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  • 14 May 2019
      Feel at home with the UP Music Circle as we present to you Homegrown 2019!   The UP Music Circle (UPMC) is a music organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and every year, UPMC releases an album featuring tracks by our very own artists. Join us for our album launch at Mow’s Matalino on May 23! Find a sense of home as you listen to soul-stirring music of various genres that will surely make you move to the beat of your heart.   The UP Music Circle serves as a venue for music enthusiasts in UP Diliman, and UPMC promotes the appreciation of various musical forms and genres, the enhancement of musical talents and skills, and the use of music as a means for personal affirmation and a ground for social interaction.   From the vibrant sounds of pop to the grunge and edge of alternative rock and more, Homegrown 2019 Album Launch will be featuring acts such as Bowling Night, Serotonin, Parlor Parlor, Granny Lee, Liana, Alexia, Pinkmen, Sofa Sky, and Any Name’s Okay, as well as a very special guest, Orange and Lemons.   Tickets are priced at 250php for entrance only, while the album costs 300 pesos. Avail both is 500. Gates open at 7:30pm. See you there!
    64 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Feel at home with the UP Music Circle as we present to you Homegrown 2019!   The UP Music Circle (UPMC) is a music organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and every year, UPMC releases an album featuring tracks by our very own artists. Join us for our album launch at Mow’s Matalino on May 23! Find a sense of home as you listen to soul-stirring music of various genres that will surely make you move to the beat of your heart.   The UP Music Circle serves as a venue for music enthusiasts in UP Diliman, and UPMC promotes the appreciation of various musical forms and genres, the enhancement of musical talents and skills, and the use of music as a means for personal affirmation and a ground for social interaction.   From the vibrant sounds of pop to the grunge and edge of alternative rock and more, Homegrown 2019 Album Launch will be featuring acts such as Bowling Night, Serotonin, Parlor Parlor, Granny Lee, Liana, Alexia, Pinkmen, Sofa Sky, and Any Name’s Okay, as well as a very special guest, Orange and Lemons.   Tickets are priced at 250php for entrance only, while the album costs 300 pesos. Avail both is 500. Gates open at 7:30pm. See you there!
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  • 14 May 2019
    QUEST – SASAMAHAN KITA Written by Jose D Villanueva III Produced by Jose D Villanueva Mixed and mastered at Sonic State Studios   Quest brings two new single to 2019, “Permanente” which was released last January and the newly released “Sasamahan Kita”. Sasamahan Kita is a song that reminds you, that people care for you and your dreams!   “It is important to have a dream, its drives you, it fuels you, hindi ka aandar kung wala kang pangarap.” Quest says. Dreaming is almost equivalent to living, is serves as your compass - to do things; and to not do things. Quest is a big advocate of getting an education, having teachers, having the right mentors - “ the lessons that they learned — all of those, I am in a position to do it for todays youth. Carrying on tradition.”   Growing up in poverty, Quest looked to a lot of people to encourage him to dream. “I had to learn that I need to surround myself with the right people. No one ever makes it by themselves, love is a sacrifice – people who love you make sacrifices. And with their sacrifices, I’m thankful for.”   "Kaming aalalay, iyong kaagapay Sa bawat hakbang meron kang karamay Hanggang sa tagumpay, ika’y magtatagumpay Ang imposible ay kaya Basta sama sama Kaya huwag magalala Sasamahan kita"   “We’re living at a time where there are a lot of discouraging things around us, these people gave me the confidence I needed to dream and achieve, no matter how small. Malaking tulong sila sa akin.” says Quest, and advices today’s youth to “find your dream within, find a team who will champion your purpose and help you achieve it!” Sasamahan Kita is written and produced by Jose D Villanueva III, it is coming out of Warner Music Philippines and will be out on Spotify on April 12. Vote for it on your favorite radio stations. Watch out for the music video on TV and online!
    44 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • QUEST – SASAMAHAN KITA Written by Jose D Villanueva III Produced by Jose D Villanueva Mixed and mastered at Sonic State Studios   Quest brings two new single to 2019, “Permanente” which was released last January and the newly released “Sasamahan Kita”. Sasamahan Kita is a song that reminds you, that people care for you and your dreams!   “It is important to have a dream, its drives you, it fuels you, hindi ka aandar kung wala kang pangarap.” Quest says. Dreaming is almost equivalent to living, is serves as your compass - to do things; and to not do things. Quest is a big advocate of getting an education, having teachers, having the right mentors - “ the lessons that they learned — all of those, I am in a position to do it for todays youth. Carrying on tradition.”   Growing up in poverty, Quest looked to a lot of people to encourage him to dream. “I had to learn that I need to surround myself with the right people. No one ever makes it by themselves, love is a sacrifice – people who love you make sacrifices. And with their sacrifices, I’m thankful for.”   "Kaming aalalay, iyong kaagapay Sa bawat hakbang meron kang karamay Hanggang sa tagumpay, ika’y magtatagumpay Ang imposible ay kaya Basta sama sama Kaya huwag magalala Sasamahan kita"   “We’re living at a time where there are a lot of discouraging things around us, these people gave me the confidence I needed to dream and achieve, no matter how small. Malaking tulong sila sa akin.” says Quest, and advices today’s youth to “find your dream within, find a team who will champion your purpose and help you achieve it!” Sasamahan Kita is written and produced by Jose D Villanueva III, it is coming out of Warner Music Philippines and will be out on Spotify on April 12. Vote for it on your favorite radio stations. Watch out for the music video on TV and online!
    May 14, 2019 44
  • 14 May 2019
    St. Wolf started as a school project in one of their major classes in college. The boys also believe that there’s always good in bad and bad in good, that despite of the large contrast between good and evil there’s a certain balance inside of us. “Saint” being the good, and “Wolf” being bad.   The band’s sound is a combination of smooth-sailing suave-ness and meaty, heavy instrumentation which they try to also translate physically in live performances. It started out as an inside joke as their guitarist made a demo for one of songs and named it Swabecore. At that time, it was a lightbulb moment for us; an “o nga no?” moment.You can expect a banger while feeling sexy as you groove and listen to their stuff!   “You’ll Be Safe Here” is an original track of Rivermaya which was featured as the theme song of the hit ABS-CBN thriller series, “Sprits”, in 2005. St. Wolf gives the track a modern twist with their Swabecore style.   This track is still a part of Warner Music Philippines’ 25th year celebration.   “You’ll Be Safe Here”will be available for streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, also available for download via iTunes.   Get updated on ST. WOLF and their upcoming releases! Like the band’s official Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram.   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.  
    35 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • St. Wolf started as a school project in one of their major classes in college. The boys also believe that there’s always good in bad and bad in good, that despite of the large contrast between good and evil there’s a certain balance inside of us. “Saint” being the good, and “Wolf” being bad.   The band’s sound is a combination of smooth-sailing suave-ness and meaty, heavy instrumentation which they try to also translate physically in live performances. It started out as an inside joke as their guitarist made a demo for one of songs and named it Swabecore. At that time, it was a lightbulb moment for us; an “o nga no?” moment.You can expect a banger while feeling sexy as you groove and listen to their stuff!   “You’ll Be Safe Here” is an original track of Rivermaya which was featured as the theme song of the hit ABS-CBN thriller series, “Sprits”, in 2005. St. Wolf gives the track a modern twist with their Swabecore style.   This track is still a part of Warner Music Philippines’ 25th year celebration.   “You’ll Be Safe Here”will be available for streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, also available for download via iTunes.   Get updated on ST. WOLF and their upcoming releases! Like the band’s official Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram.   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.  
    May 14, 2019 35
  • 30 Apr 2019
    Kurei, a shy and reluctant singer, got her first attempt at music thru the help of her friend Eunice Jorge of Gracenote. This tandem met thru Darwin Hernandez of Soupstar Music and hit it off instantly. Eunice would always invite Kurei to watch whenever they have gigs. Kurei, after being inspired and constantly prodded by Eunice, asked the latter for help in pursuing her love for music. The newbie musician, with Eunice as her producer, first dipped her feet in music with the acoustic version of “Paasa”. Little did she expect that this would make her hit the #1 spot on Spotify Phillippines’ Viral 50! This is definitely a great surprise for and from Kurei.Being new in the music industry, Kurei surely knows that there is more work to be done for what lies ahead. But topping such a prestigious chart is definitely a great start for this artist.Check her 1st single:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7A7IsQQPGxlfHiDDl2Kct7?si=V2rFUIdOTVmg3jGAGc-fnQ*Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqGELgM_RI
    220 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Kurei, a shy and reluctant singer, got her first attempt at music thru the help of her friend Eunice Jorge of Gracenote. This tandem met thru Darwin Hernandez of Soupstar Music and hit it off instantly. Eunice would always invite Kurei to watch whenever they have gigs. Kurei, after being inspired and constantly prodded by Eunice, asked the latter for help in pursuing her love for music. The newbie musician, with Eunice as her producer, first dipped her feet in music with the acoustic version of “Paasa”. Little did she expect that this would make her hit the #1 spot on Spotify Phillippines’ Viral 50! This is definitely a great surprise for and from Kurei.Being new in the music industry, Kurei surely knows that there is more work to be done for what lies ahead. But topping such a prestigious chart is definitely a great start for this artist.Check her 1st single:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7A7IsQQPGxlfHiDDl2Kct7?si=V2rFUIdOTVmg3jGAGc-fnQ*Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqGELgM_RI
    Apr 30, 2019 220
  • 23 Apr 2019
      The local Philippine band, Any Name’s Okay, presents the launch of their first music video for the brand new Filipino song, entitled “Orasan”, they just released last April 5, 2019. This also serves as the first event they’ll be organizing as a band since they started in the local music scene. Directed by Ria Red, this music video aims to capture the message of the pop ballad which talks about cherishing the times you spend with your loved ones, be it a friend, a family member, a romantic partner, or anyone important in one’s life.   Any Name’s Okay is composed of 5 members who are currently students from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where they banded together first as applicants in the organization, UP Music Circle back in August 2017. They then moved on to do their first out-of-school gig in December 2017 which signalled the start of their growth in the local scene, leading to different milestones such as winning the UP Fair Cosmos contest, and then moving on to playing in different kinds of gigs and events inside and some outside Metro Manila such as the UP Fair (2018 and 2019), Fete de la Musique 2018, Coke Studio Roadshow, and many more. They released their first two singles, “Clouds” and “Hawaiian”, in 2018, making “Orasan” their third single released on Spotify and other major music platforms.   This music video launch simultaneously counts as a small fundraiser for the band in hopes of building towards their EP which they plan to release a bit later this 2019. Happening on May 3 (Friday) at Jess and Pat’s Maginhawa, Any Name’s Okay is ready to proudly present their music video. The event will also be featuring performances from Coeli, The Ridleys, Leanne and Naara, and Munimuni. For further inquiries, feel free to check out their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @anynamesokay) and send them a message.  
    391 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   The local Philippine band, Any Name’s Okay, presents the launch of their first music video for the brand new Filipino song, entitled “Orasan”, they just released last April 5, 2019. This also serves as the first event they’ll be organizing as a band since they started in the local music scene. Directed by Ria Red, this music video aims to capture the message of the pop ballad which talks about cherishing the times you spend with your loved ones, be it a friend, a family member, a romantic partner, or anyone important in one’s life.   Any Name’s Okay is composed of 5 members who are currently students from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where they banded together first as applicants in the organization, UP Music Circle back in August 2017. They then moved on to do their first out-of-school gig in December 2017 which signalled the start of their growth in the local scene, leading to different milestones such as winning the UP Fair Cosmos contest, and then moving on to playing in different kinds of gigs and events inside and some outside Metro Manila such as the UP Fair (2018 and 2019), Fete de la Musique 2018, Coke Studio Roadshow, and many more. They released their first two singles, “Clouds” and “Hawaiian”, in 2018, making “Orasan” their third single released on Spotify and other major music platforms.   This music video launch simultaneously counts as a small fundraiser for the band in hopes of building towards their EP which they plan to release a bit later this 2019. Happening on May 3 (Friday) at Jess and Pat’s Maginhawa, Any Name’s Okay is ready to proudly present their music video. The event will also be featuring performances from Coeli, The Ridleys, Leanne and Naara, and Munimuni. For further inquiries, feel free to check out their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @anynamesokay) and send them a message.  
    Apr 23, 2019 391
  • 23 Apr 2019
    Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life. Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify. This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life. Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.   Also released on the same day was the emotional music video, featuring a live and intimate performance of the song. All eyes are on Julie’s next move, and if her previous release are any indication, “Regrets” is bound to become another hit in the making. Regrets is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, under Universal Records.
    121 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life. Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify. This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life. Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.   Also released on the same day was the emotional music video, featuring a live and intimate performance of the song. All eyes are on Julie’s next move, and if her previous release are any indication, “Regrets” is bound to become another hit in the making. Regrets is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, under Universal Records.
    Apr 23, 2019 121
  • 15 Apr 2019
    It’s true what they say, nothing will ever defeat the feeling of having a whole battalion of your fans sing-along to every word of your song in every single tour you’re on, be it a concert, a music festival, or even a small intimate gig. This is probably one of the pinnacles of an artist’s career. But imagine having the voices of thousands of their fans be featured in a song, now that is definitely priceless and that is exactly what Slapshock did in their song ‘BANDERA’, their fourth and latest single from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE’.   ‘BANDERA’ took inspiration from the various banners that the Slap Armies proudly create, raise, and wave, showing which province or city they represent. The song is also an ode to Filipinos around the world that work their fingers to the bone.     Consequently, the Bandera or flag is a symbolism of the differences of the Slap Armies and finding common ground in the music of Slapshock, and that is how powerful the music they create.    Slapshock continues to set the bar high and for more than 2 decades they never fail to give us solid performances as they always wear their hearts on their sleeves every time they go up on stage.     Following up on their 22nd year in the OPM industry, the band finally launched their music video for ‘BANDERA’ with the special participation of their beloved Slap Armies.  This leads up to Slapshock’s BANDERA TOUR 2019 (See the part 1 of their tour dates).     See you all at Slapshock’s tour this year, sabay sabay nating awitin at itaas ang Bandera!     Watch the new music video on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slapshock.official/         Listen to ‘BANDERA’ on Spotify and iTunes.    
    1332 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • It’s true what they say, nothing will ever defeat the feeling of having a whole battalion of your fans sing-along to every word of your song in every single tour you’re on, be it a concert, a music festival, or even a small intimate gig. This is probably one of the pinnacles of an artist’s career. But imagine having the voices of thousands of their fans be featured in a song, now that is definitely priceless and that is exactly what Slapshock did in their song ‘BANDERA’, their fourth and latest single from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE’.   ‘BANDERA’ took inspiration from the various banners that the Slap Armies proudly create, raise, and wave, showing which province or city they represent. The song is also an ode to Filipinos around the world that work their fingers to the bone.     Consequently, the Bandera or flag is a symbolism of the differences of the Slap Armies and finding common ground in the music of Slapshock, and that is how powerful the music they create.    Slapshock continues to set the bar high and for more than 2 decades they never fail to give us solid performances as they always wear their hearts on their sleeves every time they go up on stage.     Following up on their 22nd year in the OPM industry, the band finally launched their music video for ‘BANDERA’ with the special participation of their beloved Slap Armies.  This leads up to Slapshock’s BANDERA TOUR 2019 (See the part 1 of their tour dates).     See you all at Slapshock’s tour this year, sabay sabay nating awitin at itaas ang Bandera!     Watch the new music video on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slapshock.official/         Listen to ‘BANDERA’ on Spotify and iTunes.    
    Apr 15, 2019 1332
  • 08 Apr 2019
    One of the hottest Alternative Rock bands today, December Avenue drops their latest single “Huling Sandali” yesterday, April 7, 2019, and it was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Huling Sandali” is now also available in Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, and other digital music platforms. It is also part of the official soundtrack of the movie “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon” that will be showing this coming May 8, 2019.     The band will also be having their Canada tour this coming July – August 2019.       Here is the official lyric video of “Huling Sandali” By December Avenue.  
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  • One of the hottest Alternative Rock bands today, December Avenue drops their latest single “Huling Sandali” yesterday, April 7, 2019, and it was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Huling Sandali” is now also available in Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, and other digital music platforms. It is also part of the official soundtrack of the movie “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon” that will be showing this coming May 8, 2019.     The band will also be having their Canada tour this coming July – August 2019.       Here is the official lyric video of “Huling Sandali” By December Avenue.  
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  • 27 Mar 2019
    Cover Photo By: Jerry ManaogIt’s already been days and we’re still on the edge of our festival hangover but before we completely step off from this phase, all of us from Rakista would like to say our biggest and sincerest thanks for everyone who attended this year’s Rakrakan Festival—may you only be a Day 1 attendee, a Day 2 attendee, or both. Together, we witnessed a handful of moments worth remembering—they even made it to the headlines—which includes the awesome fireworks display, guitar smashing (literally) tribute from Isabelle de Leon for the late Pepe Smith, December Avenue giving us the feels under the raging sun, an exclusive performance from the ever-amazing Dante Gulapa during the set of Tanya Markova, classic statements from Juan Karlos, Rhian Ramos performing alongside Brisom, the launching of the first-ever (Sunugan)Duelo stage sponsored by TaskUs, the wonderful pieces from our Street Art participants, the participation of our NGO partners, giving away free roses…phew! There’s still so much more to mention. Rest assured that the experience will double on our future events to come.And for that, we say thank you—for the extreme patience in waiting in line under the scorching heat and for being so compliant with the rules and regulations. You did your part assuring us that everyone would have a fun time without being harmed. Thank you for the unwavering love and support that you guys exemplified on those 2 days. This motivates us to do better every year. We are hoping and looking forward to the same amount of excitement in our future events. With that, thank you for being part as we made history again in the diverse scene of OPM. You guys proved that OPM is not and will never be dead. Cheers to us for keeping the OPM community alive! Here’s to more Rakrakan Festivals to come! 
    1304 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Cover Photo By: Jerry ManaogIt’s already been days and we’re still on the edge of our festival hangover but before we completely step off from this phase, all of us from Rakista would like to say our biggest and sincerest thanks for everyone who attended this year’s Rakrakan Festival—may you only be a Day 1 attendee, a Day 2 attendee, or both. Together, we witnessed a handful of moments worth remembering—they even made it to the headlines—which includes the awesome fireworks display, guitar smashing (literally) tribute from Isabelle de Leon for the late Pepe Smith, December Avenue giving us the feels under the raging sun, an exclusive performance from the ever-amazing Dante Gulapa during the set of Tanya Markova, classic statements from Juan Karlos, Rhian Ramos performing alongside Brisom, the launching of the first-ever (Sunugan)Duelo stage sponsored by TaskUs, the wonderful pieces from our Street Art participants, the participation of our NGO partners, giving away free roses…phew! There’s still so much more to mention. Rest assured that the experience will double on our future events to come.And for that, we say thank you—for the extreme patience in waiting in line under the scorching heat and for being so compliant with the rules and regulations. You did your part assuring us that everyone would have a fun time without being harmed. Thank you for the unwavering love and support that you guys exemplified on those 2 days. This motivates us to do better every year. We are hoping and looking forward to the same amount of excitement in our future events. With that, thank you for being part as we made history again in the diverse scene of OPM. You guys proved that OPM is not and will never be dead. Cheers to us for keeping the OPM community alive! Here’s to more Rakrakan Festivals to come! 
    Mar 27, 2019 1304

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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.
    19577 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • 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 19577
  • 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.      
    19054 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • 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 19054
  • 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    
    14363 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 14363
  • 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            
    12886 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 12886
  • 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”  
    11088 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”  
    Jun 26, 2018 11088
  • 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.  
    10127 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • 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.  
    Jun 25, 2018 10127
  • 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”
    7174 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 7174
  • 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  
    6232 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 6232
  • 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.  
    5834 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.  
    Jun 27, 2018 5834