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  • 03 Dec 2021
    Listen to BLASTER’s “PASKOY’ HINDI NA MASAYA”: https://BLASTERSILONGA.lnk.to/PHNM   Filipino experimental/alternative artist BLASTER redefines the Christmas tune canon with a new single that essays the profound sadness and grief of celebrating the holidays in the time of pandemic.   His latest offering “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA,” out today via Island Records Philippines, is dedicated to countless of people whose lives were hit hard by unfortunate circumstances, and are dreading of how challenging the days might be—be it experiencing Christmas with the loss of a loved one or abandoning expectations at least for this season’s run as a way of coping.   “This one is not really about celebrating Christmas,” says the eclectic singer-songwriter and producer. “It’s more of a tribute to those that we’ve lost, and a nostalgic yearning of how Christmas used to be.”   While BLASTER’s “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA” doesn’t fall under the conventional holiday songs that articulate the merry warmth of the yuletide spirit, the modern day anthem gives a sobering reality to some folks who happen to experience Christmas in a different light, recognizing sadness and nostalgia as they find a way to rise above life’s obstacles.   With production by BLASTER himself and Max Cinco, “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA” retains the sparse but innovative musical direction that the prolific artist is known for. But what makes it extra special is BLASTER’s ability to cut across universal themes with a balance of accessibility and experimentation.   “I decided to make it sound old and new, while maintaining some classic melodies in the mix,” shares the Disko Forever act. “I’ve also incorporated some electronic and synth elements to give it a more contemporary flavor. In terms of lyrics, Dan Tanedo helped me with writing the song.”   The holiday track will be accompanied by a music video featuring a compilation of old Christmas videos from the 80s and 90s.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Listen to BLASTER’s “PASKOY’ HINDI NA MASAYA”: https://BLASTERSILONGA.lnk.to/PHNM   Filipino experimental/alternative artist BLASTER redefines the Christmas tune canon with a new single that essays the profound sadness and grief of celebrating the holidays in the time of pandemic.   His latest offering “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA,” out today via Island Records Philippines, is dedicated to countless of people whose lives were hit hard by unfortunate circumstances, and are dreading of how challenging the days might be—be it experiencing Christmas with the loss of a loved one or abandoning expectations at least for this season’s run as a way of coping.   “This one is not really about celebrating Christmas,” says the eclectic singer-songwriter and producer. “It’s more of a tribute to those that we’ve lost, and a nostalgic yearning of how Christmas used to be.”   While BLASTER’s “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA” doesn’t fall under the conventional holiday songs that articulate the merry warmth of the yuletide spirit, the modern day anthem gives a sobering reality to some folks who happen to experience Christmas in a different light, recognizing sadness and nostalgia as they find a way to rise above life’s obstacles.   With production by BLASTER himself and Max Cinco, “PASKO’Y HINDI NA MASAYA” retains the sparse but innovative musical direction that the prolific artist is known for. But what makes it extra special is BLASTER’s ability to cut across universal themes with a balance of accessibility and experimentation.   “I decided to make it sound old and new, while maintaining some classic melodies in the mix,” shares the Disko Forever act. “I’ve also incorporated some electronic and synth elements to give it a more contemporary flavor. In terms of lyrics, Dan Tanedo helped me with writing the song.”   The holiday track will be accompanied by a music video featuring a compilation of old Christmas videos from the 80s and 90s.
    Dec 03, 2021
  • 03 Dec 2021
    There is a spark of hope once again in our hearts. Everyone is looking forward to a glorious Christmas like only us Filipinos know how.    While distance remains the culprit behind many absences during Christmas gatherings, today, we live in a digital world that makes distance less remote. Wired and online, togetherness is just a click away.   On December 10 and 11, Praxis, the experiential marketing arm of media agency Intersections, will connect all Filipinos in a one of a kind Christmas get-together. Knowing exactly how the pulse of the Pinoy beats, Intersection’s top brass is set to deliver the magic that makes us beam with happiness.   “We thought about all our kababayan who won’t be able to come home in these times and figured – let’s bring the Filipino Christmas to them! Kantahan, tawanan, sayawan, lahat!” shared Intersections Managing Director April Yap.   Designed as the music event of the season, Salubong is a spectacle, a must-watch for every Filipino at home and all of the world. This virtual concert hosted by partner KTX.ph promises to overwhelm the senses in the most wondrous way. Salubong brings together popular musical artists Aegis and Sponge Cola, and breakthrough rapper CLR spanning musical genres guaranteed to have everyone on their feet and moving to the beat.    Co-producer iWant TFC will stage the event with state-of-the-art technology at ASAP Studio 10. Salubong is a concept brought to life by the best Filipino music event minds led by director Paul Alexei Basinillo. Salubong is much more than an immersive high energy virtual concert. At the core of such electricity in the music is the heart-warming force that unites all Filipinos anywhere in spirit.    The happenings don’t stop when the music fades, and the lights go off.  Expect behind-the-scenes exchanges with the musical artists, a sing-along to everyone’s favorite tunes. Attendees can send shoutouts to friends and family anywhere in the world, especially to all our beloved OFW Heroes!  “We’re so humbled by the support of our partners who readily jumped in and helped lift this event off the ground. The Salubong activations are so Filipino! Like, we’re not the friendliest, and social media savvy people in the whole world for nothing!,” shares Gladys Basinillo, Intersections CEO.   “Is there any other word that holds as much anticipation than a promise of pasalubong? Be good, and you get a treat. It’s been a tough 18 months, and yes, everyone needs a treat. And with Salubong, it’s a treat we wanted to share with Filipino families at home, or wherever they are,” adds Basinillo.   Only love, fun and happiness for everyone in Salubong. Expect bright eyes, warm hugs, huge smiles, hands clasped tightly with another’s. In fact, #ExpectExtraordinary on December 10 and 11, over at KTX.ph. And we each shall have a Christmas music festival like no other. #SalubongSaPasko   ----   Buy your tickets: https://www.ktx.ph/category/salubong  
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  • There is a spark of hope once again in our hearts. Everyone is looking forward to a glorious Christmas like only us Filipinos know how.    While distance remains the culprit behind many absences during Christmas gatherings, today, we live in a digital world that makes distance less remote. Wired and online, togetherness is just a click away.   On December 10 and 11, Praxis, the experiential marketing arm of media agency Intersections, will connect all Filipinos in a one of a kind Christmas get-together. Knowing exactly how the pulse of the Pinoy beats, Intersection’s top brass is set to deliver the magic that makes us beam with happiness.   “We thought about all our kababayan who won’t be able to come home in these times and figured – let’s bring the Filipino Christmas to them! Kantahan, tawanan, sayawan, lahat!” shared Intersections Managing Director April Yap.   Designed as the music event of the season, Salubong is a spectacle, a must-watch for every Filipino at home and all of the world. This virtual concert hosted by partner KTX.ph promises to overwhelm the senses in the most wondrous way. Salubong brings together popular musical artists Aegis and Sponge Cola, and breakthrough rapper CLR spanning musical genres guaranteed to have everyone on their feet and moving to the beat.    Co-producer iWant TFC will stage the event with state-of-the-art technology at ASAP Studio 10. Salubong is a concept brought to life by the best Filipino music event minds led by director Paul Alexei Basinillo. Salubong is much more than an immersive high energy virtual concert. At the core of such electricity in the music is the heart-warming force that unites all Filipinos anywhere in spirit.    The happenings don’t stop when the music fades, and the lights go off.  Expect behind-the-scenes exchanges with the musical artists, a sing-along to everyone’s favorite tunes. Attendees can send shoutouts to friends and family anywhere in the world, especially to all our beloved OFW Heroes!  “We’re so humbled by the support of our partners who readily jumped in and helped lift this event off the ground. The Salubong activations are so Filipino! Like, we’re not the friendliest, and social media savvy people in the whole world for nothing!,” shares Gladys Basinillo, Intersections CEO.   “Is there any other word that holds as much anticipation than a promise of pasalubong? Be good, and you get a treat. It’s been a tough 18 months, and yes, everyone needs a treat. And with Salubong, it’s a treat we wanted to share with Filipino families at home, or wherever they are,” adds Basinillo.   Only love, fun and happiness for everyone in Salubong. Expect bright eyes, warm hugs, huge smiles, hands clasped tightly with another’s. In fact, #ExpectExtraordinary on December 10 and 11, over at KTX.ph. And we each shall have a Christmas music festival like no other. #SalubongSaPasko   ----   Buy your tickets: https://www.ktx.ph/category/salubong  
    Dec 03, 2021
  • 02 Dec 2021
    Filipino artists team up with the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-Philippines) for a three-night event that will showcase the best of Filipino music in a concert titled Holiday Serenade for the benefit of 21 tuna fishing communities in Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait.The online fundraising concert will be streamed via KTX.PH on December 17, 18 and 19, 2021. Day pass and 3-day pass tickets can be purchased via KTX website.Holiday Serenade will feature performances from BINI, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo, Rachel Alejandro, Reese Lansangan, Hey Moonshine, Johnoy Danao, and more, and will be hosted by WWF-Philippines Ambassadors Pia Wurtzbach and Robi Domingo.“It’s very important that we care about the environment now and there are issues that are so important now. Our lifestyle is not sustainable, we cannot continue to burn fossil fuels like we do. So in our own little way, we can help,” said Jim Paredes who will be headlining the first leg of the concert series.Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait are major fishing grounds for artisanal fishers. Since 2011, WWF-Philippines has been working with fishing communities in Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait to empower them and provide support in pursuing sustainable fishing practices - from initiatives to prevent post-harvest losses, to social enterprise development, to important innovations in seafood traceability.In October 2019, the Philippine Tuna Handline Partnership, which includes the two fishing communities, achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) globally recognized standard for sustainable fishing. This is a significant milestone for the Philippines, as our country is considered as a major fishing nation, where small-scale fishing has a massive impact on the economy, both for income and employment.Acoustic crooner Johnoy Danao calls upon his fans and fellow artists to do their part to #ChangeTheEnding for our environmental frontliners.“Kung makakatulong tayo para sa mga kababayan natin, para sa kanilang livelihood, gagawin natin yan. Tulungan lang tayo talaga. Sino pa naman ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong mga Pilipino,” he said.To book your tickets and for more information, log on to bit.ly/WWFHolidaySerenade.
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  • Filipino artists team up with the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF-Philippines) for a three-night event that will showcase the best of Filipino music in a concert titled Holiday Serenade for the benefit of 21 tuna fishing communities in Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait.The online fundraising concert will be streamed via KTX.PH on December 17, 18 and 19, 2021. Day pass and 3-day pass tickets can be purchased via KTX website.Holiday Serenade will feature performances from BINI, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo, Rachel Alejandro, Reese Lansangan, Hey Moonshine, Johnoy Danao, and more, and will be hosted by WWF-Philippines Ambassadors Pia Wurtzbach and Robi Domingo.“It’s very important that we care about the environment now and there are issues that are so important now. Our lifestyle is not sustainable, we cannot continue to burn fossil fuels like we do. So in our own little way, we can help,” said Jim Paredes who will be headlining the first leg of the concert series.Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait are major fishing grounds for artisanal fishers. Since 2011, WWF-Philippines has been working with fishing communities in Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait to empower them and provide support in pursuing sustainable fishing practices - from initiatives to prevent post-harvest losses, to social enterprise development, to important innovations in seafood traceability.In October 2019, the Philippine Tuna Handline Partnership, which includes the two fishing communities, achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) globally recognized standard for sustainable fishing. This is a significant milestone for the Philippines, as our country is considered as a major fishing nation, where small-scale fishing has a massive impact on the economy, both for income and employment.Acoustic crooner Johnoy Danao calls upon his fans and fellow artists to do their part to #ChangeTheEnding for our environmental frontliners.“Kung makakatulong tayo para sa mga kababayan natin, para sa kanilang livelihood, gagawin natin yan. Tulungan lang tayo talaga. Sino pa naman ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong mga Pilipino,” he said.To book your tickets and for more information, log on to bit.ly/WWFHolidaySerenade.
    Dec 02, 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
    Steve Frank Badiola, the vocalist and guitarist of the Filipino emo rock band, Typecast, was rushed to the hospital after a hit and run early Friday in BPI El Grande Avenue, Paranaque City.  Corresponding to an online statement posted by his significant other, Sarah, the rock artist was biking along the way to the neighboring convenience store from their village to purchase food at around 2:30 a.m., when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver sped away. Though the perpetrator's identity has not yet been determined, the vehicle's license plate number was fortunately documented by CCTV. Shortly after the incident, their close friends and family aided an arm and hand in coordinating with police to investigate the matter. The 39-year-old Steve is now obtaining a barrel of medical attention after receiving knee injury and fractured. "Steve is currently in the ER with his knee badly injured and fractured with an open wound that you can almost see his knee cap through the gaping wound," Sarah, his partner disclosed. Steve is in the pipeline to have knee surgery soon for the treatment of his condition. Along the lines of what happened, Sarah voiced her earnest gratitude to those who reached out their hands in response to the unfortunate situation that occurred, “Extending my appreciation to our friends and family  who have driven me back and forth, spoken to police in the village, packed bags for us, and made sure Steve and I have everything we need during his confinement.” On the other side of the coin, Sarah is requesting everyone to hope, support, and pray for her partner's full and speedy recovery. They say every cloud has a silver lining — among other things, Steve stretched his brief message of optimism through Sarah, that the incident will serve as a high catalyst of motivation to go the extra mile for his future music. “Steve sends his love to everyone. Like the true artist that he is, he says this incident is an inspiration for new music.” For donations, you may send it to any of the following: BDO Savings Account000 650 371 879Sarah Al Hamsi Union Bank1096 4025 9133Steve Frank A. Badiola Gcash09452579892Steve Frank Badiola (On behalf of Rakista Radio, the author wants to extend her deep and sincere apologies for the disturbing and confusing headline earlier. She will make sure not to commit the same mistake again. We ask for your kind understanding. Please continue to support Rakista Radio.)  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • Steve Frank Badiola, the vocalist and guitarist of the Filipino emo rock band, Typecast, was rushed to the hospital after a hit and run early Friday in BPI El Grande Avenue, Paranaque City.  Corresponding to an online statement posted by his significant other, Sarah, the rock artist was biking along the way to the neighboring convenience store from their village to purchase food at around 2:30 a.m., when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver sped away. Though the perpetrator's identity has not yet been determined, the vehicle's license plate number was fortunately documented by CCTV. Shortly after the incident, their close friends and family aided an arm and hand in coordinating with police to investigate the matter. The 39-year-old Steve is now obtaining a barrel of medical attention after receiving knee injury and fractured. "Steve is currently in the ER with his knee badly injured and fractured with an open wound that you can almost see his knee cap through the gaping wound," Sarah, his partner disclosed. Steve is in the pipeline to have knee surgery soon for the treatment of his condition. Along the lines of what happened, Sarah voiced her earnest gratitude to those who reached out their hands in response to the unfortunate situation that occurred, “Extending my appreciation to our friends and family  who have driven me back and forth, spoken to police in the village, packed bags for us, and made sure Steve and I have everything we need during his confinement.” On the other side of the coin, Sarah is requesting everyone to hope, support, and pray for her partner's full and speedy recovery. They say every cloud has a silver lining — among other things, Steve stretched his brief message of optimism through Sarah, that the incident will serve as a high catalyst of motivation to go the extra mile for his future music. “Steve sends his love to everyone. Like the true artist that he is, he says this incident is an inspiration for new music.” For donations, you may send it to any of the following: BDO Savings Account000 650 371 879Sarah Al Hamsi Union Bank1096 4025 9133Steve Frank A. Badiola Gcash09452579892Steve Frank Badiola (On behalf of Rakista Radio, the author wants to extend her deep and sincere apologies for the disturbing and confusing headline earlier. She will make sure not to commit the same mistake again. We ask for your kind understanding. Please continue to support Rakista Radio.)  
    Nov 27, 2021
  • 26 Nov 2021
    Among many other aspiring musicians out there who dare to dream of becoming a star of their own someday, Mizael Tilos made sure that he’ll find ways to cut beyond the surface and reach his goals as a passionate artist. Eventually this Journalism major and Indie Film Actor with a knack for singing lovely tunes got discovered by Soupstar Entertainment and he quickly became part of the talented Universal Philippines artist roster as Mizael.As a fresh face in the industry, he strives to be someone worth discovering by OPM lovers out there. His sentimental debut single “Wag Naman” is a mind-boggling track that’s not hard to fall in love with and it will give you a different interpretatation about self-affection.Lyrically, the acoustic-driven single explores the feeling of getting fed up with loving someone who’s not really ready to reciprocate the love that you’re giving. Sometimes it’s all about accepting the poignant reality that his/her heart is not really into your relationship, and with that, you have to finally set him/her free. The song has a miserably honest message with lines “Kahit na mahal kita / Kailangan ko ring mag tira / ‘Di masamang palayain ka / Kung may mahal ka na ring iba,” wrapped in his melancholic guitar chords and euphonious voice.He just entered the music scene this 2021, but Mizael believes that he’s destined for greater things. And with “Wag Naman", the future is indeed bright and promising for this emerging artist. So, sit back, relax and drift away with Mizael’s warm strings. “Wag Naman” is now out on digital music platforms and major streaming sites under Universal Records. Don't Forget to Follow Mizael on his social media accounts and keep posted for his upcoming projects!Facebook: Mizael TilosInstagram: @mizael_tilosTwitter: @mizael_tilos
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Among many other aspiring musicians out there who dare to dream of becoming a star of their own someday, Mizael Tilos made sure that he’ll find ways to cut beyond the surface and reach his goals as a passionate artist. Eventually this Journalism major and Indie Film Actor with a knack for singing lovely tunes got discovered by Soupstar Entertainment and he quickly became part of the talented Universal Philippines artist roster as Mizael.As a fresh face in the industry, he strives to be someone worth discovering by OPM lovers out there. His sentimental debut single “Wag Naman” is a mind-boggling track that’s not hard to fall in love with and it will give you a different interpretatation about self-affection.Lyrically, the acoustic-driven single explores the feeling of getting fed up with loving someone who’s not really ready to reciprocate the love that you’re giving. Sometimes it’s all about accepting the poignant reality that his/her heart is not really into your relationship, and with that, you have to finally set him/her free. The song has a miserably honest message with lines “Kahit na mahal kita / Kailangan ko ring mag tira / ‘Di masamang palayain ka / Kung may mahal ka na ring iba,” wrapped in his melancholic guitar chords and euphonious voice.He just entered the music scene this 2021, but Mizael believes that he’s destined for greater things. And with “Wag Naman", the future is indeed bright and promising for this emerging artist. So, sit back, relax and drift away with Mizael’s warm strings. “Wag Naman” is now out on digital music platforms and major streaming sites under Universal Records. Don't Forget to Follow Mizael on his social media accounts and keep posted for his upcoming projects!Facebook: Mizael TilosInstagram: @mizael_tilosTwitter: @mizael_tilos
    Nov 26, 2021
  • 26 Nov 2021
    A free digital concert celebrating the album release will stream live on Facebook on the same day Filipino underground hip-hop sensation Kiyo captures his love for vast spectrum of sounds and music styles on his debut full-length album, HARANASA—out today via Dyecast Ent.The long-awaited album features collaborations with fellow contemporaries and friends in the industry, including Shortone on the dub-meets-trap jam “Hey,” Space Moses on the jazzy but chill “G,” and YZKK on the stripped-down, laidback tune “Dantay.”With eclectic music influences that range from lo-fi rap to trap, experimental hip-hop to tropical jazz, ambient electronica to bedroom pop, HARANASA pushes the culture forward with soulful samples, ingenious production techniques, and captivating storytelling. It marks a defining moment for Kiyo as a prolific rapper, wordsmith, and producer capable of turning the everyday mundane into a rich source of inspiration.According to Kiyo, the 15-track record navigates on lyrical themes about love and its messily glorious iterations. It also plays around the concept of time as a storytelling device, associating its passage to a particular journey, experience, or memory.The release of his new album, will be accompanied with a digital concert on the same day. The free virtual show also marks Kiyo’s debut performance of the songs from HARANASA. It will be available for free streaming on his official Facebook page.Earlier this month, the rapper/producer released “Harana Sa Sarili,” the first single off HARANASA. Finding value in celebrating the simple joys of life, the track peaked at No. 17 on YouTube’s Trending For Music charts, and earned placements on high-profile Spotify playlists such as Hip-Hop DX Asia’s Sunday Slowdown.HARANASA Track list:Nandito NaOkay lang yanSakayIkaw langEbaHey (Feat. Shortone)Pantalan Pt. 1G (Feat. Space Moses)BRBPagkabigoDantay (Feat. Yzkk)Harana Sa SariliShine BoiHanggang kalianPantalan Pt. 2Kiyo’s new album, HARANASA is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • A free digital concert celebrating the album release will stream live on Facebook on the same day Filipino underground hip-hop sensation Kiyo captures his love for vast spectrum of sounds and music styles on his debut full-length album, HARANASA—out today via Dyecast Ent.The long-awaited album features collaborations with fellow contemporaries and friends in the industry, including Shortone on the dub-meets-trap jam “Hey,” Space Moses on the jazzy but chill “G,” and YZKK on the stripped-down, laidback tune “Dantay.”With eclectic music influences that range from lo-fi rap to trap, experimental hip-hop to tropical jazz, ambient electronica to bedroom pop, HARANASA pushes the culture forward with soulful samples, ingenious production techniques, and captivating storytelling. It marks a defining moment for Kiyo as a prolific rapper, wordsmith, and producer capable of turning the everyday mundane into a rich source of inspiration.According to Kiyo, the 15-track record navigates on lyrical themes about love and its messily glorious iterations. It also plays around the concept of time as a storytelling device, associating its passage to a particular journey, experience, or memory.The release of his new album, will be accompanied with a digital concert on the same day. The free virtual show also marks Kiyo’s debut performance of the songs from HARANASA. It will be available for free streaming on his official Facebook page.Earlier this month, the rapper/producer released “Harana Sa Sarili,” the first single off HARANASA. Finding value in celebrating the simple joys of life, the track peaked at No. 17 on YouTube’s Trending For Music charts, and earned placements on high-profile Spotify playlists such as Hip-Hop DX Asia’s Sunday Slowdown.HARANASA Track list:Nandito NaOkay lang yanSakayIkaw langEbaHey (Feat. Shortone)Pantalan Pt. 1G (Feat. Space Moses)BRBPagkabigoDantay (Feat. Yzkk)Harana Sa SariliShine BoiHanggang kalianPantalan Pt. 2Kiyo’s new album, HARANASA is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide.
    Nov 26, 2021

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