BATE, made of Ethan Curzon and Yeoh Wai Hong, is now a pioneer of the EDM scene. The DJ duo has shared the stage with legendary DJs like Deadmau5 and Afrojack at major events.

Following their breakout single One I Love, which has 15 million streams to date, BATE releases a new music video for their latest single, Casino Royale, in which 2000s boyband member Simon Webbe makes a comeback to the music scene.

For this hit, the singer/songwriter and DJ pair blend signature heartfelt vocals with trap-heavy music production, complementing a music video that was shot entirely in Kuala Lumpur, including The Majestic Hotel’s cigar room, which was turned into a casino.

The premise of Casino Royale is straightforward: a boy meets girl, Bonnie & Clyde kind of story. With a heavy reference to the iconic 007 action film from 2006, the slow buildup is heard in both the verses and bridge, simulating a sense of anticipation one would feel watching a James Bond film.

Casino Royale proves that Webbe is ready to tackle new genres and further his chops as a musician himself: “I had no idea the quality of music that was coming out of Malaysia, and this song is bound to be a global hit record, I believe.”

 

written by.
Dhakshaan
An enthusiastic writer with a keen interest in film studies, Dhakshaan Kumar is August Man Malaysia’s new digital writer. He may be fresh out of uni but has penned several film scripts of various genres and even dabbled in filmmaking. The communications degree holder harbours dreams of making it big as a writer and filmmaker.

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