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  • 07 May 2021
    And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece! ‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17. According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters. This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together.   You can watch the official lyric video here: Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus.   Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases!   DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece! ‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17. According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters. This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together.   You can watch the official lyric video here: Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus.   Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases!   DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    May 07, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    May 06, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
    May 06, 2021
  • 05 May 2021
    According to Zild, “this song started the whole record.”Dropped on Monday (May 2), Zild Benitez’s Official Music Video of “Huminga” garnered emotional reactions from netizens after its release. The video which was directed by Shaira Luna, creates a peaceful, rustic vibe, as Zild explores the green scenery under the clear sky while playing an acoustic guitar.“This time around, I feel like I touched on experiences I haven’t tapped for material before; specific stories like experiencing love for the first time, growing apart from your friends, isolation,” the 23-year old musician said in an interview.HUMINGA is now available on Spotify and all digital streaming platforms.REQUEST | You may request Zild Benitez’s HUMINGA on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • According to Zild, “this song started the whole record.”Dropped on Monday (May 2), Zild Benitez’s Official Music Video of “Huminga” garnered emotional reactions from netizens after its release. The video which was directed by Shaira Luna, creates a peaceful, rustic vibe, as Zild explores the green scenery under the clear sky while playing an acoustic guitar.“This time around, I feel like I touched on experiences I haven’t tapped for material before; specific stories like experiencing love for the first time, growing apart from your friends, isolation,” the 23-year old musician said in an interview.HUMINGA is now available on Spotify and all digital streaming platforms.REQUEST | You may request Zild Benitez’s HUMINGA on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    May 05, 2021
  • 27 Apr 2021
    Channeling some glitchy-retro vibe, Filipino rock quartet, ‘Oh, Flamingo!’, dropped the official music video of their single ‘Galit’ on Sunday.  Directed and edited by Anna Aguilar, the video itself delivers a powerful depiction of anger, rage, and frustrations.  ‘Galit’ is the band’s second single of the year.    Oh, Flamingo! is a four-piece Indie band from Manila formed in 2013. The band consists of Howard Luistro (vocals and guitar), Billie Dela Paz (vocals and bass), Pappu de Leon (guitar), and Pat Sarabia (drums) They were the winners of Wanderland’s pre-event band competition named ‘Wanderband’ in 2015.        REQUEST | You may request their songs to be played live on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Channeling some glitchy-retro vibe, Filipino rock quartet, ‘Oh, Flamingo!’, dropped the official music video of their single ‘Galit’ on Sunday.  Directed and edited by Anna Aguilar, the video itself delivers a powerful depiction of anger, rage, and frustrations.  ‘Galit’ is the band’s second single of the year.    Oh, Flamingo! is a four-piece Indie band from Manila formed in 2013. The band consists of Howard Luistro (vocals and guitar), Billie Dela Paz (vocals and bass), Pappu de Leon (guitar), and Pat Sarabia (drums) They were the winners of Wanderland’s pre-event band competition named ‘Wanderband’ in 2015.        REQUEST | You may request their songs to be played live on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Apr 27, 2021
  • 23 Apr 2021
    Light and fun to watch, the trio has successfully ventured a positive vibe on their newly uploaded Music Video on YouTube, titled “Oy!” The video takes place in a small studio nearby after the band's frontman initiates to record a music video and have a simple jam. TortionDis is an Alternative Rock Band consists of Gi Gracias (Frontman), Ronald Villaruz (Bass), and Jerzon Upo (Drums). REQUEST | TortionDis’s "Oy!" paved its way to Top 6 of Most Played Music for the week of April 11- April 18, 2021, on Rakista Radio App. Listen to their songs now!To download, kindly search Rakista Radio on Google Play
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Light and fun to watch, the trio has successfully ventured a positive vibe on their newly uploaded Music Video on YouTube, titled “Oy!” The video takes place in a small studio nearby after the band's frontman initiates to record a music video and have a simple jam. TortionDis is an Alternative Rock Band consists of Gi Gracias (Frontman), Ronald Villaruz (Bass), and Jerzon Upo (Drums). REQUEST | TortionDis’s "Oy!" paved its way to Top 6 of Most Played Music for the week of April 11- April 18, 2021, on Rakista Radio App. Listen to their songs now!To download, kindly search Rakista Radio on Google Play
    Apr 23, 2021

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  • 11 May 2020
    It was a light and happy Mother’s Day all over the world last Sunday. But one certain Mother’s Day greeting post in Instagram took the hearts of many and well… shattered them to pieces.    View this post on InstagramHappy Mothers Day we Love You.A post shared by JAY CONTRERAS (@jaycontr3ras) on May 9, 2020 at 11:21pm PDT An Instagram post from Kamikazee’s vocalist Jay Contreras greeting his wife for 11 years a happy Mother’s Day was simple but sweet. But what crushed their fans was when Sarah Abad left a comment on Jay’s post saying, “It may not be the same between us, but ill be forever grateful for giving me 2 wonderful angels. Thank u.” She was referring to their two lovely children, Kidlat Caia and Isla Eunan. Aside from the comment Abad left, her photos were also already deleted from Contreras’ Instagram feed. In the meantime, their cause of break-up has not been yet confirmed. 
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  • It was a light and happy Mother’s Day all over the world last Sunday. But one certain Mother’s Day greeting post in Instagram took the hearts of many and well… shattered them to pieces.    View this post on InstagramHappy Mothers Day we Love You.A post shared by JAY CONTRERAS (@jaycontr3ras) on May 9, 2020 at 11:21pm PDT An Instagram post from Kamikazee’s vocalist Jay Contreras greeting his wife for 11 years a happy Mother’s Day was simple but sweet. But what crushed their fans was when Sarah Abad left a comment on Jay’s post saying, “It may not be the same between us, but ill be forever grateful for giving me 2 wonderful angels. Thank u.” She was referring to their two lovely children, Kidlat Caia and Isla Eunan. Aside from the comment Abad left, her photos were also already deleted from Contreras’ Instagram feed. In the meantime, their cause of break-up has not been yet confirmed. 
    May 11, 2020
  • 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.
    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
  • 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.      
    Posted by Franz S.
  • 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
  • 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    
    Posted by Franz S.
  • 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
  • 29 Nov 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
    Nov 29, 2019
  • 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.  
    Posted by Franz S.
  • 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
  • 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            
    Posted by Franz S.
  • 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
  • 01 Nov 2019
      The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    Nov 01, 2019
  • 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”  
    Posted by Franz S.
  • 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