Aziatix is an Asian-American music group composed of Eddie Shin, Jay "Flowsik" Pak, and Nicky Lee. The individuals in the group were brought together by veteran producer Jae Chong. Since the group's inception, they have won "Best New Asian Artist Group" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011, they've been featured in Newsweek Japan on January 2012 and the cover of Newsweek Korea on February 2012, and their latest album Awakening hit #1 U.S / Japan iTunes charts. The group has a strong international fanbase and has been gaining popularity, with their debut EP AZIATIX reaching #4 on U.S iTunes R&B/Soul charts. Aziatix has recently been signed to Cash Money Records in February 2013. CEO of Cash Money Records, Slim announced that Aziatix is a new artist in their record label at YMCMB's Annual Pre-Grammy Party celebrating the 55th Grammy Awards. They are also working with multiple Grammy award-winning producer RedOne on their upcoming album and shooting their new music video with Jeff Panzer. Aziatix was also recently mentioned on Billboardbiz where Cash Money Records' A&R representative, Joshua Berkman said "Aziatix represents a new worldwide focus for YMCMB."
1 Musical career,
3.1 Jay "Flowsik" Pak,
3.2 Eddie Shin,
3.3 Nicky Lee,
4 Notable Achievements,
5.2 Special Releases,
7 External links,
The group formed in 2010, with producer Jae Chong bringing Nicky Lee, Flowsik, and Eddie Shin together (all pursuing their individual careers at the time). Aziatix released their first single "Go" in March 2011 and their self-titled EP "Aziatix" in May 2011.
Following the release of Aziatix's first full length album Nocturnal in July 2011, the group performed in the U.S. for the first time at the Key Club in Los Angeles. In November 2011, the group returned to the U.S. for their first official tour. During this time, Aziatix also released music videos for their tracks "Go," "Slippin' Away," "A Game," "Be With You (Rock Mix)," and "Cold."
Aziatix released the single and the music video for "Speed of Light" on April 17, 2012. They followed this with the release of a teaser for "Alright" on April 24, 2012.
On May 2, 2012, Aziatix released a new EP album, "Awakening" which debuted on iTunes U.S. R&B/Soul chart at number 1.
In 2013, Aziatix signed a record deal with music label Cash Money Records.
In October 2011, Aziatix toured Japan performing in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya. They again toured Japan in January 2012, this time performing at Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama.
In November 2011, Aziatix embarked on a 10 city, 12 stop US tour, performing in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
The group concluded their 2012 U.S. tour on April 1, 2012 with major stops in Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Austin (SXSW) along with returning to New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Jay "Flowsik" Pak:
Flowsik is the rapper of Aziatix. A Korean American emcee from New York (Flushing, Queens), FlowSik (real name: Jay Pak; born April 5, 1985), is a rapper active in the underground hip-hop scene. He has made appearances as a host and performer on MTV-K (MTV Korea) and Kollaboration NYC. He has performed on numerous compilations and released a number of his own mixtapes. His talents are recognized by many in the circle including Hip-Hop pioneer Ice-T whom he recorded with for the song "Hate". Flowsik started composing when he was 15 and has always looked up to some of the greatest in rap music like Tupac, whose depth and ability to express his thoughts freely through his music has always served as an inspiration to Flowsik. He has worked with other artists such as rapper Ice-T (with whom he recorded "Hate") and K-Pop group JYJ. He was also mentored and co-signed by Ice-T.
Eddie Shin (singer, songwriter) was born in Boston, MA. He has been writing songs since he was 16 and studied music at NYU; his vocals have a strong R&B influence. He launched a solo career from 2005 - 2009, starting with his self-produced album Just My Way and eventually releasing 3 singles including "Over." He has also written and composed songs for Lyn, Ivy, Wheesung, and Soulstar. For South Korea's G20 Summit, he co-wrote/produced and vocal directed the song "Let's Go," featuring artists such as Seohyun (SNSD), Jun-hyung (Beast), Jonghyun (Shinee), Sistar, G.Na and Junsu (2PM). He also composed and co-wrote the lyrics with Shin Hye-sung for "Let It Go" from Shinhwa's 10th album The Return in 2012.
Nicky Lee (zh:李玖哲) was born in South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, CA, is currently living in Taipei, Taiwan. He is recognized as an accomplished R&B/Soul Korean male vocalist with five solo albums released. He earned the title of "Best Male Singer" at the Golden Melody Awards (Mandarin Pop Music Awards) in 2007 in Taiwan. His music has been used in the movie The Forbidden Kingdom that starred international actors Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Nicky is also developing his acting career, and appeared in the movie "Mulan."
Number 1 on Japan R&B/Soul Charts and #4 on U.S. R&B/Soul Charts.,
Featured on AOL (first Asian-American group), Myspace, MSN and Windows Media music home pages.,
"Artist of the Month" for September 2011 under Japan's biggest distributor, Tower Records.,
Music videos for "Cold" and "Slippin' Away" both reached #1 for Blastro's Pop and R&B charts.,
Won "Best New Asian Artist Group" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011.,
Best New Artist Award 2011 on Blastro for "Cold.",
Featured in Newsweek Japan on January 2012.,
Featured on the cover of Newsweek Korea on February 2012.,
Number 1 on Channel V Pop Chart,
Number 1 on Japan's R&B/Soul iTunes chart with their album, "Nocturnal (Deluxe Edition).",
Headlined at SXSW - Two showcases,
Debuted at Number 1 on the U.S., Japan and Korea R&B/Soul iTunes chart with their album, "Awakening."