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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.


Plan

Show notes for the 406th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Chris & MoiraBeautiful World

Kersten GrahamClose to Home

ColourblindTimbru
This year’s edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu has come closer to home in terms of my work. This is because as artistic director at the Centre for Creativity at St James Cavalier, I’m involved in cooproducing the event with an eye on its longevity into the future. I am always fascinated by songs that don’t manage to make it to the list finalist for any contest. This is one of them and I must say that I am mighty pleased that Colourblind have produced a song in Maltese. I really hope that they’re willing to write and record other songs in Maltese, in spite of the fact that this particular song didn’t make through to the final selection round.

DJ Pioneer & TJ feat. Dana McKeonCircles
This came out a few months ago but for some reason escaped my attention before the new year. It’s good to see Dana McKeon explore new territory through new collaborations, while doing what she does best.

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.


Everybody Knows


Show notes for the 405th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

For Strings InnTangerine Rock

Walrus and the CarpenterOld Soul’s Eyes
We’ve had this Australian band on the MMI podcast at least another time previous, but this is the title track from their debut album, which was released just a few weeks ago, before the end of 2014. The Malta connection remains through frontman Matthew Engerer, of course.

AnidrocAre You Kidding?

MikaelaI’m Never Around Me

MicrolithUntiteld 15 135
Another one of those hardly known electronic gems from Malta you find online from time to time. This is a new one for me, and it goes without saying that I’d be including it on an MMI podcast sooner or later. Before Maltese hip-hop became my favourite genre from the country, this sort of electronica stuff was up there 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.


Shake the Ghost


Show notes for the 404th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

nosnow/noalpsDisappear

ChessBattles

Raquel Galdes – Stop Haunting Me

Kassette feat Eli Orca – Ty
I almost missed this band (if that’s what they are) but managed to finally include them on the MMI podcast.

Manwel TBoombastic Ska
Malta’s king of reggae is back with a new track. Good stuff!

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.


I’m Alive


Show notes for the 402nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Winter MoodsEverlasting

Red ElectrickYoung Again

Clifford BorgComplete
It was a pleasant surprise to run into pianist Clifford Borg one evening a few weeks ago during a screening of Bjork’s Biophilia concert from London at the St James Cavalier Cinema in Valletta. He reminded me to play something from his new album Cross-Origin, which I do gladly. This musician has a special place in M3P history since he was among the musicians who played live at the M3P Foundation’s inauguration back in 2010. Anyway, the track you can hear here is the first one off this album, and it features the voices of Miriam Christine and Qusai Zureikat. The album makes a great Christmas present (if that’s your sort of thing!) and is surely recommended listening to any MMI podcast subscriber.

EthnamorteLa Courtisanne Macabrabelle
A few weeks ago while in London I stopped by an exhibition at Somerset House and there met guitarist Malcolm Callus. This was the first time we had ever met in person as we’ve only ever exchanged emails and other internet messages over the years. Among other things, he told me about the most recent recordings by his band Ethnamorte, which I’m hoping to see perform live in 2015. Meanwhile, here is an excerpt from one of these recent recordings.

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.


Sleepless


Show notes for the 401st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Infinite LoopLonging For You

Dean MuscatTwentysomething

Now that he’s seems to have left last year’s Eurovision Song Contest madness completely behind, Dean Muscat returns with a new track of for himself, just in time to be nominated for the MMI 2014 Listeners’ Picks Poll. He was voted Top Online Release (as Dean Saviour) back in 2007. Will this track manage to see him return to the top of that category again?

Maryse BriffaEmbers of Courage
I don’t think I’ve every played anything from Maryse Briffa before. There’s always a first time for everything. I used to play more of this sort of stuff on earlier editions of the MMI podcast, so I’m quite pleased that I’m able to include this track now that we’re beyond podcast number 400 in the series.

Viper Soup ComplexTaxidermy Hotel
This band came to my attention out of the blue. They are a fairly progressive female fronted band. Here you can hear the second half of a rather long track they released recently called Taxidermy Hotel. As you would expect, this song and band have made it into this year’s nominations for the MMI Listeners’ Picks Poll, so you’ll be able to vote for them (and/or whoever else you like) throughout the month of December.

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.


Warrior


Show notes for the 400th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Jes PsailaStoob
I first heard Jes Psaila play guitar about 30 years ago with the Maltese band Avatar. Later I had the distinct pleasure of playing in a couple of bands with him. It was a joy to have the freedom to experiment on my guitar, while he played some solid chords and melodies. I’m sure that his new album is delight not just to me and his long-term followers but also to new listeners. I’m very much looking forward to his next live gig.

8 UglyHead in the Clouds
I was shocked to hear about the sudden death of drummer Joe Zammit this morning. Just like Jes Psaila, he was someone I first heard play about 30 years. Eventually he was also the drummer in one of the bands where Jes and I played together. It was good to meet him again (and see him perform live) one more time a couple of weeks ago. This was the only recording of his (at least I think so) that I could find. Rest in peace old friend.

SkambomamboSmile

This.CoIsabelle

MarmaljaAnti-Eroj
Following their No Bling Show adventure, il-Lapes and Drinu return to their Marmalja roots. It seems that they are keen to return to their streetwise spirit, which they seemed to leave behind in their more recent foray into more palatable Maltese hip hop. I personally prefer them raw and real.

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.


Diamonds

Show notes for the 399th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Cinnamon WarShadows
This is their follow-up to the The Brightest Light, which I also featured on an edition of the podcast not too long ago. At this rate this band should be making quite a splash on the local music scene within the coming months. Perhaps 2015 is the year when enough people will know about them to start mentioning them along with other popular bands from and in Malta.

Maria LewisAn Angel

KristenI Must Go
I like much of what Muxu creates and this song for Kristen Camilleri is no exception. It’s produced by Carlo Gerada and has Kristen singing in a style that’s new to her, as far as I’m concerned. Still a pleasant pop song, showcasing the good qualities each of the three collaborators possesses. I’m sure something else that’s even better is around the corner for each of them, possibly even separately.

TroffaĦamra y Dos Mechones

Robert FarrugiaLetarġija
Another track from the haunting album Pawża – Stennija, which to my mind is one of the most under-rated Maltese releases of 2014. It may be true to say that this type of music is an acquired taste, but I think that it grows on you very quickly and quite easily if you let it. I like it. Did I already say that?

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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