Micah Mahinay aka NOODLES aka NOODZ hit the stage with R&B artist Kehlani at the "Made in America" festival in Philly over the Labor Day weekend. If you didn't already know, NOODZ she was born in San Francisco and raised in Hayward, CA. She's been the resident DJ for major tours with Kehlani. They both performed and rocked the stage which had them trending on Twitter over the weekend! "Made in America" is a weekend festival that continuously hosted live music from a wide range of genres including hip hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM.
Check out a backstage photo NOODLES shared on social!
The MIA festival was founded by Jay-Z back in 2012 as a way to bring together music and culture. The three stages: Rocky, Liberty stages, and Freedom tent are the hosts for various artists. The first show brought out 80,000 people to see Jay-Z perform "99 Problems." The festival not only featured music but also vendors, food trucks, carnival games and more!
From a large Filipino family, she recalls the pressures that many Asian American kids face: a family that demanded success. Branding herself NOODLES, Micah Mahinay gained on-the-spot experience by playing clubs and events around the Bay. Music manager David Ali began helping NOODLES book gigs during her time earning a bachelor’s degree at San Francisco's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
After graduation, NOODLES was hired as Head Stylist for top streetwear retailer Karmaloop. Moving to Boston, she continued to perform in bars and clubs. NOODLES eventually transferred to L.A. Two years later, David Ali contacted NOODLES with an idea, introducing her to Kehlani on the same call. From there, Kehlani needed a DJ for her tour and the rest was history. The bond on and off stage solidified their friendship and the two have performed together ever since.
As a solo act, she’s played festivals, including Bumbershoot, Fvded In The Park, Sol Blume, Wireless, Soulection Experience, and Something In The Water. Her stylish and versatile Hip-Hop and R&B sets have also led to residencies at 1OAK and Jewel Nightclub on the Las Vegas strip. It’s an expanding career that never stops evolving.
Cover Photo Credit: @bbnoodz Twitter
Tik Tok's hypest siblings just released their first bilingual song called the "Mayo Slide." The song is now available on all streaming platforms. The duo have also put out a lyric video so you can get some visuals on how to perfect the soon-to-be viral dance.
The two have been all over Tik Tok and Youtube this year! Niana created one of the most viral dances of the year to T-Pain's Booty Wurk. While Ranz hit over 14 million subscribers on Youtube. Their hard work and dedication to their content creation earned them the Top Creator of the Year award at this years Tik Tok PH awards.
May 2021—Careless Music, an independent record label founded by James Reid, announced their newest signed artist group, A-Team on May 8, 202. A-Team is a street dance group composed of the Philippines’ best dancers in this current generation.
Angelica Arda, who co-founded A-Team with her brother, MJ Arda, shared how their group started out, “my brother and I were coaching high school teams, aside from competing in the collegiate level. We spent most of our training just having fun to be honest, then when we started competing internationally and we kept winning. That’s when things changed to how A-Team is now.”
In addition to that, Arda said that she and her brother would often travel overseas to attend dance camps, learning from international choreographers to further improve their craft and passing what they’ve learned to their team. With their leadership, A-Team was crowned the Megacrew Division winner of the 2014 World Hip-Hop Dance Championship—they were the first-ever Filipino team to bring home the gold in that division.
The team’s eclectic use of different street dance styles brings out an air of theatricality in their choreography. Their fluid yet explosive movements are magnified even more by their pinpoint synchronization and exceptional layering of various dance elements. The A-Team is the premiere dance group in the Philippines.
Careless Music is excited to be getting into the world of dance with A-Team as the label believes that dancers deserve to receive the same recognition that music artists are getting. Careless Music CEO, Jeffery Oh, states “[Careless Music] would like to promote dance as a stand-alone performance art and get the recognition that it deserves.”
Angelica Arda shared that Careless Music made them feel that they can trust the label to uplift dance and take it to a whole other level. In addition to that, she also told us the reason that lead them to sign under the label- “Overall, it's really just the positive energy and love that we were fortunate enough to share with Careless, through working on a few projects, that drew us in and ultimately led us to sign with them.” She also expressed her excitement during the private Trade Launch of Careless stating “the group is excited to elevate dance in its truest form in the community and industry with Careless.”
In May 8, 2021, the signing of the 20 members of A-Team under Careless’ Management happened privately in Makati City. The members that are signed under Careless are:
As Careless Music and A-Team share, exchange ideas and work together, both the label and the group hope that the dance community will continue to flourish in the Philippines and enter the dance scene internationally.
Follow A-Team’s social media pages for more updates and announcements:
Choreographer & Queens N' Lettos Founder Aliya Janell slays in her "Peaches" dance cover by Justin Bieber, Giveon and Daniel Caesar. Stay locked to Full Out TV & her popular YouTube channel where she teaches this routine and many others weekly.
ABOUT ALIYA JANELL:
Queens N Lettos was created by choreographer and social media phenomenon Aliya Janell. It is a heels dance brand based in Los Angeles, California. Known for her sexy, energetic, and expressive style, Aliya Janell has exploded "QNL" into a worldwide entertainment spectacle. She emphasizes the belief that "QNL" is not only for the dance floor but an approach to life in many aspects. They uphold the collective mindset of being Queens and Kings in their own light. The growth of QNL has provided such a fulfilling connection through social media, both nationwide and international masterclasses, and their recent QNL Dance Concert Tour, which thrilled audiences with two hours of her most popular works live on stage. Their "WIN" is the past, present, and future success in uplifting Queens and Kings through the art form of Dance.
Cover photo courtesy of @thealiyajanell intagram.
We've been following Bailrok's journey as a dancer for years, even before he won the So You Think You Can Dance Season 16 on Fox. Take a look back at some of his memorable performances that he featured on his Instagram this week while he turns 21.
Let's take a second to appreciate the Upeepz routines on this Season 4 of Jennifer Lopez' World of Dance, airing on NBC in the United States with co-judges Ne-Yo & Derek Hough.
Passion meets culture where the group incorporates the Filipino folk dancing tradition of tinikling coupled with the Black Eyed Peas Filipino anthem "Bebot," written by Apl.del.ap.
Upper Team UPeepz Dance to "Get Back" by Ludacris - World of Dance Qualifiers 2020:
Upper Division Crew UPeepz Dances to "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull - World of Dance The Duels 2020:
UPeepz: Front Row, The Duels - World of Dance 2020: