Foreign Songs

Yeah, apart from local songs, everything else is foreign, that’s that. But I don’t want to tackle about foreign songs from foreign countries. We have indonesian songs who feels like home here. We even embrace it like our own after some time. No wrong in that. Hint – Datuk Rossa. What I would like to […]


Muzik sebagai pemberi semangat. Petang tadi saya cuba sing along to lagu Hayley Westenra Gabriel’s Oboe (Whispers In A Dream) dari album Paradiso beliau. Senikatanya sungguh menggamit hati. Pasal cinta, harapan dan everything will be alright. Actually, lagu nie bunyinya macam Nella Fantasia ( suka versi nyanyian Russell Watson). Songs to bring hope adalah satu […]

Evolusi Lagu Raya

I have grown  up with lagu – lagu   raya from Saloma, and throw  in there  also  4U2C, especially 4U2C. During those time, memang mencanak lagu2 raya dibuat untuk menyambut syawal yang tiba. Meriah di suasana hari raya  tul. Dulu – dulu, album raya pun banyak ( nak  kata gaabajillion tue taklah tapi it’s a […]

Kewl Khair Bahar

In an instant Khai was EVERYWHERE! Well, in the same line of argument with Drake here, Khai has been singing like forever. It’s just that SMULE was his breakout platform. Like Youtube for Bieber, and locally, Yuna to name a few. Honest to truth, I checked his videos myself and my  oh my, I was […]

Case Study : The Drake

All of a sudden, Drake is EVERYWHERE. His hitting the No.1 spots like all over the place. I mean, we know Drake but suddenly his hits is EVERYWHERE, it’s starting to transform into a Drake phenomenon. How is he crushing it? He also writes his own stuff! Wow triple Wow! Actually Drake has been around […]

Indie vs Mainstream

Dulu, Hujan for me was the very definition of  indie, then THEY became mainstream and the rest is history. The same goes to OAG, Butterfingers and many others yang spent years and years before breaking it into the mainstream. Though not all were as successful as those mentioned. There is an allure to term term […]

Music and Drugs

Usually, the ill conceived image of the torn up inside rockers, living the fast live, orgies with groupies, no care for prude, drugs … is all part of the so called star life, sold by the American music industry, to a point. Though they don’t endorse it, the media coverage on the supposed lifestyle is […]

Jiwa Muzik

Ada one taxi driver yang sempat mengomel kepada saya yang orang seni ni lain dari yang lain, mereka dapat appreciate benda – benda seni dan halus. Tak semua boleh macam tue. Special. Art lovers and activist have an itch to express and to create. Either to fathom their inner workings or their inner demons, the […]

Making it Global

In an interesting 2008 study entitled “KEY SUCCESS OF MALAYSIAN MUSIC MARKET TOWARDS GLOBALIZATION” by Rita Mardhatillah, Nurul Hamimi and Adee Arrifin from UiTM, a few artists has been pointed out as having penetrated the foreign markets such as Siti Nurhaliza, Datuk Shake, Raihan and others. Okay, the study is available online up to page […]