the sniffish
Whether you’re odds or sods, without prejudice, CRAYON,
Whether you’re best or yahoo, without discrimination, CRAYON
One two three four, come here and there,
Spinning it, calmly slow it down, run faster if you’re bored.
Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, clapping your hands,
Singing the songs, dance together with joy
RingaRingaRing, change your parter,
Head shoulders knees and toes, shake your body ROCK

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon Come on girls Come on
boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes swag

Romanized:

Get your crayon
Get your crayon
Meori eokkae mureup bal

Swag check swag check
Meori eokkae mureup bal
Swag check swag check

Ajikdo kkulliji anha yes i’m a pretty boy
Nan naradanyeo so fly nallari boy
Wolhwasumokgeumtoil nan bappa oppa nappa baaaad boy
I’m a g to the d gold n diamonds boy
Nuga anirae u know i beez that
Oneurui dj naneun cheori neoneun miae
Agassi agassi nan sungyeolhan jiyongssi
Iri wabwayo gwiyomi ne namjachinguneun jimotmi
Neon machi darmatji nae isanghyeong so give me some
Gimtaehuiwa gimhuiseon oh my god jeonjihyeon

Why so serious?
Get your crayon get your crayon get your cray get your crayon
Get your crayon get your crayon get your cray get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls come on boys come on come on
Get your crayon crayon come on girls come on
Boys come on come on get your crayon crayon
Meori eokkae mureup bal swag

Nae kadeuneun black muhandaero ssak geulgeobeoryeo
I noraen crack muhangwedo hwak dollyeobeoryeo
Gam tteoreojin bundeulkke nan han geuru gamnamu
Kotdae nopeun bundeulkke gijukji annneun kkangdagu
Eojungigeon tteojungigeon pyeongyeon eobsi crayon
Jal nagadeon mangnanigeon chabyeol eobsi crayon
Hana dul three four watda gatda dolligo
Chabunhage slow it down simsimhamyeon jom deo ppareuge dallyeora
Seoul daejeon daegu busan sonppyeogeul chimyeonseo
Noraereul bureumyeo jeulgeopge gachi chumeul chwo
Ringgaringgaring pateuneo bakkwo
Meori eokkae mureup bal mureup bal momeul heundeureo rock

Why so serious?
Get your crayon get your crayon get your cray get your crayon
Get your crayon get your crayon get your cray get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls come on boys come on come on get your crayon crayon come on girls come on
Boys come on come on get your crayon crayon get your crayon crayon

Come on girls come on boys come on come on come on come on
Come on girls come on boys come on come on come on come on
Meori eokkae mureup bal swag

Translation Credits:@HuisuYoon
Romanizations by: kpoplyrics.net
 

Video of the week – Dirty Vibe by Skrillex, Diplo, CL, & G-Dragon

I have to apologize for the fact that I went out last night straight after finishing work, which is why I was unable to post the new video on the front page of AVY as scheduled (on Friday). It has even taken me all day to think of a new video to replace last weeks one – Crooked. After going through dozens of songs and changing my mind every five minutes, I have finally decided for the next song to be Dirty Vibe by Skrillex, Diplo, CL, & G-Dragon.

Dirty Vibe is a trap song produced by Skrillex and Diplo in collaboration with label-mates G-Dragon of BIGBANG and CL of 2NE1. The track was the result of Skrillex visiting the YG Entertainment headquarters in Seoul, which is the label that G-Dragon and CL are signed to.

Images of the collaborators hanging out

Images of the collaborators hanging out

 

Just as a reminder, keep in mind that the front page video is only accessible through a computer/laptop. If you are on a mobile device or a tablet, the video will not be displayed – in which case you can watch the M/V below!

 

“Dirty Vibe”
(with Diplo)
(feat. G-Dragon & CL)

[G-Dragon:]
얘 이름은 용이지 (His name is Dragon)
화나면 불이 나 (He’ll set up a fire when he gets pissed)
웬만하면(If you got no other name) call me G
I got the dirty vibe
You ain’t certified
You got the funny vibe
내가 세상을 흔들면 넌 (If I try to rock this world)
멀미 나 (you’ll get seasick)
그래 더럽게 (Yeah, we do it dirty)
We gon’ celebrate
Every fuckin day
나를 따라해 (They try to copy me)
그래 더럽게 (Yeah, they do it dirty)
그래 더럽게 (Do it dirty)
더 더럽게 (even dirtier)
Dirty vibe[CL:]
Seoul city
GZB
C L
Hold up, you in the presence of a QUEEN
Ow! turnt up
All the pretty bitches love me
Unnie
Mouth full of gold with them jheri curls
Stuntin’ in some Prince shit
Diamonds and Pearls
I’ll be on my worst behavior
Hold my purse
Runways and strip clubs
I’ll be making it work
Cuz, I’ll be 01 ’til I die
Middle finger up so high
Dirty vibe, dirty vibe
Jump on that (dirty vibe)

[G-Dragon:]
I don’t pop molly I rock microphones
Point it atcha girl, watch her ass sing along

[CL:]
Talk shit with the prettiest lips
Blow a kiss
Kick a hole in your speaker, and then split

[G-Dragon:]
Do it just for fun
I come second to none
Swervin’ in the lambo like a son of a gun

[CL:]
What you ain’t you ain’t know
I’m yo girl’s lesbian crush
She ain’t with you she be rollin’ my *dirty vibe*

[G-Dragon:]
GGGG-G to the D motherfucker
Who am I?
내가 서울이다 (I’m the Seoul city) motherfucker
But divin’ on C-momma
Its the beat on the come up
Get it, huh?
넌 그냥 이거나 먹어 (eat this, motherfucker)

더럽게 즐겨봐 다시 처음처럼 (enjoy it dirtily like the beginning)

G-Duh from the feet up
I’m as dirty as they could and there’s only one

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Credits to Renla for the short song description, and azlyrcs for the lyrics to the song.

Front Page Video Update

As all of you know, the front page of AVY is home to music videos that I like to share with you guys.  From now on what I will be doing is changing the video once a week (every Friday evening to be precise) – starting today. In my previous videos, I featured several of G-Dragon’s and Tablo’s work. Today’s video spotlight will be Monster by Big Bang.

The M/V represents Big Bang’s struggles against media’s labeling them as ‘monsters’.

The cables represent media, and Big Bang members’ ‘normal’ self have a hard time running away from their monster-like identity (that the media portrays them as) because of the cables tangling.

You can see that the walls are labeled with codes and so are the members (ex. Seungri’s forehead, Daesung’s chest). this really signifies the ‘labeling’ part. no matter who they are (or strive to be) and no matter what path they choose, the codes are written already. it’s worsened by the fact that even if they don’t take the paths of their first choice, the alternate path is labeled anyway.

G-Dragon is out in the open in the midst of the bombing, and it’s clear that he’s the victim here because he’s not the one with the bombs. he’s the one being targeted. but he’s the one with the horn.

In one part, T.O.P is covered in darkness and only his eyes are shown. his identity is not cared for, and people cover him up to create their own vision of him. he’s not really a monster, but who cares?

There is also one part in which they are kicking down statues. That is them trying to break the stereotype of ‘standard beauty’ of music and trying their own styles. but that is frowned upon.

Every time they go into the darkness, they ‘transform’ into monsters (most notably in the case of Taeyang and Seungri); likewise, every time people push aside Big Bang’s true self in favor of the media’s portrayal of Big Bang, they become the ‘monsters’ that people fear and members themselves fear.

So in conclusion they run and run, but they can never escape. They will be monsters, perhaps forever, as long as darkness (public’s biased view) and traps of cables (media) exist.

English Translation:

(with individual parts)

[T.O.P]
It’s been a while since we’ve met
Your face looks good
You got prettier, you were always beautiful in my eyes

[G-Dragon]
But today you look a bit different
You look especially a bit cold
Your eyes that look at me are filled with pity
In front of you, I seem smaller

[T.O.P]
I tried to be fine, trying to change the subject
Though I had so much I wanted to ask you

[G-Dragon]
You cut me off right away
Your long hair flowing

[T.O.P]
As it hit my cheek and passed away
You turn away and left right away

[G-Dragon]
If I try to catch you here, would that be too ridiculous?

[Taeyang]
Nothing comes to my mind
As you tremble, you take a step, two steps back
You say that I scare you now
You’re like a moon that makes me go crazy

[Daesung]
I love you baby I’m not a monster
You know how I was in the past
When time passes, it’ll all disappear
Then you will know baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby I’m not a monster
You know me so don’t leave like this
If even you throw me away, I will die
I’m not a monster

[Seungri]
No matter what happens, let’s be forever
When we’re sad, when we’re happy, let’s go till the end
You don’t say that tomorrow
Let’s love like today is the last

[G-Dragon]
A life without you is like an imprisonment for life
An extinction from the world to the point where I’d go crazy
Your existence is a chronic disease, a repitition of pain
You’re a lingering attachment in my heart

[T.O.P]
The people of the world have turned their backs against me
The corners of their eyes are all twisted up
The greatest pain to me,
Is the fact that you became the same as them

[Daesung]
I love you baby I’m not a monster
You know how I was in the past
When time passes, it’ll all disappear
Then you will know baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby I’m not a monster
You know me so don’t leave like this
If even you throw me away, I will die
I’m not a monster

[Seungri]
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go, don’t leave me
Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it, it’s not like you
[Daesung] Getting farther away, love is breaking apart

[Seungri]
Don’t find me, don’t find me, don’t find me, don’t look for me
The last, last, last image
[Taeyang] of me in front of you, Remember that, Don’t forget me

[Daesung]
I love you baby I’m not a monster
You know how I was in the past
When time passes, it’ll all disappear
Then you will know baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby I’m not a monster
You know me so don’t leave like this
If even you throw me away, I will die
I’m not a monster

[G-Dragon]
I think I’m sick I think I’m sick
I think I’m sick I think I’m sick

Romanized:

(with individual parts)

[T.O.P]
Oraen-maniya mot bon sa-i geudaen eol-ku-ri chowa boyeo
Yeppeojyeot-da neon hangsang nae nunen wonrae kowah boyeo
[G-Dragon]
Keunde oneul-ttara jo-geum talla boyeo yunanhi mwonka deo cha-gawo boyeo
Nareul boneun nunbichi dongjeonge kadeuk cha-isseo ne apeseo nan ja-ga boyeo

[T.O.P] Kwaehn-chanheun cheogaesseo daehwah-jujereul bakkwobeoryeo
[G-Dragon] Mudko shipeun ma-reun manheunde neon ttag jallabeoryeo
[T.O.P] Ne gin meorin challanggeoryeo nae bo-reul ttaerigon seuchyeojina
[G-Dragon] Dwiido-raseon godjang kabeoryeo yeo-giseo neol jabeumyeon useuwojina

[Taeyang]
Amu maldo tteo-oreuji anh-jyo tteolmyeonseo neon handu balchag dwiiro
Ijen nae-ga museopdan geu mal nal michike haneun neoran tal

[Daesung]
I love you baby i’m not a monster
Neon al-janha yejeon nae moseubeul shi-gani chinamyeon sarajyeo beoril tende keu ttaen al tende baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby i’m not a monster
Nal al-janha ireohke kajima neo majeo beorimyeon nan jugeobeoril tende i’m not a monster

[Seungri]
Museun ili isseodo yeongwonhaja-go seulpeul ttaedo gippeul ttaedo kkeut-kkaji haja-go
You don’t say that tomorrow oneu-ri majimagin geotcheoreom sarang-haja-go

[G-Dragon]
Neo eom-neun salmeun jongshinhyeong sesanggwah danjeoldwaeh dol jikyeon-giya
Neoran jonjae-neun gojilbyeong shiryeonye yeonsong ma-eum song miryeoniya

[T.O.P]
Sesangsaramdeu-ri nae-ge dollin deung modeun geo-shi bebe kkoyeoit-deon nun-chorideul
Nae-ge kajang keun apeumeun (apeumeun) ni-ga keudeul katajyeot-dan geotppun

[Daesung]
I love you baby i’m not a monster
Neon al-janha yejeon nae moseubeul shi-gani chinamyeon sarajyeo beoril tende keu ttaen al tende baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby i’m not a monster
Nal al-janha ireohke kajima neomajeo beorimyeon nan jugeobeoril tende i’m not a monster

[Seungri]
Kajima kajima kajima tteonaji mara
Hajima hajima hajima neo katjianha
[Daesung] Meo-reojin chaero sarangeun geolleojin chaero
[Seungri]
Chajjima chajjima chajjima nal chajji mara
Majimag majimag majimang ne ape seo i-nneun
[Taeyang] Nae moseubeul giyeo-khaejwo nari-jji marajwo

[Daesung]
I love you baby i’m not a monster
Neon al-janha yejeon nae moseubeul shi-gani chinamyeon sarajyeo beoril tende keu ttaen al tende baby

[Taeyang]
I need you baby i’m not a monster
Nal al-janha ireohke kajima neo majeo beorimyeon nan jugeobeoril tende i’m not a monster

[G-Dragon]
I think i’m sick i think i’m sick
I think i’m sick i think i’m sick

Translation Credits: pop!gasa
Romanizations by: kpoplyrics.net
Meaning of ‘Monster’ song credits: https://www.facebook.com/T.O.PiFANPAGE

My Spotify Playlist

I have just finished compiling a quick list of some of my favourite songs, feel free to give it a listen! It ranges from Kpop, to American alternative rock to R&B so no matter what your taste, I hope that you’ll find something that you will enjoy 🙂

I will be adding to the list as frequently as I possibly can – hopefully daily, so jeep a lookout for new tracks!

If there are any songs you would like to recommend, please mention them in the comments section below and I’ll have a look!

 

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