Category: Music

Beat The System emerge as Malaysia’s new rising stars in the USA

By A. Akbar and Scott Ng Yes, you heard us right: another Malaysian act made it to the United States! Beat The System is a pop-rock band from Malaysia that has been signed by Monster Hits Music in the USA. After trying their luck by sending their EP to the record label, the owner herself – Diana Meltzer, flew to Kuala Lumpur to sign the band, which should tell you something about how good the quality of our local music really is. Meltzer has an impressive record under her belt as she oversaw the rise of Grammy Award winning...

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#TBT!: May 26th

By Matt Liew #TBT! is the weekly music column where we throwback to significant happenings on that specific date in musical history.   This day in 1979, Debbie Harry-fronted Blondie scored their second No. 1 hit in the UK with “Sunday Girl”. “Sunday Girl”, a  was the fifth single off their 1978 album Parallel Lines, and was released some five months after their breakout single “Heart of Glass” from the same album. The easy-listening track was not as wildly successful as the single before it, but managed to stay at the top of the UK Singles chart for 3...

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NEW RELEASE: Yuna Ft. Jhene Aiko- Used To Love You

Everyone’s favorite indie songstress Yuna just keeps going from strength to strength in her latest album Chapters, and she caps off yet another jaw dropping collaboration in her latest single Used To Love You, which features none other than the otherworldly Jhene Aiko. Having previously released ‘Crush’ with R&B megastar Usher, public anticipation for Chapters was already at an all time high, but this new single is bound to have everyone worldwide talking about Yunalis Zarai, from Subang Jaya. Check out the single below, and make sure you keep supporting...

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SOG talk Kitalah Juara winning silver at World Media Festival

Local post-hardcore stars SOG made waves earlier this week when a Media Prima promotional video for Liga Super Malaysia featuring their song Kitalah Juara won silver at the World Media Festival. While the band didn’t have all that much to do with the video itself, it is their song that gives the video its emotional heart, and we sat down with SOG drummer and founding member Raja Nazmin Shah to talk about the win and their upcoming album!   1. Congratulations on the Kitalah Juara Media Prima promo video for Liga Malaysia picking up Silver at the World Media...

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Review: Pitahati’s Selamat Datang Ke Panggung Suara

By A.Akbar Pitahati launched their latest album Selamat Datang Ke Panggung Suara in spectacular fashion as production house Motiofixo lent them their space for an audiovisual-fiesta of a listening party with fried bee hoon, teh tarik and curry puffs to boot. The listening party also featured the iconic Pintu on the front cover of the album as recreated and reimagined by Rabbani Sujak. This third outing is different from their energetic previous releases, Fonetik Anak Candal and Bintang Biru Kristal Salju – which featured classics like Melayar and Nafas. Selamat Datang Ke Panggung Suara acts as a full scale...

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