May 30, 2013 | Photoshoot @ManjaMagazine • This video teases “Hargailah Dia” the 1st single from the album #IAAK • Part I by imranajmain on Keek.com

May 31, 2013 | This video teases “Hargailah Dia” the 1st single from the album #IAAK • Part II by imranajmain on Keek.com

Imran uploaded two Keeks today, each containing excerpts of the new single from an album that he has only left as #IAAK. The new song is called “Hargailah Dia” (Appreciate Her). We are hoping for an official music video or streaming MP3 of the song. We currently have no details whatsoever about the project!

Exciting!

May 29, 2013 | Will be teasing a new song from the new album later today • #IAAK • Two teasers! Siapa nak dgr? by imranajmain on Keek.com

A few minutes ago, Imran posted onto his Keek account an 8 second clip of him in the traditional Arabic costume, presumably a clip from his recent Ramadhan photoshoot with Manja in Singapore that he mentioned on his Twitter/Instagram post. The post below says it all.

What is #IAAK? We just got to wait then.

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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green topping (1)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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This promotion was specially brought to you by Kree. Visit http://kree.my for a brand new experience in online shopping. Use code “imran” (all small letters) for a 30% discount valid only til end of April!

If you downloaded this track, please show some love by clicking Like on Facebook or Tweet from your own Twitter account by clicking the links below.

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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

Follow @FirwanJohan and @BNFsince2004 for updates on Twitter.
 
Look out for Hanya Kenangan Remix out early March 2013. 
 

Follow @FirwanJohan and @BNFsince2004 for updates on Twitter.

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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.

Selamat Ulang Tahun… Sayang by Imran Ajmain

“It’s my party and I cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened to you!”

This is the last song on for the free downloads, tomorrow as I turn 31, I shall reveal what the 25th tune is.

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!

Menimbang Rasa by Imran Ajmain

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.

Apa Salah Beta by Imran Ajmain

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.

Altimet & Imran Ajmain – Maafkan Kami by Imran Ajmain

Download the song by clicking the title on the player above.

Tidak Seindah Bahasa by Imran Ajmain

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!

Tak Mungkin by Imran Ajmain

Download it by clicking the link above.