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Show notes for the 422nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Rikki LeeNaughty Girls

The MadhattersAnother Toy on the Shelf

Nadine AxisaF’Ħajti Stennejt
From time to time Dominic Galea’s Heritage Records releases a new CD album inspired by Maltese literature. A relatively long string of such project have appeared over the past decade or so. The latest in this series is called Moħġaġa (which is the Maltese word for puzzle) and features contemporary poetry from the past five decades. This particular track is from a poem by Victor Fenech, whom I’ve always considered as on of three or four quasi-beat poets from Malta to emerge in the 1960s.

FedericaHuman

Airport ImpressionsBallymena Sun
It always good to see Maltese bands giving their recordings the largest exposure possible. One tactic that several bands have developed in recent years is to release many tracks from the same album as singles. Sometimes, however, this can make old codgers like me lose track of what’s actually going on. Perhaps this is mostly because I crave new music from people I know can produce it relatively easily.

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.


Maria


Show notes for the 421st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mind’s Eye DubSay Something
What’s a summer without the sounds of Mind’s Eye Dub? David Magro never disappoints! This clearly a nod to the world’s most popular Jamaican singer-songwriter, but there’s more to it than that. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll like it, even if you’re not particularly keen on dub or reggae.

Lyndsay PaceSick Day

John GaleaI Am a Survivor

DanjeliQabbad Ħa Jfuħ
How could I not grab the opportunity to include something new by one of my favourite Maltese musicians of all time. I’ve still to hear a track by Danjeli I totally dislike, and this one is certainly rather special. If for no other reason for the use of the Maltese language accompanied by the sort of electronic soundscape that he has now mastered over the years.

GreshaDreamers
Shawn Grech is a singer who I feel like I’ve heard before and possibly included in this series of podcast. I’m not 100% sure. However, I’m pretty certain that this is the first time that I’ve ever included anything from him as Gresha. It’s the sort of song where I get the feeling that I’d like it just as much without the vocal track.

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.


Stormy Weather


Show notes for the 420th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

MuxuTake You Home

Umannimali feat. L-UruganArti Vokali
Three hip-hop tracks on this week’s podcast but I’d say there’s more than one good reason to listen if you’re not particularly a fan of this genre of music. Firstly, this track by Umannimali with Neil l-Urugan is rather good, even if somewhat pedestrian. Next track is indeed rather beautiful, even if somewhat more romantic than you’d expect from a rapper. And then there’s the video from Venemous2000 shot in Marsaskala. What else is there to say really?

Kapitlu TlettaxWarda Fuq il-Qabar

Venemous2000The Music

SaħħarTriegħdet l-Art

Marton Saliba is one of the more prolific black metal exponents from Malta. He has now released a new album called Kruha u Kefrija, and on first listen this is the one track from it I enjoyed the most. There’s a hint of Motorhead in it, but it’s still bang on black metal…and somewhat refreshing to here this genre performed in Maltese.

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.


Blue Moon


Show notes for the 419th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Massacre House PartyThe Highway
From time to time Sylvan Borg catches my attention with some new song or other that he’s recorded. Most recently he’s been doing this with a band called Massacre House Party. This is their latest release. I can’t believe this guy almost gave up altogether just a few years ago because radio stations in Malta would not play his stuff.

Claudia FanielloMiles Away
Unlike the previous act, this popular singer has no trouble getting airplay for her songs. Here’s the latest one and it certainly shows that she has now clearly found a new style and sound for herself — one that suits here beautifully, if you ask me. In any case, this text is probably just a placeholder for the promotional video of this song until it’s actually released.

Claire TonnaEvery Step is a Kiss
(Live at Earth Garden 2015)

Joe RoscoeFigure this Out

XarulúGrand Paris

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.


Hotter Than July


Show notes for the 418th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

RelikcSharon Kaydee
This track is the new single from the EP It’s Not Misspelt, which Relikc will be releasing on Monday 6 July 2015. This text is a place holder for the promotional music video that comes along with this new track…check back here to watch the video later.

nosnow/noalpsFight It

FuzzhoneysDoors

DigbyRhyme Lord

Stimulus TimbreLife’s Most Wonderful Place
I erroneously thought that this was a track by Justin Meli has been performing and recording as Sonitus Eco for a number of years now, and whose music has been featured on the MMI podcast several times. In actual fact it’s the title track off the new album by Stimulus Timbre and brings this week’s podcast to a close with this new meditative track, which I find rather soothing.

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.


Mercy


Show notes for the 417th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

TroffaĦamra y los mechones¡Oh Tragedy-me!
Ruth Abela is back with her combo giving us this new offering. It’s delightful. I like it very much and I’d probably like it even better if it was in any language other than English.

XtruppawL-Avventuri Meraviljużi ta’ Żaren Elvis Ciappara U Ħrejjef Simili
Xtruppaw play a live gig yesterday but ironically I couldn’t make it, even though I was physically just a few miles away from them. I hope to catch them at the Farsons Beer Festival next month. Meanwhile, here’s a song from their second album, Xtruppożitorju.

Danjeli + EKE4hrsapart
Justin Galea teams up with Danjeli for this little collaborations, which is one of the tracks on the Electronic Music Malta debut album In Aid of Nepal.

Duncan AgiusAlong the Way

Divine SinnersBye, Bye, Napoleon

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.


Don’t You (Forget About Me)


Show notes for the 416th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mana TapuKanta r-Rima

Caravana SunAshes
Luke Caruana’s Aussie band return to Europe for their fourth summer European tour and the launch this new single from their third album, which will be released later on this year. They will be appearing in France, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Austria, and Switzerland. They also have a Malta date on Thursday 30 July 2015 at the Farsons Beer Festival in Ta’ Qali.

Jon Lukas WoodenmanSecrets
Just when you thought he’d called it a day, Jon Lukas Woodenman returns with this very well-crafted offering. Perhaps this is just another good pop song from someone who has been around for decades, or maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye (or should that be ear). Whatever it is, I like it…and I’m sure many of his worldwide fans and new listeners will too.

Johnny Vincent & Rikki LeeToo Hot To Handle

Forty Days of RainEverything You Want
I honestly don’t understand all the local buzz about this song. It’s not bad but there’s nothing too remarkable about it either. I thought there would at least be a promotional video of some sort to justify all the airplay it’s currently receiving in Malta. Then again, perhaps it’s just a radio friendly song, especially for the generic playlists of most Maltese radio stations. I’m not trying to put it (or the band) down. I’m just not as wowed as I get the feeling I’m expected to be.

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.


Brussels


Show notes for the 415th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Funk InitiativeI Pray My Soul is Saved, But I Guess It’s Damned

FootprintsLose Myself
I mistakenly said that there’s a video for this track from the new album called Backbench from this band. I’d played another track from the album several months ago when the release was first announced. I somehow feel that there should be a video for this song, unless one is actually already in the making. In that case you can rest assured that it will appear here when it becomes available.

The New VictoriansKeep Me in Love

Akalé WubéAnbessa
I was very pleased to learn that this French jazz fusion band will be appearing at this year’s Earth Garden Festival in Malta. They’ve appeared on a number of previous editions of the MMI podcast, and so I’m please to feature the opening track (feat. Manu Dibango) from their most recent album, which is called SOST. I’m sure that Maltese music fans who are discovering this band for the first time will also appreciate their fellow countryman Oliver Degabriele on bass.

Wayne CamilleriWhite Flower

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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