Archive for January, 2013

Wide Awake


Show notes for the 327th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mind’s Eye DubInherit Dub
David Magro always delights with his dubs. A whole new album entitled Uhuru has just been released as the 12th title on the Dubkey netlable, featuring 12 tracks wrapped up in a free download. Just head on to the Dubkey website and enjoy the bounty of delights you’ll find there.

Jane DoeGoldrush
The EP Keeps Me Waiting is another new release available as a free download; through Bandcamp. There are four excellent songs in this collection, and I like this one best of all, which is why I picked it specifically for this week’s podcast. I expect there will be a music video for at least one of these tracks in the coming weeks.

Particle BlueM’Għandix X’Nambik
I’m very pleased to say that Malta’s foremost defunct electro-pop duo have recorded a bunch of new tracks in Maltese, following their surprise reunion at the Lissen Festival a few months ago. I finally received these as an “official” release entitled Mill-Qalb but they were actually sneaked out on Soundcloud a couple of months ago. Anyway, I’ve been listening to the whole Mill-Qalb connection on a constant loop for a couple of days. I hope some of my listeners like this stuff as much as I do.

G-Force feat. Sempliciment tat-TriqL-Arti tat-Triq
More Maltese-language delights come in the shape of a whole album from rapper G-Force, who teams up with a veritable who’s who of the local undergroup hip-hop scene for his album G-Forza 2012. This is the same collection where you’ll find last year’s video release Wasal Il-Ġimgħa, and from it I’ve picked the one featuring STT’s unique vocal stylings and crafty rhymes.

RumbullDa Journey
Keeping it hip-hop, I close this week’s podcast with a new track from British-born Maltese rapper Kevin Hayward. I particularly like the video for this one, which Rambull co-produced with Nick Morales. It shows that although this rapper doesn’t speak (much) Maltese on his releases, he is very much Maltese in the spirit of the the works that he produces. Being Maltese is certainly more than just use of the mother tongue. Bravo!

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page or on MySpace. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Where Are We Now?


Show notes for the 326th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

LyndsayDaphne
Lyndsay Pace has just released this new single, along with a promotional music video. She continues to operate above the Eurovision circuit, which to many minds make her a more credible pop artist than some of her peers who seem to think that they should save their best material for that contest. I believe that, in time, will be respected as one of the more prolific Maltese pop singers of her generation.

KrokusDirty Dynamite
The 17th album from the next best Swiss export after clocks and watches is due out on 22 February 2013. Marc Storace fans will undoubtedly be flocking to get their hands on that album as soon as it’s out. Meanwhile, the title track from this forthcoming release has been made available to fans and all others as a free download.

MartyriumAnpu Xent Neter Het
This black metal band has been around for over 10 years now and its quite refreshing to see this video release for a track from their album Awakening the Ancient. They are one of the more impressive local female-fronted metal bands and I believe that this video will attract an even larger fan following than they already have. In any case, glimpses of the lovely Undine LaVerve certainly make the video even more worth watching.

LoatheBucketlove
It really doesn’t get much more hardcore than this as far as metal goes. At the top of their game, this band continues to delight its many followers and other fans of this genre of music with their tongue in cheek material. While the style may sound anything but funny to those not used to this type of material, the video is a clear giveaway: these boys are in it for the fun of it…and clearly enjoy every second.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page or on MySpace. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Memory Of The Future

Show notes for the 325th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

This podcast includes the results from the 2012 MMI Listeners’ Picks Poll:

Top Album:
Red ElectrickUnplugged Sessions

Top Overseas-based Release:
Joseph CallejaBe My Love

Top Video:
AdieCry for You

Top Online Release:
Divine SinnersBipolar Overdrive

Top Single:
AngelcryptEternal Conquest

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page or on MySpace. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


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