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  • 26 Mar 2019
    As he gears up for the release of his upcoming second EP "LOVELESS," singer-songwriter-producer Fern. returns with another infectious track with his latest single "Sober Up." Prior to this track's release, Fern. has been gaining more momentum in his career. The 19 year-old has been more visible in music gigs around the Metro, producing tracks for different artists, joining shoe brand PONY as one of its ambassadors,  and receiving more and more support for his tracks. His previous single "Only You" received worldwide support from Spotify, having been featured on the New Music Friday International playlist - reaching countries such as the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, among many others. Only You now has over 800,000+ streams, one of three tracks that are about to reach 1 million streams on the music platform. Two songs from his self-titled debut EP have already enjoyed this feat, with "Into You" having recently crossed the 3 million mark, and "Lie 2 Me" having over 1.6 million streams. His latest track "Sober Up" builds on the signature sound Fern. is known for, all while adding a fresh vibe and a highly-addictive hook to a song that explores more on the intricacies of youth and trying to make sense of different experiences of being in the industry. Describing his latest work, Fern. says "Drugs, money, women or any kind of addiction is something most, if not all of us go through. When I wrote this song I found myself in a deep hole of addiction, and I found comfort in that space, which we all know is a very unhealthy way of thinking — but somehow I felt empowered. So in this song I presented myself as this singer with very dark thoughts and lives a life that resembles that of a “rockstar, which is something I found very “cool” at the time. At the same time, it was an attempt to mask my insecurities and to prove a point to myself." Sober Up is gearing up to be yet another hit for the young artist, as it provides an irresistible vibe that will get people hooked in no time. Watch out for more singles and his second EP "LOVELESS" later this year.
    40 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • As he gears up for the release of his upcoming second EP "LOVELESS," singer-songwriter-producer Fern. returns with another infectious track with his latest single "Sober Up." Prior to this track's release, Fern. has been gaining more momentum in his career. The 19 year-old has been more visible in music gigs around the Metro, producing tracks for different artists, joining shoe brand PONY as one of its ambassadors,  and receiving more and more support for his tracks. His previous single "Only You" received worldwide support from Spotify, having been featured on the New Music Friday International playlist - reaching countries such as the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, among many others. Only You now has over 800,000+ streams, one of three tracks that are about to reach 1 million streams on the music platform. Two songs from his self-titled debut EP have already enjoyed this feat, with "Into You" having recently crossed the 3 million mark, and "Lie 2 Me" having over 1.6 million streams. His latest track "Sober Up" builds on the signature sound Fern. is known for, all while adding a fresh vibe and a highly-addictive hook to a song that explores more on the intricacies of youth and trying to make sense of different experiences of being in the industry. Describing his latest work, Fern. says "Drugs, money, women or any kind of addiction is something most, if not all of us go through. When I wrote this song I found myself in a deep hole of addiction, and I found comfort in that space, which we all know is a very unhealthy way of thinking — but somehow I felt empowered. So in this song I presented myself as this singer with very dark thoughts and lives a life that resembles that of a “rockstar, which is something I found very “cool” at the time. At the same time, it was an attempt to mask my insecurities and to prove a point to myself." Sober Up is gearing up to be yet another hit for the young artist, as it provides an irresistible vibe that will get people hooked in no time. Watch out for more singles and his second EP "LOVELESS" later this year.
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  • 26 Mar 2019
      OPM ICON BASTI ARTADI RELEASES HIS LATEST SINGLE AND MV FOR HIS IRONICALLY TITLED ROCK BALLAD “AYOKO LAB SONG”    Signaling yet another landmark on his quest to adventurously explore other musical possibilities, BASTI ARTADI - one of the most iconic vocalists/frontmen in the Philippine hard rock scene – proudly unveils his newest single and MV for “Ayoko Lab Song.”     Featuring a collaboration with Plan of Fools – a veritable who’s-who of musicians including longtime cohort (and Razorback bassist) Louie Talan (who coincidentally wrote the single and plays lap steel, banjo and acoustic guitar with the group) – Artadi purposely doesn’t hold back in letting his country roots show, as the harmonica-laden intro sets a slow-tempo pace for what could be his closest attempt at a radio-ready ballad, complete with a piano, synth and string build towards the end. It’s also notable that the single is sung entirely in Tagalog, another sure-fire sign that Basti has grown comfortable as an artist who chooses to be brutally honest and fearless in taking-on unexplored themes and styles.    “Sometime in the 90s, Razorback was playing onstage and absolutely killing it, and suddenly, there was this one guy in the crowd who would shout at the top of his lungs ‘Gusto ko Black Sabbat [sic}! Ayoko Lab Song!’ laughs Artadi as he shares the origin story of the ironically-titled tune. “Man, I’ve been holding on to that title since the 90s, so it’s about time I put it out into the universe!”   Simultaneously, the official music video for “Ayoko Lab Song” has also been released online after much wait, and fans of Artadi will surely get a kick out of the almost-comical-almost-tragic narrative of Director Jett Leyco. Starring real-life sweethearts, theater actor and radio jock Jobim Javier and Sid Buan (drummer of all-female hard rock group Catfight…), Artadi also characteristically takes a break from the main spotlight in the video and does well as a supporting star of the ensemble, without failing to show – you guessed it- another side of his personality.    Fans can now grab a copy of the latest single on all digital music platforms like iTunes and Spotify, and can view the music video on   youtube.com ( https://youtu.be/zT9LpRccFZ8 ) and while you're at it, subscribe to his youtube.com channel (bit.ly/BastiPH ).   Currently, Basti Artadi continues to furiously tour throughout the metro and the rest OF THE archipelago, wowing audiences with both the might and fury of his classic hits and his most recent material off Phantom Maker. Be sure to follow him on social media via facebook.com/bastiartadi and on Instagram through @bastiartadi73. 
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  •   OPM ICON BASTI ARTADI RELEASES HIS LATEST SINGLE AND MV FOR HIS IRONICALLY TITLED ROCK BALLAD “AYOKO LAB SONG”    Signaling yet another landmark on his quest to adventurously explore other musical possibilities, BASTI ARTADI - one of the most iconic vocalists/frontmen in the Philippine hard rock scene – proudly unveils his newest single and MV for “Ayoko Lab Song.”     Featuring a collaboration with Plan of Fools – a veritable who’s-who of musicians including longtime cohort (and Razorback bassist) Louie Talan (who coincidentally wrote the single and plays lap steel, banjo and acoustic guitar with the group) – Artadi purposely doesn’t hold back in letting his country roots show, as the harmonica-laden intro sets a slow-tempo pace for what could be his closest attempt at a radio-ready ballad, complete with a piano, synth and string build towards the end. It’s also notable that the single is sung entirely in Tagalog, another sure-fire sign that Basti has grown comfortable as an artist who chooses to be brutally honest and fearless in taking-on unexplored themes and styles.    “Sometime in the 90s, Razorback was playing onstage and absolutely killing it, and suddenly, there was this one guy in the crowd who would shout at the top of his lungs ‘Gusto ko Black Sabbat [sic}! Ayoko Lab Song!’ laughs Artadi as he shares the origin story of the ironically-titled tune. “Man, I’ve been holding on to that title since the 90s, so it’s about time I put it out into the universe!”   Simultaneously, the official music video for “Ayoko Lab Song” has also been released online after much wait, and fans of Artadi will surely get a kick out of the almost-comical-almost-tragic narrative of Director Jett Leyco. Starring real-life sweethearts, theater actor and radio jock Jobim Javier and Sid Buan (drummer of all-female hard rock group Catfight…), Artadi also characteristically takes a break from the main spotlight in the video and does well as a supporting star of the ensemble, without failing to show – you guessed it- another side of his personality.    Fans can now grab a copy of the latest single on all digital music platforms like iTunes and Spotify, and can view the music video on   youtube.com ( https://youtu.be/zT9LpRccFZ8 ) and while you're at it, subscribe to his youtube.com channel (bit.ly/BastiPH ).   Currently, Basti Artadi continues to furiously tour throughout the metro and the rest OF THE archipelago, wowing audiences with both the might and fury of his classic hits and his most recent material off Phantom Maker. Be sure to follow him on social media via facebook.com/bastiartadi and on Instagram through @bastiartadi73. 
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    LIMITED SEATS ADDED FOR LAUV IN MANILA   #LAUVMNL2019 #LAUVCEBU2019 #OVATION40   Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, general on-sale of the newly opened Upper Box section starts March 25, while few more tickets to the previously announced Cebu show on May 20 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City are still available.   In January, Lauv surprised fans with the release of brand new single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan. The instant hit has now over 115 million streams on Spotify, soared up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week of its release, and quickly rose to Top 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lauv’s first ever Top 15 single in the United Kingdom. Other top recent Lauv collaborations include Julia Michaels for “There’s No Way,” DJ Snake for “A Different Way,” and Travis Mills for “Question.”   This past summer, Lauv performed his breakthrough hit, “I Like Me Better,” on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A major highlight of 2018 was the launch of his compilation album, “I met you when I was 18.” Since its release, “I Like Me Better” has gained more than 653 million Spotify streams and skyrocketed to be a certified six times platinum single globally. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and it has gone double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia, and platinum in other multiple markets. Lauv has now surpassed well over 2 billion cumulative streams worldwide as he continues to write and produce polished, power pop.   The 2019 Asia Tour even gets better as 4-time Juno Awards 2019 nominee and pop iconoclast bülow joins Lauv as special guest on his two major shows in the Philippines. The German-born singer just released her new track “Sweet Little Lies” via Republic Records, Wax Records, and Universal Music Canada. bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 and Damaged Vol. 2 - each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy,” “Lines,” and fan favorite “Not A Love Song,” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.   Lauv’s 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Ticket price for the new section at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is P1,590 and will go on sale March 25, 2019 10am via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Ticket prices for the Cebu show at Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call (02)911-5555 / (02)470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online.
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  • LIMITED SEATS ADDED FOR LAUV IN MANILA   #LAUVMNL2019 #LAUVCEBU2019 #OVATION40   Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, general on-sale of the newly opened Upper Box section starts March 25, while few more tickets to the previously announced Cebu show on May 20 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City are still available.   In January, Lauv surprised fans with the release of brand new single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan. The instant hit has now over 115 million streams on Spotify, soared up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week of its release, and quickly rose to Top 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lauv’s first ever Top 15 single in the United Kingdom. Other top recent Lauv collaborations include Julia Michaels for “There’s No Way,” DJ Snake for “A Different Way,” and Travis Mills for “Question.”   This past summer, Lauv performed his breakthrough hit, “I Like Me Better,” on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A major highlight of 2018 was the launch of his compilation album, “I met you when I was 18.” Since its release, “I Like Me Better” has gained more than 653 million Spotify streams and skyrocketed to be a certified six times platinum single globally. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and it has gone double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia, and platinum in other multiple markets. Lauv has now surpassed well over 2 billion cumulative streams worldwide as he continues to write and produce polished, power pop.   The 2019 Asia Tour even gets better as 4-time Juno Awards 2019 nominee and pop iconoclast bülow joins Lauv as special guest on his two major shows in the Philippines. The German-born singer just released her new track “Sweet Little Lies” via Republic Records, Wax Records, and Universal Music Canada. bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 and Damaged Vol. 2 - each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy,” “Lines,” and fan favorite “Not A Love Song,” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.   Lauv’s 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Ticket price for the new section at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is P1,590 and will go on sale March 25, 2019 10am via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Ticket prices for the Cebu show at Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call (02)911-5555 / (02)470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online.
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    Danish pop artist MØ will be coming to Manila for the first time on April 15, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater, as part of her upcoming Forever Neverland World Tour that will include stops in Asia and Australia. MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single "Beg for It", which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake's single "Lean On", which peaked highly on international charts, including number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and number four in the United States, the music video also gained more than 2.5 billion views on YouTube, making it the fifteenth most viewed video on the site. MØ was featured on Snakehips single "Don't Leave”, and Major Lazer's single "Cold Water" alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Her 2016 single "Final Song" reached the top 5 in Denmark, and the top 20 in Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom. Following the release of her latest studio album, Forever Neverland, and a successful Europe and US tour, MØ will be performing her chart-topping hits to her fans in the Philippines for the first time. Presented by Insignia Presents. Tickets to MØ Live In Manila are now on sale via TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. For more information, follow Insignia Presents on social media.facebook.com/InsigniaPresents Twitter @InsigniaPresent Instagram @InsigniaPresents  
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  • Danish pop artist MØ will be coming to Manila for the first time on April 15, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater, as part of her upcoming Forever Neverland World Tour that will include stops in Asia and Australia. MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single "Beg for It", which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake's single "Lean On", which peaked highly on international charts, including number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and number four in the United States, the music video also gained more than 2.5 billion views on YouTube, making it the fifteenth most viewed video on the site. MØ was featured on Snakehips single "Don't Leave”, and Major Lazer's single "Cold Water" alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Her 2016 single "Final Song" reached the top 5 in Denmark, and the top 20 in Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom. Following the release of her latest studio album, Forever Neverland, and a successful Europe and US tour, MØ will be performing her chart-topping hits to her fans in the Philippines for the first time. Presented by Insignia Presents. Tickets to MØ Live In Manila are now on sale via TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. For more information, follow Insignia Presents on social media.facebook.com/InsigniaPresents Twitter @InsigniaPresent Instagram @InsigniaPresents  
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his "Materyal" EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success - bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit "Nadarang" (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and  international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track "Crazy", as well as appearing on the track "Almost Love" with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.   Official Music video for Shanti Dope's hit song Nadarang   This 2019, Shanti is dropping what is sure to be another hit with his newest track 'Amatz.' The song, produced by long-time collaborator Klumcee, features what fans have come to love with the rapper-songwriter with an infectious hook and having lyrics close to his life, while also featuring a new Oriental flavor that will keep fans and new listeners wanting more. And after the year that has been, the 17 year-old showcases an evolved style, now having more hard-hitting verses to his track.       Talking more about the track, producer Klumcee says "The song Amatz’ message is about having a natural high - being one with nature, and an awareness about our environment in society, which is bombarded by synthetics and chemicals. We made a conscious effort to make it sound like a banger so that a lot of people would enjoy and feel the vibe and message behind the song." Asked more about what is in store for Shanti this year, the collaborator says that "as always, you should expect the unexpected [from Shanti] this coming year."   'Amatz' marks the beginning of a new era for Shanti Dope, and with its release, all points lead to another fiery-hot year for this young and relentless rap phenomenon.    Amatz will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on March 22, 2019, under Universal Records.   #ShantiDopeAmatz #ShantiDope #UniversalRecordsPH
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  • Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his "Materyal" EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success - bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit "Nadarang" (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and  international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track "Crazy", as well as appearing on the track "Almost Love" with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.   Official Music video for Shanti Dope's hit song Nadarang   This 2019, Shanti is dropping what is sure to be another hit with his newest track 'Amatz.' The song, produced by long-time collaborator Klumcee, features what fans have come to love with the rapper-songwriter with an infectious hook and having lyrics close to his life, while also featuring a new Oriental flavor that will keep fans and new listeners wanting more. And after the year that has been, the 17 year-old showcases an evolved style, now having more hard-hitting verses to his track.       Talking more about the track, producer Klumcee says "The song Amatz’ message is about having a natural high - being one with nature, and an awareness about our environment in society, which is bombarded by synthetics and chemicals. We made a conscious effort to make it sound like a banger so that a lot of people would enjoy and feel the vibe and message behind the song." Asked more about what is in store for Shanti this year, the collaborator says that "as always, you should expect the unexpected [from Shanti] this coming year."   'Amatz' marks the beginning of a new era for Shanti Dope, and with its release, all points lead to another fiery-hot year for this young and relentless rap phenomenon.    Amatz will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on March 22, 2019, under Universal Records.   #ShantiDopeAmatz #ShantiDope #UniversalRecordsPH
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  • 20 Mar 2019
      Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
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  •   Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
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  • 18 Mar 2019
    This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
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  • This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
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  • 13 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    6855 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    Mar 13, 2019 6855
  • 06 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
    392 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem V. Bolalin   “Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”   Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.     “From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.   The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.       Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.   “This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”   “Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”   However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
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  • Written By: Arem V. Bolalin   “Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”   Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.     “From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.   The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.       Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.   “This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”   “Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”   However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
    Jan 30, 2019 19320
  • 16 Jan 2019
    One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
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  • One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
    Jan 16, 2019 18854
  • 05 May 2018
    For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
    14180 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
    May 05, 2018 14180
  • 11 Jun 2018
    One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
    12724 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
    Jun 11, 2018 12724
  • 26 Jun 2018
    A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
    10975 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
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  • 25 Jun 2018
    Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
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  • Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
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  • 13 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    6855 Posted by Rakista Radio
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  • 16 Mar 2018
        The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
    6133 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
    Mar 16, 2018 6133
  • 27 Jun 2018
    From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    5697 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
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