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  • 14 May 2019
      Feel at home with the UP Music Circle as we present to you Homegrown 2019!   The UP Music Circle (UPMC) is a music organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and every year, UPMC releases an album featuring tracks by our very own artists. Join us for our album launch at Mow’s Matalino on May 23! Find a sense of home as you listen to soul-stirring music of various genres that will surely make you move to the beat of your heart.   The UP Music Circle serves as a venue for music enthusiasts in UP Diliman, and UPMC promotes the appreciation of various musical forms and genres, the enhancement of musical talents and skills, and the use of music as a means for personal affirmation and a ground for social interaction.   From the vibrant sounds of pop to the grunge and edge of alternative rock and more, Homegrown 2019 Album Launch will be featuring acts such as Bowling Night, Serotonin, Parlor Parlor, Granny Lee, Liana, Alexia, Pinkmen, Sofa Sky, and Any Name’s Okay, as well as a very special guest, Orange and Lemons.   Tickets are priced at 250php for entrance only, while the album costs 300 pesos. Avail both is 500. Gates open at 7:30pm. See you there!
    68 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Feel at home with the UP Music Circle as we present to you Homegrown 2019!   The UP Music Circle (UPMC) is a music organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and every year, UPMC releases an album featuring tracks by our very own artists. Join us for our album launch at Mow’s Matalino on May 23! Find a sense of home as you listen to soul-stirring music of various genres that will surely make you move to the beat of your heart.   The UP Music Circle serves as a venue for music enthusiasts in UP Diliman, and UPMC promotes the appreciation of various musical forms and genres, the enhancement of musical talents and skills, and the use of music as a means for personal affirmation and a ground for social interaction.   From the vibrant sounds of pop to the grunge and edge of alternative rock and more, Homegrown 2019 Album Launch will be featuring acts such as Bowling Night, Serotonin, Parlor Parlor, Granny Lee, Liana, Alexia, Pinkmen, Sofa Sky, and Any Name’s Okay, as well as a very special guest, Orange and Lemons.   Tickets are priced at 250php for entrance only, while the album costs 300 pesos. Avail both is 500. Gates open at 7:30pm. See you there!
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  • 14 May 2019
    QUEST – SASAMAHAN KITA Written by Jose D Villanueva III Produced by Jose D Villanueva Mixed and mastered at Sonic State Studios   Quest brings two new single to 2019, “Permanente” which was released last January and the newly released “Sasamahan Kita”. Sasamahan Kita is a song that reminds you, that people care for you and your dreams!   “It is important to have a dream, its drives you, it fuels you, hindi ka aandar kung wala kang pangarap.” Quest says. Dreaming is almost equivalent to living, is serves as your compass - to do things; and to not do things. Quest is a big advocate of getting an education, having teachers, having the right mentors - “ the lessons that they learned — all of those, I am in a position to do it for todays youth. Carrying on tradition.”   Growing up in poverty, Quest looked to a lot of people to encourage him to dream. “I had to learn that I need to surround myself with the right people. No one ever makes it by themselves, love is a sacrifice – people who love you make sacrifices. And with their sacrifices, I’m thankful for.”   "Kaming aalalay, iyong kaagapay Sa bawat hakbang meron kang karamay Hanggang sa tagumpay, ika’y magtatagumpay Ang imposible ay kaya Basta sama sama Kaya huwag magalala Sasamahan kita"   “We’re living at a time where there are a lot of discouraging things around us, these people gave me the confidence I needed to dream and achieve, no matter how small. Malaking tulong sila sa akin.” says Quest, and advices today’s youth to “find your dream within, find a team who will champion your purpose and help you achieve it!” Sasamahan Kita is written and produced by Jose D Villanueva III, it is coming out of Warner Music Philippines and will be out on Spotify on April 12. Vote for it on your favorite radio stations. Watch out for the music video on TV and online!
    46 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • QUEST – SASAMAHAN KITA Written by Jose D Villanueva III Produced by Jose D Villanueva Mixed and mastered at Sonic State Studios   Quest brings two new single to 2019, “Permanente” which was released last January and the newly released “Sasamahan Kita”. Sasamahan Kita is a song that reminds you, that people care for you and your dreams!   “It is important to have a dream, its drives you, it fuels you, hindi ka aandar kung wala kang pangarap.” Quest says. Dreaming is almost equivalent to living, is serves as your compass - to do things; and to not do things. Quest is a big advocate of getting an education, having teachers, having the right mentors - “ the lessons that they learned — all of those, I am in a position to do it for todays youth. Carrying on tradition.”   Growing up in poverty, Quest looked to a lot of people to encourage him to dream. “I had to learn that I need to surround myself with the right people. No one ever makes it by themselves, love is a sacrifice – people who love you make sacrifices. And with their sacrifices, I’m thankful for.”   "Kaming aalalay, iyong kaagapay Sa bawat hakbang meron kang karamay Hanggang sa tagumpay, ika’y magtatagumpay Ang imposible ay kaya Basta sama sama Kaya huwag magalala Sasamahan kita"   “We’re living at a time where there are a lot of discouraging things around us, these people gave me the confidence I needed to dream and achieve, no matter how small. Malaking tulong sila sa akin.” says Quest, and advices today’s youth to “find your dream within, find a team who will champion your purpose and help you achieve it!” Sasamahan Kita is written and produced by Jose D Villanueva III, it is coming out of Warner Music Philippines and will be out on Spotify on April 12. Vote for it on your favorite radio stations. Watch out for the music video on TV and online!
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  • 14 May 2019
    St. Wolf started as a school project in one of their major classes in college. The boys also believe that there’s always good in bad and bad in good, that despite of the large contrast between good and evil there’s a certain balance inside of us. “Saint” being the good, and “Wolf” being bad.   The band’s sound is a combination of smooth-sailing suave-ness and meaty, heavy instrumentation which they try to also translate physically in live performances. It started out as an inside joke as their guitarist made a demo for one of songs and named it Swabecore. At that time, it was a lightbulb moment for us; an “o nga no?” moment.You can expect a banger while feeling sexy as you groove and listen to their stuff!   “You’ll Be Safe Here” is an original track of Rivermaya which was featured as the theme song of the hit ABS-CBN thriller series, “Sprits”, in 2005. St. Wolf gives the track a modern twist with their Swabecore style.   This track is still a part of Warner Music Philippines’ 25th year celebration.   “You’ll Be Safe Here”will be available for streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, also available for download via iTunes.   Get updated on ST. WOLF and their upcoming releases! Like the band’s official Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    37 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • St. Wolf started as a school project in one of their major classes in college. The boys also believe that there’s always good in bad and bad in good, that despite of the large contrast between good and evil there’s a certain balance inside of us. “Saint” being the good, and “Wolf” being bad.   The band’s sound is a combination of smooth-sailing suave-ness and meaty, heavy instrumentation which they try to also translate physically in live performances. It started out as an inside joke as their guitarist made a demo for one of songs and named it Swabecore. At that time, it was a lightbulb moment for us; an “o nga no?” moment.You can expect a banger while feeling sexy as you groove and listen to their stuff!   “You’ll Be Safe Here” is an original track of Rivermaya which was featured as the theme song of the hit ABS-CBN thriller series, “Sprits”, in 2005. St. Wolf gives the track a modern twist with their Swabecore style.   This track is still a part of Warner Music Philippines’ 25th year celebration.   “You’ll Be Safe Here”will be available for streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, also available for download via iTunes.   Get updated on ST. WOLF and their upcoming releases! Like the band’s official Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
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  • 30 Apr 2019
    Kurei, a shy and reluctant singer, got her first attempt at music thru the help of her friend Eunice Jorge of Gracenote. This tandem met thru Darwin Hernandez of Soupstar Music and hit it off instantly. Eunice would always invite Kurei to watch whenever they have gigs. Kurei, after being inspired and constantly prodded by Eunice, asked the latter for help in pursuing her love for music. The newbie musician, with Eunice as her producer, first dipped her feet in music with the acoustic version of “Paasa”. Little did she expect that this would make her hit the #1 spot on Spotify Phillippines’ Viral 50! This is definitely a great surprise for and from Kurei.Being new in the music industry, Kurei surely knows that there is more work to be done for what lies ahead. But topping such a prestigious chart is definitely a great start for this artist.Check her 1st single:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7A7IsQQPGxlfHiDDl2Kct7?si=V2rFUIdOTVmg3jGAGc-fnQ*Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqGELgM_RI
    231 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Kurei, a shy and reluctant singer, got her first attempt at music thru the help of her friend Eunice Jorge of Gracenote. This tandem met thru Darwin Hernandez of Soupstar Music and hit it off instantly. Eunice would always invite Kurei to watch whenever they have gigs. Kurei, after being inspired and constantly prodded by Eunice, asked the latter for help in pursuing her love for music. The newbie musician, with Eunice as her producer, first dipped her feet in music with the acoustic version of “Paasa”. Little did she expect that this would make her hit the #1 spot on Spotify Phillippines’ Viral 50! This is definitely a great surprise for and from Kurei.Being new in the music industry, Kurei surely knows that there is more work to be done for what lies ahead. But topping such a prestigious chart is definitely a great start for this artist.Check her 1st single:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7A7IsQQPGxlfHiDDl2Kct7?si=V2rFUIdOTVmg3jGAGc-fnQ*Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqGELgM_RI
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  • 23 Apr 2019
      The local Philippine band, Any Name’s Okay, presents the launch of their first music video for the brand new Filipino song, entitled “Orasan”, they just released last April 5, 2019. This also serves as the first event they’ll be organizing as a band since they started in the local music scene. Directed by Ria Red, this music video aims to capture the message of the pop ballad which talks about cherishing the times you spend with your loved ones, be it a friend, a family member, a romantic partner, or anyone important in one’s life.   Any Name’s Okay is composed of 5 members who are currently students from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where they banded together first as applicants in the organization, UP Music Circle back in August 2017. They then moved on to do their first out-of-school gig in December 2017 which signalled the start of their growth in the local scene, leading to different milestones such as winning the UP Fair Cosmos contest, and then moving on to playing in different kinds of gigs and events inside and some outside Metro Manila such as the UP Fair (2018 and 2019), Fete de la Musique 2018, Coke Studio Roadshow, and many more. They released their first two singles, “Clouds” and “Hawaiian”, in 2018, making “Orasan” their third single released on Spotify and other major music platforms.   This music video launch simultaneously counts as a small fundraiser for the band in hopes of building towards their EP which they plan to release a bit later this 2019. Happening on May 3 (Friday) at Jess and Pat’s Maginhawa, Any Name’s Okay is ready to proudly present their music video. The event will also be featuring performances from Coeli, The Ridleys, Leanne and Naara, and Munimuni. For further inquiries, feel free to check out their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @anynamesokay) and send them a message.  
    396 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   The local Philippine band, Any Name’s Okay, presents the launch of their first music video for the brand new Filipino song, entitled “Orasan”, they just released last April 5, 2019. This also serves as the first event they’ll be organizing as a band since they started in the local music scene. Directed by Ria Red, this music video aims to capture the message of the pop ballad which talks about cherishing the times you spend with your loved ones, be it a friend, a family member, a romantic partner, or anyone important in one’s life.   Any Name’s Okay is composed of 5 members who are currently students from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where they banded together first as applicants in the organization, UP Music Circle back in August 2017. They then moved on to do their first out-of-school gig in December 2017 which signalled the start of their growth in the local scene, leading to different milestones such as winning the UP Fair Cosmos contest, and then moving on to playing in different kinds of gigs and events inside and some outside Metro Manila such as the UP Fair (2018 and 2019), Fete de la Musique 2018, Coke Studio Roadshow, and many more. They released their first two singles, “Clouds” and “Hawaiian”, in 2018, making “Orasan” their third single released on Spotify and other major music platforms.   This music video launch simultaneously counts as a small fundraiser for the band in hopes of building towards their EP which they plan to release a bit later this 2019. Happening on May 3 (Friday) at Jess and Pat’s Maginhawa, Any Name’s Okay is ready to proudly present their music video. The event will also be featuring performances from Coeli, The Ridleys, Leanne and Naara, and Munimuni. For further inquiries, feel free to check out their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @anynamesokay) and send them a message.  
    Apr 23, 2019 396
  • 23 Apr 2019
    Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life. Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify. This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life. Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.   Also released on the same day was the emotional music video, featuring a live and intimate performance of the song. All eyes are on Julie’s next move, and if her previous release are any indication, “Regrets” is bound to become another hit in the making. Regrets is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, under Universal Records.
    124 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life. Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify. This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life. Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.   Also released on the same day was the emotional music video, featuring a live and intimate performance of the song. All eyes are on Julie’s next move, and if her previous release are any indication, “Regrets” is bound to become another hit in the making. Regrets is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, under Universal Records.
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  • 15 Apr 2019
    It’s true what they say, nothing will ever defeat the feeling of having a whole battalion of your fans sing-along to every word of your song in every single tour you’re on, be it a concert, a music festival, or even a small intimate gig. This is probably one of the pinnacles of an artist’s career. But imagine having the voices of thousands of their fans be featured in a song, now that is definitely priceless and that is exactly what Slapshock did in their song ‘BANDERA’, their fourth and latest single from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE’.   ‘BANDERA’ took inspiration from the various banners that the Slap Armies proudly create, raise, and wave, showing which province or city they represent. The song is also an ode to Filipinos around the world that work their fingers to the bone.     Consequently, the Bandera or flag is a symbolism of the differences of the Slap Armies and finding common ground in the music of Slapshock, and that is how powerful the music they create.    Slapshock continues to set the bar high and for more than 2 decades they never fail to give us solid performances as they always wear their hearts on their sleeves every time they go up on stage.     Following up on their 22nd year in the OPM industry, the band finally launched their music video for ‘BANDERA’ with the special participation of their beloved Slap Armies.  This leads up to Slapshock’s BANDERA TOUR 2019 (See the part 1 of their tour dates).     See you all at Slapshock’s tour this year, sabay sabay nating awitin at itaas ang Bandera!     Watch the new music video on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slapshock.official/         Listen to ‘BANDERA’ on Spotify and iTunes.    
    1332 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • It’s true what they say, nothing will ever defeat the feeling of having a whole battalion of your fans sing-along to every word of your song in every single tour you’re on, be it a concert, a music festival, or even a small intimate gig. This is probably one of the pinnacles of an artist’s career. But imagine having the voices of thousands of their fans be featured in a song, now that is definitely priceless and that is exactly what Slapshock did in their song ‘BANDERA’, their fourth and latest single from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE’.   ‘BANDERA’ took inspiration from the various banners that the Slap Armies proudly create, raise, and wave, showing which province or city they represent. The song is also an ode to Filipinos around the world that work their fingers to the bone.     Consequently, the Bandera or flag is a symbolism of the differences of the Slap Armies and finding common ground in the music of Slapshock, and that is how powerful the music they create.    Slapshock continues to set the bar high and for more than 2 decades they never fail to give us solid performances as they always wear their hearts on their sleeves every time they go up on stage.     Following up on their 22nd year in the OPM industry, the band finally launched their music video for ‘BANDERA’ with the special participation of their beloved Slap Armies.  This leads up to Slapshock’s BANDERA TOUR 2019 (See the part 1 of their tour dates).     See you all at Slapshock’s tour this year, sabay sabay nating awitin at itaas ang Bandera!     Watch the new music video on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slapshock.official/         Listen to ‘BANDERA’ on Spotify and iTunes.    
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  • 08 Apr 2019
    One of the hottest Alternative Rock bands today, December Avenue drops their latest single “Huling Sandali” yesterday, April 7, 2019, and it was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Huling Sandali” is now also available in Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, and other digital music platforms. It is also part of the official soundtrack of the movie “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon” that will be showing this coming May 8, 2019.     The band will also be having their Canada tour this coming July – August 2019.       Here is the official lyric video of “Huling Sandali” By December Avenue.  
    800 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the hottest Alternative Rock bands today, December Avenue drops their latest single “Huling Sandali” yesterday, April 7, 2019, and it was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Huling Sandali” is now also available in Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, and other digital music platforms. It is also part of the official soundtrack of the movie “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon” that will be showing this coming May 8, 2019.     The band will also be having their Canada tour this coming July – August 2019.       Here is the official lyric video of “Huling Sandali” By December Avenue.  
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  • 27 Mar 2019
    Cover Photo By: Jerry ManaogIt’s already been days and we’re still on the edge of our festival hangover but before we completely step off from this phase, all of us from Rakista would like to say our biggest and sincerest thanks for everyone who attended this year’s Rakrakan Festival—may you only be a Day 1 attendee, a Day 2 attendee, or both. Together, we witnessed a handful of moments worth remembering—they even made it to the headlines—which includes the awesome fireworks display, guitar smashing (literally) tribute from Isabelle de Leon for the late Pepe Smith, December Avenue giving us the feels under the raging sun, an exclusive performance from the ever-amazing Dante Gulapa during the set of Tanya Markova, classic statements from Juan Karlos, Rhian Ramos performing alongside Brisom, the launching of the first-ever (Sunugan)Duelo stage sponsored by TaskUs, the wonderful pieces from our Street Art participants, the participation of our NGO partners, giving away free roses…phew! There’s still so much more to mention. Rest assured that the experience will double on our future events to come.And for that, we say thank you—for the extreme patience in waiting in line under the scorching heat and for being so compliant with the rules and regulations. You did your part assuring us that everyone would have a fun time without being harmed. Thank you for the unwavering love and support that you guys exemplified on those 2 days. This motivates us to do better every year. We are hoping and looking forward to the same amount of excitement in our future events. With that, thank you for being part as we made history again in the diverse scene of OPM. You guys proved that OPM is not and will never be dead. Cheers to us for keeping the OPM community alive! Here’s to more Rakrakan Festivals to come! 
    1305 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Cover Photo By: Jerry ManaogIt’s already been days and we’re still on the edge of our festival hangover but before we completely step off from this phase, all of us from Rakista would like to say our biggest and sincerest thanks for everyone who attended this year’s Rakrakan Festival—may you only be a Day 1 attendee, a Day 2 attendee, or both. Together, we witnessed a handful of moments worth remembering—they even made it to the headlines—which includes the awesome fireworks display, guitar smashing (literally) tribute from Isabelle de Leon for the late Pepe Smith, December Avenue giving us the feels under the raging sun, an exclusive performance from the ever-amazing Dante Gulapa during the set of Tanya Markova, classic statements from Juan Karlos, Rhian Ramos performing alongside Brisom, the launching of the first-ever (Sunugan)Duelo stage sponsored by TaskUs, the wonderful pieces from our Street Art participants, the participation of our NGO partners, giving away free roses…phew! There’s still so much more to mention. Rest assured that the experience will double on our future events to come.And for that, we say thank you—for the extreme patience in waiting in line under the scorching heat and for being so compliant with the rules and regulations. You did your part assuring us that everyone would have a fun time without being harmed. Thank you for the unwavering love and support that you guys exemplified on those 2 days. This motivates us to do better every year. We are hoping and looking forward to the same amount of excitement in our future events. With that, thank you for being part as we made history again in the diverse scene of OPM. You guys proved that OPM is not and will never be dead. Cheers to us for keeping the OPM community alive! Here’s to more Rakrakan Festivals to come! 
    Mar 27, 2019 1305
  • 26 Mar 2019
    As he gears up for the release of his upcoming second EP "LOVELESS," singer-songwriter-producer Fern. returns with another infectious track with his latest single "Sober Up." Prior to this track's release, Fern. has been gaining more momentum in his career. The 19 year-old has been more visible in music gigs around the Metro, producing tracks for different artists, joining shoe brand PONY as one of its ambassadors,  and receiving more and more support for his tracks.His previous single "Only You" received worldwide support from Spotify, having been featured on the New Music Friday International playlist - reaching countries such as the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, among many others. Only You now has over 800,000+ streams, one of three tracks that are about to reach 1 million streams on the music platform. Two songs from his self-titled debut EP have already enjoyed this feat, with "Into You" having recently crossed the 3 million mark, and "Lie 2 Me" having over 1.6 million streams. His latest track "Sober Up" builds on the signature sound Fern. is known for, all while adding a fresh vibe and a highly-addictive hook to a song that explores more on the intricacies of youth and trying to make sense of different experiences of being in the industry. Describing his latest work, Fern. says "Drugs, money, women or any kind of addiction is something most, if not all of us go through. When I wrote this song I found myself in a deep hole of addiction, and I found comfort in that space, which we all know is a very unhealthy way of thinking — but somehow I felt empowered. So in this song I presented myself as this singer with very dark thoughts and lives a life that resembles that of a “rockstar, which is something I found very “cool” at the time. At the same time, it was an attempt to mask my insecurities and to prove a point to myself." Sober Up is gearing up to be yet another hit for the young artist, as it provides an irresistible vibe that will get people hooked in no time. Watch out for more singles and his second EP "LOVELESS" later this year.
    317 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • As he gears up for the release of his upcoming second EP "LOVELESS," singer-songwriter-producer Fern. returns with another infectious track with his latest single "Sober Up." Prior to this track's release, Fern. has been gaining more momentum in his career. The 19 year-old has been more visible in music gigs around the Metro, producing tracks for different artists, joining shoe brand PONY as one of its ambassadors,  and receiving more and more support for his tracks.His previous single "Only You" received worldwide support from Spotify, having been featured on the New Music Friday International playlist - reaching countries such as the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, among many others. Only You now has over 800,000+ streams, one of three tracks that are about to reach 1 million streams on the music platform. Two songs from his self-titled debut EP have already enjoyed this feat, with "Into You" having recently crossed the 3 million mark, and "Lie 2 Me" having over 1.6 million streams. His latest track "Sober Up" builds on the signature sound Fern. is known for, all while adding a fresh vibe and a highly-addictive hook to a song that explores more on the intricacies of youth and trying to make sense of different experiences of being in the industry. Describing his latest work, Fern. says "Drugs, money, women or any kind of addiction is something most, if not all of us go through. When I wrote this song I found myself in a deep hole of addiction, and I found comfort in that space, which we all know is a very unhealthy way of thinking — but somehow I felt empowered. So in this song I presented myself as this singer with very dark thoughts and lives a life that resembles that of a “rockstar, which is something I found very “cool” at the time. At the same time, it was an attempt to mask my insecurities and to prove a point to myself." Sober Up is gearing up to be yet another hit for the young artist, as it provides an irresistible vibe that will get people hooked in no time. Watch out for more singles and his second EP "LOVELESS" later this year.
    Mar 26, 2019 317
  • 26 Mar 2019
    OPM ICON BASTI ARTADI RELEASES HIS LATEST SINGLE AND MV FOR HIS IRONICALLY TITLED ROCK BALLAD “AYOKO LAB SONG”  Signaling yet another landmark on his quest to adventurously explore other musical possibilities, BASTI ARTADI - one of the most iconic vocalists/frontmen in the Philippine hard rock scene – proudly unveils his newest single and MV for “Ayoko Lab Song.”  Featuring a collaboration with Plan of Fools – a veritable who’s-who of musicians including longtime cohort (and Razorback bassist) Louie Talan (who coincidentally wrote the single and plays lap steel, banjo and acoustic guitar with the group) – Artadi purposely doesn’t hold back in letting his country roots show, as the harmonica-laden intro sets a slow-tempo pace for what could be his closest attempt at a radio-ready ballad, complete with a piano, synth and string build towards the end. It’s also notable that the single is sung entirely in Tagalog, another sure-fire sign that Basti has grown comfortable as an artist who chooses to be brutally honest and fearless in taking-on unexplored themes and styles. “Sometime in the 90s, Razorback was playing onstage and absolutely killing it, and suddenly, there was this one guy in the crowd who would shout at the top of his lungs ‘Gusto ko Black Sabbat [sic}! Ayoko Lab Song!’ laughs Artadi as he shares the origin story of the ironically-titled tune. “Man, I’ve been holding on to that title since the 90s, so it’s about time I put it out into the universe!”Simultaneously, the official music video for “Ayoko Lab Song” has also been released online after much wait, and fans of Artadi will surely get a kick out of the almost-comical-almost-tragic narrative of Director Jett Leyco. Starring real-life sweethearts, theater actor and radio jock Jobim Javier and Sid Buan (drummer of all-female hard rock group Catfight…), Artadi also characteristically takes a break from the main spotlight in the video and does well as a supporting star of the ensemble, without failing to show – you guessed it- another side of his personality. Fans can now grab a copy of the latest single on all digital music platforms like iTunes and Spotify, and can view the music video on   youtube.com ( https://youtu.be/zT9LpRccFZ8 ) and while you're at it, subscribe to his youtube.com channel (bit.ly/BastiPH ).Currently, Basti Artadi continues to furiously tour throughout the metro and the rest OF THE archipelago, wowing audiences with both the might and fury of his classic hits and his most recent material off Phantom Maker. Be sure to follow him on social media via facebook.com/bastiartadi and on Instagram through @bastiartadi73. 
    721 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • OPM ICON BASTI ARTADI RELEASES HIS LATEST SINGLE AND MV FOR HIS IRONICALLY TITLED ROCK BALLAD “AYOKO LAB SONG”  Signaling yet another landmark on his quest to adventurously explore other musical possibilities, BASTI ARTADI - one of the most iconic vocalists/frontmen in the Philippine hard rock scene – proudly unveils his newest single and MV for “Ayoko Lab Song.”  Featuring a collaboration with Plan of Fools – a veritable who’s-who of musicians including longtime cohort (and Razorback bassist) Louie Talan (who coincidentally wrote the single and plays lap steel, banjo and acoustic guitar with the group) – Artadi purposely doesn’t hold back in letting his country roots show, as the harmonica-laden intro sets a slow-tempo pace for what could be his closest attempt at a radio-ready ballad, complete with a piano, synth and string build towards the end. It’s also notable that the single is sung entirely in Tagalog, another sure-fire sign that Basti has grown comfortable as an artist who chooses to be brutally honest and fearless in taking-on unexplored themes and styles. “Sometime in the 90s, Razorback was playing onstage and absolutely killing it, and suddenly, there was this one guy in the crowd who would shout at the top of his lungs ‘Gusto ko Black Sabbat [sic}! Ayoko Lab Song!’ laughs Artadi as he shares the origin story of the ironically-titled tune. “Man, I’ve been holding on to that title since the 90s, so it’s about time I put it out into the universe!”Simultaneously, the official music video for “Ayoko Lab Song” has also been released online after much wait, and fans of Artadi will surely get a kick out of the almost-comical-almost-tragic narrative of Director Jett Leyco. Starring real-life sweethearts, theater actor and radio jock Jobim Javier and Sid Buan (drummer of all-female hard rock group Catfight…), Artadi also characteristically takes a break from the main spotlight in the video and does well as a supporting star of the ensemble, without failing to show – you guessed it- another side of his personality. Fans can now grab a copy of the latest single on all digital music platforms like iTunes and Spotify, and can view the music video on   youtube.com ( https://youtu.be/zT9LpRccFZ8 ) and while you're at it, subscribe to his youtube.com channel (bit.ly/BastiPH ).Currently, Basti Artadi continues to furiously tour throughout the metro and the rest OF THE archipelago, wowing audiences with both the might and fury of his classic hits and his most recent material off Phantom Maker. Be sure to follow him on social media via facebook.com/bastiartadi and on Instagram through @bastiartadi73. 
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    LIMITED SEATS ADDED FOR LAUV IN MANILA   #LAUVMNL2019 #LAUVCEBU2019 #OVATION40   Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, general on-sale of the newly opened Upper Box section starts March 25, while few more tickets to the previously announced Cebu show on May 20 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City are still available.   In January, Lauv surprised fans with the release of brand new single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan. The instant hit has now over 115 million streams on Spotify, soared up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week of its release, and quickly rose to Top 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lauv’s first ever Top 15 single in the United Kingdom. Other top recent Lauv collaborations include Julia Michaels for “There’s No Way,” DJ Snake for “A Different Way,” and Travis Mills for “Question.”   This past summer, Lauv performed his breakthrough hit, “I Like Me Better,” on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A major highlight of 2018 was the launch of his compilation album, “I met you when I was 18.” Since its release, “I Like Me Better” has gained more than 653 million Spotify streams and skyrocketed to be a certified six times platinum single globally. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and it has gone double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia, and platinum in other multiple markets. Lauv has now surpassed well over 2 billion cumulative streams worldwide as he continues to write and produce polished, power pop.   The 2019 Asia Tour even gets better as 4-time Juno Awards 2019 nominee and pop iconoclast bülow joins Lauv as special guest on his two major shows in the Philippines. The German-born singer just released her new track “Sweet Little Lies” via Republic Records, Wax Records, and Universal Music Canada. bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 and Damaged Vol. 2 - each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy,” “Lines,” and fan favorite “Not A Love Song,” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.   Lauv’s 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Ticket price for the new section at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is P1,590 and will go on sale March 25, 2019 10am via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Ticket prices for the Cebu show at Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call (02)911-5555 / (02)470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online.
    202 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • LIMITED SEATS ADDED FOR LAUV IN MANILA   #LAUVMNL2019 #LAUVCEBU2019 #OVATION40   Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, general on-sale of the newly opened Upper Box section starts March 25, while few more tickets to the previously announced Cebu show on May 20 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City are still available.   In January, Lauv surprised fans with the release of brand new single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan. The instant hit has now over 115 million streams on Spotify, soared up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week of its release, and quickly rose to Top 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lauv’s first ever Top 15 single in the United Kingdom. Other top recent Lauv collaborations include Julia Michaels for “There’s No Way,” DJ Snake for “A Different Way,” and Travis Mills for “Question.”   This past summer, Lauv performed his breakthrough hit, “I Like Me Better,” on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A major highlight of 2018 was the launch of his compilation album, “I met you when I was 18.” Since its release, “I Like Me Better” has gained more than 653 million Spotify streams and skyrocketed to be a certified six times platinum single globally. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and it has gone double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia, and platinum in other multiple markets. Lauv has now surpassed well over 2 billion cumulative streams worldwide as he continues to write and produce polished, power pop.   The 2019 Asia Tour even gets better as 4-time Juno Awards 2019 nominee and pop iconoclast bülow joins Lauv as special guest on his two major shows in the Philippines. The German-born singer just released her new track “Sweet Little Lies” via Republic Records, Wax Records, and Universal Music Canada. bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 and Damaged Vol. 2 - each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy,” “Lines,” and fan favorite “Not A Love Song,” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.   Lauv’s 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Ticket price for the new section at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is P1,590 and will go on sale March 25, 2019 10am via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Ticket prices for the Cebu show at Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call (02)911-5555 / (02)470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online.
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    Danish pop artist MØ will be coming to Manila for the first time on April 15, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater, as part of her upcoming Forever Neverland World Tour that will include stops in Asia and Australia. MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single "Beg for It", which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake's single "Lean On", which peaked highly on international charts, including number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and number four in the United States, the music video also gained more than 2.5 billion views on YouTube, making it the fifteenth most viewed video on the site. MØ was featured on Snakehips single "Don't Leave”, and Major Lazer's single "Cold Water" alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Her 2016 single "Final Song" reached the top 5 in Denmark, and the top 20 in Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom. Following the release of her latest studio album, Forever Neverland, and a successful Europe and US tour, MØ will be performing her chart-topping hits to her fans in the Philippines for the first time. Presented by Insignia Presents. Tickets to MØ Live In Manila are now on sale via TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. For more information, follow Insignia Presents on social media.facebook.com/InsigniaPresents Twitter @InsigniaPresent Instagram @InsigniaPresents  
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  • Danish pop artist MØ will be coming to Manila for the first time on April 15, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater, as part of her upcoming Forever Neverland World Tour that will include stops in Asia and Australia. MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single "Beg for It", which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake's single "Lean On", which peaked highly on international charts, including number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and number four in the United States, the music video also gained more than 2.5 billion views on YouTube, making it the fifteenth most viewed video on the site. MØ was featured on Snakehips single "Don't Leave”, and Major Lazer's single "Cold Water" alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Her 2016 single "Final Song" reached the top 5 in Denmark, and the top 20 in Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom. Following the release of her latest studio album, Forever Neverland, and a successful Europe and US tour, MØ will be performing her chart-topping hits to her fans in the Philippines for the first time. Presented by Insignia Presents. Tickets to MØ Live In Manila are now on sale via TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. For more information, follow Insignia Presents on social media.facebook.com/InsigniaPresents Twitter @InsigniaPresent Instagram @InsigniaPresents  
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  • 26 Mar 2019
    Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his "Materyal" EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success - bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit "Nadarang" (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and  international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track "Crazy", as well as appearing on the track "Almost Love" with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.   Official Music video for Shanti Dope's hit song Nadarang   This 2019, Shanti is dropping what is sure to be another hit with his newest track 'Amatz.' The song, produced by long-time collaborator Klumcee, features what fans have come to love with the rapper-songwriter with an infectious hook and having lyrics close to his life, while also featuring a new Oriental flavor that will keep fans and new listeners wanting more. And after the year that has been, the 17 year-old showcases an evolved style, now having more hard-hitting verses to his track.       Talking more about the track, producer Klumcee says "The song Amatz’ message is about having a natural high - being one with nature, and an awareness about our environment in society, which is bombarded by synthetics and chemicals. We made a conscious effort to make it sound like a banger so that a lot of people would enjoy and feel the vibe and message behind the song." Asked more about what is in store for Shanti this year, the collaborator says that "as always, you should expect the unexpected [from Shanti] this coming year."   'Amatz' marks the beginning of a new era for Shanti Dope, and with its release, all points lead to another fiery-hot year for this young and relentless rap phenomenon.    Amatz will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on March 22, 2019, under Universal Records.   #ShantiDopeAmatz #ShantiDope #UniversalRecordsPH
    348 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his "Materyal" EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success - bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit "Nadarang" (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and  international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track "Crazy", as well as appearing on the track "Almost Love" with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.   Official Music video for Shanti Dope's hit song Nadarang   This 2019, Shanti is dropping what is sure to be another hit with his newest track 'Amatz.' The song, produced by long-time collaborator Klumcee, features what fans have come to love with the rapper-songwriter with an infectious hook and having lyrics close to his life, while also featuring a new Oriental flavor that will keep fans and new listeners wanting more. And after the year that has been, the 17 year-old showcases an evolved style, now having more hard-hitting verses to his track.       Talking more about the track, producer Klumcee says "The song Amatz’ message is about having a natural high - being one with nature, and an awareness about our environment in society, which is bombarded by synthetics and chemicals. We made a conscious effort to make it sound like a banger so that a lot of people would enjoy and feel the vibe and message behind the song." Asked more about what is in store for Shanti this year, the collaborator says that "as always, you should expect the unexpected [from Shanti] this coming year."   'Amatz' marks the beginning of a new era for Shanti Dope, and with its release, all points lead to another fiery-hot year for this young and relentless rap phenomenon.    Amatz will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on March 22, 2019, under Universal Records.   #ShantiDopeAmatz #ShantiDope #UniversalRecordsPH
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  • 20 Mar 2019
    Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
    162 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
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  • 18 Mar 2019
    This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
    164 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
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  • 13 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    7178 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    Mar 13, 2019 7178
  • 06 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
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  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
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  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   “Don’t go now, never leave me behind…”   The Alternative Rock band Never Run releases their new single entitled “Never Leave Me Behind”.     “Never Leave Me Behind” was mixed, mastered, and produced under Nineworkz Production. The lyric video was made by the band’s frontman, Ferdail Yo.   Never Run is composed of Ferdail Yo on vocals, David Carillo and Charles Patrick Lilagan on guitars, Mark Perez on drums, and Jay Sofia on bass.   Here is Never Run’s “Never Leave Me Behind”      
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  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   “Don’t go now, never leave me behind…”   The Alternative Rock band Never Run releases their new single entitled “Never Leave Me Behind”.     “Never Leave Me Behind” was mixed, mastered, and produced under Nineworkz Production. The lyric video was made by the band’s frontman, Ferdail Yo.   Never Run is composed of Ferdail Yo on vocals, David Carillo and Charles Patrick Lilagan on guitars, Mark Perez on drums, and Jay Sofia on bass.   Here is Never Run’s “Never Leave Me Behind”      
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  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written by Arem Bolalin   “’Di mo ba naririnig pintig ng aking dibdib? Lumalayo na sayo ang damdamin ko…”   A bittersweet Valentine’s Day present of the Alternative Rock band, December Avenue, as they release the official lyric video of their song “Dahan” today, February 14, 2019.     “Dahan” is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital music platforms. It was released under Tower of Doom Music and uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.   December Avenue is composed of Zel Bautista on vocals and guitars, Jem Manuel on guitars, Don Gregorio on bass, Jet Danao on drums, and Gelo Cruz on keyboards.   Here is December Avenue with their new official lyric video for “Dahan”  
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  • Written by Arem Bolalin   “’Di mo ba naririnig pintig ng aking dibdib? Lumalayo na sayo ang damdamin ko…”   A bittersweet Valentine’s Day present of the Alternative Rock band, December Avenue, as they release the official lyric video of their song “Dahan” today, February 14, 2019.     “Dahan” is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital music platforms. It was released under Tower of Doom Music and uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.   December Avenue is composed of Zel Bautista on vocals and guitars, Jem Manuel on guitars, Don Gregorio on bass, Jet Danao on drums, and Gelo Cruz on keyboards.   Here is December Avenue with their new official lyric video for “Dahan”  
    Feb 14, 2019 1772
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By Arem Bolalin   Yesterday, February 13, 2019, Alternative Metal band, Faspitch released their first official music video after 10-years for their latest single entitled “Skin”.     “Skin” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton under Tower of Doom Studios.   The official music video was directed by JC Gellidon and produced by the band, itself.   Faspitch is composed of Henry Allen on vocals, Trick Berganos, John Dinopol and Russel Manaloto on guitars, Martin Macario on  bass, and Andrew Lauchengco on  drums.   Here is the new official music video of “Skin” by Faspitch  
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  • Written By Arem Bolalin   Yesterday, February 13, 2019, Alternative Metal band, Faspitch released their first official music video after 10-years for their latest single entitled “Skin”.     “Skin” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton under Tower of Doom Studios.   The official music video was directed by JC Gellidon and produced by the band, itself.   Faspitch is composed of Henry Allen on vocals, Trick Berganos, John Dinopol and Russel Manaloto on guitars, Martin Macario on  bass, and Andrew Lauchengco on  drums.   Here is the new official music video of “Skin” by Faspitch  
    Feb 14, 2019 715
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin     Rock Metalcore local band, Valley of Chrome will soon be releasing their fourth album on February 22, 2019, entitled “Victorious”.   After the band had performed at the Hammersonic Festival in Indonesia, they returned to record 10 vicious tracks.   Rogel Africa, the band vocalist, considers their “soon-to-launch” album as the band’s ‘heaviest’ in its 16-years in music industry.   The album “Victorious” is composed of the 10 tracks entitled: Feast of Famine, KKK or “Kanya Kanyang Krus,” Victorious, Markang Bungo, Maskara, Simula, Balang Araw, Alay, Yakap sa Multo, and Curtain Call.   Valley of Chrome is composed of Tatel Marcelino and Kaloi Cambaliza on guitars, Jordan Constantino on bass, Paul Eusebio on drums, and Rogel Africa on vocals.
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  • Written By: Arem Bolalin     Rock Metalcore local band, Valley of Chrome will soon be releasing their fourth album on February 22, 2019, entitled “Victorious”.   After the band had performed at the Hammersonic Festival in Indonesia, they returned to record 10 vicious tracks.   Rogel Africa, the band vocalist, considers their “soon-to-launch” album as the band’s ‘heaviest’ in its 16-years in music industry.   The album “Victorious” is composed of the 10 tracks entitled: Feast of Famine, KKK or “Kanya Kanyang Krus,” Victorious, Markang Bungo, Maskara, Simula, Balang Araw, Alay, Yakap sa Multo, and Curtain Call.   Valley of Chrome is composed of Tatel Marcelino and Kaloi Cambaliza on guitars, Jordan Constantino on bass, Paul Eusebio on drums, and Rogel Africa on vocals.
    Feb 14, 2019 648
  • 11 Feb 2019
      Sa UP Fair 2019, walang boses ang 'di napakikinggan. Maki-Rak n Rally at mag-express ng sarili sa pinakamalaking student-run, weeklong Original Pinoy Music festival sa Pilipinas! UP Fair 2019: Rak N RallyFebruary 12 - Tatsulok: UP Fair TuesdayFebruary 13 - Elements: UP Fair WednesdayFebruary 14 - Roots Music Festival: UP Fair ThursdayFebruary 15 - Cosmos: UP Fair FridayFebruary 16 - REV Music Festival: UP Fair Saturday I-like at i-follow ang aming official accounts sa Facebook (UP Fair) at Twitter (@UP_Fair) para sa official announcements tungkol sa UP Fair!  
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  •   Sa UP Fair 2019, walang boses ang 'di napakikinggan. Maki-Rak n Rally at mag-express ng sarili sa pinakamalaking student-run, weeklong Original Pinoy Music festival sa Pilipinas! UP Fair 2019: Rak N RallyFebruary 12 - Tatsulok: UP Fair TuesdayFebruary 13 - Elements: UP Fair WednesdayFebruary 14 - Roots Music Festival: UP Fair ThursdayFebruary 15 - Cosmos: UP Fair FridayFebruary 16 - REV Music Festival: UP Fair Saturday I-like at i-follow ang aming official accounts sa Facebook (UP Fair) at Twitter (@UP_Fair) para sa official announcements tungkol sa UP Fair!  
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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
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  • Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
    Jan 30, 2019 19581