Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Just How Much Has Changed In The Malaysian Music Scene In 10 Years?

Alt title: This Seasoned Musician Returns To The Scene After 6 Years. We Asked Him How Much Has Changed Since He Left. If you’ve been following the Malaysian indie music scene closely, chances are you’ve might have bumped into Tim Lim. Known as Timothy Lim Wern Liang according to his identification card, the 36-year-old can be considered an “old timer” in the local scene. However, if you’ve never seen him before, that’s because Tim had taken a more than a half decade long hiatus from the scene. But not before releasing two albums, The Day After and This Road. Six years...

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This Formula To Get Your Music Noticed By Others Is A No Brainer

The 3 Important Criteria To Get Your Music Noticed According To Meet Santosh Logandran. He’s a go getter and is highly passionate about what he does. Some of you probably know the sound engineer as the percussionist dude from Malaysia’s multiracial band, Nadir. But did you know that the 27-year-old is an amazing singer too? We recently spoke to the talented musician who released a single, collaborated in a short film with Gavin Yap and HUAWEI, and is set to release his solo album this year. For those who haven’t seen it, shame on you. It’s so good! Santosh...

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7 Ways Alena Murang’s ‘Midang Midang’ Embodies The Spirit of Sarawak Beautifully

Sarawakian songstress Alena Murang recently released a music video to her track, Midang Midang and boy we were blown away. From the music to the choreography to the creation of the 3 minute 27 second video, the work of art embodied the essence of Sarawak beautifully. The track, part of Alena’s debut EP Flight which was released in 2016 (here’s a review of it), is an old Kelabit song passed down to her by grandaunty Tepu’ Ira. The song is usually sung at match-making and courtships. The song is sung from the point of view of a young girl who...

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Making Music That Touched People’s Lives Led To Gentle Bones’ Success

If you’ve been following the Southeast Asian music scene, you’ve probably heard of Joel Tan aka Gentle Bones. You’ve also probably heard some of his well known tracks such as “Until We Die”, “Settle Down”, “Geniuses & Thieves” and his most streamed EP to date with its title track “I Wouldn’t Know Any Better Than You”. Born and raised in Singapore, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has gone on to produce three albums and has performed across Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia. He is also the youngest English music recording artist to boast two sold-out concerts. But that’s not all. Joel was also...

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The KITA! Podcast Is Now One Of Our Top Podcasts To Listen To. Why?

A show of hands those of you who listen to podcasts while stuck in traffic. Podcast is gradually gaining in popularity in Malaysia as more and more are realising how much control they have when it comes to what they listen compared to radio stations. Thanks to apps such as Spotify, Castbox, SoundCloud, and more there are thousands of podcasts to choose from. The topics covered are diverse: From personal finance to art to even dental hacks. Recently, we came across a podcast that just blew us away. Not only was it well made, there was so much of...

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