Originally it was only uploaded on Facebook. Now it is available on Imran Ajmain’s Official YouTube account. Enjoy this cover piece, with a surprise twist halfway.
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As promised, in conjunction with Imran Ajmain’s upcoming birthday, here is the Soundcloud embedded player that runs the song ‘Selamat Ulang Tahun Sayang’ (Rafikoncept Remix) for your aural pleasure. If you see the download button, click on that to save the file into your computer. If not, enjoy the streaming! This download will only be valid from 20th April to 25th April 2013.
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Lagu ‘Dikalung Kasihan’ akhirnya layak untuk pencalonan Muzik Muzik 28 di TV3 minggu ke-lima. Semalam, ia diumumkan secara langsung dan video klip dimainkan dalam rancangan tersebut. Kini undian telah dibuka! Setiap pengguna smartphone atau browser dapat mengundi sebanyak 20 kali setiap hari.
Untuk mengundi, boleh klik: http://bit.ly/DKKMM28
Tonton dan subscribe video Dikalung Kasihan dan dokumentari ‘Luka Itu Perlu’ di YouTube, klik: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialImranAjmain
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‘Luka Itu Perlu’ is a 10 minute documentary slated to be released online on the 10th January 2013. It is a behind-the-scenes look into the song and video ‘Dikalung Kasihan’ by Imran Ajmain.
The video features the making of the video and the song from the first day right til the release, directed and edited by Nasrullah Napi with an opening montage of Imran reciting a translated poem from the 18th century done by young architect undergrad, Muhammad Ridhwan bin Nordin. The poster was also done by him. Look out for your tweets to Imran within the video!
The video will be uploaded via YouTube and it will be embedded here.
‘Luka Itu Perlu’ is a line from the song ‘Dikalung Kasihan’. Get the MP3 HERE.
I loved this song forever. I always imagined doing a bossanova version, and a video shot in Italy. I find it a little funny that no matter how rhythmic and dance-able a Malay song can be, it usually is the saddest of themes. This one’s about asking someone to ‘keep me in consideration’ because ‘you won’t understand how missing you all day long won’t last forever’. My version features UITM music undergrads under the supervision of vocal coach, Delly. It was an awesome session!
Download this song by clicking on the title of the song in the player above.
My father wrote this song before I was born. Naturally, I grew up listening to Othman Hamzah. I just had to do this one. It’s my most favourite of all time. After this song got some airplay on Singapore radio, I got a chance to duet this song with him. I was so star-struck. Did you know the word ‘beta’ was banned from use in pop culture for its royal affiliations? However, it simply means “me” in the Bugis language. The ban has since been lifted. 25 years later, I re-recorded the song with the help of my friend, Avex, in Melbourne.
Download the song by clicking on the title of the song on the player above.
When I found out about the P.Ramlee project, I wanted badly to be a part of it. Altimet had gotten me onboard to sing the chorus on his joint for the compilation. Sadly, I couldn’t attend the gala concert. P.Ramlee’s music has always had a big influence on my music and my singing. I hope to be able to do justice for future covers. I recommended Haziq for the show to replace me as I am a big fan!!!! Get the ‘P.Ramlee: Satu Indiepretasi’ album at your nearest 7-11 stores in Malaysia.
Download the song by clicking the title on the player above.
I wrote a song called ‘Safety’ in the early 2000s. It was a time where I was really feeling traditional Javanese music. I was playing the flute and all, and had a collection. In tune with my first album’s heavy use of Malay idioms and similes, I translated (and extended) ‘Safety’ into ‘Tidak Seindah Bahasa’ (Not as Beautiful as the Language). To date, this is Alyph Sleeq’s most brilliant beat work on the FL Studio. He called himself ‘Magic Potions’ and I credited string arrangement as ‘Orkes Ajaib’ because his brains was working like an orchestra. At that time, he was barely 16. Naufal Gani recorded me, and Rauzan Rahman mixed the song. “Luka di tangan nampak berdarah, luka di hati siapa yang tahu”.
Download the song by clicking on the title in the player above.
The chorus of this song is based on the chords of P.Ramlee’s ‘Senjakala’ (used with permission). Rafikoncept had sampled the Bolshoi Orchestra’s version of it, and we had written the melody over it. I put up the na-na-na asking my fans on Facebook to help me write the entire song (what the hell was I wearing?), and we received over 300 entries in a week. Tough one to choose from but a winner emerged in the name of Faizal Maslan. I think I’m gonna do this again for my next album!
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When I saw this boy sang on TV9′s Idola Kecil, I imagined what it would have been like if I had been discovered as a singer earlier in life. I started singing at 17, yes, but my first album came out when I was 26. That’s a little late in pop years. One fonecall and he’s in the studio with me. In this song called ‘Perjalanan’, I sang with my signature Melayu lenggok three-four waltz ditty, but paired with extreme auto-tuning ala T-Pain. My character sings in past tense and Afiq sings in future tense as my young self. We meet in a mirror. The song is written by Azalea, whom I’ve been a big fan of ever since I heard her in Anuar Zain’s hits.
The video above, ironically, is of the boy singing my father’s composition, ‘Terharu’.
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I have a been a big fan of remixes. Always believed it was an extension of the song’s promotions. Got excited to hear Texas, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Diddy, Usher put out remixes when I was listening to them before I made my own music. Now I put out my own! Hee. Enjoy this one.
Download it by clicking the song title in this Soundcloud player.