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

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

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

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...

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!...

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

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

Festivals to look out for in 2019

It’s safe to say that Malta has become a hot spot for some super cool festivals. From alternative music to world music, pick out which festival suits your music taste...

Janelle Borg

Malta’s hottest music venues of 2019

Malta’s music venues are definitely upping their game. With cool decor and a constant stream of live music, here’s our list of 2019’s hottest music venues in Malta: Zion Reggae...

Janelle Borg

Bands to look out for in Malta in 2019

Malta’s music scene is continuously evolving, and 2019 seems to be a good year for Malta’s alternative scene, with a lot of new releases and newcomers that will surely satiate...

David Grech Urpani

I Love You As Much As God Loves Me

A fortnight with Ġuf, the new album by Plato’s Dream Machine When I was twelve years old and still at a Secondary Church School, I was introduced to (and constantly...

Johnathan Cilia

The Search for the Oldest Record Store in the World Ends

Check out Part 2 of our Search for the Oldest Record Store in the World here. I wonder if Thomas Edison realised what he was unleashing when he created the...

Johnathan Cilia

The Search For The Oldest Record Store in the World Continues

Missed part 1? Check it out here. In the National Archives in Mdina an old metal structure stands that is a testament to the human desire to be heard. Bigger...

Johnathan Cilia

The Search For The Oldest Record Store in the World

Wouldn’t it be just great if the oldest record store in the world was actually found in Malta? I mean, the Megalithic Temples are claimed to be the oldest free-standing...

Trackage Scheme

Oddysea – A (super awesome) alternative boat party!

Ahoy mateys! Here are the photos of our first boat party, Oddysea, in collaboration with Sick of Ants. We had a whale of a time abroad the Hornblower where we went...

Javier Albelo

Women In Popular Music Part 1

Question: Who is the best female guitar player ever? Nobody knows. Who is the best male guitar player? Mainstream magazine Rolling Stone has the answer: the best male guitar player...

Trackage Scheme

Blackstar: A tribute to David Bowie – Album

Thank you all for attending "Blackstar: A tribute to David Bowie" and for bringing such an amazing vibe. Check out the full album below. Photos courtesy of Christina Goggi Photography

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A look back at 2015

With life seeming to be on overdrive, we sometimes forget to take a moment to look back and appreciate the experiences, achievements and life lessons we've been lucky enough to gain...

Trackage Scheme

A night with Indie – Album

Here's the photo album of our last event, 'A night with Indie' held at Haywharf Clubhouse on 17th October 2015. Now that we have come back to our senses, we...

Trackage Scheme

TS presents: ‘A night with Indie’

'A night with Indie', Trackage Scheme's next event will be held on Saturday 17th October, so mark your calendars! From classy cultural magazine launches to beautiful day festivals and from...

Johnathan Cilia

Electronic Music Malta

It’s a sign of the times when a genre of music gets its own Voluntary Organisation to promote and kindle its spread in a country. Music has the power to...

Trackage Scheme

A look at Statix Festival 2015

Trackage Scheme sponsoring Statix Festival 2015 Statix Festival is back with a bang, this time spanning over two days with two rooms per day. Music kicks off at 4pm till...

Johnathan Cilia

On The Issue of Performing

You spend weeks looping a track through your headphones. You can’t get enough of it, the bassline and the melodies are so complementary and superbly delivered that you are not...

Trackage Scheme

TS’ Electronic Voyage Album

Trackage Scheme's Electronic Voyage closed off summer 2015 with a bang with non-stop dancing till early hours This was a truly special event, surely one of our best to date!...

Trackage Scheme

TS’ Rooftop Live Sessions

It's a wrap! Last Wednesday 26th August was extra special, bringing the 3 months of awesome Rooftop Live Sessions to beautiful close! These sessions showcased an eclectic selection of artists,...

Trackage Scheme

TS’ Electronic Voyage Promo

Here's the promo video for our upcoming event, 'Trackage Scheme's Electronic Voyage'! Having coordinated a summer-long, weekly programme for Maltese bands, our next event will focus on showcasing electronic music....

Trackage Scheme

Rooftop Live Sessions – Closing

Our summer long programme showcasing some of Malta's alternative bands is sadly coming to an end with a final performance by CRUX next Wednesday, 26th August. These innovative nights have...

Trackage Scheme

Fuzzhoneys Live at Rooftop

After last week's break due to bad weather, we're back again this Wednesday with more fuzz than ever! Fuzzhoneys consist of Francesca on guitar/vocals and Caroline on drums/tambourine, both born...

Trackage Scheme

TS’ Electronic Voyage

This was our most hectic summer yet! We've done it all; from hosting awesome weekly live sessions to a blast of a pool party on 4th July, from collaborating with...

Trackage Scheme

Website launch press release

Malta's alternative music hub: we’ve come a long way but we finally made it! Friday 31st July 2015 marks the day we launched this web platform. For the past few...

Ramona Depares

Music for the robot generation

The past few years have seen the non-mainstream music scene in Malta grow exponentially. Gigs are more regular and better attended; more and more festivals – including national ones –have...

Ben Vincenti

The journey so far

It’s a bit of a funny story really. Some friends of mine and I were just chilling out and listening to some music after an event. At one point, I...

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