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Show notes for the 267th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Caravana SunFeel Better
Luke Caruana’s music has been featured on previous editions of the MMI podcat, where he appeared under the guise of Carra. This Maltese-Australian singer songwriter is hardly known in Malta, except by the very few cognoscenti on the local music scene.  I’ve always hoped that this would be remedied in time, just as it has been in the case of another Maltese-Aussie Caruana – Nicky Bomba. This new song come with a music video too, so now that I’ve started embedding YouTube videos directly in the show notes, well here it is.

Saving AlexisHigh On July
Fresh from the attention they manage to capture in Malta for their song Ocean Deep earlier this year, Saving Alexis return with another song and their very first music video. Produced by Nicky Moreles for No Sweat Productions, the video seems to capture the spirit of the band and bottle its essence in a way that could make them an icon for their  late-teen early-20s generation of Maltese followers. What else is there to say, really? Here’s the video, judge for yourself and feel free to leave a comment below.

DiCa ‘n Fish1977
This song caught my attention several months ago but for some reason or other never managed to included on the MMI podcast before now. I really don’t know why, because Diane Camezuli’s voice is very close to sublime and the musical vibe that Stefan Dimech has managed to create is worthy of any hot electro-disco track from the late 70s. So much so that I genuinely hear overtones from some of Donna Summer’s lesser known songs throughout most of this track every time I hear it…and yet it has an air of originality in it all the same. Oh, and there’s a video for it too!

Dimal & MaddeeGo Low
Although there’s no slick studio-produced music video for this new song from the duo that gave us Shake It last year, there are some fabulous full-colour graphics to go with this second release from Dimal for 2011. All these songs come from his upcoming EP Mista International, which will be supported by DJ Kris-Stylez from Black Wall Street  in the USA.

Minik & SiconixLet’s Party
This song won Malta’s Summer Hit Song Contest 2011, which is a season-long competition among some of the more establish and up and coming talent in the local pop scene. Newcomers Minik & Siconix have apparently taken the scene by storm leaving Petra Zammit  and Ina Robinich in second  and third place respectively. As there were a number of pop styles represented across the participants on this year’s Summer Hit contest, I’ll most probably play another couple of selections for the show’s double CD next week.

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