Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Celebrating the Freedom of Authentic Musical Expression with Music Playground

Live music is one of the most sought-after doses of dopamine people look for. On the island, we have talented musicians who form part of bands that play all around...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Dance Your Way Into 2024 with Brikkuni at NYE Party ‘L-Aqwa Zmien’

New Year's Eve tends to never meet our expectations. From crappy music, to insanely expensive drinks, overcrowding, and just one big overwhelming event to plan.    With NYE right around...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Bringing the Spirit of Macedonia to the Island, Live Event at Storeroom

A night with The Spirit of Macedonia  The Spirit of Macedonia is an authentic band bringing an evening of cultural celebration and musical exploration of the sounds of North Macedonia...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Best Christmas Events To Check Out This Festive Season

It is no secret that the Maltese isles love to celebrate Christmas in style. Throughout December, you will be able to find many events happening all around the island, bringing the...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Why You Should Watch Out For Local Indie-Pop Band Oxygyn

If you haven't heard about the local indie band Oxygyn yet, now is your chance to dive into a new local band that’s exciting, new, and showing the world what...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Experimental Duo ugne&maria & Alien Montesin Stimulating Musical Senses at Storeroom

Storeroom is no stranger to bringing down some of the most experimental and raw underground musicians from all around the globe. This Sunday 19th of November, ugne+maria, a Lithuanian duo...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Hearts Beating in Time Live in Storeroom: Belgian-Electro Artist on the Rise

If you enjoy listening to electronic tunes that make you want to dance such as Salut C’est Cool, Kraftwerk, and Roland Cristal, Storeroom has a special treat for you on...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Top Spooky Halloween Events Happening This Week

If last week’s Halloween events didn’t do it for you, this week is another jam-packed Halloween schedule for all of Malta to enjoy. In this list of top spooky Halloween...

Luc Rouffaud

Decline the Fall Unleashes ‘Perspectives’ a Powerful Metal Journey through Emotion & Intensity

Decline the Fall is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Perspectives, the eagerly awaited second album from the formidable metal band.   Decline the Fall’s Perspectives launches on 4...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Ride the Kinetic Waves: A Unique and Collaborative Interactive Performance in Valletta

One of Malta’s leading contemporary dance companies, Moveo, has joined forces with local creatives and the Arts Council Malta to bring a uniquely crafted dance and technology installation project to...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

A Night with Techno Legend UMEK at Liquid by COL.LAB this Weekend

By now, we are all familiar with the well-deserved reputation that Liquid Club Malta has built over the years, presenting the Maltese techno scene with some of the most raw...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Malta’s Promising Psychedelic Festival: Mystical Experience

Although defined as a tiny island in the Mediterranean, Malta has gained a well-deserved reputation for music festivals. Aside from the large techno weekends to electronic and pop festivals, Malta...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Liquid Presents Disorder with Talismann – A Night with Techno’s Best

  This Saturday night, on the 7th of October, Liquid Club is set to present Disorder with Talismann. If you're a lover of electronic music and looking for a true...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Two Albums, One Night: Areola Treat & Their Epic Double Album Launch at Tigullio

Prepare for an epic musical journey as The Areola Treat gears up to launch not one, but two albums at the Tigullio Clubbing Complex on September 23rd. After teasing fans...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Alberto Tolo Takes Control: Secure Tickets to a Power-Packed Techno Night

If you're a true techno enthusiast, mark your calendars for September 22nd. Cat Events and Liquid Club Malta are set to ignite a power-packed night of heart-pounding beats and pulsating...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

Black Plague Vol.13: Where Music and Madness Collide

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the raw and unapologetic world of underground trap music? Look no further than 'Black Plague Vol.13,' an event set to hit Malta on...

Jeanine Rodgers Scerri

A Night with Indie Returns: Experience the Underground Alternative Scene

Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of the alternative music scene at A Nightwith Indie Vol X. After a year-long hiatus, Trackage Scheme is set to make...

Luc Rouffaud

Relive the Best, Worse & Cheesiest Moments of the Noughties with CLASS of ’05

After a stellar set at Earth Garden’s Enchanted Forest, CLASS are finally back on August 26th with CLASS of 05, this time at Gianpula’s Groove Gardens. What are ‘the Noughties’?...

Luc Rouffaud

Hypnotic Techno Journey Awaits You With Vel at Liquid on August 26

Liquid Club has the pleasure to welcome Vel, yet another fantastic underground techno act to the club on 26 August from 10PM to 4AM. Luigi & DJ Strählen will be...

Luc Rouffaud

SPEED is Back for Another Night of Hard & Fast Techno

SPEED is back for another night of hard and fast techno on August 25th from 10PM at Liquid Club in San Gwann. Come to Malta’s techno home and rave the...

Luc Rouffaud

Rock for Richmond 2023 Promises Energy from BRIKKUNI, JOON & Kym Pepe

Expect indie rock energy at the fourth year of Rock for Richmond 2023, a fundraising event in support of the Richmond Foundation supporting mental health. This year’s edition features local bands...

Trackage Scheme

Trackage Scheme x Esplora pres. ‘Planetarium Showcase’

This NYE, join us on an interstellar journey with a never-been-seen before musical showcase through space and time - The Planetarium Showcase. This showcase exhibits a carefully curated line-up of...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Steve Meli

  Steve Meli is widely known in local circles as a genuine supporter of rookie and veteran local artists alike. Additionally, he is always one of the first people on...

Janelle Borg

Maltese Metal Queen Mikaela’s Nocturne in Red

The local and international live music industry is in shambles due to Covid-19. However, this didn't stop a lot of local artists from starting new projects and releasing numerous excellent...

Janelle Borg

Catching up with Maria Galea and Nikki Camilleri – Malta’s very own international music industry high-flyers

Many individuals dream of working in the international music industry and rubbing shoulders with their favourite artists. Through hard work and sheer determination, Maria Galea and Nikki Camilleri are showing...

Janelle Borg

Malta Entertainment & Arts Industry Association – The Non-Profit Aimed at Empowering Malta’s Artists

If you speak with any Maltese artist, they're bound to tell you that the artists and the arts in general - especially those at the fringes of what is 'mainstream'...

Janelle Borg

Pebble Beach: The Maltese band leading the country’s very own garage-rock revival

If you were around in the early noughties (i.e. you were old enough to follow the international alternative scene), you will definitely recall the ascent of The Strokes - the...

Janelle Borg

YANNICK – The Gen Z rapper set to revolutionise Malta’s hip hop scene

Yannick is a man of many talents. Part professional footballer, part model, part rapper and now label creator and activist, Yannick belongs to the burgeoning generation of cultural explorers, ready...

Trackage Scheme

European Commission Collaboration with Earth Garden Results in COVID-19 Silver Lining

For music lovers across Malta and beyond, June means one thing only – it’s time for EarthGarden Festival. Four days of the best musicians, bands, DJs and performers that Malta...

Janelle Borg

Uncovering the Maltese electronica artists making waves in London, Brighton and Berlin

Danjeli, Jim Hickey and Anna Belle have a couple of things in common; they're Maltese musicians who found a home away from Malta, and they all have a passion for...

Janelle Borg

Petit Massif on getting your music out of your bedroom

Petit Massif is Craig Hitchings and Eifey Hinchy. The self-described "DIY, Bedroom Pop & Synthwave" duo are currently creating music out of their bedroom in Gozo. It's safe to say...

Janelle Borg

COVID-19 and Malta’s music events industry: What’s the verdict?

While Malta is experiencing parallel universes that feature ease of restrictions and the second wave of COVID-19, a lot of people have been asking: what is going to happen to...

Janelle Borg

Premiere: NO YES NO’s debut single “Stocktake”

It's New Music Friday! Today's tune arrives by way of Malta, the UK and the worldwide web. It's none other than the new band NO YES NO, Francesca Mercieca's (Fuzzhoneys)...

Nicole Parnis

Frankie Goes To Seoul – The Makings Behind The Masterpiece

What do you get when you cross a hymn-like ode to a secluded beach in Mġarr with the bright lights of Seoul? Something that looks a lot like filmmaker Franco...

Janelle Borg

Alex Alden: The music pilgrim is back with a soul-stirring track

[caption id="attachment_15121" align="aligncenter" width="870"] Alex Alden by Marija Grech[/caption] Alex Alden burst onto Malta's mainstream music scene thanks to a judging role on a certain televised singing competition. However, the...

Nicole Parnis

The Year of the WiFi Woodstock – Reinventing Music Festivals For 2020

"Let's try and be creative and let's get ready, because once this is over we get to experience some amazing events. Now we know what we've lost." - Nick Morales,...

Janelle Borg

MarieClaire Portelli: What it takes to become a music video director

It's safe to say that MarieClaire Portelli forms part of a new generation of Maltese interdisciplinary artists who are not afraid of dipping their toes in various art forms. While...

Nicole Parnis

Galaxy Girl – JOON’s ‘E.T’ is Out of This World

If you haven’t heard it yet, open a Youtube tab and have a listen to JOON - 'E.T.'. Maltese singer and producer Yasmin Kuymizakis, the artist formerly known as YEWS...

Nicole Parnis

Night Fever – 3 Events Planners Discuss the Changing Face of Alternative Partying in Malta

Another post-Covid 19 weekend has come and gone, (with St Patrick’s Day and a Bank Holiday just happening to fall within that week- ouch), and for a lot of us,...

Janelle Borg

How artists in Malta are dealing with self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic

At this point, it's common knowledge that Covid-19 has caused havoc: a lot of artists and freelancers working in already precarious industries have lost jobs and opportunities, and the touring...

Janelle Borg

Rock the South returns with a banging line-up for its 9th edition!

It's safe to say that Rock The South has become an integral part of the local, alternative music scene. Along the years, local and foreign acts have participated in a...

Janelle Borg

Kill The Action defy gravity with their sophomore album

Kill The Action's sophomore album 'Anti-Gravity' is a mixture of uncompromising electronic sounds and rock sensibilities. It's safe to say that anyone interested in innovative music and the evolution of...

Janelle Borg

Maltese electro-funk duo Mathematikal are back with a bang!

The self-described 'House/Funk/Electro' duo Mathematikal are back with a bang! They've just released their album 'MMKL', and here at Trackage Scheme HQ, we're massive fans already.  I caught up with...

Janelle Borg

Singer-songwriter Claire Tonna pushes herself more than ever in 2020

Photographer: Kim Sammut Claire Tonna's music definitely strikes an emotional chord with anyone who listens to it. After winning a prestigious songwriting competition in Italy, Tonna is gearing up to...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Trudy Kerr

Here in Malta, Trudy Kerr's voice is synonymous with the world of radio. Ms Kerr has been championing Maltese and Malta-based artists since day one. This is why we decided...

Nicole Parnis

That’s A Wrap! Nicole Parnis’ Top 10 Tracks of the Past Decade by Maltese Artists

Cor blimey, the tennies have been good to us! It’s been a phenomenal decade for Maltese music, if you look past a Eurovision flop or ten. We’ve come along in...

Janelle Borg

London-based, Maltese singer-songwriter Federica on her budding music career

Federica Giallombardo is one of Malta's brightest musical exports. Trackage Scheme caught up with the singer-songwriter/guitarist in London, her current base, to discuss her life's passion: music. Growing up, who...

Janelle Borg

Pudini tal-Milied 2019: Not one, but two Pudini happening this year!

If you're still in need of some Xmas cheer, you're in luck! The legendary alternative party Pudina is happening tomorrow. You'll also be glad to discover that this year there's...

Janelle Borg

Dana McKeon: Malta’s very own beatboxing champion’s illustrious career

Dana McKeon is mostly known for her earth-shattering beatboxing skills. However, the Maltese, London-based artist is also a proficient songwriter and vocalist who's making waves in the London scene. In...

Janelle Borg

The Violent Violets: Exploring strong emotions in their new album ‘Jade’

Local post-punk band The Violent Violets are launching their compelling album 'Jade' on the 14th of December (tomorrow). Trackage Scheme caught up with drummer Samuel Xiberras ahead of their much-anticipated...

Janelle Borg

Swedish electronic duo Carbon Based Lifeforms performing in Malta this weekend

Thanks to local promotions company Frekwenzi, the Swedish duo Carbon Based Lifeforms will be gracing the islands with their presence and their music. Trackage Scheme caught up with Frekwenzi ahead...

Janelle Borg

KNTRL on embracing change, analogue synths and Electro-Clash

No one can dispute the fact that Clint Spiteri, a.k.a KNTRL, has one of the most distinctive sounds in Malta's electronic music sphere. The analogue aficionado has been slowly but...

Janelle Borg

Maltese punk band BILA are touring the U.S

Maltese punk band BILA is currently touring the U.S. with American post-rock band Staghorn. Back in 2015, BILA released their first E.P., "L*BA", with the Venetian record label "Youth Of...

Janelle Borg

I Am Willow: The Malta-born, London-based artist’s spellbinding music and career

Having been invited to perform in front of legends such as Annie Lennox and Sting, I Am Willow is undoubtedly one of Malta's best exports when it comes to international...

Janelle Borg

Noah Fabri mixes their singer-songwriter roots with the pulse of Malta’s underground scene

Photographers: Leo Chircop (left) and Nicholas Bonello (right) In an age where singer-songwriters in Malta are opting for the glitz and glamour of reality TV shows to get their talent...

Janelle Borg

Berne reflect upon diversity and politics in their evocative new single

Berne are a London-based alt-pop duo with Maltese roots. The project was initially a brainchild of singer-songwriter Deborah Borg Brincat. However, Berne have recently arisen as a duo after guitarist...

Janelle Borg

Sound artist Yews returns with two enchanting singles

Photographer: Heba Ahmed (left) Yews is one of Malta's top sound artists. She's constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to electronic and ambient music and is one of the...

Nicole Parnis

Bark Bark Disco – ‘Cockblock’ is the Synth-Pop Anthem We Never Knew We Needed

What do you get when you cross 'Loveshack' by the B52s, 'The Model' by Kraftwerk, and Ian Schranz’s special blend of fun-loving humour? Something that sounds a lot like 'Cockblock',...

Janelle Borg

Spotlight Series: Junior B

Junior B needs no introduction. The man revolutionised the local electronic music scene. Despite a tonne of obstacles along the way, Junior B is still a prominent contributor to this...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Noel Mifsud

The Spotlight Series continues with Noel Mifsud. Noel is an avid supporter of the local rock and metal scene. He's always willing to give local musicians a much-needed leg up...

Janelle Borg

Lighthouse: Young, Maltese & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Lighthouse are one of Malta's youngest rock groups. Inspired by legends such as Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns n Roses, these five youngsters are determined to cement...

Nicole Parnis

Do Quit the Day Job – Talking Cross-Country Craziness with ĠENN

Remember the Spice Girls? You had Sporty, Baby, Posh, Scary and what was the last one? Oh yeah, Ginger. I was six years old when I watched the music video...

Janelle Borg

Sajf Lajf Festival 2019: The alternative, DIY Festival straight outta Sliema!

Sajf Lajf Festival 2019 is the alternative, DIY festival that's rocking the islands this coming Saturday at Cloudberry Club, Sliema. Featuring a diverse line-up that incorporates acts from across the alternative spectrum,...

Janelle Borg

Kill the Action’s latest single ‘Anti-Gravity’

Kill The Action are a band made up of four local musicians who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and experiment their heart out. Their music is...

Nicole Parnis

MILFMAFIA – ‘Sin Syndrome’ is a Modern Berlin Soundtrack

In all honesty, it took me a while to get round to listening to Milfmafia’s album, Sin Syndrome. Sometimes workloads get in the way and I knew this wasn’t about...

Janelle Borg

The ASEO Quintet – Live in Malta!

If you feel like you need an evening full of jazz, wine and groovy rhythms, you're in luck! This Saturday, Storeroom is presenting The ASEO Quintet - a Rotterdam-based jazz...

Janelle Borg

Rock for Richmond 2019: An alternative festival with a noble cause

The highly-anticipated mini-festival Rock For Richmond is back...and every alt-music fan in Malta is super excited! This mini music festival was created with the sole aim of raising funds for...

Nicole Parnis

The Velts – ‘Breastfeed’ Is a Horror Punk Hit

Our favourite indie boys are back with a banging music video to remind us just how good their debut album ‘Alphabet’ really is. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-bx5hqc1r0[/embed] Franco Rizzo injects the due darkness...

Janelle Borg

Eddie Fresco – Fresh tunes, solo move & new grooves

Eddie Fresco burst onto the local scene as part of 215Collective. With a signature look and a rapping style that is rapidly garnering a lot of attention, Eddie Fresco's musical...

Janelle Borg

The Malta Craft Beer Festival 2019 is just around the corner!

The 2019 edition of the Malta Craft Beer Festival is just around the corner. Prep yourself for a three-day festival (30th August -  1st September) brimming with beer, music, and...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Tonio Pace

Our Spotlight Series continues with Tonio Pace. Tonio is another local pioneer, whose undying passion for the local and international alternative music scene is manifested through his radio programmes. Trackage...

Janelle Borg

American industrial metal legends Combichrist to perform in Malta

Spearheaded by Rene Farrugia and Sabrina Chircop, Hades Events is proudly hosting American aggrotech-industrial metal band for the first time in Malta. Trackage Scheme caught up with Rene - 1/2...

Janelle Borg

REA’s Rapping: Music as a vehicle for social change

Rachelle Deguara (also knows as REA), is a young Maltese rapper whose passion for activism resonates in her art. Trackage Scheme talked with Rachelle about how socio-political issues and bureaucracy...

Janelle Borg

Beesqueeze: Discussing the duo’s new track ‘Lost At Sea’

One of Malta's favourite alternative duos, Beesqueeze, have released their latest single 'Lost at Sea'. Trackage Scheme caught up with one of the Chrises - Kriz Haze - to discuss...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Mike Bugeja

Mike Bugeja is synonymous with Malta's alternative music scene. Mike has been consistently working to boost Maltese artists' visibility and is one of the few individuals who strive to support...

Janelle Borg

Punk is not Dead: An Interview with local punk legends DRIPHT

Local punk legends DRIPHT need no introduction. Their adrenaline-fuelled live performances perfectly complement their unique style, which fuses punk, ska, reggae and metal. Trackage Scheme sat down with two of...

Janelle Borg

roża: Malta’s newest indie kids on the block

This self-described 'not so bad' band is an upcoming indie band composed of five passionate youngsters. It's safe to say that in a scene that desperately needs new blood, roża...

Janelle Borg

A Berlin Love Affair: Music & moving with Superlove

Superlove is a brand new indie-synth group with familiar faces. Daniel, Alexandra and Rebecca have all been involved in a variety of projects here in Malta, before moving to Berlin...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Jon Lukas Woodenman

It's safe to say that Jon Lukas Woodenman is a highly respected figure in Malta's music scene. He was the very first solo Maltese artist to score a place in...

Janelle Borg

A Tale of Two Cities: Dean Montanaro talks about his latest project ‘Blue Tangerine’

Dean Montanaro is a well-known face in Malta's music scene. After being involved as a bassist and a session-musician in many local bands, Dean decided to take his musical career...

Janelle Borg

Catching up with singer-songwriter Sam Christie

It's safe to say that Sam Christie has been raised by Malta's alternative community. Starting out as a young teen in the band 'Unexpected', he has evolved into a bonafide...

Janelle Borg

An Interview with The Ranch: Malta’s very own uncouth, uncivilised and unsophisticated four-piece

The Ranch are one of Malta's most eclectic and active bands. The self-described 'uncouth, uncivilised and unsophisticated' group stunned every music fan in Malta when they first appeared on the...

Janelle Borg

Malta’s Music Pioneers: Shining the Spotlight on Ray Bajada

It's safe to say that Ray Bajada is a pioneer of Malta's alternative music scene. His never-ending enthusiasm for upcoming bands, alternative sounds and young talent is vital in a...

Janelle Borg

Decline The Fall: A Maltese Prog Metal Band with Big Ambitions

Decline the Fall are one of Malta's leading progressive metal bands. After supporting international acts such as Mayhem, Rotting Christ & Lacuna Coil, the group are taking their career to...

Janelle Borg

One Drop Reggae Festival 2019: Music Festival 101 with Miguel Cachia

It's safe to say that One Drop Reggae Festival is a truly unique gem when it comes to events and festivals happening in Malta. Trackage Scheme spoke with one of...

Janelle Borg

A Writer’s Eye: Discussing Oxygyn’s ‘Blindfold’ with Kurt Abela

For those who are not familiar with 'Oxygyn' (and yes, the 'y' is not a spelling mistake), the term refers to a Maltese indie-pop outfit, fronted by the brother and...

Janelle Borg

Discussing Djun’s elegy for Time with Charles Cassar

Djun is a recently-formed, impressive musical ensemble merging the talents of some of Malta's finest musicians. It's safe to say that their latest single 'Il-Bir' got everyone excited about this...

Janelle Borg

A conversation with Neon Islands’ Jamie Hayes

Alternative Indie-Rock band Neon Islands have just been announced as performers at the iconic Isle of Wight festival this year. Trackage Scheme talked to the Maltese member of the band, Jamie Hayes,...

Janelle Borg

A trip down memory lane with Beangrowers

It's safe to say that Maltese indie rock band Beangrowers are legends in Malta's music scene. From their very first album back in 1999 to their latest single Love, You...

Janelle Borg

Music as a form of therapy

While it’s common knowledge that music definitely helps to shake off those Monday blues, it’s becoming increasingly clear that music has a profound positive influence on the body and the...

Nicole Parnis

This Exhibition In Mdina Is A Must-See For All Music Lovers!

Featured image by Pamela Baldacchino Music In Malta - From Pre-History To Vinyl   Ever find yourself at a loss for stimulating, interesting things to do? If galleries and exhibitions...

Janelle Borg

4 free ways local artists can grow their fanbase

You’ve created some new tracks. Great! You’ve rehearsed and rehearsed with the hopes of performing live. Awesome! Now it’s time to grow your fanbase and get your music out there!...

Janelle Borg

4 ways local artists can promote their music in today’s digital landscape

  Being a DIY artist in Malta in today’s digital landscape is definitely a challenging task. However, we’re here to give you some tips and tricks you can use in...

Janelle Borg

The benefits of learning a musical instrument

Learning how to play an instrument is not only fun but can also be beneficial in the long run. Regardless of whether you become a pro at it, or whether...

Chiara Micallef

Maltese Releases of 2019 Which Deserve Your Full Attention

Malta’s music scene is at an all-time high this year. We’re just a few months into 2019 and this island is already booming with nonstop releases blessing our eardrums. We’ve...

Janelle Borg

5 Questions with Brikkuni’s Mario Vella

Brikkuni need no introduction. Safe to say that they are one of Malta's most beloved alternative acts. With their unique take on the Maltese language, introspective and spellbinding lyrical content,...

Janelle Borg

Local Hip-Hop artists to look out for in 2019

Hip hop is definitely taking off in Malta! Safe to say that it’s injecting some much needed young rebellious blood in the alternative music scene. Here we break down some...

Janelle Borg

A look back at 10 favourite tracks from the Maltese alternative scene

We all have that favourite song from the Maltese alternative scene, which reminds us of a memorable crazy night out, or that particular midnight drive with friends. Here are a...

Chiara Micallef

DrumFest: An eclectic festival taking over the Maltese islands

Malta has seen its fair share of festivals over the past few years. However, few have come close to what DrumFest is set out to be. The organisers behind this...

Janelle Borg

Rock & Metal Festivals to look out for in 2019

Rock and metal fans in Malta are in for a treat in 2019, with these three rock and metal festivals providing top-notch rock and metal artists from Malta and abroad,...

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