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  • 07 May 2021
    And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece! ‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17. According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters. This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together.   You can watch the official lyric video here: Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus.   Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases!   DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece! ‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17. According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters. This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together.   You can watch the official lyric video here: Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus.   Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases!   DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    May 07, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    May 06, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
    May 06, 2021

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