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  • 10 Jan 2023
    Kyle Juliano’s Rendition Of “Everything You Do” Gets An Emotionally Moving Music Video!   Kyle Juliano is once again ready to melt his listeners’ hearts with the release of his single “Everything You Do” under Universal Records Philippines. Produced by Mr. Ito Rapadas, Kyle’s rendition of this 2006 OPM hit song thrives in its swooning beat and rhythm. It showcases his remarkable vocal chops while staying true to the song’s genuinely romantic lyricism. “Everything You Do” proves the avid listeners of the young singer that he can always deliver anthemic tunes if he wants to. Supporting this release is a romantic music video starring Kyle himself and TikTok content creator Andrea So as his leading lady.  The four-minute visual is simply a tender depiction of romantic love. Wherever he goes, he feels the presence of the person he loves the most. He’s so madly in love that he sees her face even in the most mundane scenarios. (WATCH HERE) Kyle Juliano’s numbers on a streaming platform like Spotify has been consistent, with close to half a million monthly listeners. He aims to sustain or even surpass it with this new single. Stream “Everything You Do” right now!
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Kyle Juliano’s Rendition Of “Everything You Do” Gets An Emotionally Moving Music Video!   Kyle Juliano is once again ready to melt his listeners’ hearts with the release of his single “Everything You Do” under Universal Records Philippines. Produced by Mr. Ito Rapadas, Kyle’s rendition of this 2006 OPM hit song thrives in its swooning beat and rhythm. It showcases his remarkable vocal chops while staying true to the song’s genuinely romantic lyricism. “Everything You Do” proves the avid listeners of the young singer that he can always deliver anthemic tunes if he wants to. Supporting this release is a romantic music video starring Kyle himself and TikTok content creator Andrea So as his leading lady.  The four-minute visual is simply a tender depiction of romantic love. Wherever he goes, he feels the presence of the person he loves the most. He’s so madly in love that he sees her face even in the most mundane scenarios. (WATCH HERE) Kyle Juliano’s numbers on a streaming platform like Spotify has been consistent, with close to half a million monthly listeners. He aims to sustain or even surpass it with this new single. Stream “Everything You Do” right now!
    Jan 10, 2023
  • 05 Jan 2023
    Ebe Dancel marks 20th anniversary of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with campus-themed music fair The Itchyworms, Johnoy Danao, and Cheats are also joining the multi-awarded hitmaker to celebrate the enduring legacy of the iconic debut album       Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website   Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website   Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ebe Dancel marks 20th anniversary of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with campus-themed music fair The Itchyworms, Johnoy Danao, and Cheats are also joining the multi-awarded hitmaker to celebrate the enduring legacy of the iconic debut album       Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website   Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website   Manila, Philippines, January 3 2023 – Filipino alternative rock icon Ebe Dancel celebrates the enduring legacy of Sugarfree’s Sa Wakas with an experiential treat that brings to mind the colorful vibe of UP Fair and the intimacy of a packed, outdoor event. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he brings to life the classic anthems that define an entire generation. The highly anticipated show will take place at 123 Block, Mandala Park on January 28, 2022 (Saturday), from 4:30pm onwards, and feature a full-length, all-Sugafree set by Ebe Dancel, with special participation of Mitch Singson, as well as guest performances by Cheats, Johnoy Danao, The Itchyworms and more. To make the celebration more special and personal, important personalities who were part of making Sa Wakas will also be gracing the event, either as performers or as special guests. Not only will there be live music, but Mandala Park will also be turned into an amusement venue with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts booths, record and book stores, food stands, and other immersive activities. “At the core of Sa Wakas is nostalgia shaped by bittersweet memories and adolescent discoveries,” says Ian Urrutia, PR and Marketing Director of GNN Entertainment Productions. “We want to honor the impact of Sugarfree’s debut album by reliving the simple joys of going to college or university fairs with friends, family, and loved ones. Looking back doesn’t have to be getting stuck in the past. Sometimes, it’s okay to experience the old times with fondness and a different perspective as it gives new meaning to these memories. We’re finding means not to reimagine Sa Wakas, but to celebrate it: a record that feels like a tight embrace at the end of the dark days.” Backspacer Records, one of the co-presenters of the show, also shared their excitement in mounting a celebration of this caliber. “It has always been our aim at Backspacer Records to help channel music from the past into the present through our vinyl record releases. In the past year, we have successfully produced and released Ebe Dancel’s Bawat Daan and Habangbuhay albums on vinyl. And now, for the first time, we get to bring you a live music experience with the Sa Wakas 20th Anniversary show. As Ebe Dancel’s fans since his Sugarfree days, this is such a treat for us: to mark this important milestone with a throwback celebration, complete with a fun and laid-back college fair vibe. This night will definitely be a nostalgia trip, full of reminiscing while singing along to songs that have become the soundtracks of our youth.” Special merch will be sold exclusively at the venue, and select Ebe Dancel albums and other important local/foreign records will be available via Backspacer Records. SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Backspacer Records, in partnership with 123 Block and Balcony Entertainment. Tickets to SA WAKAS: 20th Anniversary Celebration are available for purchase starting January 3 (Tuesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/sawakas20.   Ticket prices are as follows: Regular: ₱1,300.00 VIP with M&G and signed poster: ₱1,800.00 VIP with vinyl bundle and M&G (limited): available at Backspacer Records’ official website
    Jan 05, 2023
  • 29 Dec 2022
    Announcement – Multi-platinum rock band SIMPLE PLAN is bringing their ‘The Harder Than It Looks Tour’ in Southeast Asia 2023 to Manila and Davao. The Canadian band will be performing in Manila on March 11, 2023 Friday at the New Frontier Theater and in Davao on March 13, 2023 Sunday at the SMX Convention Center Davao.Simple Plan boasts worldwide sales topping 10 million, with chart-topping hits in the Philippines like “Perfect”, “I’m Just A Kid”, “Welcome To My Life”, “Jet Lag”, “Addicted”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Shut Up!” and “Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me?)”. Accolades include a 2005 Teen Choice Award, 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award, 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, 2012 Yahoo! Canadian Impact Award, 2012 NRJ award and the 2013 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.The Montreal-based band have remained an international sensation for over 20 years with worldwide sales topping 10 million and over 1 billion streams across all streaming platforms! The #ImJustAKid trend on Tik Tok has over 4.3 billion views and the #ImJustAKidChallenge hashtag has over 590.9 million views and counting. Plus, they’ve received numerous awards and accolades the world over, and to date they have performed for insatiable audiences in over 60 countries. Tickets to Simple Plan’s ‘The Harder Than It Looks Tour’ in Manila will go on-sale on January 15 via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets nationwide. For Davao, it will also go on-sale on the same day via SMTickets.com and SM Tickets outlets nationwide. #SimplePlanTour2023 Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for more updates. 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Announcement – Multi-platinum rock band SIMPLE PLAN is bringing their ‘The Harder Than It Looks Tour’ in Southeast Asia 2023 to Manila and Davao. The Canadian band will be performing in Manila on March 11, 2023 Friday at the New Frontier Theater and in Davao on March 13, 2023 Sunday at the SMX Convention Center Davao.Simple Plan boasts worldwide sales topping 10 million, with chart-topping hits in the Philippines like “Perfect”, “I’m Just A Kid”, “Welcome To My Life”, “Jet Lag”, “Addicted”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Shut Up!” and “Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me?)”. Accolades include a 2005 Teen Choice Award, 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award, 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, 2012 Yahoo! Canadian Impact Award, 2012 NRJ award and the 2013 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.The Montreal-based band have remained an international sensation for over 20 years with worldwide sales topping 10 million and over 1 billion streams across all streaming platforms! The #ImJustAKid trend on Tik Tok has over 4.3 billion views and the #ImJustAKidChallenge hashtag has over 590.9 million views and counting. Plus, they’ve received numerous awards and accolades the world over, and to date they have performed for insatiable audiences in over 60 countries. Tickets to Simple Plan’s ‘The Harder Than It Looks Tour’ in Manila will go on-sale on January 15 via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets nationwide. For Davao, it will also go on-sale on the same day via SMTickets.com and SM Tickets outlets nationwide. #SimplePlanTour2023 Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for more updates. 
    Dec 29, 2022
  • 29 Dec 2022
    Ace Banzuelo, of Mercury, Sof Abrogar, and Alex Bruce come together to reinterpret The Eraserheads’ timeless classicsMore Sony Music Philippines artists join the Eheads nostalgia party with their fresh take on “Ang Huling El Bimbo” and “Superproxy”   Following the positive reviews that SB19 and NOBITA earned for their unique spin on The Eraserheads’ beloved classics, more OPM acts have come together to pay tribute to the country’s biggest and most influential band of all time.Multi-hyphenate pop soloist Ace Banzuelo reinterprets “Ang Huling El Bimbo” with intimate, soul-crushing details. Transforming the epic anthem into a spacey jam, the young hitmaker peels back the layers of the original with his brooding, bedroom-pop styling. He imprints his own identity to the material, while valuing the lyrical profundity and awe-inspiring bigness of the original.As Banzuelo puts it, “It's great that I'm allowed to give it the sound and approach that I want. A lot of the original was kept, but a lot was taken away. This project became meaningful to me throughout the process because I was producing it as if I had written the song."Alt-rock newcomers of Mercury and Any Name’s Okay vocalist Sof Abrogar join young hip-hop virtuoso Alex Bruce in reinterpreting “Superproxy,” a cross-genre smash originally performed by The Eraserheads and legendary rap icon Francis M. The newly formed ensemble breathed new life into the timeless tune with a more jagged sonic direction that sounds both retro and futuristic at the same time.“It was honestly an honor for us to be able to cover an Eheads song and be able to incorporate our own flavor into it,” says of Mercury in a collective statement. “I think we pretty much did our own thing, but left the structures and melody of the song. It was a pretty tricky song to work on given the genre, but we’re pretty happy with how it came out nonetheless.”Alex Bruce was grateful to be part of this project, and considers the song one of her go-to jams. “This song is a masterpiece. It’s iconic. I wanted to add a little spice, a little flavor, and a bit of contemporary oomph to it. Our reworked version is a fusion of old school and new school.”Growing up in a big family with a collective love and fascination for ‘80s and ‘90s Pinoy rock, Any Name’s Okay lead vocalist Sof was initially intimidated by the project, but took the challenge to heart in hopes of fulfilling her childhood dream. “Besides what I mentioned earlier about my family, I take particular inspiration from The Eraserheads’ lyricism in Tagalog or Filipino. Even in my own music career with ANO, I try to use Filipino in our songs as much as I can, and I really think the Eraserheads use the language in all its richness and strength. I also love how they are unapologetic in writing about our culture, whether that’s as shallow as UP life or as large as national politics. The band inspires me to really root my own music in my own experiences and in empathy for others’. Apart from the revamped tracks by some of today’s biggest hitmakers, five of The Eraserheads’ legendary albums were re-released in full 360-degree spatial sound to give listeners a new immersive music experience. These influential records include Ultraelectromagneticpop!, The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered), Cutterpillow, Fruitcake, and Sticker Happy.Ace Banzuelo’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo” and of Mercury x Sof Abrogar x Alex Bruce’s “Superproxy” are out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment. 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ace Banzuelo, of Mercury, Sof Abrogar, and Alex Bruce come together to reinterpret The Eraserheads’ timeless classicsMore Sony Music Philippines artists join the Eheads nostalgia party with their fresh take on “Ang Huling El Bimbo” and “Superproxy”   Following the positive reviews that SB19 and NOBITA earned for their unique spin on The Eraserheads’ beloved classics, more OPM acts have come together to pay tribute to the country’s biggest and most influential band of all time.Multi-hyphenate pop soloist Ace Banzuelo reinterprets “Ang Huling El Bimbo” with intimate, soul-crushing details. Transforming the epic anthem into a spacey jam, the young hitmaker peels back the layers of the original with his brooding, bedroom-pop styling. He imprints his own identity to the material, while valuing the lyrical profundity and awe-inspiring bigness of the original.As Banzuelo puts it, “It's great that I'm allowed to give it the sound and approach that I want. A lot of the original was kept, but a lot was taken away. This project became meaningful to me throughout the process because I was producing it as if I had written the song."Alt-rock newcomers of Mercury and Any Name’s Okay vocalist Sof Abrogar join young hip-hop virtuoso Alex Bruce in reinterpreting “Superproxy,” a cross-genre smash originally performed by The Eraserheads and legendary rap icon Francis M. The newly formed ensemble breathed new life into the timeless tune with a more jagged sonic direction that sounds both retro and futuristic at the same time.“It was honestly an honor for us to be able to cover an Eheads song and be able to incorporate our own flavor into it,” says of Mercury in a collective statement. “I think we pretty much did our own thing, but left the structures and melody of the song. It was a pretty tricky song to work on given the genre, but we’re pretty happy with how it came out nonetheless.”Alex Bruce was grateful to be part of this project, and considers the song one of her go-to jams. “This song is a masterpiece. It’s iconic. I wanted to add a little spice, a little flavor, and a bit of contemporary oomph to it. Our reworked version is a fusion of old school and new school.”Growing up in a big family with a collective love and fascination for ‘80s and ‘90s Pinoy rock, Any Name’s Okay lead vocalist Sof was initially intimidated by the project, but took the challenge to heart in hopes of fulfilling her childhood dream. “Besides what I mentioned earlier about my family, I take particular inspiration from The Eraserheads’ lyricism in Tagalog or Filipino. Even in my own music career with ANO, I try to use Filipino in our songs as much as I can, and I really think the Eraserheads use the language in all its richness and strength. I also love how they are unapologetic in writing about our culture, whether that’s as shallow as UP life or as large as national politics. The band inspires me to really root my own music in my own experiences and in empathy for others’. Apart from the revamped tracks by some of today’s biggest hitmakers, five of The Eraserheads’ legendary albums were re-released in full 360-degree spatial sound to give listeners a new immersive music experience. These influential records include Ultraelectromagneticpop!, The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered), Cutterpillow, Fruitcake, and Sticker Happy.Ace Banzuelo’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo” and of Mercury x Sof Abrogar x Alex Bruce’s “Superproxy” are out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment. 
    Dec 29, 2022
  • 29 Dec 2022
    Dilaw’s latest Single ‘Uhaw’ peaks at #2 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart      2022 has been a great year for Baguio-based indie-alternative outfit DILAW, and the band – featuring the core duo of vocalist and chief lyricist Dilaw Obero and guitarist/instrumentalist Vie Dela Rosa – is adding yet another milestone to their collective, as their recently released single “Uhaw” is closing-off the year with a proverbial bang by charting at second place in Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 chart, and by the looks of things, just might make it to the coveted spot at number one.       Deeply irresistible with its suave and dreamy sonic layers and infectious vocal stylings courtesy of Obero, “Uhaw” comes unexpectedly as a ballad from a group known for its past penchant to charge through the gates with raw, unbridled commentary on socio-political issues, as heard on their previous singles “3019” and “Kaloy.” But the band’s latest ditty shows a more sensitive side and reveals that there’s a lot more than just anger and rage in their creative process; in short, the single solidifies the fact that theirs is a group that knows no limits, and that they’re just as excited to explore the limits of musical creativity in the coming years.       “’Uhaw’ simply started at one of our drinking sessions, like most songs do… it was a basic two chords progression we came up with, and we basically had one thing in mind: that feeling one gets when you long for someone – which we felt could best be described in one word, which is ‘uhaw’ or ‘thirst…’” says Obero when asked about the origins of the track. “And when it came to recording the song, we wanted to keep it as simple as possible, because the goal was to let the meaning shine – we wanted it to be about the message rather than about everything else happening in the music.”       Albeit being straightforward with its original production and recording, listeners will still be able to hear a refreshed inventiveness and craftiness of the song’s progression, since the former duo is now a complete band: which is why Dilaw recently released “Uhaw (Tayong Lahat)” a full band version of the song last December 16th. Dela Rosa explains: “during the production of the alternate version of the song, we had one thing in mind: we wanted to launch Dilaw the band, so the process was kept open – we had everyone contribute their own flair and input, and we were simply following where the song would take us, and by the time we finished, we were more than happy with how it sounded and felt to us.”       As of this writing, “Uhaw” is currently second on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart, and it is not by any means an easy feat to pull-off - with the number of talented artists releasing new music this season, all of them seemingly fighting for the attention and clamor of listeners for memorable and well-crafted tunes. And both Obero and Dela Rosa share that they were just as surprised as anyone that the single was so well-received.       “As musicians, all we want is for people to hear our music and relate to our journey, so this is definitely overwhelming news for us,” says Obero, and adds “all we can be now is excited and we’re filled with nothing but gratitude to those who gave “Uhaw” a listen.”       When asked about their plans for the rest of the holiday season and incoming year, Dela Rosa reveals that for the remainder of the year, it’s both spending more time with their families AND with each other as a unit. “We’re getting together and are all looking ahead and brainstorming for the near-future since we want to find more ways to connect with our listeners and people who have supported us throughout the journey so far,” he says, and finishes, “we want to hit the ground running this 2023.”  
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  • Dilaw’s latest Single ‘Uhaw’ peaks at #2 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart      2022 has been a great year for Baguio-based indie-alternative outfit DILAW, and the band – featuring the core duo of vocalist and chief lyricist Dilaw Obero and guitarist/instrumentalist Vie Dela Rosa – is adding yet another milestone to their collective, as their recently released single “Uhaw” is closing-off the year with a proverbial bang by charting at second place in Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 chart, and by the looks of things, just might make it to the coveted spot at number one.       Deeply irresistible with its suave and dreamy sonic layers and infectious vocal stylings courtesy of Obero, “Uhaw” comes unexpectedly as a ballad from a group known for its past penchant to charge through the gates with raw, unbridled commentary on socio-political issues, as heard on their previous singles “3019” and “Kaloy.” But the band’s latest ditty shows a more sensitive side and reveals that there’s a lot more than just anger and rage in their creative process; in short, the single solidifies the fact that theirs is a group that knows no limits, and that they’re just as excited to explore the limits of musical creativity in the coming years.       “’Uhaw’ simply started at one of our drinking sessions, like most songs do… it was a basic two chords progression we came up with, and we basically had one thing in mind: that feeling one gets when you long for someone – which we felt could best be described in one word, which is ‘uhaw’ or ‘thirst…’” says Obero when asked about the origins of the track. “And when it came to recording the song, we wanted to keep it as simple as possible, because the goal was to let the meaning shine – we wanted it to be about the message rather than about everything else happening in the music.”       Albeit being straightforward with its original production and recording, listeners will still be able to hear a refreshed inventiveness and craftiness of the song’s progression, since the former duo is now a complete band: which is why Dilaw recently released “Uhaw (Tayong Lahat)” a full band version of the song last December 16th. Dela Rosa explains: “during the production of the alternate version of the song, we had one thing in mind: we wanted to launch Dilaw the band, so the process was kept open – we had everyone contribute their own flair and input, and we were simply following where the song would take us, and by the time we finished, we were more than happy with how it sounded and felt to us.”       As of this writing, “Uhaw” is currently second on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart, and it is not by any means an easy feat to pull-off - with the number of talented artists releasing new music this season, all of them seemingly fighting for the attention and clamor of listeners for memorable and well-crafted tunes. And both Obero and Dela Rosa share that they were just as surprised as anyone that the single was so well-received.       “As musicians, all we want is for people to hear our music and relate to our journey, so this is definitely overwhelming news for us,” says Obero, and adds “all we can be now is excited and we’re filled with nothing but gratitude to those who gave “Uhaw” a listen.”       When asked about their plans for the rest of the holiday season and incoming year, Dela Rosa reveals that for the remainder of the year, it’s both spending more time with their families AND with each other as a unit. “We’re getting together and are all looking ahead and brainstorming for the near-future since we want to find more ways to connect with our listeners and people who have supported us throughout the journey so far,” he says, and finishes, “we want to hit the ground running this 2023.”  
    Dec 29, 2022
  • 29 Dec 2022
    SB19 and NOBITA put their own spin on The Eraserheads’ iconic anthems   To celebrate The Eraserheads’ reunion concert last night, Sony Music Philippines artists released their revamped versions of “Christmas Party” and “Magasin”.   To commemorate the success of The Eraserheads’ reunion concert last night, top OPM acts such as SB19 and NOBITA have put their own unique spin on the supergroup’s beloved classics. Released today under Sony Music Entertainment, the revamped versions honor the timeless appeal of Eheads’ music, while giving it a more contemporary flavor that resonates with the streaming audience. P-Pop Kings SB19 captures the spirit of the holidays with their own take on “Christmas Party,” a song off The Eraserheads’ fourth studio album, Fruitcake. Turning the original into a festive banger, the five-member boyband incorporates elements of dance-pop, R&B/hip-hop, and modern funk into the mix while carrying with them the vibe and energy of the track’s nostalgic past. “The Eraserheads are one of the most influential bands of our time,” says SB19 in a statement. “We retained everything that’s great about the song, but made sure to add our own creative direction in terms of overall sound. There’s a balance of artistic liberty and compromise in the way we approach the material, and we’re definitely happy with how it turned out.” Stell of SB19 adds, “we feel honored that we were chosen to recreate the song. Our tour schedule was really tight, but gladly we were still able to push through with it before leaving LA. Recording in a different country also feels surreal, we didn’t expect we’d reach this far.” The eclectic rendition of “Christmas Party,” is produced by August Rigo, the hitmaker behind some of BTS’ biggest global smashes (“On” and “Black Swan”). NOBITA, whose single “Ikaw Lang” is the most streamed song of 2022 according to Spotify Wrapped, expressed enthusiasm and gratitude when they found out that they’re part of the music project that pays tribute to the generation-defining catalog of The Eraserheads. "We grew up listening to and playing Eheads songs," the alt-rock group says in a statement. “NOBITA heavily draws inspiration from their music, especially their brand of songwriting. Their work has shaped us into where we are now, and we’re forever grateful to their enormous contribution to OPM artists, young and old.” For their part, NOBITA adds a little jazz-pop treatment to “Magasin” without completely losing the song’s upbeat and heavily melodic arrangement. Slightly slowing it down with stripped-down finesse, the chart-topping five-piece act puts sunshine back in “hugot” with endearingly surprising twist. Apart from the revamped tracks by some of today’s biggest hitmakers, five of The Eraserheads’ legendary albums were re-released in full 360-degree spatial sound to give listeners a new immersive music experience. These influential records include Ultraelectromagneticpop!: The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered), Cutterpillow, Fruitcake, and Sticker Happy. SB19’s “Christmas Party” and NOBITA’s “Magasin” are out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.   
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  • SB19 and NOBITA put their own spin on The Eraserheads’ iconic anthems   To celebrate The Eraserheads’ reunion concert last night, Sony Music Philippines artists released their revamped versions of “Christmas Party” and “Magasin”.   To commemorate the success of The Eraserheads’ reunion concert last night, top OPM acts such as SB19 and NOBITA have put their own unique spin on the supergroup’s beloved classics. Released today under Sony Music Entertainment, the revamped versions honor the timeless appeal of Eheads’ music, while giving it a more contemporary flavor that resonates with the streaming audience. P-Pop Kings SB19 captures the spirit of the holidays with their own take on “Christmas Party,” a song off The Eraserheads’ fourth studio album, Fruitcake. Turning the original into a festive banger, the five-member boyband incorporates elements of dance-pop, R&B/hip-hop, and modern funk into the mix while carrying with them the vibe and energy of the track’s nostalgic past. “The Eraserheads are one of the most influential bands of our time,” says SB19 in a statement. “We retained everything that’s great about the song, but made sure to add our own creative direction in terms of overall sound. There’s a balance of artistic liberty and compromise in the way we approach the material, and we’re definitely happy with how it turned out.” Stell of SB19 adds, “we feel honored that we were chosen to recreate the song. Our tour schedule was really tight, but gladly we were still able to push through with it before leaving LA. Recording in a different country also feels surreal, we didn’t expect we’d reach this far.” The eclectic rendition of “Christmas Party,” is produced by August Rigo, the hitmaker behind some of BTS’ biggest global smashes (“On” and “Black Swan”). NOBITA, whose single “Ikaw Lang” is the most streamed song of 2022 according to Spotify Wrapped, expressed enthusiasm and gratitude when they found out that they’re part of the music project that pays tribute to the generation-defining catalog of The Eraserheads. "We grew up listening to and playing Eheads songs," the alt-rock group says in a statement. “NOBITA heavily draws inspiration from their music, especially their brand of songwriting. Their work has shaped us into where we are now, and we’re forever grateful to their enormous contribution to OPM artists, young and old.” For their part, NOBITA adds a little jazz-pop treatment to “Magasin” without completely losing the song’s upbeat and heavily melodic arrangement. Slightly slowing it down with stripped-down finesse, the chart-topping five-piece act puts sunshine back in “hugot” with endearingly surprising twist. Apart from the revamped tracks by some of today’s biggest hitmakers, five of The Eraserheads’ legendary albums were re-released in full 360-degree spatial sound to give listeners a new immersive music experience. These influential records include Ultraelectromagneticpop!: The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered), Cutterpillow, Fruitcake, and Sticker Happy. SB19’s “Christmas Party” and NOBITA’s “Magasin” are out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.   
    Dec 29, 2022
  • 19 Dec 2022
    Sony Music Entertainment Philippines gives back this holiday season to Charity Rise Against Hunger with ‘Season of Giving’ Campaign. Funding will support the collection and distribution of donated food items and relief packs to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filipino songstress Hazel Faith also put on an intimate performance for beneficiaries.   Sony Music Entertainment Philippines and singer-songwriter Hazel Faith have partnered with charity, Rise Against Hunger, to support vulnerable communities locally impacted by food insecurity, whose situations have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   This comes as part of Sony Music Group’s global ‘Season of Giving’ campaign, where the company and its artists are giving back to every local community in which Sony Music Group (SMG) operates. Across the world, SMG is supporting global organizations dedicated to providing aid for those facing food insecurity, homelessness and refugee support, as well as music industry relief and educational programs for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   This also follows the support provided through Sony Music Group’s Global Social Justice Fund, to move the needle in broadening opportunities for underserved communities worldwide. In October, the company partnered with SPARK! Philippines to champion young women’s rights through music and film. Beginning in the month of November, the Season of Giving program saw SMG committing sizeable amounts in each territory where the Company conducts business: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Continental Europe, Latin America, United Kingdom, and the United States.    Since its beginnings in 2014, Rise Against Hunger Philippines has packaged over 543 million meals for vulnerable individuals across 78 countries, including over 7 million meals for people in the Philippines. With the funding from Sony Music Group, the organization will be able to reach 1.5 million people in communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through the distribution of donated food items and relief packs to hungry households.       Jose Mariano Fleras, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, said, “COVID-19 has only worsened the hunger situation in the Philippines by costing people their livelihoods and making it more difficult for resources to reach those who really need them. We have unfortunately seen an additional four million households in the Philippines impacted because of the pandemic.”   “Through this partnership with Sony Music Group, we are in a stronger position to provide aid to vulnerable communities and double down on our outreach operations to address food and nutrition insecurity nationwide.”   As part of efforts to reach these communities, singer-songwriter Hazel Faith also partnered with the organization through a day of volunteering and performances for its beneficiaries. Hazel Faith is part of Sony Music Philippines’ Christian label WATERWALK RECORDS, which brings fresh Christian music infused with pop influences from faith-based artists to the new, streaming generation.   Hazel Faith said, “Food insecurity continues to plague many across the Philippines, and it is inspiring to see what organizations like Rise Against Hunger are doing to alleviate this problem. I'm grateful for the opportunity to perform for the beneficiaries of the program today, and proud to be part of a label that continues to give back to those in need this holiday season.”  In speaking of the seasonal initiative, Towalame Austin, Executive Vice President, Philanthropy and Social Impact, Sony Music Group, said, “Globally, SMG is committed to supporting local communities throughout the year. For the holiday season, we wanted to bring extra support and relief aid to those in need and dedicate our efforts to more than three million people worldwide. We’re grateful to our artists and international partner organizations who work on-the-ground to provide direct assistance to their neighbors.”      In addition to Hazel Faith, notable artists and songwriters who volunteered with partner organizations in their communities during a series of in-person events include India Shawn (Epic Records), Tyler Shaw (SME Canada), NOBITA (SME Philippines), Kobie Dee (SMP Australia), Tom Wilson (SMP Canada).   This campaign represents the Company’s ongoing philanthropic commitment to forge partnerships and support communities that need it most, inside and outside the music industry. For ‘Season of Giving’, every global organization selected to receive funding was determined by a group of global stakeholders including our internal task forces, legal and public policy teams. Learn more about SMG’s giving approach here.   (ENDS)   About Sony Music Entertainment At Sony Music Entertainment, we honor the creative journey. Our creators shape movements, culture, communities, even history. And we’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from establishing the first-ever music label to inventing the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 100 countries, supporting a diverse and distinctive roster of talented creators at every level and on every stage. Situated at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to emerging products and platforms, embrace new business models, and employ breakthrough tools—all to support the creative community’s experimentation, risk-taking, and growth. And we form deep, trusted, cause-based partnerships to uplift and empower communities around the world. Sony Music Entertainment is part of the global Sony family. Learn more about our creators and labelshere.   About Waterwalk Records   WATERWALK RECORDS is a music label focused on bringing fresh Christian music to a new, streaming generation. The label features faith-based entertainment artists from across the length and breadth of the country, who represent the best of Christian music combined with their own unique styles.   Its vision is to create a hub for Christian music in Asia that serves artists and writers who are creating ground-breaking music and impacting the lives of millions. The Christian label is part of Sony Music Entertainment.   For more updates on the new tracks, artists, and upcoming events, please follow: WATERWALK RECORDS: Facebook | Instagram   Annex 1 – List of beneficiaries of this year’s campaign Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (SMG Latin/Iberia) Banco de Alimentos de Bogotá (SMG Latin/Iberia) Banco de Alimentos de Perú (SMG Latin/Iberia) Bonnie Support Services Ltd (SMP Australia) Covenant House (SMG) Dream Streets (SMG Nashville) Foodbank Australia (SME Australia) FoodForward SA NPC (SMG South Africa) Fundación Sí (SMG Latin/Iberia) help2read (SMG South Africa) Lagos Food Bank Initiative (SMG Nigeria) MUSICALLY FED (SMG Nashville) OzHarvest Limited (SMP Australia) Pinball Clemons Foundation (SME Canada) Plansverige (SMG Sweden) Polska Akcja Humanitarna (SMG Poland) Rainbow Youth (SME New Zealand) Reach Out and Feed Philippines Inc. (SME Philippines) Rise Against Hunger Philippines (SME Philippines) Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (SMG Nashville) Settlement Services International (SME Australia) Soles4Souls (SMG Nashville) The Dream Nurture Foundation (SMG Nigeria) The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (SMP Canada) The Simple Plan Foundation (The Orchard Canada) The Trussell Trust (SMG United Kingdom) Weave Youth and Community Services Incorporated (SMP Australia) Worthy of Love (SMG)    
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  • Sony Music Entertainment Philippines gives back this holiday season to Charity Rise Against Hunger with ‘Season of Giving’ Campaign. Funding will support the collection and distribution of donated food items and relief packs to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filipino songstress Hazel Faith also put on an intimate performance for beneficiaries.   Sony Music Entertainment Philippines and singer-songwriter Hazel Faith have partnered with charity, Rise Against Hunger, to support vulnerable communities locally impacted by food insecurity, whose situations have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   This comes as part of Sony Music Group’s global ‘Season of Giving’ campaign, where the company and its artists are giving back to every local community in which Sony Music Group (SMG) operates. Across the world, SMG is supporting global organizations dedicated to providing aid for those facing food insecurity, homelessness and refugee support, as well as music industry relief and educational programs for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   This also follows the support provided through Sony Music Group’s Global Social Justice Fund, to move the needle in broadening opportunities for underserved communities worldwide. In October, the company partnered with SPARK! Philippines to champion young women’s rights through music and film. Beginning in the month of November, the Season of Giving program saw SMG committing sizeable amounts in each territory where the Company conducts business: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Continental Europe, Latin America, United Kingdom, and the United States.    Since its beginnings in 2014, Rise Against Hunger Philippines has packaged over 543 million meals for vulnerable individuals across 78 countries, including over 7 million meals for people in the Philippines. With the funding from Sony Music Group, the organization will be able to reach 1.5 million people in communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through the distribution of donated food items and relief packs to hungry households.       Jose Mariano Fleras, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, said, “COVID-19 has only worsened the hunger situation in the Philippines by costing people their livelihoods and making it more difficult for resources to reach those who really need them. We have unfortunately seen an additional four million households in the Philippines impacted because of the pandemic.”   “Through this partnership with Sony Music Group, we are in a stronger position to provide aid to vulnerable communities and double down on our outreach operations to address food and nutrition insecurity nationwide.”   As part of efforts to reach these communities, singer-songwriter Hazel Faith also partnered with the organization through a day of volunteering and performances for its beneficiaries. Hazel Faith is part of Sony Music Philippines’ Christian label WATERWALK RECORDS, which brings fresh Christian music infused with pop influences from faith-based artists to the new, streaming generation.   Hazel Faith said, “Food insecurity continues to plague many across the Philippines, and it is inspiring to see what organizations like Rise Against Hunger are doing to alleviate this problem. I'm grateful for the opportunity to perform for the beneficiaries of the program today, and proud to be part of a label that continues to give back to those in need this holiday season.”  In speaking of the seasonal initiative, Towalame Austin, Executive Vice President, Philanthropy and Social Impact, Sony Music Group, said, “Globally, SMG is committed to supporting local communities throughout the year. For the holiday season, we wanted to bring extra support and relief aid to those in need and dedicate our efforts to more than three million people worldwide. We’re grateful to our artists and international partner organizations who work on-the-ground to provide direct assistance to their neighbors.”      In addition to Hazel Faith, notable artists and songwriters who volunteered with partner organizations in their communities during a series of in-person events include India Shawn (Epic Records), Tyler Shaw (SME Canada), NOBITA (SME Philippines), Kobie Dee (SMP Australia), Tom Wilson (SMP Canada).   This campaign represents the Company’s ongoing philanthropic commitment to forge partnerships and support communities that need it most, inside and outside the music industry. For ‘Season of Giving’, every global organization selected to receive funding was determined by a group of global stakeholders including our internal task forces, legal and public policy teams. Learn more about SMG’s giving approach here.   (ENDS)   About Sony Music Entertainment At Sony Music Entertainment, we honor the creative journey. Our creators shape movements, culture, communities, even history. And we’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from establishing the first-ever music label to inventing the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 100 countries, supporting a diverse and distinctive roster of talented creators at every level and on every stage. Situated at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to emerging products and platforms, embrace new business models, and employ breakthrough tools—all to support the creative community’s experimentation, risk-taking, and growth. And we form deep, trusted, cause-based partnerships to uplift and empower communities around the world. Sony Music Entertainment is part of the global Sony family. Learn more about our creators and labelshere.   About Waterwalk Records   WATERWALK RECORDS is a music label focused on bringing fresh Christian music to a new, streaming generation. The label features faith-based entertainment artists from across the length and breadth of the country, who represent the best of Christian music combined with their own unique styles.   Its vision is to create a hub for Christian music in Asia that serves artists and writers who are creating ground-breaking music and impacting the lives of millions. The Christian label is part of Sony Music Entertainment.   For more updates on the new tracks, artists, and upcoming events, please follow: WATERWALK RECORDS: Facebook | Instagram   Annex 1 – List of beneficiaries of this year’s campaign Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (SMG Latin/Iberia) Banco de Alimentos de Bogotá (SMG Latin/Iberia) Banco de Alimentos de Perú (SMG Latin/Iberia) Bonnie Support Services Ltd (SMP Australia) Covenant House (SMG) Dream Streets (SMG Nashville) Foodbank Australia (SME Australia) FoodForward SA NPC (SMG South Africa) Fundación Sí (SMG Latin/Iberia) help2read (SMG South Africa) Lagos Food Bank Initiative (SMG Nigeria) MUSICALLY FED (SMG Nashville) OzHarvest Limited (SMP Australia) Pinball Clemons Foundation (SME Canada) Plansverige (SMG Sweden) Polska Akcja Humanitarna (SMG Poland) Rainbow Youth (SME New Zealand) Reach Out and Feed Philippines Inc. (SME Philippines) Rise Against Hunger Philippines (SME Philippines) Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (SMG Nashville) Settlement Services International (SME Australia) Soles4Souls (SMG Nashville) The Dream Nurture Foundation (SMG Nigeria) The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (SMP Canada) The Simple Plan Foundation (The Orchard Canada) The Trussell Trust (SMG United Kingdom) Weave Youth and Community Services Incorporated (SMP Australia) Worthy of Love (SMG)    
    Dec 19, 2022
  • 19 Dec 2022
    Manila, Philippines — December 2022: With this year’s theme, “The Spark of Wit and Breakthroughs”, the General Assembly will celebrate 36 years of marketing excellence through recognizing its member schools and  this December 18, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM via Facebook Live.    As the largest student-led marketing organization, PJMA aims to honor the affiliates and collaborate with the members of the federation for the Academic Year 2022 - 2023 through the General Assembly. The annual conference highlights the mission, vision, and objectives of PJMA and the recognition of all member schools across the nation.    With notable industry leaders for speakers, engaging activities, and corporate partners' internship opportunities, this year’s General Assembly will definitely be taken to the next level for the attendees’ enjoyment.    The conference is set to host five talks that will emphasize establishing the path towards great success as a marketing student. The event will also highlight top-notch strategies and insights on personal branding, as well as other crucial skills, such as marketing plan creation, and project and events management. In a world where the marketing industry constantly faces dynamic changes, the event aims to impart business and marketing students with knowledge on how they can prepare to enter the corporate world, succeed in the field they choose, and find their own spark.   Attendees can tune in to the following talks: Beaming the Path to Self-Branding Crafting Top-notch Marketing Papers and Strategies Electrifying Methods for Projects and Events Right Plug to a Strong Web of Opportunities A Spark that Leaves Legacy   Apart from its spectacular list of talks, the 36th General Assembly’s virtual Job Fair will be remarkably elevated as PJMA partners with MetroCity AI Inc., a recruitment automation platform that employs artificial intelligence and asynchronous interview videos to improve application and screening processes.  This year, the General Assembly aims to unleash the inner spark that every business and marketing student has with the help of Ms. Tricia Mae Mercado, the Vice President for Memberships and the Project Head of the conference.    "As the national federation of the local Junior Marketing Associations in the Philippines, we aim to assist the marketing and business students to excel in their chosen fields. In order for this to happen, the spark within themselves should be activated. This year, we want to highlight the junior marketers' journey to attaining breakthroughs and overcoming obstacles in the path to attaining success in marketing. Along with this, we will also feature what it takes to establish a strong identity and unique branding," Ms. Tricia shared.   "It will allow our guests to be open with the opportunities and experiences that will mold their characters and hone their capabilities as they set their foot in the business world."   She concludes her take on this year's theme saying, "This year's General Assembly will highlight the junior marketer's journey to wisdom and breakthroughs. Their own spark helps them create such breakthroughs, as well as ignite their aspirations to move forward and be the best versions of themselves. This will be the year of discovering the spark in each of us."   For inquiries, contact Ms. Tricia Mae Mercado at (0947) 632 0353 or email her at [email protected]   About the Philippine Junior Marketing Association: It is recognized as the official youth affiliate of the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) and the national alliance amongst Local Junior Marketing Association (JMA) organizations from different colleges and universities across the nation, with over 300 member schools and around 50,000 active junior marketers as of today.   Get the latest updates about the 36th General Assembly by following PJMA on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philippinejuniormarketingassociation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjma_official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjma_official LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pjma  
  • Manila, Philippines — December 2022: With this year’s theme, “The Spark of Wit and Breakthroughs”, the General Assembly will celebrate 36 years of marketing excellence through recognizing its member schools and  this December 18, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM via Facebook Live.    As the largest student-led marketing organization, PJMA aims to honor the affiliates and collaborate with the members of the federation for the Academic Year 2022 - 2023 through the General Assembly. The annual conference highlights the mission, vision, and objectives of PJMA and the recognition of all member schools across the nation.    With notable industry leaders for speakers, engaging activities, and corporate partners' internship opportunities, this year’s General Assembly will definitely be taken to the next level for the attendees’ enjoyment.    The conference is set to host five talks that will emphasize establishing the path towards great success as a marketing student. The event will also highlight top-notch strategies and insights on personal branding, as well as other crucial skills, such as marketing plan creation, and project and events management. In a world where the marketing industry constantly faces dynamic changes, the event aims to impart business and marketing students with knowledge on how they can prepare to enter the corporate world, succeed in the field they choose, and find their own spark.   Attendees can tune in to the following talks: Beaming the Path to Self-Branding Crafting Top-notch Marketing Papers and Strategies Electrifying Methods for Projects and Events Right Plug to a Strong Web of Opportunities A Spark that Leaves Legacy   Apart from its spectacular list of talks, the 36th General Assembly’s virtual Job Fair will be remarkably elevated as PJMA partners with MetroCity AI Inc., a recruitment automation platform that employs artificial intelligence and asynchronous interview videos to improve application and screening processes.  This year, the General Assembly aims to unleash the inner spark that every business and marketing student has with the help of Ms. Tricia Mae Mercado, the Vice President for Memberships and the Project Head of the conference.    "As the national federation of the local Junior Marketing Associations in the Philippines, we aim to assist the marketing and business students to excel in their chosen fields. In order for this to happen, the spark within themselves should be activated. This year, we want to highlight the junior marketers' journey to attaining breakthroughs and overcoming obstacles in the path to attaining success in marketing. Along with this, we will also feature what it takes to establish a strong identity and unique branding," Ms. Tricia shared.   "It will allow our guests to be open with the opportunities and experiences that will mold their characters and hone their capabilities as they set their foot in the business world."   She concludes her take on this year's theme saying, "This year's General Assembly will highlight the junior marketer's journey to wisdom and breakthroughs. Their own spark helps them create such breakthroughs, as well as ignite their aspirations to move forward and be the best versions of themselves. This will be the year of discovering the spark in each of us."   For inquiries, contact Ms. Tricia Mae Mercado at (0947) 632 0353 or email her at [email protected]   About the Philippine Junior Marketing Association: It is recognized as the official youth affiliate of the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) and the national alliance amongst Local Junior Marketing Association (JMA) organizations from different colleges and universities across the nation, with over 300 member schools and around 50,000 active junior marketers as of today.   Get the latest updates about the 36th General Assembly by following PJMA on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philippinejuniormarketingassociation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjma_official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjma_official LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pjma  
    Dec 19, 2022
  • 30 Nov 2022
    The song entitled "Etiks" was written by Jeroy Padilla and Emyl Santos, and was composed last 2017. Whilst being enthralled with how Jeroy managed to formulate a song saying, "Wala eh, nakatambay lang kami sa terrace ni Emyl tapos bigla nalang siyang lumabas." Referring to the song he wrote, Jeroy also stated that, "Para sa mga taong galit-galitan sa simula pero mang iiwan rin pala," interpreting that it was all about people in a relationship who are pretentious of being mad from the start, showing that they pretentiously care but ends up leaving their partner in the end. Official Video for EtiksProduced by Cary Vidal, David Forteza & Jeroy Padilla.ETIKS-PRUEBO
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  • The song entitled "Etiks" was written by Jeroy Padilla and Emyl Santos, and was composed last 2017. Whilst being enthralled with how Jeroy managed to formulate a song saying, "Wala eh, nakatambay lang kami sa terrace ni Emyl tapos bigla nalang siyang lumabas." Referring to the song he wrote, Jeroy also stated that, "Para sa mga taong galit-galitan sa simula pero mang iiwan rin pala," interpreting that it was all about people in a relationship who are pretentious of being mad from the start, showing that they pretentiously care but ends up leaving their partner in the end. Official Video for EtiksProduced by Cary Vidal, David Forteza & Jeroy Padilla.ETIKS-PRUEBO
    Nov 30, 2022
  • 28 Nov 2022
    Up-And-Coming OPM Act Ode To Mars Will Make Your Day A Whole Lot Better With Debut Single “O’ Sinta”  Ode To Mars - Martin (left) and Odi (right)   For decades, Universal Records Philippines is unquestionably a firm believer of burgeoning local talents. And this late 2022, the major record label is now set to introduce another very promising act that’s certified Tatak Pinoy. Meet Ode To Mars!Ode To Mars is a brainchild of budding musicians Odilon Reyes and Martin Patrick Tan. The duo sees themselves making music that will resonate with people's souls, as their sonic exploration roots around in various local pop-rock and alternative artists and hitmakers, especially from the 90’s and early to mid-2000s - like Parokya Ni Edgar. Speaking of which, Martin is the son of Parokya Ni Edgar’s former long-time manager Richard Tan, the brains behind several well-known OPM bands in the country. Aside from PNE, the legend has handled Kamikazee, Moonstar 88, Chicosci, among many others. Combining the power of their sheer talent and commitment towards an ideal and inclusive brand of music and persona, Ode To Mars is ready to present their debut original single “O’ Sinta”. (LISTEN HERE) This track can be aptly described as a sweet modern-day serenade and has very relatable lyrics at the same time. Likewise, its melody is not complex, making it an undeniably and generally appealing OPM love song. Ito Rapadas spearheaded the production of this track. “O’ Sinta” is part of the latest Fresh Finds Philippines playlist on Spotify and is out now on your favorite digital streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more from Ode To Mars coming soon!  Stream “O’ Sinta”:Spotify | Lyric Video | Audio Clip    DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE    FOLLOW ODE TO MARS!Facebook: facebook.com/OdetoMars21Instagram: @odetomarsmusicSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6etJcEI2w59O6B0PDsMS8U?si=qKcv-ZVQR3SCr1vkTYlKIA FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
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  • Up-And-Coming OPM Act Ode To Mars Will Make Your Day A Whole Lot Better With Debut Single “O’ Sinta”  Ode To Mars - Martin (left) and Odi (right)   For decades, Universal Records Philippines is unquestionably a firm believer of burgeoning local talents. And this late 2022, the major record label is now set to introduce another very promising act that’s certified Tatak Pinoy. Meet Ode To Mars!Ode To Mars is a brainchild of budding musicians Odilon Reyes and Martin Patrick Tan. The duo sees themselves making music that will resonate with people's souls, as their sonic exploration roots around in various local pop-rock and alternative artists and hitmakers, especially from the 90’s and early to mid-2000s - like Parokya Ni Edgar. Speaking of which, Martin is the son of Parokya Ni Edgar’s former long-time manager Richard Tan, the brains behind several well-known OPM bands in the country. Aside from PNE, the legend has handled Kamikazee, Moonstar 88, Chicosci, among many others. Combining the power of their sheer talent and commitment towards an ideal and inclusive brand of music and persona, Ode To Mars is ready to present their debut original single “O’ Sinta”. (LISTEN HERE) This track can be aptly described as a sweet modern-day serenade and has very relatable lyrics at the same time. Likewise, its melody is not complex, making it an undeniably and generally appealing OPM love song. Ito Rapadas spearheaded the production of this track. “O’ Sinta” is part of the latest Fresh Finds Philippines playlist on Spotify and is out now on your favorite digital streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more from Ode To Mars coming soon!  Stream “O’ Sinta”:Spotify | Lyric Video | Audio Clip    DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE    FOLLOW ODE TO MARS!Facebook: facebook.com/OdetoMars21Instagram: @odetomarsmusicSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6etJcEI2w59O6B0PDsMS8U?si=qKcv-ZVQR3SCr1vkTYlKIA FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
    Nov 28, 2022
  • 28 Nov 2022
    Syd Hartha ft. Kiyo 3:15In this new track featuring rapper friend Kiyo, "3:15", syd hartha talks about the thoughts one usually has at 3am. Those that threaten to be all-consuming and work together with the heart to create potentially devastating mindsets. It's something that's so hard to avoid, and keeps coming closer and closer as time goes faster than one would like.About the Artist: syd hartha is an 21-year-old folk-pop chanteuse who started making music at an early age of 12. She learned how to play the guitar, keyboards, ukulele all without formal training. From there, she start posting covers on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook. 
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  • Syd Hartha ft. Kiyo 3:15In this new track featuring rapper friend Kiyo, "3:15", syd hartha talks about the thoughts one usually has at 3am. Those that threaten to be all-consuming and work together with the heart to create potentially devastating mindsets. It's something that's so hard to avoid, and keeps coming closer and closer as time goes faster than one would like.About the Artist: syd hartha is an 21-year-old folk-pop chanteuse who started making music at an early age of 12. She learned how to play the guitar, keyboards, ukulele all without formal training. From there, she start posting covers on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook. 
    Nov 28, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    "May Sasabihin Lang" is an easygoing acoustic piece that talks about the euphoric feeling of the person you like actually returning your feelings and eventually getting together. Raven himself explains that he wrote this song around the time when he had fallen for his crush (now girlfriend), and how he would always daydream about being in "serye"-esque scenes with her, not at all thinking that what the scenarios he imagined would one day come true with him actually being able to say "mahal kita" to her.About the Artist:raven is a 22-year old singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Cavite. This open-genre musician, who performs, writes, and produces his tracks, dabbles into lo-fi, hip-hop, and folk-indie-pop-rock soundscapes for most of his songs. With his steady rise into the industry, he has captured the attention of OPM icon Rico Blanco, who has taken him under his wing, as he releases new music signed under Sony Music Philippines. When it comes to his music, Raven takes inspiration from Keshi, Lauv, Rico Blanco, Kiyo, among many other artists.
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  • "May Sasabihin Lang" is an easygoing acoustic piece that talks about the euphoric feeling of the person you like actually returning your feelings and eventually getting together. Raven himself explains that he wrote this song around the time when he had fallen for his crush (now girlfriend), and how he would always daydream about being in "serye"-esque scenes with her, not at all thinking that what the scenarios he imagined would one day come true with him actually being able to say "mahal kita" to her.About the Artist:raven is a 22-year old singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Cavite. This open-genre musician, who performs, writes, and produces his tracks, dabbles into lo-fi, hip-hop, and folk-indie-pop-rock soundscapes for most of his songs. With his steady rise into the industry, he has captured the attention of OPM icon Rico Blanco, who has taken him under his wing, as he releases new music signed under Sony Music Philippines. When it comes to his music, Raven takes inspiration from Keshi, Lauv, Rico Blanco, Kiyo, among many other artists.
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    Munimuni’s latest folk-pop track highlights someone who is "Matimtiman". This adjective is often used to describe women who are constant, faithful, moral, steadfast, and unchanging. Accompanied by mentions of dreamy settings, it talks about how despite things in life being constantly fickle and unsure, she is the opposite. She loves unconditionally and fully. As long as she's there, worries and exhaustion go away. Let the guitars and woodwinds make you feel comfortable to float as freely as you would with someone who always makes sure to pull you back to the ground with love. About the Artist: Munimuni is a band that speaks about the realities of life—troubles, failures, and heartbreaks included—and of an enduring hope for the future. The four-piece folk pop band is composed of Adj Jiao (guitar, vocals), John Owen Castro (flute, vocals), Jolo Ferrer (bass), and Josh Tumaliuan (drums), with their songs collectively resonating with FIlipinos in their everyday. 
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  • Munimuni’s latest folk-pop track highlights someone who is "Matimtiman". This adjective is often used to describe women who are constant, faithful, moral, steadfast, and unchanging. Accompanied by mentions of dreamy settings, it talks about how despite things in life being constantly fickle and unsure, she is the opposite. She loves unconditionally and fully. As long as she's there, worries and exhaustion go away. Let the guitars and woodwinds make you feel comfortable to float as freely as you would with someone who always makes sure to pull you back to the ground with love. About the Artist: Munimuni is a band that speaks about the realities of life—troubles, failures, and heartbreaks included—and of an enduring hope for the future. The four-piece folk pop band is composed of Adj Jiao (guitar, vocals), John Owen Castro (flute, vocals), Jolo Ferrer (bass), and Josh Tumaliuan (drums), with their songs collectively resonating with FIlipinos in their everyday. 
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    Governors Leadership Training Summit (G.O.L.T.S) is a virtual event focused on pushing Young marketers from various organizations across the country to activate their competencies and help them blossom into great leaders while primed as future professionals.   With the theme, BEYOND YOU, this year’s G.O.L.T.S was aimed not only to teach governor’s the key strategies towards effective leadership but also to ignite their aspiration to explore the boundless marketing and business realm beyond their sphere. The said leadership training summit was designed to be an interactive event capped with various activities that allowed each marketing leader a chance to evaluate themselves and empowered them to go beyond their limit and reach the fullest of the capacities. It also aimed to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills. The said event was held on November 20, 2022, via Zoom Cloud Meetings.   The National Federation invited notable guest speakers from a variety of business industries, some of whom had previously served on the National Executive Board of the Philippine Junior Marketing Association. They discussed topics such as Itinerary to Guest Governance Beyond the Status Quo, Engineering a Game-changing and Robust Team Culture, Humility Amidst Great Breakthroughs, and more. In addition to learning new strategies for effective leadership, governors also had the opportunity to connect with their co-leaders and form strong bonds while having fun and making discoveries through a variety of activities and worksheets designed specifically for them.  
  • Governors Leadership Training Summit (G.O.L.T.S) is a virtual event focused on pushing Young marketers from various organizations across the country to activate their competencies and help them blossom into great leaders while primed as future professionals.   With the theme, BEYOND YOU, this year’s G.O.L.T.S was aimed not only to teach governor’s the key strategies towards effective leadership but also to ignite their aspiration to explore the boundless marketing and business realm beyond their sphere. The said leadership training summit was designed to be an interactive event capped with various activities that allowed each marketing leader a chance to evaluate themselves and empowered them to go beyond their limit and reach the fullest of the capacities. It also aimed to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills. The said event was held on November 20, 2022, via Zoom Cloud Meetings.   The National Federation invited notable guest speakers from a variety of business industries, some of whom had previously served on the National Executive Board of the Philippine Junior Marketing Association. They discussed topics such as Itinerary to Guest Governance Beyond the Status Quo, Engineering a Game-changing and Robust Team Culture, Humility Amidst Great Breakthroughs, and more. In addition to learning new strategies for effective leadership, governors also had the opportunity to connect with their co-leaders and form strong bonds while having fun and making discoveries through a variety of activities and worksheets designed specifically for them.  
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 16 Nov 2022
    ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022 to highlight university-centered music programs before and after main festival at Purana Qila, DelhiThe pre- and post-festival music programs will take place at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with the Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University in ShillongASEAN India Music Festival (AIMF) returns this year with extensive music programs to be held at some of India’s premier universities. The three concerts will be part of the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. Multi-genre contemporary acts from several ASEAN countries and India will be performing at three concerts which will be held at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong. Similar to AIMF—which will take place from the 18th to 20th of November at Purana Qila, New Delhi—the concerts and workshops will be free of charge. Serving as a prelude to the main festival event, the Ashoka University concert will take place on November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM onwards and will showcase music from Tri Minh’s Quartet (Vietnam), Instamuzika (Malaysia), RizerXSuffer (Cambodia), and Empty Wallet (Brunei Darussalam). ASEAN India Music Festival’s closing ceremony will be hosted on November 20, with Minister of External Affairs Hon'ble Dr S. Jaishankar as chief guest. On November 21, a lecture demonstration and workshop will be given at aGovernment school in association with the Global Music Institute in Delhi. Guests will also be treated to demonstrative performances from Lao Traditional Music Troupe (Lao-PDR), Makaohang (Thailand), and Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan (Philippines). Finally, wrapping up this year’s series of music festivities is the Shillong leg of the ASEAN-India Music Festival on November 22 at North-Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya, which aims to increase the students and youths’ awareness and celebration of music from the ASEAN region, which in turn help propel interaction and tourism between India and ASEAN. The concert will feature performances from Shillong’s very own Colours, MRTV Modern Music band (Myanmar), Riau Rhythm (Indonesia), and Linying Band (Singapore). The concert starts at 5:30 PM. “It is very rare that there is such a vast representation of music from Asean region where India has a lot of commonality in our shared cultural histories and traditions. Therefore it is only natural that the youth and the young generation of India should get to hear and have direct interaction with these musicians rarely seen and heard in India,” Sanjeev Bhargava, Director of ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022, shares. “These workshops and interactive sessions will go a long way in spreading awareness of common musical traditions between ASEAN and India."The university concerts and lecture-workshop program are organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.  
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  • ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022 to highlight university-centered music programs before and after main festival at Purana Qila, DelhiThe pre- and post-festival music programs will take place at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with the Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University in ShillongASEAN India Music Festival (AIMF) returns this year with extensive music programs to be held at some of India’s premier universities. The three concerts will be part of the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. Multi-genre contemporary acts from several ASEAN countries and India will be performing at three concerts which will be held at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong. Similar to AIMF—which will take place from the 18th to 20th of November at Purana Qila, New Delhi—the concerts and workshops will be free of charge. Serving as a prelude to the main festival event, the Ashoka University concert will take place on November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM onwards and will showcase music from Tri Minh’s Quartet (Vietnam), Instamuzika (Malaysia), RizerXSuffer (Cambodia), and Empty Wallet (Brunei Darussalam). ASEAN India Music Festival’s closing ceremony will be hosted on November 20, with Minister of External Affairs Hon'ble Dr S. Jaishankar as chief guest. On November 21, a lecture demonstration and workshop will be given at aGovernment school in association with the Global Music Institute in Delhi. Guests will also be treated to demonstrative performances from Lao Traditional Music Troupe (Lao-PDR), Makaohang (Thailand), and Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan (Philippines). Finally, wrapping up this year’s series of music festivities is the Shillong leg of the ASEAN-India Music Festival on November 22 at North-Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya, which aims to increase the students and youths’ awareness and celebration of music from the ASEAN region, which in turn help propel interaction and tourism between India and ASEAN. The concert will feature performances from Shillong’s very own Colours, MRTV Modern Music band (Myanmar), Riau Rhythm (Indonesia), and Linying Band (Singapore). The concert starts at 5:30 PM. “It is very rare that there is such a vast representation of music from Asean region where India has a lot of commonality in our shared cultural histories and traditions. Therefore it is only natural that the youth and the young generation of India should get to hear and have direct interaction with these musicians rarely seen and heard in India,” Sanjeev Bhargava, Director of ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022, shares. “These workshops and interactive sessions will go a long way in spreading awareness of common musical traditions between ASEAN and India."The university concerts and lecture-workshop program are organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.  
    Nov 16, 2022
  • 15 Nov 2022
    The 5-piece rock band, FRIDGE composed of Franz Santiago, Matthew Santos, Steve Ducay, Eman Benalla, and Bryan Victoria prepared a refreshment not for your thirst to quench but for your eyes and ears to be delighted as they will launch their official music video for their latest single, "WALKAWAY" which was released on September 16, 2022 under Rakista Records. The song was mixed and mastered by Mr. Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.The song was written by their very own frontman, Franz Santiago. According to the band, "Walkaway" is all about good times and good vibes, and how things were so simple back then. Finding your safe space and enjoying each and every moment with your favourite person.The "Walkaway" music video was directed and edited by Zi Evangelista accompanied by their Assistant Director, Alperr Padiernos. Joined by the band itself and actors Honey Leigh, Kae Landicho, and Zeus Longcop. Photographed by Miguel De Vera. So, if you are seeking for some good times and good vibes, make sure to catch "Fridge’s WALKAWAY Music Video Launch" on December 10, 2022, Saturday, at Milenya Bar, Marikina City. Featuring performances with other local acts such us Even, Snakefight, RedLightGo!, CHNDTR, and Ten47+ cool surprises and giveaways. Powered by Deadstring Records, Macbeth, Megatesting Center Inc., Rakista Records and Lamar City Project.Pre-sell tix are now available: https://bit.ly/3WO8dZXStream "Walkaway" now: https://spoti.fi/3QSnPHs    You may also check out Fridge through their socials:Fridge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicph/f r i d g e on Instagram: @fridgemusicphFridge on Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/3K9cz73FridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • The 5-piece rock band, FRIDGE composed of Franz Santiago, Matthew Santos, Steve Ducay, Eman Benalla, and Bryan Victoria prepared a refreshment not for your thirst to quench but for your eyes and ears to be delighted as they will launch their official music video for their latest single, "WALKAWAY" which was released on September 16, 2022 under Rakista Records. The song was mixed and mastered by Mr. Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.The song was written by their very own frontman, Franz Santiago. According to the band, "Walkaway" is all about good times and good vibes, and how things were so simple back then. Finding your safe space and enjoying each and every moment with your favourite person.The "Walkaway" music video was directed and edited by Zi Evangelista accompanied by their Assistant Director, Alperr Padiernos. Joined by the band itself and actors Honey Leigh, Kae Landicho, and Zeus Longcop. Photographed by Miguel De Vera. So, if you are seeking for some good times and good vibes, make sure to catch "Fridge’s WALKAWAY Music Video Launch" on December 10, 2022, Saturday, at Milenya Bar, Marikina City. Featuring performances with other local acts such us Even, Snakefight, RedLightGo!, CHNDTR, and Ten47+ cool surprises and giveaways. Powered by Deadstring Records, Macbeth, Megatesting Center Inc., Rakista Records and Lamar City Project.Pre-sell tix are now available: https://bit.ly/3WO8dZXStream "Walkaway" now: https://spoti.fi/3QSnPHs    You may also check out Fridge through their socials:Fridge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicph/f r i d g e on Instagram: @fridgemusicphFridge on Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/3K9cz73FridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW 
    Nov 15, 2022
  • 11 Nov 2022
    “Kalituhan” By Gracenote Featuring Monty Macalino Of Mayonnaise Is About Loving Someone No Matter What Gracenote’s latest single “Kalituhan” featuring Monty Macalino of Mayonnaise is actually a song inspired from a maze – full of peculiarities and makes one confused. According to the band, “Kalituhan” is a song about loving someone no matter what. Vocalist and songwriter Eunice Jorge was able to write “Kalituhan” easily after thinking of a maze as a core concept.E recalls, “It was a rainy night and I was lying down with a guitar on my bed and the music and words just came out simultaneously. The idea started from the concept of maze. I was just playing with metaphors and contrasts. And the song was made. Finished the demo thru GarageBand June 2019.”“The tempo was originally a bit faster than the final version. But during the pre-production process with my band, we’ve decided to make it slower to catch the right vibe for the song,” she adds.Eventually, the band along with Monty recorded “Kalituhan” in Yellow Room Studio last June.There’s no denying that people come and go but what if the most special person in your life that you wish you’d spend your forever with is tangled up with doubts and is hesitant to the paths he/she chooses? And here you are, keeping that little hope in your heart that you two will still meet in the end. And of course, you aspire to be happy together for good - “wag sanang bibitawan sa gitna ng kalituhan / samahan mo ako hanggang dulo,” the artists sing in its chorus. “Like in a maze, maraming pwedeng daanan, pwedeng magiba ng landas, pero kahit magkalituhan, sana magkita pa rin sa dulo,” Eunice also shares.“Kalituhan” by Gracenote and Monty Macalino is out now under Universal Records Philippines.  Stream “Kalituhan”:Spotify | Lyric Video | AudioClip   DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE     FOLLOW GRACENOTEFacebook: facebook.com/Gracenote6Twitter: @GracenotePHInstagram: @gracenotejamTikTok: @gracenotephSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4mrrcDjpjUq27YEGwlisgs?si=rLr-vFMGRdKgWv2bSjjSRQYouTube: www.youtube.com/c/GracenoteTV FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
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  • “Kalituhan” By Gracenote Featuring Monty Macalino Of Mayonnaise Is About Loving Someone No Matter What Gracenote’s latest single “Kalituhan” featuring Monty Macalino of Mayonnaise is actually a song inspired from a maze – full of peculiarities and makes one confused. According to the band, “Kalituhan” is a song about loving someone no matter what. Vocalist and songwriter Eunice Jorge was able to write “Kalituhan” easily after thinking of a maze as a core concept.E recalls, “It was a rainy night and I was lying down with a guitar on my bed and the music and words just came out simultaneously. The idea started from the concept of maze. I was just playing with metaphors and contrasts. And the song was made. Finished the demo thru GarageBand June 2019.”“The tempo was originally a bit faster than the final version. But during the pre-production process with my band, we’ve decided to make it slower to catch the right vibe for the song,” she adds.Eventually, the band along with Monty recorded “Kalituhan” in Yellow Room Studio last June.There’s no denying that people come and go but what if the most special person in your life that you wish you’d spend your forever with is tangled up with doubts and is hesitant to the paths he/she chooses? And here you are, keeping that little hope in your heart that you two will still meet in the end. And of course, you aspire to be happy together for good - “wag sanang bibitawan sa gitna ng kalituhan / samahan mo ako hanggang dulo,” the artists sing in its chorus. “Like in a maze, maraming pwedeng daanan, pwedeng magiba ng landas, pero kahit magkalituhan, sana magkita pa rin sa dulo,” Eunice also shares.“Kalituhan” by Gracenote and Monty Macalino is out now under Universal Records Philippines.  Stream “Kalituhan”:Spotify | Lyric Video | AudioClip   DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE     FOLLOW GRACENOTEFacebook: facebook.com/Gracenote6Twitter: @GracenotePHInstagram: @gracenotejamTikTok: @gracenotephSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4mrrcDjpjUq27YEGwlisgs?si=rLr-vFMGRdKgWv2bSjjSRQYouTube: www.youtube.com/c/GracenoteTV FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
    Nov 11, 2022
  • 11 Nov 2022
    BOYCE AVENUE WITH ADIE, NOBITA AND THE JUANS LIVE IN CONCERT FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK 2023   The “Boyce” are coming back to their second home – the Philippines. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning for the Valentine’s week. They will be performing in MANILA on February 11th at the Araneta Coliseum, in CEBU on February 12th at the Waterfront Hotel Ballroom, and in DAVAO on February 14th at the SMX Convention Center. Joining them are today’s O.P.M. hitmakers Adie, Nobita and (Manila show only) The Juans.   Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band whose name is a combination of two streets they grew up on in Sarasota. The band is popular for its strong acoustic roots and consists of the three Manzano brothers - Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The band was formed in 2004 and in 2007 they began posting their videos on YouTube to great success. To date, they have over 4.8 Billion YouTube views and over 13.2 Million subscribers, making their channel one of the most popular in the world. The band frequently tours North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and visits new countries every year.   Singer-songwriter Adie is best known for his massive hits “Paraluman”, “Tahanan”, “Dungaw” and “Mahika” which features Janine Berdin, and is currently one of the top artists on Spotify Philippines with over 3.6 million monthly listeners. OPM band Nobita burst into the music scene with their mega-hit “Ikaw Lang” and wedding-themed track “Unang Sayaw”, and also reached a new milestone in their career for achieving more than 130 million streams on Spotify alone. They are also joined in Manila by pop rock band The Juans, who are behind the chart-topping hits “Hindi Tayo Pwede” and “Hatid”, and who recently had their first major concert at the Big Dome.   Catch Boyce Avenue with your favorite O.P.M. hitmakers in this one of a kind concert experience performing your favorite love and hugot songs on Valentine’s week. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, November 19 at 10AM – MANILA via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets, and CEBU/DAVAO via SMTickets.com and SM Ticket outlets. Presented by Wilbros Live.   Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. #BoyceAvenueWithAdieNobitaTheJuans #BoyceAvenuePHTour2023   Poster/Square Version/IG Story: Boyce Avenue Materials  
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  • BOYCE AVENUE WITH ADIE, NOBITA AND THE JUANS LIVE IN CONCERT FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK 2023   The “Boyce” are coming back to their second home – the Philippines. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning for the Valentine’s week. They will be performing in MANILA on February 11th at the Araneta Coliseum, in CEBU on February 12th at the Waterfront Hotel Ballroom, and in DAVAO on February 14th at the SMX Convention Center. Joining them are today’s O.P.M. hitmakers Adie, Nobita and (Manila show only) The Juans.   Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band whose name is a combination of two streets they grew up on in Sarasota. The band is popular for its strong acoustic roots and consists of the three Manzano brothers - Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The band was formed in 2004 and in 2007 they began posting their videos on YouTube to great success. To date, they have over 4.8 Billion YouTube views and over 13.2 Million subscribers, making their channel one of the most popular in the world. The band frequently tours North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and visits new countries every year.   Singer-songwriter Adie is best known for his massive hits “Paraluman”, “Tahanan”, “Dungaw” and “Mahika” which features Janine Berdin, and is currently one of the top artists on Spotify Philippines with over 3.6 million monthly listeners. OPM band Nobita burst into the music scene with their mega-hit “Ikaw Lang” and wedding-themed track “Unang Sayaw”, and also reached a new milestone in their career for achieving more than 130 million streams on Spotify alone. They are also joined in Manila by pop rock band The Juans, who are behind the chart-topping hits “Hindi Tayo Pwede” and “Hatid”, and who recently had their first major concert at the Big Dome.   Catch Boyce Avenue with your favorite O.P.M. hitmakers in this one of a kind concert experience performing your favorite love and hugot songs on Valentine’s week. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, November 19 at 10AM – MANILA via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets, and CEBU/DAVAO via SMTickets.com and SM Ticket outlets. Presented by Wilbros Live.   Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. #BoyceAvenueWithAdieNobitaTheJuans #BoyceAvenuePHTour2023   Poster/Square Version/IG Story: Boyce Avenue Materials  
    Nov 11, 2022
  • 10 Nov 2022
    When creativity manifests in you, Raffy Tolentino Roque wrote the song "PRESENSIYA", and her sister Roshanna Tolentino Roque gave an extra flavor to the song by adding the rap part also played by their band, ROW KEYS, along with the other band members, their sister Rebecca Tolentino Roque, and their brother Raine Tolentino Roque. Mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Rakista Workz, the single was released on October 28, 2022, under the label,Rakista Records.         Now the band will launch their first ever music video for their song "PRESENSIYA" on November 16, 2022, at Amrak Music Hall along with their guest bands and artists; Jose Carlito, Hey June!, Angelo Garcia, and Pink Trash Project. There will be a 400 peso door charge for those who want to witness and support the band Row Keys.So, what are you waiting for? Sugod na mga RowKeystas!     The music video was produced by the band itself and by Kolin Tanlin, where they also shot their most-awaited music video.     See posters for more details, and please visit the Facebook page of Row Keys for gig updates. https://www.facebook.com/VocalHeroRAFFYROQUE
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • When creativity manifests in you, Raffy Tolentino Roque wrote the song "PRESENSIYA", and her sister Roshanna Tolentino Roque gave an extra flavor to the song by adding the rap part also played by their band, ROW KEYS, along with the other band members, their sister Rebecca Tolentino Roque, and their brother Raine Tolentino Roque. Mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Rakista Workz, the single was released on October 28, 2022, under the label,Rakista Records.         Now the band will launch their first ever music video for their song "PRESENSIYA" on November 16, 2022, at Amrak Music Hall along with their guest bands and artists; Jose Carlito, Hey June!, Angelo Garcia, and Pink Trash Project. There will be a 400 peso door charge for those who want to witness and support the band Row Keys.So, what are you waiting for? Sugod na mga RowKeystas!     The music video was produced by the band itself and by Kolin Tanlin, where they also shot their most-awaited music video.     See posters for more details, and please visit the Facebook page of Row Keys for gig updates. https://www.facebook.com/VocalHeroRAFFYROQUE
    Nov 10, 2022
  • 10 Nov 2022
    It was not just a simple launching of a music video; it was the five-piece band EMPING promoting their new music video for their song "Wag Ka Magkunwari" at 70’s Bistro Bar Anonas, Quezon City, on November 8, 2022.    It was a very meaningful night for Simplicio "Emping" Kiskisan Jr. (vocalist and song writer), Mary Rose "Jiji" Toting (bassist), Leonardo "Jun" Abasanta Jr. (drummer), John Pons Tiu (lead guitarist), Sean Patrick Estrella (percussionist), Beauty Magtiza (rhythm guitarist), and their manager Raymond De Castro Gonzales as they successfully shared the main purpose of the event, which was to spread their advocacy to "STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMAN".         The song was written by the frontman of the band, Mr. Emping. As the band mentions, the message and purpose of the song "Wag Ka Magkunwari", is to encourage all the people, especially the women, to speak up about how they feel and to fight against the violence or abuse that they are experiencing because nowadays, carrying that kind of baggage should not be normalized and tolerated. It may be "okay to not be okay," but we do not need to pretend. We must help ourselves heal from the trauma that we experienced in order to have peace of mind and enlightenment in our hearts.   So, to those women who are going through something, this song is for you. Fight for it, never give up, and let’s end the violence.       Gracenote also supported the advocacy of EMPING as they were one of the guest performers of the night, along with The Palompos, Amihan, Stefani Santos, and Dotty’s World.     Let’s end, stop, and break the silence of domestic violence! These are the following agencies that support the advocacy:   Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children https://www.facebook.com/lunalegalcenter/  (082) 306-5761 Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE) https://www.facebook.com/GWAVEPhilippines/ (035) 422 84 05 | +63 915 259 3029 | +63 999 576 6679 Women’s Care Center Inc. (WCCI) https://www.facebook.com/wcci.manila/  +63 999 577 9631 | +63 920 967 7852 | +63 917 825 0320 | (02) 8514-4104 ING MAKABABAYING AKSYON (IMA) Foundation https://www.facebook.com/Ing-Makababaying-Aksyon-IMA-Foundation-131515322286/ (045) 323 4750
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • It was not just a simple launching of a music video; it was the five-piece band EMPING promoting their new music video for their song "Wag Ka Magkunwari" at 70’s Bistro Bar Anonas, Quezon City, on November 8, 2022.    It was a very meaningful night for Simplicio "Emping" Kiskisan Jr. (vocalist and song writer), Mary Rose "Jiji" Toting (bassist), Leonardo "Jun" Abasanta Jr. (drummer), John Pons Tiu (lead guitarist), Sean Patrick Estrella (percussionist), Beauty Magtiza (rhythm guitarist), and their manager Raymond De Castro Gonzales as they successfully shared the main purpose of the event, which was to spread their advocacy to "STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMAN".         The song was written by the frontman of the band, Mr. Emping. As the band mentions, the message and purpose of the song "Wag Ka Magkunwari", is to encourage all the people, especially the women, to speak up about how they feel and to fight against the violence or abuse that they are experiencing because nowadays, carrying that kind of baggage should not be normalized and tolerated. It may be "okay to not be okay," but we do not need to pretend. We must help ourselves heal from the trauma that we experienced in order to have peace of mind and enlightenment in our hearts.   So, to those women who are going through something, this song is for you. Fight for it, never give up, and let’s end the violence.       Gracenote also supported the advocacy of EMPING as they were one of the guest performers of the night, along with The Palompos, Amihan, Stefani Santos, and Dotty’s World.     Let’s end, stop, and break the silence of domestic violence! These are the following agencies that support the advocacy:   Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children https://www.facebook.com/lunalegalcenter/  (082) 306-5761 Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE) https://www.facebook.com/GWAVEPhilippines/ (035) 422 84 05 | +63 915 259 3029 | +63 999 576 6679 Women’s Care Center Inc. (WCCI) https://www.facebook.com/wcci.manila/  +63 999 577 9631 | +63 920 967 7852 | +63 917 825 0320 | (02) 8514-4104 ING MAKABABAYING AKSYON (IMA) Foundation https://www.facebook.com/Ing-Makababaying-Aksyon-IMA-Foundation-131515322286/ (045) 323 4750
    Nov 10, 2022
  • 08 Nov 2022
    Rangel’s “DIKA” Brings All The Kilig   Rangel opens her heart to the warmth of love with her latest single “DIKA”. While love is a topic all too familiar, the singer-songwriter focuses on the brighter side of being in a loving relationship through lyrics that are sure to bring a smile to your face. As the chorus goes, “oras ng kalungkutan / ‘di ka bibitawan / hahawakan ang iyong mga kamay”.    “As a pessimist, it's easy to look at these words as an illusion, kasi di ba may “walang forever” na notion nonstop,” Rangel shares. “But it's just unfair to those who are really down for the long run. So i thought it'll be nice to look at the bright side sometimes and come from a hope for the best/ill always be there for you point of view, ‘cause who knows? Maybe it’ll work out,” she adds.   Love songs in the Philippines are abundant, but Rangel’s optimistic and bubbly perspective on love focuses on hoping for the best, which comes as a reassuring and sobering truth without being too twee. Pop-friendly melodies and Rangel’s soothing voice bring “DIKA” towards effervescent heights. As Rangel opens her heart, listeners might end up opening theirs – or at least add “DIKA” to their kilig playlist!     About Rangel   Rangel Fernandez, better known under the mononym Rangel, is a Filipino pop singer and songwriter. Rangel’s love for music began at the tender age of three and has not slowed down since. Despite being shy, she frequently joined talent competitions in her childhood, supported by her family and friends.   At the age of 13 Rangel began to write her own music. Later on, she made her foray into the music industry playing at the Filipino-favorite noontime show Eat Bulaga! with the now disbanded pop-rock group Music Hero.   The last few years have been proven rewarding for Rangel, as a dedicated group of fans follow her and her talents. It is also during this time when she released her most popular single “Hanggang Saan”. Her live performance of this hit at Wish 107.5 garnered almost 1 million views as of writing.    The sincerity in her songwriting and the emotions in her voice make her standout from the rest of emerging Filipino acts. She has worked closely with famed local rock band Mayonnaise, among others, and continues to establish a direct connection with her fans through her Youtube channel and social media accounts. Rangel is signed under Warner Music Philippines.    Follow Rangel on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.   "DIKA" is out now on various digital music platforms. For the latest updates on your favorite musicians, follow Warner Music Philippines on their social media pages:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnermusicph Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarnerMusicPH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warnermusicph/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmphils  
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  • Rangel’s “DIKA” Brings All The Kilig   Rangel opens her heart to the warmth of love with her latest single “DIKA”. While love is a topic all too familiar, the singer-songwriter focuses on the brighter side of being in a loving relationship through lyrics that are sure to bring a smile to your face. As the chorus goes, “oras ng kalungkutan / ‘di ka bibitawan / hahawakan ang iyong mga kamay”.    “As a pessimist, it's easy to look at these words as an illusion, kasi di ba may “walang forever” na notion nonstop,” Rangel shares. “But it's just unfair to those who are really down for the long run. So i thought it'll be nice to look at the bright side sometimes and come from a hope for the best/ill always be there for you point of view, ‘cause who knows? Maybe it’ll work out,” she adds.   Love songs in the Philippines are abundant, but Rangel’s optimistic and bubbly perspective on love focuses on hoping for the best, which comes as a reassuring and sobering truth without being too twee. Pop-friendly melodies and Rangel’s soothing voice bring “DIKA” towards effervescent heights. As Rangel opens her heart, listeners might end up opening theirs – or at least add “DIKA” to their kilig playlist!     About Rangel   Rangel Fernandez, better known under the mononym Rangel, is a Filipino pop singer and songwriter. Rangel’s love for music began at the tender age of three and has not slowed down since. Despite being shy, she frequently joined talent competitions in her childhood, supported by her family and friends.   At the age of 13 Rangel began to write her own music. Later on, she made her foray into the music industry playing at the Filipino-favorite noontime show Eat Bulaga! with the now disbanded pop-rock group Music Hero.   The last few years have been proven rewarding for Rangel, as a dedicated group of fans follow her and her talents. It is also during this time when she released her most popular single “Hanggang Saan”. Her live performance of this hit at Wish 107.5 garnered almost 1 million views as of writing.    The sincerity in her songwriting and the emotions in her voice make her standout from the rest of emerging Filipino acts. She has worked closely with famed local rock band Mayonnaise, among others, and continues to establish a direct connection with her fans through her Youtube channel and social media accounts. Rangel is signed under Warner Music Philippines.    Follow Rangel on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.   "DIKA" is out now on various digital music platforms. For the latest updates on your favorite musicians, follow Warner Music Philippines on their social media pages:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnermusicph Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarnerMusicPH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warnermusicph/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmphils  
    Nov 08, 2022
  • 08 Nov 2022
    SINGER-SONGWRITER POWERHOUSE JIREH LIM IS SET TO MAKE WAVES WITH HIS LATEST SUREFIRE DITTY “GUMAMELA” History has proven that there are artists who get lucky and who spend their entire lives in-pursuit of that one break, and there are artists who just seem to be born with the gift of effortlessly fusing melodies and words together and naturally connecting with audiences of all shapes and sizes. Jireh Lim has proven again and again that he belongs to the esteemed latter, and he’s definitely not taking a step back to admire the scenery, as he is working even harder to come up with hit tunes like his latest single “Gumamela,” which is arguably his finest work to date. Riddled with a bouncy pop / RnB styling, a slick and well-calculated sonic production and catchy-as-hell melodies, “Gumamela” definitely sounds like a natural and seamless evolution of Jireh, who cut his teeth and honed his talents more than a decade ago, armed with a handful of cover songs with just an acoustic guitar and a smooth and refined voice. The song’s theme – albeit rooted in the traditional “doing-whatever-it-takes-for-love” idea and musings – is taken to greater heights with Jireh’s knack for infusing cleverly relatable and totally sincere lyricism that seems to fall effortlessly into musical cadence and phrasing: an obvious by-product of the singer-songwriter’s dedication to consistently improve both his passion and craft. “I wrote this song back in 2012 – I was just humming a catchy melody with my guitar in hand, thinking about all the happy moments with the love of my life, and how easy it was to do anything without hesitation for a loved one,” Jireh shares, and when asked about the difference from his previous singles (like “Magkabilang Mundo,” “Sabik” and the widely popular “Buko,” all of which had a simpler acoustic vibe…), Jireh reveals a deeper mission than just sonic variation. “Personally, I feel like I have been given a gift, and it’s something I want to use to inspire people and even myself: to be better… which is why I’m always willing to step out of my comfort zone if it means becoming a better musician;” and adds, “And I never take anything for granted: I do this consistently because I remind myself that everything I have is mainly because of the listeners and the people who supported me, and both related and believed in what I do.” Available on all digital music and streaming platforms under Warner Music Phillipines, it’s a safe bet that “Gumamela” is another musical milestone to add to Jireh Lim’s ever-growing and impressive body of work. Needless to say, things are only looking to get better, now that the artist is more dedicated than ever to keep fighting the good fight. “People ask me all the time what or where I’d be if I wasn’t a songwriter, and I’ve never been able to give a specific answer because this is really the only thing I know how to do and I am fully passionate about – so I don’t think I’d have a happy life if I wasn’t doing this… so right now, after the release of ‘Gumamela,’ I simply just want to create more music, release more music videos and play more shows… I just want to be busy with music: that’s all I ever want.” FIN+++ For more information on Jireh Lim, interested parties can follow his social media links: https://web.facebook.com/jirehlim214and https://www.instagram.com/jirehlim/?fbclid=IwAR0oXD3GdMJIpsjOQPGNMkERK_Y49KnFfAXEGEHkfu-jdCCO0g2JMoMS_zU  Listeners can also listen to “Gumamela” and his other work on Spotify here:https://open.spotify.com/artist/6urxZktbtGcTIIqxQZ1d8q?si=cjHABX6wSB2IoOB_fBGDoQ Watch the Official Music Video HERE. "Gumamela" is out now on various digital music platforms. For the latest updates on your favorite musicians, follow Warner Music Philippines on their social media pages: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnermusicphTwitter: https://twitter.com/WarnerMusicPHInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/warnermusicph/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmphils 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • SINGER-SONGWRITER POWERHOUSE JIREH LIM IS SET TO MAKE WAVES WITH HIS LATEST SUREFIRE DITTY “GUMAMELA” History has proven that there are artists who get lucky and who spend their entire lives in-pursuit of that one break, and there are artists who just seem to be born with the gift of effortlessly fusing melodies and words together and naturally connecting with audiences of all shapes and sizes. Jireh Lim has proven again and again that he belongs to the esteemed latter, and he’s definitely not taking a step back to admire the scenery, as he is working even harder to come up with hit tunes like his latest single “Gumamela,” which is arguably his finest work to date. Riddled with a bouncy pop / RnB styling, a slick and well-calculated sonic production and catchy-as-hell melodies, “Gumamela” definitely sounds like a natural and seamless evolution of Jireh, who cut his teeth and honed his talents more than a decade ago, armed with a handful of cover songs with just an acoustic guitar and a smooth and refined voice. The song’s theme – albeit rooted in the traditional “doing-whatever-it-takes-for-love” idea and musings – is taken to greater heights with Jireh’s knack for infusing cleverly relatable and totally sincere lyricism that seems to fall effortlessly into musical cadence and phrasing: an obvious by-product of the singer-songwriter’s dedication to consistently improve both his passion and craft. “I wrote this song back in 2012 – I was just humming a catchy melody with my guitar in hand, thinking about all the happy moments with the love of my life, and how easy it was to do anything without hesitation for a loved one,” Jireh shares, and when asked about the difference from his previous singles (like “Magkabilang Mundo,” “Sabik” and the widely popular “Buko,” all of which had a simpler acoustic vibe…), Jireh reveals a deeper mission than just sonic variation. “Personally, I feel like I have been given a gift, and it’s something I want to use to inspire people and even myself: to be better… which is why I’m always willing to step out of my comfort zone if it means becoming a better musician;” and adds, “And I never take anything for granted: I do this consistently because I remind myself that everything I have is mainly because of the listeners and the people who supported me, and both related and believed in what I do.” Available on all digital music and streaming platforms under Warner Music Phillipines, it’s a safe bet that “Gumamela” is another musical milestone to add to Jireh Lim’s ever-growing and impressive body of work. Needless to say, things are only looking to get better, now that the artist is more dedicated than ever to keep fighting the good fight. “People ask me all the time what or where I’d be if I wasn’t a songwriter, and I’ve never been able to give a specific answer because this is really the only thing I know how to do and I am fully passionate about – so I don’t think I’d have a happy life if I wasn’t doing this… so right now, after the release of ‘Gumamela,’ I simply just want to create more music, release more music videos and play more shows… I just want to be busy with music: that’s all I ever want.” FIN+++ For more information on Jireh Lim, interested parties can follow his social media links: https://web.facebook.com/jirehlim214and https://www.instagram.com/jirehlim/?fbclid=IwAR0oXD3GdMJIpsjOQPGNMkERK_Y49KnFfAXEGEHkfu-jdCCO0g2JMoMS_zU  Listeners can also listen to “Gumamela” and his other work on Spotify here:https://open.spotify.com/artist/6urxZktbtGcTIIqxQZ1d8q?si=cjHABX6wSB2IoOB_fBGDoQ Watch the Official Music Video HERE. "Gumamela" is out now on various digital music platforms. For the latest updates on your favorite musicians, follow Warner Music Philippines on their social media pages: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnermusicphTwitter: https://twitter.com/WarnerMusicPHInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/warnermusicph/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmphils 
    Nov 08, 2022
  • 03 Nov 2022
    Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations around the world, where people wear their best and creepiest costumes.Last October 31, 2022, at 19 East, Soupstar Entertainment held a jam-packed OKA TOKAT: Soupstar Halloween Night as the venue was at full capacity. It was really a spooky rock n’ roll experience for all the OPM supporters and Rakista fans as they witnessed the bizarre, mind-boggling performances of Mizael, Bitter Days, Jem, Hey June, Kiss N’ Tell, The Vowels They Orbit, Pedicab, Gracenote, 6Cyclemind, Moonstar88, and Sandwich with the special guest Tanya Markova. The show was hosted by Mr. Soupstar Entertainment, Darwin Hernandez.(Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) Most of the attendees were really prepared for the night, and the eeriest of them all got a special Halloween gift. The lucky winner was wearing an amazeballs-well-lit pumpkin costume, and that was Ms. Ildelyn Valencia who will receive her early Christmas present because she won two tickets for the upcoming Ereaserheads concert on December 22, 2022. (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva) All the Soupstar artists also showcased their themed Halloween costumes. Three of the best were Gracenote with their cutie Teletubbies costumes, Sandwich with their Japanese Netflix series-inspired costume (Cobra Kai), and The Vowels They Orbit with their old-fashioned Halloween costume.  (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva) (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) During the performance of Sandwich, Mr. Raimund Marasigan rendered his "Betamax" performance and gave his tribute to one of the music icons, the late Mr. Danny Javier of the APO Hiking Society.6cyclemind was also spotted wearing their Grab Driver costumes, Moonstar88 was wearing their Volleyball Varsity costume, Pedicab had their futuristic headdresses, Hey June! was wearing their Stranger Things-inspired costume, and the other Soupstar artists were all wearing their lit costumes.(Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva)  It had been almost two years since we celebrated this kind of bop Halloween night, and as part of the tradition, Soupstar Entertainment once again successfully executed another Soupstar Night Halloween edition. TAKOT AKO! (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment)
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations around the world, where people wear their best and creepiest costumes.Last October 31, 2022, at 19 East, Soupstar Entertainment held a jam-packed OKA TOKAT: Soupstar Halloween Night as the venue was at full capacity. It was really a spooky rock n’ roll experience for all the OPM supporters and Rakista fans as they witnessed the bizarre, mind-boggling performances of Mizael, Bitter Days, Jem, Hey June, Kiss N’ Tell, The Vowels They Orbit, Pedicab, Gracenote, 6Cyclemind, Moonstar88, and Sandwich with the special guest Tanya Markova. The show was hosted by Mr. Soupstar Entertainment, Darwin Hernandez.(Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) Most of the attendees were really prepared for the night, and the eeriest of them all got a special Halloween gift. The lucky winner was wearing an amazeballs-well-lit pumpkin costume, and that was Ms. Ildelyn Valencia who will receive her early Christmas present because she won two tickets for the upcoming Ereaserheads concert on December 22, 2022. (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva) All the Soupstar artists also showcased their themed Halloween costumes. Three of the best were Gracenote with their cutie Teletubbies costumes, Sandwich with their Japanese Netflix series-inspired costume (Cobra Kai), and The Vowels They Orbit with their old-fashioned Halloween costume.  (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva) (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) During the performance of Sandwich, Mr. Raimund Marasigan rendered his "Betamax" performance and gave his tribute to one of the music icons, the late Mr. Danny Javier of the APO Hiking Society.6cyclemind was also spotted wearing their Grab Driver costumes, Moonstar88 was wearing their Volleyball Varsity costume, Pedicab had their futuristic headdresses, Hey June! was wearing their Stranger Things-inspired costume, and the other Soupstar artists were all wearing their lit costumes.(Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment) (Photo Credit: RJ Villanueva)  It had been almost two years since we celebrated this kind of bop Halloween night, and as part of the tradition, Soupstar Entertainment once again successfully executed another Soupstar Night Halloween edition. TAKOT AKO! (Photo Credit: Soupstar Entertainment)
    Nov 03, 2022
  • 02 Nov 2022
    Mix of different generations gathered last October 30, 2022 at the Philippine International Convention Center to witnessed the return of The Bootleg Beatles Live in Concert Tour. Another Rock n’ Roll 60’s vibe and experiences were unlocked for the attendees of the show when they chanted together with the songs: She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, Let It Be, and I Want to Hold Your Hand as the show openers.     It was a rollercoaster of emotions for both old and young at heart when the Bootleg Beatles serenaded the crowd with the hit songs of the Beatles which brings a nostalgic moment to the elders and a great introduction to the younger generation who attended the concert.      The Bootleg Beatles have already visited our country last 2016 and 2018, and once again after almost four years by popular demand we welcome them back here in the Philippines bringing us a one-of-kind performances. Steve White (Paul McCartney), Stephen Hill (George Harrison), Tyson Kelly (John Lennon), and Gordon Elsmore (Ringo Star), this talented band performed almost 30 songs from the original songs of the iconic and legendary band, The Beatles, included to their song-list are; “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da” and “One After 909” which made the crowd stand, dance, and party like there is no tomorrow.   And, as the show ends the quartet graces the fans with their Tagalog speaking skills and showcased their appreciation to all who supported them.       “Hey Jude”, the song of The Beatles that topped the charts in Britain for more than a month, the longest running no. 1 in United States Singles Chart, and the single with a longest running time, was supposed to be the last song but the fans quenched for more of their performance and they granted it with a mind-boggling show closer setlist that satisfied the night of all the attendees. The authenticity of their music left a remarkable LSS and reminiscing vibe to their fans that will be added to the book of their memories.  
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Mix of different generations gathered last October 30, 2022 at the Philippine International Convention Center to witnessed the return of The Bootleg Beatles Live in Concert Tour. Another Rock n’ Roll 60’s vibe and experiences were unlocked for the attendees of the show when they chanted together with the songs: She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, Let It Be, and I Want to Hold Your Hand as the show openers.     It was a rollercoaster of emotions for both old and young at heart when the Bootleg Beatles serenaded the crowd with the hit songs of the Beatles which brings a nostalgic moment to the elders and a great introduction to the younger generation who attended the concert.      The Bootleg Beatles have already visited our country last 2016 and 2018, and once again after almost four years by popular demand we welcome them back here in the Philippines bringing us a one-of-kind performances. Steve White (Paul McCartney), Stephen Hill (George Harrison), Tyson Kelly (John Lennon), and Gordon Elsmore (Ringo Star), this talented band performed almost 30 songs from the original songs of the iconic and legendary band, The Beatles, included to their song-list are; “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da” and “One After 909” which made the crowd stand, dance, and party like there is no tomorrow.   And, as the show ends the quartet graces the fans with their Tagalog speaking skills and showcased their appreciation to all who supported them.       “Hey Jude”, the song of The Beatles that topped the charts in Britain for more than a month, the longest running no. 1 in United States Singles Chart, and the single with a longest running time, was supposed to be the last song but the fans quenched for more of their performance and they granted it with a mind-boggling show closer setlist that satisfied the night of all the attendees. The authenticity of their music left a remarkable LSS and reminiscing vibe to their fans that will be added to the book of their memories.  
    Nov 02, 2022