The Malaysian Oi scene a bit of a paradox to your typical basic who only sees the world in ways that CNN and Hollywood allow them to. Outpacing it’s western contemporaries to transcend a foreign subculture, it has turned into something uniquely it’s own. Putting their own local twist to the lyrical themes; it brings new life to a once stagnating genre. Because of the language barrier + no marketing, this music remains fairly scarce in an age of internet abundance.
Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here’s some of my favs to get you started:
Roots n Boots – Made in Malaysia
The Official – Skinhead Girl (not to be confused with the Symarip and Oppressed songs of the same title)
A.C.A.B. – Where Have All the Boot Boys Gone
The Bois – Lying (technically from Singapore, whateve)
The Suspects – Kuala Lumpur