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 D..

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 Mainstre..

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 […]

Spiritualiti dan M..

Muzik sentiasa dilihat sebagai elemen seni yang boleh menyentuh dan juga mengorak ritma emosi pendengarnya. Di Malaysia, muzik spiritualisme masih disinonimkan dengan nasyid – nasyid, yang lebih kedengaran dan pernah memegang carta ( Raihan dan seangkatan dengannya) berbanding dengan lagu-lagu spiritual berunsur agama kristian atau india. Namun begitu, definisi spiritual itu sebenarnya adalah neutral dan […]

Making it in Indon..

Is it possible to conquer the music scene in Indonesia? People would say, the challenge is really to even enter such a humongous market is already an envieable feat in itself. The population is huge, what more there are more than any hands can count when it comes to budding and talented musicians vying for […]

Future of Muzik Mu..

Like most of us, I have grown with Muzik Muzik, a music show produced by TV3 for the longest time. We have seen the show metamorphosized into what it is today. From the days of the Irama Malaysia, Pop Rock and Balada to ..well, what’s left of tit today. One thing that struck me was, […]