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  • 15 Jun 2021
    A filipino alternative rock band “Join the Club”; having Biboy Renia, Congie Lulu, Migs Mendoza, Mark Garchitorena and  Aris Manjares as the hit maker, released their new single “Going Home”, last June 05, 2021. They are also well known for popularizing the hit song “Nobela”. People can’t expect the least from them as they continue to serenade their listeners with their heart-touching songs. “Long way home gonna get back home, Take me to the one place I belong, In your arms, in your lips to your heart with your love”    Listeners will surely grasp the feeling of excitement from the song describing someone’s inner emotion as he was going back to that one place where he longs for, his “Home”.  The new single has a roadtrip vibes, so it's great for your everyday commute playlist. “Going Home” is now available on Spotify and other platforms.   
  • A filipino alternative rock band “Join the Club”; having Biboy Renia, Congie Lulu, Migs Mendoza, Mark Garchitorena and  Aris Manjares as the hit maker, released their new single “Going Home”, last June 05, 2021. They are also well known for popularizing the hit song “Nobela”. People can’t expect the least from them as they continue to serenade their listeners with their heart-touching songs. “Long way home gonna get back home, Take me to the one place I belong, In your arms, in your lips to your heart with your love”    Listeners will surely grasp the feeling of excitement from the song describing someone’s inner emotion as he was going back to that one place where he longs for, his “Home”.  The new single has a roadtrip vibes, so it's great for your everyday commute playlist. “Going Home” is now available on Spotify and other platforms.   
    Jun 15, 2021
  • 14 Jun 2021
    Up-and-coming Filipino artist BEY just released her second single “nevermind” under Universal Records on June 4, 2021. Produced by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, “nevermind” is an antithesis to her debut single “Crash Landing” that showed the uncertain yet exciting part of being in love. Her latest single leans towards the heartbreaking out-turn of a relationship falling apart. BEY posted a series of photos on her Instagram account that perfectly encapsulates what the song is all about.Since her debut as an artist at the start of the year, BEY has been engaged in numerous media guestings both internationally and locally. And although the young artist currently resides in Los Angeles, this didn’t stop her from participating in benefit concerts in the Philippines. Recently, she performed in #KapitBisig, an online benefit fundraising concert for Ako Bakwit and in Kayumanggi, a benefit concert for Sabokahan community in Mindanao.She has also released a stripped down version of her debut single, “Crash Landing.” BEY continues to share her talent by releasing her own rendition of songs on her Youtube channel. In her latest single, “nevermind”, BEY shows how versatile she can be by keeping her music varied and new for her listeners.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Up-and-coming Filipino artist BEY just released her second single “nevermind” under Universal Records on June 4, 2021. Produced by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, “nevermind” is an antithesis to her debut single “Crash Landing” that showed the uncertain yet exciting part of being in love. Her latest single leans towards the heartbreaking out-turn of a relationship falling apart. BEY posted a series of photos on her Instagram account that perfectly encapsulates what the song is all about.Since her debut as an artist at the start of the year, BEY has been engaged in numerous media guestings both internationally and locally. And although the young artist currently resides in Los Angeles, this didn’t stop her from participating in benefit concerts in the Philippines. Recently, she performed in #KapitBisig, an online benefit fundraising concert for Ako Bakwit and in Kayumanggi, a benefit concert for Sabokahan community in Mindanao.She has also released a stripped down version of her debut single, “Crash Landing.” BEY continues to share her talent by releasing her own rendition of songs on her Youtube channel. In her latest single, “nevermind”, BEY shows how versatile she can be by keeping her music varied and new for her listeners.
    Jun 14, 2021
  • 14 Jun 2021
    When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty.     Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc.     Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this time around, vocalist and guitarist Josh Villena drowns the severity of his pained words with fresh learnings and new beginnings; his optimism earned, and completely devoid of pride and toxicity. On “Iwan,” both Villena and keyboardist/vocalist Kai Honasan trade harmonies over catchy, melodic guitar lines and engaging instrumentation, pouring their souls on the now-powerful mantra, “di na maliligaw, mawawala / hahanapan ng paraan” as if it means the world to them.   According to Villena, “Iwan” deals with regrets and doing everything you can to ensure that mistakes won’t happen again. The song was initially written for Josh’s side project, but because it shares more thematic affinity with previously released tunes, “Bago” and “Kuwentuhan,” the acclaimed alternative pop outfit decided to take ownership of the recording.     As a result, the final version delivers everything you need to hear in an Autotelic song: a persistent hook that refuses to fade away, a melodic gift that carries gravity and escape all at once, and a powerful narrative that captures the sheer messiness of romance. In terms of music, the band was trying to relive the glory days of early 2000s pop-rock/pop-punk, while grounding its nostalgic tendencies with effortless dynamics and savvy sonic flourishes.     About Autotelic: Autotelic is a Filipino pop band formed in Metro Manila in 2012. The band consists of Josh Villena (vocals and guitars), Neil Tin (guitars), Kai Honasan (keytar and backing vocals), EJ Edralin (synthesizer), Timothy "Pabs" Vargas (bass), and Gep Macadaeg (drums and sampler). Autotelic has gained a significant following in the Philippines and has played alongside international artists like Chvrches, Last Dinosaurs, Kimbra, Dishwalla, Oh Wonder and Martin Garrix, to name a few as well as playing their first Wanderland Music Festival in 2019.     In 2016, Autotelic signed with MCA Music with whom they released their album “Papunta Pabalik” which eventually received a platinum record certification. They were also chosen to take part in the first season of Coke Studio Philippines alongside such notable Filipino bands such as Sandwich, Ebe Dancel, Urbandub and Franco. In 2017, they were awarded the Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist at the Awit Awards, the country's premier music award ceremony.     After releasing their 5-track EP “Takipsilim” in October 2018 and new singles coming up in 2020, Autotelic continues to be one of the most sought-after bands of their generation.     “Iwan” is written by Josh Villena, and is produced by Autotelic and Marc Reyes. It’s out now on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide via MCA Music Inc.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty.     Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc.     Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this time around, vocalist and guitarist Josh Villena drowns the severity of his pained words with fresh learnings and new beginnings; his optimism earned, and completely devoid of pride and toxicity. On “Iwan,” both Villena and keyboardist/vocalist Kai Honasan trade harmonies over catchy, melodic guitar lines and engaging instrumentation, pouring their souls on the now-powerful mantra, “di na maliligaw, mawawala / hahanapan ng paraan” as if it means the world to them.   According to Villena, “Iwan” deals with regrets and doing everything you can to ensure that mistakes won’t happen again. The song was initially written for Josh’s side project, but because it shares more thematic affinity with previously released tunes, “Bago” and “Kuwentuhan,” the acclaimed alternative pop outfit decided to take ownership of the recording.     As a result, the final version delivers everything you need to hear in an Autotelic song: a persistent hook that refuses to fade away, a melodic gift that carries gravity and escape all at once, and a powerful narrative that captures the sheer messiness of romance. In terms of music, the band was trying to relive the glory days of early 2000s pop-rock/pop-punk, while grounding its nostalgic tendencies with effortless dynamics and savvy sonic flourishes.     About Autotelic: Autotelic is a Filipino pop band formed in Metro Manila in 2012. The band consists of Josh Villena (vocals and guitars), Neil Tin (guitars), Kai Honasan (keytar and backing vocals), EJ Edralin (synthesizer), Timothy "Pabs" Vargas (bass), and Gep Macadaeg (drums and sampler). Autotelic has gained a significant following in the Philippines and has played alongside international artists like Chvrches, Last Dinosaurs, Kimbra, Dishwalla, Oh Wonder and Martin Garrix, to name a few as well as playing their first Wanderland Music Festival in 2019.     In 2016, Autotelic signed with MCA Music with whom they released their album “Papunta Pabalik” which eventually received a platinum record certification. They were also chosen to take part in the first season of Coke Studio Philippines alongside such notable Filipino bands such as Sandwich, Ebe Dancel, Urbandub and Franco. In 2017, they were awarded the Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist at the Awit Awards, the country's premier music award ceremony.     After releasing their 5-track EP “Takipsilim” in October 2018 and new singles coming up in 2020, Autotelic continues to be one of the most sought-after bands of their generation.     “Iwan” is written by Josh Villena, and is produced by Autotelic and Marc Reyes. It’s out now on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide via MCA Music Inc.
    Jun 14, 2021
  • 07 Jun 2021
    John Mayer is back today with a brand new single and music video via Columbia Records entitled “Last Train Home.”  Embracing retro-pop touchstones with soft rock production that brings to mind the golden years of Toto, the song itself stands out as classic Mayer with an unforgettable guitar riff, a twist of keys, and quotable lyrics. Not to mention, Maren Morris makes a cameo in the track and music video, while both percussionist Lenny Castro (Toto) and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes (Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Toto) perform, alongside Mayer. Upon its release, “Last Train Home” garnered notable acclaim from music critics. Billboard praised the track for its “slick rock production with an '80s polish,” while Vulturewrote that it’s “80s enough to make Bryan Adams take that first real six-string back to the five-and-dime.” About Sob Rock After teasing its arrival on social media, on billboards, and in print, the GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, guitarist, and producer will unveil his eighth full-length album, Sob Rock, in stores and at all DSPs on July 16, 2021. Produced by John Mayer and Don Was, and recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, the album marks Mayer’s first solo offering since 2017’s gold-selling The Search for Everything.  The pre-order/pre-save just went live—HERE. The full tracklist can be found below: Sob Rock Tracklist Last Train HomeShouldn’t Matter but It DoesNew LightWhy You No Love MeWild BlueShot in the DarkI Guess I Just Feel LikeTil the Right One ComesCarry Me AwayAll I Want Is to Be With You In late March, he took to TikTok to play a few bars from “Last Train Home” live, and he generated 1.4 million views in the process. Without warning, Sob Rock ads popped up in subways on both coasts in New York and Los Angeles before billboards lorded over L.A. last month. On Tuesday, he shared the cover art for Sob Rock via his Twitter and spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the single and album.   In classic fashion, Official Zines promoting the album have been mailed to fans who signed up at the official Sob Rock site. The issue notably features an interview between Mayer and producer Don Was.Sob Rock kicks off a new chapter for John Mayer and pop music. There’s nobody quite like John Mayer. He has emerged as a GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, celebrated songwriter, and iconic guitar player all at once. The Bridgeport, CT native introduced himself on the quintuple-platinum Room For Squares in 2001 and has earned three #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with the triple-platinum Heavier Things [2003], double-platinum Battle Studies [2009], and gold Born and Raised [2012]. In addition to selling over 20 million albums worldwide and gathering billions of streams to date, he has garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for “Daughters.” In 2015, Dead & Company was founded, with Mayer on lead guitar as well as vocals. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Most recently, 2017’s The Search for Everything bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. He reveals his eighth album, Sob Rock, in 2021.  For more information, check Johnmayer.com and Sobrock.net. Listen: JohnMayer.lnk.to/LTHPre-save/pre-order: sobrock.net “Last Train Home” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Columbia Records/Sony Music.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • John Mayer is back today with a brand new single and music video via Columbia Records entitled “Last Train Home.”  Embracing retro-pop touchstones with soft rock production that brings to mind the golden years of Toto, the song itself stands out as classic Mayer with an unforgettable guitar riff, a twist of keys, and quotable lyrics. Not to mention, Maren Morris makes a cameo in the track and music video, while both percussionist Lenny Castro (Toto) and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes (Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Toto) perform, alongside Mayer. Upon its release, “Last Train Home” garnered notable acclaim from music critics. Billboard praised the track for its “slick rock production with an '80s polish,” while Vulturewrote that it’s “80s enough to make Bryan Adams take that first real six-string back to the five-and-dime.” About Sob Rock After teasing its arrival on social media, on billboards, and in print, the GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, guitarist, and producer will unveil his eighth full-length album, Sob Rock, in stores and at all DSPs on July 16, 2021. Produced by John Mayer and Don Was, and recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, the album marks Mayer’s first solo offering since 2017’s gold-selling The Search for Everything.  The pre-order/pre-save just went live—HERE. The full tracklist can be found below: Sob Rock Tracklist Last Train HomeShouldn’t Matter but It DoesNew LightWhy You No Love MeWild BlueShot in the DarkI Guess I Just Feel LikeTil the Right One ComesCarry Me AwayAll I Want Is to Be With You In late March, he took to TikTok to play a few bars from “Last Train Home” live, and he generated 1.4 million views in the process. Without warning, Sob Rock ads popped up in subways on both coasts in New York and Los Angeles before billboards lorded over L.A. last month. On Tuesday, he shared the cover art for Sob Rock via his Twitter and spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the single and album.   In classic fashion, Official Zines promoting the album have been mailed to fans who signed up at the official Sob Rock site. The issue notably features an interview between Mayer and producer Don Was.Sob Rock kicks off a new chapter for John Mayer and pop music. There’s nobody quite like John Mayer. He has emerged as a GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, celebrated songwriter, and iconic guitar player all at once. The Bridgeport, CT native introduced himself on the quintuple-platinum Room For Squares in 2001 and has earned three #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with the triple-platinum Heavier Things [2003], double-platinum Battle Studies [2009], and gold Born and Raised [2012]. In addition to selling over 20 million albums worldwide and gathering billions of streams to date, he has garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for “Daughters.” In 2015, Dead & Company was founded, with Mayer on lead guitar as well as vocals. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Most recently, 2017’s The Search for Everything bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. He reveals his eighth album, Sob Rock, in 2021.  For more information, check Johnmayer.com and Sobrock.net. Listen: JohnMayer.lnk.to/LTHPre-save/pre-order: sobrock.net “Last Train Home” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Columbia Records/Sony Music.
    Jun 07, 2021
  • 03 Jun 2021
    Filipino pop rock band Gracenote released their song “City of Vulnerability” last May 28, 2021. This song is part of their 15-track album “Small World” released on February 29, 2020. The album presents a new kind of music Gracenote wants to offer to their listeners with each track signifying a journey. Composed by Eunice Jorge back in 2017, she shared that the song “…tells the story of a girl who’s trying to break down her walls for a guy para magkaroon sila ng connection then suddenly the guy left her in the middle of nowhere. So yung girl hindi niya alam saan siya pupunta.” The band mused how collaborative the experience was with their producer Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studio. The preparations for the series of music video shoots for their album “Small World” marked the birth of Eunice Jorge’s iconic ocean blue hair. Shot in Hongkong back in 2019, “City of Vulnerability” is the first song from their album they shot a music video for. The story is about strangers finding a connection with one another as they discover their place in the city. “…ang laki sobra ng city or ang laki ng mundo, pero once na magkaroon na ng connection, parang biglang lumiliit at pinagsasama kayo.” Eunice went on to define their latest album as an allegory of today’s connectivity and how music is able to bridge connections among people, making the world somehow appear smaller.   Gracenote, composed of members Eunice Jorge (composer/ vocalist), EJ Pichay (drums), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and Jazz Jorge (bass) has been in the music industry for 13 years. Their many years of friendship have been a solid foundation for their deep connection with one another but their equal commitment and passion for music are what kept them together this long as a band. With millions of streams on Spotify, Gracenote is once again set to give us all the feels with a song for everyone who was left hanging. “Gumawa kami ng lugar para sa mga taong hindi mahanap yung lugar nila or walang lugar sa isang tao.”
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Filipino pop rock band Gracenote released their song “City of Vulnerability” last May 28, 2021. This song is part of their 15-track album “Small World” released on February 29, 2020. The album presents a new kind of music Gracenote wants to offer to their listeners with each track signifying a journey. Composed by Eunice Jorge back in 2017, she shared that the song “…tells the story of a girl who’s trying to break down her walls for a guy para magkaroon sila ng connection then suddenly the guy left her in the middle of nowhere. So yung girl hindi niya alam saan siya pupunta.” The band mused how collaborative the experience was with their producer Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studio. The preparations for the series of music video shoots for their album “Small World” marked the birth of Eunice Jorge’s iconic ocean blue hair. Shot in Hongkong back in 2019, “City of Vulnerability” is the first song from their album they shot a music video for. The story is about strangers finding a connection with one another as they discover their place in the city. “…ang laki sobra ng city or ang laki ng mundo, pero once na magkaroon na ng connection, parang biglang lumiliit at pinagsasama kayo.” Eunice went on to define their latest album as an allegory of today’s connectivity and how music is able to bridge connections among people, making the world somehow appear smaller.   Gracenote, composed of members Eunice Jorge (composer/ vocalist), EJ Pichay (drums), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and Jazz Jorge (bass) has been in the music industry for 13 years. Their many years of friendship have been a solid foundation for their deep connection with one another but their equal commitment and passion for music are what kept them together this long as a band. With millions of streams on Spotify, Gracenote is once again set to give us all the feels with a song for everyone who was left hanging. “Gumawa kami ng lugar para sa mga taong hindi mahanap yung lugar nila or walang lugar sa isang tao.”
    Jun 03, 2021
  • 02 Jun 2021
    Mani Kontador is a quirky punk band residing in Laguna. Junee Abe (Guitar/Vocals), Rafael Gerardo (Bass/Vocals) and Ralph Rapiz (Drums) started performing as a band in May 2019. The band's sarcastic sense of humor, not just on the lyrics of their songs, but also on stage makes the crowd engaged during their electrifying and entertaining performance. The punk trio were constantly invited to different bars within their area. They were also able to open for known acts such as Brace Yourselves, Piledriver, Bita and the Botflies, Dong Abay, and New Zealand's Pale Lady, and Blu Fish. They were also featured on the facebook pages of some of Laguna's applauded event organizers like Musika Laguna, and Indie Laguna. But this is not to say that they cannot appear in articles outside Laguna. The band became one of the spotlights on the write-ups of BusinessMirror, u Do u, and Finite Fam. EP reviews from bloggers such as Mak N. Remington, and Mikoy Fernandez emerged too. As the band releases their first ever EP entitled "Nakain ng Social Media" last April 1, 2021, and songs being able to enter the regular playlists of radio stations like Jam88.3, RADYO KNTTN, Madhouse Music, and Duro Cabeza de Cavite, their fanbase continue to grow. The trio continue to show their eagerness to become one of the country's "must watch" acts. These three dudes might look hilarious on and off the stage, but they assure everyone that their materials will be done seriously, and passionately.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Mani Kontador is a quirky punk band residing in Laguna. Junee Abe (Guitar/Vocals), Rafael Gerardo (Bass/Vocals) and Ralph Rapiz (Drums) started performing as a band in May 2019. The band's sarcastic sense of humor, not just on the lyrics of their songs, but also on stage makes the crowd engaged during their electrifying and entertaining performance. The punk trio were constantly invited to different bars within their area. They were also able to open for known acts such as Brace Yourselves, Piledriver, Bita and the Botflies, Dong Abay, and New Zealand's Pale Lady, and Blu Fish. They were also featured on the facebook pages of some of Laguna's applauded event organizers like Musika Laguna, and Indie Laguna. But this is not to say that they cannot appear in articles outside Laguna. The band became one of the spotlights on the write-ups of BusinessMirror, u Do u, and Finite Fam. EP reviews from bloggers such as Mak N. Remington, and Mikoy Fernandez emerged too. As the band releases their first ever EP entitled "Nakain ng Social Media" last April 1, 2021, and songs being able to enter the regular playlists of radio stations like Jam88.3, RADYO KNTTN, Madhouse Music, and Duro Cabeza de Cavite, their fanbase continue to grow. The trio continue to show their eagerness to become one of the country's "must watch" acts. These three dudes might look hilarious on and off the stage, but they assure everyone that their materials will be done seriously, and passionately.
    Jun 02, 2021
  • 01 Jun 2021
    Manila, Philippines June 2021 – To celebrate the much-anticipated release of Coldplay’s new single, “Higher Power”, Warner Music Philippines partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that focuses on global reforestation, to plant trees across the globe and help restore forests.Inspired by the British rock band’s commitment to being climate positive and eco-conscious, the Warner Music Philippines team planted 600 trees in forests in the Philippines in behalf of the label’s friends in the media and the press as it announced the new single. Tree recipients were then sent personalized digital planting certificates that they can share online. The reforestation initiative replaced traditional press kits for the campaign and became the label’s way to strengthen the band’s pledge to focus on sustainability.Listen to Coldplay’s newest single, “Higher Power” available on all streaming platforms.  ONE TREE PLANTED One Tree Planted is a non-profit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Manila, Philippines June 2021 – To celebrate the much-anticipated release of Coldplay’s new single, “Higher Power”, Warner Music Philippines partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that focuses on global reforestation, to plant trees across the globe and help restore forests.Inspired by the British rock band’s commitment to being climate positive and eco-conscious, the Warner Music Philippines team planted 600 trees in forests in the Philippines in behalf of the label’s friends in the media and the press as it announced the new single. Tree recipients were then sent personalized digital planting certificates that they can share online. The reforestation initiative replaced traditional press kits for the campaign and became the label’s way to strengthen the band’s pledge to focus on sustainability.Listen to Coldplay’s newest single, “Higher Power” available on all streaming platforms.  ONE TREE PLANTED One Tree Planted is a non-profit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
    Jun 01, 2021
  • 28 May 2021
    Christian Tomacruz, popularly known as TOMA, is a Filipino musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Snakefight and Jejaview as the primary vocalist is going through a very tough period in his life and according to MRI pictures, a tumor has formed in his brain, necessitating surgery. His kidneys have also been affected by his gout, Jejaview said that Toma is courageous in facing adversity, this will be his toughest test yet. They are humbly reaching you and knocking on your hearts to seek whatever assistance you may be able to offer.Here are the details for GCash or bank transfer. BDO Account Number: 007410077562Account Name: LORENZO F TUAZON GCASH: 09993547886 
  • Christian Tomacruz, popularly known as TOMA, is a Filipino musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Snakefight and Jejaview as the primary vocalist is going through a very tough period in his life and according to MRI pictures, a tumor has formed in his brain, necessitating surgery. His kidneys have also been affected by his gout, Jejaview said that Toma is courageous in facing adversity, this will be his toughest test yet. They are humbly reaching you and knocking on your hearts to seek whatever assistance you may be able to offer.Here are the details for GCash or bank transfer. BDO Account Number: 007410077562Account Name: LORENZO F TUAZON GCASH: 09993547886 
    May 28, 2021
  • 27 May 2021
    Negra! Egot! Puwet ng kaldero!Every dark-skinned child in Filpino societies is no stranger to colorism -- no stranger to how unkind the world is to those blessed with a bit more melanin. We live in a country where we are made to feel ashamed of our pigments and brainwashed into thinking that papaya soaps and skin bleaches are the elixirs of beauty.However, it has not always been like this.Before Spaniard ships sailed to the shores of the Philippines, pre-colonial Filipinos celebrated the rich color of their brown skin and saw it as a gift from Bathala. Proud of the shade that covers their body, it was a common practice to treat the skin as a beautiful brown canvas and embellish it with symbolic tattoos. More than that, the pre-colonial idea of beauty and status was not measured through one’s skin color, but rather through one’s contribution to the tribe.But then the white men came and redefined beauty to their favor.To make the natives feel submissive, the Spaniards poisoned the Filipino concept of beauty. Positioning themselves as the new pale tyrants, they controlled the natives by calling them Indios to prey on their self-esteem and equating their dark skin into poverty and illiteracy. This oppressive messaging became so ingrained that it made Filipinos internalize the hate towards their own skin for centuries to come.Hence, colorism is a remnant of the dark days of colonial rule and is a betrayal to our forefathers.Today, we need to make a choice. Will we continue to allow skin color to be the leash that strangles Filipino societies, or will we finally break free from the chains of our yesterday and realize that our pigments hold the blueprint of beauty? Now more than ever, we need to honor the brown legacy of our ancestors and embrace that we truly are kayumanggi.Beyond Being BrownThe fight to reclaim our culture starts with the youth.In this digital age when it is easy to forget our country’s humble roots, AIESEC in UPM presents Kayumanggi, an initiative to make the new generations appreciate our colorful pre-colonial culture. With the theme “Celebrating the identity and heritage of the Filipino people,” Kayumanggi offers the youth a free chance to immerse themselves into the lives of our ancestors through a variety of youth-centered events from May 27-29, 2021.More than sending a message about being proud of our skin color, Kayumanggi also aims to spread the love for our ancestral culture through seminars and workshops about pre-colonial folklore and mythology, Filipino pop culture, songwriting, and acting, among others. Moreover, a watch party of Sunday Beauty Queen, a critically applauded documentary about Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, will show how the Filipino concept of community from the pre-colonial period survived the test of time and assimilated into modernity. This feast of Filipino culture will end with music and laughter during the much-anticipated benefit concert.But wait, there’s more!Without a doubt, what makes Kayumanggi truly special is its strong roster of resource speakers, each of whom is a remarkable Filipino highly respected in their field. To open this 3-day event, Leni Robredo, the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, will be giving her opening remarks.It’s hard not to be enticed to sign up for this event when the seminars, workshops, and forums will be headed by Vilma Santos-Recto, the Star for All Seasons; Shamaine Buencamino, an esteemed actress; APO Hiking Society’s Jim Paredes, and Dr. Alvin Yapan, a Palanca winner, among others. Joining them in cultivating a love for Filipino heritage will be Jerome Ong, Dr. Edwin Antonio, Frederick Barcelo, Inna Maristella Garcia, Jerlyn Mendog Noa, Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., Riza Bulawan, Louie John A Sanchez, Dr. Fernando Zialcita, and Gil Namabatac.Furthermore, to truly touch the lives of more Filipinos, Kayumanggi will also funnel the donations received into its beneficiary partners --- Liyang Network, an advocacy network that seeks to echo the voices of environmental and humanitarian rights defenders in Mindanao; and Sabokahan, a grassroots organization that empowers Lumad women. Indeed, supporting Kayumanggi also means amplifying the voices that are so often silenced in our society.Hence, to give a platform to these unheard whispers, AIESEC in UPM is accepting donations through various channels namely:Gcash Jireh Jay Lemuel N. Bermejo 0928 504 1677BPI Jireh Jay Lemuel N. Bermejo 394 9088 471BDO Andres Q. Manuel 0052 4029 8980
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  • Negra! Egot! Puwet ng kaldero!Every dark-skinned child in Filpino societies is no stranger to colorism -- no stranger to how unkind the world is to those blessed with a bit more melanin. We live in a country where we are made to feel ashamed of our pigments and brainwashed into thinking that papaya soaps and skin bleaches are the elixirs of beauty.However, it has not always been like this.Before Spaniard ships sailed to the shores of the Philippines, pre-colonial Filipinos celebrated the rich color of their brown skin and saw it as a gift from Bathala. Proud of the shade that covers their body, it was a common practice to treat the skin as a beautiful brown canvas and embellish it with symbolic tattoos. More than that, the pre-colonial idea of beauty and status was not measured through one’s skin color, but rather through one’s contribution to the tribe.But then the white men came and redefined beauty to their favor.To make the natives feel submissive, the Spaniards poisoned the Filipino concept of beauty. Positioning themselves as the new pale tyrants, they controlled the natives by calling them Indios to prey on their self-esteem and equating their dark skin into poverty and illiteracy. This oppressive messaging became so ingrained that it made Filipinos internalize the hate towards their own skin for centuries to come.Hence, colorism is a remnant of the dark days of colonial rule and is a betrayal to our forefathers.Today, we need to make a choice. Will we continue to allow skin color to be the leash that strangles Filipino societies, or will we finally break free from the chains of our yesterday and realize that our pigments hold the blueprint of beauty? Now more than ever, we need to honor the brown legacy of our ancestors and embrace that we truly are kayumanggi.Beyond Being BrownThe fight to reclaim our culture starts with the youth.In this digital age when it is easy to forget our country’s humble roots, AIESEC in UPM presents Kayumanggi, an initiative to make the new generations appreciate our colorful pre-colonial culture. With the theme “Celebrating the identity and heritage of the Filipino people,” Kayumanggi offers the youth a free chance to immerse themselves into the lives of our ancestors through a variety of youth-centered events from May 27-29, 2021.More than sending a message about being proud of our skin color, Kayumanggi also aims to spread the love for our ancestral culture through seminars and workshops about pre-colonial folklore and mythology, Filipino pop culture, songwriting, and acting, among others. Moreover, a watch party of Sunday Beauty Queen, a critically applauded documentary about Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, will show how the Filipino concept of community from the pre-colonial period survived the test of time and assimilated into modernity. This feast of Filipino culture will end with music and laughter during the much-anticipated benefit concert.But wait, there’s more!Without a doubt, what makes Kayumanggi truly special is its strong roster of resource speakers, each of whom is a remarkable Filipino highly respected in their field. To open this 3-day event, Leni Robredo, the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, will be giving her opening remarks.It’s hard not to be enticed to sign up for this event when the seminars, workshops, and forums will be headed by Vilma Santos-Recto, the Star for All Seasons; Shamaine Buencamino, an esteemed actress; APO Hiking Society’s Jim Paredes, and Dr. Alvin Yapan, a Palanca winner, among others. Joining them in cultivating a love for Filipino heritage will be Jerome Ong, Dr. Edwin Antonio, Frederick Barcelo, Inna Maristella Garcia, Jerlyn Mendog Noa, Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., Riza Bulawan, Louie John A Sanchez, Dr. Fernando Zialcita, and Gil Namabatac.Furthermore, to truly touch the lives of more Filipinos, Kayumanggi will also funnel the donations received into its beneficiary partners --- Liyang Network, an advocacy network that seeks to echo the voices of environmental and humanitarian rights defenders in Mindanao; and Sabokahan, a grassroots organization that empowers Lumad women. Indeed, supporting Kayumanggi also means amplifying the voices that are so often silenced in our society.Hence, to give a platform to these unheard whispers, AIESEC in UPM is accepting donations through various channels namely:Gcash Jireh Jay Lemuel N. Bermejo 0928 504 1677BPI Jireh Jay Lemuel N. Bermejo 394 9088 471BDO Andres Q. Manuel 0052 4029 8980
    May 27, 2021
  • 27 May 2021
    Written By: Michael Vincent DomantayOn May 26, 2021, Gabby Alipe released a new track called "Sun and Moon." According to Gabby's social media, the Sun and Moon single is the first of a few. He hopes to release and share his music with anybody who is willing to listen and vibe with him. Photo Credits:@Eviedensya He released his new single in the middle of a complete lunar eclipse that occurred on the same day, so it's nice to experience the vibrations of his music, which makes sense because it corresponds to the celestial event.  “Sun and Moon” is now available on all of your favorite platforms.  
  • Written By: Michael Vincent DomantayOn May 26, 2021, Gabby Alipe released a new track called "Sun and Moon." According to Gabby's social media, the Sun and Moon single is the first of a few. He hopes to release and share his music with anybody who is willing to listen and vibe with him. Photo Credits:@Eviedensya He released his new single in the middle of a complete lunar eclipse that occurred on the same day, so it's nice to experience the vibrations of his music, which makes sense because it corresponds to the celestial event.  “Sun and Moon” is now available on all of your favorite platforms.  
    May 27, 2021
  • 27 May 2021
    Following their viral song "Ikaw Lang", NOBITA releases an English love song in "The Search is Over". The song is a coming-of-age track that narrates finally finding the elusive "One" that you have been searching for. A laid back tune with prominent beautiful acoustic guitars layered with poignant drops of piano that brings the song to a wonderful cinematic peak and slowly fades out to end much like a closing of a movie. About the Artist:NOBITA is a 5-piece pop rock band that brings a unique take on hugot love songs, evident in their name which was taken from Japanese-Katakana characters, means "to grow up strong and clear". The band's layered arrangements are reminiscent of old school Pinoy rock, mixed with intricate vocal blending. Born in Valenzuela, NOBITA is made up of Jaeson, Sam, Mark, Lester, and Richmond. The band made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious battle of the bands, Muziklaban. Since their loss, the band continued to create and release music with their song "Vie" breaking into the Pinoy MYX Countdown in 2020, eventually leading to the viral track “Ikaw Lang,” and signing under Sony Music Philippines in 2021. 
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  • Following their viral song "Ikaw Lang", NOBITA releases an English love song in "The Search is Over". The song is a coming-of-age track that narrates finally finding the elusive "One" that you have been searching for. A laid back tune with prominent beautiful acoustic guitars layered with poignant drops of piano that brings the song to a wonderful cinematic peak and slowly fades out to end much like a closing of a movie. About the Artist:NOBITA is a 5-piece pop rock band that brings a unique take on hugot love songs, evident in their name which was taken from Japanese-Katakana characters, means "to grow up strong and clear". The band's layered arrangements are reminiscent of old school Pinoy rock, mixed with intricate vocal blending. Born in Valenzuela, NOBITA is made up of Jaeson, Sam, Mark, Lester, and Richmond. The band made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious battle of the bands, Muziklaban. Since their loss, the band continued to create and release music with their song "Vie" breaking into the Pinoy MYX Countdown in 2020, eventually leading to the viral track “Ikaw Lang,” and signing under Sony Music Philippines in 2021. 
    May 27, 2021
  • 26 May 2021
    Spotify Philippines Most-Streamed Artist for 2019, Alternative Rock band December Avenue just drop their latest single "Drive" on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.The band also released a behind-the-scenes for the song on their official YouTube Channel - December Avenue (https://www.youtube.com/user/decemberavenue). Zel Bautista, band's frontman said they're planning to release a bunch of songs, and most of it will go back to their roots."Drive" is now available in you favorite digital platforms.
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  • Spotify Philippines Most-Streamed Artist for 2019, Alternative Rock band December Avenue just drop their latest single "Drive" on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.The band also released a behind-the-scenes for the song on their official YouTube Channel - December Avenue (https://www.youtube.com/user/decemberavenue). Zel Bautista, band's frontman said they're planning to release a bunch of songs, and most of it will go back to their roots."Drive" is now available in you favorite digital platforms.
    May 26, 2021
  • 14 May 2021
    Australian Pop-Punk band, Yours Truly just drop their latest Music Video for their single "Siamese Souls" on Wednesday, 12th of May 2021, and it was uploaded on UNFD official YouTube Channel (https://bit.ly/33ISPDK). "Siamese Souls" was also included from the band's recent album entitled "Self Care" that was released last year, 2020 and it's even the first track from the said album. Vocalist Mikaila Delgado explains: "[The song is] about sugar-coating the fate of a relationship by looking towards astrology... It can be so easy to become ignorant to the reality of the situation because you convince yourself the universe is bigger than you." - via Upset Magazine (https://bit.ly/3odU5Z1)Yours Truly is composed of Mikaila Delgado on vocals, Teddie Winder-Haron and Lachlan Cronin on guitars, and Brad Cronan on drums.For more music and info about the band, you can like and follow them on their socials below:Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourstrulypoppunk/Twitter: @YoursTruly_BandInstagram: @yourstruly_BandSpotify: Yours Truly (https://spoti.fi/33Logxf)YouTube: Yours Truly Official Band (https://bit.ly/3btogWK)
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  • Australian Pop-Punk band, Yours Truly just drop their latest Music Video for their single "Siamese Souls" on Wednesday, 12th of May 2021, and it was uploaded on UNFD official YouTube Channel (https://bit.ly/33ISPDK). "Siamese Souls" was also included from the band's recent album entitled "Self Care" that was released last year, 2020 and it's even the first track from the said album. Vocalist Mikaila Delgado explains: "[The song is] about sugar-coating the fate of a relationship by looking towards astrology... It can be so easy to become ignorant to the reality of the situation because you convince yourself the universe is bigger than you." - via Upset Magazine (https://bit.ly/3odU5Z1)Yours Truly is composed of Mikaila Delgado on vocals, Teddie Winder-Haron and Lachlan Cronin on guitars, and Brad Cronan on drums.For more music and info about the band, you can like and follow them on their socials below:Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourstrulypoppunk/Twitter: @YoursTruly_BandInstagram: @yourstruly_BandSpotify: Yours Truly (https://spoti.fi/33Logxf)YouTube: Yours Truly Official Band (https://bit.ly/3btogWK)
    May 14, 2021
  • 14 May 2021
    As the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention,” but in the case of rising singer/songwriter Joe Vince, music has always been such a driving force in his life, that it’s both evolution and re-invention that has kept him on his toes, and has him continually producing sure-fire singles that resonate with so many listeners who have a penchant for both honest lyricism and arresting melodies.      And he’s about to do it again this 2021, with his latest single “Hilik,” now available on all major digital music platforms and streaming services.      Melodically soaring and characteristically well-crafted and arranged, Joe Vince finds himself taking a different approach - in contrast to his previous R&B sensibilities – by leaning towards his strengths and talent for both delicate phrases and enchanting harmonies, and his current admiration for folk-sounding music.     “I wanted to be focused on telling a story, as opposed to just producing a song that would highlight vocal melodies,” shared Joe Vince, as he admitted that the project was his way of breaking into new ground, after being inspired by local Filipino folk artists like Johnoy Danao and Noel Cabangon a few years back in 2017. “When I was writing the song, there was also an attempt to structure chords in a way that they alone could convey emotions, instead of having the vocals do that,” he added, acknowledging the departure from his trademark, falsetto-laden singles he released previously.     When asked about the lyrical inspiration for the song, Joe Vince – a native Cebuano – shared: “I wrote it for someone I met online, who I talked-to for hours, and really connected-with…”  he starts and continues: “she actually fell asleep… and I could hear her gently snoring on the other end of the line, and I felt it was because there was this overwhelming sense of comfort [we both felt] of not being alone…  it was such a strong feeling, that I wrote this song in six hours and gave it to her. It’s as raw and emotional as it was when I wrote it, and I didn’t change much when I formally recorded it, so I’m pretty happy with how it turned-out,” he finishes.    And now listeners can experience that same powerful connection and enjoy the soothing single, and hopefully, find it to be the perfect lullaby that’ll offer both comfort and a much-needed sense of peace. FIN   “Hilik” is available for streaming on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Deezer and other digital music platforms.    To learn more about Joe Vince, please visit:   https://www.joevincemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jvnce https://www.instagram.com/jvncex/   To learn more about evosound, please visit: evosound.com ____________________ evosound | A label of Evolution Music Group T.     +852 2791 9104 F.     +852 2791 9153 W.    www.evomg.com E.     [email protected]  
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  • As the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention,” but in the case of rising singer/songwriter Joe Vince, music has always been such a driving force in his life, that it’s both evolution and re-invention that has kept him on his toes, and has him continually producing sure-fire singles that resonate with so many listeners who have a penchant for both honest lyricism and arresting melodies.      And he’s about to do it again this 2021, with his latest single “Hilik,” now available on all major digital music platforms and streaming services.      Melodically soaring and characteristically well-crafted and arranged, Joe Vince finds himself taking a different approach - in contrast to his previous R&B sensibilities – by leaning towards his strengths and talent for both delicate phrases and enchanting harmonies, and his current admiration for folk-sounding music.     “I wanted to be focused on telling a story, as opposed to just producing a song that would highlight vocal melodies,” shared Joe Vince, as he admitted that the project was his way of breaking into new ground, after being inspired by local Filipino folk artists like Johnoy Danao and Noel Cabangon a few years back in 2017. “When I was writing the song, there was also an attempt to structure chords in a way that they alone could convey emotions, instead of having the vocals do that,” he added, acknowledging the departure from his trademark, falsetto-laden singles he released previously.     When asked about the lyrical inspiration for the song, Joe Vince – a native Cebuano – shared: “I wrote it for someone I met online, who I talked-to for hours, and really connected-with…”  he starts and continues: “she actually fell asleep… and I could hear her gently snoring on the other end of the line, and I felt it was because there was this overwhelming sense of comfort [we both felt] of not being alone…  it was such a strong feeling, that I wrote this song in six hours and gave it to her. It’s as raw and emotional as it was when I wrote it, and I didn’t change much when I formally recorded it, so I’m pretty happy with how it turned-out,” he finishes.    And now listeners can experience that same powerful connection and enjoy the soothing single, and hopefully, find it to be the perfect lullaby that’ll offer both comfort and a much-needed sense of peace. FIN   “Hilik” is available for streaming on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Deezer and other digital music platforms.    To learn more about Joe Vince, please visit:   https://www.joevincemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jvnce https://www.instagram.com/jvncex/   To learn more about evosound, please visit: evosound.com ____________________ evosound | A label of Evolution Music Group T.     +852 2791 9104 F.     +852 2791 9153 W.    www.evomg.com E.     [email protected]  
    May 14, 2021
  • 14 May 2021
    Acclaimed and award-winning solo artists Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal are coming together for a virtual concert that offers an exciting music experience at the comforts of every music fan’s home.Literally defined as “breaking free,” ALPAS is a digital show produced by kumu, an online community platform for livestreamers, and GNN Entertainment, a Manila-based music events and PR agency. The event is a flagship effort between the two producers to keep the live music scene alive while public life is on lockdown. With new security and health protocols in place, the virtual showcase will be shot in advance somewhere in a ‘familiar’ music venue that serves as second home to a lot of progressive-leaning acts and independent bands, and in Spain, where one of its artists, Kitchie Nadal is currently based. Expect the iconic singer-songwriters to perform their biggest hits and rarities in a stripped-down format, and collaborate for a special ‘medley’ number arranged by renowned musical director, Ronaldo Tomas.“Music feels more essential than usual in the time of pandemic,” kumu Live Events Manager Lorraine Alelis shares in a statement. “It’s quite challenging to find a sustainable workaround to help artists connect with their fans and implement welcoming developments in the virtual concert space. ALPAS is our way to support the live music scene as we transition into the new normal. Thanks to GNN, we’re given an opportunity to push boundaries, build a system around it, and help more people in the concert industry who have lost jobs.”ALPAS marks the first time that the six top-notch performers will be equally headlining a show after having performed as solo acts or part of a collective. Through the years, the singer-songwriter trio (Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas) have staged three-peat sold-out concerts at the Music Museum (2x) and Kia Theatre (1x) in 2015, 2016 and 2018 respectively, while the queens of alternative rock (Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis and Kitchie Nadal) have performed as a group in two sold-out concerts at the Music Museum in 2016 and 2017, and a benefit virtual concert in 2020 to raise funds for the employees of indie music venues in Metro Manila. All these shows were organized and produced by GNN Entertainment.The online show is slated to premiere on June 5, 2021 from 6pm onwards. Tickets for ALPAS are now available for purchase via kumu, with a price of P499 for general admission. For details on how to buy tickets, go to this site: www.kumu.live
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  • Acclaimed and award-winning solo artists Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal are coming together for a virtual concert that offers an exciting music experience at the comforts of every music fan’s home.Literally defined as “breaking free,” ALPAS is a digital show produced by kumu, an online community platform for livestreamers, and GNN Entertainment, a Manila-based music events and PR agency. The event is a flagship effort between the two producers to keep the live music scene alive while public life is on lockdown. With new security and health protocols in place, the virtual showcase will be shot in advance somewhere in a ‘familiar’ music venue that serves as second home to a lot of progressive-leaning acts and independent bands, and in Spain, where one of its artists, Kitchie Nadal is currently based. Expect the iconic singer-songwriters to perform their biggest hits and rarities in a stripped-down format, and collaborate for a special ‘medley’ number arranged by renowned musical director, Ronaldo Tomas.“Music feels more essential than usual in the time of pandemic,” kumu Live Events Manager Lorraine Alelis shares in a statement. “It’s quite challenging to find a sustainable workaround to help artists connect with their fans and implement welcoming developments in the virtual concert space. ALPAS is our way to support the live music scene as we transition into the new normal. Thanks to GNN, we’re given an opportunity to push boundaries, build a system around it, and help more people in the concert industry who have lost jobs.”ALPAS marks the first time that the six top-notch performers will be equally headlining a show after having performed as solo acts or part of a collective. Through the years, the singer-songwriter trio (Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas) have staged three-peat sold-out concerts at the Music Museum (2x) and Kia Theatre (1x) in 2015, 2016 and 2018 respectively, while the queens of alternative rock (Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis and Kitchie Nadal) have performed as a group in two sold-out concerts at the Music Museum in 2016 and 2017, and a benefit virtual concert in 2020 to raise funds for the employees of indie music venues in Metro Manila. All these shows were organized and produced by GNN Entertainment.The online show is slated to premiere on June 5, 2021 from 6pm onwards. Tickets for ALPAS are now available for purchase via kumu, with a price of P499 for general admission. For details on how to buy tickets, go to this site: www.kumu.live
    May 14, 2021
  • 13 May 2021
    For aspiring artists and musicians, grab this opportunity quickly!Posted on his Facebook account, music professional and artist, Steve Frank Badiola’s Basic Music Production is still accepting new signups. He also opens his profile for Mixing and Mastering Services inquiries.For interested applicants/inquiries, you can shoot your messages to Steve through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stevebadiola.music.art/
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • For aspiring artists and musicians, grab this opportunity quickly!Posted on his Facebook account, music professional and artist, Steve Frank Badiola’s Basic Music Production is still accepting new signups. He also opens his profile for Mixing and Mastering Services inquiries.For interested applicants/inquiries, you can shoot your messages to Steve through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stevebadiola.music.art/
    May 13, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece!‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17.According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters.This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together. You can watch the official lyric video here:Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus. Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases! DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
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  • And no, you do not need to ask permission to stream this masterpiece!‘Pwede Ba’ lyric video premiers under Tower of Doom Music, tracked, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton on April 17.According to Carissa, they kept this song a secret to surprise her supporters.This track is about a girl who longed to be noticed by someone she's spying on from afar, hoping that they’ll end up together. You can watch the official lyric video here:Carissa Ramos was known for playing the main character on December Avenue: Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig Official MV in 2017. She’s also the former bassist of the band, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus. Check out Carissa's Facebook page and get the latest updates on her latest releases! DOWNLOAD | Join our community of fans and musicians, listen to music, chat, match, browse events, upload your covers and originals, request songs from your favorite artists, and more! To register, download Rakista Radio app for Android now.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
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  • A lot is going on around us these days, and we all need a little breather for it. Well, worry no more! Just sit back, relax, feel the chill, and reminisce your best memories with your best people as Fridge releases their double-track entitled "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" under Ivory Music & Video on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. Both songs are recorded by the band, and mixed, and mastered by Jam Bumanlag at Nineworkz Productions.  The song offers nothing but good vibes. Delivering a tight and right message with nostalgic feels in their very own way. A combination of driven tones with two-handed riffs, slappy bass lines with very versatile and on-point drum fills, filled with soothing vocals with tidbits of shouting here and there.   It focuses on one of the most important things in life -- family. It gives a firm and powerful depiction that whatever happens to you, there's always someone who keeps you going. As we all know, "Tahanan" or home is not literally a place (well, it can be at some point), but it's more of a feeling and emotion. A safe space where you are most genuine, a place where you have the most important people in your life -- that's where the real home is.   "While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having that "pahinga sa nakakapagod nating mundo". It's a thank you song to the best people who's always been there for us through ups and downs. Those people who show us that real, authentic, and unconditional love still does exist. To those people who never give up on us, no matter what happens. This is for you. And we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, with all our hypothalamus." Fridge's vocalist, Franz Santiago said.   "Tahanan" and "Tahanan (At Pahinga) - Acoustic Version" are now available on all digital platforms. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
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  • PhilPop returns this year with a digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines.   Now ready to implement a more inclusive but intensive approach to mentorship and training, the country’s premier songwriting institution will be holding a 14-week program for aspiring participants to learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.   Dubbed “PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders,” the songwriting mentorship campaign will push through in a virtual setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home.   With the challenges of mounting a bootcamp in the time of pandemic, PhilPop remains committed in being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. “We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.”   PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explains that apart from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also collaborating with some of the coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program suited to a virtual environment. “This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic. Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”   This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more.   Apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, Gab Cabangon takes pride of PhilPop’s more expansive programming that were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop. He shares, “The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”   For those who want to be part of this year’s PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders, log on to PhilPop’s official siteto register. Application period starts from May 7 to June 25, 2021.   The digital songwriting bootcamp application  is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before June 9, 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must.   Those who are interested to join should be a Filipino citizen and must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.   PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
    May 07, 2021
  • 07 May 2021
    It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
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  • It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.
    May 07, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
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  • Julie Anne San Jose has the perfect song that would definitely make you feel good. Her latest single “Free” will instantly give you the energy that you need for the day. Aside from her exceptional talent in singing and dancing, she also showcased her rapper’s swag in her latest song.Alongside her music creation, Julie Anne San Jose performs every weekend onstage for All-Out Sundays and stars as the lead female cast for the weeknight show “Heartful Cafè”. Following the release of her latest song “FREE”, Julie Anne San Jose is yet to surprise her listeners with the song’s official music video set to release soon. Behind the song “FREE” was a team of genius producers both from the US and the Philippines — Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera and Ito Rapadas. Julie Anne San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. ‘FREE’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    May 06, 2021
  • 06 May 2021
    Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
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  • Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez has a new twist on one of the oldest recipes in their book! Come midnight on May 10, 2021, they are set to release their latest single, Sapagkat (feat. Trepp), on digital platforms worldwide!     Sapagkat was actually the first song written by Mark Enriquez, back in 2013. Since then, it has been a mainstay in the band's repertoire and has turned into a fan favorite. However, don't expect to hear the same song this time around. The band has spiced up the recipe with tasty surprises for you all to enjoy!     The track tells a familiar tale of infatuation. Boy meets girl, develops a crush, starts imagining a relationship, and something might've happened, if not for one big BUT. It is a story that a lot of us have gone through, and through Sapagkat, Mark shares his own experience. He writes about a girl whom he met on the first day of college... "Sapagkat siya'y, may boyfriend na pala [but, she had a boyfriend]."     The band, made up of Benjo Robles (Drums), Migui Bautista (Percussions), Iggy Montelibano (Bass), and RJ Pineda (Keys) all add their own flavors and experiences through their playing to create a sonic blend that is vivid enough for you to experience. This is all topped off by Rupert Dimalanta, or "Trepp," a talented MC who can turn any meal into a showstopper through his verse. When you put everything together, Sapagkat turns into an entrée that anyone and everyone will love.   Cover by Rice Lucido and Art Enriquez. If you want to see more of their art, follow Rice here and Art here.   Sapagkat was recorded at Line In Records. For queries about their studio, contact them here.   Sapagkat will be released with Island Records PH.
    May 06, 2021
  • 05 May 2021
    According to Zild, “this song started the whole record.”Dropped on Monday (May 2), Zild Benitez’s Official Music Video of “Huminga” garnered emotional reactions from netizens after its release. The video which was directed by Shaira Luna, creates a peaceful, rustic vibe, as Zild explores the green scenery under the clear sky while playing an acoustic guitar.“This time around, I feel like I touched on experiences I haven’t tapped for material before; specific stories like experiencing love for the first time, growing apart from your friends, isolation,” the 23-year old musician said in an interview.HUMINGA is now available on Spotify and all digital streaming platforms.REQUEST | You may request Zild Benitez’s HUMINGA on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • According to Zild, “this song started the whole record.”Dropped on Monday (May 2), Zild Benitez’s Official Music Video of “Huminga” garnered emotional reactions from netizens after its release. The video which was directed by Shaira Luna, creates a peaceful, rustic vibe, as Zild explores the green scenery under the clear sky while playing an acoustic guitar.“This time around, I feel like I touched on experiences I haven’t tapped for material before; specific stories like experiencing love for the first time, growing apart from your friends, isolation,” the 23-year old musician said in an interview.HUMINGA is now available on Spotify and all digital streaming platforms.REQUEST | You may request Zild Benitez’s HUMINGA on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    May 05, 2021
  • 27 Apr 2021
    Channeling some glitchy-retro vibe, Filipino rock quartet, ‘Oh, Flamingo!’, dropped the official music video of their single ‘Galit’ on Sunday.  Directed and edited by Anna Aguilar, the video itself delivers a powerful depiction of anger, rage, and frustrations.  ‘Galit’ is the band’s second single of the year.    Oh, Flamingo! is a four-piece Indie band from Manila formed in 2013. The band consists of Howard Luistro (vocals and guitar), Billie Dela Paz (vocals and bass), Pappu de Leon (guitar), and Pat Sarabia (drums) They were the winners of Wanderland’s pre-event band competition named ‘Wanderband’ in 2015.        REQUEST | You may request their songs to be played live on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Channeling some glitchy-retro vibe, Filipino rock quartet, ‘Oh, Flamingo!’, dropped the official music video of their single ‘Galit’ on Sunday.  Directed and edited by Anna Aguilar, the video itself delivers a powerful depiction of anger, rage, and frustrations.  ‘Galit’ is the band’s second single of the year.    Oh, Flamingo! is a four-piece Indie band from Manila formed in 2013. The band consists of Howard Luistro (vocals and guitar), Billie Dela Paz (vocals and bass), Pappu de Leon (guitar), and Pat Sarabia (drums) They were the winners of Wanderland’s pre-event band competition named ‘Wanderband’ in 2015.        REQUEST | You may request their songs to be played live on Rakista Radio App and Website. To request, simply download Rakista Radio App on Google Play.
    Apr 27, 2021