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