By A.Akbar

Malaysian legend M Nasir’s record company Luncai Emas Sdn Bhd recently announced that they’ve signed on two promising local bands, Iqbal M and Margasatwa.

Iqbal M isn’t a stranger to the scene. Famous for their vocalist Iqbal Othman’s erratic antics on stage, Iqbal M has developed a cult following over the years, especially during post-original-indie scene. Songs like ‘Antara 2 Darjat’, ‘Kota Memujuk’ and ‘Paling Cinta Dalam Dunia’, dedicated to his wife, are compulsory singalongs wherever they perform, which makes them a band worth looking forward to.

Margasatwa, however, is a new outfit in the scene. Formed over a year ago, Margasatwa has made an impressive impact for a year old band – that also raised some eyebrows at Luncai Emas’ HQ. If you listen to their songs, you would understand why Margasatwa was signed together with Iqbal M – two bands that fit Luncai Emas’s DNA well.

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The success of Luncai Emas’ products Pitahati and Ramayan showed that whatever formula their cooking at Sungai Buloh is working, and that people want more than a slice of that vision. Both Iqbal M and Margasatwa are being given enough steel to succeed in their own respective aesthetics – and we’re only hoping for the best.

Check Iqbal M and Margasatwa’s live performances below:

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