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Show notes for the 414th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

The Cosmic Sect42
I saw this band perform live twice over the past two weeks while I was judging the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands contest for this year. Jimmy Bartolo is an outstanding rock musician who has an uncanny knack for channeling great singing guitarist such as Hendrix, Frampton, and Prince without being too imitative. This track is taken from the band’s Rent A Starship EP, which I thoroughly enjoyed playing over and over these last few days, even though it came out earlier this year.

Manwel TIrie
Manwel Tabone continues to delight his fans worldwide with dub track after dub track. This one is a tune you can vote for on the Indaba website too. I particularly like the build up on this one and I think it’s one of the better ones that this dubmaster has produced in recent years.

The CrownsMary Jane

Billy Lee< – Struggle

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Fjura fil-Kantina


Show notes for the 413th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Murphy Love or War
I must admit that I am somewhat bewildered by the prolific output of Keith Anthony, who teams up with BAFTA award winning screenwriter Jeff Murphy here to produce an eclectic album called Made in Gozo. The collaboration is very pleasant and easy on the ears, as you can clearly tell from this song I picked for this week’s podcast.

The BuskerPercussion Song
I’ve never really managed to warm up to this band. Perhaps it’s because I don’t really see it as a band as much as Dario Genovese’s guise as a singer-songwriter. However, I must admit that I find this particular song quite well-made and I’m glad that I’m able to include it on this edition of the MMI podcast.

EversitySilent Giant

DriphtGreen Dub
I’ve always seen this band as a silent giant of the local scene. They released this new track during this year’s edition of Rock the South, which I regretfully missed due to other commitments. Then again, I’m sure the festival’s loyal fans appreciated this and most, if not all, the other bands that appeared on the two stages at Zion over the four days earlier this month reserved for this event.

PhobicsBewildered
A catchy percussive song that’s actually the 4th track from this band’s debut EP, which was released a few days ago. I haven’t managed to get my hands on the whole EP yet, but I’d say that this song bodes well for the rest, especially given the stuff I’d already heard from this band before.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Surfin’ Bird


Show notes for the 412th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Nadine Axisa – Stormy Night

WaterWings – Forever Clear

RiSE – Simple Life

Marmalja – Pressjoni

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Too Much Information


Show notes for the 411th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

This is a special edition featuring songs from L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2015, which was held at the University of Malta’s Sir Temi Zammit Hall on Saturday 21 March 2015. The event was presented with the support of the Malta Arts Fund through the Centre for Creativity and the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The songs I have picked are:

Ecca MuscatĠismi (lyrics: Mark Pellicano / music: Matthew Pellicano)

Raquel GaldesĊans Ieħor (lyrics: Daniel Paul Farrugia / music: Norbert Borg)

Abstract Acoustic DuoNiftakarna (lyrics/music: Gabriel Cassar)

Michela DalliCharlie l-Artist (lyrics: Rita Attard / music: Andrew Zahra)

Ta’ Verna Folk BandL-Għawdxija (lyrics/music: Augusto Cardinali)

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Eclipse


Show notes for the 410th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Neil l-UruganIntroduzzjoni
It is always a great pleasure to discover a new Maltese hip-hop rapper. Taken from Neil l-Urugan’s debut release, this particular ditty has a very catchy and well crafted refrain, which really demonstrates his potential to become one of the true contenders on the local scene, and possibly beyond.

Airport ImpressionsStarsigns
Airport Impressions’ Johann Schembri got married recently. Here’s wishing him and his wife all the very best.

Fabrizio FanielloWalking Away

Hannah BrownKicking Down the Wall

ChessWait

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


409


Show notes for the 409th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Cinnamon WarSo Cold
Cinnamon War have produced what is probably one of the most powerful and dynamic rock songs from Malta for some time. I really like this song…and I still haven’t met anyone who disagrees.

Winter MoodsFlowers and Cash

Andre CamilleriI Long For Silence
This Canberra-based Maltese singer-songwriter is planning to release his next album, entitled The Road, the 17th of April. This is the first track released from that album and I expect that most of the songs on this new release will be similar to this, in the sense that Camilleri has now established a recognizable sound and style.

KNTRLNight Shifts
I’m not sure how to pronounce the name of this a Maltese electronic act based in Berlin. The duo consists of multi-instrumentalists Clint Spiteri and Erick Saliba, who started working together in the winter of 2013. I like the sound they produce and I’m sure that many other fans of electronica will like it too.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Mirror Man


Show notes for the 408th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Carrie HaberSatellite
Carrie Haber has gone from strength to strength over the past several years. It’s fairly clear to anyone who has followed her career closely over time (as have the regular listeners of the MMI podcast) that this latest offering demonstrates a notable development in studio production, taking it to a level of sophistication that certainly makes the work of this Malta-born singer-songwriter sound less ordinary than it ever has.

Ira LoscoDead or Alive

Lucy’s LastThe Otherside

Purple HazeMemories of June
Here’s a song with a fairly elaborate story that I’m now involved in capturing on the M3P database. I am sure that there are many other songs with similarly interesting stories from the Maltese music scene. Not all songs fall within this category, of course, but the ones that do make things a little more special.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Nasty


Show notes for the 407th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Stefan GaleaEscape

Robert G + Duncan AgiusNo More
Robert Galea has teamed up with Duncan Agius for this new song. We’ve heard from him before on this podcast, but I think that Duncan has not appeared on an earlier episode in the series. This song sounds familiar but I’d never heard it before now. I think it should be fairly palatable to many popular music fans and I expect it should receive some decent radio airplay in Malta over the coming weeks.

Alex AldenLadybird

Dean MuscatFable

CygnaIx-Xitan Kunjomu Malti

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. 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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