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  • 18 Feb 2021
    Robster Evangelista has an uncanny, borderline mysterious ability to literally be able to do it all: radio personality, songwriter, author, speaker – and most of all, storyteller.     Though his initial claim to fame in the Philippines’ music industry was his seven years as a station manager for iFM Manila, Robster is now signed as a singer-songwriter under RJA Productions. At first, he was hired solely for his songwriting services, but his demo of one of his own creations, Sino Ba Sa Atin, impressed label executives so much that he was asked to sing the song himself. For Robster, to release his own composition as a single carries meaning beyond just bragging rights: “you know the emotions [of the song] so well that you can do justice to it when you sing it yourself.”     On January 30, Robster released his second single under RJA Productions, Hiwaga. The song is an homage to 90’s OPM: easy to sing along to and suited for chill listening sessions, but a song that carries its heart on its sleeve. “Love moves in mysterious ways…[it] will catch you unaware and leave you baffled, asking yourself why you fell in love with a certain person. But [you have] no complaints, since you want that person to love you in return.”   However, not only is Robster a vocalist and songwriter, but he was also a guitarist for the band Haranya. Skilled at time management, Robster is a bona fide creative powerhouse. About his diverse array of talents, Robster has this to say: “It takes discipline [to nurture talent]. Thus, my principle is one thing at a time…when I set out to do one thing, I focus on it entirely.”   Robster is quickly catching fire as a major songwriter in the Philippines. Two songs written by him, Stuck and Patawad Sinta, were sung by fellow rising star Myko Mañago. Robster even wrote for legendary alt-rock band Parokya Ni Edgar on their song Amats, as well as for hugely popular dancer, singer & TV personality Vhong Navarro in his song Mr. Papabol.       This prolific output has resulted in big break after big break for Robster, singing jingles and even the theme song of a movie starring the legendary love team of Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa. Robster says: “I consider myself very blessed to reach a level where I am asked to write a jingle or theme song. I just scribble down all the important messages the client wants to convey. Or, if it is writing a song for an artist, I ask for their profile, target audience, style and repertoire…I often fill up three pages in my notebook [in the process]!”   Robster has also won accolades for his craft: he was a winner of the PMPC Star Awards for Music in 2012 for his novelty song, Blind Item. However, beyond his accolades and achievements, Robster considers himself a storyteller at heart: as a radio personality, Robster created and produced the story-based segment Mga Kuwento ni Lolo Barbers, and he is even an author of motivational books whose titles sell themselves: How To Tame the Butterflies in your Stomach and How To Talk to Anyone Easily.     Says Robster of his many blessings and achievements: “I’ve always felt that when we believe we can do something, with God's grace, we can do it. As a child, I was fascinated with performers and the positive feelings they give their audiences, as well as how they impacted them. I want to make people feel the same way.”   Robster’s second single Hiwaga is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video here.   RJA Productions, LLC is a music production company based in San Francisco. RJA Productions was founded by Rosabela Jao-Arribas, and its aim is to showcase the talents of up-and-coming local talents in the Philippines.
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  • Robster Evangelista has an uncanny, borderline mysterious ability to literally be able to do it all: radio personality, songwriter, author, speaker – and most of all, storyteller.     Though his initial claim to fame in the Philippines’ music industry was his seven years as a station manager for iFM Manila, Robster is now signed as a singer-songwriter under RJA Productions. At first, he was hired solely for his songwriting services, but his demo of one of his own creations, Sino Ba Sa Atin, impressed label executives so much that he was asked to sing the song himself. For Robster, to release his own composition as a single carries meaning beyond just bragging rights: “you know the emotions [of the song] so well that you can do justice to it when you sing it yourself.”     On January 30, Robster released his second single under RJA Productions, Hiwaga. The song is an homage to 90’s OPM: easy to sing along to and suited for chill listening sessions, but a song that carries its heart on its sleeve. “Love moves in mysterious ways…[it] will catch you unaware and leave you baffled, asking yourself why you fell in love with a certain person. But [you have] no complaints, since you want that person to love you in return.”   However, not only is Robster a vocalist and songwriter, but he was also a guitarist for the band Haranya. Skilled at time management, Robster is a bona fide creative powerhouse. About his diverse array of talents, Robster has this to say: “It takes discipline [to nurture talent]. Thus, my principle is one thing at a time…when I set out to do one thing, I focus on it entirely.”   Robster is quickly catching fire as a major songwriter in the Philippines. Two songs written by him, Stuck and Patawad Sinta, were sung by fellow rising star Myko Mañago. Robster even wrote for legendary alt-rock band Parokya Ni Edgar on their song Amats, as well as for hugely popular dancer, singer & TV personality Vhong Navarro in his song Mr. Papabol.       This prolific output has resulted in big break after big break for Robster, singing jingles and even the theme song of a movie starring the legendary love team of Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa. Robster says: “I consider myself very blessed to reach a level where I am asked to write a jingle or theme song. I just scribble down all the important messages the client wants to convey. Or, if it is writing a song for an artist, I ask for their profile, target audience, style and repertoire…I often fill up three pages in my notebook [in the process]!”   Robster has also won accolades for his craft: he was a winner of the PMPC Star Awards for Music in 2012 for his novelty song, Blind Item. However, beyond his accolades and achievements, Robster considers himself a storyteller at heart: as a radio personality, Robster created and produced the story-based segment Mga Kuwento ni Lolo Barbers, and he is even an author of motivational books whose titles sell themselves: How To Tame the Butterflies in your Stomach and How To Talk to Anyone Easily.     Says Robster of his many blessings and achievements: “I’ve always felt that when we believe we can do something, with God's grace, we can do it. As a child, I was fascinated with performers and the positive feelings they give their audiences, as well as how they impacted them. I want to make people feel the same way.”   Robster’s second single Hiwaga is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video here.   RJA Productions, LLC is a music production company based in San Francisco. RJA Productions was founded by Rosabela Jao-Arribas, and its aim is to showcase the talents of up-and-coming local talents in the Philippines.
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  • 17 Feb 2021
    Moira’s Paubaya storms the Internet with over 7 million views within just a day. Featuring former real-life couple Joshua Garcia and Julia Baretto, dubbed “JoshLia” by their fans, the music video outwardly talks about closure, forgiveness, and letting go of a love that wasn’t meant to be.  This track, Paubaya, was the last chapter from Moira’s sophomore album under Star Music and Cornerstone Music titled “Patawad” that was first released in the latter part of 2020.
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  • Moira’s Paubaya storms the Internet with over 7 million views within just a day. Featuring former real-life couple Joshua Garcia and Julia Baretto, dubbed “JoshLia” by their fans, the music video outwardly talks about closure, forgiveness, and letting go of a love that wasn’t meant to be.  This track, Paubaya, was the last chapter from Moira’s sophomore album under Star Music and Cornerstone Music titled “Patawad” that was first released in the latter part of 2020.
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  • 16 Feb 2021
    Planet Indie is now accepting EPK's for promotion.What is an EPK?EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit. It is a document that showcases what your band is all about.EPK inclusions:- Links to your audio- Logo and Band Photo- Website & Social Media- Biography- Press Quotes & Testimonials (if you have any)- Promotional Video- Contact DetailsPlanet Indie is a group of people that aims to cater a place and community for independent bands and solo artists. You may send an Email at [email protected]
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  • Planet Indie is now accepting EPK's for promotion.What is an EPK?EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit. It is a document that showcases what your band is all about.EPK inclusions:- Links to your audio- Logo and Band Photo- Website & Social Media- Biography- Press Quotes & Testimonials (if you have any)- Promotional Video- Contact DetailsPlanet Indie is a group of people that aims to cater a place and community for independent bands and solo artists. You may send an Email at [email protected]
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  • 16 Feb 2021
    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  This February 22, 2021 join us in our webinar entitled "Level Up: Adapting new normal trends in managing a franchise business" to learn the different ways to succeed and adapt in the franchise world.  Co-presented by:  •Omorfi PH•BERSĪ •Sole Seeker PH •Lushly •FranchiseManila.com - the No. 1 Online Magazine for Business and Franchise Opportunities in the Official Website: https://franchisemanila.com/ •Dream Closet MNL •Itechworks Computer Center PH  Brought to you by: •Likhain Co. •Rawk Manila  Media Partners:  •SparkUp•Rakista Radio•Edge TV Radio Philippines Together, let us take the franchise business into another level!  Should you have any concerns, please contact us thru 09458536461 or email us at [email protected] Again, thank you and we are hoping to see you again in our future events! You can also visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BigWig-Productions-100759408716951/ for more updates.
    278 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  This February 22, 2021 join us in our webinar entitled "Level Up: Adapting new normal trends in managing a franchise business" to learn the different ways to succeed and adapt in the franchise world.  Co-presented by:  •Omorfi PH•BERSĪ •Sole Seeker PH •Lushly •FranchiseManila.com - the No. 1 Online Magazine for Business and Franchise Opportunities in the Official Website: https://franchisemanila.com/ •Dream Closet MNL •Itechworks Computer Center PH  Brought to you by: •Likhain Co. •Rawk Manila  Media Partners:  •SparkUp•Rakista Radio•Edge TV Radio Philippines Together, let us take the franchise business into another level!  Should you have any concerns, please contact us thru 09458536461 or email us at [email protected] Again, thank you and we are hoping to see you again in our future events! You can also visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BigWig-Productions-100759408716951/ for more updates.
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  • 15 Feb 2021
    “Ilang beses ka nang tinitingnan at parang ako'y natutunaw sa'yong kagandahan”“Ilang beses na rin kitang nasilayan ngunit wala paring nagbabago” The first two verses of the song convey a picture of a person’s beauty and value that never fade, and stand the test of time. The Knobs’ vocalist, Jayr Corre shared how someone’s ethereal beauty inspired him in finishing the composition - “Hindi ka pa rin nagsasawa kahit gaano mo na siya katagal nakikita”. Perhaps a lot of us could relate to this as it could oftentimes be a way of affirming our love to our significant others.   Founded in 2019, The Knobs is a family band comprised of Jayr Corre (Vocals/ Bass), Raffy Corre (Rhythm Guitar), and Marco Corre (Drums/ Backing Vocals). Two other members complete the band: Emman Lopez on Lead Guitar and Sky Cepe on Keyboards, who both joined the following year. Inspired by a biblical verse, “The Knobs” is a euphemism of being open to all the opportunities that come knocking on your door. Most of their songs are centered around people’s experiences in falling and being in love, as well as pain, loss, and heartbreak.    There is no doubt as to how and why The Knobs easily form their music and lyrics. From Jayr and Marco’s father, Raffy, passing on his knowledge to the members of the band, who in turn puts in their own flavor, the band’s undeniable sense of musicality stems from two generations of innate talent and skills.  Reaching 100,000 streams on Spotify for their single “Paalam”, The Knobs releases another song that will definitely be a perfect addition to our playlist in this season of love. “Walang Kapantay” puts into words and melody the beauty of being in love and mesmerised by someone. “Walang Kapantay” is out now on various digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.   
    392 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • “Ilang beses ka nang tinitingnan at parang ako'y natutunaw sa'yong kagandahan”“Ilang beses na rin kitang nasilayan ngunit wala paring nagbabago” The first two verses of the song convey a picture of a person’s beauty and value that never fade, and stand the test of time. The Knobs’ vocalist, Jayr Corre shared how someone’s ethereal beauty inspired him in finishing the composition - “Hindi ka pa rin nagsasawa kahit gaano mo na siya katagal nakikita”. Perhaps a lot of us could relate to this as it could oftentimes be a way of affirming our love to our significant others.   Founded in 2019, The Knobs is a family band comprised of Jayr Corre (Vocals/ Bass), Raffy Corre (Rhythm Guitar), and Marco Corre (Drums/ Backing Vocals). Two other members complete the band: Emman Lopez on Lead Guitar and Sky Cepe on Keyboards, who both joined the following year. Inspired by a biblical verse, “The Knobs” is a euphemism of being open to all the opportunities that come knocking on your door. Most of their songs are centered around people’s experiences in falling and being in love, as well as pain, loss, and heartbreak.    There is no doubt as to how and why The Knobs easily form their music and lyrics. From Jayr and Marco’s father, Raffy, passing on his knowledge to the members of the band, who in turn puts in their own flavor, the band’s undeniable sense of musicality stems from two generations of innate talent and skills.  Reaching 100,000 streams on Spotify for their single “Paalam”, The Knobs releases another song that will definitely be a perfect addition to our playlist in this season of love. “Walang Kapantay” puts into words and melody the beauty of being in love and mesmerised by someone. “Walang Kapantay” is out now on various digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.   
    Feb 15, 2021 392
  • 15 Feb 2021
    The first few beats of this song give the listeners a rush of lightness and awakening. Although it talks about the effect of someone’s uncertainty in entering a relationship, the upbeat melody gives a light-hearted rendition to the message of the song. It is also a gentle reminder for some people to make up their minds: “Sabihin mo na lang kung ayaw mo na para di na ako aasa pa, kung anu-ano pang iyong dahilan lalo lang akong nasasaktan”. Every decision we make has a corresponding effect on someone, especially those who are hoping for a chance, as this line would tell us. It might take great courage to be honest with one’s feelings, but at the same time, it would definitely save us from a whole lot of heartache.  This generation’s renowned OPM artists, Noel Cabangon and Moonstar88, teamed up for this latest hit. Moonstar88 has been known for their rock singles that never failed to rank in music hit charts in the last two decades. A seasoned, multi-awarded folk singer-songwriter, Noel Cabangon produces compositions that talk about love, hope, and faith. His timeless voice gives us warmth and soothes our pent-up emotions, while every strum on his guitar tugs at our heartstrings every single time. Noel Cabangon is known for his evergreen single “Kanlungan”,  and his rendition of singles like “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko”, and “Di Na Natuto”, among many others. He is not just any ordinary singer-songwriter as he actively participates in political events through his music and continues to give us timeless, socially relevant songs that encompass every man's journey in life. Noel has also collaborated with other OPM artists such as Aikee for the song “Pag-Ibig” and Leanne & Naara for “Habangbuhay”, for which they bagged the Wish Song Collaboration of the Year award at the 6th Wish Music Awards on January 17 of this year.  This Valentine’s, Noel Cabangon and Moonstar88 welcome the month of love with their single “Paasa”, now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    391 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The first few beats of this song give the listeners a rush of lightness and awakening. Although it talks about the effect of someone’s uncertainty in entering a relationship, the upbeat melody gives a light-hearted rendition to the message of the song. It is also a gentle reminder for some people to make up their minds: “Sabihin mo na lang kung ayaw mo na para di na ako aasa pa, kung anu-ano pang iyong dahilan lalo lang akong nasasaktan”. Every decision we make has a corresponding effect on someone, especially those who are hoping for a chance, as this line would tell us. It might take great courage to be honest with one’s feelings, but at the same time, it would definitely save us from a whole lot of heartache.  This generation’s renowned OPM artists, Noel Cabangon and Moonstar88, teamed up for this latest hit. Moonstar88 has been known for their rock singles that never failed to rank in music hit charts in the last two decades. A seasoned, multi-awarded folk singer-songwriter, Noel Cabangon produces compositions that talk about love, hope, and faith. His timeless voice gives us warmth and soothes our pent-up emotions, while every strum on his guitar tugs at our heartstrings every single time. Noel Cabangon is known for his evergreen single “Kanlungan”,  and his rendition of singles like “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko”, and “Di Na Natuto”, among many others. He is not just any ordinary singer-songwriter as he actively participates in political events through his music and continues to give us timeless, socially relevant songs that encompass every man's journey in life. Noel has also collaborated with other OPM artists such as Aikee for the song “Pag-Ibig” and Leanne & Naara for “Habangbuhay”, for which they bagged the Wish Song Collaboration of the Year award at the 6th Wish Music Awards on January 17 of this year.  This Valentine’s, Noel Cabangon and Moonstar88 welcome the month of love with their single “Paasa”, now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
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  • 15 Feb 2021
    “It’s a song about making your existence count.” - Rogel Africa on ‘Markang Bungo’ The Song in Focus podcast, which is currently one of the top music podcasts in Spotify and Apple Podcasts Philippines, had Valley of Chrome’s lead singer and songwriter Rogel Africa talk about the band's song Markang Bungo - which is timely due to its theme on being “marked for death.”  Hosts and Singer-Songwriters Acel and Denice Lao dive deep into the meaning and motivation behind the song with the vocalist in one of the newest episodes. The song became a “self-help book” to the vocalist, a mantra amidst dark times. “It’s like speaking for someone who’s in a creative rut … wanting to just quit and go all corporate and quit his passion.This is me telling myself and other people not to give up because there’s a bigger picture than what you see.” Being long-time musicians, the band has experienced not only personal but also large-scale changes. The metal genre has noticeably progressed era by era, alongside the band’s evolution of sound. “I can’t repeat myself for the 20th time. I can’t sound like myself when I was 24 years old. It’s a different mindset now.” There is a notion that metal is all about revenge and dark themes. While those are common themes, songs like Markang Bungo diversify the genre by bringing positive tones while also not losing the essence of the genre.  Given the trials the society faces because of the pandemic, listeners may resonate with the Markang Bungo’s intent. The song’s message stays relevant as it continues to inspire, bringing another perspective to people facing hardships. The featured song of the podcast remains to be a symbol of the band’s vision to grow, celebrating their existence.  This episode featuring Valley of Chrome’s iconic track is the 8th installment of the Song in Focus podcast and has featured many of OPM’s celebrated artists like Sponge Cola, Yeng Constantino, Clara Benin, Silent Sanctuary, and Itchyworms to name a few. To hear more about Rogel’s outlook on the song, his favorite lines, and numerous topics, listen to the full episode on Spotify and Apple Podcast.  Song in Focus is a podcast based in the Philippines that drills into aspects beyond surface-level of all-time favorite songs by artists - production, recording, behind-the-scenes stories etc. Connect with Song in Focus through linktr.ee/songinfocus or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast streaming sites for free. Follow them at @songinfocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
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  • “It’s a song about making your existence count.” - Rogel Africa on ‘Markang Bungo’ The Song in Focus podcast, which is currently one of the top music podcasts in Spotify and Apple Podcasts Philippines, had Valley of Chrome’s lead singer and songwriter Rogel Africa talk about the band's song Markang Bungo - which is timely due to its theme on being “marked for death.”  Hosts and Singer-Songwriters Acel and Denice Lao dive deep into the meaning and motivation behind the song with the vocalist in one of the newest episodes. The song became a “self-help book” to the vocalist, a mantra amidst dark times. “It’s like speaking for someone who’s in a creative rut … wanting to just quit and go all corporate and quit his passion.This is me telling myself and other people not to give up because there’s a bigger picture than what you see.” Being long-time musicians, the band has experienced not only personal but also large-scale changes. The metal genre has noticeably progressed era by era, alongside the band’s evolution of sound. “I can’t repeat myself for the 20th time. I can’t sound like myself when I was 24 years old. It’s a different mindset now.” There is a notion that metal is all about revenge and dark themes. While those are common themes, songs like Markang Bungo diversify the genre by bringing positive tones while also not losing the essence of the genre.  Given the trials the society faces because of the pandemic, listeners may resonate with the Markang Bungo’s intent. The song’s message stays relevant as it continues to inspire, bringing another perspective to people facing hardships. The featured song of the podcast remains to be a symbol of the band’s vision to grow, celebrating their existence.  This episode featuring Valley of Chrome’s iconic track is the 8th installment of the Song in Focus podcast and has featured many of OPM’s celebrated artists like Sponge Cola, Yeng Constantino, Clara Benin, Silent Sanctuary, and Itchyworms to name a few. To hear more about Rogel’s outlook on the song, his favorite lines, and numerous topics, listen to the full episode on Spotify and Apple Podcast.  Song in Focus is a podcast based in the Philippines that drills into aspects beyond surface-level of all-time favorite songs by artists - production, recording, behind-the-scenes stories etc. Connect with Song in Focus through linktr.ee/songinfocus or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast streaming sites for free. Follow them at @songinfocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
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  • 15 Feb 2021
    Ever since transitioning to become an independent artist, Gloc-9 has been releasing singles via his various digital platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. However, the month of LOVE have ignited the fires of inspiration in our favorite MAKATA that he came out with a six track Valentine’s “album” to be released starting February 14-19 one track per day.  Titled POOT AT PAG-IBIG, the album is a Valentine’s anthology to love, romanticizing stories of a dying love (Title Track: Alitaptap), love for your dream (Title Track: Di Marunong and Payong), a partner’s longing (Title Track: Sana), a selfish love (Title Track: Oka), and (Title Track: BPB) life’s harsh realities often devoid of love. All songs were composed by Aristotle Pollisco, arranged by Rassel “Goodson” Tiquia, and mixed and mastered by John Edmel “Gcode” Tabuniar.   But what makes this project extra special is Gloc-9’s collaboration with his twins, Danielle Shaun and Sean Daniel. Danielle Shaun, who is featured as elle shaun, showcases her singing voice in the song “Sana” (second collaboration between father and daughter after the song “Gusto Ko” featured in Gloc-9’s “Talumpati” album) and Daniel rendered the concept art of the album cover. Subscribe to gloc-9’s youtube channel for updates Gloc -9.   
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  • Ever since transitioning to become an independent artist, Gloc-9 has been releasing singles via his various digital platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. However, the month of LOVE have ignited the fires of inspiration in our favorite MAKATA that he came out with a six track Valentine’s “album” to be released starting February 14-19 one track per day.  Titled POOT AT PAG-IBIG, the album is a Valentine’s anthology to love, romanticizing stories of a dying love (Title Track: Alitaptap), love for your dream (Title Track: Di Marunong and Payong), a partner’s longing (Title Track: Sana), a selfish love (Title Track: Oka), and (Title Track: BPB) life’s harsh realities often devoid of love. All songs were composed by Aristotle Pollisco, arranged by Rassel “Goodson” Tiquia, and mixed and mastered by John Edmel “Gcode” Tabuniar.   But what makes this project extra special is Gloc-9’s collaboration with his twins, Danielle Shaun and Sean Daniel. Danielle Shaun, who is featured as elle shaun, showcases her singing voice in the song “Sana” (second collaboration between father and daughter after the song “Gusto Ko” featured in Gloc-9’s “Talumpati” album) and Daniel rendered the concept art of the album cover. Subscribe to gloc-9’s youtube channel for updates Gloc -9.   
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  • 15 Feb 2021
    The beginning of Zack Tabudlo’s Island Records journey saw the young singer-songwriter going full speed ahead. His song ‘Sigurado’ hit the Top Viral PH charts and stayed there for four weeks, following its feature in the online series Your Home. There’s also ‘Cruel,’ whose music video was released a few months ago and has racked up more than 70,000 views on YouTube and more than 240,000 streams on Spotify.Zack’s biggest single to date, the first one under Island Records Philippines, is the sultry ‘Nangangamba,' whose play count on Spotify clocks in at over a million streams.Iyong-Iyo: a tender ballad about love and yearningAnd Zack shows no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by his latest single ‘Iyong Iyo.’ Written by Tiny Corpuz and performed by Zack Tabudlo, ‘Iyong Iyo’ sees Zack putting it all on the line and giving everything—literal possession. “Kahit pa ba sa kabilang buhay, ‘di maglalaho,” he croons in the glimmering chorus, showcasing his lyrical penchant for themes like romance and longing. Gentle harmonies and mellow instrumentation make you feel like you’re floating, and allow Zack to flex the upper register of his vocal range, his high notes triumphant and sincere.“I was really in touch with making the album art of the song as well, having a Halloween-like ghost costume in it which shows a person under a white cloth with holes in it, but has this heart glowing from his chest,” says Zack. “He wants to be like the ghost to really feel the same connection, with his heart glowing, symbolizing how much love he feels for the ghost.”According to Zack, the song was inspired by the original Thai song for the “Let’s Fight Ghost” series, which is set to air on March 2021. The acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer shares, “I wanted to take it to a different world with different styles and vibe compared to the original. It has a very slow blues-pop feel to it production wise. I wanted to go for something mellow having the foundation from the original one but has a “slow dance” feel to it instead of going full ballad.”About Zack Tabudlo Zack Tabudlo is an alt-pop RnB artist from Manila, Philippines. He hit the ground running when he began his music career, becoming a finalist for reality talent show Talentadong Pinoy at the age of 10. He was a contestant for the voice kids season 1, and had a stint as a member of youth singing group GRAVITY, and one half of teen pop duo Zack and Fritz.When it comes to music production, Zack has certainly earned his stripes. Under the mentorship of Venn Saturno and Chris Anthony Vinzons of Sonic State Studio, Zack continued to hone his techniques and sensibilities.Among his influences are contemporary pop chart-toppers Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, and Island Records label mate Charlie Puth. But Zack approaches the genre of pop with his own distinct approach. His artistry can be characterized as a tasteful blend of R&B, soft rock, funk and vocally driven pop.With a slew of catchy singles under his belt, all leading up to what’s looking to be a promising full-length in the future, the young musician is gaining momentum. His hustle may have been riding below the radar, but one can expect 2021 to be Zack’s year.
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  • The beginning of Zack Tabudlo’s Island Records journey saw the young singer-songwriter going full speed ahead. His song ‘Sigurado’ hit the Top Viral PH charts and stayed there for four weeks, following its feature in the online series Your Home. There’s also ‘Cruel,’ whose music video was released a few months ago and has racked up more than 70,000 views on YouTube and more than 240,000 streams on Spotify.Zack’s biggest single to date, the first one under Island Records Philippines, is the sultry ‘Nangangamba,' whose play count on Spotify clocks in at over a million streams.Iyong-Iyo: a tender ballad about love and yearningAnd Zack shows no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by his latest single ‘Iyong Iyo.’ Written by Tiny Corpuz and performed by Zack Tabudlo, ‘Iyong Iyo’ sees Zack putting it all on the line and giving everything—literal possession. “Kahit pa ba sa kabilang buhay, ‘di maglalaho,” he croons in the glimmering chorus, showcasing his lyrical penchant for themes like romance and longing. Gentle harmonies and mellow instrumentation make you feel like you’re floating, and allow Zack to flex the upper register of his vocal range, his high notes triumphant and sincere.“I was really in touch with making the album art of the song as well, having a Halloween-like ghost costume in it which shows a person under a white cloth with holes in it, but has this heart glowing from his chest,” says Zack. “He wants to be like the ghost to really feel the same connection, with his heart glowing, symbolizing how much love he feels for the ghost.”According to Zack, the song was inspired by the original Thai song for the “Let’s Fight Ghost” series, which is set to air on March 2021. The acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer shares, “I wanted to take it to a different world with different styles and vibe compared to the original. It has a very slow blues-pop feel to it production wise. I wanted to go for something mellow having the foundation from the original one but has a “slow dance” feel to it instead of going full ballad.”About Zack Tabudlo Zack Tabudlo is an alt-pop RnB artist from Manila, Philippines. He hit the ground running when he began his music career, becoming a finalist for reality talent show Talentadong Pinoy at the age of 10. He was a contestant for the voice kids season 1, and had a stint as a member of youth singing group GRAVITY, and one half of teen pop duo Zack and Fritz.When it comes to music production, Zack has certainly earned his stripes. Under the mentorship of Venn Saturno and Chris Anthony Vinzons of Sonic State Studio, Zack continued to hone his techniques and sensibilities.Among his influences are contemporary pop chart-toppers Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, and Island Records label mate Charlie Puth. But Zack approaches the genre of pop with his own distinct approach. His artistry can be characterized as a tasteful blend of R&B, soft rock, funk and vocally driven pop.With a slew of catchy singles under his belt, all leading up to what’s looking to be a promising full-length in the future, the young musician is gaining momentum. His hustle may have been riding below the radar, but one can expect 2021 to be Zack’s year.
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