Founds What's Good?, one of Malaysia's first strategic branding & marketing consultancies
Buys turntables for fun to mess around at home
Begins residency at Orange, a struggling café/bar and turns it into Penang's most popular bar within 6 months
Releases first mixtape - "My First Mix"
Signed to Milk Management (Sweden) and becomes the first Malaysian DJ to be signed to an international management agency
Tours Spain to packed clubs - Barcelona, Vigo, Santiago & Ourense
First Asian DJ to perform at Gatecrasher @ Heaven, London w/ Paul Van Dyk & Armin Van Buuren
Starts throwing parties @ The Retreat in London w/ Robin Burrowes, regulars include Gerard Butler (300, Geostorm)
Headlines Salem: Revelation - the first outdoor rave party in Penang w/ Craig David, Chris Fortier & Princess Julia
Starts hosting MOVE on 988FM, MOVE becomes highest rated dance music show in Malaysia for 3 years running
Salem Recharge BadBoyBen Malaysia Tour - Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru & Kota Kinabalu
Cover of KLue Magazine w/ indie singer/songwriter Pete Teo
Named by FACES Magazine as one of Malaysia's 17 Most Outstanding Individuals & Malaysia's First Superstar DJ - other individuals include Tony Fernandes, Sheila Majid & Amber Chia
Designs complete musical environment/soundscape and implements innovative marketing initiatives for g Hotel, Penang - following year g Hotel wins multiple HAPA awards
Starts Dope Distribution, an independent streetwear distribution company
Designs first DOPE trucker cap, made by Subcrew (HK) - sells out in Thailand and Hong Kong before it is released
Buys Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Releases another 5 colorways of the DOPE trucker cap exclusively in Singapore. Overnight queues ensue for every release - a first for a Malaysian brand/designer
First Malaysian designer/brand to be featured in Hong Kong's iconic Milk Magazine - style-guide and bible for hypebeasts across Asia.
Enters his first gymkhana event - wins 1st place
Releases Dirty Disco Vol. 1 presented by DC Shoes
Sponsored by Lotus Cars Malaysia, begins racing custom modified 240HP Lotus Exige in Time Attack events at Sepang International Circuit
Gets his own colorway of DC Shoes' luxury lifestyle sneaker - the District 4, becoming the first Malaysian with his own signature shoe
Sponsored by Crawford Performance - the #1 Subaru tuner in the United States and the people who built Ken Block's Subarus
Creates Groove Nation, an Asian entertainment lifestyle brand and starts bringing some of the most talented regional DJs to Penang
Develops complete marketing solution for Cuvée, a fledgling club in Penang - turns it into Penang's #1 nightspot, wins Malaysia's Best Club (Bronze Award) and sells the most Moët & Chandon champagne in Malaysia
Founds Droolworthy.TV, a food entertainment web-destination and immediately starts throwing sold-out private-dinners and extremely exclusive food tasting events
Droolworthy's invitation-only Eat Up events lauded by attendees as the "Best Food Tasting Events in Penang"
Commune, a Droolworthy event in collaboration with Penang chefs Weng Chia and Jack Yeap, becomes the fastest-selling food tasting event in Penang's history, selling out in just 15-minutes. An extra night is added to satisfy the demand.
Releases Dirty Disco Vol. 2 Mixtape