TIMELINE

BadBoyBen

1998
Founds What's Good?, one of Malaysia's first strategic branding & marketing consultancies
2000
Buys turntables for fun to mess around at home
2000
Begins residency at Orange, a struggling café/bar and turns it into Penang's most popular bar within 6 months
2002
Releases first mixtape - "My First Mix"
2002
Signed to Milk Management (Sweden)
2002
Tours Spain to packed clubs - Barcelona, Vigo, Santiago & Ourense
2003
First Asian DJ to perform at Gatecrasher @ Heaven, London w/ Paul Van Dyk & Armin Van Buuren
2003
Starts throwing parties @ The Retreat in London w/ Robin Burrowes, regulars include Gerard Butler (300, Geostorm)
2003
Headlines Salem: Revelation - the first outdoor rave party in Penang w/ Craig David, Chris Fortier & Princess Julia
2003
Starts hosting MOVE on 988FM, MOVE becomes highest rated dance music show in Malaysia for 3 years running
2004
Salem Recharge BadBoyBen Malaysia Tour - Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru & Kota Kinabalu
2004
Cover of KLue Magazine w/ indie singer/songwriter Pete Teo
2005
Named by FACES Magazine as one of Malaysia's 17 Most Outstanding Individuals & Malaysia's First Superstar DJ
2006
Designs complete musical environment/soundscape and implements innovative marketing initiatives for g Hotel, Penang - following year g Hotel wins multiple HAPA awards
2006
Starts Dope Distribution, an independent streetwear distribution company
2007
Designs first DOPE trucker cap, made by Subcrew (HK) - sells out in Thailand and Hong Kong before it is released
2007
Buys Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2009
Enters first gymkhana event - wins 1st place
2010
Releases Dirty Disco Vol. 1 presented by DC Shoes
2010
Sponsored by Lotus Cars Malaysia, begins racing custom modified 240HP Lotus Exige in Time Attack events
2011
Gets his own colorway of DC Shoes' luxury lifestyle sneaker - the District 4, becoming the first Malaysian with his own signature shoe
2012
Sponsored by Crawford Performance
2013
Creates Groove Nation, an Asian entertainment lifestyle brand
2013
Becomes marketing consultant 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
2017
Releases Dirty Disco Vol. 2 Mixtape

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