Gammarays is one of these groups. Formed in 2007 to perform for the first time at the annual Pesta Raya Festival at the Esplanade, Gammarays has been relentlessly producing original music and bringing it to schools and festivals around the region since. Its debut album "On the Dance Floor" was released in 2009 and a second album is currently in the works.
Quite like their exuberant music, which is a fusion of modern pop/rock elements with the rich earthy tones of the gamelan, the troupe is made up of different people who are a combined entity of personable laughter and excitement. This fits really well with their sound, which as the first album suggests, aims to get people dancing. And how can they not, at the sight of such energy and harmonious blending of the old and the new?
Below is our interview with the troupe and a live performance of their new song AYE by Isaac Tan.
Interview with Gammarays
AYE - Composed by Isaac Tan
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