The late 1990s sees the rise in hip-hop music in Malaysia which is also accumulated in the culture of skateboarders, street-wear and electronic devices allowing a more mobile method to play your favourite (CD) albums whenever you want and kick-starting with that great wave was rapper and songwriter, Altimet.
Singles Only is when we review singles that keep ringing in our heads like a thousand bells from across Malaysia- whether we like them or not. This week we’re reviewing a Pasca Sini single, in anticipation to review their EP. And Altimet’s Mambang blew our heads to shreds so we’re excited to talk about that. Not to mention, Froya’s latest single is a great listen.
Aidilfitri is a time for nostalgia. It is when we meet our relatives, childhood friends and ask for forgiveness from people of our old mistakes. Since we celebrate it with our own traditions as well, it is seen as paying tribute to the old (notice the increasing number of P. Ramlee movies during the season…they still do that right?). But Raya is also about the new! New clothes, new furniture, and occassionally, new in-laws. With that, let’s honour some of the more recent Raya songs for you guys to eat ketupat to! (Also, no covers, only originals!)
THIS “Lagu Kita” singer recently revealed his GEGAR 2016 project which involves him releasing a new single every month! Singer/songwriter Aizat Amdan, one of more popular finalists from the fifth season of Akademi Fantasia, has a slew of tracks coming out this year and the first is “Bagai Hidup Semula”.