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Tenggara
Since I took the time and effort to write this music, I might as well make this a paid post. =P However, this is not a patron-only post, so everyone can view it.


In reality, I'm fairly lenient and I allow everyone to listen to my music for free. If you love my music and want to put them in any of your favorite MP3 players, go ahead and use whichever audio-ripping method of your choice; I don't mind. For instance, there are lots of YouTube-to-MP3 websites out that that will help convert the audio portion of any YouTube video to MP3 for you.


But, if you truly support me as an artist and you'd rather get a high-quality lossless version of this track, you can get it here at a cheap price: https://marwangreencritter.bandcamp.com/track/tenggara


From the original song description:


"Tenggara" means "Southeast" in both Malay and Indonesian, after "Asia Tenggara", the Malay name of Southeast Asia, where I live. It's funny how tiny we are compared to the rest of the world. Here, in Malaysia, Malaysian trance artists are almost unheard of. Many of my friends here in Malaysia are quite amazed by the fact that I'm into writing trance music.


This track was also an experiment in writing music in strict pentatonic scales. The pentatonic scale is often stereotyped as Asian-sounding, due to being extremely common in Chinese music and is a common feature of many Asian music.


I'm still a little hurt with one of the comments on Twitter I received last year. About the fact that my trance music quality is still "subpar", hence why no DJs would want to include my tracks on their sets yet. I was so angry, I wrote strings upon strings of tweets ranting about the fact that I write trance music not to make money or try to compete against those tranceheads out there, but out of a genuine love for trance music and generally to entertain my fans who also happen to be trance music listeners.


This is pretty much one of the reasons why I decided that I won't seek out to be signed to an electronic record label. I chose to remain unsigned, because I strongly believe that everyone has the right to write music the way they see fit and how they can reach their audience through their own music, not being restricted to what the record companies demand.