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  • 24 Mar 2020
    ANNOUNCEMENT: With only a month left, our team has given their hearts and hardwork towards Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music. We’ve been closely monitoring updates regarding COVID-19 these past few weeks and despite our best efforts, we have to declare once again that Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be POSTPONED until further notice.As much as we want to rock it out with you guys this April 25, your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. We will be moving Rakrakan Festival 2020 yet again on a later date, hopefully with more surprises! Stay on the lookout for updates but in the meantime, keep yourselves safe, healthy, and stocked up in this time.Please KEEP your tickets because it will still be VALID on the new date.Again, thank you for your patience and undying support for local music, arts, and culture! Don’t let COVID-19 ruin our event, let’s beat it together and make 2020 rockin’ again \m/#RakrakanFestival #PeaceLoveMusic #RHBMuziklaban
    921 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: With only a month left, our team has given their hearts and hardwork towards Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music. We’ve been closely monitoring updates regarding COVID-19 these past few weeks and despite our best efforts, we have to declare once again that Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be POSTPONED until further notice.As much as we want to rock it out with you guys this April 25, your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. We will be moving Rakrakan Festival 2020 yet again on a later date, hopefully with more surprises! Stay on the lookout for updates but in the meantime, keep yourselves safe, healthy, and stocked up in this time.Please KEEP your tickets because it will still be VALID on the new date.Again, thank you for your patience and undying support for local music, arts, and culture! Don’t let COVID-19 ruin our event, let’s beat it together and make 2020 rockin’ again \m/#RakrakanFestival #PeaceLoveMusic #RHBMuziklaban
    Mar 24, 2020 921
  • 13 Mar 2020
    Following the dreamy single “Comment,” which debuted early this January 2020, Barbie Almalbis continues to perfect her signature, swoony alt-pop sound with incisive introspection on her second single.“Iyong-iyo,” the latest track off her upcoming fourth studio album, tackles a story of strength, perseverance, and faith amidst insurmountable odds. The melodic pop tune is inspired by how the Tabing Ilog hitmaker’s cook found peace from surrendering everything to God during a very difficult time to bouncing back with another chance at life.Almalbis recounts:“This song is about Esperanza ‘Bing-Bing’ Maaño, our cook, who’s been in our family for a long time and even married our driver, Dandy. She suddenly fell very ill last year due to a diabetes complication and her medicines were not working. Needless to say, it was such a troubling time for her and everyone who loved her as her future seemed uncertain. She was brought to the hospital and had to undergo amputation surgery, and she shared that it was during this time that her faith in God became more real. While being wheeled into the operating room, she had many fears but suddenly felt peace as she surrendered everything to God. Thankfully, she had a successful surgery and recovered well, and after months of rehabilitation, she learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg.”Barbie Almalbis co-wrote “Iyong-iyo” with her partner Martin Honasan, who also shares songwriting credits on previous singles “Comment” and Tigre.” Bing-Bing’s determination and humility inspired the husband-and-wife tandem to write and produce the song.Recording of the track was done by sound engineer Magic Montano at Yellow Room Studios, formerly known as Tracks Studios in San Antonio Village, where most of the Barbie’s Cradle albums are made. “We had Nikko Rivera on keyboard, Jonard Bolor on drums, and Rommel dela Cruz on bass,” shares Almalbis about the musicians who contributed significantly in the recording process. “The main rhythm section was recorded live, and we did overdubs for vocals and guitars. I also recorded backing vocals at my home studio.”Barbie Almalbis’s “Iyong-iyo” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via 12 Stone Records. It’s the second single off heras-yet-untitled album to be released this year. Stream it below!
    332 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Following the dreamy single “Comment,” which debuted early this January 2020, Barbie Almalbis continues to perfect her signature, swoony alt-pop sound with incisive introspection on her second single.“Iyong-iyo,” the latest track off her upcoming fourth studio album, tackles a story of strength, perseverance, and faith amidst insurmountable odds. The melodic pop tune is inspired by how the Tabing Ilog hitmaker’s cook found peace from surrendering everything to God during a very difficult time to bouncing back with another chance at life.Almalbis recounts:“This song is about Esperanza ‘Bing-Bing’ Maaño, our cook, who’s been in our family for a long time and even married our driver, Dandy. She suddenly fell very ill last year due to a diabetes complication and her medicines were not working. Needless to say, it was such a troubling time for her and everyone who loved her as her future seemed uncertain. She was brought to the hospital and had to undergo amputation surgery, and she shared that it was during this time that her faith in God became more real. While being wheeled into the operating room, she had many fears but suddenly felt peace as she surrendered everything to God. Thankfully, she had a successful surgery and recovered well, and after months of rehabilitation, she learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg.”Barbie Almalbis co-wrote “Iyong-iyo” with her partner Martin Honasan, who also shares songwriting credits on previous singles “Comment” and Tigre.” Bing-Bing’s determination and humility inspired the husband-and-wife tandem to write and produce the song.Recording of the track was done by sound engineer Magic Montano at Yellow Room Studios, formerly known as Tracks Studios in San Antonio Village, where most of the Barbie’s Cradle albums are made. “We had Nikko Rivera on keyboard, Jonard Bolor on drums, and Rommel dela Cruz on bass,” shares Almalbis about the musicians who contributed significantly in the recording process. “The main rhythm section was recorded live, and we did overdubs for vocals and guitars. I also recorded backing vocals at my home studio.”Barbie Almalbis’s “Iyong-iyo” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via 12 Stone Records. It’s the second single off heras-yet-untitled album to be released this year. Stream it below!
    Mar 13, 2020 332
  • 10 Mar 2020
    The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.     “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”    “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    682 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.     “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”    “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    Mar 10, 2020 682
  • 10 Mar 2020
    For everyone that’s been part of the PULP SUMMER SLAM community throughout the Festival’s two-decade run, the return of Death Angel for PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY feels like a full-circle moment. On May 16, 2020, at the Mall of Asia Arena, our blood brothers will be performing at the final installment of the festival, over a decade since they made history as the first international act to headline the Slam (PULP SUMMER SLAM VII: The Seven Deadly Sins in 2007). To have them by our side when we reach the end of the road, as they share the stage with the mighty Iron Maiden, truly makes for a beautiful and poetic ending.       “To be part of the final one after we’ve played it so many times it’s just an honor for us… we’re sad that it’s the final PULP SUMMER SLAM because we love that festival,” reflects lead guitarist Rob Cavestany in an exclusive interview with PULP Magazine. In between our first encounter in 2007 and what would be the final PULP SUMMER SLAM appearance for Death Angel, they have played the Festival three more times: PULP SUMMER SLAM XI: Ressurection, PULP SUMMER SLAM XIV: Children of the Damned, and most recently at PULP SUMMER SLAM XVII: Of Good and Evil. Truly, through the years, Death Angel have become an integral part of the history and legacy of Southeast Asia’s longest-running Metal festival.   Still, the final PULP SUMMER SLAM with Death Angel is more exciting than it is bittersweet. This far down the road, close to four decades since the band first emerged out of Daly City, California, more milestones deserve to be celebrated. The band has just released their ninth studio album Humanicide to high acclaim, and the title track has recently earned them their first GRAMMY nomination.    But perhaps the most important cause for celebration is the unbreakable connection that they’ve inevitably forged with their fans in the Philippines. Their integration into this unparalleled Philippine Metal tradition is something that is made even more meaningful by their Filipino descent. “Me, Ted, and half of Mark are Filipino. The original band had even two more Filipinos, so clearly, we’re known as this band of Filipinos. For us, playing in the Philippines, of course for our families, our parents, it’s like a big deal. And to us, it’s the Motherland, so that’s just amazing,” Cavestany tells PULP.   Death Angel are indeed making their way back to the Motherland to complete this beautiful circle and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch DEATH ANGEL along with IRON MAIDEN, BABYMETAL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    289 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • For everyone that’s been part of the PULP SUMMER SLAM community throughout the Festival’s two-decade run, the return of Death Angel for PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY feels like a full-circle moment. On May 16, 2020, at the Mall of Asia Arena, our blood brothers will be performing at the final installment of the festival, over a decade since they made history as the first international act to headline the Slam (PULP SUMMER SLAM VII: The Seven Deadly Sins in 2007). To have them by our side when we reach the end of the road, as they share the stage with the mighty Iron Maiden, truly makes for a beautiful and poetic ending.       “To be part of the final one after we’ve played it so many times it’s just an honor for us… we’re sad that it’s the final PULP SUMMER SLAM because we love that festival,” reflects lead guitarist Rob Cavestany in an exclusive interview with PULP Magazine. In between our first encounter in 2007 and what would be the final PULP SUMMER SLAM appearance for Death Angel, they have played the Festival three more times: PULP SUMMER SLAM XI: Ressurection, PULP SUMMER SLAM XIV: Children of the Damned, and most recently at PULP SUMMER SLAM XVII: Of Good and Evil. Truly, through the years, Death Angel have become an integral part of the history and legacy of Southeast Asia’s longest-running Metal festival.   Still, the final PULP SUMMER SLAM with Death Angel is more exciting than it is bittersweet. This far down the road, close to four decades since the band first emerged out of Daly City, California, more milestones deserve to be celebrated. The band has just released their ninth studio album Humanicide to high acclaim, and the title track has recently earned them their first GRAMMY nomination.    But perhaps the most important cause for celebration is the unbreakable connection that they’ve inevitably forged with their fans in the Philippines. Their integration into this unparalleled Philippine Metal tradition is something that is made even more meaningful by their Filipino descent. “Me, Ted, and half of Mark are Filipino. The original band had even two more Filipinos, so clearly, we’re known as this band of Filipinos. For us, playing in the Philippines, of course for our families, our parents, it’s like a big deal. And to us, it’s the Motherland, so that’s just amazing,” Cavestany tells PULP.   Death Angel are indeed making their way back to the Motherland to complete this beautiful circle and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch DEATH ANGEL along with IRON MAIDEN, BABYMETAL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    Mar 10, 2020 289
  • 10 Mar 2020
    Released last January 22 on all digital streaming platforms, the track "Nothing's The Same" by 4-piece alternative rock outfit Underclass will then showcase their music video on their official YouTube channel on March 14.     Filmed and edited by John Sebastian Valderrama and with the direction of Shara Francisco, Underclass created a story tackling how one’s love will never be enough for someone who seeks something else. Starring Tyrone Tan and Thea Cuaresma, the music video of Nothing’s The Same shows how an individual can do anything for the person he loves, but she can still betray him for someone who can buy her everything instead.   Getting to know Underclass   Underclass is a pop-punk/alternative rock band giving out nostalgic tunes since 2016. The band was formed by Zach Alcasid (vocalist/rhythm guitarist) and Marcus Ambat (lead guitarist) who started performing together as a hobby back in junior high school. But their passion made them push their music career when they decided to finally write their original songs. After several changes with its band members, Underclass’s lineup is now complete with their drummer, Americus Inofinada and their bassist, Patricia Vendiola. Showcasing their love for pop punk and alternative rock, Underclass is making its way in the local indie scene with songs about relationships, teenage angst, and being young and naive.    
    1072 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Released last January 22 on all digital streaming platforms, the track "Nothing's The Same" by 4-piece alternative rock outfit Underclass will then showcase their music video on their official YouTube channel on March 14.     Filmed and edited by John Sebastian Valderrama and with the direction of Shara Francisco, Underclass created a story tackling how one’s love will never be enough for someone who seeks something else. Starring Tyrone Tan and Thea Cuaresma, the music video of Nothing’s The Same shows how an individual can do anything for the person he loves, but she can still betray him for someone who can buy her everything instead.   Getting to know Underclass   Underclass is a pop-punk/alternative rock band giving out nostalgic tunes since 2016. The band was formed by Zach Alcasid (vocalist/rhythm guitarist) and Marcus Ambat (lead guitarist) who started performing together as a hobby back in junior high school. But their passion made them push their music career when they decided to finally write their original songs. After several changes with its band members, Underclass’s lineup is now complete with their drummer, Americus Inofinada and their bassist, Patricia Vendiola. Showcasing their love for pop punk and alternative rock, Underclass is making its way in the local indie scene with songs about relationships, teenage angst, and being young and naive.    
    Mar 10, 2020 1072
  • 10 Mar 2020
    MANILA, Philippines – In less than four years since “Location” blew up online, Khalid has achieved greater success worldwide, breaking records and selling stadiums on the strength of two studio albums, American Teen (2017) and Free Spirit (2019). More than a year ago, the American recording artist has performed to a sold-out crowd at the Araneta Coliseum on November 2, 2018 as part of the American Teen tour. Thanks to his arsenal of urban hits “Young, Dumb, and Broke,” “Love Lies,” “Talk,” and “Better,” the R&B sensation also found prominence on Philippine radio, joining the elite ranks of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and LANY as one of the most played artists in mainstream/top 40 formats. His success on radio and concerts eventually caught up on streaming, with Spotify Philippines recently declaring Khalid as one of 2019’s most streamed male artists, placing second to British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. This year, the Platinum-certified artist has once again wielded his star power with the latest single, “Know Your Worth,” a collaboration with electronic music duo Disclosure. The third song off Khalid’s upcoming music project, according to Billboard, “floats over the soft electronic production” and blends easily with top 40’s massive love for sleek, disco-pop and R&B vocal styling. The bouncy tune has been a formidable force on local radio airplay, digital sales, and streaming for months, and continues to bolster its presence on key metrics, despite Khalid’s postponement of his second visit to the Philippines, along with the rest of Asia, on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena due to the recent advisories and restrictions regarding covid-19. For fans who are looking into celebrating the Love Lies singer’s string of hits, fret no more. Production outfit Bad Decisions and Sony Music Philippines are hosting an Urban Night featuring the songs of Khalid and more, happening on March 11, Wednesday at the Black Market in Makati City, from 10:30 pm onwards.Filipino R&B and hip-hop artists such as Zelijah and Malli are headlining the show, along with DJs Mikki dela Rea, Sensei Shaun, and Lane.For more details, check out the announcement on Sony Music Philippines’ Facebook page. “Know Your Worth” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    91 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • MANILA, Philippines – In less than four years since “Location” blew up online, Khalid has achieved greater success worldwide, breaking records and selling stadiums on the strength of two studio albums, American Teen (2017) and Free Spirit (2019). More than a year ago, the American recording artist has performed to a sold-out crowd at the Araneta Coliseum on November 2, 2018 as part of the American Teen tour. Thanks to his arsenal of urban hits “Young, Dumb, and Broke,” “Love Lies,” “Talk,” and “Better,” the R&B sensation also found prominence on Philippine radio, joining the elite ranks of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and LANY as one of the most played artists in mainstream/top 40 formats. His success on radio and concerts eventually caught up on streaming, with Spotify Philippines recently declaring Khalid as one of 2019’s most streamed male artists, placing second to British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. This year, the Platinum-certified artist has once again wielded his star power with the latest single, “Know Your Worth,” a collaboration with electronic music duo Disclosure. The third song off Khalid’s upcoming music project, according to Billboard, “floats over the soft electronic production” and blends easily with top 40’s massive love for sleek, disco-pop and R&B vocal styling. The bouncy tune has been a formidable force on local radio airplay, digital sales, and streaming for months, and continues to bolster its presence on key metrics, despite Khalid’s postponement of his second visit to the Philippines, along with the rest of Asia, on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena due to the recent advisories and restrictions regarding covid-19. For fans who are looking into celebrating the Love Lies singer’s string of hits, fret no more. Production outfit Bad Decisions and Sony Music Philippines are hosting an Urban Night featuring the songs of Khalid and more, happening on March 11, Wednesday at the Black Market in Makati City, from 10:30 pm onwards.Filipino R&B and hip-hop artists such as Zelijah and Malli are headlining the show, along with DJs Mikki dela Rea, Sensei Shaun, and Lane.For more details, check out the announcement on Sony Music Philippines’ Facebook page. “Know Your Worth” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    Mar 10, 2020 91
  • 10 Mar 2020
    Prepare to explore a a whole new world of music with Gracenote's newest album 'Small World.' The four-piece band, composed of Eunice Jorge (vocals), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and EJ Pichay (drums), are ecstatic for the world to listen to their new offering, which aims to make the world smaller through the Gracenote brand of music.   Gracians and OPM fans alike will be delighted to hear all 15 tracks of the album, which was produced by Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studios. Small World features the carrier single "Kalawakan," along with "Here I Go Again," "Oh Darling!," "City of Vulnerability," "Paulit-ulit," and many more tracks that go through their journey in music.    The band considers the album a convergence of multiple points on a road map (one that also serves as the album cover): from their exploration of different musical genres,  creating their own sound from musical exploration, the people that went along with them on the journey, and their hopes to bring this music to a wider audience as well. Coinciding with the album's release last February 29, the band held the well-attended Small World album launch at Eton Centris, which was a night filled with out of this world fun, live performances of the album tracks, merch selling, and a secret session that will be revealed as promotions continue on for the album. 
    119 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Prepare to explore a a whole new world of music with Gracenote's newest album 'Small World.' The four-piece band, composed of Eunice Jorge (vocals), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and EJ Pichay (drums), are ecstatic for the world to listen to their new offering, which aims to make the world smaller through the Gracenote brand of music.   Gracians and OPM fans alike will be delighted to hear all 15 tracks of the album, which was produced by Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studios. Small World features the carrier single "Kalawakan," along with "Here I Go Again," "Oh Darling!," "City of Vulnerability," "Paulit-ulit," and many more tracks that go through their journey in music.    The band considers the album a convergence of multiple points on a road map (one that also serves as the album cover): from their exploration of different musical genres,  creating their own sound from musical exploration, the people that went along with them on the journey, and their hopes to bring this music to a wider audience as well. Coinciding with the album's release last February 29, the band held the well-attended Small World album launch at Eton Centris, which was a night filled with out of this world fun, live performances of the album tracks, merch selling, and a secret session that will be revealed as promotions continue on for the album. 
    Mar 10, 2020 119
  • 10 Mar 2020
      BABYMETAL SET TO PERFORM IN MANILA FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.   “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”   “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.   Tickets are priced as follows: VIP SEATED — P12,000VIP PIT — P10,000LOWER BOX — P8,000REGULAR PIT — P6,000GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500 Ticketing charges apply. Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    77 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   BABYMETAL SET TO PERFORM IN MANILA FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.   “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”   “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.   Tickets are priced as follows: VIP SEATED — P12,000VIP PIT — P10,000LOWER BOX — P8,000REGULAR PIT — P6,000GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500 Ticketing charges apply. Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
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  • 25 Feb 2020
    5-piece rock band Philia announced yesterday, February 24, that their guitarist Paulo Pampuan got involved in a vehicular accident just after their gig in Upperhouse, BGC last February 20. According to the band’s Facebook posts, CCTV footages are still yet to be obtained.A fundraising activity for Paulo is already in the works but the band is already accepting donations as of today. The said guitarist is currently confined in St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and cannot be visited as of the moment.Stay tuned at Philia’s official Facebook page for more details.
    1687 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • 5-piece rock band Philia announced yesterday, February 24, that their guitarist Paulo Pampuan got involved in a vehicular accident just after their gig in Upperhouse, BGC last February 20. According to the band’s Facebook posts, CCTV footages are still yet to be obtained.A fundraising activity for Paulo is already in the works but the band is already accepting donations as of today. The said guitarist is currently confined in St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and cannot be visited as of the moment.Stay tuned at Philia’s official Facebook page for more details.
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  • 24 Feb 2020
    For more than two decades, the Filipino metal band Slapshock celebrates its 23rd anniversary with a new album-in-the-works. Slapshock consists of vocalist Jamir Garcia along with other band members Lee Nadela, Lean Ansing, Jerry Basco, and Chi Evora. Till this very day, the band has the same members since day one.Back on February 14, 1997, the band had its first foray via UP Fair in Diliman. A year later, Slapshock released its first album. Currently, they are writing their 10th studio album and will be releasing the new songs sometime this year.In 2019, at the MYX Live! stage, the last Original Pilipino Music (OPM) to perform via their loud and head-banging act was Slapshock. Their explosive performance on the cult classic Agent Orange was a much-talked-about video as it hit a million views in just one day after sharing it on the MYX official Facebook page.Over two decades, Slapshock's brand of thunderous Filipino rock-metal sound still lingers in the consciousness of Pinoy rock fans. The band will not shortchange their Slap Army as they prepare to launch their upcoming 10th album. Slapshock is here to stay as they promise their Slap Army. Collectively, they will not slow down but will be louder and aggressive even more in their songs and in their performances. For more Slapshock news and updates, follow us on all our social media accounts: Facebook: Slapshock (@slapshock.official)Instagram: @slapshock_officialTwitter: @slapshock Youtube: Slapshock (SlapshockPilipinas)
    1143 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • For more than two decades, the Filipino metal band Slapshock celebrates its 23rd anniversary with a new album-in-the-works. Slapshock consists of vocalist Jamir Garcia along with other band members Lee Nadela, Lean Ansing, Jerry Basco, and Chi Evora. Till this very day, the band has the same members since day one.Back on February 14, 1997, the band had its first foray via UP Fair in Diliman. A year later, Slapshock released its first album. Currently, they are writing their 10th studio album and will be releasing the new songs sometime this year.In 2019, at the MYX Live! stage, the last Original Pilipino Music (OPM) to perform via their loud and head-banging act was Slapshock. Their explosive performance on the cult classic Agent Orange was a much-talked-about video as it hit a million views in just one day after sharing it on the MYX official Facebook page.Over two decades, Slapshock's brand of thunderous Filipino rock-metal sound still lingers in the consciousness of Pinoy rock fans. The band will not shortchange their Slap Army as they prepare to launch their upcoming 10th album. Slapshock is here to stay as they promise their Slap Army. Collectively, they will not slow down but will be louder and aggressive even more in their songs and in their performances. For more Slapshock news and updates, follow us on all our social media accounts: Facebook: Slapshock (@slapshock.official)Instagram: @slapshock_officialTwitter: @slapshock Youtube: Slapshock (SlapshockPilipinas)
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  • 21 Feb 2020
    MANILA, Philippines – Here’s another upbeat jam that embraces a more eclectic sound. Alex Bruce’s second single “Go Crazy” under Sony Music Philippines is a collaboration with Filipino-Canadian songwriter and producer August Rigo, the other half of the songwriting duo behind BTS’s worldwide smash “Black Swan.”The sophomore track takes listeners to the Filipina rapper’s musical journey and the struggles that she has to overcome in her bid to discover a bigger world outside of dreams and opportunities. “The song is all about me dreaming big,” the young talent reveals in a statement. “It’s also about my vision of how the world will interact with me and my music. Literally, it’s about pushing through my blueprint and perspectives, no matter how hard it is.”Having written or produced songs for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kehlani, and BTS to name a few, Rigo takes pride in being part of Alex Bruce’s upcoming release. The hitmaker who co-wrote three tracks on Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum album, My World 2.0 and brought a distinct flavor to several pop, R&B, and hip-hop releases of the last decade, once again enlisted his fellow songwriter and producer Vince Nantes to come up with a potential hit that appeals specifically to Bruce’s charismatic persona.“My management and I had been speaking to Sony Music’s Roslyn Pineda about possibly working together, and they thought that Alex and I would be a great fit,” Rigo shares about how he ended up writing for the rap sensation. “I wanted to make sure to capture the energy and vibe of Alex’s current music because I really loved what they had going on. I just wanted to incorporate some of my vibes with hers to create something real fresh and new but still true to her and what she has built thus far.” Alex returns the favor by expressing how truly honored she is working with the musician for the global stars. “Actually, I didn’t know him at first, until I was introduced to his body of work. I was a big fan of those artists he worked with. I remember the first time I chatted with him over Skype, and got amazed after finding out how down to earth this person is. He’s so kind, accommodating, and friendly despite his accomplishments. He just unlocked a new version of me.”Bruce previously released “Pull It Off,” her first single under Sony Music Philippines. It peaked at number 3 on Wave 89.1’s weekly countdown, setting the record for the youngest female artist to chart in the R&B/hip-hop radio station’s history.Alex Bruce’s latest single “Go Crazy” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    434 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • MANILA, Philippines – Here’s another upbeat jam that embraces a more eclectic sound. Alex Bruce’s second single “Go Crazy” under Sony Music Philippines is a collaboration with Filipino-Canadian songwriter and producer August Rigo, the other half of the songwriting duo behind BTS’s worldwide smash “Black Swan.”The sophomore track takes listeners to the Filipina rapper’s musical journey and the struggles that she has to overcome in her bid to discover a bigger world outside of dreams and opportunities. “The song is all about me dreaming big,” the young talent reveals in a statement. “It’s also about my vision of how the world will interact with me and my music. Literally, it’s about pushing through my blueprint and perspectives, no matter how hard it is.”Having written or produced songs for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kehlani, and BTS to name a few, Rigo takes pride in being part of Alex Bruce’s upcoming release. The hitmaker who co-wrote three tracks on Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum album, My World 2.0 and brought a distinct flavor to several pop, R&B, and hip-hop releases of the last decade, once again enlisted his fellow songwriter and producer Vince Nantes to come up with a potential hit that appeals specifically to Bruce’s charismatic persona.“My management and I had been speaking to Sony Music’s Roslyn Pineda about possibly working together, and they thought that Alex and I would be a great fit,” Rigo shares about how he ended up writing for the rap sensation. “I wanted to make sure to capture the energy and vibe of Alex’s current music because I really loved what they had going on. I just wanted to incorporate some of my vibes with hers to create something real fresh and new but still true to her and what she has built thus far.” Alex returns the favor by expressing how truly honored she is working with the musician for the global stars. “Actually, I didn’t know him at first, until I was introduced to his body of work. I was a big fan of those artists he worked with. I remember the first time I chatted with him over Skype, and got amazed after finding out how down to earth this person is. He’s so kind, accommodating, and friendly despite his accomplishments. He just unlocked a new version of me.”Bruce previously released “Pull It Off,” her first single under Sony Music Philippines. It peaked at number 3 on Wave 89.1’s weekly countdown, setting the record for the youngest female artist to chart in the R&B/hip-hop radio station’s history.Alex Bruce’s latest single “Go Crazy” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    Feb 21, 2020 434
  • 17 Feb 2020
    Just a day after Valentine’s, the organizers of Rakrakan Festival 2020 had officially announced the postponement of the said event in compliance with the advisory from the Department of Health and Department of the Interior and Local Government due to recent news on Corona Virus (COVID-19).     According to DOH’s statement, the public are urged to avoid attending, participating and organizing events that draw a significant volume of attendees in order to minimize the risk of novel Coronavirus contraction. In addition, the Rakrakan Festival organizers firmly believes that safety and audience welfare must—and should be—every event’s top priority. However, on a lighter note, Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be RESCHEDULED to a later date—APRIL 25, 2020! Still happening in the same venue, CCP Open Grounds, this year’s peak of summer is indeed festival-worthy. Plus, more time for surprises especially in the current artist lineup!   Tickets are still available in all SM Ticket outlets nationwide. Note: For those who have already purchased their tickets before the rescheduling, please be informed that they are still valid upon entrance—NO NEED to refund or re-purchase!   Regular Pre-Sale: P500 Regular Door: P600 VIP Pre-Sale: P1500 VIP Door: P2000   Summer’s the season to jam! DON’T MISS IT!    “Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista and Red Horse Beer, co-presented by Macbeth and TM, with Official Venue Partner, the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Visit rakrakanfestival.com and Rakrakan Festival’s official Facebook page for more updates.  
    1769 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Just a day after Valentine’s, the organizers of Rakrakan Festival 2020 had officially announced the postponement of the said event in compliance with the advisory from the Department of Health and Department of the Interior and Local Government due to recent news on Corona Virus (COVID-19).     According to DOH’s statement, the public are urged to avoid attending, participating and organizing events that draw a significant volume of attendees in order to minimize the risk of novel Coronavirus contraction. In addition, the Rakrakan Festival organizers firmly believes that safety and audience welfare must—and should be—every event’s top priority. However, on a lighter note, Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be RESCHEDULED to a later date—APRIL 25, 2020! Still happening in the same venue, CCP Open Grounds, this year’s peak of summer is indeed festival-worthy. Plus, more time for surprises especially in the current artist lineup!   Tickets are still available in all SM Ticket outlets nationwide. Note: For those who have already purchased their tickets before the rescheduling, please be informed that they are still valid upon entrance—NO NEED to refund or re-purchase!   Regular Pre-Sale: P500 Regular Door: P600 VIP Pre-Sale: P1500 VIP Door: P2000   Summer’s the season to jam! DON’T MISS IT!    “Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista and Red Horse Beer, co-presented by Macbeth and TM, with Official Venue Partner, the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Visit rakrakanfestival.com and Rakrakan Festival’s official Facebook page for more updates.  
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  • 12 Feb 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla       Punk Rock band Happy Three Friends releases their new single "Pare-parehong Tao" this Wednesday.         According to the band, this is one of their favorite song in their latest album.              Happy Three Friends is a punk rock band from Laguna, Philippines. This band is composed of Anton Alonte (Vocals/ Guitar), Mack Ortiz (Bass/ Vocals), and Joshoa Caballero (Drums).           Here is "Pare-parehong Tao" by Happy Three Friends      
    749 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla       Punk Rock band Happy Three Friends releases their new single "Pare-parehong Tao" this Wednesday.         According to the band, this is one of their favorite song in their latest album.              Happy Three Friends is a punk rock band from Laguna, Philippines. This band is composed of Anton Alonte (Vocals/ Guitar), Mack Ortiz (Bass/ Vocals), and Joshoa Caballero (Drums).           Here is "Pare-parehong Tao" by Happy Three Friends      
    Feb 12, 2020 749
  • 12 Feb 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla       Filipino alternative rock-band Join the Club just dropped their official music video for "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" last Saturday (02/08) under Universal Records Philippines.       The music video was directed by Migz Mendoza.         "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" was their first single for this year. According to the band, this song is a dedication to all Filipinos.     "Amidst catastrophe and devastation, we remain resilient and unbending in our everyday battles. It’s up to us how we’ll let life SHAPE us, let us all stand firm after every fall, be stronger and tougher than we ever were," the band explained on their post.         Here is "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" Official Music Video
    465 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla       Filipino alternative rock-band Join the Club just dropped their official music video for "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" last Saturday (02/08) under Universal Records Philippines.       The music video was directed by Migz Mendoza.         "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" was their first single for this year. According to the band, this song is a dedication to all Filipinos.     "Amidst catastrophe and devastation, we remain resilient and unbending in our everyday battles. It’s up to us how we’ll let life SHAPE us, let us all stand firm after every fall, be stronger and tougher than we ever were," the band explained on their post.         Here is "Gintong Nadarang Sa Apoy" Official Music Video
    Feb 12, 2020 465
  • 12 Feb 2020
        Fresh from reaping various accolades and wrapping up the first part of the sold-out I Used to Know H.E.R. Tour, two-time Grammy winner H.E.R. has recently released a soulful single called “Comfortable.”     Produced by DJ Camper with additional backing vocals from Anthony Clemons, Jr., the latest jam from the Filipina-American R&B star showcases a more stripped-down approach reminiscent of her early releases. The earnestness of her lyrics, paired with the sultry mood of the song, arrives with captivating grace beyond her years—a quality that makes “Comfortable” a standout.   The newest track from the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has recently earned positive reviews from music publications. Hypebeast praised its “return to fundamentals,” and went on to acknowledge, “the right amount of modern production cues crescendoing by the song’s end.” The song is also part of the official soundtrack of The Photograph, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield. “Comfortable” follows a handful of tracks released in previous weeks, which includes “Sometimes,” a heartfelt ballad that H.E.R. performed during the 2020 Grammy Awards Ceremony where she was nominated for five major awards, and “Slide,” a chart-topping urban radio hit featuring California-born rapper YG.   H.E.R.’s “Comfortable” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    293 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     Fresh from reaping various accolades and wrapping up the first part of the sold-out I Used to Know H.E.R. Tour, two-time Grammy winner H.E.R. has recently released a soulful single called “Comfortable.”     Produced by DJ Camper with additional backing vocals from Anthony Clemons, Jr., the latest jam from the Filipina-American R&B star showcases a more stripped-down approach reminiscent of her early releases. The earnestness of her lyrics, paired with the sultry mood of the song, arrives with captivating grace beyond her years—a quality that makes “Comfortable” a standout.   The newest track from the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has recently earned positive reviews from music publications. Hypebeast praised its “return to fundamentals,” and went on to acknowledge, “the right amount of modern production cues crescendoing by the song’s end.” The song is also part of the official soundtrack of The Photograph, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield. “Comfortable” follows a handful of tracks released in previous weeks, which includes “Sometimes,” a heartfelt ballad that H.E.R. performed during the 2020 Grammy Awards Ceremony where she was nominated for five major awards, and “Slide,” a chart-topping urban radio hit featuring California-born rapper YG.   H.E.R.’s “Comfortable” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    Feb 12, 2020 293
  • 07 Feb 2020
          UP Fair Saturday15 February 2020UP Sunken Garden         Buy your tickets here:platinumlist.net/rev   Reserve your tickets here:bit.ly/REV2020
    177 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •       UP Fair Saturday15 February 2020UP Sunken Garden         Buy your tickets here:platinumlist.net/rev   Reserve your tickets here:bit.ly/REV2020
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  • 05 Feb 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla       Last Friday, Banda ni Mayor has released their new single "Sue Song" official lyric video under Viva Records Corporation.     According to the band, this song is about actress Sue Ramirez. Mayor TV said that Sue Ramirez is her ultimate showbiz crush. He hopes that the song will somehow get her attention.              Check out their new single "Sue Song" Official Lyric Video here
    831 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla       Last Friday, Banda ni Mayor has released their new single "Sue Song" official lyric video under Viva Records Corporation.     According to the band, this song is about actress Sue Ramirez. Mayor TV said that Sue Ramirez is her ultimate showbiz crush. He hopes that the song will somehow get her attention.              Check out their new single "Sue Song" Official Lyric Video here
    Feb 05, 2020 831
  • 05 Feb 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla       Last Saturday (02/01), Filipino pop band The Juans releases the official music video of "Hatid" under Viva Records Corporation.   The new music video was directed by Miggy Tanchanco.   "Hatid" is one of the songs from the album "Umaga" last 2018. The tracks of this album were composed of six songs including Umaga, Panaginip, Hindi Tayo Pwede, Itutulog Na Lang, Lumalapit, and Hatid.       The Juans is a Filipino pop band from Manila, Philippines. The band is composed of  Japs Mendoza (Vocals/Lead guitar), RJ Cruz (Vocals/Guitar), Carl Guevara (Vocals/Keyboards), Chael Adriano (Bass), and Joshua Coronel (drums).         Here is "Hatid" Official Music Video by the Juans. Check this!
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla       Last Saturday (02/01), Filipino pop band The Juans releases the official music video of "Hatid" under Viva Records Corporation.   The new music video was directed by Miggy Tanchanco.   "Hatid" is one of the songs from the album "Umaga" last 2018. The tracks of this album were composed of six songs including Umaga, Panaginip, Hindi Tayo Pwede, Itutulog Na Lang, Lumalapit, and Hatid.       The Juans is a Filipino pop band from Manila, Philippines. The band is composed of  Japs Mendoza (Vocals/Lead guitar), RJ Cruz (Vocals/Guitar), Carl Guevara (Vocals/Keyboards), Chael Adriano (Bass), and Joshua Coronel (drums).         Here is "Hatid" Official Music Video by the Juans. Check this!
    Feb 05, 2020 401
  • 04 Feb 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla         Last Saturday, Filipino pop-punk band Android 18 just dropped the official music video for "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" under MCA Universal Music.     The new music video was directed by Niokz Arcega.     This song is about people who are just friends but one of them hopes to love more even though they know that they are just friends.       "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" was one of the tracks from the band's latest album, "Unloved + Space".          Android 18 is a female front act pop-punk band from Antipolo, Philippines. The band currently consists of Gela Quevedo (Vocals), Niokz Arcega (Guitars), Kokoy Quevedo (Guitars), Makoi Medoza (Bass), and Ian Moral (Drums).               Check the Official Music Video of "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" by Android 18 here:  
    427 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla         Last Saturday, Filipino pop-punk band Android 18 just dropped the official music video for "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" under MCA Universal Music.     The new music video was directed by Niokz Arcega.     This song is about people who are just friends but one of them hopes to love more even though they know that they are just friends.       "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" was one of the tracks from the band's latest album, "Unloved + Space".          Android 18 is a female front act pop-punk band from Antipolo, Philippines. The band currently consists of Gela Quevedo (Vocals), Niokz Arcega (Guitars), Kokoy Quevedo (Guitars), Makoi Medoza (Bass), and Ian Moral (Drums).               Check the Official Music Video of "Mahuhulog O' Hindi" by Android 18 here:  
    Feb 04, 2020 427
  • 31 Jan 2020
    Written By John Francis Sevilla       Filipino alternative rock band Sandwich just released their lyric video for "Buhol Buhol" under PolyEast Records on Friday (01/31).   The footage for the lyric video was captured by Ricardo Buhay III.       Sandwich was an alternative rock band from the Philippines and composed of Raimund Marasigan (Vocals), Diego Castillo (Guitar), Mong Alcaraz (Guitar), Myrene Academia (Bass) and Mike Dizon (Drums).           Check their lyric video for "Buhol Buhol" here:
    697 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By John Francis Sevilla       Filipino alternative rock band Sandwich just released their lyric video for "Buhol Buhol" under PolyEast Records on Friday (01/31).   The footage for the lyric video was captured by Ricardo Buhay III.       Sandwich was an alternative rock band from the Philippines and composed of Raimund Marasigan (Vocals), Diego Castillo (Guitar), Mong Alcaraz (Guitar), Myrene Academia (Bass) and Mike Dizon (Drums).           Check their lyric video for "Buhol Buhol" here:
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  • 29 Jan 2020
    Written By John Francis Sevilla       Sponge Cola and 6Cyclemind have been canceled their Rakrakanfest 2020 show scheduled for January 31 in Dubai.      According to the bands, they saddened for canceling their event but hopefully back to Dubai soon.
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  • Written By John Francis Sevilla       Sponge Cola and 6Cyclemind have been canceled their Rakrakanfest 2020 show scheduled for January 31 in Dubai.      According to the bands, they saddened for canceling their event but hopefully back to Dubai soon.
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  • 29 Jan 2020
    The FlipTop Festival, considered to be the biggest hip-hop festival in the Philippines, has announced its second wave lineup composed of music icons, game-changers, and promising rookies from different parts of the country.                                In terms of curation, FlipTop has always maintained its position as a purveyor of local hip-hop’s finest. As FlipTop Battle League founder and head honcho Alaric Yuson points out, “we try to keep it as all-inclusive and as well-balanced as possible by selecting among the best, the deserving, and the unsung.”Mastaplann, the legendary ‘90s hip-hop group, will be joining the previously announced mix of artists, along with veteran rappers such as D-Coy, Mike Kosa, Klutch-B, Apokalipsis, and Mike Swift, and the current crop of hard-hitters including Smugglaz, Shehyee, Apoc, Apekz, Sak Maestro (Davao), Abaddon, BLKD and Calix. For its second phase, the two-day urban festival will put a spotlight on highly anticipated battle rap pairings known as Dos Por Dos led by Sinio/Tipsy D vs. Jonas/Lhipkram and the much-buzzed face off: Shernan vs Poison13. With FlipTop Battle League breaking global records on Youtube and Sinio’s battle rap videos grabbing the top spot of the most viewed “battler” in the world, it would be a travesty not to include battle rap as part of the essential formats of the festival. Veering away from the typical festival programming, The FlipTop Festival steps up its game by covering all bases of the hip-hop culture not limited to performance and battle rap. “I think the fact alone that we’ll be promoting less-appreciated elements of the movement and acts at the festival will set us apart from the others,” the FlipTop Festival founder and CEO shares. “Especially with this one, we’re going all out on a scale exponentially bigger than whatever success we might have amassed over the last decade. We’re literally plowing land for this event and it wasn’t cheap.”Skratch battles and exhibitions by DJs from Batangas, Cebu, Bicol, and other parts of the region will take place on various stages of The FlipTop Festival. Other elements such as b-boying or break dancing, graffiti, and more will also be getting a special highlight.Aside from introducing various elements of hip-hop to a new set of audience, the upcoming hip-hop festival is also keen on changing people’s perception on the movement and giving more opportunities to underrated and underrepresented artists deserving of a bigger platform. “Then there’s still the inescapable underestimation and low regard for our genre and culture as a whole,” Yuson says. “Our movement, all ten years, has never been about profitability or trendiness or conforming. While most events just go for what’s hot at the moment, even if it’s in direct contradiction of what they stand for, here we are booking Bisaya-rapping emcees for a stereotypically Manila crowd – just to show them how well these emcees can rock it despite the language barrier. Again, our success and roots are as a rap-battle league. Yet we’re still here trying to convince both hardcore battle rap fans and non-hiphop people that, the music, and the whole culture, is worth enjoying and supporting.” The future looks bright for the first installment of The FlipTop Festival. As of real time, hip-hop enthusiasts and music fans from the US, the U.A.E., Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, as well as far-flung provinces such as Basilan, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Bukidnon and Bicol Region have reserved their tickets to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. When asked about the overwhelming positive reception about the new festival, Alaric Yuson takes pride of the festival’s insistence to provide a different kind of experience: “Hopefully, just for all the right reasons; people would appreciate the quality of the line-up, the opportunity to represent and see their own represent as well, the chance to see and partake in celebrating Filipino hiphop’s journey, and their trust in our vision, tenure, and integrity. Everyone else who is even mildly curious is definitely welcome. Oh, and everyone that has doubted us along the way, and even until now, is welcome too.”The FlipTop Festival happens on February 7 and 8 at the Aseana City Concert Grounds, Parañaque City. Tickets are available online at ticket2me.net.Photos by: Niña Sandejas
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  • The FlipTop Festival, considered to be the biggest hip-hop festival in the Philippines, has announced its second wave lineup composed of music icons, game-changers, and promising rookies from different parts of the country.                                In terms of curation, FlipTop has always maintained its position as a purveyor of local hip-hop’s finest. As FlipTop Battle League founder and head honcho Alaric Yuson points out, “we try to keep it as all-inclusive and as well-balanced as possible by selecting among the best, the deserving, and the unsung.”Mastaplann, the legendary ‘90s hip-hop group, will be joining the previously announced mix of artists, along with veteran rappers such as D-Coy, Mike Kosa, Klutch-B, Apokalipsis, and Mike Swift, and the current crop of hard-hitters including Smugglaz, Shehyee, Apoc, Apekz, Sak Maestro (Davao), Abaddon, BLKD and Calix. For its second phase, the two-day urban festival will put a spotlight on highly anticipated battle rap pairings known as Dos Por Dos led by Sinio/Tipsy D vs. Jonas/Lhipkram and the much-buzzed face off: Shernan vs Poison13. With FlipTop Battle League breaking global records on Youtube and Sinio’s battle rap videos grabbing the top spot of the most viewed “battler” in the world, it would be a travesty not to include battle rap as part of the essential formats of the festival. Veering away from the typical festival programming, The FlipTop Festival steps up its game by covering all bases of the hip-hop culture not limited to performance and battle rap. “I think the fact alone that we’ll be promoting less-appreciated elements of the movement and acts at the festival will set us apart from the others,” the FlipTop Festival founder and CEO shares. “Especially with this one, we’re going all out on a scale exponentially bigger than whatever success we might have amassed over the last decade. We’re literally plowing land for this event and it wasn’t cheap.”Skratch battles and exhibitions by DJs from Batangas, Cebu, Bicol, and other parts of the region will take place on various stages of The FlipTop Festival. Other elements such as b-boying or break dancing, graffiti, and more will also be getting a special highlight.Aside from introducing various elements of hip-hop to a new set of audience, the upcoming hip-hop festival is also keen on changing people’s perception on the movement and giving more opportunities to underrated and underrepresented artists deserving of a bigger platform. “Then there’s still the inescapable underestimation and low regard for our genre and culture as a whole,” Yuson says. “Our movement, all ten years, has never been about profitability or trendiness or conforming. While most events just go for what’s hot at the moment, even if it’s in direct contradiction of what they stand for, here we are booking Bisaya-rapping emcees for a stereotypically Manila crowd – just to show them how well these emcees can rock it despite the language barrier. Again, our success and roots are as a rap-battle league. Yet we’re still here trying to convince both hardcore battle rap fans and non-hiphop people that, the music, and the whole culture, is worth enjoying and supporting.” The future looks bright for the first installment of The FlipTop Festival. As of real time, hip-hop enthusiasts and music fans from the US, the U.A.E., Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, as well as far-flung provinces such as Basilan, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Bukidnon and Bicol Region have reserved their tickets to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. When asked about the overwhelming positive reception about the new festival, Alaric Yuson takes pride of the festival’s insistence to provide a different kind of experience: “Hopefully, just for all the right reasons; people would appreciate the quality of the line-up, the opportunity to represent and see their own represent as well, the chance to see and partake in celebrating Filipino hiphop’s journey, and their trust in our vision, tenure, and integrity. Everyone else who is even mildly curious is definitely welcome. Oh, and everyone that has doubted us along the way, and even until now, is welcome too.”The FlipTop Festival happens on February 7 and 8 at the Aseana City Concert Grounds, Parañaque City. Tickets are available online at ticket2me.net.Photos by: Niña Sandejas
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  • 29 Jan 2020
    Written By John Francis Sevilla     Last Friday (01/24), alternative rock band Sleep Alley released their official music video for "Makasarili" under Viva Records Corporation.     "Makasarili" was written by Alyssa Pagaduan and Jude Daluz and recorded at Yellow Room Ortigas (formerly known as Tracks Studio). This song was from Sleep Alley's debut album "SINO NAGSABING TAKOT AKO SA DILIM" which was released under Viva Records last August 2019. According to the band, their latest album invites its listeners to take a brief introspection about their current state and how their past experiences affect the way they view the future.           Sleep Alley is an alternative rock band from the Philippines and formed in 2016. The band is composed of Althea Pagdagdagan (Vocals), Alyssa Pagaduan (Guitars), Jude Daluz (Bass), Gabe Tiano Guitars), and Kyle Tesalona (Drums).           Here is Sleep Alley's Official Music Video for "Makasarili"  
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  • Written By John Francis Sevilla     Last Friday (01/24), alternative rock band Sleep Alley released their official music video for "Makasarili" under Viva Records Corporation.     "Makasarili" was written by Alyssa Pagaduan and Jude Daluz and recorded at Yellow Room Ortigas (formerly known as Tracks Studio). This song was from Sleep Alley's debut album "SINO NAGSABING TAKOT AKO SA DILIM" which was released under Viva Records last August 2019. According to the band, their latest album invites its listeners to take a brief introspection about their current state and how their past experiences affect the way they view the future.           Sleep Alley is an alternative rock band from the Philippines and formed in 2016. The band is composed of Althea Pagdagdagan (Vocals), Alyssa Pagaduan (Guitars), Jude Daluz (Bass), Gabe Tiano Guitars), and Kyle Tesalona (Drums).           Here is Sleep Alley's Official Music Video for "Makasarili"  
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  • 25 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     On Friday, Fliptop rapper, Marlon Peroramas a.k.a. "Loonie" and two other companions including his sister, Idyll Liza Peroramas, and cohort David Rizon has been released from Makati City Jail after posting bail for two million pesos.         For granting the rapper bail, the Makati City Regional trial court branch 150 stated three grounds. First, the court found out that "Full of inconsistencies and contradictions" on the arresting officer's testimony. Second, there are lack of media representative and absence of the elected officials during a buy-bust operation. Last, the court also said that the arresting officers lack of credibility.         Last September 18, 2019, Loonie and 4 others were nabbed in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police confiscated high-grade marijuana worth of 100,000 pesos.
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     On Friday, Fliptop rapper, Marlon Peroramas a.k.a. "Loonie" and two other companions including his sister, Idyll Liza Peroramas, and cohort David Rizon has been released from Makati City Jail after posting bail for two million pesos.         For granting the rapper bail, the Makati City Regional trial court branch 150 stated three grounds. First, the court found out that "Full of inconsistencies and contradictions" on the arresting officer's testimony. Second, there are lack of media representative and absence of the elected officials during a buy-bust operation. Last, the court also said that the arresting officers lack of credibility.         Last September 18, 2019, Loonie and 4 others were nabbed in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police confiscated high-grade marijuana worth of 100,000 pesos.
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