Unakaaga fame Ram Nath whom is currently with Irama Bayu Production has released a poster announcing the release of his very first LP entitled RNB. This is the first time we are hearing from Ram Nath after the release of Saavadi Mixtape which sent in chill waves over the certain tracks that sent its reply to the Unit for its allegation. Ram Nath looks very sharp in the poster. Sony Music South’s involvement also brings in positive vibes to the album. Looking forward.
D7 is finally back on the mic – the place where he belongs. After almost a year, D7 is set to blaze the mic with a cover track. What track you ask? It’s none other than Po Nagal Podhume – a track from Pavithra, a yet-to-be-released shortfilm from Soma Kanthan. Originally composed and sung by Neroshen, this cover will be D7’s first after a year and half of lay off. Also, Po Nagal Podhume is beautifully penned by Oviya, who has worked with Karthik Shamalan for MTK.
When asked D7 why is he covering Po Nagal Podhume? The SLY Squad frontman mentioned that he was initially part of the crew for the shortfilm – Pavithra. However, due to his health condition and timeframe, he was unable to commit himself to the project. Hence, in order to make up to it – D7 decided to come up with this idea – by dedicating this cover track to the entire team of Pavithra.
D7 also mentioned that Po Nagal Podhume required him to sing in a high pitch, similar with his previous releases – Kuruvamma, Jokko and most latest – Po Nee Po alongside Shane X’treme. Originally sung by Neroshen Thanaseharan, D7 hopes his cover of Po Nagal Podhume will be able to meet the original standard.
Adding to that, D7 also mentioned that this cover track will introduce 5 new faces – Janisa Dorairaj, Ragu Varan, Katir, Diwakaran and Vanitha who will be responsible for backup hummings. The cover track is recorded at Abraham Records, under the guidance of Boy Radge. D7 also said that Boy Radge has been very supportive of him and has guided him since his early years up to now. The singer from Selayang also thanked Shane X’treme, for believing in his talent and encouraging him to sing.
So, what’s so special about this cover? Well, it’s probably the first time an independent Malaysian artist is covering another Malaysian track. Also, this cover involves an all-Malaysian talent – from the composer, singers, lyricist, instrumentalists, engineers and back up singers too!
On another note – we wish the best to the team behind Pavithra and also, would like to thank D7 for giving us the opportunity to unveil this cover.
Frontman of K-Town Clan, Roshan Jamrock, is on the run to win a chance to collaborate with American record producer – Timbaland. Currently with one of the highest votes, let’s support our Malaysian crunkster by voting for him! Roshan has submitted his ‘Give ‘emm the Ughh’ – his own composition for the online competition.
On another note, K Town Clan, the pioneers of crunk music in Malaysia, has been busy in the studio for their second music album after Playground.
Get onto this link and vote for Roshan!
It’s not about supporting your local music scene – it’s about supporting real talents by giving them the right avenues! Vote! Vote!
Check out the teaser of Mudivu, an upcoming shortfilm. Tell us what you think.
Arizona Entertainment, which consists of Ganesh, Meera and Ashok, has released their latest track – Mutte Briyani. Penned by Maney Villainz, with Slim Lazer Yd’s kuthu music and Shane X’treme’s melody – Mutte Briyani is a good attempt from the newcomers. Lyrically – it’s entertaining, while the delivery from the singers is also worth highlighting. Watch the lyrics video and let us know what you think!
2014 has been a year of breakthroughs in the Malaysian Tamil music scene. From amazing comebacks to emergence of new talents, the independent music scene just gets better over time. In this post, we will be featuring 10 fresh and re-emerging talents to watch in 2014 and in the coming months.
Not just a radio announcer, V-Sha, Malaysia’s Tamil femcee, is another talent to lookout for in the coming year. Upon releasing her first single, V-licious in late 2011, the female rapper went silent for the past years. It was only in 2014, she re-emerged with IBP Studios, namely for Aruginil’s title track. Through her latest track – Marayavillai featuring Nancy Anne, V-Sha has certainly improved by leaps and bounds from her previous attempts.
Klang-born rapper, Shantra, is one talent that will certainly shine in the coming months. Even before the grand success of Graamatthu Ponnu, Shantra made his name through his hit singles – Solammal Pogathey and Penney. Nonetheless, it was Graamatthu Ponnu, which has so far hit the million mark, which elevated his name in the music scene. Besides, his recent collaboration with Raj Pirate and Havoc Mathen for En Chellame is an ear-pleasing track that will surely get you hooked on it.
In 2011, Combatz made their mark on the local scene with their track Sentamizhachi. Fast forward 2014, Combatz is set to release their music album – Munnurai in the coming months. Consisting of Mizter. N, C’tten, Mac Orange and Ver’N, Munnurai is likely to be impressive as Shane X’treme has composed all the songs in the album with Combatz’s lyrical prowess. In addition, their promo track – Nittham Nittham featuring Abieramy is melodiously beautiful. Besides, their cover tracks – Amma and Malai Thesum has also been impressive in terms of lyrical content. Munnurai is certainly one of the independent Tamil music album to keep an eye on this coming year.
7. Raj Pirate
6. Gowri Arumugam
5. Dr Sakthi
4. Thambee Boy
3. Havoc Brothers
2. Neroshen Thanaseharan
1. Vicanes Jay
Malaysian-based music composer Tiban is ready to take on the independent Tamil music scene with a storm. The eclectic composer recently had the opportunity to collaborate with flamboyant and young singer – Abhay Jodhpurkar, who is famous for his work for AR Rahman’s Moongil Thootham from the film Kadal.
Along with Abhay, the track, which is titled Kangalai, is also to feature Super Singer Finalist Soundarya Iyer. With Abhay’s melodious vocals and Soundarya’s harmonious voice, Kangalai is sure to be both mind-blowing and poise! Tiban, who has been making melodious hits and radio faves, has been busy working on his solo album which is set to feature a good blend of Tamil artists and musicians from around the global Tamil diaspora community. The upcoming composer, who has been gaining popularity in Europe among the Tamil community, is slated to release his composer-based album in the coming months.