Category: Discover

Nadhira releases new single ‘Hold Me Down’ featuring SXPH

By A.Akbar Malaysian R&B queen Nadhira just launched a new head-thudding single featuring rapper SXPH called ‘Hold Me Down’. Nadhira, who’s popular for her song ‘Tear Us Apart’ featuring Ron E Jones which was celebrated both domestically and internationally, already has 2 albums under her belt, including an EP last year. But ‘Hold Me Down’ showcases a shift in direction for Nadhira, who’s now dabbling in the arts of alternative R&B – and seems to be nailing it. Rapper SXPH’s flow and bars are quite impressive, and compliments Nadhira’s vocals and beats well. Check out ‘Hold Me Down’ right...

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‘Ego’ Margasatwa mantap, seperti jelmaan Zainal Abidin

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Kugiran Margasatwa ini kumpulan baru yang sedang perlahan-lahan menempa nama di arena ‘gigging’ di kawasan Lembah Kelang. Meskipun mereka sudah mempunyai ramai peminat, sebelum ini Margasatwa belum lagi mengeluarkan apa-apa single, dan peminat, atau mereka memanggil diri mereka Wargasatwa, hanya dapat mendengar lagu-lagu mereka di YouTube. Tetapi hari-hari itu sudah berakhir, kerana kumpulan ini baru sahaja mengeluarkan sebuah single bertajuk ‘Ego’. Band di bawah naungan Luncai Emas ini terkenal dengan kelincahan mereka di atas pentas, tetapi lagu ‘Ego’ membawa sebuah dimensi yang baru untuk para peminat. Sekali dengar, hampir seperti jelmaan Zainal Abidin yang menyanyi, tetapi...

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REVIEW: Social Circuit’s Borrowed Time

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Being punk isn’t just blatant rebellion for not being able to adhere to rules or tradition, but more of a progressive spirit with a purpose – like not giving a flying f*ck for legitimate reasons. In the simplest of ways, I felt that while listening to Social Circuit’s Borrowed Time. Social Circuit was a project that legendary hardcore vocalist Dean Sani halted to pursue other ideals on his plate. His main project, Kids On The Move, spread its wing to South East Asia and its known for their roundhouse kicks and breakdowns. After watching the band...

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CHANGES EP REVIEW: Maha Jeffery’s Big Changes

By A.Akbar Maha Jeffery isn’t an anonymous name in the Malaysian music scene. Though he’s now flexing his talents in the UK, his husky vibratos never really left the halls of Merdekarya – embedded to the wooden palettes along with the smell of cigarettes and tuak. His rock project, The Maha Jeffery Band, incited more cheers and singalongs than many KL-based bands working that stage, so when he decided to fly off, there was certainly a big void to fill, a big, empty hole that was usually occupied with energetic cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. Maha is a great rock...

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Pesawat x POH, The Times AKA x Grey Sky Morning and gigs this weekend

By A.Akbar It’s only February but 2018 has welcomed so many local gigs since the last month. With sold out shows like Minut Fest and Welcome2Heartbreak were organised just a few weeks ago, the Malaysian music scene is finally at the right speed that it deserves. This weekend welcomes big gigs, with two of them happening at Publika at the same time.   Pesawat x Plague of Happiness with The Fatalis, Nastia, Blind Tribe and Pheelers Pesawat colored our indie days with their classic hits like ‘Mirage’, ‘Luluh’ and KIL’s OST ‘Rapuh’ while Plague of Happiness brings down the...

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