Category: Music

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SPEED – Nettaiya

SPEED is a quartet girl group from Okinawa, Japan formed in 1995. This song was from their second Japanese Studio Album, Rise released in 1998. The girls would go on to sell millions of records and be one of the most successful girl groups in Asia. I was still in high school at that time […]

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Tyler James – Why Do I Do?

Another track from the depths of my memory bank. This time it is Tyler James who is famously known as one of Amy Winehouse’s best childhood friend when they met at performing school. This song peaked at 25 in the UK Charts. However, he was later dropped by Island Records due to poor performance of […]

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Kristian Leontiou – Shining

Kristian Leontiou is a Londoner from a Greek Cypriot family which released his debut in 2004. This is the second single from his debut certified gold album Some Day Soon. This is my favourite track from him although it peaked at 13 on the UK Singles chart. He parted ways with Polydor a year after […]

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Otto Knows – Million Voices

This songs loops and loops but it is infectious. It is a track from the Swedish DJ known as Otto Knows. This song was released in 2012 and charted at number 6 in Netherlands which could be where I first heard this tune. The video of the song was filmed in Lésigny, France. Otto Knows […]

Asian Dub Foundation – New Way New Life

It is over 20 years now since this song was released. It is from the ground breaking group Asian Dub Foundation from London with their own unique genre of mixing rap, rock, dancehall and south asian music. The band and this track was fronted by Bangladeshi-British Rapper former member Deeder Zaman. Besides the song being […]

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CoCo Lee – Wherever You Go

In a tribute post to the late Hong Kong/American CoCo Lee with a track from her English Album, Just No Other Way released at the end of 2019. This song was the second single released and my favourite track from the album. I recall having a signed copy of the CD single somewhere in storage. […]

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Katy Rose – Overdrive

Happy Friday! I am sure I have posted about Katy Rose before but still haven’t manage to restore my older posts! I was instantly hooked when I first heard this track and am surprised she didn’t become as big as some other acts. Katy Rose is an American singer song writer and producer. She released […]

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Lillix – It’s About Time

Lillix is a Canadian band that emerged onto the music scene with their infectious pop-rock sound and undeniable talent. Comprising of four exceptionally talented musicians from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Lillix quickly gained recognition for their energetic performances, captivating melodies, and relatable lyrics. With their unique blend of pop sensibilities, rock edge, and powerhouse vocals, Lillix […]

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Hellogoodbye – Here (In Your Arms)

This song takes me back to the time when I started working in London and called Marlin Apartments in Mansion House home for months. This song somehow keep appearing on the music channel on loop for me to start my days. The song brings back memories of a time that I wish I would have […]

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Ratu – Teman Tapi Mesra

Thanks to Youtube’s recommendation, the song re-appeared in my memory. I can precisely recall when I first heard it but I recognised the chorus. Ratu was an Indonesian musical duo that gained prominence in the early 2000s. The duo consisted of two members, Maia Estianty and Pinkan Mambo (later to be replaced by Mulan Jameela). […]