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  • 21 Sep 2021
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Mr. Harold Solomon, The CEO of Ridzpit Empyrean Co. (REC) and the founder behind the successful Rakista Radio, Rakrakan Festival, and Rakista Clothing Brand, has announced the forthcoming launch of the Rakista Records - a new independent record label that will open the doors of opportunities and a platform for potential bands and solo artists to exhibit their talents and skills.     On behalf of The Ridzpit Empyrean Co. (REC), Mr. Harold Solomon cordially invites all aspiring musicians to seize the chance of joining the nearing outset of Rakista Records, where a diverse variety of music genres and styles are warmly welcome. Being an independent musician and looking for essential resources to put out a piece of music is a daunting task while setbacks come in the way. Rakista Records intends to assist bands and artists, helping them to lay a stage where their music will be heard and discover by the general public and on various music streaming platforms.      “We recognize the value of creativity and the challenges encountered by artists in getting their work heard and acknowledged by the masses,” Mr. Harold Solomon stated. “The label (Rakista Records) aims to guide, encourage, and help musicians on their musical journey. Right now, we seek potential bands/artists who are interested in joining us in launching Rakista Records,” he added.       ---   What to do:      Indicate the artist/band’s profile - a brief description that provides information about you.   Prepare a music demo.   Submit it to [email protected]     Carrying the burning passion and the keenness to support the development of artists, and showcase their artistic growth and abilities to the field of music, are just one of the goals Rakista Records aspire to achieve.         
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Mr. Harold Solomon, The CEO of Ridzpit Empyrean Co. (REC) and the founder behind the successful Rakista Radio, Rakrakan Festival, and Rakista Clothing Brand, has announced the forthcoming launch of the Rakista Records - a new independent record label that will open the doors of opportunities and a platform for potential bands and solo artists to exhibit their talents and skills.     On behalf of The Ridzpit Empyrean Co. (REC), Mr. Harold Solomon cordially invites all aspiring musicians to seize the chance of joining the nearing outset of Rakista Records, where a diverse variety of music genres and styles are warmly welcome. Being an independent musician and looking for essential resources to put out a piece of music is a daunting task while setbacks come in the way. Rakista Records intends to assist bands and artists, helping them to lay a stage where their music will be heard and discover by the general public and on various music streaming platforms.      “We recognize the value of creativity and the challenges encountered by artists in getting their work heard and acknowledged by the masses,” Mr. Harold Solomon stated. “The label (Rakista Records) aims to guide, encourage, and help musicians on their musical journey. Right now, we seek potential bands/artists who are interested in joining us in launching Rakista Records,” he added.       ---   What to do:      Indicate the artist/band’s profile - a brief description that provides information about you.   Prepare a music demo.   Submit it to [email protected]     Carrying the burning passion and the keenness to support the development of artists, and showcase their artistic growth and abilities to the field of music, are just one of the goals Rakista Records aspire to achieve.         
    Sep 21, 2021
  • 14 Sep 2021
    It is believed that no one can defy his calling. When one’s heart declares what it wants, its beat will lead to a cast-iron decision - to follow its desire. In the same way, when the euphony of music and instruments submerges in someone’s soul, it blossoms into a flourishing passion. The moment when you first discover the wonders that music and playing instruments can bring into your life, you will not be able to imagine life without them - like a portion of food you cannot live without. This is the kind of phase Chi Evora went through when he became immersed in becoming a musician and drummer, that without a second thought he made a firm decision to drop out of college to pursue his brassbound desire to perform with the band - Slapshock.It has been like living in a dream for Chi Evora during the last 23 years with Slapshock: being able to perform and work with his bandmates, to work with diverse artistic musicians, and to pursue his great passion while being able to support his family’s necessities. As a drummer of Slapshock, his dedication and devotion to the band are infrangible that he declined to be a member of Arcadia, a hardcore local band created in 2007.Established in 1997 by driven individuals Chi Evora (drummer), Lean Ansing (lead guitarist), Lee Nadela (bassist), Jerry Basco (rhythm guitarist), and Jamir Garcia (vocalist) who joined in 1998, Slapshock had made an enormous contribution to the music industry, and their legacy is indisputably one of the supremes. Consequently, when the shocking demise of the band’s legendary hard-rock vocalist, Jamir Garcia, came in the way last year, it caused unbearable pain to the family, bandmates, friends, fans, and along the path of the music scene.Curing the profound wound of melancholy has undoubtedly been a difficult process for Chi, especially when you lose a friend and brother most suddenly. But there is certainly one thing that helps him, Cycling enables him to progressively mend his broken heart. Enthralled and at one with the majesty of nature, riding a bicycle has become a form of therapy - healing that has brought him closer to God and cleared a direction to unlock his new chapter in making music.Therefore, his musical adventure is far from over. A new journal has been unfolded to write about his expedition with the most-awaited new band, “Chelsea Alley”.The teaser photo that was posted online last August by Lean Ansing about the formation of Chelsea Alley, had many fans shaking in excitement. The delight that Chi and Lean, at last, have formed a new band after the surprising breakup of Slapshock, and will perform again with the crowd, definitely is what the music scene and fans are looking forward to.Ultimately, on the 12th of September, a video entitled “Right up your alley” produced by Macbeth PH and The film alley, featuring the Chelsea Alley’s drummer, Chi Evora, was released, where Chi revealed that the lineup for the band has been completed. Curious about who the other members are, aside from the two, it turns out that Ariel Lumanlan - a guitar prodigy, is one of the other members of the band. Unknown to many, Ariel has been a good friend of Slapshock members since 2006. When the remaining members’ Chi, Lean, and the late Jamir had to perform in Muziklaban (2020), it was Ariel who willingly joined them to give a smashing stage together. With the strong bond and relationship, Ariel has established with both Chi and Lean, it is unquestionable for him to be a member of high-anticipated, Chelsea Alley.Finally, the last member who would be the voice and frontman of the band was also revealed. After seeing the cover of John Borja singing to Linkin Park’s Numb, which was posted on his Youtube Channel a year ago, a sudden goosebump was enough for Lean and Chi to be convinced right away, to have him as the band’s vocalist.The Chelsea Alley’s completed lineup, namely Lean Ansing, Chi Evora, Ariel Lumanlan, and John Borja, whose individual skills and talents are top-tier, the fans could expect an alpha song release. The band is planning and preparing to unleash their first-ever album after the pandemic, so everyone should keep them on track.Support Chelsea Alley! See the video below.Facebook: Chelsea AlleyInstagram: @chelseaalleyph
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • It is believed that no one can defy his calling. When one’s heart declares what it wants, its beat will lead to a cast-iron decision - to follow its desire. In the same way, when the euphony of music and instruments submerges in someone’s soul, it blossoms into a flourishing passion. The moment when you first discover the wonders that music and playing instruments can bring into your life, you will not be able to imagine life without them - like a portion of food you cannot live without. This is the kind of phase Chi Evora went through when he became immersed in becoming a musician and drummer, that without a second thought he made a firm decision to drop out of college to pursue his brassbound desire to perform with the band - Slapshock.It has been like living in a dream for Chi Evora during the last 23 years with Slapshock: being able to perform and work with his bandmates, to work with diverse artistic musicians, and to pursue his great passion while being able to support his family’s necessities. As a drummer of Slapshock, his dedication and devotion to the band are infrangible that he declined to be a member of Arcadia, a hardcore local band created in 2007.Established in 1997 by driven individuals Chi Evora (drummer), Lean Ansing (lead guitarist), Lee Nadela (bassist), Jerry Basco (rhythm guitarist), and Jamir Garcia (vocalist) who joined in 1998, Slapshock had made an enormous contribution to the music industry, and their legacy is indisputably one of the supremes. Consequently, when the shocking demise of the band’s legendary hard-rock vocalist, Jamir Garcia, came in the way last year, it caused unbearable pain to the family, bandmates, friends, fans, and along the path of the music scene.Curing the profound wound of melancholy has undoubtedly been a difficult process for Chi, especially when you lose a friend and brother most suddenly. But there is certainly one thing that helps him, Cycling enables him to progressively mend his broken heart. Enthralled and at one with the majesty of nature, riding a bicycle has become a form of therapy - healing that has brought him closer to God and cleared a direction to unlock his new chapter in making music.Therefore, his musical adventure is far from over. A new journal has been unfolded to write about his expedition with the most-awaited new band, “Chelsea Alley”.The teaser photo that was posted online last August by Lean Ansing about the formation of Chelsea Alley, had many fans shaking in excitement. The delight that Chi and Lean, at last, have formed a new band after the surprising breakup of Slapshock, and will perform again with the crowd, definitely is what the music scene and fans are looking forward to.Ultimately, on the 12th of September, a video entitled “Right up your alley” produced by Macbeth PH and The film alley, featuring the Chelsea Alley’s drummer, Chi Evora, was released, where Chi revealed that the lineup for the band has been completed. Curious about who the other members are, aside from the two, it turns out that Ariel Lumanlan - a guitar prodigy, is one of the other members of the band. Unknown to many, Ariel has been a good friend of Slapshock members since 2006. When the remaining members’ Chi, Lean, and the late Jamir had to perform in Muziklaban (2020), it was Ariel who willingly joined them to give a smashing stage together. With the strong bond and relationship, Ariel has established with both Chi and Lean, it is unquestionable for him to be a member of high-anticipated, Chelsea Alley.Finally, the last member who would be the voice and frontman of the band was also revealed. After seeing the cover of John Borja singing to Linkin Park’s Numb, which was posted on his Youtube Channel a year ago, a sudden goosebump was enough for Lean and Chi to be convinced right away, to have him as the band’s vocalist.The Chelsea Alley’s completed lineup, namely Lean Ansing, Chi Evora, Ariel Lumanlan, and John Borja, whose individual skills and talents are top-tier, the fans could expect an alpha song release. The band is planning and preparing to unleash their first-ever album after the pandemic, so everyone should keep them on track.Support Chelsea Alley! See the video below.Facebook: Chelsea AlleyInstagram: @chelseaalleyph
    Sep 14, 2021
  • 13 Sep 2021
    The long wait is finally over! "Orphan Freakshow", the new master track of Sunil aka 999 was eventually released today at Rakista Radio Application. Numerous fans throw their support by listening to the music and dropping several positive comments. Let the filth out and check out the first single project of Sunil Dholwani. The band Reborn and Mortal Grudge is extremely happy for their guitarist's showpiece. Sunil was overwhelmed by overflowing support and admiration.You can listen to Sunil's masterpiece by placing your request on Rakista Radio application. Also available on Youtube! Stream now!
    Posted by Kle Intia
  • The long wait is finally over! "Orphan Freakshow", the new master track of Sunil aka 999 was eventually released today at Rakista Radio Application. Numerous fans throw their support by listening to the music and dropping several positive comments. Let the filth out and check out the first single project of Sunil Dholwani. The band Reborn and Mortal Grudge is extremely happy for their guitarist's showpiece. Sunil was overwhelmed by overflowing support and admiration.You can listen to Sunil's masterpiece by placing your request on Rakista Radio application. Also available on Youtube! Stream now!
    Sep 13, 2021
  • 11 Sep 2021
    The metal band’s guitarist, Sunil aka 999 posted an exciting announcement of his new solo project “Orphan FreakShow” on his official Facebook account last 10th of September 2021.Sunil wondrously prepared his solo project for those who are struggling with depression. He also acknowledged his team who helped him finish this heavy filth track. Listen to Orphan Freakshow exclusively at Rakista Radio Youtube Channel, 10:00 pm tomorrow. Follow his IG and FB Account for more updates! https://www.instagram.com/orphanfreakshow/https://www.facebook.com/orphanfreakshow
    Posted by Kle Intia
  • The metal band’s guitarist, Sunil aka 999 posted an exciting announcement of his new solo project “Orphan FreakShow” on his official Facebook account last 10th of September 2021.Sunil wondrously prepared his solo project for those who are struggling with depression. He also acknowledged his team who helped him finish this heavy filth track. Listen to Orphan Freakshow exclusively at Rakista Radio Youtube Channel, 10:00 pm tomorrow. Follow his IG and FB Account for more updates! https://www.instagram.com/orphanfreakshow/https://www.facebook.com/orphanfreakshow
    Sep 11, 2021
  • 06 Sep 2021
    Acclaimed rapper-songwriter Peaceful Gemini honors the importance of Filipina identity on the music video of “Mariposa,” her first official single under Sony Music Philippines. Directed by young filmmaker Josh Cesario, the visual narrative brings to life the shared historical and socially contingent relationship between women and nature. Centered on the themes of sisterhood, women empowerment, feminine intimacy, and rituals, the “Mariposa” music video finds both Peaceful Gemini and fellow rapper DB tha Girl embracing the tropical island vibes with an anthem that carves out a space for women of color to move past patriarchal pressures and embrace their innate power. “Women are worth so much more than what society tells us,” the Las Piñas-born artist explains. “'Years and years of misalignment with the truth of our importance and worth is rapidly opening a door to a new paradigm wherein women are to be honored and that becomes the norm. We are divine. Through our womb is the portal of life. We bring balance. We birth life into the world. Mariposa is anthem to embody these messages. It is a reclamation of our divinity as women and as a Filipina. Embracing what we got - whether struggles or success - because they are testament to our growth. Women deal with a lot of complexities but it is in returning back to our roots that makes these layers easier to understand. Turning back to nature, to community, to rituals, to honoring our ancestors - helps us make sense of things that once used to bewilder us.” Crushing stereotypes and capturing the essence of what it means to be a Filipina, Peaceful Gemini teams up with fellow rapper DB tha Girl in setting the precedent of incorporating women empowerment themes in modern hip-hop. The duo started working on the track since 2019, with prolific producer Pope Fiction dropping a soulful, Partynextdoor-inspired beat to complement the tune’s rallying sentiments. Peaceful Gemini recounts, “we allowed time, space and experience to marinate the song. Three years later, everything just flowed organically into place. Nothing rushed or forced because the process of creating it carried an energy and intention that respected the natural flow.” The music video of “Mariposa” is out now on Peaceful Gemini’s official YouTube page. --About Peaceful Gemini  Known for her sharp, introspective lyricism and spiritual eloquence, Filipina rapper and songwriter Peaceful Gemini continues to helm socially conscious narratives that capture the collective and marginalized voices of women in general—reclaiming their place in a genre that often dismisses their historical contribution and importance. Born Nicole M. Leonar, the eclectic artist has found her footing in the independent and underground music scene as part of the alternative hip-hop outfit, Assembly Generals, and as the person behind Peaceful Gemini. Her music as Peaceful Gemini is presented as a journey in itself, where sharing her stories, ideas, intentions, art, energy, and music with the rest of the world is her way for more healing to open up and hopefully, inspire more lost souls to find their purpose in the process. In 2019, Peaceful Gemini released her first EP, Middle Of NowHere. The soulful and hypnotic record was an ode to that phase in time wherein the practice of staying grounded to the present moment was the ideal. Moreover, Middle Of NowHere is about Peaceful Gemini’s self-discovery that led her to explore spiritual and outside themes within the context of hip-hop. The EP garnered critical success upon its initial release, with ABS-CBN News’ Rick Olivares praising it as “an expression of Peaceful Gemini’s femininity and seeking to push the envelope in this new world.” The acclaimed album was followed by the release of her biggest hit so far, the empowering anthem “Warrior Princess.” The 2020 single offers devotion “to raising awareness with the world and within ourselves” and champions the need to build new and better systems to spark some drastic and major changes in the country. At present, Peaceful Gemini is signed to Sony Music Philippines in preparation for her new music era. She is also one of Spotify’s RADAR artists in the Philippines, the platform’s global emerging artist program that aims to help up-and-coming artists in all stages of their development as they connect with new audiences.   
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Acclaimed rapper-songwriter Peaceful Gemini honors the importance of Filipina identity on the music video of “Mariposa,” her first official single under Sony Music Philippines. Directed by young filmmaker Josh Cesario, the visual narrative brings to life the shared historical and socially contingent relationship between women and nature. Centered on the themes of sisterhood, women empowerment, feminine intimacy, and rituals, the “Mariposa” music video finds both Peaceful Gemini and fellow rapper DB tha Girl embracing the tropical island vibes with an anthem that carves out a space for women of color to move past patriarchal pressures and embrace their innate power. “Women are worth so much more than what society tells us,” the Las Piñas-born artist explains. “'Years and years of misalignment with the truth of our importance and worth is rapidly opening a door to a new paradigm wherein women are to be honored and that becomes the norm. We are divine. Through our womb is the portal of life. We bring balance. We birth life into the world. Mariposa is anthem to embody these messages. It is a reclamation of our divinity as women and as a Filipina. Embracing what we got - whether struggles or success - because they are testament to our growth. Women deal with a lot of complexities but it is in returning back to our roots that makes these layers easier to understand. Turning back to nature, to community, to rituals, to honoring our ancestors - helps us make sense of things that once used to bewilder us.” Crushing stereotypes and capturing the essence of what it means to be a Filipina, Peaceful Gemini teams up with fellow rapper DB tha Girl in setting the precedent of incorporating women empowerment themes in modern hip-hop. The duo started working on the track since 2019, with prolific producer Pope Fiction dropping a soulful, Partynextdoor-inspired beat to complement the tune’s rallying sentiments. Peaceful Gemini recounts, “we allowed time, space and experience to marinate the song. Three years later, everything just flowed organically into place. Nothing rushed or forced because the process of creating it carried an energy and intention that respected the natural flow.” The music video of “Mariposa” is out now on Peaceful Gemini’s official YouTube page. --About Peaceful Gemini  Known for her sharp, introspective lyricism and spiritual eloquence, Filipina rapper and songwriter Peaceful Gemini continues to helm socially conscious narratives that capture the collective and marginalized voices of women in general—reclaiming their place in a genre that often dismisses their historical contribution and importance. Born Nicole M. Leonar, the eclectic artist has found her footing in the independent and underground music scene as part of the alternative hip-hop outfit, Assembly Generals, and as the person behind Peaceful Gemini. Her music as Peaceful Gemini is presented as a journey in itself, where sharing her stories, ideas, intentions, art, energy, and music with the rest of the world is her way for more healing to open up and hopefully, inspire more lost souls to find their purpose in the process. In 2019, Peaceful Gemini released her first EP, Middle Of NowHere. The soulful and hypnotic record was an ode to that phase in time wherein the practice of staying grounded to the present moment was the ideal. Moreover, Middle Of NowHere is about Peaceful Gemini’s self-discovery that led her to explore spiritual and outside themes within the context of hip-hop. The EP garnered critical success upon its initial release, with ABS-CBN News’ Rick Olivares praising it as “an expression of Peaceful Gemini’s femininity and seeking to push the envelope in this new world.” The acclaimed album was followed by the release of her biggest hit so far, the empowering anthem “Warrior Princess.” The 2020 single offers devotion “to raising awareness with the world and within ourselves” and champions the need to build new and better systems to spark some drastic and major changes in the country. At present, Peaceful Gemini is signed to Sony Music Philippines in preparation for her new music era. She is also one of Spotify’s RADAR artists in the Philippines, the platform’s global emerging artist program that aims to help up-and-coming artists in all stages of their development as they connect with new audiences.   
    Sep 06, 2021
  • 06 Sep 2021
    Seasoned expertise meets digital drive in the way indie label Off The Record seeks to make its mark on the local music scene.  When it comes to making music and creating entertainment, Off The Record is not out to reinvent the wheel. After all, if you want to play ball with the big music players there are rules you need to follow, formulas you need to master, and more than your fair share of luck if you want the gods of internet virality to smile down on you. Instead, what Off The Record does is combine its founder Ricky Ilacad’s decades of music industry experience and hit-attuned ear with the creativity and drive of its team of digital natives. The result is, rather than reinvention, a redirection of focus from admittedly catchy but ultimately forgettable bops back to what should matter most: the artists, and the music itself. It goes without saying that the events of 2020 have changed more than the severity of our hypochondria. The lens through which we see the world and the methods with which we interact with it have been forever altered with the outside closing in, and what Off The Record does is carve out a space on already-crowded platforms for light to shine through. Little else comforts and unifies the way that music does, and creating the best possible shared experience is what the indie label hopes to achieve with every release from its growing roster of artists. The growing and formidable team is headed by General Manager Francis Dayao, with advertising senior Basia Joaquin at the helm for Digital. With almost thirteen years of experience, Singer-songwriter and producer Jensen Gomez completes the core team as the head of A&R. Joining forces with one of the country’s leading music marketing experts, Amplified Entertainment supports the label’s marketing endeavours.  Work-Life balance: OTR core team in Kiwa Restaurant in Solaire  In just less than a year from its launch, what Ricky and his team have accomplished is very much in line with their label’s tagline “hits different”. With excitingly diverse new music from top young actress and singer Alexa Ilacad, the first ever release of Jacob Clemente’s cult favourite “Naghihintay”, a trilogy from rising indie artist rienne, the debut release of the power-pop band ASTER, they have managed to create a resonant space for their artists’ work to speak for itself. The indie label proves that there’s plenty of room on the playing field. Pampanga-based singer-rapper DAZE’s debut single “Diwata” featuring on-line sensation and content creator Zendee keeps flying high as it becomes the next hit on the block. To complete the roster, sibling alt-pop duo No Lore signs to the label and is set to bring their listeners on an otherworldly sublime transcendence with their music inspired from their own paintings with poetry.  Off the record is, without a doubt, set to usher in this brand new era of entertainment and experience.  About Off The RecordOff The Record is a Manila-based record label and entertainment company that is dedicated to the discovery, development, and distribution of bold, resonant voices in the local Pinoy music scene. Off The Record is the alternative choice for diversemusic, quality production, and engaging content—dedicated to the craft and creation of truly collaborative, memorable experiences between label, artist, and audiences across every boundary. Connect with @OffTheRecordPH on social media, or send an email to [email protected]
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Seasoned expertise meets digital drive in the way indie label Off The Record seeks to make its mark on the local music scene.  When it comes to making music and creating entertainment, Off The Record is not out to reinvent the wheel. After all, if you want to play ball with the big music players there are rules you need to follow, formulas you need to master, and more than your fair share of luck if you want the gods of internet virality to smile down on you. Instead, what Off The Record does is combine its founder Ricky Ilacad’s decades of music industry experience and hit-attuned ear with the creativity and drive of its team of digital natives. The result is, rather than reinvention, a redirection of focus from admittedly catchy but ultimately forgettable bops back to what should matter most: the artists, and the music itself. It goes without saying that the events of 2020 have changed more than the severity of our hypochondria. The lens through which we see the world and the methods with which we interact with it have been forever altered with the outside closing in, and what Off The Record does is carve out a space on already-crowded platforms for light to shine through. Little else comforts and unifies the way that music does, and creating the best possible shared experience is what the indie label hopes to achieve with every release from its growing roster of artists. The growing and formidable team is headed by General Manager Francis Dayao, with advertising senior Basia Joaquin at the helm for Digital. With almost thirteen years of experience, Singer-songwriter and producer Jensen Gomez completes the core team as the head of A&R. Joining forces with one of the country’s leading music marketing experts, Amplified Entertainment supports the label’s marketing endeavours.  Work-Life balance: OTR core team in Kiwa Restaurant in Solaire  In just less than a year from its launch, what Ricky and his team have accomplished is very much in line with their label’s tagline “hits different”. With excitingly diverse new music from top young actress and singer Alexa Ilacad, the first ever release of Jacob Clemente’s cult favourite “Naghihintay”, a trilogy from rising indie artist rienne, the debut release of the power-pop band ASTER, they have managed to create a resonant space for their artists’ work to speak for itself. The indie label proves that there’s plenty of room on the playing field. Pampanga-based singer-rapper DAZE’s debut single “Diwata” featuring on-line sensation and content creator Zendee keeps flying high as it becomes the next hit on the block. To complete the roster, sibling alt-pop duo No Lore signs to the label and is set to bring their listeners on an otherworldly sublime transcendence with their music inspired from their own paintings with poetry.  Off the record is, without a doubt, set to usher in this brand new era of entertainment and experience.  About Off The RecordOff The Record is a Manila-based record label and entertainment company that is dedicated to the discovery, development, and distribution of bold, resonant voices in the local Pinoy music scene. Off The Record is the alternative choice for diversemusic, quality production, and engaging content—dedicated to the craft and creation of truly collaborative, memorable experiences between label, artist, and audiences across every boundary. Connect with @OffTheRecordPH on social media, or send an email to [email protected]
    Sep 06, 2021
  • 06 Sep 2021
    Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello has released a new single from his recently announced album project The Atlas Underground Fire. The original song “Driving To Texas” featuring Phantogram is available HERE. “I’d worked with Josh from Phantogram on my first Atlas Underground album and I was thrilled when he and Sarah reached out about collaborating on this record. This song is creepy as hell --a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The guitar solo needed to feel like a vengeful angel who has come down to decide the fate of the protagonist. Will they descend into the abyss or will they find redemption? “Driving To Texas,” really shows the breadth of the music you’ll hear on this record. Sarah has one of the most haunting and beautiful voices of anyone singing today, and Josh’s production is stylistically so fresh and eerie,” said Tom Morello. Morello – co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage – will release this forthcoming album The Atlas Underground Fire on October 15 by Mom + Pop Music. The record is available for pre-order now HERE. The album’s first single, available HERE, was the classic rock AC/DC rock anthem “Highway to Hell” featuring Morello, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder which debuted at #1 on Classic Rock radio.  Featuring a jaw dropping cast of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley and more, Morello’s insane guitar playing will be on full display taking the instrument into the future and forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece with all-time legends and cutting edge firebrands.  Tom Morello is widely known as a barrier breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash.  On The Atlas Underground Fire, as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground, Morello took a path into new sonic territory with the project’s breadth of talented collaborators, transforming his sound. With his guitar leading the way, Morello continues to create powerful alloys of different genres. The Atlas Underground Fire Track Listing:Harlem HellfighterHighway to Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)Let’s Get The Party Started (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)Driving to Texas (featuring Phantogram)The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton)Hold The Line (featuring grandson)Naraka (featuring Mike Posner)The Achilles List (featuring Damian Marley)Night Witch (featuring phem)Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype)Save Our Souls (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)On The Shore Of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi) 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello has released a new single from his recently announced album project The Atlas Underground Fire. The original song “Driving To Texas” featuring Phantogram is available HERE. “I’d worked with Josh from Phantogram on my first Atlas Underground album and I was thrilled when he and Sarah reached out about collaborating on this record. This song is creepy as hell --a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The guitar solo needed to feel like a vengeful angel who has come down to decide the fate of the protagonist. Will they descend into the abyss or will they find redemption? “Driving To Texas,” really shows the breadth of the music you’ll hear on this record. Sarah has one of the most haunting and beautiful voices of anyone singing today, and Josh’s production is stylistically so fresh and eerie,” said Tom Morello. Morello – co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage – will release this forthcoming album The Atlas Underground Fire on October 15 by Mom + Pop Music. The record is available for pre-order now HERE. The album’s first single, available HERE, was the classic rock AC/DC rock anthem “Highway to Hell” featuring Morello, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder which debuted at #1 on Classic Rock radio.  Featuring a jaw dropping cast of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley and more, Morello’s insane guitar playing will be on full display taking the instrument into the future and forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece with all-time legends and cutting edge firebrands.  Tom Morello is widely known as a barrier breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash.  On The Atlas Underground Fire, as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground, Morello took a path into new sonic territory with the project’s breadth of talented collaborators, transforming his sound. With his guitar leading the way, Morello continues to create powerful alloys of different genres. The Atlas Underground Fire Track Listing:Harlem HellfighterHighway to Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)Let’s Get The Party Started (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)Driving to Texas (featuring Phantogram)The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton)Hold The Line (featuring grandson)Naraka (featuring Mike Posner)The Achilles List (featuring Damian Marley)Night Witch (featuring phem)Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype)Save Our Souls (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)On The Shore Of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi) 
    Sep 06, 2021
  • 06 Sep 2021
    AMS kicks off with week-long panel discussions The second edition of ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) kicks off with week-long activities spotlighting the thriving music scenes in the region aimed at fostering stronger and sustainable global connections amidst a pandemic-stricken industry and well after. This year, AMS continues its program expansion with the latest addition of week-long panel discussions beginning on Monday, September 6, featuring respected music industry leaders in Asia and beyond.  Deeper exchanges AMS co-organizers recognize the importance of collaboration. Having built their professional and creative relationships through participating in international showcases and conferences through the years, one of the integral parts of these events is the panel discussions. The esteemed panelists represent various music showcase festivals, agencies, labels, managements, and other music organizations and companies, including LUCfest, Sun Eater, DMZ Peace Train/Flipped Coin Music, The Venopian Solitude, Seen Scene Space, MASPAM Records, SCAPE, Warner Music Asia, and Tunecore. Guest speakers and moderators will delve into topics including touring around Southeast Asia (September 6); identifying and differentiating consumer versus showcase festivals (September 7); dissecting case studies of successful ASEAN artists (September 8); the roles of independent and major music labels in today’s musical landscape (September 9); and a candid talk from AMS organizers themselves (September 10). The panel discussions will stream live on AMS’ Facebook daily at 8 PM, Singapore time. Celebrating multi-genre, multicultural music artistry  As a showcase festival untethered to conventional methods of traditional or consumer music festivals, it’s vital for AMS to match the right artists with the right kind of talent buyers. “Seeing it through my own experience, music conference and showcase festival delegates who are most active are the ones who energetically jump from venue to venue hoping to see as many bands as possible. So, for AMS we also try to select artists who have that same secret sauce but do not have to belong in the same genres,” shares co-organizer Piyapong ‘Py’ Muenprasertdee. Over the weekend (September 11-12), AMS will broadcast genre-defying sets from 28 ASEAN artists from ASEAN, including indie-pop band Sobs and singer-songwriterKitty Purrnaz, which were added as part of the Singapore artist lineup. Cultivating opportunities  The final part of AMS 2021’s program takes place on Monday, September 13. The privately held virtual networking event aims to open doors for ASEAN artists to grow and expand their network. Delegates from the panel discussions and representatives from ASEAN-based Okhna Park, Berita Angkasa, Gelombang Maju Jaya, FFWD Records, Amity Asia, altspace.id, Tala Records Asia, The Wknd, TONGTONG Asia, Raising The Bar, Island Records Philippines, Indie Manila, GNN Entertainment Productions, Melt Records, Where Are The Fruits, Pulse City, HipHopDX Asia, Baybeats/The Esplanade, Speakerbox, Cat Radio & Cat Expo, Big Mountain Music Festival, Maho Rasop Festival, Coracle Festival, Locally Trapped Wildlife, Hanoi Community Radio, and 1900 Le Théâtr, Dusted Recordings, and Gig Life Pro will join in the virtual networking event. International delegation (specifically East Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America) comprise of MusicDish 独立小炒, New Noise, Sound of the Xity, Inter Idoru, Music From Okinawa, BIG ROMANTIC RECORDS, Highjinkx/Beeline Records, Golden Melody Awards, Tron Music, Clockenflap, Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO), This Much Talent, Club Media, Achord Agency, Earth Beat, Live At Heart, Smallfish Artist Management Agency, SXSW, Small World Music / Global Toronto, Beat House, and Jaded Media LLC. AMS is brought to you byFungjai, NYLON Thailand, and Bangkok Music City from Thailand; The Rest Is Noise PH from the Philippines; Steady State Records from Singapore; SRM from Indonesia; City Roars Festival from Malaysia; Baramey Production from Cambodia; and Monsoon Music Festival and Swan Zoo from Vietnam. This year’s edition is co-presented by Malaysia’s Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA); the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); the National Arts Council, Singapore; a US-based digital music distributor TuneCore; Singaporean NPO that supports youth, talent and leadership development, *SCAPE; and Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO). The festival is also supported by Music Copyright (Thailand) Ltd. (MCT) and festival partners Global Toronto; Live at Heart; Golden Melody Awards & Festival;LUCfest;ZAshare; Sound of the Xity; Trans Asia Music Meeting (TAMM); and Institut français de Hanoi-L'Espace.  
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  • AMS kicks off with week-long panel discussions The second edition of ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) kicks off with week-long activities spotlighting the thriving music scenes in the region aimed at fostering stronger and sustainable global connections amidst a pandemic-stricken industry and well after. This year, AMS continues its program expansion with the latest addition of week-long panel discussions beginning on Monday, September 6, featuring respected music industry leaders in Asia and beyond.  Deeper exchanges AMS co-organizers recognize the importance of collaboration. Having built their professional and creative relationships through participating in international showcases and conferences through the years, one of the integral parts of these events is the panel discussions. The esteemed panelists represent various music showcase festivals, agencies, labels, managements, and other music organizations and companies, including LUCfest, Sun Eater, DMZ Peace Train/Flipped Coin Music, The Venopian Solitude, Seen Scene Space, MASPAM Records, SCAPE, Warner Music Asia, and Tunecore. Guest speakers and moderators will delve into topics including touring around Southeast Asia (September 6); identifying and differentiating consumer versus showcase festivals (September 7); dissecting case studies of successful ASEAN artists (September 8); the roles of independent and major music labels in today’s musical landscape (September 9); and a candid talk from AMS organizers themselves (September 10). The panel discussions will stream live on AMS’ Facebook daily at 8 PM, Singapore time. Celebrating multi-genre, multicultural music artistry  As a showcase festival untethered to conventional methods of traditional or consumer music festivals, it’s vital for AMS to match the right artists with the right kind of talent buyers. “Seeing it through my own experience, music conference and showcase festival delegates who are most active are the ones who energetically jump from venue to venue hoping to see as many bands as possible. So, for AMS we also try to select artists who have that same secret sauce but do not have to belong in the same genres,” shares co-organizer Piyapong ‘Py’ Muenprasertdee. Over the weekend (September 11-12), AMS will broadcast genre-defying sets from 28 ASEAN artists from ASEAN, including indie-pop band Sobs and singer-songwriterKitty Purrnaz, which were added as part of the Singapore artist lineup. Cultivating opportunities  The final part of AMS 2021’s program takes place on Monday, September 13. The privately held virtual networking event aims to open doors for ASEAN artists to grow and expand their network. Delegates from the panel discussions and representatives from ASEAN-based Okhna Park, Berita Angkasa, Gelombang Maju Jaya, FFWD Records, Amity Asia, altspace.id, Tala Records Asia, The Wknd, TONGTONG Asia, Raising The Bar, Island Records Philippines, Indie Manila, GNN Entertainment Productions, Melt Records, Where Are The Fruits, Pulse City, HipHopDX Asia, Baybeats/The Esplanade, Speakerbox, Cat Radio & Cat Expo, Big Mountain Music Festival, Maho Rasop Festival, Coracle Festival, Locally Trapped Wildlife, Hanoi Community Radio, and 1900 Le Théâtr, Dusted Recordings, and Gig Life Pro will join in the virtual networking event. International delegation (specifically East Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America) comprise of MusicDish 独立小炒, New Noise, Sound of the Xity, Inter Idoru, Music From Okinawa, BIG ROMANTIC RECORDS, Highjinkx/Beeline Records, Golden Melody Awards, Tron Music, Clockenflap, Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO), This Much Talent, Club Media, Achord Agency, Earth Beat, Live At Heart, Smallfish Artist Management Agency, SXSW, Small World Music / Global Toronto, Beat House, and Jaded Media LLC. AMS is brought to you byFungjai, NYLON Thailand, and Bangkok Music City from Thailand; The Rest Is Noise PH from the Philippines; Steady State Records from Singapore; SRM from Indonesia; City Roars Festival from Malaysia; Baramey Production from Cambodia; and Monsoon Music Festival and Swan Zoo from Vietnam. This year’s edition is co-presented by Malaysia’s Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA); the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); the National Arts Council, Singapore; a US-based digital music distributor TuneCore; Singaporean NPO that supports youth, talent and leadership development, *SCAPE; and Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO). The festival is also supported by Music Copyright (Thailand) Ltd. (MCT) and festival partners Global Toronto; Live at Heart; Golden Melody Awards & Festival;LUCfest;ZAshare; Sound of the Xity; Trans Asia Music Meeting (TAMM); and Institut français de Hanoi-L'Espace.  
    Sep 06, 2021
  • 03 Sep 2021
    September 5, 2021, 12:00NN, Sunday - Though Jamir Garcia’s legacy was long-cemented and secured in the hearts and minds of the legion of family, friends, contemporaries and fans worldwide before his sudden passing, it is without a doubt that the world still misses him terribly; the thought of no longer being able to witness the genius and charismatic performer that is Jamir return to the stage is still a painful reminder of just how big a chunk the music industry lost.  But in his true-visionary-fashion of always being two steps ahead in the game, Jamir – as most people know – was always a furiously creative force that never stopped to admire his work: whether it was with Slapshock or collaborating with the biggest names in the local and international music scene, he always had the knack for creating sonically fearless music projects almost on a 24/7 level.  And unknown to a lot of us, Jamir was already deeply involved in what would be his first solo project. Until now.  Fans from all over rejoiced and celebrated as soon as Jamir’s brother Kenneth – along with the entire Garcia family – made the announcement last August 20th. The statement, which revealed that the late singer emailed his brothers in early 2020 and shared that he was ready to release his first solo album, made-up of “songs that would aptly define and genuinely showcase his music as a solo singer/songwriter,” literally broke the internet, garnering more than 3000 reactions and more than 700 shares initially. And fans simply could not contain their excitement and waves of undying support for Jamir and his family were re-ignited. “The music was pretty much done and it just needed finishing touches,” reveals Sonboy Garcia, who - in a nutshell – was always privy to Jamir’s music projects from their stages of infancy ever since, and who had managed to collect the files from Jamir’s computer. “And of course, knowing Jamir – everything had to be perfect for him, which is a big reason why he was very conscious of releasing solo material in the past; he was always worried if people would like it and how they would react to it; he was his toughest critic,” as Chris added: “We knew we needed someone that knew Jamir enough – and who Jamir respected – and could be able to make artistic decisions that would totally fit what Jamir would have wanted. Therefore we knew it had to be Rico Blanco; even when we asked his former bandmates Lean [Ansing] and Chi [Evora], it was a no-brainer. It was a bit intimidating to ask at first, of course, because we knew he was a busy guy and it would take a good amount of time to commit to a project like this, but we figured we’d give it a shot… and we’re so grateful he agreed to do it.” The debut single, titled “Paraiso,” definitely captures the sonic big-ness and Jamir’s knack for larger-than-life rock anthems. A song about facing fears, overcoming struggles and triumph over adversity, one can already tell with the first spin that this is a hymn-for-the-ages that’s both very personal - and at the same time - meant to be a universal battle cry for the times. And as mentioned, is a good opening salvo and encapsulation of Garcia’s unmatched ability to write, sing, rap and create arrangements that consistently hit the proverbial bullseye every time. The track was also given the extra production punch and further-pushed to its maximum potential, thanks to Blanco – definitely no stranger to critical acclaim and success, himself – and who shares the same amount of respect and admiration for the late Garcia, spanning decades up until his passing. “Of course, I consider it a great honor and pleasure to finish what Jamir was working on,” shares Blanco, who in turn, is releasing the track under his Balcony Entertainment label. “This project gives me a lot of peace somehow, knowing that I will be able to do this for him; because I think a lot of people close to Jamir thought I knew of the project beforehand, but I didn’t – but when I heard it, almost immediately, I knew what to do with it – and whenever there were times I had to make decisions on it, I would literally talk aloud and almost ask for guidance – I really felt at times he was with me in the studio, so I immensely enjoyed the experience of putting this song together. We were all wounded with his passing, but hopefully this song gives his fans a chance to properly say goodbye… for now. And through this song and how everything is coming-together, it’s almost like a signal that -wherever he is – he’s okay. His music will always live-on, and I just want his fans to be happy and excited for him.” “Paraiso'' is set to be released this weekend, September 5th  (which significantly would have been Jamir’s 43rd birthday…) on Spotify, Apple Music and all digital streaming platforms. A video will also be released on the same day, courtesy of longtime collaborators and close friends, Mon Punzalan and Jowee Alviar of Team Manila, truly making this a project of his closest cohorts.  Celebrate the man and the legend that is Jamir Garcia. In his and his family’s words: Peace, Love and Music. FIN
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • September 5, 2021, 12:00NN, Sunday - Though Jamir Garcia’s legacy was long-cemented and secured in the hearts and minds of the legion of family, friends, contemporaries and fans worldwide before his sudden passing, it is without a doubt that the world still misses him terribly; the thought of no longer being able to witness the genius and charismatic performer that is Jamir return to the stage is still a painful reminder of just how big a chunk the music industry lost.  But in his true-visionary-fashion of always being two steps ahead in the game, Jamir – as most people know – was always a furiously creative force that never stopped to admire his work: whether it was with Slapshock or collaborating with the biggest names in the local and international music scene, he always had the knack for creating sonically fearless music projects almost on a 24/7 level.  And unknown to a lot of us, Jamir was already deeply involved in what would be his first solo project. Until now.  Fans from all over rejoiced and celebrated as soon as Jamir’s brother Kenneth – along with the entire Garcia family – made the announcement last August 20th. The statement, which revealed that the late singer emailed his brothers in early 2020 and shared that he was ready to release his first solo album, made-up of “songs that would aptly define and genuinely showcase his music as a solo singer/songwriter,” literally broke the internet, garnering more than 3000 reactions and more than 700 shares initially. And fans simply could not contain their excitement and waves of undying support for Jamir and his family were re-ignited. “The music was pretty much done and it just needed finishing touches,” reveals Sonboy Garcia, who - in a nutshell – was always privy to Jamir’s music projects from their stages of infancy ever since, and who had managed to collect the files from Jamir’s computer. “And of course, knowing Jamir – everything had to be perfect for him, which is a big reason why he was very conscious of releasing solo material in the past; he was always worried if people would like it and how they would react to it; he was his toughest critic,” as Chris added: “We knew we needed someone that knew Jamir enough – and who Jamir respected – and could be able to make artistic decisions that would totally fit what Jamir would have wanted. Therefore we knew it had to be Rico Blanco; even when we asked his former bandmates Lean [Ansing] and Chi [Evora], it was a no-brainer. It was a bit intimidating to ask at first, of course, because we knew he was a busy guy and it would take a good amount of time to commit to a project like this, but we figured we’d give it a shot… and we’re so grateful he agreed to do it.” The debut single, titled “Paraiso,” definitely captures the sonic big-ness and Jamir’s knack for larger-than-life rock anthems. A song about facing fears, overcoming struggles and triumph over adversity, one can already tell with the first spin that this is a hymn-for-the-ages that’s both very personal - and at the same time - meant to be a universal battle cry for the times. And as mentioned, is a good opening salvo and encapsulation of Garcia’s unmatched ability to write, sing, rap and create arrangements that consistently hit the proverbial bullseye every time. The track was also given the extra production punch and further-pushed to its maximum potential, thanks to Blanco – definitely no stranger to critical acclaim and success, himself – and who shares the same amount of respect and admiration for the late Garcia, spanning decades up until his passing. “Of course, I consider it a great honor and pleasure to finish what Jamir was working on,” shares Blanco, who in turn, is releasing the track under his Balcony Entertainment label. “This project gives me a lot of peace somehow, knowing that I will be able to do this for him; because I think a lot of people close to Jamir thought I knew of the project beforehand, but I didn’t – but when I heard it, almost immediately, I knew what to do with it – and whenever there were times I had to make decisions on it, I would literally talk aloud and almost ask for guidance – I really felt at times he was with me in the studio, so I immensely enjoyed the experience of putting this song together. We were all wounded with his passing, but hopefully this song gives his fans a chance to properly say goodbye… for now. And through this song and how everything is coming-together, it’s almost like a signal that -wherever he is – he’s okay. His music will always live-on, and I just want his fans to be happy and excited for him.” “Paraiso'' is set to be released this weekend, September 5th  (which significantly would have been Jamir’s 43rd birthday…) on Spotify, Apple Music and all digital streaming platforms. A video will also be released on the same day, courtesy of longtime collaborators and close friends, Mon Punzalan and Jowee Alviar of Team Manila, truly making this a project of his closest cohorts.  Celebrate the man and the legend that is Jamir Garcia. In his and his family’s words: Peace, Love and Music. FIN
    Sep 03, 2021
  • 02 Sep 2021
    Who would have thought that the American Rock Band - Foo Fighters could still bring their fans into a whole new level of rock song during this challenging time of Pandemic? Well, the band incredibly launched their song "No Son of Mine" last 31st of March 2021. The music video virtually takes their fans into an extraordinary countryside ride with the help of Anghel Ng Lansangan, one of the oldest running custom motorcycle clubs in the Philippines. Aside from making devilish choppers, the group shares a great taste in music too. They are big big fans of Foo Fighters that's why their collaboration means a lot to the riders.   Foo Fighters proudly acknowledged the group by posting "Anghel ng Lansangan, one of the oldest running custom motorcycle clubs in PH and huge fans of the Foo Fighters, rock out to Medicine at Midnight while they thunder through the mountains of Bulacan. Thanks for taking us on a ride through your beautiful countryside. Can’t wait to rock out in person!" The outcome of their collaboration goes perfectly with the power and complexion of the track. It was directed and filmed by Michael Eijansantos, a Foo Fighter fan, an adventure motorcycle rider, and SPIN.ph correspondent.  Watch and support "No Son Of Mine" on Youtube now! https://youtu.be/V6xZ0VWs_34    
    Posted by Kle Intia
  • Who would have thought that the American Rock Band - Foo Fighters could still bring their fans into a whole new level of rock song during this challenging time of Pandemic? Well, the band incredibly launched their song "No Son of Mine" last 31st of March 2021. The music video virtually takes their fans into an extraordinary countryside ride with the help of Anghel Ng Lansangan, one of the oldest running custom motorcycle clubs in the Philippines. Aside from making devilish choppers, the group shares a great taste in music too. They are big big fans of Foo Fighters that's why their collaboration means a lot to the riders.   Foo Fighters proudly acknowledged the group by posting "Anghel ng Lansangan, one of the oldest running custom motorcycle clubs in PH and huge fans of the Foo Fighters, rock out to Medicine at Midnight while they thunder through the mountains of Bulacan. Thanks for taking us on a ride through your beautiful countryside. Can’t wait to rock out in person!" The outcome of their collaboration goes perfectly with the power and complexion of the track. It was directed and filmed by Michael Eijansantos, a Foo Fighter fan, an adventure motorcycle rider, and SPIN.ph correspondent.  Watch and support "No Son Of Mine" on Youtube now! https://youtu.be/V6xZ0VWs_34    
    Sep 02, 2021
  • 01 Sep 2021
    Success is fickle minded.  We have seen many one hit wonders rise and fall out of the limelight since they can only do, well, only one hit. But to continually attain success is a sign of dedication and love for the craft. Such is what Aristotle Pollisco aka Gloc-9 has been doing the past 24 years as he established his niche as a major influencer in the Philippine hip hop scene. Twenty-four years---WOW!  Gloc-9 rose from the ranks of hip hop wannabes in 1997 setting his roots from  doing collaborations with other hip hop artists and doing underground album releases. It is no secret as to how hard he struggled and how much he sacrificed to claw his way out of anonymity---but as they say, "You can't put a good man down." His remarkable climb to being one of the pillars of Philippine hip hop only proves the fact that hard work, dedication, and love of what you're doing can lead to success. A story that reverberates as an inspiration to young aspiring artists. With a career spanning almost a quarter of a century, Gloc-9 is more into making sure that the hip hop industry continue on into the next generation by opening the flood gates of opportunity to the many talented Filipino rappers using his social media clout as a platform for collaborations.  His recent "44 Challenge" generated thousands of responders that showcased how much talented Pinoy rappers are just hiding at the seams waiting for their chance to take center stage.  Gloc-9 is now paying it forward. He was that talented youngster waiting for his chance when a Man from Manila took notice and welcomed him into his house, gave him the needed push and guidance to succeed in the cutthroat world of showbusiness. In like manner, Gloc-9 goes out of his way to help young talents, inspiring them to love their craft, and sharing the stage with them to showcase their talent. Gloc-9 has nothing more to prove as an artist. His awards cabinet is already filled to the brim. Just recently, he was one of the recipient of the prestigious SUDI National Music Award bestowed by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts. Another affirmation  of his impact in the industry he loves so much. He is Aristotle Pollisco, Gloc-9, rapper, songwriter, the blacksmith of words, a true Filipino poet, an icon.  Congratulations and looking forward to many more productive years ahead! For updates check his social media accounts: YouTube subscription link :http://bit.ly/glocdash9YTFacebook:http://facebook.com/glocdash9Instagram:http://instagram.com/glocdash9TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@glocdash9  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Success is fickle minded.  We have seen many one hit wonders rise and fall out of the limelight since they can only do, well, only one hit. But to continually attain success is a sign of dedication and love for the craft. Such is what Aristotle Pollisco aka Gloc-9 has been doing the past 24 years as he established his niche as a major influencer in the Philippine hip hop scene. Twenty-four years---WOW!  Gloc-9 rose from the ranks of hip hop wannabes in 1997 setting his roots from  doing collaborations with other hip hop artists and doing underground album releases. It is no secret as to how hard he struggled and how much he sacrificed to claw his way out of anonymity---but as they say, "You can't put a good man down." His remarkable climb to being one of the pillars of Philippine hip hop only proves the fact that hard work, dedication, and love of what you're doing can lead to success. A story that reverberates as an inspiration to young aspiring artists. With a career spanning almost a quarter of a century, Gloc-9 is more into making sure that the hip hop industry continue on into the next generation by opening the flood gates of opportunity to the many talented Filipino rappers using his social media clout as a platform for collaborations.  His recent "44 Challenge" generated thousands of responders that showcased how much talented Pinoy rappers are just hiding at the seams waiting for their chance to take center stage.  Gloc-9 is now paying it forward. He was that talented youngster waiting for his chance when a Man from Manila took notice and welcomed him into his house, gave him the needed push and guidance to succeed in the cutthroat world of showbusiness. In like manner, Gloc-9 goes out of his way to help young talents, inspiring them to love their craft, and sharing the stage with them to showcase their talent. Gloc-9 has nothing more to prove as an artist. His awards cabinet is already filled to the brim. Just recently, he was one of the recipient of the prestigious SUDI National Music Award bestowed by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts. Another affirmation  of his impact in the industry he loves so much. He is Aristotle Pollisco, Gloc-9, rapper, songwriter, the blacksmith of words, a true Filipino poet, an icon.  Congratulations and looking forward to many more productive years ahead! For updates check his social media accounts: YouTube subscription link :http://bit.ly/glocdash9YTFacebook:http://facebook.com/glocdash9Instagram:http://instagram.com/glocdash9TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@glocdash9  
    Sep 01, 2021
  • 26 Aug 2021
    Filipino Rapper/Songwriter Mike Swift, released his newest song from the Hammock Trip Album entitled “Kanya Kanya” on August 26, 2021.  Mike Swift is known as a rapper, songwriter, and event organizer who founded the Sunugan Rap Battle in the Philippines. He once made noise in the US music industry, and now continues making noise for the Philippine Hip-hop scene. Mike Swift was the first rapper to organize a big Hip-Hop event at the Araneta Coliseum that fulfilled the dream of well-known local artists.  The amount of Mike's contribution to the scene is undeniably amazing. Mike Swift continuously discovers new talents on the street and continuously shows his open door that paves the way to those artists who has a dream to enter the Rap industry. You can now listen to “Kanya Kanya” by Mike Swift on Youtube, Spotify, and Amazon Music.https://open.spotify.com/track/0yrz2hr163D6P5RZD556HEhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Kanya/dp/B08MTJZS6X 
    Posted by Armie Quilapio
  • Filipino Rapper/Songwriter Mike Swift, released his newest song from the Hammock Trip Album entitled “Kanya Kanya” on August 26, 2021.  Mike Swift is known as a rapper, songwriter, and event organizer who founded the Sunugan Rap Battle in the Philippines. He once made noise in the US music industry, and now continues making noise for the Philippine Hip-hop scene. Mike Swift was the first rapper to organize a big Hip-Hop event at the Araneta Coliseum that fulfilled the dream of well-known local artists.  The amount of Mike's contribution to the scene is undeniably amazing. Mike Swift continuously discovers new talents on the street and continuously shows his open door that paves the way to those artists who has a dream to enter the Rap industry. You can now listen to “Kanya Kanya” by Mike Swift on Youtube, Spotify, and Amazon Music.https://open.spotify.com/track/0yrz2hr163D6P5RZD556HEhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Kanya/dp/B08MTJZS6X 
    Aug 26, 2021
  • 26 Aug 2021
    School life holds a special place in our hearts. Our time with friends inside the four corners of the classroom is something we cherish forever. Our Alma mater is a second home—a stronghold where knowledge, friendship, and countless incomparable memories are built. School is a place where we begin to know ourselves better. We discover the things we like, the things we are good at, and the people we would love to be with.  Now, times have changed. Students are all behind their computer screens as they continue their studies. At a time when physical get-togethers are impossible, there’s nothing we can do but reminisce about that moment. And it might sound business as usual, but admit it or not, our social needs are challenged. Island Records Philippines believes in the importance of music in bringing back the best moments of our youth that happened in school. For example, there’s nothing like the shared energy and unmatched connection at school concerts. The magic that binds people and music is unique for that moment and for that space but is lasting in everyone’s memory.  With their new initiative called Social U, Island Records Philippines strives to bring this moment back through a series of virtual concerts across four universities in the country. For students who can only wish to be in school with friends, the event aims to break out of the two-dimensional screen through virtual campus tours made more memorable and exciting with music. The two-hour concert will be happening inside a virtual campus where every student of the respective school is invited to. The tour will host different brand games and activities that students can freely enjoy. On top of these, OPM artists and other homegrown acts and students will bring the live feel through the virtual concert. The virtual school tour also aims to be an avenue for getting to know one another and for creating strong peer relationships among students. Especially with the opening of a new academic year amidst a pandemic, Island Records Philippines wishes to build a sense of community that is important not only as support for their academic endeavors but also as a solid footing towards creating bigger impacts in society. In cooperation with youth organization We The Youth Vote, the initiative also aims to be a stage that highlights the value of everyone’s right to vote, especially with the nearing deadline for voter registration. The partnership aims to educate students about their suffrage and at the same time impart the bigness of the role of every Filipino youth in the upcoming elections. Social U’s virtual school tour will be running in four universities including Far Eastern University, De La Salle University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and University of the East.  The first stop would be for the students of Far Eastern University, happening on August 27, 2021. Autotelic, Zack Tabudlo, Leanne and Naara, Over October, Dia Mate, and Elise Huang are on the line-up for FEU’s virtual crowd. Also joining in the musical experience is FEU’s very own IABF Powerband, 1st runner up of Sayawit 2020’s Battle of the Bands. Next stop will be in De La Salle University on September 3, with Cheats, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Fern., Elise Huang, and Dia Mate joining the virtual concert. On the 25th of September, Social U will arrive at Polytechnic University of the Philippines together with Allison Shore, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Over October, One Click Straight, and Scye. The last leg would be for the students of University of the East, happening on September 27. Arthur Nery, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Fern., One Click Straight, and Autotelic will prepare performances for the concert. Social U A Virtual Concert is made possible by Island Records Philippines and Universal Music Group For Brands, co-presented by FoodPanda, Globe Prepaid, and Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, and is in cooperation with We The Youth Vote Philippines.Being physically together may not be possible, but Island Records Philippines and its partner brands and organizations believe that music still holds the power to make the hearts of Filipino students stay connected. The youth can become one—from concert sing-alongs to moving towards a greater goal for the future of the country.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • School life holds a special place in our hearts. Our time with friends inside the four corners of the classroom is something we cherish forever. Our Alma mater is a second home—a stronghold where knowledge, friendship, and countless incomparable memories are built. School is a place where we begin to know ourselves better. We discover the things we like, the things we are good at, and the people we would love to be with.  Now, times have changed. Students are all behind their computer screens as they continue their studies. At a time when physical get-togethers are impossible, there’s nothing we can do but reminisce about that moment. And it might sound business as usual, but admit it or not, our social needs are challenged. Island Records Philippines believes in the importance of music in bringing back the best moments of our youth that happened in school. For example, there’s nothing like the shared energy and unmatched connection at school concerts. The magic that binds people and music is unique for that moment and for that space but is lasting in everyone’s memory.  With their new initiative called Social U, Island Records Philippines strives to bring this moment back through a series of virtual concerts across four universities in the country. For students who can only wish to be in school with friends, the event aims to break out of the two-dimensional screen through virtual campus tours made more memorable and exciting with music. The two-hour concert will be happening inside a virtual campus where every student of the respective school is invited to. The tour will host different brand games and activities that students can freely enjoy. On top of these, OPM artists and other homegrown acts and students will bring the live feel through the virtual concert. The virtual school tour also aims to be an avenue for getting to know one another and for creating strong peer relationships among students. Especially with the opening of a new academic year amidst a pandemic, Island Records Philippines wishes to build a sense of community that is important not only as support for their academic endeavors but also as a solid footing towards creating bigger impacts in society. In cooperation with youth organization We The Youth Vote, the initiative also aims to be a stage that highlights the value of everyone’s right to vote, especially with the nearing deadline for voter registration. The partnership aims to educate students about their suffrage and at the same time impart the bigness of the role of every Filipino youth in the upcoming elections. Social U’s virtual school tour will be running in four universities including Far Eastern University, De La Salle University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and University of the East.  The first stop would be for the students of Far Eastern University, happening on August 27, 2021. Autotelic, Zack Tabudlo, Leanne and Naara, Over October, Dia Mate, and Elise Huang are on the line-up for FEU’s virtual crowd. Also joining in the musical experience is FEU’s very own IABF Powerband, 1st runner up of Sayawit 2020’s Battle of the Bands. Next stop will be in De La Salle University on September 3, with Cheats, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Fern., Elise Huang, and Dia Mate joining the virtual concert. On the 25th of September, Social U will arrive at Polytechnic University of the Philippines together with Allison Shore, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Over October, One Click Straight, and Scye. The last leg would be for the students of University of the East, happening on September 27. Arthur Nery, Juan Karlos, Zack Tabudlo, Fern., One Click Straight, and Autotelic will prepare performances for the concert. Social U A Virtual Concert is made possible by Island Records Philippines and Universal Music Group For Brands, co-presented by FoodPanda, Globe Prepaid, and Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, and is in cooperation with We The Youth Vote Philippines.Being physically together may not be possible, but Island Records Philippines and its partner brands and organizations believe that music still holds the power to make the hearts of Filipino students stay connected. The youth can become one—from concert sing-alongs to moving towards a greater goal for the future of the country.
    Aug 26, 2021
  • 26 Aug 2021
    During the hard times of the Covid19 pandemic, most events were canceled so The Buzzer Beaters make a way to perform online by releasing a quarantine video of their original song "Ingay Ng Mundo". Stay home, stay safe, and watch their ECQuarantine Videos!Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/c/TheBuzzerBeaters Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3sJ25TQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebuzzerbeaters/ Rakista Radio: https://bit.ly/388zqhw
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • During the hard times of the Covid19 pandemic, most events were canceled so The Buzzer Beaters make a way to perform online by releasing a quarantine video of their original song "Ingay Ng Mundo". Stay home, stay safe, and watch their ECQuarantine Videos!Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/c/TheBuzzerBeaters Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3sJ25TQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebuzzerbeaters/ Rakista Radio: https://bit.ly/388zqhw
    Aug 26, 2021
  • 25 Aug 2021
    Charles Robert Watts, a jazz devotee and Rolling Stones’ legendary drummer who carved a respected name in the history of the music industry, has died on Tuesday at the age of 80.     “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London Hospital surrounded by his family,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also as a member of the greatest drummers of his generation,” he added.   Following the tragic news, condolences poured in starting from his bandmates to a broad range of rock icons, including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, as well as Elton John who expressed the heaviness of their hearts at the death of one of the renowned artists in the history of Rock N Roll. Earlier this month before Charlie’s death, the Rolling Stones revealed that he would be missing from the band’s “No Filter” tour in North America this year, due to unspecified health conditions.     Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in Neasden, London. He fell in love with jazz music, at an early age and had grown fond of listening to jazz icons, like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus. He was then captivated with playing drums, and later on, performed with a variety of groups who shared the same interests as him. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1963 that brought a red string to the band and has been rocking the stage for decades since then.     He even thought that the band would not stay long because every other band he had been in had barely lasted a week. Watts had no idea that the Rolling Stones would be a tremendous hit with him being the drummer. Despite being a successful member of the band, Watts never did once forget his passion for jazz. Whenever he had free time from touring with the Rolling Stones, he would gather together and perform with talented jazz groups.     The Rolling Stones, a British rock band formed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones, along with Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, began performing in pubs and clubs in and around West London. They have quickly risen to prominence, becoming one of the most popular bands of their generation. However, in 1969, Jones was eliminated from the group and later discovered dead in his swimming pool. Despite this tragic happening, the remaining members continued to make songs that have defined who they are and have paved the path for nearly 60 years.   Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Aftermath, Some Girls, Tattoo You, and many others are some of the Rolling Stones’ best-selling albums, each of which has sold millions of copies, according to Chart Masters. Their songs even made it to the charts with hits like Honky Tonk Women, Satisfaction, Start Me Up, Angie, Miss You, and others.  
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  • Charles Robert Watts, a jazz devotee and Rolling Stones’ legendary drummer who carved a respected name in the history of the music industry, has died on Tuesday at the age of 80.     “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London Hospital surrounded by his family,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also as a member of the greatest drummers of his generation,” he added.   Following the tragic news, condolences poured in starting from his bandmates to a broad range of rock icons, including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, as well as Elton John who expressed the heaviness of their hearts at the death of one of the renowned artists in the history of Rock N Roll. Earlier this month before Charlie’s death, the Rolling Stones revealed that he would be missing from the band’s “No Filter” tour in North America this year, due to unspecified health conditions.     Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in Neasden, London. He fell in love with jazz music, at an early age and had grown fond of listening to jazz icons, like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus. He was then captivated with playing drums, and later on, performed with a variety of groups who shared the same interests as him. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1963 that brought a red string to the band and has been rocking the stage for decades since then.     He even thought that the band would not stay long because every other band he had been in had barely lasted a week. Watts had no idea that the Rolling Stones would be a tremendous hit with him being the drummer. Despite being a successful member of the band, Watts never did once forget his passion for jazz. Whenever he had free time from touring with the Rolling Stones, he would gather together and perform with talented jazz groups.     The Rolling Stones, a British rock band formed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones, along with Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, began performing in pubs and clubs in and around West London. They have quickly risen to prominence, becoming one of the most popular bands of their generation. However, in 1969, Jones was eliminated from the group and later discovered dead in his swimming pool. Despite this tragic happening, the remaining members continued to make songs that have defined who they are and have paved the path for nearly 60 years.   Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Aftermath, Some Girls, Tattoo You, and many others are some of the Rolling Stones’ best-selling albums, each of which has sold millions of copies, according to Chart Masters. Their songs even made it to the charts with hits like Honky Tonk Women, Satisfaction, Start Me Up, Angie, Miss You, and others.  
    Aug 25, 2021
  • 25 Aug 2021
    Single art by Miel LegoAcclaimed Filipino band Over October are breaking the mold with the release of their first Tagalog EP “Sandali Lang” under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc. Finding a new sense of accomplishment in trying new things, the acclaimed quartet writes a heartfelt tune in the local language for the very first time, while sticking to a broadly appealing sound that gravitates toward an irresistible blend of alternative rock, ‘80s pop, blues, and indie rock.“We didn’t have a specific vision for how we wanted the song to sound,” Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Josh Buizon points out. “We just drew inspiration from different kinds of local music - different genres and eras.”Over October holed up in La Union for five days to arrange the material, along with the rest of the new tracks before finishing the songwriting session over at Discord. With a rough batch of songs in tow, the band sought guidance from seasoned sound engineer Peavey Nicolas and award-winning producer and The Itchyworms’ very own Jazz Nicolas to help fine-tune and polish some specific details, such as implementing a key change on the second and last chorus and suggesting a new way to arrange the guitar parts.“I think we were a lot more comfortable this time since this is already our third track with them and the recording process for this song (and actually the whole EP) is unique in a sense that we lived together in the studio for two weeks,” lead guitarist Josh Lua shares. “On our first day there, we played the original arrangement of the song. After hearing it, they gave their inputs and two days later, the song sounded so different and so much better.”“Sandali Lang” is an emotionally captivating song that tackles the feeling of falling in and out of love. While Over October’s previous batch of songs talked openly about being rejected and embracing optimism, their latest song mines the pain of breaking up with someone, but eventually emerging a better person after weathering the storm. In the words of the band, “the act of letting go is also an act of love in itself.”Buizon adds, “the song speaks about two people, one who thought that everything was okay and going well, and the other, who was slowly falling out of love throughout their relationship. Sandali Lang focuses on how the person that was left behind can’t understand why and has so many questions in their head trying to figure out what went wrong.”The unexpected rollout of Over October’s comeback EP is accompanied with a new music video starring Gawad Urian 2020 Best Actor and Gameboys star Elijah Canlas and young actress Miles Ocampo. Directed by Carl Chavez, the music video is set to premiere on August 26, Thursday.About Over OctoberPhoto by Renzo Navarro Over October is an alternative pop/rock band from Manila, Philippines. The band consists of Josh Buizon (lead vocals and rhythm guitar),Josh Lua (lead guitar),Janessa Geronimo(drums),and Joric Canlas(bass). They are known for their EP Free (2016) and their singles ‘Never Stop' (2017), and 'Wait' (2018). In 2019, they released three more singles 'Mr. Sun,' 'Alive,' and 'Without Your Love,' and their debut album Press Play. In 2020, the band signed with Island Records Philippines.Over October is a group of friends bursting in the seams with personalities that translate coming-of-age experiences and life lessons through an easy-listening sound with cleverly crafted lyrics. Through their songs, Over October invites their audience to go through life with them: a never-ending road trip that is best enjoyed with your friends.Over October’s “Sandali Lang” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc.
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  • Single art by Miel LegoAcclaimed Filipino band Over October are breaking the mold with the release of their first Tagalog EP “Sandali Lang” under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc. Finding a new sense of accomplishment in trying new things, the acclaimed quartet writes a heartfelt tune in the local language for the very first time, while sticking to a broadly appealing sound that gravitates toward an irresistible blend of alternative rock, ‘80s pop, blues, and indie rock.“We didn’t have a specific vision for how we wanted the song to sound,” Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Josh Buizon points out. “We just drew inspiration from different kinds of local music - different genres and eras.”Over October holed up in La Union for five days to arrange the material, along with the rest of the new tracks before finishing the songwriting session over at Discord. With a rough batch of songs in tow, the band sought guidance from seasoned sound engineer Peavey Nicolas and award-winning producer and The Itchyworms’ very own Jazz Nicolas to help fine-tune and polish some specific details, such as implementing a key change on the second and last chorus and suggesting a new way to arrange the guitar parts.“I think we were a lot more comfortable this time since this is already our third track with them and the recording process for this song (and actually the whole EP) is unique in a sense that we lived together in the studio for two weeks,” lead guitarist Josh Lua shares. “On our first day there, we played the original arrangement of the song. After hearing it, they gave their inputs and two days later, the song sounded so different and so much better.”“Sandali Lang” is an emotionally captivating song that tackles the feeling of falling in and out of love. While Over October’s previous batch of songs talked openly about being rejected and embracing optimism, their latest song mines the pain of breaking up with someone, but eventually emerging a better person after weathering the storm. In the words of the band, “the act of letting go is also an act of love in itself.”Buizon adds, “the song speaks about two people, one who thought that everything was okay and going well, and the other, who was slowly falling out of love throughout their relationship. Sandali Lang focuses on how the person that was left behind can’t understand why and has so many questions in their head trying to figure out what went wrong.”The unexpected rollout of Over October’s comeback EP is accompanied with a new music video starring Gawad Urian 2020 Best Actor and Gameboys star Elijah Canlas and young actress Miles Ocampo. Directed by Carl Chavez, the music video is set to premiere on August 26, Thursday.About Over OctoberPhoto by Renzo Navarro Over October is an alternative pop/rock band from Manila, Philippines. The band consists of Josh Buizon (lead vocals and rhythm guitar),Josh Lua (lead guitar),Janessa Geronimo(drums),and Joric Canlas(bass). They are known for their EP Free (2016) and their singles ‘Never Stop' (2017), and 'Wait' (2018). In 2019, they released three more singles 'Mr. Sun,' 'Alive,' and 'Without Your Love,' and their debut album Press Play. In 2020, the band signed with Island Records Philippines.Over October is a group of friends bursting in the seams with personalities that translate coming-of-age experiences and life lessons through an easy-listening sound with cleverly crafted lyrics. Through their songs, Over October invites their audience to go through life with them: a never-ending road trip that is best enjoyed with your friends.Over October’s “Sandali Lang” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc.
    Aug 25, 2021
  • 24 Aug 2021
    Singer-songwriter Acel Bisa van Ommen, who is known for OPM hits “Torete”, “Pag-Ibig Kong Ito,” “One Love” and her version of Rico Blanco’s “Your Universe” now releases her self-produced single on her birthday bringing a new sound and a cry from her heart that mourns with those who lost their loved ones in this pandemic.This track offers a sound that is very different from the organic pop-rock sound Acel is usually known for. This new single will take you back to the 80s era of synths and beats. It’ll give you that vintage vibe mixed with modern pop stamped with Acel’s signature melodies and vocals. This will be the first track of a collaboration project EP that Acel has been working on with four different producers. This particular song entitled, “Bawat Paghinga” is a collaboration with 21-year-old music producer, Gil Andrie. “When I heard one of Gil Andrie’s works on Youtube, I looked for him on Facebook and asked if he’d be open to collaborate with me. He said it would be his first time to work on a slower song tempo and he would love to take on the challenge.” Acel ruminates. Gil AndrieGil Andrie is a music producer based in Cebu who started his music journey when he was just 9 years old doing beats and remixes. From 2013 to 2015 he started working more on EDM and original songs and gained more experience when he started collaborating with other indie-artists.In this track, Acel also asked Yeng Constantino to be the vocal producer of the song.“It is really better if there is someone who’d check on you while recording vocals. They hear something that you don’t hear and so you get more ideas with regards to better phrasing and adlibs,” said Acel. ‘Bawat Paghinga’ centers on the grief of a love that was lost and the transition of deciding to move on to continue to live and breathe anew. It’s about making the decision to not dwell on the pain of the past so one wouldn’t lose his/her own life emotionally.“This season has brought so much tears caused by numerous deaths and loss. This is my way to cry and mourn with those who lost their loved ones and are fighting to move on - deciding every day to continue to breathe and live even in the absence of that loved one.Healing takes time, and this emotion of sadness moves like waves that come back again and again, and we will never know when we will get to that point of complete healing andacceptance. My song is my embrace to those who are grieving. They can shout out that pain along with me as I give that last cry at the ending of the song. I grieve with them and I pray for that healing and comfort from Heaven to flow as we let go.” Acel expounded on what the song is about.Pre-save "Bawat Pahinga" Now: https://backl.ink/148094757?fbclid=IwAR2VXGVzZwdJ52UPJurT_msvELkMDOLh613xbvnHkJdlL1gzcrir8a1G1po
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  • Singer-songwriter Acel Bisa van Ommen, who is known for OPM hits “Torete”, “Pag-Ibig Kong Ito,” “One Love” and her version of Rico Blanco’s “Your Universe” now releases her self-produced single on her birthday bringing a new sound and a cry from her heart that mourns with those who lost their loved ones in this pandemic.This track offers a sound that is very different from the organic pop-rock sound Acel is usually known for. This new single will take you back to the 80s era of synths and beats. It’ll give you that vintage vibe mixed with modern pop stamped with Acel’s signature melodies and vocals. This will be the first track of a collaboration project EP that Acel has been working on with four different producers. This particular song entitled, “Bawat Paghinga” is a collaboration with 21-year-old music producer, Gil Andrie. “When I heard one of Gil Andrie’s works on Youtube, I looked for him on Facebook and asked if he’d be open to collaborate with me. He said it would be his first time to work on a slower song tempo and he would love to take on the challenge.” Acel ruminates. Gil AndrieGil Andrie is a music producer based in Cebu who started his music journey when he was just 9 years old doing beats and remixes. From 2013 to 2015 he started working more on EDM and original songs and gained more experience when he started collaborating with other indie-artists.In this track, Acel also asked Yeng Constantino to be the vocal producer of the song.“It is really better if there is someone who’d check on you while recording vocals. They hear something that you don’t hear and so you get more ideas with regards to better phrasing and adlibs,” said Acel. ‘Bawat Paghinga’ centers on the grief of a love that was lost and the transition of deciding to move on to continue to live and breathe anew. It’s about making the decision to not dwell on the pain of the past so one wouldn’t lose his/her own life emotionally.“This season has brought so much tears caused by numerous deaths and loss. This is my way to cry and mourn with those who lost their loved ones and are fighting to move on - deciding every day to continue to breathe and live even in the absence of that loved one.Healing takes time, and this emotion of sadness moves like waves that come back again and again, and we will never know when we will get to that point of complete healing andacceptance. My song is my embrace to those who are grieving. They can shout out that pain along with me as I give that last cry at the ending of the song. I grieve with them and I pray for that healing and comfort from Heaven to flow as we let go.” Acel expounded on what the song is about.Pre-save "Bawat Pahinga" Now: https://backl.ink/148094757?fbclid=IwAR2VXGVzZwdJ52UPJurT_msvELkMDOLh613xbvnHkJdlL1gzcrir8a1G1po
    Aug 24, 2021
  • 23 Aug 2021
    It's been a challenging minute since we last heard Jejaview's primary vocalist, Christian Tomacruz "TOMA" needs to undergo brain surgery, last 28th of May 2021. According to Jejaview's Official Facebook Account, MRI scans have shown that a mass has formed in his brain that will require surgery. On top of that, his gout has adversely affected his kidneys.  After spreading the news regarding his situation, tons of fans immediately lend some help in any way possible. Toma, together with his band, humbly thanked all those people who helped them. Thereafter, Toma underwent multiple tests and medications. Mercifully, he survived and got better than ever. Withal, Toma sincerely expressed his gratitude towards Neurosurgeon Kevin Ivan Chan and the team for saving his life.  Last Sunday, August 22, 2021, Toma posted a photo on his Facebook account with the caption "Got to record music again with Jejaview after a few months of lay off. Excited to release our first single soon. Love y’all!" Many are excited to feel again his “rocker spirit” together with the band. Toma gladly returns with a better version of himself and is ready to sing again.
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  • It's been a challenging minute since we last heard Jejaview's primary vocalist, Christian Tomacruz "TOMA" needs to undergo brain surgery, last 28th of May 2021. According to Jejaview's Official Facebook Account, MRI scans have shown that a mass has formed in his brain that will require surgery. On top of that, his gout has adversely affected his kidneys.  After spreading the news regarding his situation, tons of fans immediately lend some help in any way possible. Toma, together with his band, humbly thanked all those people who helped them. Thereafter, Toma underwent multiple tests and medications. Mercifully, he survived and got better than ever. Withal, Toma sincerely expressed his gratitude towards Neurosurgeon Kevin Ivan Chan and the team for saving his life.  Last Sunday, August 22, 2021, Toma posted a photo on his Facebook account with the caption "Got to record music again with Jejaview after a few months of lay off. Excited to release our first single soon. Love y’all!" Many are excited to feel again his “rocker spirit” together with the band. Toma gladly returns with a better version of himself and is ready to sing again.
    Aug 23, 2021
  • 23 Aug 2021
    Multi-talented actress-singer Julie Anne San Jose shares her rendition of Hale’s hit single Kung Wala Ka. Her vocal calibre and bravado gave a fresh take on this 2005 mellow track. With a whopping 77 million streams on Spotify, this melodramatic song talks about the aftermath of being left by someone whom you have built a life with and entails the hardship of moving forward on your own. Just a few moments after its release, Julie’s cover of this classic Hale record entered iTunes Philippine Chart at Top 3. It has been featured in various music digital stores such as Spotify New Music Friday, Apple Music Absolute OPM, Apple Music OPM Slider, and Youtube Music New Release Mix. Julie Anne San Jose set the nation on fire when she has recently taken centerstage at the New York Times Square electronic billboard for Spotify’s “Equal” campaign. Her first single of the year — FREE, has made it to Spotify’s Equal playlist both locally and globally. Coined as Asia’s Limitless Star, Julie is set to launch her first-ever musical trilogy   “Limitless” on September 17. 
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  • Multi-talented actress-singer Julie Anne San Jose shares her rendition of Hale’s hit single Kung Wala Ka. Her vocal calibre and bravado gave a fresh take on this 2005 mellow track. With a whopping 77 million streams on Spotify, this melodramatic song talks about the aftermath of being left by someone whom you have built a life with and entails the hardship of moving forward on your own. Just a few moments after its release, Julie’s cover of this classic Hale record entered iTunes Philippine Chart at Top 3. It has been featured in various music digital stores such as Spotify New Music Friday, Apple Music Absolute OPM, Apple Music OPM Slider, and Youtube Music New Release Mix. Julie Anne San Jose set the nation on fire when she has recently taken centerstage at the New York Times Square electronic billboard for Spotify’s “Equal” campaign. Her first single of the year — FREE, has made it to Spotify’s Equal playlist both locally and globally. Coined as Asia’s Limitless Star, Julie is set to launch her first-ever musical trilogy   “Limitless” on September 17. 
    Aug 23, 2021
  • 23 Aug 2021
    THE LEGEND JAMIR GARCIA IS ABOUT TO SAY HELLO FROM HEAVENThey say that names of our dearly departed are not just carved merely on tombstones, but on the hearts of all… and that no matter how sudden and painful their passing may be, there’s always the silver lining of taking comfort in knowing that our friends who have gone-on are in a better place. But anyone who has known the brilliant, kind and hardworking force-of-nature that is Jamir Garcia – former frontman for the legendary Slapshock – knows that the late songwriter and performer was never one to be kept from making his legion of followers, fans and friends happy: he was just that kind of soul, which is why many friends and colleagues are still somewhat in disbelief that he is no longer physically with us.And this is precisely why the thousands-upon-thousands of those who love the late Jamir are buzzing with excitement, as his brother Kenneth Garcia - alongside renowned tattoo artist Chris Garcia and one of Jamir’s closest, musically involved siblings Sonboy Garcia – formally announced online that an all-new, previously unreleased single will be unleashed as the first salvo of songs the late songwriter was able to record. An excerpt from Kenneth’s official online post reads: “Music was and always had been Jamir’s first true love and passion. Music was his one true North. He had often told us that his solo album would be the pinnacle of his musical journey. As always, he wanted to share this part of the journey with you – his loyal fans. And so here we are writing this letter to let you all know that the first single will be released on September 5 to commemorate his birthday.” Jamir would have been 43. “Jamir may no longer be with us here physically but we have his songs to be with him again, to feel him again, to hear him again, to sing with him again, and to love him again,” the statement ends. “His songs will stay forever -- here, with us, and for us.” FIN
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • THE LEGEND JAMIR GARCIA IS ABOUT TO SAY HELLO FROM HEAVENThey say that names of our dearly departed are not just carved merely on tombstones, but on the hearts of all… and that no matter how sudden and painful their passing may be, there’s always the silver lining of taking comfort in knowing that our friends who have gone-on are in a better place. But anyone who has known the brilliant, kind and hardworking force-of-nature that is Jamir Garcia – former frontman for the legendary Slapshock – knows that the late songwriter and performer was never one to be kept from making his legion of followers, fans and friends happy: he was just that kind of soul, which is why many friends and colleagues are still somewhat in disbelief that he is no longer physically with us.And this is precisely why the thousands-upon-thousands of those who love the late Jamir are buzzing with excitement, as his brother Kenneth Garcia - alongside renowned tattoo artist Chris Garcia and one of Jamir’s closest, musically involved siblings Sonboy Garcia – formally announced online that an all-new, previously unreleased single will be unleashed as the first salvo of songs the late songwriter was able to record. An excerpt from Kenneth’s official online post reads: “Music was and always had been Jamir’s first true love and passion. Music was his one true North. He had often told us that his solo album would be the pinnacle of his musical journey. As always, he wanted to share this part of the journey with you – his loyal fans. And so here we are writing this letter to let you all know that the first single will be released on September 5 to commemorate his birthday.” Jamir would have been 43. “Jamir may no longer be with us here physically but we have his songs to be with him again, to feel him again, to hear him again, to sing with him again, and to love him again,” the statement ends. “His songs will stay forever -- here, with us, and for us.” FIN
    Aug 23, 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
    On Friday, August 20, Jamir Garcia's brother, Kenneth, and family divulged an open letter in which they reminisced their precious memories of Jamir, especially the times when he would return home to spend time and bond with them. The priceless relationship they had shared remains a vivid memory for the family as if it were only yesterday when he was still with them.     They even disclosed that he had been consistently keen on writing songs that signified his admirable devotion to making music. The family recalled how he jubilantly shared with them the solo songs he had worked on with radiant anticipation over releasing his album.    “Jamir wrote the songs in his solo album throughout the different stages of his musical life. Music was and always had been Jamir’s first true love and passion. Music was his one true North. He had often told us that his solo album would be the pinnacle of his musical journey."   Jamir Garcia, the frontman of Slapshock, committed suicide by hanging on November 26, 2020, at the age of 42. According to Jamir's beloved loved ones, months before his death, he sent a message to them saying he had already finalized the songs and was ready to unfold the album, displaying an aspiration to conquer the stage, as a solo artist.   With this, to honor him and commemorate his upcoming birthday, Jamir’s family would like to let the loyal fans know that his first single is expected to launch on September 5. Producing Jamir’s album became possible thanks to the hands of Rico Blanco and his music label, Balcony Entertainment. Jamir’s brother, Kenneth, and family could not express in words how beyond grateful they are with Rico’s help, as well as Jamir’s band brothers Lean and Chi, his friends Jared, Mon, and Jowee, and his Macbeth family.   Jamir Garcia’s reputation in the music industry had left an indelible mark. Regardless of his passing, his songs will forever be a living proof that a man like him was born to be a legendary artist.  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • On Friday, August 20, Jamir Garcia's brother, Kenneth, and family divulged an open letter in which they reminisced their precious memories of Jamir, especially the times when he would return home to spend time and bond with them. The priceless relationship they had shared remains a vivid memory for the family as if it were only yesterday when he was still with them.     They even disclosed that he had been consistently keen on writing songs that signified his admirable devotion to making music. The family recalled how he jubilantly shared with them the solo songs he had worked on with radiant anticipation over releasing his album.    “Jamir wrote the songs in his solo album throughout the different stages of his musical life. Music was and always had been Jamir’s first true love and passion. Music was his one true North. He had often told us that his solo album would be the pinnacle of his musical journey."   Jamir Garcia, the frontman of Slapshock, committed suicide by hanging on November 26, 2020, at the age of 42. According to Jamir's beloved loved ones, months before his death, he sent a message to them saying he had already finalized the songs and was ready to unfold the album, displaying an aspiration to conquer the stage, as a solo artist.   With this, to honor him and commemorate his upcoming birthday, Jamir’s family would like to let the loyal fans know that his first single is expected to launch on September 5. Producing Jamir’s album became possible thanks to the hands of Rico Blanco and his music label, Balcony Entertainment. Jamir’s brother, Kenneth, and family could not express in words how beyond grateful they are with Rico’s help, as well as Jamir’s band brothers Lean and Chi, his friends Jared, Mon, and Jowee, and his Macbeth family.   Jamir Garcia’s reputation in the music industry had left an indelible mark. Regardless of his passing, his songs will forever be a living proof that a man like him was born to be a legendary artist.  
    Aug 21, 2021
  • 20 Aug 2021
    SkyChurch and Valley Of Chrome, two transcendental Philippines heavy-hitters, launched brand new music that is expected this August, both worthy of your metal music ears. Prior to the release of the certified jams "Moro-Moro," members of SkyChurch produced "Lazarus," another completely amazing metal track that will definitely reawaken your dislike to heavy music if that has waned. It was released through Tower Of Doom Music. Similarly, even in this new season of quarantine, the Vikings have something to be grateful for:  VOC launched their highly anticipated comeback single, "From The Shadows," after months of composing and production sessions. The band didn't give us several clues about this one, but it's another triumph for our native Wacken Open Air Festival heroes.  The riff-driven song has a distinct Valley Of Chrome feel, and it really stretches the genre's borders. “It's called “From The Shadows,” and it's a metaphor for us, the heavy music genre, and us as people who work in silence, hence the shadow metaphor,” the band adds.Check out their newly released official lyric videos from Skychurch and Valley Of Chrome on YouTube now.
    Posted by Armie Quilapio
  • SkyChurch and Valley Of Chrome, two transcendental Philippines heavy-hitters, launched brand new music that is expected this August, both worthy of your metal music ears. Prior to the release of the certified jams "Moro-Moro," members of SkyChurch produced "Lazarus," another completely amazing metal track that will definitely reawaken your dislike to heavy music if that has waned. It was released through Tower Of Doom Music. Similarly, even in this new season of quarantine, the Vikings have something to be grateful for:  VOC launched their highly anticipated comeback single, "From The Shadows," after months of composing and production sessions. The band didn't give us several clues about this one, but it's another triumph for our native Wacken Open Air Festival heroes.  The riff-driven song has a distinct Valley Of Chrome feel, and it really stretches the genre's borders. “It's called “From The Shadows,” and it's a metaphor for us, the heavy music genre, and us as people who work in silence, hence the shadow metaphor,” the band adds.Check out their newly released official lyric videos from Skychurch and Valley Of Chrome on YouTube now.
    Aug 20, 2021
  • 19 Aug 2021
    Orchestral tinged indie-pop trio, The Happy Fits — Calvin Langman, Ross Monteith, and Luke Davis —have partnered with SiriusXM’s Advanced Placement for the first look of their new single “Another Try.” Taken from their two-track bundle, which also includes the track “Cold Turkey,” “Another Try” represents the first new music since the release of their 2020 sophomore album, What Could Be Better – LISTEN HERE and watch the “Another Try” visualizer HERE.Reflecting how we often cope with reality in negative ways, the anthemic new single rides an emotionally-charged chorus that highlights the importance of accepting adversity as part of life's journey and an opportunity to grow. Inspired by cabin fever and the fear of losing everything they’d worked towards, “Another Try” is intentional in its effort to feel like a light of inspiration rather than a dark moment in the band’s timeline.  Despite signaling the start of a new era for The Happy Fits, “Another Try” continues the band’s steadfast mission statement of connecting with a world that’s sometimes distant. “For the past 3 years touring and recording was the only life that we knew, and I found myself repeating the same habits, day in and day out. For a time, I tried to do things that I thought would fill some void in me that needed to feel accomplished, but if anything, it just caused me to slip back into my vices,” Calvin shares. Moving to Brooklyn to record their new music, “Another Try” ignited the spark the band needed to continue creating vivid, lyrically-driven music. “The song, to me, feels like a goodbye to the negativity and hardships that we have all gone through in the past year,” adds Ross.Their songs, which emphasize life-changing realizations, celebrate our collective ability to overcome the obstacles and hurdles as we level up morally and emotionally. The Happy Fits have cultivated an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof. The band saw rapid growth following the release of What Could Be Better as their monthly listeners grew to over 780,000 on Spotify and they surpassed 65 million global streams. The trio achieved their first Billboard chartings, landing at #4 on the Alternative New Artists list and #12 on the Top New Artists Albums list, while seeing the album’s focus track “Hold Me Down” hit #30 on the Alternative Airwaves chart. The Grammy Foundation, Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Ones To Watch, Atwood Magazine and more have all signed on to champion The Happy Fits’ unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.” The band will hit the road in October for a 50+ date headline tour to share their optimistic music with their fans, who have helped them sell out stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC. Full routing is below. For tickets and more details, visit The Happy Fits website.In addition to their music, the band regularly connects with fans through their Twitch and YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley, and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard). You can catch their weekly live series by adding their linktr.eeto your bookmarks.The Happy Fits What Could Be Better Tour Dates:Sept. 19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival Oct. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery * Oct. 25 - State College, PA @ Stage West  * Oct. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall & Café * Oct. 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups * Oct. 29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome * Oct. 30 - Lakewood, OH @ MaHall’s * Nov. 02 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^ Nov. 03 - New Haven, CT @ The Space ^ Nov. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 06 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East – Downstairs ^ Nov. 07 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 10 - Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch ^ Nov. 11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^ Nov. 12 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^ Nov. 15 - Des Moines, IA @ xBk ^ Nov. 16 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ^ Nov. 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar ^ Nov. 19 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^ Nov. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^ Nov. 22 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – Showroom ^ Nov. 23 - Portland, OR @ Holocene ^ Nov. 26 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone ^ Nov. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^ Nov. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 30 - San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room ^ Dec. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^ Dec. 03 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^ Dec. 04 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room ^ Dec. 05 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^ Dec. 07 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^ Dec. 08 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables ^ Dec. 10 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ^ Dec. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft ^ Dec. 12 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^ Dec. 14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^ Dec. 15 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (SOLD OUT) ^
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Orchestral tinged indie-pop trio, The Happy Fits — Calvin Langman, Ross Monteith, and Luke Davis —have partnered with SiriusXM’s Advanced Placement for the first look of their new single “Another Try.” Taken from their two-track bundle, which also includes the track “Cold Turkey,” “Another Try” represents the first new music since the release of their 2020 sophomore album, What Could Be Better – LISTEN HERE and watch the “Another Try” visualizer HERE.Reflecting how we often cope with reality in negative ways, the anthemic new single rides an emotionally-charged chorus that highlights the importance of accepting adversity as part of life's journey and an opportunity to grow. Inspired by cabin fever and the fear of losing everything they’d worked towards, “Another Try” is intentional in its effort to feel like a light of inspiration rather than a dark moment in the band’s timeline.  Despite signaling the start of a new era for The Happy Fits, “Another Try” continues the band’s steadfast mission statement of connecting with a world that’s sometimes distant. “For the past 3 years touring and recording was the only life that we knew, and I found myself repeating the same habits, day in and day out. For a time, I tried to do things that I thought would fill some void in me that needed to feel accomplished, but if anything, it just caused me to slip back into my vices,” Calvin shares. Moving to Brooklyn to record their new music, “Another Try” ignited the spark the band needed to continue creating vivid, lyrically-driven music. “The song, to me, feels like a goodbye to the negativity and hardships that we have all gone through in the past year,” adds Ross.Their songs, which emphasize life-changing realizations, celebrate our collective ability to overcome the obstacles and hurdles as we level up morally and emotionally. The Happy Fits have cultivated an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof. The band saw rapid growth following the release of What Could Be Better as their monthly listeners grew to over 780,000 on Spotify and they surpassed 65 million global streams. The trio achieved their first Billboard chartings, landing at #4 on the Alternative New Artists list and #12 on the Top New Artists Albums list, while seeing the album’s focus track “Hold Me Down” hit #30 on the Alternative Airwaves chart. The Grammy Foundation, Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Ones To Watch, Atwood Magazine and more have all signed on to champion The Happy Fits’ unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.” The band will hit the road in October for a 50+ date headline tour to share their optimistic music with their fans, who have helped them sell out stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC. Full routing is below. For tickets and more details, visit The Happy Fits website.In addition to their music, the band regularly connects with fans through their Twitch and YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley, and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard). You can catch their weekly live series by adding their linktr.eeto your bookmarks.The Happy Fits What Could Be Better Tour Dates:Sept. 19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival Oct. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery * Oct. 25 - State College, PA @ Stage West  * Oct. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall & Café * Oct. 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups * Oct. 29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome * Oct. 30 - Lakewood, OH @ MaHall’s * Nov. 02 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^ Nov. 03 - New Haven, CT @ The Space ^ Nov. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 06 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East – Downstairs ^ Nov. 07 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 10 - Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch ^ Nov. 11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^ Nov. 12 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^ Nov. 15 - Des Moines, IA @ xBk ^ Nov. 16 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ^ Nov. 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar ^ Nov. 19 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^ Nov. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^ Nov. 22 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – Showroom ^ Nov. 23 - Portland, OR @ Holocene ^ Nov. 26 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone ^ Nov. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^ Nov. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (SOLD OUT) ^ Nov. 30 - San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room ^ Dec. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^ Dec. 03 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^ Dec. 04 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room ^ Dec. 05 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^ Dec. 07 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^ Dec. 08 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables ^ Dec. 10 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ^ Dec. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft ^ Dec. 12 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^ Dec. 14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^ Dec. 15 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (SOLD OUT) ^
    Aug 19, 2021
  • 17 Aug 2021
     Callalily, one of the country's most iconic alternative pop-rock bands, and This Band, one of today's most coveted musical groups, united on a heart-rending song entitled "Bahala Na", which was released on the 13th day of August. In their new song "Bahala Na," Callalily and This Band collaborate on a story of heartbreak and uncertainty. They recount the narrative of two lovers who aren't sure about their relationship and rely on the fatalistic Filipino mindset of "Bahala Na" to save them in a situation where whatever happens, happens. "This song is about two people na isina-bahala na lang kay "Bahala" and lahat", says Euwie Loria, This Band's rhythm guitarist. Callaliy vocalist Kean Cipriano added, "Masakit 'tong kanta. Masakit imaging "bahala na".  Months of preparation were put in with this collaboration between two of the best pop-rock bands in the area. Moreover, such a remarkable collaboration seems to be destined, as Callalily had been wanting for collaborations with fresh new artists when the 6-piece group This Band reached out and proposed the idea of uniting to produce such a masterpiece. As a result, Callalily closed the deal immediately. Loria stated, "Bilang isang band na nagsisimula pa lang, isa sa mga pangarap namin ay maka-collabor ang isa sa pinakamagaling na hitmaker sa Pinas." "Bahala Na" was a creative process, according to Cipriano, that was "extremely collaborative, spontaneous, and seamless."   Callalily rose to prominence in 2005, featuring hits such as "Magbalik" and "Pasan".The now-five-piece band had gone through several lineup changes over the period of their decade-long career. Kean Cipriano (vocals/guitar), Lemuel Belaro (drums/handsonic/synth), Aaron Ricafrente (Bass), Brylle Balbuena (guitar), and Nathan Reyes (keys/guitar) make up the pop-rock band at the moment. This Band, on the other hand, is a Las Piñas pop-rock band. They hit through in 2018 with the launch of their single "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na," which hinted at the creation of Bona Fajardo's film with the same name. "Hindi Na Nga", "Di Na Babalik", and "Wala Ka Nang Magagawa" are just a few among their hit singles. Andrea Manzano sings lead and Euwie Loria plays rhythm guitar in the six-piece band. “Bahala Na” is available for streaming on all leading digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.  
    Posted by Armie Quilapio
  •  Callalily, one of the country's most iconic alternative pop-rock bands, and This Band, one of today's most coveted musical groups, united on a heart-rending song entitled "Bahala Na", which was released on the 13th day of August. In their new song "Bahala Na," Callalily and This Band collaborate on a story of heartbreak and uncertainty. They recount the narrative of two lovers who aren't sure about their relationship and rely on the fatalistic Filipino mindset of "Bahala Na" to save them in a situation where whatever happens, happens. "This song is about two people na isina-bahala na lang kay "Bahala" and lahat", says Euwie Loria, This Band's rhythm guitarist. Callaliy vocalist Kean Cipriano added, "Masakit 'tong kanta. Masakit imaging "bahala na".  Months of preparation were put in with this collaboration between two of the best pop-rock bands in the area. Moreover, such a remarkable collaboration seems to be destined, as Callalily had been wanting for collaborations with fresh new artists when the 6-piece group This Band reached out and proposed the idea of uniting to produce such a masterpiece. As a result, Callalily closed the deal immediately. Loria stated, "Bilang isang band na nagsisimula pa lang, isa sa mga pangarap namin ay maka-collabor ang isa sa pinakamagaling na hitmaker sa Pinas." "Bahala Na" was a creative process, according to Cipriano, that was "extremely collaborative, spontaneous, and seamless."   Callalily rose to prominence in 2005, featuring hits such as "Magbalik" and "Pasan".The now-five-piece band had gone through several lineup changes over the period of their decade-long career. Kean Cipriano (vocals/guitar), Lemuel Belaro (drums/handsonic/synth), Aaron Ricafrente (Bass), Brylle Balbuena (guitar), and Nathan Reyes (keys/guitar) make up the pop-rock band at the moment. This Band, on the other hand, is a Las Piñas pop-rock band. They hit through in 2018 with the launch of their single "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na," which hinted at the creation of Bona Fajardo's film with the same name. "Hindi Na Nga", "Di Na Babalik", and "Wala Ka Nang Magagawa" are just a few among their hit singles. Andrea Manzano sings lead and Euwie Loria plays rhythm guitar in the six-piece band. “Bahala Na” is available for streaming on all leading digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.  
    Aug 17, 2021