Sunday, April 22, 2007

International Melbourne Shuffle: Apekwhuut / Malaysia

Malaysia is probably the hottest place on the planet for the Melbourne Shuffle outside of Melbourne, at the moment.

>> If you have no idea where Malaysia is, see the GoogleEarth – CybaFaeries map of Melbourne Shuffle sites for Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia.

Originally Malaysian students studying in Melbourne, learnt the Melbourne Shuffle at clubs and parties in Melbourne, then showed people how to do it when they got back home.

These days people such as Apekwhuut (Apek), have learnt the Melbourne Shuffle from Youtube.

Melbourne Shuffle OldSkoolers are more than happy that the shuffle is spreading by technology, as it was technology, or Techno Culture as we called it in the Melbourne Shuffle OldSkool era early 1990’s, that helped create the Melbourne Shuffle. In particular Techno, the generic name for electronic dance music such as acid, techno, trance and hardcore, which was broadcast on Radio and Television (see TVU, RRR, PBS & KISS, Topics for posts)

I contacted Apek after seeing his youtube video of nearly 1 year ago "Mario Woo Shuffle In Competition In time square kl", featuring his old team (crew/group). Apek had only been dancing the Melbourne Shuffle for a few months at this time. Some fine dancing for such a short time at it. And a very good example of what can be done by Melbourne Shuffle beginners - if anyone reading is thinking of starting.

Mario Woo Shuffle In Competition In time square kl

The original team's no longer together, because of the shortage of time with work commitments etc, but Apek has now put together a new team JB Rockers. Apek insists that the team is just for fun and if a promoter or sponsor asks them to dance, they will. And why wouldn't they? There's plenty of Shufflers in Melbourne who'd love to get requests like that.

Unfortunately the Melbourne Shuffle is still underground in Melbourne these days! Yes, even after 15 years. At any shopping center or Civic event they'll get break dancers in, but no Melbourne Shufflers. Sad isn't it.

So in respect of the exhibition Melbourne Shuffling, as you will see in lots of Apekwhuut and other Malaysian vids, I would proclaim Malaysians the World Leaders!! Good on you, well done, and lets hope others pick up on it.

I've posted a range of Apek's vids below, and you can find more at and

You can find more about Malaysian/Singaporean Melbourne Shufflers at the excellent Clept Forum

JB Rockers
JB Rockers: Aan, NaJib, BoTaKz, AboY, AbAng, AcAi, ALiF, UjAnG, AzHa, ApEkWhuut.

Jb Rocka Feat StyLo ShuFFLeR

azmer and apekwhuut

My Team = Mario Woo Shuffle In Competiton In City square Jb

ApEkWhuuT Shuffle At CS

ApEkWhuuT ShuFFLe

ApEkWhuuT Vs AbanG HardStyLe

My Shuffle Mate


And the latest from Apek

Malaysian Hardstyler

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Let us know what's going on in your part of the planet.

Know of someone or a team who we should all know about? Then please email Garry Shepherd - with the links or info.

UPDATE 15 August 2007

Here's some more Malaysian Melbourne Shufflers mentioned in the comments. Keep them coming so we can all find about more about you :)

Shifter Clanz




Monday, April 2, 2007

Mario Woo Shuffle In Competiton In time square kl

This vids been online for a while now, it’s fantastic. This crew really takes exhibition shuffling to another level, excellent. Great to see some arm movements happing again too, very oldskool :) Too often forgotten with the shuffle today. By apekwhuut in Malaysia. See more by apekwhuut