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  • 04 Oct 2022
    PARAMORE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THIS IS WHY FOR FEBRUARY 10TH ON ATLANTIC RECORDS LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK & FIRST SINGLE “THIS IS WHY”   Sold Out Tour Starts October 2nd   Wednesday, September 28, 2022  -  6.15pm UK/ 1:15pm ET/ 10.15am PT   Paramore are back with their first new music since 2017. The beloved Nashville-based trio of Zac Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York have returned from their hiatus - and the global pandemic - with “This Is Why”, one of the best songs of their already impressive repertoire. In what’s widely recognized as one of the most exciting musical returns of the year, the band have also announced the release of their long awaited sixth studio album, This is Why,for February 10th 2023 on Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, California with long-time collaborator Carlos de la Garza, the album features 10 new Paramore songs with cover art shot by Zachary Gray.   Entering back into a world - and cultural landscape - very different from the one they last participated in, Paramore have returned with a song about exactly that. “This Is Why” is a deliciously infectious Paramore ear-worm for the post-truth world. Of the song, Williams says, “This Is Why was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”   The video was directed by Turnstile’s Brendan Yates and filmed in Malibu, California last month. Speaking on the video and collaboration, Williams says, “It was so rad working with Brendan. I’ve known the Turnstile guys for a little while and was so psyched to have our worlds collide in this way. There’s a cool kinship between the way our bands do things... Hopefully we will get to play shows with them at some point,”.   STREAM “THIS IS WHY” HERE   Paramore: This Is Why [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube (Still from “This is Why” video) When Paramore revealed they were recording together in January 2022 the response from music fans around the world was immediate and celebratory. In the time since the Grammy-winning, RIAA-certified multi-Platinum band released their last album, After Laughter  - and Hayley Williams unveiled two lauded solo albums - Paramore have become more popular than ever.  Over the last few years Paramore’s influence and popularity has snowballed, as the age of streaming organically propelled them into a position as one of the world’s biggest, most culturally compelling rock bands. For the band, who formed as teenagers in Tennessee, their 20 year trajectory has seen them grow from youthful outsiders to bone-fide pop culture icons, permeating the musical landscape by inspiring a new generation of musical talent.   PRE-ORDER THIS IS WHY HERE   Renowned for their arena-filling and festival-headlining performance prowess, the opportunity to see Paramore play their first theater shows in years created headline news. Their upcoming run of intimate live dates sold out in minutes. The band are donating a portion of their ticket sales to organizations working in areas of essential community support, including ARC Southeast, Kansas Abortion Funds, Shelter Safe Canada and Support & Feed. (All dates below).  PARAMORE SHOW DATES October 2, 2022 - Bakersfield, CA - Mechanics Bank Theater #  SOLD OUT October 4, 2022 - Magna, UT - The Great SaltAir #  SOLD OUT October 6, 2022 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater Omaha # SOLD OUT October 8, 2022 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion # SOLD OUT October 9, 2022 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits October 11, 2022 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory # SOLD OUT October 14, 2022 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater* & SOLD OUT October 16, 2022 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits^ October 20, 2022 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ~ SOLD OUT October 22, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ October 23, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ October 27, 2022 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco  %  SOLD OUT October 29, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ November 7, 2022 - Toronto, ON - HISTORY = SOLD OUT November 9, 2022 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre = SOLD OUT November 11, 2022 - Cincinnati, OH - The Andrew J Brady Music Center = SOLD OUT November 13, 2022 - New York City, NY - The Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT November 15, 2022 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle = SOLD OUT November 16, 2022 - St. Augustine, FL - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre =SOLD OUT November 19, 2022 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival^   # with Claud = with Ogi & with Japanese Breakfast + Young the Giant ~ with Faux Real % with Elke     More information on ARC Southeast, ShelterSafe.CA, Kansas Abortion Fund, Support + Feed     KEEP UP WITH PARAMORE: Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / Web
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • PARAMORE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THIS IS WHY FOR FEBRUARY 10TH ON ATLANTIC RECORDS LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK & FIRST SINGLE “THIS IS WHY”   Sold Out Tour Starts October 2nd   Wednesday, September 28, 2022  -  6.15pm UK/ 1:15pm ET/ 10.15am PT   Paramore are back with their first new music since 2017. The beloved Nashville-based trio of Zac Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York have returned from their hiatus - and the global pandemic - with “This Is Why”, one of the best songs of their already impressive repertoire. In what’s widely recognized as one of the most exciting musical returns of the year, the band have also announced the release of their long awaited sixth studio album, This is Why,for February 10th 2023 on Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, California with long-time collaborator Carlos de la Garza, the album features 10 new Paramore songs with cover art shot by Zachary Gray.   Entering back into a world - and cultural landscape - very different from the one they last participated in, Paramore have returned with a song about exactly that. “This Is Why” is a deliciously infectious Paramore ear-worm for the post-truth world. Of the song, Williams says, “This Is Why was the very last song we wrote for the album. To be honest, I was so tired of writing lyrics but Taylor convinced Zac and I both that we should work on this last idea. What came out of it was the title track for the whole album. It summarizes the plethora of ridiculous emotions, the rollercoaster of being alive in 2022, having survived even just the last 3 or 4 years. You’d think after a global pandemic of fucking biblical proportions and the impending doom of a dying planet, that humans would have found it deep within themselves to be kinder or more empathetic or something.”   The video was directed by Turnstile’s Brendan Yates and filmed in Malibu, California last month. Speaking on the video and collaboration, Williams says, “It was so rad working with Brendan. I’ve known the Turnstile guys for a little while and was so psyched to have our worlds collide in this way. There’s a cool kinship between the way our bands do things... Hopefully we will get to play shows with them at some point,”.   STREAM “THIS IS WHY” HERE   Paramore: This Is Why [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube (Still from “This is Why” video) When Paramore revealed they were recording together in January 2022 the response from music fans around the world was immediate and celebratory. In the time since the Grammy-winning, RIAA-certified multi-Platinum band released their last album, After Laughter  - and Hayley Williams unveiled two lauded solo albums - Paramore have become more popular than ever.  Over the last few years Paramore’s influence and popularity has snowballed, as the age of streaming organically propelled them into a position as one of the world’s biggest, most culturally compelling rock bands. For the band, who formed as teenagers in Tennessee, their 20 year trajectory has seen them grow from youthful outsiders to bone-fide pop culture icons, permeating the musical landscape by inspiring a new generation of musical talent.   PRE-ORDER THIS IS WHY HERE   Renowned for their arena-filling and festival-headlining performance prowess, the opportunity to see Paramore play their first theater shows in years created headline news. Their upcoming run of intimate live dates sold out in minutes. The band are donating a portion of their ticket sales to organizations working in areas of essential community support, including ARC Southeast, Kansas Abortion Funds, Shelter Safe Canada and Support & Feed. (All dates below).  PARAMORE SHOW DATES October 2, 2022 - Bakersfield, CA - Mechanics Bank Theater #  SOLD OUT October 4, 2022 - Magna, UT - The Great SaltAir #  SOLD OUT October 6, 2022 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater Omaha # SOLD OUT October 8, 2022 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion # SOLD OUT October 9, 2022 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits October 11, 2022 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory # SOLD OUT October 14, 2022 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater* & SOLD OUT October 16, 2022 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits^ October 20, 2022 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ~ SOLD OUT October 22, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ October 23, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ October 27, 2022 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco  %  SOLD OUT October 29, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young Festival^ November 7, 2022 - Toronto, ON - HISTORY = SOLD OUT November 9, 2022 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre = SOLD OUT November 11, 2022 - Cincinnati, OH - The Andrew J Brady Music Center = SOLD OUT November 13, 2022 - New York City, NY - The Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT November 15, 2022 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle = SOLD OUT November 16, 2022 - St. Augustine, FL - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre =SOLD OUT November 19, 2022 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival^   # with Claud = with Ogi & with Japanese Breakfast + Young the Giant ~ with Faux Real % with Elke     More information on ARC Southeast, ShelterSafe.CA, Kansas Abortion Fund, Support + Feed     KEEP UP WITH PARAMORE: Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / Web
    Oct 04, 2022
  • 04 Oct 2022
    Sony Music Entertainment Opens New Philippine Office New headquarters located in Pasig City will be home to Sony Music Entertainment and label services company The Orchard to Continue Support of Local Artists and Repertoire     Manila, September 30, 2022 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Philippines today announced the opening of its new office in Manila, to continue the Company’s business to discover and develop the next generation of Filipino artists. Located in Pasig City, a major business, entertainment and cultural hub, the new Office will be the home for SME Philippines and The Orchard Philippines, housing specialists in A&R and digital marketing to support SME Philippine’s roster of more than 70 local artists, discover and develop up-and-coming musical talent, and promote music from the country.   SME Philippines is home to some of the most well-known artists and musical groups in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, including Ben&Ben, SB19, NOBITA, Ace Banzuelo, and Clara Benin. The opening event was attended by Pasig City Deputy Mayor Dodot Jaworski, as well as senior executives from Sony Music Group, artists, and business partners. Guests enjoyed performances by local SME stars Ace Banzuelo, I Belong to The Zoo, Alex Bruce, Clara Benin, Young Cocoa, and Of Mercury. “The Philippines is a music-loving nation. It is exciting to witness the growth of the local music industry and see local musicians making it big regionally and internationally. We are heartened to see that Sony Music Philippines is calling Pasig City its home,” said Vice Mayor of Pasig City, Dodot Jaworski. “Here, in the Philippines, the vibrant cultural fabric of the country has given rise to a new generation of artists who are pushing boundaries with their music and showcasing the best of local music,” said Shridhar Subramaniam, President, Corporate Strategy and Market Development, Asia and Middle East, Sony Music Entertainment. “The cultural diversity and creativity in the Philippines coupled with the pace of digital adoption presents enormous opportunities for artists to create and share their music, and we are committed to supporting their efforts.” “Over the years, we have worked closely with musicians, creators and partners to build an impressive roster of local artists and provide each of them with best-in-class support,” said Roslyn Pineda, General Manager, Philippines, Sony Music Entertainment. “As a result, we’ve created numerous international hits and local favorites, as well as making our mark as the only music company with a Christian music sub label in the country. Looking ahead, we are ready to further our efforts to support Filipino music both in the country and beyond.” Among the homegrown artists who have made a name for themselves regionally and internationally are Ben&Ben and SB19. “Sony Music has been a lovely partner in helping us reach out to our fanbase, Liwanag, with our music,” said Ben&Ben. “They have opened so many doors for us, making it possible to bring the emotions and messages of the songs we’ve made to the people who need it. They have constantly given us renewed energy to keep pushing boundaries and keep moving forward, no matter what direction the wind blows. It’s an honor to be working alongside an organization full of passionate and dedicated people. As we embark on a new adventure with our first North American Tour, it’s sad that we’ll miss the opening of the new office, but we’re proud to see how far Sony Music Philippines has come.” Five-member sensation SB19 debuted in late 2018 and has received widespread recognition with their singles, “What?”, “Alab (Burning)” and “Go Up”. The pop group was nominated for “Top Social Artist” at the 2021 Billboards Music Awards and has the longest-running number one hit in the history of Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart for “Bazinga”. “Sony Music has been a key and vital partner for us through the years, helping us reach our fans and audiences through their wide and extensive network,” added SB19 in a statement. “From working with us on our first album, to supporting us on our recently released international single ‘WYAT’ and helping us with our upcoming world tour, we couldn't have asked for a better team. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to congratulate them on the opening of their new office.”
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Sony Music Entertainment Opens New Philippine Office New headquarters located in Pasig City will be home to Sony Music Entertainment and label services company The Orchard to Continue Support of Local Artists and Repertoire     Manila, September 30, 2022 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Philippines today announced the opening of its new office in Manila, to continue the Company’s business to discover and develop the next generation of Filipino artists. Located in Pasig City, a major business, entertainment and cultural hub, the new Office will be the home for SME Philippines and The Orchard Philippines, housing specialists in A&R and digital marketing to support SME Philippine’s roster of more than 70 local artists, discover and develop up-and-coming musical talent, and promote music from the country.   SME Philippines is home to some of the most well-known artists and musical groups in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, including Ben&Ben, SB19, NOBITA, Ace Banzuelo, and Clara Benin. The opening event was attended by Pasig City Deputy Mayor Dodot Jaworski, as well as senior executives from Sony Music Group, artists, and business partners. Guests enjoyed performances by local SME stars Ace Banzuelo, I Belong to The Zoo, Alex Bruce, Clara Benin, Young Cocoa, and Of Mercury. “The Philippines is a music-loving nation. It is exciting to witness the growth of the local music industry and see local musicians making it big regionally and internationally. We are heartened to see that Sony Music Philippines is calling Pasig City its home,” said Vice Mayor of Pasig City, Dodot Jaworski. “Here, in the Philippines, the vibrant cultural fabric of the country has given rise to a new generation of artists who are pushing boundaries with their music and showcasing the best of local music,” said Shridhar Subramaniam, President, Corporate Strategy and Market Development, Asia and Middle East, Sony Music Entertainment. “The cultural diversity and creativity in the Philippines coupled with the pace of digital adoption presents enormous opportunities for artists to create and share their music, and we are committed to supporting their efforts.” “Over the years, we have worked closely with musicians, creators and partners to build an impressive roster of local artists and provide each of them with best-in-class support,” said Roslyn Pineda, General Manager, Philippines, Sony Music Entertainment. “As a result, we’ve created numerous international hits and local favorites, as well as making our mark as the only music company with a Christian music sub label in the country. Looking ahead, we are ready to further our efforts to support Filipino music both in the country and beyond.” Among the homegrown artists who have made a name for themselves regionally and internationally are Ben&Ben and SB19. “Sony Music has been a lovely partner in helping us reach out to our fanbase, Liwanag, with our music,” said Ben&Ben. “They have opened so many doors for us, making it possible to bring the emotions and messages of the songs we’ve made to the people who need it. They have constantly given us renewed energy to keep pushing boundaries and keep moving forward, no matter what direction the wind blows. It’s an honor to be working alongside an organization full of passionate and dedicated people. As we embark on a new adventure with our first North American Tour, it’s sad that we’ll miss the opening of the new office, but we’re proud to see how far Sony Music Philippines has come.” Five-member sensation SB19 debuted in late 2018 and has received widespread recognition with their singles, “What?”, “Alab (Burning)” and “Go Up”. The pop group was nominated for “Top Social Artist” at the 2021 Billboards Music Awards and has the longest-running number one hit in the history of Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart for “Bazinga”. “Sony Music has been a key and vital partner for us through the years, helping us reach our fans and audiences through their wide and extensive network,” added SB19 in a statement. “From working with us on our first album, to supporting us on our recently released international single ‘WYAT’ and helping us with our upcoming world tour, we couldn't have asked for a better team. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to congratulate them on the opening of their new office.”
    Oct 04, 2022
  • 04 Oct 2022
    The Gothic Metal band, LACUNA COIL is set to unleash the wild spirits of Filipino Metal fans as they bless us with divine Heavy Metal tunes this year! PULP Live World proudly announces the return of LACUNA COIL to the Philippines for their first solo show in the country, LACUNA COIL LIVE IN MANILA this December 9, 2022, 8PM at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premiere! Hailing from Milan, Italy, LACUNA COIL has been taking their fans to different atmospheric experiences with each of their album releases. The band’s journey began with a hybrid of gothic, groove, and alternative sounds combined with ethereal mix of prominent guitar lines, dual vocals, and later on progressed into a heavier and darker Metal aura – one which their fans want to embark on. Since its formation, the band has bagged over 2 million record sales which includes their chart-smashing hit “Swamped” and albums Karmacode (2006), Shallow Life (2009), and Delirium (2016) to name a few. In 2019, they released an album entitled Black Anima featuring darker and melancholic tracks in their attempt to dive into a more experimental territory of the Metal scene. This year, LACUNA COIL continues to impress their long-time and new fans as they re-record, in its entirety, their best-selling album Comalies. Comalies XX is the band’s 20th anniversary tribute to the said album and is set to be a grand double release with the second featuring the original album.   LACUNA COIL’s legacy in the industry is truly engraved for decades as they continue to be icons of Metal bands worldwide. Throughout their career, they have proven that they are at the pedestal of bands worthy of the glory, having been awarded with multiple accolades such as 2012 Metal Female Voices Fest Award for the Best Album, 2016 Metal Hammer Award for the Best International Band, and 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best Live Act. In 2016, LACUNA COIL co-headlined the Southeast Asia’s Longest Running Metal Festival, PULP Summer Slam and this year, LACUNA COIL members Cristina Scabbia (Vocals), Andrea Ferro (Vocals), Marco Coti Zelati (Bass, Keyboards), Diego Cavalotti (Guitars), and Richard Meiz (Drums) are back for yet another set of extremely compelling Metal mayhem and revelation! A true Metal fan surely wouldn’t want to miss this show! Catch LACUNA COIL LIVE IN MANILA this December 9, 2022, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier! Doors open at 6PM and we rock and roll at 8PM! Get your tickets starting October 15, 2022, 12NN at SM Tickets outlets nationwide or online via www.smtickets.com.   Ticket prices are as follows: VIP (with Fan Signing Event) -  P4,500 VIP (with Photo Meet and Greet) -  P3,500 Balcony - P2,500 *Ticketing charges apply For further details and updates, please stay tuned to our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit our website www.pulp.ph. #LACUNACOILinMNL
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The Gothic Metal band, LACUNA COIL is set to unleash the wild spirits of Filipino Metal fans as they bless us with divine Heavy Metal tunes this year! PULP Live World proudly announces the return of LACUNA COIL to the Philippines for their first solo show in the country, LACUNA COIL LIVE IN MANILA this December 9, 2022, 8PM at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premiere! Hailing from Milan, Italy, LACUNA COIL has been taking their fans to different atmospheric experiences with each of their album releases. The band’s journey began with a hybrid of gothic, groove, and alternative sounds combined with ethereal mix of prominent guitar lines, dual vocals, and later on progressed into a heavier and darker Metal aura – one which their fans want to embark on. Since its formation, the band has bagged over 2 million record sales which includes their chart-smashing hit “Swamped” and albums Karmacode (2006), Shallow Life (2009), and Delirium (2016) to name a few. In 2019, they released an album entitled Black Anima featuring darker and melancholic tracks in their attempt to dive into a more experimental territory of the Metal scene. This year, LACUNA COIL continues to impress their long-time and new fans as they re-record, in its entirety, their best-selling album Comalies. Comalies XX is the band’s 20th anniversary tribute to the said album and is set to be a grand double release with the second featuring the original album.   LACUNA COIL’s legacy in the industry is truly engraved for decades as they continue to be icons of Metal bands worldwide. Throughout their career, they have proven that they are at the pedestal of bands worthy of the glory, having been awarded with multiple accolades such as 2012 Metal Female Voices Fest Award for the Best Album, 2016 Metal Hammer Award for the Best International Band, and 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best Live Act. In 2016, LACUNA COIL co-headlined the Southeast Asia’s Longest Running Metal Festival, PULP Summer Slam and this year, LACUNA COIL members Cristina Scabbia (Vocals), Andrea Ferro (Vocals), Marco Coti Zelati (Bass, Keyboards), Diego Cavalotti (Guitars), and Richard Meiz (Drums) are back for yet another set of extremely compelling Metal mayhem and revelation! A true Metal fan surely wouldn’t want to miss this show! Catch LACUNA COIL LIVE IN MANILA this December 9, 2022, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier! Doors open at 6PM and we rock and roll at 8PM! Get your tickets starting October 15, 2022, 12NN at SM Tickets outlets nationwide or online via www.smtickets.com.   Ticket prices are as follows: VIP (with Fan Signing Event) -  P4,500 VIP (with Photo Meet and Greet) -  P3,500 Balcony - P2,500 *Ticketing charges apply For further details and updates, please stay tuned to our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit our website www.pulp.ph. #LACUNACOILinMNL
    Oct 04, 2022
  • 04 Oct 2022
    The 35th Awit Awards recently announced the list of nominees and a good number of talented artists and releases under Universal Records Philippines received respective nominations in various categories.This year, the music recognition show teamed up with Philippine Association of Recording Industries (PARI) along with popular music brand MYX to present this year’s nominees last September 23, 2022.UR artists who got nominated include Christian Bautista for Best Song Written for a Movie/TV/Stage Play (“Tuloy Ka Lang”), Shanti Dope for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording (“Ikaw” feat. Pino G & Jobe Nkemakolam and “Peekaboo” feat. Skinny G.), and Ice Seguerra for Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Wag Kang Aalis”) Meanwhile, Noel Cabangon was nominated in categories such as Best Collaboration and Best Inspirational Recording (“Gagaan Din Ang Buhay” with Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas), and Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Paasa” feat. Moonstar88)Rising rap star Hero scored a nomination for Best New Artist in a Collaboration (“Katulad” feat. Yuridope & Kxle), while young singer Gio Marlo was nomination for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist (“Akala”)Lastly, P:6 and Sam Cruz’s collab “Changes” was nominated for Best New Artist in a Collaboration as well.Universal Records Philippines is deeply grateful to all of the nominations and aspires to continue doing its best to do more meaningful music releases in the future.The upcoming 35th Awit Awards is slated to be the first face-to-face live presentation of the acclaimed music recognition show since the pandemic started more than two years ago. It is finally happening this November 23 at Resorts World and will be mounted by MYX in partnership with PARI.  FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The 35th Awit Awards recently announced the list of nominees and a good number of talented artists and releases under Universal Records Philippines received respective nominations in various categories.This year, the music recognition show teamed up with Philippine Association of Recording Industries (PARI) along with popular music brand MYX to present this year’s nominees last September 23, 2022.UR artists who got nominated include Christian Bautista for Best Song Written for a Movie/TV/Stage Play (“Tuloy Ka Lang”), Shanti Dope for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording (“Ikaw” feat. Pino G & Jobe Nkemakolam and “Peekaboo” feat. Skinny G.), and Ice Seguerra for Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Wag Kang Aalis”) Meanwhile, Noel Cabangon was nominated in categories such as Best Collaboration and Best Inspirational Recording (“Gagaan Din Ang Buhay” with Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas), and Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Paasa” feat. Moonstar88)Rising rap star Hero scored a nomination for Best New Artist in a Collaboration (“Katulad” feat. Yuridope & Kxle), while young singer Gio Marlo was nomination for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist (“Akala”)Lastly, P:6 and Sam Cruz’s collab “Changes” was nominated for Best New Artist in a Collaboration as well.Universal Records Philippines is deeply grateful to all of the nominations and aspires to continue doing its best to do more meaningful music releases in the future.The upcoming 35th Awit Awards is slated to be the first face-to-face live presentation of the acclaimed music recognition show since the pandemic started more than two years ago. It is finally happening this November 23 at Resorts World and will be mounted by MYX in partnership with PARI.  FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph  
    Oct 04, 2022
  • 03 Oct 2022
      The Macbeth 20th Anniversary Show Regulations     Every great show comes with rules and regulations!   Are you excited to witness Macbeth's passion for Music, Arts, and Denim? The Macbeth 20th Anniversary Show will leave a mark as one of the most memorable moments of your lives this year as the brand has come up with a concept of merging fashion and live music.   Macbeth is proud to showcase what fashion is all about as the Macbeth All-Stars and Macbeth Superband will hit the stage along with other 20+ artists lined up from mainstream and underground music. The lineup consists of Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Factory, Sandwich, Hilera, Even, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, Chndtr, Fastpitch, Soapdish, Written By The Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Imbue No Kudos, Rouge, and Macbeth All-Stars and Superband.   The 20th Anniversary Show is the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear. It is also the celebration of Macbeth turning 10 years old in the Philippines and 20 years in the world! Gates open on October 8, 2022, at 11 AM.   Macbeth's 20th Anniversary Show is coming in a few weeks, of course, to keep the show safe and enjoyable for everybody, some rules and regulations need to be followed.   • FULLY VACCINATED only • 18 years old and above are allowed to enter the main concert area • 13 to 17 years old should be accompanied by an adult. • Below 13 years old are not allowed to enter. • RE-ENTRY allowed with Wristbands • Organizers reserve the right to request proper Identification when age is in doubt. • Dangerous items are not allowed, including but not limited to sharp objects. • Firearms are not allowed. • Organizers reserve the right to refuse admission. • Organizers will not be responsible for any loss of property during the event. • Drugs and other prohibited substances will be confiscated and will be surrendered to the police. • Excessive rowdy behavior will not be tolerated. • In case of emergency organizers shall bring the victim to the medical team. • Violators will be ejected immediately from the event. • All VIPS and Artists will have a common entrance/exit area For Food Concessionaires – No pointed objects like sticks, forks, glass, etc.     SHOW INVITE MECHANICS   You are eligible for one FREE show invite for every single purchase receipt of any Macbeth merchandise worth P1,200. You may also score 1 show invite alone, for only P600.   You can visit www.macbethph.com or any of the following participating Macbeth Studio Shops below: SM City North Edsa, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM City Fairview 1 and 2, Farmers Plaza, Metropoint Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM City Taytay, Ever Commonwealth Center, SM City Marilao, SM City Bacoor, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinson Starmills, SM Center Imus, and SM City Rosario.   Come join us as we celebrate these amazing 20 rocking years! Since 2002, Macbeth has been a clothing and footwear brand by artists, for artists. Welcome to our realm of fashion, music and art. #EverythingWeDoIsRad #20RockingYears
  •   The Macbeth 20th Anniversary Show Regulations     Every great show comes with rules and regulations!   Are you excited to witness Macbeth's passion for Music, Arts, and Denim? The Macbeth 20th Anniversary Show will leave a mark as one of the most memorable moments of your lives this year as the brand has come up with a concept of merging fashion and live music.   Macbeth is proud to showcase what fashion is all about as the Macbeth All-Stars and Macbeth Superband will hit the stage along with other 20+ artists lined up from mainstream and underground music. The lineup consists of Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Factory, Sandwich, Hilera, Even, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, Chndtr, Fastpitch, Soapdish, Written By The Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Imbue No Kudos, Rouge, and Macbeth All-Stars and Superband.   The 20th Anniversary Show is the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear. It is also the celebration of Macbeth turning 10 years old in the Philippines and 20 years in the world! Gates open on October 8, 2022, at 11 AM.   Macbeth's 20th Anniversary Show is coming in a few weeks, of course, to keep the show safe and enjoyable for everybody, some rules and regulations need to be followed.   • FULLY VACCINATED only • 18 years old and above are allowed to enter the main concert area • 13 to 17 years old should be accompanied by an adult. • Below 13 years old are not allowed to enter. • RE-ENTRY allowed with Wristbands • Organizers reserve the right to request proper Identification when age is in doubt. • Dangerous items are not allowed, including but not limited to sharp objects. • Firearms are not allowed. • Organizers reserve the right to refuse admission. • Organizers will not be responsible for any loss of property during the event. • Drugs and other prohibited substances will be confiscated and will be surrendered to the police. • Excessive rowdy behavior will not be tolerated. • In case of emergency organizers shall bring the victim to the medical team. • Violators will be ejected immediately from the event. • All VIPS and Artists will have a common entrance/exit area For Food Concessionaires – No pointed objects like sticks, forks, glass, etc.     SHOW INVITE MECHANICS   You are eligible for one FREE show invite for every single purchase receipt of any Macbeth merchandise worth P1,200. You may also score 1 show invite alone, for only P600.   You can visit www.macbethph.com or any of the following participating Macbeth Studio Shops below: SM City North Edsa, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM City Fairview 1 and 2, Farmers Plaza, Metropoint Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM City Taytay, Ever Commonwealth Center, SM City Marilao, SM City Bacoor, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinson Starmills, SM Center Imus, and SM City Rosario.   Come join us as we celebrate these amazing 20 rocking years! Since 2002, Macbeth has been a clothing and footwear brand by artists, for artists. Welcome to our realm of fashion, music and art. #EverythingWeDoIsRad #20RockingYears
    Oct 03, 2022
  • 21 Sep 2022
    Are you ready to celebrate with Macbeth’s 20th Anniversary?     With Macbeth’s love of Music, Arts, and Denim, this Music Festival will feature a live band fashion show collaboration, showcasing the latest of Macbeth’s Collection. The brand has put together a 20-band-line up music festival carefully selected across different genres with a passion focused on highlighting both the main and underground music community. The line-up includes: Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Factory, Sandwich, Hilera, Even, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, CHNDTR, Faspitch, Soapdish, Written By The Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Imbue No Kudos, Macbeth All Stars, and Macbeth Superband.     This 20th Anniversary Show will be the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear, 10 years of Macbeth in the Philippines, and 20 years of Macbeth in the world. What are you waiting for? Get your show invites now and enjoy the rad concert on October 8, 2022 (gate opens 11 AM) at the Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City.     SHOW INVITES MECHANICS: For every single receipt purchase of any Macbeth Merchandise worth P1,200, you are entitled to one FREE show invite. You may also score 1 show invite for only P600.   SHOW INVITE STORE UPDATE: Visit www.macbethph.com or any of the following participating Macbeth Studio Shops below: SM City North Edsa, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM City Fairview 1 and 2, Farmers Plaza, Metropoint Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM City Taytay, Ever Commonwealth Center, SM City Marilao, SM City Bacoor, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinson Starmills, SM Center Imus, and SM City Rosario.       You can also visit the Macbeth booth at the RJAM’s second leg event also known as Rakista Jam Tayo- The Return (Free Entrance) on the 24th of September to purchase your favorite Macbeth merchandise at Eton Centris, Quezon City. This is valid for all the purchased receipts from August 25, 2022, until October 7, 2022.   See you there and let’s celebrate this extraordinary 20 rocking years! Macbeth apparel and footwear brand for artist by artist by the artist since 2022. At Macbeth everything we do is rad. Macbeth, step into our world of art and music. #20RockingYears
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Are you ready to celebrate with Macbeth’s 20th Anniversary?     With Macbeth’s love of Music, Arts, and Denim, this Music Festival will feature a live band fashion show collaboration, showcasing the latest of Macbeth’s Collection. The brand has put together a 20-band-line up music festival carefully selected across different genres with a passion focused on highlighting both the main and underground music community. The line-up includes: Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Factory, Sandwich, Hilera, Even, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, CHNDTR, Faspitch, Soapdish, Written By The Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Imbue No Kudos, Macbeth All Stars, and Macbeth Superband.     This 20th Anniversary Show will be the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear, 10 years of Macbeth in the Philippines, and 20 years of Macbeth in the world. What are you waiting for? Get your show invites now and enjoy the rad concert on October 8, 2022 (gate opens 11 AM) at the Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City.     SHOW INVITES MECHANICS: For every single receipt purchase of any Macbeth Merchandise worth P1,200, you are entitled to one FREE show invite. You may also score 1 show invite for only P600.   SHOW INVITE STORE UPDATE: Visit www.macbethph.com or any of the following participating Macbeth Studio Shops below: SM City North Edsa, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM City Fairview 1 and 2, Farmers Plaza, Metropoint Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM City Taytay, Ever Commonwealth Center, SM City Marilao, SM City Bacoor, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinson Starmills, SM Center Imus, and SM City Rosario.       You can also visit the Macbeth booth at the RJAM’s second leg event also known as Rakista Jam Tayo- The Return (Free Entrance) on the 24th of September to purchase your favorite Macbeth merchandise at Eton Centris, Quezon City. This is valid for all the purchased receipts from August 25, 2022, until October 7, 2022.   See you there and let’s celebrate this extraordinary 20 rocking years! Macbeth apparel and footwear brand for artist by artist by the artist since 2022. At Macbeth everything we do is rad. Macbeth, step into our world of art and music. #20RockingYears
    Sep 21, 2022
  • 20 Sep 2022
    Announcement – Korean superstar Kang Daniel has confirmed the Asia route of his World Tour following the concerts in Seoul and Japan. Konnect Entertainment has announced the seven cities tour including Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. “KANG DANIEL TOUR IN ASIA will start in MANILA on October 22, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will go on-sale on October 1, 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by Konnect Entertainment, Genie Music and promoted by Wilbros Live.   Last month, Kang Daniel was well received by performing his first concert in Seoul three years after his solo debut. As local and international fans attended, they witness the amazing performance of the superstar after the long wait, which was delayed by the pandemic. On October 15 and 16, the heat will continue in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. Due to the demand, the first solo concert will be expanded to a world tour. Kang Daniel recently made a strong impression on the overwhelming stage at the Kelly Clarkson Show, starting with the US Grammy’s “Press Play”. It also signed a contract with Warner Music Japan to confirm its entry into the country, signaling the start of its global activities. Kang Daniel’s management Konnect Entertainment explained that “This Asia Tour shows Kang Daniel’s spectrum that extends to the global stage”.   For more information, follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Announcement – Korean superstar Kang Daniel has confirmed the Asia route of his World Tour following the concerts in Seoul and Japan. Konnect Entertainment has announced the seven cities tour including Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. “KANG DANIEL TOUR IN ASIA will start in MANILA on October 22, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will go on-sale on October 1, 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by Konnect Entertainment, Genie Music and promoted by Wilbros Live.   Last month, Kang Daniel was well received by performing his first concert in Seoul three years after his solo debut. As local and international fans attended, they witness the amazing performance of the superstar after the long wait, which was delayed by the pandemic. On October 15 and 16, the heat will continue in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. Due to the demand, the first solo concert will be expanded to a world tour. Kang Daniel recently made a strong impression on the overwhelming stage at the Kelly Clarkson Show, starting with the US Grammy’s “Press Play”. It also signed a contract with Warner Music Japan to confirm its entry into the country, signaling the start of its global activities. Kang Daniel’s management Konnect Entertainment explained that “This Asia Tour shows Kang Daniel’s spectrum that extends to the global stage”.   For more information, follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    Sep 20, 2022
  • 20 Sep 2022
    “Palaging dope legit kaht pa-vouch mo pa. Sabay sa 808 ‘yung pagba-bounce nila” Hero wants to keep his presence under every Pinoy hip-hop heads’ radar as he drops another song called “Legit” featuring Jekkpot and produced by Goodson Hella Bad.Once again, Hero showcases his mesmerizing flow and relentlessly strong bars, proving that he’s much stronger than yesterday and worthy of being what the song is all about — being “Legit.” And perhaps, especially to the eyes of the scrutinous or unconvinced rap fans, as well as fellow artists that he rubs elbows with. (Watch here)The track also talks about the importance of believing in yourself and making no excuses to reach your goals and build a great reputation.Speaking of new releases, Hero is also part of Gloc-9’s latest release “Di Umiinom” weeks ago.Catch this fiery track “Legit” on your favorite digital platforms under Universal Records Philippines.Stream "Legit" SPOTIFY/ LYRIC VIDEO /AUDIO CLIP  FOLLOW HERO!Facebook: www.facebook.com/imherophInstagram: @ imherophTwitter: @ imherophYouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwG7K4C5eSYJ5Ownu5jsjfwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zF89Z0aMZSGZlgEBX0uvm?si=HRQ7mpjgQtOOfxE83qVnqwTikTok: @imheroph 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • “Palaging dope legit kaht pa-vouch mo pa. Sabay sa 808 ‘yung pagba-bounce nila” Hero wants to keep his presence under every Pinoy hip-hop heads’ radar as he drops another song called “Legit” featuring Jekkpot and produced by Goodson Hella Bad.Once again, Hero showcases his mesmerizing flow and relentlessly strong bars, proving that he’s much stronger than yesterday and worthy of being what the song is all about — being “Legit.” And perhaps, especially to the eyes of the scrutinous or unconvinced rap fans, as well as fellow artists that he rubs elbows with. (Watch here)The track also talks about the importance of believing in yourself and making no excuses to reach your goals and build a great reputation.Speaking of new releases, Hero is also part of Gloc-9’s latest release “Di Umiinom” weeks ago.Catch this fiery track “Legit” on your favorite digital platforms under Universal Records Philippines.Stream "Legit" SPOTIFY/ LYRIC VIDEO /AUDIO CLIP  FOLLOW HERO!Facebook: www.facebook.com/imherophInstagram: @ imherophTwitter: @ imherophYouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwG7K4C5eSYJ5Ownu5jsjfwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zF89Z0aMZSGZlgEBX0uvm?si=HRQ7mpjgQtOOfxE83qVnqwTikTok: @imheroph 
    Sep 20, 2022
  • 19 Sep 2022
    After weeks and days of dropping hints through photos and videos which circulated to different social media platforms, Eraserheads set to reunite for a concert.Last Friday, September 17, members of Eraserheads Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Raymund Marasigan, and Marcus Adoro - all shared images of an inverted letter "E" resembling the band's logo on their own Instagram sites.Ely Buendia confirmed the reunion concert as the Filipino rock band announced the long-awaited event, which will take place at SMDC Festival Grounds this December 22, through a poster on each of their personal Instagram accounts today, Sept. 19. The poster makes reference to their well-known first album's cover, "Ultraelectromagneticpop! " published in 1993.The songs "Ang Huling El Bimbo," "Magasin," "Alapaap," "Spoliarium," "Ligaya," and "Pare Ko" were among their best-known compositions.The four rock band members came together for the first time in 1989. They performed together for more than ten years until splitting up in 2002.They held a concert back in 2008, but it was cut short when Ely Buendia had to be taken to the hospital due to chest pains. They came back together on stage in March 2009 for their reunion performance, "The Final Set," at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, but pursued different paths individually after the concert.Just then, Ely made a tease about the band's comeback last year, joking that if former Vice President Leni Robredo runs for President, the band might get back together, which is now set to happen.The reunion concert to be held excites the fans as the tickets will be announced soon.
    Posted by Tala Lopez
  • After weeks and days of dropping hints through photos and videos which circulated to different social media platforms, Eraserheads set to reunite for a concert.Last Friday, September 17, members of Eraserheads Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Raymund Marasigan, and Marcus Adoro - all shared images of an inverted letter "E" resembling the band's logo on their own Instagram sites.Ely Buendia confirmed the reunion concert as the Filipino rock band announced the long-awaited event, which will take place at SMDC Festival Grounds this December 22, through a poster on each of their personal Instagram accounts today, Sept. 19. The poster makes reference to their well-known first album's cover, "Ultraelectromagneticpop! " published in 1993.The songs "Ang Huling El Bimbo," "Magasin," "Alapaap," "Spoliarium," "Ligaya," and "Pare Ko" were among their best-known compositions.The four rock band members came together for the first time in 1989. They performed together for more than ten years until splitting up in 2002.They held a concert back in 2008, but it was cut short when Ely Buendia had to be taken to the hospital due to chest pains. They came back together on stage in March 2009 for their reunion performance, "The Final Set," at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, but pursued different paths individually after the concert.Just then, Ely made a tease about the band's comeback last year, joking that if former Vice President Leni Robredo runs for President, the band might get back together, which is now set to happen.The reunion concert to be held excites the fans as the tickets will be announced soon.
    Sep 19, 2022
  • 15 Sep 2022
    Beatrice Kristi Laus, known professionally as ‘beabadoobee’ is bringing the BEATOPIA TOUR 2022 to Manila which is set to take place at New Frontier Theater on 16th of September this coming Friday that will undoubtedly bring smiles to all her Filipino fans' faces.   This is to kick off her Asian leg tour which includes 5 (five) cities;   Taipei, Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, and Singapore.   Moreover, as soon as the Fil-British indie rock star arrived in Manila, Philippines last Wednesday, 14th of September, she did not hesitate to keep all her fans updated through a few social media posts, sharing some of her unforgettable moments about her visit in the said city as she was exploring some of the good ol’ places around Manila including a photo that shows the place Greenhills Shopping Center, several photos of her roaming around the streets of Manila, and most especially, a set of photos of her enjoying her ride on a minibus-like public utility vehicle called ‘jeepney’ with a sweet and pure caption “I’m home.”     Just to give a teeny-weeny amount of trivia about the singer-songwriter’s journey to fame, it was revealed that ‘beabadoobee’ was able to learn how to play guitar with the help of YouTube video tutorials.   The first original song she wrote for the instrument was “Coffee”, which was sampled by Canadian singer-songwriter Powfu for his single “Death Bed”, giving beabadoobee her first chart entry.   The mega hit song has now amassed 1.3 billion streams on Spotify and 529 billion views on YouTube, both and counting.    
    Posted by Jason Gucilatar
  • Beatrice Kristi Laus, known professionally as ‘beabadoobee’ is bringing the BEATOPIA TOUR 2022 to Manila which is set to take place at New Frontier Theater on 16th of September this coming Friday that will undoubtedly bring smiles to all her Filipino fans' faces.   This is to kick off her Asian leg tour which includes 5 (five) cities;   Taipei, Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, and Singapore.   Moreover, as soon as the Fil-British indie rock star arrived in Manila, Philippines last Wednesday, 14th of September, she did not hesitate to keep all her fans updated through a few social media posts, sharing some of her unforgettable moments about her visit in the said city as she was exploring some of the good ol’ places around Manila including a photo that shows the place Greenhills Shopping Center, several photos of her roaming around the streets of Manila, and most especially, a set of photos of her enjoying her ride on a minibus-like public utility vehicle called ‘jeepney’ with a sweet and pure caption “I’m home.”     Just to give a teeny-weeny amount of trivia about the singer-songwriter’s journey to fame, it was revealed that ‘beabadoobee’ was able to learn how to play guitar with the help of YouTube video tutorials.   The first original song she wrote for the instrument was “Coffee”, which was sampled by Canadian singer-songwriter Powfu for his single “Death Bed”, giving beabadoobee her first chart entry.   The mega hit song has now amassed 1.3 billion streams on Spotify and 529 billion views on YouTube, both and counting.    
    Sep 15, 2022
  • 09 Sep 2022
    Alex Bruce showcases her versatility as a singer-rapper on R&B-leaning single “Ayoko Pa”  Over slick beats and boppy melodies, the young Filipina artist expresses her decision to take her time before entering in a relationship.Alex Bruce flexes her versatility in "Ayoko Pa" a top-tier R&B jam produced by frequent collaborator Cursebox.Over a bed of slick beats and boppy melodies, the 15-year-old artist calls out her suitor for coming off way too strong, and emphasizes her decision to wait for love at the right time.“It’s a song that expresses my stand on not being ready for a commitment,” says the trend-setting singer-rapper. “I know my priorities, and I don’t reject people just because I don’t feel a connection or synergy. It’s just that I’m too young to enter into a relationship that would easily fizzle out.”Reiterating her right to be treated with respect, the music virtuoso from Batangas sees this aggressive action as a red flag for most women. Bruce reflects, “Sometimes all it takes is knowing when to take a hint. When someone says no, learn how to respect the decision and back off.”The release of “Ayoko Pa” is accompanied by a colorful visual that showcases Alex Bruce’s stand on prioritizing life outside of a romantic relationship. Starring rising rapper Benedic Fragata and TikTok personalities Yvon and Achi, the music video also introduces Bruce as an all-around performer, vibing in seamless choreography.“I’m also very much involved in the creative aspects of the video,” shares Bruce. “It’s a collaborative process to begin with, and it helps that everyone on the set really gave their all. Props to the director, talents, and crew behind this production.”Alex Bruce’s “Ayoko Pa” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.Watch the music video here.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Alex Bruce showcases her versatility as a singer-rapper on R&B-leaning single “Ayoko Pa”  Over slick beats and boppy melodies, the young Filipina artist expresses her decision to take her time before entering in a relationship.Alex Bruce flexes her versatility in "Ayoko Pa" a top-tier R&B jam produced by frequent collaborator Cursebox.Over a bed of slick beats and boppy melodies, the 15-year-old artist calls out her suitor for coming off way too strong, and emphasizes her decision to wait for love at the right time.“It’s a song that expresses my stand on not being ready for a commitment,” says the trend-setting singer-rapper. “I know my priorities, and I don’t reject people just because I don’t feel a connection or synergy. It’s just that I’m too young to enter into a relationship that would easily fizzle out.”Reiterating her right to be treated with respect, the music virtuoso from Batangas sees this aggressive action as a red flag for most women. Bruce reflects, “Sometimes all it takes is knowing when to take a hint. When someone says no, learn how to respect the decision and back off.”The release of “Ayoko Pa” is accompanied by a colorful visual that showcases Alex Bruce’s stand on prioritizing life outside of a romantic relationship. Starring rising rapper Benedic Fragata and TikTok personalities Yvon and Achi, the music video also introduces Bruce as an all-around performer, vibing in seamless choreography.“I’m also very much involved in the creative aspects of the video,” shares Bruce. “It’s a collaborative process to begin with, and it helps that everyone on the set really gave their all. Props to the director, talents, and crew behind this production.”Alex Bruce’s “Ayoko Pa” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.Watch the music video here.
    Sep 09, 2022
  • 08 Sep 2022
    HEADS UP, Slapshock Fans! The family of the deceased Slapshock frontman released ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ on Monday, September 5. Having the elements pioneered by the music icon, ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ is a song composed and recorded by Garcia which was discovered by his family in his files. The song was a surprise to his family even if they already knew that the man at age 14 writes music and records it in a cassette tape. They also thank the fans who still support Garcia’s music and his “love in creating it”. ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ is produced by artists Rico Blanco and Zild. Read the full message from Garcia’s family here.Make sure to stream or download the newest song from the legend here. More about Jamir Garcia: Vladimir “Jamir” Salenga Garcia a.k.a. “Jamir Garcia” is a Filipino musician and is the main vocalist of the nu metal band “Slapshock”.Born on September 5th 1978, Garcia formed Slapshock during the University of the Philippines (UP) Fair.Red Hot Chili Peppers, a rap-funk-punk-metal fushion band, were a major influence on them.The band received nominations such as Best Artist from MTV Asia and were awarded Band of the Year by NU107 (a rock music radio station in Mega Manila) for three consecutive years from 2001 to 2003.Slapshock fans were shocked when the news came out that on the 26th of November year 2020 Garcia committed suicide by hanging in Quezon City.Garcia was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead.
    Posted by Francis Figueroa
  • HEADS UP, Slapshock Fans! The family of the deceased Slapshock frontman released ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ on Monday, September 5. Having the elements pioneered by the music icon, ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ is a song composed and recorded by Garcia which was discovered by his family in his files. The song was a surprise to his family even if they already knew that the man at age 14 writes music and records it in a cassette tape. They also thank the fans who still support Garcia’s music and his “love in creating it”. ‘Di Maipaliwanag’ is produced by artists Rico Blanco and Zild. Read the full message from Garcia’s family here.Make sure to stream or download the newest song from the legend here. More about Jamir Garcia: Vladimir “Jamir” Salenga Garcia a.k.a. “Jamir Garcia” is a Filipino musician and is the main vocalist of the nu metal band “Slapshock”.Born on September 5th 1978, Garcia formed Slapshock during the University of the Philippines (UP) Fair.Red Hot Chili Peppers, a rap-funk-punk-metal fushion band, were a major influence on them.The band received nominations such as Best Artist from MTV Asia and were awarded Band of the Year by NU107 (a rock music radio station in Mega Manila) for three consecutive years from 2001 to 2003.Slapshock fans were shocked when the news came out that on the 26th of November year 2020 Garcia committed suicide by hanging in Quezon City.Garcia was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead.
    Sep 08, 2022
  • 08 Sep 2022
      Pacemaker is meant to be a heart-pumping anthem in the alternative rock, punk, and post-hardcore genres that will make the listener feel numerous emotions, such as energetic, furious, spiteful, driven, fuming, and standoffish. The song originated as a short story thought up by Raf in high school. It was about a child who had a heart condition that caused his complexion to be pale. Because of his heart issue, he needed a pacemaker to keep his heart pumping blood.   The song was inspired by the mentioned short story. It began as a personal perspective on the world at large, discussing a spectrum of subjects that one would encounter in life. It speaks about too much, and as a result, the message is lost within it all. Eventually, the persona concludes that nothing matters.   Fugu Musk is a Manila, Philippines-based alternative rock band. Raf De Los Reyes is their main vocalist and guitarist. Raph Rivera is also a vocalist and guitarist, and Ian Estanislao is their drummer and also a vocalist. It was founded in 2010 and has gone through several lineup changes since then. Loud, fuzzy guitars, boomy drumming, thundering bass, and sardonic, aggressive vocals define the band. They make music that explores themes of loneliness and transience while delivering a powerful rock punch. The band's moniker "Fugu Musk" is a pun on the film Megamind. It occurred during a scene in which the titular character said, "It's simply my natural musk," much to the chagrin of his fish sidekick. Members like card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! And Magic: the Gathering.   Pacemaker's bridge part features audio fragments from a TikTok video showing the band playing Uno. The warning noises onboard an Imperial Star Destroyer, as shown in Episode VI, influenced Raph Rivera's riff in Pacemaker.   Stay Awake, the band's 2017 EP, provides a tale that listeners must put together for themselves. The true story is still unknown.   "Pacemaker" may be pre-saved here: https://ingrv.es/pacemaker-9bf-d   Follow them on their social media platforms. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuguMusk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FuguMusk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FuguMusk
  •   Pacemaker is meant to be a heart-pumping anthem in the alternative rock, punk, and post-hardcore genres that will make the listener feel numerous emotions, such as energetic, furious, spiteful, driven, fuming, and standoffish. The song originated as a short story thought up by Raf in high school. It was about a child who had a heart condition that caused his complexion to be pale. Because of his heart issue, he needed a pacemaker to keep his heart pumping blood.   The song was inspired by the mentioned short story. It began as a personal perspective on the world at large, discussing a spectrum of subjects that one would encounter in life. It speaks about too much, and as a result, the message is lost within it all. Eventually, the persona concludes that nothing matters.   Fugu Musk is a Manila, Philippines-based alternative rock band. Raf De Los Reyes is their main vocalist and guitarist. Raph Rivera is also a vocalist and guitarist, and Ian Estanislao is their drummer and also a vocalist. It was founded in 2010 and has gone through several lineup changes since then. Loud, fuzzy guitars, boomy drumming, thundering bass, and sardonic, aggressive vocals define the band. They make music that explores themes of loneliness and transience while delivering a powerful rock punch. The band's moniker "Fugu Musk" is a pun on the film Megamind. It occurred during a scene in which the titular character said, "It's simply my natural musk," much to the chagrin of his fish sidekick. Members like card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! And Magic: the Gathering.   Pacemaker's bridge part features audio fragments from a TikTok video showing the band playing Uno. The warning noises onboard an Imperial Star Destroyer, as shown in Episode VI, influenced Raph Rivera's riff in Pacemaker.   Stay Awake, the band's 2017 EP, provides a tale that listeners must put together for themselves. The true story is still unknown.   "Pacemaker" may be pre-saved here: https://ingrv.es/pacemaker-9bf-d   Follow them on their social media platforms. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuguMusk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FuguMusk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FuguMusk
    Sep 08, 2022
  • 07 Sep 2022
    ROW KEYS secured a contract with Rakista Records on August 31. They are also known as "sibling goals" because all the band members are from the same family.       It all started with their 22-year-old vocalist, Raffy "RAFAELLA ROUISE TOLENTINO ROQUE," who graduated from the College of the Holy Spirit with a degree in Interior Design and is a Disney Princess Segment Host and performer. She was a semi-finalist in Eat Bulaga Music Hero's Vocal Battle in 2017 and won I Can See Your Voice in 2018. In the 2021 "THE CLASH," she was an official clasher and clashback. And she was introduced in the "Feelennial" movie with the role of Bayani Agbayani's niece, the love interest of Arvic Tan, and the singer-composer of the movie's theme songs entitled "HIMALA, KASE, DATI, and FEELENNIAL."   According to ROW KEYS, they didn't realize that the universe was using their sibling Raffy to help them achieve their dreams, and now they're performing as one.   The band consists of four members: vocalist RAFAELLA ROUISE TOLENTINO ROQUE, also known as RAFFY, who used the universe to make this band happen; and their bassist, REBECCA RONNITHE TOLENTINO ROQUE, also known as "BECCA," which is the eldest of the siblings and is 24 years old. She graduated from St. Paul University Quezon City with a course in Mass Communication and worked as a Professional Event Host, Disney Princess Character Host/Performer, and Print Ad Model. She is currently connected with Federal Land and is a consistent awardee/producer.   ROSH "ROSHANNA ROSETTE TOLENTINO ROQUE," their drummer, is 17 years old and aspires to be a dentist. She learned how to play the drums by downloading an app, but she's also an excellent beatboxer. She is also a talented dancer, singer, and student. In the Disney Princess Musical Event, she also performs and sings like her older sisters.   And lastly, FELIX RAINE RAPHAEL TOLENTINO ROQUE, a 14-year-old lead guitarist and multitalented grade 10 student from EARIST High School who can sing, dance, and play bass guitar and drums, is the youngest of the siblings. He finished elementary education at Richfield Montessori but moved to a public school because of the pandemic. He began playing guitar at six and has continued to develop through constant YouTube study.   ROW KEYS are more than a band; they are a family that looks out for one another 24 hours a day. They are multitalented individuals in any line of work; students; and workers who can still pursue their dreams. According to them, manifestations exist. And you may see more of them this year!   The band is currently preparing and recording their music at Rakista Workz; you will hear and learn more about them once their new song is released. Keep an eye out for any updates!
  • ROW KEYS secured a contract with Rakista Records on August 31. They are also known as "sibling goals" because all the band members are from the same family.       It all started with their 22-year-old vocalist, Raffy "RAFAELLA ROUISE TOLENTINO ROQUE," who graduated from the College of the Holy Spirit with a degree in Interior Design and is a Disney Princess Segment Host and performer. She was a semi-finalist in Eat Bulaga Music Hero's Vocal Battle in 2017 and won I Can See Your Voice in 2018. In the 2021 "THE CLASH," she was an official clasher and clashback. And she was introduced in the "Feelennial" movie with the role of Bayani Agbayani's niece, the love interest of Arvic Tan, and the singer-composer of the movie's theme songs entitled "HIMALA, KASE, DATI, and FEELENNIAL."   According to ROW KEYS, they didn't realize that the universe was using their sibling Raffy to help them achieve their dreams, and now they're performing as one.   The band consists of four members: vocalist RAFAELLA ROUISE TOLENTINO ROQUE, also known as RAFFY, who used the universe to make this band happen; and their bassist, REBECCA RONNITHE TOLENTINO ROQUE, also known as "BECCA," which is the eldest of the siblings and is 24 years old. She graduated from St. Paul University Quezon City with a course in Mass Communication and worked as a Professional Event Host, Disney Princess Character Host/Performer, and Print Ad Model. She is currently connected with Federal Land and is a consistent awardee/producer.   ROSH "ROSHANNA ROSETTE TOLENTINO ROQUE," their drummer, is 17 years old and aspires to be a dentist. She learned how to play the drums by downloading an app, but she's also an excellent beatboxer. She is also a talented dancer, singer, and student. In the Disney Princess Musical Event, she also performs and sings like her older sisters.   And lastly, FELIX RAINE RAPHAEL TOLENTINO ROQUE, a 14-year-old lead guitarist and multitalented grade 10 student from EARIST High School who can sing, dance, and play bass guitar and drums, is the youngest of the siblings. He finished elementary education at Richfield Montessori but moved to a public school because of the pandemic. He began playing guitar at six and has continued to develop through constant YouTube study.   ROW KEYS are more than a band; they are a family that looks out for one another 24 hours a day. They are multitalented individuals in any line of work; students; and workers who can still pursue their dreams. According to them, manifestations exist. And you may see more of them this year!   The band is currently preparing and recording their music at Rakista Workz; you will hear and learn more about them once their new song is released. Keep an eye out for any updates!
    Sep 07, 2022
  • 07 Sep 2022
    ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 goes full throttle with artist-centric activities & events at first in-person showcase since the pandemic.ASEAN Music Showcase Festival takes its showcase and artist and business networking activities in-person in Singapore. ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) is not only taking its first in-person showcase in Singapore this weekend (September 10-11) but will also be hosting several artist-centric activities that aim to personalize their experience in industry outreach but also optimize opportunities to connect with AMS’ international delegates that boast a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds in the music industry around the world. As borders start to ease restrictions, more than 30 music acts and music industry delegates from ASEAN and beyond will be flying to Singapore this coming weekend in person—the first live event since AMS held its first edition online in 2020. On September 9, an invite-only welcome party hosted by the AMS founders and organizers will formally kick off the showcase, a chance for artist performers and the delegates to meet each other. Artist networking sessions will be held officially on the early afternoon of Saturday, September 10, from 12:00 PM onwards before the first-day showcase starts at 3:00 PM. The artist networking sessions will consist of speed meetings, where artist performers can sit down with delegates to discuss opportunities, which can be extended to private meetings upon request. A designated outdoor networking area for artists and delegates will be available at the showcase venue, Haw Par Villa. As this year’s edition of AMS expands its pool of performers, now featuring artists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, as well as non-ASEAN markets Australia, India, and Taiwan, there are also more than 60 music industry delegates with backgrounds, from artist management to live show businesses who will be in attendance, with a few joining in remotely. In the tradition of the past AMS editions, music fans from all over the world will continue to enjoy this year’s in-person showcase sets in Singapore and the virtual showcases from the comforts of their own home—which will be broadcasted live via AMS’s official YouTube channel on both days.     Tickets to ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 are still available to purchase online via Sistic at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/asean0922.   For more information about the third edition of the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, visit the official website. About the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS)AMS is co-organized by Fungjai, NYLON Thailand, and Bangkok Music City from Thailand; Steady State Records from Singapore; SRM from Indonesia; City Roars Festival from Malaysia; The Rest Is Noise PH from the Philippines; Baramey Production from Cambodia; and Monsoon Music Festival and Swan Zoo from Vietnam. AMS 2022 is proudly supported by the National Arts Council, Taiwan ASEAN Music Action (TAMA) - supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, with Haw Par Villa - managed by Journeys Pte Ltd as venue sponsors, and TuneCore as a general sponsor.   
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 goes full throttle with artist-centric activities & events at first in-person showcase since the pandemic.ASEAN Music Showcase Festival takes its showcase and artist and business networking activities in-person in Singapore. ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) is not only taking its first in-person showcase in Singapore this weekend (September 10-11) but will also be hosting several artist-centric activities that aim to personalize their experience in industry outreach but also optimize opportunities to connect with AMS’ international delegates that boast a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds in the music industry around the world. As borders start to ease restrictions, more than 30 music acts and music industry delegates from ASEAN and beyond will be flying to Singapore this coming weekend in person—the first live event since AMS held its first edition online in 2020. On September 9, an invite-only welcome party hosted by the AMS founders and organizers will formally kick off the showcase, a chance for artist performers and the delegates to meet each other. Artist networking sessions will be held officially on the early afternoon of Saturday, September 10, from 12:00 PM onwards before the first-day showcase starts at 3:00 PM. The artist networking sessions will consist of speed meetings, where artist performers can sit down with delegates to discuss opportunities, which can be extended to private meetings upon request. A designated outdoor networking area for artists and delegates will be available at the showcase venue, Haw Par Villa. As this year’s edition of AMS expands its pool of performers, now featuring artists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, as well as non-ASEAN markets Australia, India, and Taiwan, there are also more than 60 music industry delegates with backgrounds, from artist management to live show businesses who will be in attendance, with a few joining in remotely. In the tradition of the past AMS editions, music fans from all over the world will continue to enjoy this year’s in-person showcase sets in Singapore and the virtual showcases from the comforts of their own home—which will be broadcasted live via AMS’s official YouTube channel on both days.     Tickets to ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 are still available to purchase online via Sistic at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/asean0922.   For more information about the third edition of the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, visit the official website. About the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS)AMS is co-organized by Fungjai, NYLON Thailand, and Bangkok Music City from Thailand; Steady State Records from Singapore; SRM from Indonesia; City Roars Festival from Malaysia; The Rest Is Noise PH from the Philippines; Baramey Production from Cambodia; and Monsoon Music Festival and Swan Zoo from Vietnam. AMS 2022 is proudly supported by the National Arts Council, Taiwan ASEAN Music Action (TAMA) - supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, with Haw Par Villa - managed by Journeys Pte Ltd as venue sponsors, and TuneCore as a general sponsor.   
    Sep 07, 2022
  • 07 Sep 2022
    Making something positive: dia maté launches “Kalimutan”Stream the trackCreativity sometimes comes from meeting a challenge. Singer-songwriter dia maté was happy to do just that, taking on what her collaborator Quest suggested about writing something different for a change. The result is “Kalimutan,” a single is now released on all music streaming platforms under Island Records Philippines. dia’s new single is a result of a lock-in writing session she held with Quest. During that session, she says, she came face to face with something that she found difficult to do. “One thing that I always had trouble with was being able to write a happy song,” she says, “I’m so used to writing melancholic and sad songs, that writing happy songs wasn’t my norm.” Quest posed the challenge: what if she could take whatever she lived through and make it a source of gratitude rather than sadness? “Kalimutan” is a song about growth meant to be in an uplifting tone. “It is about accepting who you are, moving on from the past, and finally moving forward with positive emotion,” dia says, “The journey to acceptance can be a difficult experience but when you are finally there, life becomes a little bit brighter.” She says that she drew from what she experienced and saw how she grew because of those events.“Kalimutan” also marks a departure of sorts for dia, whose songs have always been in the R&B and indie pop genres. She says that she “ventured out more into the pop realm” for this song, citing Doja Cat and Dua Lipa as artists she had in mind when writing the song. While this will be something new for people who have followed her since the beginning of her musical journey, this song offers something that is lifeaffirming and celebratory. In fact, dia says, “[‘Kalimutan’] is a song you can dance to. It’s also a song that you can scream at the top of your lungs when you need to forget about the past.” A healthy forgetting is perhaps what people need when moving forward is possible. ABOUT DIA MATE dia maté wants you to feel the music  “Music is my therapy,” dia maté says. Her emotional experiences, especially sadness, find their place in her music. “When I’m sad, the best music comes out of me.” Much of her music to date comes from that place, and her first single, “Hearts Hate Me,” is one good example. The sound of this song, produced by CRWN, betrays those emotional currents. Over a gentle ¾ rhythm, the song paints a picture of love forsaken, and as the chorus builds to its climactic lyric: “my heart officially hates me,” there is the sense that she wants us to feel the pain with her. As it abruptly ends when we expect to hear a resolution, we feel the sense that the story is not quite over. dia started her musical journey thanks to the influence of her mother’s side of the family, who often performed music. At the age of seven, she persuaded her mother to enroll her in piano lessons. She was envious of her friends, who would often come up and play the classroom piano. She continued learning the piano up until high school. And when the ukulele craze came about, she began to learn that instrument. She then ended up learning the guitar after that. dia’s first public performance was at a mall recital, where she was asked to sing. The song was “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt. She felt a great deal of stage fright on that occasion, but she eventually overcame her fear of performing. She realized that performing itself would help cure the fright. “I just need to go on the stage and sing,” she says, and the terror would go away. Two significant sets of influences drive this musical journey that dia is on. Her primary genre of choice is R&B, and she is very fond of the music of Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, UMI, SZA, H.E.R, and Ariana Grande. She also finds value in indie pop and rock thanks to her father, and two of the biggest names on her list is Dave Matthews (and his namesake band) and Norah Jones. dia says that she couldn’t sleep without Jones’ distinctive, soothing voice serenading her when she was very young.It is the lyricism of R&B that has the strongest influence on her music, dia says. “You don’t really have to listen to the lyrics to feel the emotion in the song,” she says, “If you listen to the instrumentation, some of the words, the melodies, you know what they’re going for. And that’s what I really want to put out in my music as well.” However, like another young musician, Billie Eilish, she does not want to be pigeonholed into one genre or another. Her music aims to draw as many people as she could into the emotional palette she paints. “I just love making music that’s music,” she says, “as long as it sounds good.” It is, therefore, not hard to find that common thread between dia’s music and the art and fashion in which she also has some interest. She became interested in fashion and art in her middle school years, where she started drawing and sketching. The reality TV fashion competition Project Runway was also a big deal for her, which whetted her interest. She met her best friend through a drawing class they took in a fashion school together. However, when she had to choose between art and music as she completed her International Baccalaureate diploma, she chose music. Apart from fashion and music, sports and fitness are another passion dia has. She has pursued many sports over the years, including tennis, volleyball, figure skating, snowboarding, and most recently, surfing. She began, however, to consciously pursue fitness training through the popular fitness regimen CrossFit, and she says that she found the people she trained with at the Habitat Fitness gym supportive. “They really push you,” she says, “and you can’t slack.” Fitness is another shared interest she has with her father, to whom she is quite close.Dia is on the verge of releasing “Hearts Hate Me” through Island Records Philippines, and she praises the label for letting her pursue her musical journey on her terms. “Island’s a very pro-artist label,” she says, “they really support the music that I want to make. They don’t force me to sound a specific way.” As local music’s next It Girl, dia says, “I just hope that…people will enjoy my music, and add it to their playlists, and just really connect. That’s important. I want them to connect with what I’m trying to put out. And for them to relate with me. Because I think of my music as raw, and relatable, and real.” FOLLOW DIA MATE Facebook / Instagram/ Twitter/ TikTok/ Youtube/ SpotifyStream "Kalimutan" out now on all music platforms!   
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Making something positive: dia maté launches “Kalimutan”Stream the trackCreativity sometimes comes from meeting a challenge. Singer-songwriter dia maté was happy to do just that, taking on what her collaborator Quest suggested about writing something different for a change. The result is “Kalimutan,” a single is now released on all music streaming platforms under Island Records Philippines. dia’s new single is a result of a lock-in writing session she held with Quest. During that session, she says, she came face to face with something that she found difficult to do. “One thing that I always had trouble with was being able to write a happy song,” she says, “I’m so used to writing melancholic and sad songs, that writing happy songs wasn’t my norm.” Quest posed the challenge: what if she could take whatever she lived through and make it a source of gratitude rather than sadness? “Kalimutan” is a song about growth meant to be in an uplifting tone. “It is about accepting who you are, moving on from the past, and finally moving forward with positive emotion,” dia says, “The journey to acceptance can be a difficult experience but when you are finally there, life becomes a little bit brighter.” She says that she drew from what she experienced and saw how she grew because of those events.“Kalimutan” also marks a departure of sorts for dia, whose songs have always been in the R&B and indie pop genres. She says that she “ventured out more into the pop realm” for this song, citing Doja Cat and Dua Lipa as artists she had in mind when writing the song. While this will be something new for people who have followed her since the beginning of her musical journey, this song offers something that is lifeaffirming and celebratory. In fact, dia says, “[‘Kalimutan’] is a song you can dance to. It’s also a song that you can scream at the top of your lungs when you need to forget about the past.” A healthy forgetting is perhaps what people need when moving forward is possible. ABOUT DIA MATE dia maté wants you to feel the music  “Music is my therapy,” dia maté says. Her emotional experiences, especially sadness, find their place in her music. “When I’m sad, the best music comes out of me.” Much of her music to date comes from that place, and her first single, “Hearts Hate Me,” is one good example. The sound of this song, produced by CRWN, betrays those emotional currents. Over a gentle ¾ rhythm, the song paints a picture of love forsaken, and as the chorus builds to its climactic lyric: “my heart officially hates me,” there is the sense that she wants us to feel the pain with her. As it abruptly ends when we expect to hear a resolution, we feel the sense that the story is not quite over. dia started her musical journey thanks to the influence of her mother’s side of the family, who often performed music. At the age of seven, she persuaded her mother to enroll her in piano lessons. She was envious of her friends, who would often come up and play the classroom piano. She continued learning the piano up until high school. And when the ukulele craze came about, she began to learn that instrument. She then ended up learning the guitar after that. dia’s first public performance was at a mall recital, where she was asked to sing. The song was “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt. She felt a great deal of stage fright on that occasion, but she eventually overcame her fear of performing. She realized that performing itself would help cure the fright. “I just need to go on the stage and sing,” she says, and the terror would go away. Two significant sets of influences drive this musical journey that dia is on. Her primary genre of choice is R&B, and she is very fond of the music of Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, UMI, SZA, H.E.R, and Ariana Grande. She also finds value in indie pop and rock thanks to her father, and two of the biggest names on her list is Dave Matthews (and his namesake band) and Norah Jones. dia says that she couldn’t sleep without Jones’ distinctive, soothing voice serenading her when she was very young.It is the lyricism of R&B that has the strongest influence on her music, dia says. “You don’t really have to listen to the lyrics to feel the emotion in the song,” she says, “If you listen to the instrumentation, some of the words, the melodies, you know what they’re going for. And that’s what I really want to put out in my music as well.” However, like another young musician, Billie Eilish, she does not want to be pigeonholed into one genre or another. Her music aims to draw as many people as she could into the emotional palette she paints. “I just love making music that’s music,” she says, “as long as it sounds good.” It is, therefore, not hard to find that common thread between dia’s music and the art and fashion in which she also has some interest. She became interested in fashion and art in her middle school years, where she started drawing and sketching. The reality TV fashion competition Project Runway was also a big deal for her, which whetted her interest. She met her best friend through a drawing class they took in a fashion school together. However, when she had to choose between art and music as she completed her International Baccalaureate diploma, she chose music. Apart from fashion and music, sports and fitness are another passion dia has. She has pursued many sports over the years, including tennis, volleyball, figure skating, snowboarding, and most recently, surfing. She began, however, to consciously pursue fitness training through the popular fitness regimen CrossFit, and she says that she found the people she trained with at the Habitat Fitness gym supportive. “They really push you,” she says, “and you can’t slack.” Fitness is another shared interest she has with her father, to whom she is quite close.Dia is on the verge of releasing “Hearts Hate Me” through Island Records Philippines, and she praises the label for letting her pursue her musical journey on her terms. “Island’s a very pro-artist label,” she says, “they really support the music that I want to make. They don’t force me to sound a specific way.” As local music’s next It Girl, dia says, “I just hope that…people will enjoy my music, and add it to their playlists, and just really connect. That’s important. I want them to connect with what I’m trying to put out. And for them to relate with me. Because I think of my music as raw, and relatable, and real.” FOLLOW DIA MATE Facebook / Instagram/ Twitter/ TikTok/ Youtube/ SpotifyStream "Kalimutan" out now on all music platforms!   
    Sep 07, 2022
  • 06 Sep 2022
    SAY NO GOODBYES: SANDWICH ON THE ROAD WITH THEIR NEW EP IN TOW "NO GOODBYES".    This is not a drill... Sandwich is back again on the road! The band revealed the exciting news to promote their new EP called "No Goodbyes" on Thursday (September 1) through Facebook, which simply captioned "ked" .  Produced by Vista Malls and Starmalls, the band will deliver special performances from their new EP in selected Starmalls and Vista Malls from September 3 to September 25.  It is indeed no Goodbyes for all Sandwich fans because these select shows give fans an opportunity to see Sandwich perform their new tracks.   Catch Sandwich on these dates and venues: SEP 3 - Starmall EDSA-Shaw with We Got SEP 4 - Vista Mall Taguig with Hey June! SEP 11 - Vista Mall Bataan with The Vowels They Orbit SEP 18 - Vista Mall Tanza with Kiss N Tell SEP 24 - Starmall San Jose Del Monte with We Got SEP 25 - Vista Mall Daang Hari   Stream here: Sandwich – No Goodbyes EP   Music Video : Buhol-buhol (Music Video) Negatives    
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • SAY NO GOODBYES: SANDWICH ON THE ROAD WITH THEIR NEW EP IN TOW "NO GOODBYES".    This is not a drill... Sandwich is back again on the road! The band revealed the exciting news to promote their new EP called "No Goodbyes" on Thursday (September 1) through Facebook, which simply captioned "ked" .  Produced by Vista Malls and Starmalls, the band will deliver special performances from their new EP in selected Starmalls and Vista Malls from September 3 to September 25.  It is indeed no Goodbyes for all Sandwich fans because these select shows give fans an opportunity to see Sandwich perform their new tracks.   Catch Sandwich on these dates and venues: SEP 3 - Starmall EDSA-Shaw with We Got SEP 4 - Vista Mall Taguig with Hey June! SEP 11 - Vista Mall Bataan with The Vowels They Orbit SEP 18 - Vista Mall Tanza with Kiss N Tell SEP 24 - Starmall San Jose Del Monte with We Got SEP 25 - Vista Mall Daang Hari   Stream here: Sandwich – No Goodbyes EP   Music Video : Buhol-buhol (Music Video) Negatives    
    Sep 06, 2022
  • 03 Sep 2022
    BEN&BEN'S SEND-OFF CONCERT GOT CANCELLEDDue to unfriendly weather, Ben&Ben Send-Off Concert got canceled as Typhoon Henry started speeding up and triggering more rain in major Parts of Luzon. Ben&Ben, Ovation Productions, and their official event producer decided to cancel it.The announcement of the Concert cancellation came from their official post on their Facebook Page."It breaks our hearts to announce that due to the terrible weather conditions, the Ben&Ben Send-Off concert will be rescheduled to a later date. The sudden heavy downpour of rain, strong winds, and impending flooding around the area have posed potential safety hazards for everyone attending. Safety is our top priority, and we carefully decided with Ovation Productions, our official event producer. More details soon. Be safe, everyone."Most of the fans from the comment section understand that safety should be the priority before anything else, With the hope in their hearts that things will soon get better."Leaves will soon grow from the bareness of trees, And all will be alright in time From waves overgrown come the calmest of seas, And all will be alright in time Wounds of the past will eventually heal, And all will be alright in time." – Leaves Ben&Ben
  • BEN&BEN'S SEND-OFF CONCERT GOT CANCELLEDDue to unfriendly weather, Ben&Ben Send-Off Concert got canceled as Typhoon Henry started speeding up and triggering more rain in major Parts of Luzon. Ben&Ben, Ovation Productions, and their official event producer decided to cancel it.The announcement of the Concert cancellation came from their official post on their Facebook Page."It breaks our hearts to announce that due to the terrible weather conditions, the Ben&Ben Send-Off concert will be rescheduled to a later date. The sudden heavy downpour of rain, strong winds, and impending flooding around the area have posed potential safety hazards for everyone attending. Safety is our top priority, and we carefully decided with Ovation Productions, our official event producer. More details soon. Be safe, everyone."Most of the fans from the comment section understand that safety should be the priority before anything else, With the hope in their hearts that things will soon get better."Leaves will soon grow from the bareness of trees, And all will be alright in time From waves overgrown come the calmest of seas, And all will be alright in time Wounds of the past will eventually heal, And all will be alright in time." – Leaves Ben&Ben
    Sep 03, 2022
  • 02 Sep 2022
    QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—The much-awaited RJam music show is back after three years featuring star-studded indie rock bands in the country.   Held last Saturday, August 27, rookie bands like ‘Alikabok 2.0’, ‘Sizzling Halo-Halo’, and ‘Anthem for Maria’ graced the Eton Centris park with fans jamming along them.   Bands who performed also were ‘Hey June!’, ‘Yun’, ‘Row Keys’, ‘Atthismo’, ‘Orphan Freak Show’, ‘Maryzark’, ‘Even’, ‘The Chongkeys’, and ‘Written by the Stars’.   Aside from indie bands, ‘Banda ni Kleggy’, known for their hit song “Discolamon” and “Shot” hyped the crowd with their stunning performances.   Kleggy, who headlines the band, stated that it is surreal to perform again after the long years of discontinuing RJam due to the pandemic.   “Gusto naming magawa ‘yung part namin, mai-share ‘yung music ng Banda ni Kleggy sa mga kapwa namin rakista na nagpunta ngayong gabi na ‘to.,” he added.   Meanwhile, a band member from ‘Hey June!’ said that the crowd is very solid citing his experience after performing at Rakista Radio’s known music show.   Another band member from the group can’t help but display her extreme happiness to the media saying that “the stage is too big and that we’re trying to maximize it.”   Fans were also ecstatic after seeing their favorite bands perform again.   Jan Vargas, a fan who watched the show said that the performances of bands ‘Even’ and ‘Banda ni Kleggy’ were among those of whom he liked the most and considered it to be “Solid”.   Produced by Rakista Radio, RJam returned to the center stage post-pandemic.   First of the eight-leg RJam series this year, the music show aims to showcase Filipino rock bands who plan to have a name in the industry.   The next set of performers for the second leg of RJam will be announced soon along with the venue and date of the show.   Check all the photos from the event in this gallery: https://bit.ly/3APRKKr Watch the event highights here: https://bit.ly/3BfrPgD  
    Posted by Francis Figueroa
  • QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—The much-awaited RJam music show is back after three years featuring star-studded indie rock bands in the country.   Held last Saturday, August 27, rookie bands like ‘Alikabok 2.0’, ‘Sizzling Halo-Halo’, and ‘Anthem for Maria’ graced the Eton Centris park with fans jamming along them.   Bands who performed also were ‘Hey June!’, ‘Yun’, ‘Row Keys’, ‘Atthismo’, ‘Orphan Freak Show’, ‘Maryzark’, ‘Even’, ‘The Chongkeys’, and ‘Written by the Stars’.   Aside from indie bands, ‘Banda ni Kleggy’, known for their hit song “Discolamon” and “Shot” hyped the crowd with their stunning performances.   Kleggy, who headlines the band, stated that it is surreal to perform again after the long years of discontinuing RJam due to the pandemic.   “Gusto naming magawa ‘yung part namin, mai-share ‘yung music ng Banda ni Kleggy sa mga kapwa namin rakista na nagpunta ngayong gabi na ‘to.,” he added.   Meanwhile, a band member from ‘Hey June!’ said that the crowd is very solid citing his experience after performing at Rakista Radio’s known music show.   Another band member from the group can’t help but display her extreme happiness to the media saying that “the stage is too big and that we’re trying to maximize it.”   Fans were also ecstatic after seeing their favorite bands perform again.   Jan Vargas, a fan who watched the show said that the performances of bands ‘Even’ and ‘Banda ni Kleggy’ were among those of whom he liked the most and considered it to be “Solid”.   Produced by Rakista Radio, RJam returned to the center stage post-pandemic.   First of the eight-leg RJam series this year, the music show aims to showcase Filipino rock bands who plan to have a name in the industry.   The next set of performers for the second leg of RJam will be announced soon along with the venue and date of the show.   Check all the photos from the event in this gallery: https://bit.ly/3APRKKr Watch the event highights here: https://bit.ly/3BfrPgD  
    Sep 02, 2022
  • 02 Sep 2022
    “Don't miss Bootleg Beatles live  in Manila October 30, 2022 at the PICC Plenary Hall!  Tickets available via SM Tickets and TicketWorld outlets and online. 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • “Don't miss Bootleg Beatles live  in Manila October 30, 2022 at the PICC Plenary Hall!  Tickets available via SM Tickets and TicketWorld outlets and online. 
    Sep 02, 2022
  • 02 Sep 2022
    MOONSTAR88 TRY TO POSTPONE A HEARTBREAK WITH THEIR LATEST RELEASE, "NEXT WEEK"   Moonstar88, a Filipino band known for Pinoy love anthems releases another hugot song about one’s procrastination for a heartbreak entitled "Next Week". The song is a plea for one’s significant other to postpone a breakup … hoping that next week he will be more ready, next week it will be less painful. “Next Week” is proof that one can find inspiration for a song from anywhere. It was inspired by a video of “Gandang Gabi Vice" segment uploaded on Facebook where Vice Ganda and Bella Padilla talk about heartbreaks and how they bargained with their lovers to breakup with them the following week because they cannot handle such sudden loss. The song was written by Herbert Hernandez, though he started writing the song July 2017, he was only able to finish it by collaborating with his bandmate from 6cyclemind, Ryan Sarmiento. It is the 1st single for the band's upcoming album entitled Lourdes 2088 under Warner Music Philippines. Moonstar88 is a multi-awarded female-fronted pop-alternative band composed of Maysh Baay on vocals, Herbert Hernandez on guitars, Buddy Zabala on bass, and Bon Sundiang on drums who top-billed sold-out concerts locally and internationally. They are one of the favorite live acts at universities, festivals, corporate shows and other events. Available to stream at all digital streaming platforms on September 2, 2022
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • MOONSTAR88 TRY TO POSTPONE A HEARTBREAK WITH THEIR LATEST RELEASE, "NEXT WEEK"   Moonstar88, a Filipino band known for Pinoy love anthems releases another hugot song about one’s procrastination for a heartbreak entitled "Next Week". The song is a plea for one’s significant other to postpone a breakup … hoping that next week he will be more ready, next week it will be less painful. “Next Week” is proof that one can find inspiration for a song from anywhere. It was inspired by a video of “Gandang Gabi Vice" segment uploaded on Facebook where Vice Ganda and Bella Padilla talk about heartbreaks and how they bargained with their lovers to breakup with them the following week because they cannot handle such sudden loss. The song was written by Herbert Hernandez, though he started writing the song July 2017, he was only able to finish it by collaborating with his bandmate from 6cyclemind, Ryan Sarmiento. It is the 1st single for the band's upcoming album entitled Lourdes 2088 under Warner Music Philippines. Moonstar88 is a multi-awarded female-fronted pop-alternative band composed of Maysh Baay on vocals, Herbert Hernandez on guitars, Buddy Zabala on bass, and Bon Sundiang on drums who top-billed sold-out concerts locally and internationally. They are one of the favorite live acts at universities, festivals, corporate shows and other events. Available to stream at all digital streaming platforms on September 2, 2022
    Sep 02, 2022
  • 01 Sep 2022
    The Maine serenaded their Filipino fans with a message of love, appreciation, and motivation last Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Skydome, SM City North Edsa. The band chose to perform and celebrate their 15th anniversary in that concert with their Filipino fans, thus their return trip was more than just their comeback.   It was March 30 this year when PULP Live World announced that The Maine will be playing a one-night concert here in the Manila, Philippines as this marks also the PULP Live World’s first show since the pandemic and the COVID-19 restrictions eased in the country. It's a dream come true after a long wait. Since the band hadn't performed in the country in years, the anticipation and joy among the fans was evident even before the show began. A few of them were interviewed and said that it was the band itself and their songs that healed them and made them continue to strive with their lives. Most of them struggles difficulties in life and the concert served as their gateway to enjoy life without worries - it was undeniably fun and full of hope concert for their fans, indeed.   The band expressed their enthusiasm and the feeling of fulfillment as they performed their new songs in front of their live audiences in which it includes their 8th studio album XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time, which was released last July 2021, their new single “Sticky”, hitting No. 19 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, and the band’s collaboration song “Loved You A Little” with Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands.   The crowd then was giving much more fun and joy than what the band is expecting as the fans were disciplined but was giving the energy that the band needed to for them to enjoy the concert too. A lucky fan was also given a chance to perform “Run” with the band as was applauded by the whole crowd inside the Skydome.   Since Written By The Stars performed as the opening act and enlivened the crowd, the crowd has been genuinely engaged and alive. From that point on till the very finale of the event, singalongs, synchronized jumps, and proud and joyful cries filled the venue.   The PULP Live World's return guarantees the Filipino fans of more various artists and groups to expect a lot more concerts to come, but also encourages them to always adhere by the government's COVID-19 regulations in order to prevent worsening the virus' transmission.
    Posted by Tala Lopez
  • The Maine serenaded their Filipino fans with a message of love, appreciation, and motivation last Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Skydome, SM City North Edsa. The band chose to perform and celebrate their 15th anniversary in that concert with their Filipino fans, thus their return trip was more than just their comeback.   It was March 30 this year when PULP Live World announced that The Maine will be playing a one-night concert here in the Manila, Philippines as this marks also the PULP Live World’s first show since the pandemic and the COVID-19 restrictions eased in the country. It's a dream come true after a long wait. Since the band hadn't performed in the country in years, the anticipation and joy among the fans was evident even before the show began. A few of them were interviewed and said that it was the band itself and their songs that healed them and made them continue to strive with their lives. Most of them struggles difficulties in life and the concert served as their gateway to enjoy life without worries - it was undeniably fun and full of hope concert for their fans, indeed.   The band expressed their enthusiasm and the feeling of fulfillment as they performed their new songs in front of their live audiences in which it includes their 8th studio album XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time, which was released last July 2021, their new single “Sticky”, hitting No. 19 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, and the band’s collaboration song “Loved You A Little” with Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands.   The crowd then was giving much more fun and joy than what the band is expecting as the fans were disciplined but was giving the energy that the band needed to for them to enjoy the concert too. A lucky fan was also given a chance to perform “Run” with the band as was applauded by the whole crowd inside the Skydome.   Since Written By The Stars performed as the opening act and enlivened the crowd, the crowd has been genuinely engaged and alive. From that point on till the very finale of the event, singalongs, synchronized jumps, and proud and joyful cries filled the venue.   The PULP Live World's return guarantees the Filipino fans of more various artists and groups to expect a lot more concerts to come, but also encourages them to always adhere by the government's COVID-19 regulations in order to prevent worsening the virus' transmission.
    Sep 01, 2022
  • 01 Sep 2022
    Mark your calendars! On October 8, 2022 at Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City, it's time to celebrate Macbeth's 20th Anniversary and experience the extraordinary wall of sound and recognize the beloved fashion statement Macbeth has been expressing for so many years! Gate opens at 11 AM! For every 1,200 pesos worth of single receipt purchase of any regular-priced Macbeth Merchandise, you're entitled to enjoy the night with your favorite performing OPM Bands and witness as the Macbeth All-Stars will slay their walk with confidence in the Macbeth Fashion Show! Visit www.macbethph.com for show invite mechanics! *Valid single purchase receipts: From August 25, 2022 until October 7, 2022 ONLY*     This 20th Anniversary Show will be the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear, 10 years of Macbeth in the Philippines, and 20 Rocking Years of Macbeth in the World.   With Macbeth's love of Music, Art and Denim, this Music Festival will feature a live band and fashion show collaboration, showcasing the latest of Macbeth’s Collection.   Macbeth Live performances include: Chelsea Alley Urbandub Rico Blanco Mayonnaise Chocolate Factory Sandwich Hilera Even Snakefight Sucketseven Fragments CHNDTR Faspitch Soapdish Written By The Stars Divina Lilith Shotgun Combo Imbue No Kudos Macbeth All Stars Macbeth Superband Macbeth booth and merchandise will also be available for sale on the upcoming Rakista Jam: The Return Part 2 on September 24, 2022 at Eton Centris, Quezon City!     Macbeth apparel and footwear brand for artist by artist since 2002. At Macbeth everything we do is rad. Macbeth, step into our world of art and music. #20RockingYears So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up now and celebrate with us as there are limited slots available!
  • Mark your calendars! On October 8, 2022 at Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City, it's time to celebrate Macbeth's 20th Anniversary and experience the extraordinary wall of sound and recognize the beloved fashion statement Macbeth has been expressing for so many years! Gate opens at 11 AM! For every 1,200 pesos worth of single receipt purchase of any regular-priced Macbeth Merchandise, you're entitled to enjoy the night with your favorite performing OPM Bands and witness as the Macbeth All-Stars will slay their walk with confidence in the Macbeth Fashion Show! Visit www.macbethph.com for show invite mechanics! *Valid single purchase receipts: From August 25, 2022 until October 7, 2022 ONLY*     This 20th Anniversary Show will be the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear, 10 years of Macbeth in the Philippines, and 20 Rocking Years of Macbeth in the World.   With Macbeth's love of Music, Art and Denim, this Music Festival will feature a live band and fashion show collaboration, showcasing the latest of Macbeth’s Collection.   Macbeth Live performances include: Chelsea Alley Urbandub Rico Blanco Mayonnaise Chocolate Factory Sandwich Hilera Even Snakefight Sucketseven Fragments CHNDTR Faspitch Soapdish Written By The Stars Divina Lilith Shotgun Combo Imbue No Kudos Macbeth All Stars Macbeth Superband Macbeth booth and merchandise will also be available for sale on the upcoming Rakista Jam: The Return Part 2 on September 24, 2022 at Eton Centris, Quezon City!     Macbeth apparel and footwear brand for artist by artist since 2002. At Macbeth everything we do is rad. Macbeth, step into our world of art and music. #20RockingYears So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up now and celebrate with us as there are limited slots available!
    Sep 01, 2022
  • 01 Sep 2022
    A filipino experimental rock band, Fridge, will release its newest single ‘WALKAWAY’ this September 16, 2022. The song is all about having a good time, feeling happy, and remembering when life was simpler. It also talks about escaping reality and seeking comfort with your favorite person or people.   The band's inspiration for this song was having the time of your life. If you could go back in time, these were the days and moments you would want to treasure because they were simple and enjoyable - without any anxieties or hate, only love and good vibes.   ‘WALKAWAY’ is actually one of the early songs that Franz's wrote. They just revised some parts to make it sound like more Fridge.   The official music video of the song is to be released soon.   WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ALL MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORMS! Pre-save now: https://ingrv.es/walkaway-n5n-z
    Posted by Tala Lopez
  • A filipino experimental rock band, Fridge, will release its newest single ‘WALKAWAY’ this September 16, 2022. The song is all about having a good time, feeling happy, and remembering when life was simpler. It also talks about escaping reality and seeking comfort with your favorite person or people.   The band's inspiration for this song was having the time of your life. If you could go back in time, these were the days and moments you would want to treasure because they were simple and enjoyable - without any anxieties or hate, only love and good vibes.   ‘WALKAWAY’ is actually one of the early songs that Franz's wrote. They just revised some parts to make it sound like more Fridge.   The official music video of the song is to be released soon.   WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ALL MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORMS! Pre-save now: https://ingrv.es/walkaway-n5n-z
    Sep 01, 2022