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  • 19 May 2022
    After landing on several high-profile playlists curated by some of the biggest names in K-Pop, Filipino singer-songwriter/producer Young Cocoa returns with “Nova,” his new single under pan-regional label, OFFMUTE.   Incorporating a bossa nova sample as foundation for the rest of the beat, the prolific hip-hop artist raps about young love with awe-inspiring giddiness, and delivers one of the breeziest crossover tunes to come out in a while.   The smooth bop was produced by Cavill, who captured the energy of the lyrics with undeniable ease. It will be part of his upcoming debut EP to be released in the latter part of 2022.    “We wanted to create a song that was an easy listen, had a lot of bounce, and felt ‘bubbly’ in the same way the lyrics were written,” reveals the rising Asian rapper. “Nova’s creation really just started off of the exploration of a different sound, and progressed into a song that I wrote about having an innocent crush, or puppy love. The title is directly inspired by my favorite snack, Nova and the use of Bossa Nova elements in the production.”   The song comes with a performative visual that aims to bring to life the single art inspired by Wes Anderson—in some capacity. Young Cocoa adds, “The video is set in sunrise, midday, and sunset, where I basically perform as if I’m talking about/to the person I like.”   The Manila chart-topper also tapped filmmaker friend Miko Del Rosario to direct the “Nova” MV with Leo Malli as DOP.   Check out Young Cocoa’s “Nova” on all digital music platforms via OFFMUTE. Watch the video here.   Follow YOUNG COCOA on socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyoungestcocoa/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngcocoa_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_youngcocoa   Follow OFFMUTE on socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offmuteASIA Twitter: https://twitter.com/offmute Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offmute/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@offmute
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • After landing on several high-profile playlists curated by some of the biggest names in K-Pop, Filipino singer-songwriter/producer Young Cocoa returns with “Nova,” his new single under pan-regional label, OFFMUTE.   Incorporating a bossa nova sample as foundation for the rest of the beat, the prolific hip-hop artist raps about young love with awe-inspiring giddiness, and delivers one of the breeziest crossover tunes to come out in a while.   The smooth bop was produced by Cavill, who captured the energy of the lyrics with undeniable ease. It will be part of his upcoming debut EP to be released in the latter part of 2022.    “We wanted to create a song that was an easy listen, had a lot of bounce, and felt ‘bubbly’ in the same way the lyrics were written,” reveals the rising Asian rapper. “Nova’s creation really just started off of the exploration of a different sound, and progressed into a song that I wrote about having an innocent crush, or puppy love. The title is directly inspired by my favorite snack, Nova and the use of Bossa Nova elements in the production.”   The song comes with a performative visual that aims to bring to life the single art inspired by Wes Anderson—in some capacity. Young Cocoa adds, “The video is set in sunrise, midday, and sunset, where I basically perform as if I’m talking about/to the person I like.”   The Manila chart-topper also tapped filmmaker friend Miko Del Rosario to direct the “Nova” MV with Leo Malli as DOP.   Check out Young Cocoa’s “Nova” on all digital music platforms via OFFMUTE. Watch the video here.   Follow YOUNG COCOA on socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyoungestcocoa/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngcocoa_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_youngcocoa   Follow OFFMUTE on socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offmuteASIA Twitter: https://twitter.com/offmute Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offmute/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@offmute
    May 19, 2022
  • 19 May 2022
    SkyChurch has been releasing regular singles throughout the last several months, this being the 4th single to hit digital stores worldwide. The band's current lineup consists of Russell Dela Cruz on vocals and bass, Jomal Linao on guitars (also from bands Kamikazee and Talata), and Paul Eusebio behind the drums (also from Valley of Chrome). Russel had this to say about the new single: "Stronghold is one of the older songs that we had in the band. Skeleton Music was written back in the early 2000's.  Lyrics was all about making yourself a fortress that is strengthened by renewed FAITH, and HUMILITY thus making you a STRONGHOLD." Skychurch is getting back to playing live shows after the 2-year long pandemic and lockdown in the Philippines. For bookings they can be reached on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/skychurchph). Their merch is regularly available online at Tower of Doom's DoomShop (shop.towerofdoom.net)
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • SkyChurch has been releasing regular singles throughout the last several months, this being the 4th single to hit digital stores worldwide. The band's current lineup consists of Russell Dela Cruz on vocals and bass, Jomal Linao on guitars (also from bands Kamikazee and Talata), and Paul Eusebio behind the drums (also from Valley of Chrome). Russel had this to say about the new single: "Stronghold is one of the older songs that we had in the band. Skeleton Music was written back in the early 2000's.  Lyrics was all about making yourself a fortress that is strengthened by renewed FAITH, and HUMILITY thus making you a STRONGHOLD." Skychurch is getting back to playing live shows after the 2-year long pandemic and lockdown in the Philippines. For bookings they can be reached on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/skychurchph). Their merch is regularly available online at Tower of Doom's DoomShop (shop.towerofdoom.net)
    May 19, 2022
  • 12 May 2022
    Do you still remember the memories of your loved ones in heaven?Ready your hearts as Maryzark released a new single entitled, " Kandila". The song depicts losing a loved one. It also carried a significant meaning for those who experienced losing a loved one during the pandemic. It’s a very personal song for the band. A fitting tribute to a great dad, friend, and mentor. It expresses love and gratitude for the loved ones we lost.The first lines for every lyrics “Minsan pa” not only means “once more” but also a tip of the hat to the person the song is written for in this case is Axel’s dad Tito Alex.    Always remember to give value to those important people in your life before it's too late. When your love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Maryzark is an Alternative five-piece rock band, they've been in the industry for more than a decade. And, here are the highlights of their career: Bands 3 singles “Kai, Huli, and Sshhh” all made it to Myx top 10 OPM  MV Charts.First single “Kai” was included in PULP MAGAZINE’s top 100 OPM rock song of the Millennium. Maryzark is also part of PH WBOB line-up/playlist.  Added to their career highlights is the release of their song "Kandila" on all music platforms this May 27, 2022. Click the link and pre-save now:https://ingrv.es/kandila-6i9-i.You can also check out the lyric video of the song on YouTube premiered last March 8, 2022.
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Do you still remember the memories of your loved ones in heaven?Ready your hearts as Maryzark released a new single entitled, " Kandila". The song depicts losing a loved one. It also carried a significant meaning for those who experienced losing a loved one during the pandemic. It’s a very personal song for the band. A fitting tribute to a great dad, friend, and mentor. It expresses love and gratitude for the loved ones we lost.The first lines for every lyrics “Minsan pa” not only means “once more” but also a tip of the hat to the person the song is written for in this case is Axel’s dad Tito Alex.    Always remember to give value to those important people in your life before it's too late. When your love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Maryzark is an Alternative five-piece rock band, they've been in the industry for more than a decade. And, here are the highlights of their career: Bands 3 singles “Kai, Huli, and Sshhh” all made it to Myx top 10 OPM  MV Charts.First single “Kai” was included in PULP MAGAZINE’s top 100 OPM rock song of the Millennium. Maryzark is also part of PH WBOB line-up/playlist.  Added to their career highlights is the release of their song "Kandila" on all music platforms this May 27, 2022. Click the link and pre-save now:https://ingrv.es/kandila-6i9-i.You can also check out the lyric video of the song on YouTube premiered last March 8, 2022.
    May 12, 2022
  • 12 May 2022
    Warner Music Asia’s latest signee – Valentina Ploy, dropped her first single of the year “Bla Bli Blu” with a bold splash of pink on all digital streaming platforms at midnight.   Synonymous to “I love you”, “Bla Bli Blu” is a love language created by the Thai-Italian artist to express her love through this catchy feel-good track that she co-wrote with Richard Craker and Jackson Dimiglio. A glimpse into Valentina’s multilingualism, the pre-hook is a cheeky preview to her proficiency in Italian, French, and Spanish, as she professes her love in these languages before diving into a grand confession through her very own love language – “Bla Bli Blu”.   In explaining the inspiration behind the bathroom-written track that she speaks very fondly of; Valentina conveyed her difficulties in expressing her love in those three words as it can sometimes feel limiting. Putting her own spin into this expression, “Bla Bli Blu” carries an infectious charm and endearment that is hard to resist.   “Bla Bli Blu” will be accompanied by an adorable music video starring Valentina herself, and German-Thai actor Nino Wongchaiseree. As you’ll be tickled pink, the pair’s chemistry will make you relieve all the exhilaration a romance can offer, and have you fall in love with the compatible on-screen couple. Available this evening at 7pm (SGT), the official music video of “Bla Bli Blu” will be made live on Valentina Ploy’s YouTube channel.   Keep your eyes on the next “It Girl” on the block as “Bla Bli Blu” marks the first of many releases Valentina Ploy has in the pipeline with Warner Music Asia for the year.   Valentina shared, “I am so happy to be working with Warner Music. Very excited and grateful to become part of the family as I feel that they support my vision of developing my artist career beyond limits. It’s always been a dream of mine to bring my music to the world and Warner Music is perfectly suited to help me reach the widest audience possible. With Warner Music and What the Duck, I’ll have an amazing set of partners that will help me achieve my vision and goal.”   Warner Music Asia announced on 21 April 2022 that it has formed a strategic alliance with Thailand’s premier independent record company What the Duck by signing Valentina Ploy, one of its most accomplished singer-songwriters.    This deal will see Warner Music Asia add the established Bangkok-based star to its roster of prominent singers, and will serve to support the What the Duck label in its work to elevate Valentina’s career to new heights. Warner Music will be harnessing the support of Warner Music Thailand to strengthen her domestic fan base, and utilizing the Group’s regional network to introduce her work to music lovers throughout Asia and beyond.     Connect with Valentina Ploy 
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Warner Music Asia’s latest signee – Valentina Ploy, dropped her first single of the year “Bla Bli Blu” with a bold splash of pink on all digital streaming platforms at midnight.   Synonymous to “I love you”, “Bla Bli Blu” is a love language created by the Thai-Italian artist to express her love through this catchy feel-good track that she co-wrote with Richard Craker and Jackson Dimiglio. A glimpse into Valentina’s multilingualism, the pre-hook is a cheeky preview to her proficiency in Italian, French, and Spanish, as she professes her love in these languages before diving into a grand confession through her very own love language – “Bla Bli Blu”.   In explaining the inspiration behind the bathroom-written track that she speaks very fondly of; Valentina conveyed her difficulties in expressing her love in those three words as it can sometimes feel limiting. Putting her own spin into this expression, “Bla Bli Blu” carries an infectious charm and endearment that is hard to resist.   “Bla Bli Blu” will be accompanied by an adorable music video starring Valentina herself, and German-Thai actor Nino Wongchaiseree. As you’ll be tickled pink, the pair’s chemistry will make you relieve all the exhilaration a romance can offer, and have you fall in love with the compatible on-screen couple. Available this evening at 7pm (SGT), the official music video of “Bla Bli Blu” will be made live on Valentina Ploy’s YouTube channel.   Keep your eyes on the next “It Girl” on the block as “Bla Bli Blu” marks the first of many releases Valentina Ploy has in the pipeline with Warner Music Asia for the year.   Valentina shared, “I am so happy to be working with Warner Music. Very excited and grateful to become part of the family as I feel that they support my vision of developing my artist career beyond limits. It’s always been a dream of mine to bring my music to the world and Warner Music is perfectly suited to help me reach the widest audience possible. With Warner Music and What the Duck, I’ll have an amazing set of partners that will help me achieve my vision and goal.”   Warner Music Asia announced on 21 April 2022 that it has formed a strategic alliance with Thailand’s premier independent record company What the Duck by signing Valentina Ploy, one of its most accomplished singer-songwriters.    This deal will see Warner Music Asia add the established Bangkok-based star to its roster of prominent singers, and will serve to support the What the Duck label in its work to elevate Valentina’s career to new heights. Warner Music will be harnessing the support of Warner Music Thailand to strengthen her domestic fan base, and utilizing the Group’s regional network to introduce her work to music lovers throughout Asia and beyond.     Connect with Valentina Ploy 
    May 12, 2022
  • 10 May 2022
    Rivermaya makes a triumphant comeback with “Casino,” their first single since 2018’s “#SBN.” Blending post-punk and alternative rock influences with ‘80s dance grooves, the upbeat number deals with a love affair that instantly blossomed into a serendipitous, all-in romance.   The release of the track comes with a music video that features two strangers who met and connected in a speakeasy bar, and danced the night away like it’s their last. “It’s also the first Rivermaya track with a four-on-the-floor feel all throughout,” lead vocalist and drummer Mike Escueta adds. According to Escueta, the chorus, lyrics, and melody of “Casino” were written before the pandemic, and were recently reworked when he saw the file in his Google Docs. “It was just a matter of looking for chords that fit the melody. Once I had a rough arrangement down, with just drums, keys and chorus vocals, I started writing the verses around the story.” Escueta mixed and co-produced “Casino” with musician-friend Paulo Zarate on Studio Z. Mike Elgar (vocalist/guitarist) recorded his guitar tracks at home, while Nathan Azarcon (vocalist/guitarist) went back and forth with the remaining elements of the song. Born through online collaboration and never jammed in one space, “Casino” sets the tone for what’s to come on Rivermaya’s future music-making endeavors. The iconic band is targeting to finish an album’s worth of songs. “It’s been 5 years so we really miss putting out new music,” Escueta shares. “It looks like we are gonna be able to do this a lot more often this year.” Rivermaya’s “Casino” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Rivermaya makes a triumphant comeback with “Casino,” their first single since 2018’s “#SBN.” Blending post-punk and alternative rock influences with ‘80s dance grooves, the upbeat number deals with a love affair that instantly blossomed into a serendipitous, all-in romance.   The release of the track comes with a music video that features two strangers who met and connected in a speakeasy bar, and danced the night away like it’s their last. “It’s also the first Rivermaya track with a four-on-the-floor feel all throughout,” lead vocalist and drummer Mike Escueta adds. According to Escueta, the chorus, lyrics, and melody of “Casino” were written before the pandemic, and were recently reworked when he saw the file in his Google Docs. “It was just a matter of looking for chords that fit the melody. Once I had a rough arrangement down, with just drums, keys and chorus vocals, I started writing the verses around the story.” Escueta mixed and co-produced “Casino” with musician-friend Paulo Zarate on Studio Z. Mike Elgar (vocalist/guitarist) recorded his guitar tracks at home, while Nathan Azarcon (vocalist/guitarist) went back and forth with the remaining elements of the song. Born through online collaboration and never jammed in one space, “Casino” sets the tone for what’s to come on Rivermaya’s future music-making endeavors. The iconic band is targeting to finish an album’s worth of songs. “It’s been 5 years so we really miss putting out new music,” Escueta shares. “It looks like we are gonna be able to do this a lot more often this year.” Rivermaya’s “Casino” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    May 10, 2022
  • 04 May 2022
    AWI COLUMNA, following the success of his song "Easy Lang" which garnered more than a million views last year has now a second version with a title, "Easy Lang II: Pariham". He launched the Vertical Music Video directed by Alec Columna, last May 4, 2022. Here are some previews from behind the scene of the MV shoot. The cast of the MV are Awi Columna, Xykeiro Rubio, Alec Columna, Ace Musa, and Mark Pajarillo. The video was shot in different locations showing the lifestyle and life status of different individuals.    Watch the vertical music video of "Easy Lang II: Pariham", and appreciate the message of the song.     
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • AWI COLUMNA, following the success of his song "Easy Lang" which garnered more than a million views last year has now a second version with a title, "Easy Lang II: Pariham". He launched the Vertical Music Video directed by Alec Columna, last May 4, 2022. Here are some previews from behind the scene of the MV shoot. The cast of the MV are Awi Columna, Xykeiro Rubio, Alec Columna, Ace Musa, and Mark Pajarillo. The video was shot in different locations showing the lifestyle and life status of different individuals.    Watch the vertical music video of "Easy Lang II: Pariham", and appreciate the message of the song.     
    May 04, 2022
  • 04 May 2022
     POP TROUBADOUR’S DEBUT EP INCLUDESSUCH MULTI-MILLON STREAMING HITS AS “HERE’S YOUR PERFECT,”“I LOST MYSELF IN LOVING YOU,” AND “LAST CALL” OFFICIAL “IT IS WHAT IT IS” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY | WATCH HERE  EXTENSIVE US TOUR SUPPORTING JESSE MCCARTNEY BEGINS MAY 3 BROKEN MEMORIES AVAILABLE NOW VIA ATLANTIC/GEAUX UPTOW­­­N RECORDS HERE  “My EP is a story of going through hardships and beautiful moments and things I never would’ve expected. I want my songs to be an honest conversation with my fans, where I’m sharing all these different things I’ve learned about myself over these past few years.” – JAMIE MILLERPop singer-songwriter Jamie Miller is proud to unveil his debut EP, Broken Memories, available now via Atlantic Records/Geaux Uptown Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Broken Memories sees Jamie affirming his talent for transforming heartache into songs with a profoundly uplifting power.Today’s EP release is further celebrated by the anthemic single, “It Is What It Is,” produced by Louis Schoorl (5 Seconds of Summer) and Cal Shapiro (Timeflies), and co-written by Miller, Schoorl, and Shapiro. The guitar-driven anthem is joined by an official music video, premiering today via YouTube HERE.“‘It Is What It Is’ is what I tell myself anytime something doesn’t go my way,” Miller says. “It means that whatever happens, you can get through it and move on. It was important to me to include that song on the EP and let my fans know that even when things are dark, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”The six-song Broken Memories includes the Wales-born, Los Angeles-based artist’s breakthrough hit, “Here’s Your Perfect,” along with such radiant new tracks as “Last Call“ and “I Lost Myself In Loving You.” Jamie’s heartfelt debut TV performance of “Last Call” on the Emmy Award-winning Kelly Clarkson Show can be viewed HERE. Currently boasting over 380M global streams and over 93M video views via YouTube thus far, “Here’s Your Perfect” proved a monumental triumph following its April 2021 release, spending 13 weeks on Billboard’s “Global Ex-US” chart amidst acclaim from major outlets like Rolling Stone on the strength of Miller’s fearlessly confessional songwriting and warm yet commanding vocal work. Now with well over 21M global streams, “I Lost Myself In Loving You” is joined by an official music video currently approaching 7M individual views via YouTube. These tracks and more have help Jamie earn over 480M global streams, 2.5 million TikTok followers, and 220 million YouTube views.Recently named among PEOPLE’s “Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark in 2022“ and featured in a GRAMMY® Museum Mini Masterclass (streaming HERE), Jamie will mark the arrival of Broken Memories with his first-ever full US live run. The dates, which see him supporting Jesse McCartney’s “The New Stage Tour 2022,” get underway May 3rd at Cincinnati, OH’s Bogart’s and then travel through late June. For complete details, please visit www.jamiemillermusic.com.JAMIE MILLERUS TOUR 2022 * All Dates w/ Jesse McCartney’s “The New Stage Tour 2022” MAY3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s4 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!6 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore7 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue9 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave11 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant14 - Chicago, IL - Park West16 - Boston, MA - Big Night Live17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza18 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount20 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place21 - Portland, ME - State Theatre24 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony25 - Philadelphia, PA - Brooklyn Bowl26 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore31 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz JUNE1 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore3 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues4 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre6 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues7 - Tampa, FL Jannus Live9 - Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues11 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall13 - Austin, TX - Emo’s14 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom17 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre20 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox21 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom24 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern # # # Since first introducing the world to his phenomenal vocal talents, Jamie Miller has achieved meteoric success – including over 480M global streams and 220M official YouTube views to date – while winning the admiration of superstars like Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Sam Smith, and Jennifer Hudson. Hailing from the city of Cardiff and raised in a working-class family (his mother’s a housecleaner, his father’s a taxi driver), he grew up on gospel music, Motown, and R&B and started singing in the school choir as a kid. At the age of 18, while working at a local call center, Miller landed a spot on a major TV show in the UK – a turn of events that massively amplified his online presence and ultimately led to his signing with Atlantic Records. Miller’s acclaimed debut single, “City That Never Sleeps,” landed in 2020 and quickly garnered press from such high-profile media outlets as PEOPLE Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Billboard, the latter of which praised Miller’s ”incredible vocal range and control.” Now, with the long-awaited release of Broken Memories, Miller brings his raw outpouring to a radiant brand of soul-pop partly informed by lifelong influences like Michael Jackson and Donny Hathaway.  CONNECT:OFFICIAL | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •  POP TROUBADOUR’S DEBUT EP INCLUDESSUCH MULTI-MILLON STREAMING HITS AS “HERE’S YOUR PERFECT,”“I LOST MYSELF IN LOVING YOU,” AND “LAST CALL” OFFICIAL “IT IS WHAT IT IS” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY | WATCH HERE  EXTENSIVE US TOUR SUPPORTING JESSE MCCARTNEY BEGINS MAY 3 BROKEN MEMORIES AVAILABLE NOW VIA ATLANTIC/GEAUX UPTOW­­­N RECORDS HERE  “My EP is a story of going through hardships and beautiful moments and things I never would’ve expected. I want my songs to be an honest conversation with my fans, where I’m sharing all these different things I’ve learned about myself over these past few years.” – JAMIE MILLERPop singer-songwriter Jamie Miller is proud to unveil his debut EP, Broken Memories, available now via Atlantic Records/Geaux Uptown Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Broken Memories sees Jamie affirming his talent for transforming heartache into songs with a profoundly uplifting power.Today’s EP release is further celebrated by the anthemic single, “It Is What It Is,” produced by Louis Schoorl (5 Seconds of Summer) and Cal Shapiro (Timeflies), and co-written by Miller, Schoorl, and Shapiro. The guitar-driven anthem is joined by an official music video, premiering today via YouTube HERE.“‘It Is What It Is’ is what I tell myself anytime something doesn’t go my way,” Miller says. “It means that whatever happens, you can get through it and move on. It was important to me to include that song on the EP and let my fans know that even when things are dark, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”The six-song Broken Memories includes the Wales-born, Los Angeles-based artist’s breakthrough hit, “Here’s Your Perfect,” along with such radiant new tracks as “Last Call“ and “I Lost Myself In Loving You.” Jamie’s heartfelt debut TV performance of “Last Call” on the Emmy Award-winning Kelly Clarkson Show can be viewed HERE. Currently boasting over 380M global streams and over 93M video views via YouTube thus far, “Here’s Your Perfect” proved a monumental triumph following its April 2021 release, spending 13 weeks on Billboard’s “Global Ex-US” chart amidst acclaim from major outlets like Rolling Stone on the strength of Miller’s fearlessly confessional songwriting and warm yet commanding vocal work. Now with well over 21M global streams, “I Lost Myself In Loving You” is joined by an official music video currently approaching 7M individual views via YouTube. These tracks and more have help Jamie earn over 480M global streams, 2.5 million TikTok followers, and 220 million YouTube views.Recently named among PEOPLE’s “Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark in 2022“ and featured in a GRAMMY® Museum Mini Masterclass (streaming HERE), Jamie will mark the arrival of Broken Memories with his first-ever full US live run. The dates, which see him supporting Jesse McCartney’s “The New Stage Tour 2022,” get underway May 3rd at Cincinnati, OH’s Bogart’s and then travel through late June. For complete details, please visit www.jamiemillermusic.com.JAMIE MILLERUS TOUR 2022 * All Dates w/ Jesse McCartney’s “The New Stage Tour 2022” MAY3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s4 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!6 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore7 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue9 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave11 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant14 - Chicago, IL - Park West16 - Boston, MA - Big Night Live17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza18 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount20 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place21 - Portland, ME - State Theatre24 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony25 - Philadelphia, PA - Brooklyn Bowl26 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore31 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz JUNE1 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore3 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues4 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre6 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues7 - Tampa, FL Jannus Live9 - Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues11 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall13 - Austin, TX - Emo’s14 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom17 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre20 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox21 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom24 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern # # # Since first introducing the world to his phenomenal vocal talents, Jamie Miller has achieved meteoric success – including over 480M global streams and 220M official YouTube views to date – while winning the admiration of superstars like Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Sam Smith, and Jennifer Hudson. Hailing from the city of Cardiff and raised in a working-class family (his mother’s a housecleaner, his father’s a taxi driver), he grew up on gospel music, Motown, and R&B and started singing in the school choir as a kid. At the age of 18, while working at a local call center, Miller landed a spot on a major TV show in the UK – a turn of events that massively amplified his online presence and ultimately led to his signing with Atlantic Records. Miller’s acclaimed debut single, “City That Never Sleeps,” landed in 2020 and quickly garnered press from such high-profile media outlets as PEOPLE Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Billboard, the latter of which praised Miller’s ”incredible vocal range and control.” Now, with the long-awaited release of Broken Memories, Miller brings his raw outpouring to a radiant brand of soul-pop partly informed by lifelong influences like Michael Jackson and Donny Hathaway.  CONNECT:OFFICIAL | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK
    May 04, 2022
  • 03 May 2022
    After two years of missing them, they're back again with their new band, CHELSEA ALLEY along with the memories of the late Slapshock's vocalist, Jamir Garcia. Last April 29, 2022 we witnessed again the IPO-IPO mosh pit, and most especially the biggest hard rock metal event of 2022: MACBETH presents, "CHELSEA ALLEY 1st Strike" at Eton Centris. The event was attended by the crowd of Chelsea Armies, Slap Armies, and Rakistas who keeps on supporting the band from day one.CHELSEA ALLEY is a four-piece band composed of the two former Slapshock members such as Lean Ansing (Guitarist ) and Chi Evora (Drummer), added by Ariel Lumanlan (Guitarist) and  John Borja (Vocalist) along with JL Siscar of Even (Bassist), they surprised their fans with the jam-pack two sets of performances during the "1st STRIKE". In their first set, they introduced the new songs of Chelsea Alley which everyone enjoyed and in their second nostalgic set they showcased the songs of Slapshock, it highlighted the song HENERAL which they dedicated as a tribute song to Jamir Garcia. This song was written as a reminder that the love, the friendship, and the bond of the band, will cross over even in the next life and nothing will ever break it. During the time that they were performing it, the whole venue was wrapped with mixed emotions, some were in tears and some were just enjoying the show while they were reminiscing the old times with HENERAL (Jamir Garcia).During the event, Evora and Ansing gave their heartfelt message that inspires a lot of attendees, to always be strong and always be grateful for God's boon. They also gave their appreciation to all the fans who attended the event and the organizers who gave their blast efforts for the success of the 1st strike.John Borja also serenaded the crowd with his solo acoustic performance of his covered song “Numb by Linkin Park”. Aside from these amazeballs scenarios from Borja and Chelsea Alley, they also invited and showed their support to the other upcoming bands like Carissa, Divina, and Snakefight who also contributed to hype the night.To sum it up, it was a great launching night for all the people involved in the show. ROCK ON!Peace, love, and music!Heneral Music Video:Like and follow Chelsea Alley’s social media accounts to get the latest from them! Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Chelsea.Alle...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/[email protected]: @chelseaalleyphYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChelseaAlleyPHTwitter: @Chelsea.Alley.PH
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • After two years of missing them, they're back again with their new band, CHELSEA ALLEY along with the memories of the late Slapshock's vocalist, Jamir Garcia. Last April 29, 2022 we witnessed again the IPO-IPO mosh pit, and most especially the biggest hard rock metal event of 2022: MACBETH presents, "CHELSEA ALLEY 1st Strike" at Eton Centris. The event was attended by the crowd of Chelsea Armies, Slap Armies, and Rakistas who keeps on supporting the band from day one.CHELSEA ALLEY is a four-piece band composed of the two former Slapshock members such as Lean Ansing (Guitarist ) and Chi Evora (Drummer), added by Ariel Lumanlan (Guitarist) and  John Borja (Vocalist) along with JL Siscar of Even (Bassist), they surprised their fans with the jam-pack two sets of performances during the "1st STRIKE". In their first set, they introduced the new songs of Chelsea Alley which everyone enjoyed and in their second nostalgic set they showcased the songs of Slapshock, it highlighted the song HENERAL which they dedicated as a tribute song to Jamir Garcia. This song was written as a reminder that the love, the friendship, and the bond of the band, will cross over even in the next life and nothing will ever break it. During the time that they were performing it, the whole venue was wrapped with mixed emotions, some were in tears and some were just enjoying the show while they were reminiscing the old times with HENERAL (Jamir Garcia).During the event, Evora and Ansing gave their heartfelt message that inspires a lot of attendees, to always be strong and always be grateful for God's boon. They also gave their appreciation to all the fans who attended the event and the organizers who gave their blast efforts for the success of the 1st strike.John Borja also serenaded the crowd with his solo acoustic performance of his covered song “Numb by Linkin Park”. Aside from these amazeballs scenarios from Borja and Chelsea Alley, they also invited and showed their support to the other upcoming bands like Carissa, Divina, and Snakefight who also contributed to hype the night.To sum it up, it was a great launching night for all the people involved in the show. ROCK ON!Peace, love, and music!Heneral Music Video:Like and follow Chelsea Alley’s social media accounts to get the latest from them! Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Chelsea.Alle...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/[email protected]: @chelseaalleyphYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChelseaAlleyPHTwitter: @Chelsea.Alley.PH
    May 03, 2022
  • 03 May 2022
    After dropping the Crazy Donkey-assisted track “New Highs” last month, alternative pop/soul trio of Mercury pivots toward a more experimental direction on their new EP, CHANGIN’ Volume 2—released under Sony Music Philippines. Embracing genre-melding tunes with fresh, innovative production. CHANGIN’ Volume 2 sets the stage for a groovy kind of trip. The EP features three tracks that are rendered with amazing level of detail. Co-produced by their former bandmate knōwmaad, the three-part release includes “STRESSES,” a soulful, electro-pop anthem that is punctuated by retro-modern grooves and heavy 808 bass; “ENERGY,” a club jam that articulates the frustration of wanting to enact changes within a retrogressive system; and “CHOLULA (Cut You Loose),” a feel-good bop with laid-back funk influences. “In this whole process, we explored new elements that we haven't tried before,” shares the band in a statement. “Lyrics-wise, all the songs are different from each other.” CHANGIN’ Volume 2 follows the release of “New Highs,” a collaboration with Chinese breakthrough producer Crazy Donkey. The song is co-written by multi-platinum award-winning songwriter, Jesper Borgen, who has been responsible for writing hits from the likes of Alan Walker, Bebe Rexha and many more. The stand-alone track is accompanied by a music video directed by LA-based filmmaker Garreth Hoffman. Shot in the iconic Venice Beach skate part, the visuals serve as the perfect embodiment of the song’s message. “We wanted to showcase the process, including the ups and downs (and falls) that skaters go through on a day-to-day basis.” To promote the “New Highs” MV and gear up for the highly anticipated release of CHANGIN’ Volume 2, of Mercury hosted a pop-up skate gig at Chibz Resto Bar in Intramuros, Manila last April 27, 2022. Attended by outdoor sports enthusiasts, influencers, and music fans, the event featured skateboard activities in the afternoon, and performances by electronic producer Zelijah, rising hip-hop artist Young Cocoa, and of Mercury. Check out of Mercury’s socials: Instagram YouTube Facebook CHANGIN’ Volume 2 is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide. Watch the music video of “New Highs” here.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • After dropping the Crazy Donkey-assisted track “New Highs” last month, alternative pop/soul trio of Mercury pivots toward a more experimental direction on their new EP, CHANGIN’ Volume 2—released under Sony Music Philippines. Embracing genre-melding tunes with fresh, innovative production. CHANGIN’ Volume 2 sets the stage for a groovy kind of trip. The EP features three tracks that are rendered with amazing level of detail. Co-produced by their former bandmate knōwmaad, the three-part release includes “STRESSES,” a soulful, electro-pop anthem that is punctuated by retro-modern grooves and heavy 808 bass; “ENERGY,” a club jam that articulates the frustration of wanting to enact changes within a retrogressive system; and “CHOLULA (Cut You Loose),” a feel-good bop with laid-back funk influences. “In this whole process, we explored new elements that we haven't tried before,” shares the band in a statement. “Lyrics-wise, all the songs are different from each other.” CHANGIN’ Volume 2 follows the release of “New Highs,” a collaboration with Chinese breakthrough producer Crazy Donkey. The song is co-written by multi-platinum award-winning songwriter, Jesper Borgen, who has been responsible for writing hits from the likes of Alan Walker, Bebe Rexha and many more. The stand-alone track is accompanied by a music video directed by LA-based filmmaker Garreth Hoffman. Shot in the iconic Venice Beach skate part, the visuals serve as the perfect embodiment of the song’s message. “We wanted to showcase the process, including the ups and downs (and falls) that skaters go through on a day-to-day basis.” To promote the “New Highs” MV and gear up for the highly anticipated release of CHANGIN’ Volume 2, of Mercury hosted a pop-up skate gig at Chibz Resto Bar in Intramuros, Manila last April 27, 2022. Attended by outdoor sports enthusiasts, influencers, and music fans, the event featured skateboard activities in the afternoon, and performances by electronic producer Zelijah, rising hip-hop artist Young Cocoa, and of Mercury. Check out of Mercury’s socials: Instagram YouTube Facebook CHANGIN’ Volume 2 is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide. Watch the music video of “New Highs” here.
    May 03, 2022
  • 02 May 2022
      Year after year, songs with powerful political messages pop up to create space for listeners to discuss local and global issues. After all, nothing unites people like music. The common cause to find solutions eventually lead to switching sides or broadening of the mind, and Warner Music Philippines' latest signee Dilaw offers nothing less. Dilaw Obero and Vie Dela Rosa, collectively known as Dilaw, take a serious stance on societal concerns through their persuasive lyrics, and the two don't shy away from the specifics. The indie-alternative duo tackle problems in ways that are more current and much more accessible for their listeners. In 2021, a short clip of the Baguio-based artist performing their would-be debut single surfaced on Facebook. The track entitled "3019" narrates the effects of corruption, emphasizing the government's unjust ways, consistently tormenting minorities and aggravating the divide between social classes. It immediately garnered attention in their hometown and eventually, beyond. Talking about "3019", Dilaw described, "Corruption has been a huge problem in our society. Speaking up for the oppressed and standing up to our oppressors, that is the main message of '3019'. With theatre elements, fused with heavy melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, the song talks about the government and the society involved in it. The song is based on R.A 3019 also known as the 'Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Act'. It's now time to be heard, time to act, and time to choose wisely." Although they didn’t drop any politician's name outright, a close read of the lyrics still manages to point out the country's persisting oppression. For example, Dilaw said in the middle of the song, "Didiretso ka pa ba sa ating liko-likung sistema, o sasama ka sa akin puksain ang epidemya na / Lumaganap, nagpahirap sa mahirap / Tumatapos ng pangarap / Di na mahagilap ang mga ulap / Habang tayo'y naghihirap, sila sige sa pagkalap ng yaman na / dapat panglingap sa ating mahihirap". While "3019" is not the first song to criticize the state of Philippine politics, Dilaw's listeners see it as distinct from other songs coming out of Baguio's thriving music scene. According to their bio, their sound is inspired by the stories of Filipino jazz rock band Radioactive Sago Project and verses of the late iconic masked rapper MF Doom. These influences suggest that the growing significance of Dilaw's music is bigger than just dishing out commentaries. The public reaction to "3019" then and now shows that Dilaw has struck a chord with their biting track. "3019" offers an outlet for airing out frustration with the government at a time when expressing collective dissent is highly constricted. Dilaw's "3019" is now available for digital download and streaming. 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
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Year after year, songs with powerful political messages pop up to create space for listeners to discuss local and global issues. After all, nothing unites people like music. The common cause to find solutions eventually lead to switching sides or broadening of the mind, and Warner Music Philippines' latest signee Dilaw offers nothing less. Dilaw Obero and Vie Dela Rosa, collectively known as Dilaw, take a serious stance on societal concerns through their persuasive lyrics, and the two don't shy away from the specifics. The indie-alternative duo tackle problems in ways that are more current and much more accessible for their listeners. In 2021, a short clip of the Baguio-based artist performing their would-be debut single surfaced on Facebook. The track entitled "3019" narrates the effects of corruption, emphasizing the government's unjust ways, consistently tormenting minorities and aggravating the divide between social classes. It immediately garnered attention in their hometown and eventually, beyond. Talking about "3019", Dilaw described, "Corruption has been a huge problem in our society. Speaking up for the oppressed and standing up to our oppressors, that is the main message of '3019'. With theatre elements, fused with heavy melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, the song talks about the government and the society involved in it. The song is based on R.A 3019 also known as the 'Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Act'. It's now time to be heard, time to act, and time to choose wisely." Although they didn’t drop any politician's name outright, a close read of the lyrics still manages to point out the country's persisting oppression. For example, Dilaw said in the middle of the song, "Didiretso ka pa ba sa ating liko-likung sistema, o sasama ka sa akin puksain ang epidemya na / Lumaganap, nagpahirap sa mahirap / Tumatapos ng pangarap / Di na mahagilap ang mga ulap / Habang tayo'y naghihirap, sila sige sa pagkalap ng yaman na / dapat panglingap sa ating mahihirap". While "3019" is not the first song to criticize the state of Philippine politics, Dilaw's listeners see it as distinct from other songs coming out of Baguio's thriving music scene. According to their bio, their sound is inspired by the stories of Filipino jazz rock band Radioactive Sago Project and verses of the late iconic masked rapper MF Doom. These influences suggest that the growing significance of Dilaw's music is bigger than just dishing out commentaries. The public reaction to "3019" then and now shows that Dilaw has struck a chord with their biting track. "3019" offers an outlet for airing out frustration with the government at a time when expressing collective dissent is highly constricted. Dilaw's "3019" is now available for digital download and streaming. 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
    May 02, 2022
  • 02 May 2022
      Conquering the World Through Music is Zack Tabudlo’s Childhood Dream   In 2020, Zack joined Island Records Philippines where he continued honing his identity as a musician. His singles Nangangamba, Cruel, Sigurado, Iyong Iyo, and Elizabeth are testaments of his evolving creative songwriting and production style. The versatility in infusing the elements of pop and RnB with his arresting vocals is unique in his genius.   This dynamic artistry has launched Binibini, another masterpiece that would bring him to an even bigger canvas in Times Square, New York City. Being featured in one of the most bustling cities in the world is more than just exposure—it’s the realization of his dreams. The record-breaking track reigned at the top of Spotify charts for six consecutive weeks and has been the longest-running #1 local track by a Filipino RADAR artist on The Philippines Top 50 Chart in 2021. The same song topped the charts for four consecutive weeks in the Global Viral chart of the same platform.   This gained him a global footing and made it to the Viral 50 charts of Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. His world-class appeal also gained him an international collaboration with British singer-songwriter James TW. Through this team-up, Binibini was reimagined in English with the title Binibini (Last Day On Earth).   “Everything that I achieve, small or big, are milestones to me.”   For Zack, everything that happens in his career is an important experience that will make him grow more as an artist. His Alt-Pop and RnB genres that have captured the hearts of his listeners are, in his own words, “windows” to other genres he wishes to explore in the future. As an artist who continuously challenges convention, Zack is excited to create bigger things for his fans.   “There's a lot of power you can gain with your craft and a lot of consequences and responsibilities you have to commit along the way. Values and roots are also a big reminder to stay grounded through the process... To think of all the things you went through before, and people who believe in you and guide you, are in a way my motivation to become better and bigger at my craft.”   The young artist believes that keeping his feet on the ground means maintaining his footing as he continuously runs towards his dream--to conquer the world through music. Because for Zack Tabudlo, “music itself was the dream.”   FOLLOW ZACK TABUDLO Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | Spotify | YouTube FOLLOW ISLAND RECORDS Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube   Stream “As You Are” on all music streaming platforms! https://ZackTabudlo.lnk.to/AsYouAre
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Conquering the World Through Music is Zack Tabudlo’s Childhood Dream   In 2020, Zack joined Island Records Philippines where he continued honing his identity as a musician. His singles Nangangamba, Cruel, Sigurado, Iyong Iyo, and Elizabeth are testaments of his evolving creative songwriting and production style. The versatility in infusing the elements of pop and RnB with his arresting vocals is unique in his genius.   This dynamic artistry has launched Binibini, another masterpiece that would bring him to an even bigger canvas in Times Square, New York City. Being featured in one of the most bustling cities in the world is more than just exposure—it’s the realization of his dreams. The record-breaking track reigned at the top of Spotify charts for six consecutive weeks and has been the longest-running #1 local track by a Filipino RADAR artist on The Philippines Top 50 Chart in 2021. The same song topped the charts for four consecutive weeks in the Global Viral chart of the same platform.   This gained him a global footing and made it to the Viral 50 charts of Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. His world-class appeal also gained him an international collaboration with British singer-songwriter James TW. Through this team-up, Binibini was reimagined in English with the title Binibini (Last Day On Earth).   “Everything that I achieve, small or big, are milestones to me.”   For Zack, everything that happens in his career is an important experience that will make him grow more as an artist. His Alt-Pop and RnB genres that have captured the hearts of his listeners are, in his own words, “windows” to other genres he wishes to explore in the future. As an artist who continuously challenges convention, Zack is excited to create bigger things for his fans.   “There's a lot of power you can gain with your craft and a lot of consequences and responsibilities you have to commit along the way. Values and roots are also a big reminder to stay grounded through the process... To think of all the things you went through before, and people who believe in you and guide you, are in a way my motivation to become better and bigger at my craft.”   The young artist believes that keeping his feet on the ground means maintaining his footing as he continuously runs towards his dream--to conquer the world through music. Because for Zack Tabudlo, “music itself was the dream.”   FOLLOW ZACK TABUDLO Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | Spotify | YouTube FOLLOW ISLAND RECORDS Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube   Stream “As You Are” on all music streaming platforms! https://ZackTabudlo.lnk.to/AsYouAre
    May 02, 2022
  • 02 May 2022
        Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben marks a new era in music with the release of their 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita”. Written by Paolo and Miguel Benjamin, the upbeat pop song captures the fearlessness of fighting for someone you love despite the disapproval from the people around. “It is also an ode to a lover that might be hesitant to take a step forward in the relationship,” says the nine-piece outfit. “It's a heartfelt song that gives a balance between understanding where the lover is coming from, and a gentle reassurance that the one singing the song is ready and sure, after learning a lot so far about life and love.” Expressing persistence in pursuing romantic love, “Paninindigan Kita” hits the emotions even more majestically with layers of melodic guitar lines, dazed harmonies, and deft arrangements. With the help of their long time producers and friends, Jean-Paul Verona and Sam Marquez, the track soars in mythic spectacle while maintaining a pop-leaning sound. As Ben&Ben puts it, “We really wanted to be unapologetically ourselves and let our natural tastes flow deep into the core of the song arrangement.” “Paninindigan Kita” holds a special place in the band’s catalog, with it being the first song that they recorded in an actual studio since the pandemic started. Ben&Ben made the entire song at Spryrta, the same place where they recorded their multiplatinum full-length album, Limasawa Street. “A definitely memorable part of the whole recording was doing the whole song in the excess of a day, working from 10am to 6am and rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Cebu only a few hours later,” shares the award-winning band. It’s worth noting that “Paninindigan Kita” sounds incredibly effortless as far as songwriting and creating melodies are concerned. This time, Ben&Ben takes pride in bringing to life their emotions though a song, and celebrating how universal some stories are, regardless of its specifity in details. “We were able to block out the noise and focus on simply speaking to our Liwanag,” the Pagtingin hitmakers point out. “As compared to before, we're a bit more open in the way we speak, and we're a bit more bold and confident with our attitude towards the subject of love, especially because the writer has matured and gained a deeper understanding of how love works.” This year, the nine-piece ensemble hopes to share their music more to a global audience. With “Paninindigan Kita” marking an entirely different phase in creative and goal-setting terms, Ben&Ben is all set for bigger things in their career moving forward. “Paninindigan Kita” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben marks a new era in music with the release of their 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita”. Written by Paolo and Miguel Benjamin, the upbeat pop song captures the fearlessness of fighting for someone you love despite the disapproval from the people around. “It is also an ode to a lover that might be hesitant to take a step forward in the relationship,” says the nine-piece outfit. “It's a heartfelt song that gives a balance between understanding where the lover is coming from, and a gentle reassurance that the one singing the song is ready and sure, after learning a lot so far about life and love.” Expressing persistence in pursuing romantic love, “Paninindigan Kita” hits the emotions even more majestically with layers of melodic guitar lines, dazed harmonies, and deft arrangements. With the help of their long time producers and friends, Jean-Paul Verona and Sam Marquez, the track soars in mythic spectacle while maintaining a pop-leaning sound. As Ben&Ben puts it, “We really wanted to be unapologetically ourselves and let our natural tastes flow deep into the core of the song arrangement.” “Paninindigan Kita” holds a special place in the band’s catalog, with it being the first song that they recorded in an actual studio since the pandemic started. Ben&Ben made the entire song at Spryrta, the same place where they recorded their multiplatinum full-length album, Limasawa Street. “A definitely memorable part of the whole recording was doing the whole song in the excess of a day, working from 10am to 6am and rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Cebu only a few hours later,” shares the award-winning band. It’s worth noting that “Paninindigan Kita” sounds incredibly effortless as far as songwriting and creating melodies are concerned. This time, Ben&Ben takes pride in bringing to life their emotions though a song, and celebrating how universal some stories are, regardless of its specifity in details. “We were able to block out the noise and focus on simply speaking to our Liwanag,” the Pagtingin hitmakers point out. “As compared to before, we're a bit more open in the way we speak, and we're a bit more bold and confident with our attitude towards the subject of love, especially because the writer has matured and gained a deeper understanding of how love works.” This year, the nine-piece ensemble hopes to share their music more to a global audience. With “Paninindigan Kita” marking an entirely different phase in creative and goal-setting terms, Ben&Ben is all set for bigger things in their career moving forward. “Paninindigan Kita” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    May 02, 2022
  • 26 Apr 2022
    With Special Guests CHICOSCI PRESENTED BY PULP LIVE WORLD AUGUST 15, 2022 | MALL OF ASIA ARENA It is just the perfect time for All Time Low to be back in Manila 5 years since their last solo concert in the country. ALL TIME LOW LIVE IN MANILA, with special guests CHICOSCI, is happening on August 15, 2022,at the Mall of Asia Arena, brought to you by PULP Live World. Fresh from the win of “Monsters”, their highest-charting single featuring Blackbear, as the Alternative Song Of The Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, the American pop-punk band is now gearing up for a return to the Asian live music scene. Filipino fans are in for a treat as the Philippines will be the band’s only Southeast Asian stop outside of their appearance at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. With almost two decades and eight studio albums under their belts, fans can only expect the best of the best from the setlist of their much-awaited performance back in Manila. For a start, a long list of songs from their 15-track album Wake Up, Sunshine (released April 2020) are yet to be heard live by Filipino fans, including their other new singles “Once In A Lifetime” and “PMA” (Postmodern Anxiety) featuring Pale Wales. Opening for this momentous show is Filipino rock band Chicosci, known for their classic hits “Chicosci Social Vampire Social Club”, “Diamond Shotgun”, and “Paris”. 26 years in the industry has earned the band recognitions from different music award-giving bodies and became a household name in Filipino rock music. The two years of the pandemic forcing a halt on live gigs only made them more excited to play their recent singles “Daylight” and “Revalation!” in front of their fans again. ALL TIME LOW LIVE IN MANILA, with special guests CHICOSCI, happening on August 15, 2022, at the Mall of Asia Arena, is presented to you by PULP Live World. Gates open at 6:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM, but fans would not want to be late to the party as Chicosci are set to play at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale on May 1, 2022 at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online via www.smtickets.com starting 10:00 AM. Tickets are priced at P9,500 (Royalty), P6,500 (VIP A), P5,000 (VIP B), P4,500 (Patron), P4,000 (Lower Box A), and P3,500 (Lower Box B). Ticketing service charges apply. For more show information, visit www.pulp.ph and keep your eyes glued to our PULP LIVE WORLD social media accounts: Facebook: @pulpliveworldprod Twitter: @PULPLiveWorld Instagram: @PULPLiveWorld #ATLinManila2022
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • With Special Guests CHICOSCI PRESENTED BY PULP LIVE WORLD AUGUST 15, 2022 | MALL OF ASIA ARENA It is just the perfect time for All Time Low to be back in Manila 5 years since their last solo concert in the country. ALL TIME LOW LIVE IN MANILA, with special guests CHICOSCI, is happening on August 15, 2022,at the Mall of Asia Arena, brought to you by PULP Live World. Fresh from the win of “Monsters”, their highest-charting single featuring Blackbear, as the Alternative Song Of The Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, the American pop-punk band is now gearing up for a return to the Asian live music scene. Filipino fans are in for a treat as the Philippines will be the band’s only Southeast Asian stop outside of their appearance at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. With almost two decades and eight studio albums under their belts, fans can only expect the best of the best from the setlist of their much-awaited performance back in Manila. For a start, a long list of songs from their 15-track album Wake Up, Sunshine (released April 2020) are yet to be heard live by Filipino fans, including their other new singles “Once In A Lifetime” and “PMA” (Postmodern Anxiety) featuring Pale Wales. Opening for this momentous show is Filipino rock band Chicosci, known for their classic hits “Chicosci Social Vampire Social Club”, “Diamond Shotgun”, and “Paris”. 26 years in the industry has earned the band recognitions from different music award-giving bodies and became a household name in Filipino rock music. The two years of the pandemic forcing a halt on live gigs only made them more excited to play their recent singles “Daylight” and “Revalation!” in front of their fans again. ALL TIME LOW LIVE IN MANILA, with special guests CHICOSCI, happening on August 15, 2022, at the Mall of Asia Arena, is presented to you by PULP Live World. Gates open at 6:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM, but fans would not want to be late to the party as Chicosci are set to play at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale on May 1, 2022 at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online via www.smtickets.com starting 10:00 AM. Tickets are priced at P9,500 (Royalty), P6,500 (VIP A), P5,000 (VIP B), P4,500 (Patron), P4,000 (Lower Box A), and P3,500 (Lower Box B). Ticketing service charges apply. For more show information, visit www.pulp.ph and keep your eyes glued to our PULP LIVE WORLD social media accounts: Facebook: @pulpliveworldprod Twitter: @PULPLiveWorld Instagram: @PULPLiveWorld #ATLinManila2022
    Apr 26, 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
    It’s time for Elha Nympha to show off her new sound with an original composition, “Babalik.” She produced the song with the help of Tiny Corpuz, Pray, and Schumi, and recorded her instrumental work and vocals at MFORE Studio. The single is set and is out now on all music streaming platforms!   Elha says that the song is inspired by a real-life incident she knew about. “It’s about a toxic relationship [where] the girl was blinded by love, no matter how toxic the guy is,” she says. She argues that this is a relatable experience for women. “Some of us ended up staying in [a] relationship because [we] love the guy or truly in love with [him],” she says, “so maybe [some of us] are listening while they’re in a tough situation or at the verge of breaking up.”   What’s unique about “Babalik” is that this is one of Elha’s first original compositions, meant to highlight her new R&B sound. She says that it took months and months to develop a final version because lots of ideas tend to pop up in the process. And while writing the song, she listened to other female R&B performers like SZA, Doja Cat, and fellow Filipina singer H.E.R., partly to see how she could shape her own sound.   So what does this first effort at writing and producing her own music mean for Elha? She wants to do more of it, she says. Indeed, we are seeing a very exciting time ahead for Elha Nympha, a promising R&B talent who is out to make her mark.   ABOUT ELHA NYMPHA Elha Nympha is a Filipina R&B/pop singer who became a household name after winning the second season of The Voice Kids in 2015. As a recording star under MCA Music Inc., she has released her self-titled studio album, Elha, with best-selling songs "Susunduin,” "Emotions,” and "Love on Top” as the carrier singles. The young diva has appeared on several international music programs, including Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots where she performed Sia's "Chandelier" and the French counterpart of the top-rating franchise. Embracing a new musical direction that showcases both her signature range and newfound love for a more current R&B and soul/pop sound, Elha Nympha is set to enter a new music era that documents her head-turning transition from a vocal powerhouse to an all-around young performer. At present, she’s one of the performers of the longest-running Sunday variety show, ASAP Natin To.   FOLLOW ELHA NYMPHA Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify Stream “Babalik” out now on all music streaming platforms! https://ElhaNympha.lnk.to/Babalik
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • It’s time for Elha Nympha to show off her new sound with an original composition, “Babalik.” She produced the song with the help of Tiny Corpuz, Pray, and Schumi, and recorded her instrumental work and vocals at MFORE Studio. The single is set and is out now on all music streaming platforms!   Elha says that the song is inspired by a real-life incident she knew about. “It’s about a toxic relationship [where] the girl was blinded by love, no matter how toxic the guy is,” she says. She argues that this is a relatable experience for women. “Some of us ended up staying in [a] relationship because [we] love the guy or truly in love with [him],” she says, “so maybe [some of us] are listening while they’re in a tough situation or at the verge of breaking up.”   What’s unique about “Babalik” is that this is one of Elha’s first original compositions, meant to highlight her new R&B sound. She says that it took months and months to develop a final version because lots of ideas tend to pop up in the process. And while writing the song, she listened to other female R&B performers like SZA, Doja Cat, and fellow Filipina singer H.E.R., partly to see how she could shape her own sound.   So what does this first effort at writing and producing her own music mean for Elha? She wants to do more of it, she says. Indeed, we are seeing a very exciting time ahead for Elha Nympha, a promising R&B talent who is out to make her mark.   ABOUT ELHA NYMPHA Elha Nympha is a Filipina R&B/pop singer who became a household name after winning the second season of The Voice Kids in 2015. As a recording star under MCA Music Inc., she has released her self-titled studio album, Elha, with best-selling songs "Susunduin,” "Emotions,” and "Love on Top” as the carrier singles. The young diva has appeared on several international music programs, including Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots where she performed Sia's "Chandelier" and the French counterpart of the top-rating franchise. Embracing a new musical direction that showcases both her signature range and newfound love for a more current R&B and soul/pop sound, Elha Nympha is set to enter a new music era that documents her head-turning transition from a vocal powerhouse to an all-around young performer. At present, she’s one of the performers of the longest-running Sunday variety show, ASAP Natin To.   FOLLOW ELHA NYMPHA Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify Stream “Babalik” out now on all music streaming platforms! https://ElhaNympha.lnk.to/Babalik
    Apr 25, 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
    Now is a great time to release a song that has been around since before the world stopped. This is true for the Cebu-based ensemble The Sundown, whose latest single, “Don’t Stop” is out now on all music streaming platforms. They are releasing this song under Island Records Philippines.   “Don’t Stop” was composed by Aaron Domingo, Gino Rosales, Alden Panes, Vincent James, and Luigi Balazo. It features Domingo on lead vocals, Rosales and Vincent James Eco on additional guitars, Balazo on bass, Panes on drums, and Nestor Royze Liston on saxophone. Balazo produced the song, which was recorded by the band’s members in their respective homes.   According to the band, “Don’t Stop” actually dates back to the pre-COVID era and is about toxic relationships, which is very relevant in an age where people are increasingly concerned about these things. However, their take on it is different and potentially challenging. “This song was inspired by a toxic relationship seen from the perspective of the toxic person,” they say, “[because] we believe that this is a fresh take on toxic relationships. Every story has two sides, and we chose to share the one we don’t usually hear in songs.” This challenging take, though, does not make the song unrelatable. The band says that they can relate to the song in different ways, and they believe listeners can similarly connect with it too.   The song has also gained a different meaning for the members of The Sundown, who were slated to play at the canceled 2020 Wanderland festival. “If we were to relate our journey to it, it would depict how much we believe in ourselves and in the kind of relationship we have as members of [the band].” They tell us, “The pandemic is definitely a hard time for all of us, and it somehow felt like a misery we all needed saving from.” It was more challenging since their time together playing and rehearsing was what they enjoyed together. With the worst hopefully passing us by, they are hoping to get back on track, playing live and recording together again. As they tell us, “We’re glad we didn’t stop!”   One could say several things about “Don’t Stop,” and among these would be a question that will hopefully whet the listeners’ imagination. So we asked, “If you could imagine someone listening to your song, where would they be, and how would they be listening to it?”   Here’s their answer:   “[We imagine a] group of friends ending a super crazy night at a friend’s house (these are friends who tell each other what their hearts beat and cry for). They are all listening to ‘Don’t Stop’ while finishing their last bottle of beer. The song is blasting from the speakers, and they’re all dancing uncontrollably together while shouting out the lyrics.”   As The Sundown and everyone else in the music world are emerging into a new normal, we can imagine the catharsis and joy that comes with finally listening to a great song together.   The Sundown is a Cebu-based band made up of Vincent James Eco and Gino Rosales on guitars, Alden Panes on drums, Luigi Balazo on bass, and Aaron Domingo on vocals. The band came together because of a tweet from Vincent where he echoed his want for people to play music with. Incidentally, all band members have been working on their music for years, each member a fan of the other’s work, and it was (digital) fate that brought their talents together.   They call themselves The Sundown because the music they make together is a fitting soundtrack of the setting sun. Their sound can be described as anthemic, strangely familiar, and nostalgic, enveloped within a rousing mix of new wave and indie-pop that’s enough to make one stand up, dance, shout, and feel elated.   FOLLOW THE SUNDOWN Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | YouTube FOLLOW ISLAND RECORDS Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube   Stream “Don’t Stop” out now on all music streaming platforms! https://TheSundown.lnk.to/DontStop
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Now is a great time to release a song that has been around since before the world stopped. This is true for the Cebu-based ensemble The Sundown, whose latest single, “Don’t Stop” is out now on all music streaming platforms. They are releasing this song under Island Records Philippines.   “Don’t Stop” was composed by Aaron Domingo, Gino Rosales, Alden Panes, Vincent James, and Luigi Balazo. It features Domingo on lead vocals, Rosales and Vincent James Eco on additional guitars, Balazo on bass, Panes on drums, and Nestor Royze Liston on saxophone. Balazo produced the song, which was recorded by the band’s members in their respective homes.   According to the band, “Don’t Stop” actually dates back to the pre-COVID era and is about toxic relationships, which is very relevant in an age where people are increasingly concerned about these things. However, their take on it is different and potentially challenging. “This song was inspired by a toxic relationship seen from the perspective of the toxic person,” they say, “[because] we believe that this is a fresh take on toxic relationships. Every story has two sides, and we chose to share the one we don’t usually hear in songs.” This challenging take, though, does not make the song unrelatable. The band says that they can relate to the song in different ways, and they believe listeners can similarly connect with it too.   The song has also gained a different meaning for the members of The Sundown, who were slated to play at the canceled 2020 Wanderland festival. “If we were to relate our journey to it, it would depict how much we believe in ourselves and in the kind of relationship we have as members of [the band].” They tell us, “The pandemic is definitely a hard time for all of us, and it somehow felt like a misery we all needed saving from.” It was more challenging since their time together playing and rehearsing was what they enjoyed together. With the worst hopefully passing us by, they are hoping to get back on track, playing live and recording together again. As they tell us, “We’re glad we didn’t stop!”   One could say several things about “Don’t Stop,” and among these would be a question that will hopefully whet the listeners’ imagination. So we asked, “If you could imagine someone listening to your song, where would they be, and how would they be listening to it?”   Here’s their answer:   “[We imagine a] group of friends ending a super crazy night at a friend’s house (these are friends who tell each other what their hearts beat and cry for). They are all listening to ‘Don’t Stop’ while finishing their last bottle of beer. The song is blasting from the speakers, and they’re all dancing uncontrollably together while shouting out the lyrics.”   As The Sundown and everyone else in the music world are emerging into a new normal, we can imagine the catharsis and joy that comes with finally listening to a great song together.   The Sundown is a Cebu-based band made up of Vincent James Eco and Gino Rosales on guitars, Alden Panes on drums, Luigi Balazo on bass, and Aaron Domingo on vocals. The band came together because of a tweet from Vincent where he echoed his want for people to play music with. Incidentally, all band members have been working on their music for years, each member a fan of the other’s work, and it was (digital) fate that brought their talents together.   They call themselves The Sundown because the music they make together is a fitting soundtrack of the setting sun. Their sound can be described as anthemic, strangely familiar, and nostalgic, enveloped within a rousing mix of new wave and indie-pop that’s enough to make one stand up, dance, shout, and feel elated.   FOLLOW THE SUNDOWN Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | YouTube FOLLOW ISLAND RECORDS Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube   Stream “Don’t Stop” out now on all music streaming platforms! https://TheSundown.lnk.to/DontStop
    Apr 25, 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
    Filipino Rock-Alternative band TERAZZA dropped their 2nd single "Telepono", a Pop-Rock-Alternative act that tackles on a certain individual seeking love through social media and countless LDR.Released under Ivory Music and Videos, Terazza's latest song amidst the crowd, with its message offers every individual a distinctive and catchy sound that truly defies rock sound."TELEPONO is about one's seeking of true love under social media and internet, hoping someday being with one... But in the end, life's has new beginning and eventually new chapter unfolds,"...Song produced during the pandemic, Terazza reflects on how they cope up with the ideas and eventually comes with a distinct sound to cater it's audience. With the help of oursongwriter-composer Ardeline Dequito and our arranger Salt and Light Studio, we've acomplish it and very proud of it.Terazza's "Telepono" is out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide via Ivory Music and Videos.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Filipino Rock-Alternative band TERAZZA dropped their 2nd single "Telepono", a Pop-Rock-Alternative act that tackles on a certain individual seeking love through social media and countless LDR.Released under Ivory Music and Videos, Terazza's latest song amidst the crowd, with its message offers every individual a distinctive and catchy sound that truly defies rock sound."TELEPONO is about one's seeking of true love under social media and internet, hoping someday being with one... But in the end, life's has new beginning and eventually new chapter unfolds,"...Song produced during the pandemic, Terazza reflects on how they cope up with the ideas and eventually comes with a distinct sound to cater it's audience. With the help of oursongwriter-composer Ardeline Dequito and our arranger Salt and Light Studio, we've acomplish it and very proud of it.Terazza's "Telepono" is out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide via Ivory Music and Videos.
    Apr 25, 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
    Ed Sheeran has dropped the conceptual official video for his track ‘2step’ feat. Lil Baby – a brand new version of the song, lifted from his 2021 multi-platinum album ‘=’ (watch here). Shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, and directed by Henry Scholfield (Stormzy ‘Vossi Bop’), the video transitions through slick choreography as Ed, Lil Baby and their crew move across a cityscape backdrop. Speaking about the video, Ed Sheeran says – “I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place. It was my first time visiting the country and I felt so welcomed during my stay there - everyone from the production crew to the many people I met across my days off. Ukraine is a proud and resilient country and I’m grateful to have had the chance to film my video there. I stand with Ukraine and will be donating my record royalties from YouTube streams of the video to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal x” The video’s Ukrainian production company, Radioaktivefilm, added – “This video really reminds us of the best of times; it was the last video we did before our world fell apart. Watching it gives us some normality and happiness, and we hope you enjoy this video as much as we do right now.” Last month, not only did Ed perform at ITV’s Concert for Ukraine but he played a slew of intimate underplays in the London (Electric Ballroom/Alexandra Palace Theatre) and Brighton (Concorde 2) ahead of his upcoming ‘+ - = ÷ x’ stadium tour (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’), which kicks off in Dublin on 23rd April and will see Ed return to Wembley Stadium for a five-night run in June/July. Outside of today’s video drop, Ed’s latest musical output comes in the form of a collaboration project with J Balvin following the recent releases of ‘Sigue’ and ‘Forever My Love’. Ed Sheeran’s blockbuster song ‘Bad Habits’ recently hit a billion streams on Spotify – his 10th song to reach this milestone.  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ed Sheeran has dropped the conceptual official video for his track ‘2step’ feat. Lil Baby – a brand new version of the song, lifted from his 2021 multi-platinum album ‘=’ (watch here). Shot in Kyiv, Ukraine, and directed by Henry Scholfield (Stormzy ‘Vossi Bop’), the video transitions through slick choreography as Ed, Lil Baby and their crew move across a cityscape backdrop. Speaking about the video, Ed Sheeran says – “I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place. It was my first time visiting the country and I felt so welcomed during my stay there - everyone from the production crew to the many people I met across my days off. Ukraine is a proud and resilient country and I’m grateful to have had the chance to film my video there. I stand with Ukraine and will be donating my record royalties from YouTube streams of the video to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal x” The video’s Ukrainian production company, Radioaktivefilm, added – “This video really reminds us of the best of times; it was the last video we did before our world fell apart. Watching it gives us some normality and happiness, and we hope you enjoy this video as much as we do right now.” Last month, not only did Ed perform at ITV’s Concert for Ukraine but he played a slew of intimate underplays in the London (Electric Ballroom/Alexandra Palace Theatre) and Brighton (Concorde 2) ahead of his upcoming ‘+ - = ÷ x’ stadium tour (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’), which kicks off in Dublin on 23rd April and will see Ed return to Wembley Stadium for a five-night run in June/July. Outside of today’s video drop, Ed’s latest musical output comes in the form of a collaboration project with J Balvin following the recent releases of ‘Sigue’ and ‘Forever My Love’. Ed Sheeran’s blockbuster song ‘Bad Habits’ recently hit a billion streams on Spotify – his 10th song to reach this milestone.  
    Apr 25, 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
    Following the release of the “Walang Kapantay/Liwanag/Wala Na/Paglisan Mash Up” which served as their early Valentine’s Day treat months ago, The Knobs returns with a brand-new song “Kung Pwede Lang” this #NewMusicFriday! After their intensive creative process inside the studio, the pop-rock band is now ready to deliver a heart-wrenching potential hit love song for everyone. Arriving with a nicely crafted melodramatic rhythm, “Kung Pwede Lang” captures the emotion of someone dwelling on sadness and filled with regrets after letting his partner go. The bitter end of their relationship made him realize many things. But his lover already walked out of the door and he can’t go back in time anymore to change those moments no matter how much he regrets it now. Band vocalist Jayr Corre elevates the deeply bleak song with his singing prowess. There’s no denying that this latest single “Kung Pwede Lang” is the sound of The Knobs with aplomb while being at the top of their game. This new single is part of this week’s New Music Friday Philippines playlist on Spotify too.   Stream “Kung Pwede Lang”: Spotify | | Lyric Video | Audio Clip   FOLLOW THE KNOBS! Facebook: facebook.com/TheKnobsOfficial Twitter: @TheKnobsPh Instagram: @theknobsph Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5SChS914naD0ev5pHTFMdt?si=nBjmGNMSQoK1aDCqMRoRSw  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Following the release of the “Walang Kapantay/Liwanag/Wala Na/Paglisan Mash Up” which served as their early Valentine’s Day treat months ago, The Knobs returns with a brand-new song “Kung Pwede Lang” this #NewMusicFriday! After their intensive creative process inside the studio, the pop-rock band is now ready to deliver a heart-wrenching potential hit love song for everyone. Arriving with a nicely crafted melodramatic rhythm, “Kung Pwede Lang” captures the emotion of someone dwelling on sadness and filled with regrets after letting his partner go. The bitter end of their relationship made him realize many things. But his lover already walked out of the door and he can’t go back in time anymore to change those moments no matter how much he regrets it now. Band vocalist Jayr Corre elevates the deeply bleak song with his singing prowess. There’s no denying that this latest single “Kung Pwede Lang” is the sound of The Knobs with aplomb while being at the top of their game. This new single is part of this week’s New Music Friday Philippines playlist on Spotify too.   Stream “Kung Pwede Lang”: Spotify | | Lyric Video | Audio Clip   FOLLOW THE KNOBS! Facebook: facebook.com/TheKnobsOfficial Twitter: @TheKnobsPh Instagram: @theknobsph Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5SChS914naD0ev5pHTFMdt?si=nBjmGNMSQoK1aDCqMRoRSw  
    Apr 25, 2022
  • 18 Apr 2022
    The long wait for live events to come back is finally over, and throngs of excited music enthusiasts and loyal fans can’t seem to contain their collective excitement any longer – bar gigs and special events have been happening and it is truly an exciting thing that the local music scene is opening-up again.   But leave it to Macbeth Philippines to be on the forefront of pushing the envelope and leading the charge for Philippine local hard rock and heavy metal, as the cutting-edge lifestyle brand is proud to announce its very first grand production in the form of the launch of its official artist CHELSEA ALLEY.   Formally dubbed Macbeth Presents: Chelsea Alley – 1st Strike, the band’s first official public appearance and concert happens this April 29th, 2022, at The Elements at Eton Centris (located in the heart of Quezon City…) as fans of local hard rock and heavy metal are expected to rejoice and flock to the event, since there truly isn’t any other of its kind and/or magnitude happening this early-on in the year. The show – which is 100% free admission to any and all – promises to be the biggest and the loudest, and also features three up and coming opening acts, namely popular pop-punk outfit SNAKEFIGHT, Baguio-based hard rock act DIVINA and the dazzling CARISSA (aka Carissa Ramos) who are surefire musical superstars-in-the-making, and who will definitely pump-up the crowd and warm-up the stages for the evening’s salvo of gloriously heavy music.   Officially formed during the height of the pandemic in 2020, Chelsea alley is comprised of the surviving members of Philippine heavy metal legends SLAPSHOCK – guitarist Lean Ansing and drummer Chi Evora, who are joined by guitarist Ariel Lumanlan (currently also of ARCADIA fame and formerly of CHICOSCI…) and vocalist John Borja, a seasoned live performer and one-time contender to front international rock superstars STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. By Christmas of 2021, the band released their debut single “Heneral,” a heartfelt-yet-pummeling tribute to the late Slapshock frontman and their dear friend Jamir Garcia. Since then, the clamor and demand for a live show from the band’s seriously loyal fanbase has only been growing ever-so-strongly.   Which is precisely why Chelsea Alley: 1st Strike promises to be nothing short of amazing and ground-breaking for both veteran and new fans of the collective and of the genre in general. Again, this will be the very first time audiences will see the band together onstage, and will be the first time the public will be hearing the band’s other collection of original material live. (Incidentally, bassist Jose Siscar of local female-fronted modern metal act EVEN and PHILIA - another local heavy rock act featuring celebrity Arci Muñoz on vocals - will be handling live bass duties for the show…)   So save the date, tell your friends and spread the word – April 29th is destined to be another landmark date in local rock history as one of the most exciting rock bands in the land finally makes its live presence felt. It is guaranteed going to be loud – and as the adage says – definitely one for the books. See you there! FIN   For more information, interested parties can log-on to the following pages: https://www.facebook.com/MacbethPH https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=chelsea%20alley
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The long wait for live events to come back is finally over, and throngs of excited music enthusiasts and loyal fans can’t seem to contain their collective excitement any longer – bar gigs and special events have been happening and it is truly an exciting thing that the local music scene is opening-up again.   But leave it to Macbeth Philippines to be on the forefront of pushing the envelope and leading the charge for Philippine local hard rock and heavy metal, as the cutting-edge lifestyle brand is proud to announce its very first grand production in the form of the launch of its official artist CHELSEA ALLEY.   Formally dubbed Macbeth Presents: Chelsea Alley – 1st Strike, the band’s first official public appearance and concert happens this April 29th, 2022, at The Elements at Eton Centris (located in the heart of Quezon City…) as fans of local hard rock and heavy metal are expected to rejoice and flock to the event, since there truly isn’t any other of its kind and/or magnitude happening this early-on in the year. The show – which is 100% free admission to any and all – promises to be the biggest and the loudest, and also features three up and coming opening acts, namely popular pop-punk outfit SNAKEFIGHT, Baguio-based hard rock act DIVINA and the dazzling CARISSA (aka Carissa Ramos) who are surefire musical superstars-in-the-making, and who will definitely pump-up the crowd and warm-up the stages for the evening’s salvo of gloriously heavy music.   Officially formed during the height of the pandemic in 2020, Chelsea alley is comprised of the surviving members of Philippine heavy metal legends SLAPSHOCK – guitarist Lean Ansing and drummer Chi Evora, who are joined by guitarist Ariel Lumanlan (currently also of ARCADIA fame and formerly of CHICOSCI…) and vocalist John Borja, a seasoned live performer and one-time contender to front international rock superstars STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. By Christmas of 2021, the band released their debut single “Heneral,” a heartfelt-yet-pummeling tribute to the late Slapshock frontman and their dear friend Jamir Garcia. Since then, the clamor and demand for a live show from the band’s seriously loyal fanbase has only been growing ever-so-strongly.   Which is precisely why Chelsea Alley: 1st Strike promises to be nothing short of amazing and ground-breaking for both veteran and new fans of the collective and of the genre in general. Again, this will be the very first time audiences will see the band together onstage, and will be the first time the public will be hearing the band’s other collection of original material live. (Incidentally, bassist Jose Siscar of local female-fronted modern metal act EVEN and PHILIA - another local heavy rock act featuring celebrity Arci Muñoz on vocals - will be handling live bass duties for the show…)   So save the date, tell your friends and spread the word – April 29th is destined to be another landmark date in local rock history as one of the most exciting rock bands in the land finally makes its live presence felt. It is guaranteed going to be loud – and as the adage says – definitely one for the books. See you there! FIN   For more information, interested parties can log-on to the following pages: https://www.facebook.com/MacbethPH https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=chelsea%20alley
    Apr 18, 2022
  • 15 Apr 2022
    Introducing "HELLO MARS" and their new single "PADYAK (ALL)" to be released on different digital platforms on April 29, 2022. Hello Mars is a four-piece band composed of Kap Zero (Vocals and Guitar), ALT-TAB (Lead Guitarist), Spirit Rider (Bassist), and Zurgeon (Drummer), they were launched last February 11, 2022 under the Rakista Records Label and they are now very excited to share their new single not just to the Marsians (Hello Mars Fans)  but to all the music lovers around the universe. The song was already released last year yet according to Spirit Rider when asked, what's the story behind the title? He said that; "PADYAK" was the original title of the song but in this new track, all the members of the band were singing the song therefore they re-titled it as "PADYAK (all)". Nowadays like everybody else who are into riding a bike, Zurgeon said that the inspiration for this song has something to do with their hobby which is biking.Here is the additional information about the song answered by their vocalist, Kap Zero.Interviewer: Any interesting stuff about the song or chismis you want to share with us?Kap Zero: Bago namin i-record yung kanta, pinarinig ko kay Ian How yung kanta. Tawa sya ng tawa. Di ko alam kung bakit. Interviewer: Define the song and what will people expect?Kap Zero: It’s energetic with a little bit of metal.So what are you waiting for Marscians? Don't forget to Pre-save and Stream "PADYAK (ALL)".STREAM "PADYAK" by HELLO MARS:https://ingrv.es/padyak-za1-4PRE-SAVE "PADYAK (all)": https://ingrv.es/padyak-all-62j-7 https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mT8ipkPSUxLHSk0KdQs60r3lyj-Gq09Bk&feature=shareFOLLOW “HELLO MARS” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellomarsph
    Posted by Radz Rona
  • Introducing "HELLO MARS" and their new single "PADYAK (ALL)" to be released on different digital platforms on April 29, 2022. Hello Mars is a four-piece band composed of Kap Zero (Vocals and Guitar), ALT-TAB (Lead Guitarist), Spirit Rider (Bassist), and Zurgeon (Drummer), they were launched last February 11, 2022 under the Rakista Records Label and they are now very excited to share their new single not just to the Marsians (Hello Mars Fans)  but to all the music lovers around the universe. The song was already released last year yet according to Spirit Rider when asked, what's the story behind the title? He said that; "PADYAK" was the original title of the song but in this new track, all the members of the band were singing the song therefore they re-titled it as "PADYAK (all)". Nowadays like everybody else who are into riding a bike, Zurgeon said that the inspiration for this song has something to do with their hobby which is biking.Here is the additional information about the song answered by their vocalist, Kap Zero.Interviewer: Any interesting stuff about the song or chismis you want to share with us?Kap Zero: Bago namin i-record yung kanta, pinarinig ko kay Ian How yung kanta. Tawa sya ng tawa. Di ko alam kung bakit. Interviewer: Define the song and what will people expect?Kap Zero: It’s energetic with a little bit of metal.So what are you waiting for Marscians? Don't forget to Pre-save and Stream "PADYAK (ALL)".STREAM "PADYAK" by HELLO MARS:https://ingrv.es/padyak-za1-4PRE-SAVE "PADYAK (all)": https://ingrv.es/padyak-all-62j-7 https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mT8ipkPSUxLHSk0KdQs60r3lyj-Gq09Bk&feature=shareFOLLOW “HELLO MARS” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellomarsph
    Apr 15, 2022
  • 12 Apr 2022
    WATERWALK RECORDS, a label under Sony Music, focused on bringing fresh Christian music to a new, streaming generation, features faith-based entertainment acts from the Philippines and across the Asian region. Crossing genre and denominational lines with songs that promote spiritual maturity and journey, the Christian record label announces its new music releases for the first quarter of the year. Sam&Steff, a pop duo composed of Sam and Steff Evangelista, kicks off the trilogy of contemporary worship tunes. The newly formed music act recently wrote the praise anthem ‘Oh, Your Goodness!,’ which expresses “how overwhelmingly sweet it can be to experience what God’s goodness really means.” According to the 19-year-old twins, the track serves as a “battle cry for people who are facing life’s uncertainty, chaos, and confusion, but still managed to hold on to the truth that God is here to stay and won’t ever let us go.” Sam&Steff shares, “It’s a song sung to remind ourselves He holds all things together and He can take what was meant to harm us and turn it for our good.” Up-and-coming artist Janine Danielle takes music to a more meaningful worship experience in ‘Why Do You Love Me.’ The inspirational ballad was written and composed specifically for her by Spotify Philippines’ most streamed female artist, Moira Dela Torre, and Moira’s husband, award-winning musician Jason Hernandez. “Why Do You Love Me is a song about God’s unconditional love and pursuit,” adds Danielle. “It’s about a kind of love that you could never earn no matter how good you are and a love that you could never lose no matter how messed up you are; A love that constantly pursues and a love that will never leave you restless; A love that’s reassuring. It’ll be always there.” The lyrics were inspired by a conversation between Moira and Danielle about the similarities in their life story. “We both grew up in a broken family and were both raised by strong single moms,” explains Danielle. “Growing up, I had fear of abandonment and rejection. I was trapped in my insecurity of not being good enough. But it was when I encountered God’s love that made me feel safe and secure. I found my identity in Him. He redefined what love meant— a love that is not conditional depending on my performance but a love that will stay through my worst and best.” Last but certainly not the least, EJ De Perio, releases an ethereal sonic treat that provides an interesting take on a conversation between De Perio and God, the creation and the Creator. Known for his work as a promising singer-songwriter with mellow folk and pop sensibilities, EJ De Perio wrote ‘Buntong Hininga’ based on his own dream. “Nanaginip ako (I have dreamed) where I felt like falling and falling,” says De Perio. “Takot ako sa dilim (I’m afraid of the dark). Tas hindi ako makagalaw (I can’t even move). But then, I rested and surrendered to my dreams, and I saw stars and heard voices singing in harmony. I woke up crying and wrote everything I felt. It’s like a conversation between God and me. He was just waiting for me to surrender everything or to give up everything and then He took over.” WATERWALK RECORDS A&R and acclaimed producer Jungee Marcelo takes pride in the latest batch of releases from the music label, as it conveys each singer’s spiritual insights via their respective artistry. Marcelo points out that it has always been the desire of WATERWALK to hone the uniqueness of each artist’s style. “With much consideration to their preferences as music ministers, we welcome all inputs and collaborations to synthesize a gift that we could offer to God as our means of humble service,” shares Marcelo. “As written in 1 Peter 4:10, ‘each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ We aim to give our very best production masters for the Master.” For more updates on the new tracks, artists, and upcoming events, please follow:   WATERWALK RECORDS: Facebook | Instagram     Listen to their tracks:   Sam&Steff - “Oh, Your Goodness (04/07) Janine Danielle - “Why Do You Love Me” (04/12) EJ De Perio - “Buntong Hininga” (04/13; pre-save link)  
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  • WATERWALK RECORDS, a label under Sony Music, focused on bringing fresh Christian music to a new, streaming generation, features faith-based entertainment acts from the Philippines and across the Asian region. Crossing genre and denominational lines with songs that promote spiritual maturity and journey, the Christian record label announces its new music releases for the first quarter of the year. Sam&Steff, a pop duo composed of Sam and Steff Evangelista, kicks off the trilogy of contemporary worship tunes. The newly formed music act recently wrote the praise anthem ‘Oh, Your Goodness!,’ which expresses “how overwhelmingly sweet it can be to experience what God’s goodness really means.” According to the 19-year-old twins, the track serves as a “battle cry for people who are facing life’s uncertainty, chaos, and confusion, but still managed to hold on to the truth that God is here to stay and won’t ever let us go.” Sam&Steff shares, “It’s a song sung to remind ourselves He holds all things together and He can take what was meant to harm us and turn it for our good.” Up-and-coming artist Janine Danielle takes music to a more meaningful worship experience in ‘Why Do You Love Me.’ The inspirational ballad was written and composed specifically for her by Spotify Philippines’ most streamed female artist, Moira Dela Torre, and Moira’s husband, award-winning musician Jason Hernandez. “Why Do You Love Me is a song about God’s unconditional love and pursuit,” adds Danielle. “It’s about a kind of love that you could never earn no matter how good you are and a love that you could never lose no matter how messed up you are; A love that constantly pursues and a love that will never leave you restless; A love that’s reassuring. It’ll be always there.” The lyrics were inspired by a conversation between Moira and Danielle about the similarities in their life story. “We both grew up in a broken family and were both raised by strong single moms,” explains Danielle. “Growing up, I had fear of abandonment and rejection. I was trapped in my insecurity of not being good enough. But it was when I encountered God’s love that made me feel safe and secure. I found my identity in Him. He redefined what love meant— a love that is not conditional depending on my performance but a love that will stay through my worst and best.” Last but certainly not the least, EJ De Perio, releases an ethereal sonic treat that provides an interesting take on a conversation between De Perio and God, the creation and the Creator. Known for his work as a promising singer-songwriter with mellow folk and pop sensibilities, EJ De Perio wrote ‘Buntong Hininga’ based on his own dream. “Nanaginip ako (I have dreamed) where I felt like falling and falling,” says De Perio. “Takot ako sa dilim (I’m afraid of the dark). Tas hindi ako makagalaw (I can’t even move). But then, I rested and surrendered to my dreams, and I saw stars and heard voices singing in harmony. I woke up crying and wrote everything I felt. It’s like a conversation between God and me. He was just waiting for me to surrender everything or to give up everything and then He took over.” WATERWALK RECORDS A&R and acclaimed producer Jungee Marcelo takes pride in the latest batch of releases from the music label, as it conveys each singer’s spiritual insights via their respective artistry. Marcelo points out that it has always been the desire of WATERWALK to hone the uniqueness of each artist’s style. “With much consideration to their preferences as music ministers, we welcome all inputs and collaborations to synthesize a gift that we could offer to God as our means of humble service,” shares Marcelo. “As written in 1 Peter 4:10, ‘each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ We aim to give our very best production masters for the Master.” For more updates on the new tracks, artists, and upcoming events, please follow:   WATERWALK RECORDS: Facebook | Instagram     Listen to their tracks:   Sam&Steff - “Oh, Your Goodness (04/07) Janine Danielle - “Why Do You Love Me” (04/12) EJ De Perio - “Buntong Hininga” (04/13; pre-save link)  
    Apr 12, 2022
  • 12 Apr 2022
    The visuals send a strong message to all the voters of the upcoming 2022 elections   The UE Jam Sessions are taking a stand for responsible voting. The inspiring anthem “PINTO,” which encourages the youth to support candidates who are advocating for progress and genuine reform, is re-released with a music video directed by Vivian Tricia Rabano, a 16-year-old UE student. The MV stars UE Teatro Silangan actors and actresses, and artists from UE Himig Silangan and Music Aficionados. The visual treatment, according to a statement released by the music organization, portrays “true-to-life scenarios that will be able to wake up the audience's senses to vote wisely for the upcoming 2022 elections.” “We’re trying to send a strong message to all the voters coming from the young generation to vote for the good of their future,” says 12 Stone Records’ Tommy Tanchanco. “While some of the participants in this campaign are 13-17 year old students, they’re also well aware that their future is at stake in this electoral process. In their own little way, they want to make their voices heard, and appeal to our fellow countrymen to elect pro-people candidates with a compelling track record.” “PINTO” was released late last year on all digital music platforms worldwide, with promising newcomers COSINE, Shareena, and Autumn Tandog as part of the initial lineup interpreting the material. Written from the perspective of someone convincing the youth to take complete ownership of their destiny and elect someone who cares about welfare of its people, the song is one of the several music projects spearheaded by UE Jam Sessions, with 12 Stone Records’ Tommy Tanchanco and SSG President Nexie Joy Salvador serving as Executive Producers.  
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  • The visuals send a strong message to all the voters of the upcoming 2022 elections   The UE Jam Sessions are taking a stand for responsible voting. The inspiring anthem “PINTO,” which encourages the youth to support candidates who are advocating for progress and genuine reform, is re-released with a music video directed by Vivian Tricia Rabano, a 16-year-old UE student. The MV stars UE Teatro Silangan actors and actresses, and artists from UE Himig Silangan and Music Aficionados. The visual treatment, according to a statement released by the music organization, portrays “true-to-life scenarios that will be able to wake up the audience's senses to vote wisely for the upcoming 2022 elections.” “We’re trying to send a strong message to all the voters coming from the young generation to vote for the good of their future,” says 12 Stone Records’ Tommy Tanchanco. “While some of the participants in this campaign are 13-17 year old students, they’re also well aware that their future is at stake in this electoral process. In their own little way, they want to make their voices heard, and appeal to our fellow countrymen to elect pro-people candidates with a compelling track record.” “PINTO” was released late last year on all digital music platforms worldwide, with promising newcomers COSINE, Shareena, and Autumn Tandog as part of the initial lineup interpreting the material. Written from the perspective of someone convincing the youth to take complete ownership of their destiny and elect someone who cares about welfare of its people, the song is one of the several music projects spearheaded by UE Jam Sessions, with 12 Stone Records’ Tommy Tanchanco and SSG President Nexie Joy Salvador serving as Executive Producers.  
    Apr 12, 2022
  • 11 Apr 2022
    The song chronicles the journey of blossoming romance with choreography-heavy visuals   Folk-pop singer-songwriter dwta integrates Bicolano folklore with interpretive dancing on the music video of her new single “Santigwar,” released under Sony Music Philippines. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous healing ritual practiced commonly in some rural areas in the country, the clip explores themes of mysticism in telling a story of two individuals fighting for love against all odds. “As far as the concept for the MV, we wanted to really incorporate visually the traditional practice of Santigwar, in the middle of a blooming relationship between a girl and a boy,” the promising newcomer explains. “In most cases, our elders taught us that anything unexplainable can be cleansed or healed through a Santigwar. When we get a reading from a Santigwar, the usual case is that an elemental may have played or got annoyed with us causing us to get sick. Love, as far as we know makes us feel extremes which may seem overwhelming sometimes that we may confuse or doubt it.” The MV of “Santigwar” is directed by budding filmmaker Elyandre Dagli, who made it possible to chronicle the journey of a blossoming romance through choreography-heavy visuals. Dagli, according to dwta, is very hands-on and passionate about his craft. “It was evident on the finished output,” said the multi-talented artist. “I am honored to have worked with him and the whole crew behind the project. They were really professional.” dwta’s “Santigwar” was initially released on streaming platforms last February 2022. Defying the conventions of a typical Bicolano love song, the lullaby-inflected pop track makes use of mythological references and quirky wordplay as part of its lyrical statement. The reception to the song, so far, has been overwhelmingly positive. “We were surprised with the feedback we're getting from the song because it has now been a trend to use it to confess to their crushes.” The Tiwi, Albay native adds, “They would send it to them with a note saying, mari na, mapa-santigwar kita.” dwata’s “Santigwar” is out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.      About dwta Born and raised in Bicol, dwta (formerly known as Jhasmine Villanueva) is a Filipino singer/songwriter who aims to tell stories with her songs. Using folk instruments, catchy melodies, and an enticing voice, she makes an ethnic and modern sound of her own. She writes songs based on her playful mind. With the mindset of "Mulat na Manunulat" (socially aware writer), she uses her music to voice out relevant societal issues and to inspire others. Dwta is currently a Music Business Management student from MIN  T.
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  • The song chronicles the journey of blossoming romance with choreography-heavy visuals   Folk-pop singer-songwriter dwta integrates Bicolano folklore with interpretive dancing on the music video of her new single “Santigwar,” released under Sony Music Philippines. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous healing ritual practiced commonly in some rural areas in the country, the clip explores themes of mysticism in telling a story of two individuals fighting for love against all odds. “As far as the concept for the MV, we wanted to really incorporate visually the traditional practice of Santigwar, in the middle of a blooming relationship between a girl and a boy,” the promising newcomer explains. “In most cases, our elders taught us that anything unexplainable can be cleansed or healed through a Santigwar. When we get a reading from a Santigwar, the usual case is that an elemental may have played or got annoyed with us causing us to get sick. Love, as far as we know makes us feel extremes which may seem overwhelming sometimes that we may confuse or doubt it.” The MV of “Santigwar” is directed by budding filmmaker Elyandre Dagli, who made it possible to chronicle the journey of a blossoming romance through choreography-heavy visuals. Dagli, according to dwta, is very hands-on and passionate about his craft. “It was evident on the finished output,” said the multi-talented artist. “I am honored to have worked with him and the whole crew behind the project. They were really professional.” dwta’s “Santigwar” was initially released on streaming platforms last February 2022. Defying the conventions of a typical Bicolano love song, the lullaby-inflected pop track makes use of mythological references and quirky wordplay as part of its lyrical statement. The reception to the song, so far, has been overwhelmingly positive. “We were surprised with the feedback we're getting from the song because it has now been a trend to use it to confess to their crushes.” The Tiwi, Albay native adds, “They would send it to them with a note saying, mari na, mapa-santigwar kita.” dwata’s “Santigwar” is out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.      About dwta Born and raised in Bicol, dwta (formerly known as Jhasmine Villanueva) is a Filipino singer/songwriter who aims to tell stories with her songs. Using folk instruments, catchy melodies, and an enticing voice, she makes an ethnic and modern sound of her own. She writes songs based on her playful mind. With the mindset of "Mulat na Manunulat" (socially aware writer), she uses her music to voice out relevant societal issues and to inspire others. Dwta is currently a Music Business Management student from MIN  T.
    Apr 11, 2022
  • 08 Apr 2022
    NOBITA’s “Totoo” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.  Driven by the success of their mega-hit “Ikaw Lang” and wedding-themed track “Unang Sayaw,” breakout band NOBITA has recently reached a new milestone in their career for achieving more than 90 million streams on Spotify alone. Having mastered the art of writing hugot anthems inspired by the universality of long-term commitment and romantic desire, the five-piece act continues to make pop-rock tunes that leave listeners in a vulnerable state. This is evident on their 2022 single “Totoo,” released under Sony Music Philippines. Written by lead guitarist Sam Aquino, produced by Isagani Palabyab of Monostery Studio, with arrangement and additional lyrics from the band, “Totoo” articulates the uncertainty of being lost and helplessly in love. Its songwriting comes from a place of earnestness, capturing the messiness of being at the bitter end of a relationship. “Since may hit single kami about being certain for love, we decided to take turns by making a 'counter song' for a love song per se,” NOBITA said in a joint statement. “Our fans, Nobibis requested for us to make a song about ‘single’ and ‘unfortunate in love’ people. We decided to take the challenge to heart.” Laced with suave instrumentation and heartfelt vocals, the song hits harder than usual, while retaining the earworm tendencies of their previous hits. As the chart-topping music act puts it, “We just simply want to keep the NOBITA flavor in all of our tracks.” The release of “Totoo” comes with a music video that stars veteran actor Mon Confiado and popular content creator Eya Borja. Directed by NOBITA’s frequent collaborator John Selirio, the MV explores the intricacy of reliving memories and the pain of losing someone important.  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • NOBITA’s “Totoo” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.  Driven by the success of their mega-hit “Ikaw Lang” and wedding-themed track “Unang Sayaw,” breakout band NOBITA has recently reached a new milestone in their career for achieving more than 90 million streams on Spotify alone. Having mastered the art of writing hugot anthems inspired by the universality of long-term commitment and romantic desire, the five-piece act continues to make pop-rock tunes that leave listeners in a vulnerable state. This is evident on their 2022 single “Totoo,” released under Sony Music Philippines. Written by lead guitarist Sam Aquino, produced by Isagani Palabyab of Monostery Studio, with arrangement and additional lyrics from the band, “Totoo” articulates the uncertainty of being lost and helplessly in love. Its songwriting comes from a place of earnestness, capturing the messiness of being at the bitter end of a relationship. “Since may hit single kami about being certain for love, we decided to take turns by making a 'counter song' for a love song per se,” NOBITA said in a joint statement. “Our fans, Nobibis requested for us to make a song about ‘single’ and ‘unfortunate in love’ people. We decided to take the challenge to heart.” Laced with suave instrumentation and heartfelt vocals, the song hits harder than usual, while retaining the earworm tendencies of their previous hits. As the chart-topping music act puts it, “We just simply want to keep the NOBITA flavor in all of our tracks.” The release of “Totoo” comes with a music video that stars veteran actor Mon Confiado and popular content creator Eya Borja. Directed by NOBITA’s frequent collaborator John Selirio, the MV explores the intricacy of reliving memories and the pain of losing someone important.  
    Apr 08, 2022