Mak Wai Hoo

Mak Wai Hoo – Founder of Soundscape Records, City ROARS! Festival and Live Fact, Kuala Lumpur

Mak Wai Hoo is the founder of Soundscape Records; an established Malaysian indie label and promoter started in 2001. He is a seasoned veteran in the music scene and has been instrumental in building the Chinese language fringe scene in the late 1990’s.

While initially more centered on Malaysia’s burgeoning Chinese indie scene, Mak has expanded his reach to the bigger urban market, bringing the likes of post-rockers Mogwai, Mono, GY!BE, Explosions in the Sky, Kula Shaker, Russian Cirlces, toe, Tortoise, Warpaint, The Album Leaf, Tycho and many more to Malaysia.

Along with his label, Mak has also played a pivotal role in nurturing the local scene, releasing some of the most exciting and genre-defining albums by Liyana Fizi, NAO, Citizens of Ice Cream, Dirgahayu, among many others.

In 2019, Mak started the brand new City ROARS! Festival, an international collaboration between his label Soundscape Records and Taiwan’s Emerge Music, the inaugural festival featured acts from various Asian countries.
Mak is also the backbone behind Live Fact, one of the newly established live houses in Kuala Lumpur.

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