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  • 16 Apr 2021
    Not so long ago, Shanti Dope was given a spotlight in the international scene when his song ‘Amatz’ was featured in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, currently being aired on Disney+. Today, Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart announced on Twitter that this hit single ranked #10 alongside top singles from prominent KPop Artists, shy of 2 weeks from his stint with the popular series. The Billboard Charts rank songs and albums in the United States and other parts of the globe based on their sales, streams, and airplay. Aside from Shanti Dope’s “Amatz”, the only Filipino hit single that made it to the Billboard Charts was “Tala” by Sarah Geronimo, ranking #12 back in 2020. Written by Shanti Dope himself and Lester “DJ Klumcee” Vaño, “Amatz” has been making the headlines since its release in March 2019 under Universal Records. Shanti, a young local hiphop artist, continues to flourish with his international achievements since 2018 when he notably teamed up with American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter for the song “Almost Love.” Watch the “Amatz” official music video on Universal Records YouTube Channel and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Not so long ago, Shanti Dope was given a spotlight in the international scene when his song ‘Amatz’ was featured in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, currently being aired on Disney+. Today, Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart announced on Twitter that this hit single ranked #10 alongside top singles from prominent KPop Artists, shy of 2 weeks from his stint with the popular series. The Billboard Charts rank songs and albums in the United States and other parts of the globe based on their sales, streams, and airplay. Aside from Shanti Dope’s “Amatz”, the only Filipino hit single that made it to the Billboard Charts was “Tala” by Sarah Geronimo, ranking #12 back in 2020. Written by Shanti Dope himself and Lester “DJ Klumcee” Vaño, “Amatz” has been making the headlines since its release in March 2019 under Universal Records. Shanti, a young local hiphop artist, continues to flourish with his international achievements since 2018 when he notably teamed up with American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter for the song “Almost Love.” Watch the “Amatz” official music video on Universal Records YouTube Channel and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Apr 16, 2021
  • 16 Apr 2021
    Manila, Philippines — Def Jam, one of hip-hop’s most revered record labels in the world, is set to arrive on  Philippine shores with the official launch of its massive Rekognize project featuring its all-star hip-hop roster  on April 16, 2021.    Rekognize is a historic hip-hop celebration that gathers more than 120+ artists and 14 music producers  from the old and new schools of hip-hop for an all-star four-EP series that will roll out this year. The  Rekognize project will not only introduce Def Jam Philippines’ young, stellar roster to Pinoy hip-hop fans  but also to shine the spotlight on the rich and diverse Filipino hip-hop and R&B movements on the global  stage. “I truly believe that if you have that love for the culture, it can work and I really feel it in my gut, hoping  that the same heart, passion, and energy will be shared. This won’t be Def Jam Philippines’ success alone  but also the whole Pinoy hip-hop and R&B communities, too,” shares Allan Mitchell “Daddy A” Silonga,  A&R Senior Manager of Def Jam Philippines.            Uniting various members of the Filipino hip-hop community, Rekognize brings not just past and current  generations of Pinoy emcees in a sonically monumental event but also through compelling visual narratives.  Kicking off Rekognize is the star-studded Nite N’ Day EP, which brings together some of the most exciting  names in hip-hop and R&B in the country. Nite N’ Day features lead singles “Beautiful Day” by Mike Swift,  D-Coy, Alisson Shore, kiyo, and Mark Beats, which dropped earlier this year and followed by “Atin Ang  Gabi” by Al James, Legit Misfitz, K24/7, and Calvin De Leon.         ‘BEAUTIFUL DAY’ artists (L-R) D-Coy, kiyo, Mark Beats, Mike Swift, Alisson Shore       ‘ATIN ANG GABI’ artists(L-R) Ebet(K24/7), Calvin De Leon, Jhego Catabay(Legit Misfitz),   Al James, Daddy A(K24/7), Dash Calzado(Legit Misfitz)    Listeners are in for a treat with three more tracks in the EP,” H247”, “Solitaryo,” and “Pusuan Mo,” which  showcases the powerhouse talent of Def Jam Philippines’ roster of emerging hip-hop and R&B artists. The  initial roster is made up of rising artists from all over the country, most of whom are at the beginning of their  careers. “I chose to look for raw talents, develop and mold them and have that chemistry and bond with  each other until they ‘make it’ and have that superstar status and create monster hits. We look for artists  that are creatively genuine, amazingly talented, world-class and have a great character and good working  attitude, humble but confident, and can have a long-lasting and fruitful relationship together with our team,”  Daddy A explains.     Introducing Def Jam Philippines’ Upcoming Roster    (L-R) VVS Collective, JMara, DonWilson, Scye  Eurieka, Fateeha, Tommie King, J-Nina, Tiffany Lhei   ● VVS Collective: a rap group consisting of four talented guys who write and produce their own songs.  They’re best known for their melodic trap and mumble rap style. VVS Collective also takes the  distinction of being the first act signed under the label.    ● Tiffany Lhei: a 13-year-old rapper from Cavite who gives off a genuine swag and confidence with  her varied rhyming styles.     ● SCYE: a lyrical rapper from Bulacan. With a growing collection of demos under his belt already, he  caught the attention of Def Jam Philippines with his rhymes and intense, passionate delivery.   ● DonWilson: a 20-year-old R&B singer-songwriter from Batangas whose music exudes sexuality  and romance.    ● Eurieka: a 17-year-old rapper and songwriter from Caloocan. With a combination of charm and  innocence, he delivers impeccable rhymes and flows with a unique tone.   ● Tommie King: is a rapper and songwriter originally from Atlanta and currently based in Manila with  a star quality that rivals that of local celebrities.    ● J-Nine: a young R&B singer that exudes a similar vibe as Ariana Grande but has her own way of  charming the people with her looks and singing ability.     ● Fateeha: a 17-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter with a fantastic attitude and superstar aura— a potential international star in the making.    ● JMara: a rapper and singer-songwriter from Quezon who will surely stun the audience with his  unique style and strong delivery and songwriting.    Pinoy fans can expect nothing short of history in the making with Def Jam Philippines’ launch. “It will be  huge and again will be centered in cultivating and promoting the hip-hop and R&B culture and community.  It's gonna be a celebration of Pinoy pride, heart, and dignity,” Daddy A adds.    The launch of Def Jam Philippines follows the official expansion of Def Jam South East Asia in September  2019, reaffirming its commitment to developing hip-hop communities throughout the region.     About Def Jam South East Asia:  Since its game-changing launch, Def Jam SEA has already paid its dues several times over, flexing its  musical chops at high-profile showcases such as 2019’s Culture Cartel convention in Singapore, and  helping to usher in global sports retailer JD Sport’s entry into the Thai market during the brand’s massive  launch party in Bangkok.     With hip-hop’s influence spanning the globe, it was only a matter of time before Def Jam slung its brand of  dope directly in South East Asia, arguably the most excitingly fresh frontline for new, boundary-pushing  music. The label has also been busy bringing in more stellar talent from across the region into its fold,  adding Abubakarxli of Malaysia, Indonesia’s Ben Utomo and Rayi Putra, and welcoming Vietnam and the  Philippines to the family, represented by the likes of SeaChains and VVS Collective, respectively.   
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Manila, Philippines — Def Jam, one of hip-hop’s most revered record labels in the world, is set to arrive on  Philippine shores with the official launch of its massive Rekognize project featuring its all-star hip-hop roster  on April 16, 2021.    Rekognize is a historic hip-hop celebration that gathers more than 120+ artists and 14 music producers  from the old and new schools of hip-hop for an all-star four-EP series that will roll out this year. The  Rekognize project will not only introduce Def Jam Philippines’ young, stellar roster to Pinoy hip-hop fans  but also to shine the spotlight on the rich and diverse Filipino hip-hop and R&B movements on the global  stage. “I truly believe that if you have that love for the culture, it can work and I really feel it in my gut, hoping  that the same heart, passion, and energy will be shared. This won’t be Def Jam Philippines’ success alone  but also the whole Pinoy hip-hop and R&B communities, too,” shares Allan Mitchell “Daddy A” Silonga,  A&R Senior Manager of Def Jam Philippines.            Uniting various members of the Filipino hip-hop community, Rekognize brings not just past and current  generations of Pinoy emcees in a sonically monumental event but also through compelling visual narratives.  Kicking off Rekognize is the star-studded Nite N’ Day EP, which brings together some of the most exciting  names in hip-hop and R&B in the country. Nite N’ Day features lead singles “Beautiful Day” by Mike Swift,  D-Coy, Alisson Shore, kiyo, and Mark Beats, which dropped earlier this year and followed by “Atin Ang  Gabi” by Al James, Legit Misfitz, K24/7, and Calvin De Leon.         ‘BEAUTIFUL DAY’ artists (L-R) D-Coy, kiyo, Mark Beats, Mike Swift, Alisson Shore       ‘ATIN ANG GABI’ artists(L-R) Ebet(K24/7), Calvin De Leon, Jhego Catabay(Legit Misfitz),   Al James, Daddy A(K24/7), Dash Calzado(Legit Misfitz)    Listeners are in for a treat with three more tracks in the EP,” H247”, “Solitaryo,” and “Pusuan Mo,” which  showcases the powerhouse talent of Def Jam Philippines’ roster of emerging hip-hop and R&B artists. The  initial roster is made up of rising artists from all over the country, most of whom are at the beginning of their  careers. “I chose to look for raw talents, develop and mold them and have that chemistry and bond with  each other until they ‘make it’ and have that superstar status and create monster hits. We look for artists  that are creatively genuine, amazingly talented, world-class and have a great character and good working  attitude, humble but confident, and can have a long-lasting and fruitful relationship together with our team,”  Daddy A explains.     Introducing Def Jam Philippines’ Upcoming Roster    (L-R) VVS Collective, JMara, DonWilson, Scye  Eurieka, Fateeha, Tommie King, J-Nina, Tiffany Lhei   ● VVS Collective: a rap group consisting of four talented guys who write and produce their own songs.  They’re best known for their melodic trap and mumble rap style. VVS Collective also takes the  distinction of being the first act signed under the label.    ● Tiffany Lhei: a 13-year-old rapper from Cavite who gives off a genuine swag and confidence with  her varied rhyming styles.     ● SCYE: a lyrical rapper from Bulacan. With a growing collection of demos under his belt already, he  caught the attention of Def Jam Philippines with his rhymes and intense, passionate delivery.   ● DonWilson: a 20-year-old R&B singer-songwriter from Batangas whose music exudes sexuality  and romance.    ● Eurieka: a 17-year-old rapper and songwriter from Caloocan. With a combination of charm and  innocence, he delivers impeccable rhymes and flows with a unique tone.   ● Tommie King: is a rapper and songwriter originally from Atlanta and currently based in Manila with  a star quality that rivals that of local celebrities.    ● J-Nine: a young R&B singer that exudes a similar vibe as Ariana Grande but has her own way of  charming the people with her looks and singing ability.     ● Fateeha: a 17-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter with a fantastic attitude and superstar aura— a potential international star in the making.    ● JMara: a rapper and singer-songwriter from Quezon who will surely stun the audience with his  unique style and strong delivery and songwriting.    Pinoy fans can expect nothing short of history in the making with Def Jam Philippines’ launch. “It will be  huge and again will be centered in cultivating and promoting the hip-hop and R&B culture and community.  It's gonna be a celebration of Pinoy pride, heart, and dignity,” Daddy A adds.    The launch of Def Jam Philippines follows the official expansion of Def Jam South East Asia in September  2019, reaffirming its commitment to developing hip-hop communities throughout the region.     About Def Jam South East Asia:  Since its game-changing launch, Def Jam SEA has already paid its dues several times over, flexing its  musical chops at high-profile showcases such as 2019’s Culture Cartel convention in Singapore, and  helping to usher in global sports retailer JD Sport’s entry into the Thai market during the brand’s massive  launch party in Bangkok.     With hip-hop’s influence spanning the globe, it was only a matter of time before Def Jam slung its brand of  dope directly in South East Asia, arguably the most excitingly fresh frontline for new, boundary-pushing  music. The label has also been busy bringing in more stellar talent from across the region into its fold,  adding Abubakarxli of Malaysia, Indonesia’s Ben Utomo and Rayi Putra, and welcoming Vietnam and the  Philippines to the family, represented by the likes of SeaChains and VVS Collective, respectively.   
    Apr 16, 2021
  • 16 Apr 2021
    From their latest album, ‘A Selfless Love; A Selfless Me,’ the band unveils the cruel truth of falling in love as they released the official music video of their single ‘The Story of Us’ on Saturday, April 10. Stand-out lyrics “Could we carry on and stay like this; If all I have is my feelings for you” paints a picture of a man who’s stuck in the memories of the past and tries hard to win his ex back though it’s too late. Watch 'The Story of Us' Official Music Video Here:  The track was composed by the band’s frontman, Paul Dela Cruz, with such a strong lyrics and conviction. The video itself was recorded, mixed, and mastered at 'The Last C Studio', and produced & edited by Von Ryan de Lacy.    Dear Khalifa is an Alternative/Post Hardcore/Pop Punk band from Manila with members, Paul Dela Cruz (Vocalist), Albert Orsolino (Lead Guitarists), Kim Verzosa (Drummer), Dennis Cahapay (Bassist), and Jayson Benosa (Rhythm/Lead Guitarist).        REQUEST | Dear Khalifa is one of the registered artists in Rakista Radio Website and Application. You may request their songs to be played live on our online radio. #SupportOPM  To request, download Rakista Radio App on Google Play, register as a fan or artist, tap the Rakista Radio logo below your screens, click the magnifying glass icon, and type in the title of your desired song or name of the artist.  
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • From their latest album, ‘A Selfless Love; A Selfless Me,’ the band unveils the cruel truth of falling in love as they released the official music video of their single ‘The Story of Us’ on Saturday, April 10. Stand-out lyrics “Could we carry on and stay like this; If all I have is my feelings for you” paints a picture of a man who’s stuck in the memories of the past and tries hard to win his ex back though it’s too late. Watch 'The Story of Us' Official Music Video Here:  The track was composed by the band’s frontman, Paul Dela Cruz, with such a strong lyrics and conviction. The video itself was recorded, mixed, and mastered at 'The Last C Studio', and produced & edited by Von Ryan de Lacy.    Dear Khalifa is an Alternative/Post Hardcore/Pop Punk band from Manila with members, Paul Dela Cruz (Vocalist), Albert Orsolino (Lead Guitarists), Kim Verzosa (Drummer), Dennis Cahapay (Bassist), and Jayson Benosa (Rhythm/Lead Guitarist).        REQUEST | Dear Khalifa is one of the registered artists in Rakista Radio Website and Application. You may request their songs to be played live on our online radio. #SupportOPM  To request, download Rakista Radio App on Google Play, register as a fan or artist, tap the Rakista Radio logo below your screens, click the magnifying glass icon, and type in the title of your desired song or name of the artist.  
    Apr 16, 2021
  • 14 Apr 2021
    Known for her hugot songs, Singer-songwriter, Caren Tevanny, launched a heartrending Music Video of her current single entitled "HIRAM" on Saturday.Directed by Edrex Clyde Sanchez, the masterpiece consists of agonizing lyrics, emotions, and some touch of melancholic vintage vibe. The MV creates a unique treatment of letting go and shows a diverse persona of love, sorrow, and acceptance. The whole emotion portrayed on this track will make you wanting to go back to the past wherein the person you thought you can spend eternity with, but now has gone, still exists.“Hiram was a single we released last year, we had it all planned from its launch and music video. However, by the sudden turn up of events, everything changed including the song’s meaning”, the singer-songwriter posted on her account, “This song is a reminder that everything that we have now is not our own. God gave us the gift of life and each day is such a blessing to have spent it with the people we love and are closest to our hearts.”The video itself is a dedication to her mother, whose picture was be shown at the latter part of the video.  Caren Tevanny is a rock band from Manila formed in 2014, composed of Caren Tevanny (Lead Vocals/Guitars), James Mollo (Guitars/Vocals), Ishmael Ty (Drums), and Lui Rodriguez (Bass Guitars).  
    Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Known for her hugot songs, Singer-songwriter, Caren Tevanny, launched a heartrending Music Video of her current single entitled "HIRAM" on Saturday.Directed by Edrex Clyde Sanchez, the masterpiece consists of agonizing lyrics, emotions, and some touch of melancholic vintage vibe. The MV creates a unique treatment of letting go and shows a diverse persona of love, sorrow, and acceptance. The whole emotion portrayed on this track will make you wanting to go back to the past wherein the person you thought you can spend eternity with, but now has gone, still exists.“Hiram was a single we released last year, we had it all planned from its launch and music video. However, by the sudden turn up of events, everything changed including the song’s meaning”, the singer-songwriter posted on her account, “This song is a reminder that everything that we have now is not our own. God gave us the gift of life and each day is such a blessing to have spent it with the people we love and are closest to our hearts.”The video itself is a dedication to her mother, whose picture was be shown at the latter part of the video.  Caren Tevanny is a rock band from Manila formed in 2014, composed of Caren Tevanny (Lead Vocals/Guitars), James Mollo (Guitars/Vocals), Ishmael Ty (Drums), and Lui Rodriguez (Bass Guitars).  
    Apr 14, 2021
  • 13 Apr 2021
    Proving to be worth every single bit of praise and acclaim from both music industry pundits and peers, singer/songwriter ZILD is finally unveiling his aptly-monikered release Huminga, which is precisely just that: a much-needed breath of fresh air, both musically, and for listeners and everyone else who has been through tumultuous times this past year.      Preceded by the release of three smash singles received very well by music fans (the infectious debut single “Kyusi,” the organic and melodically soaring “Apat” and the most recent release “Bungantulog” which seemingly has “vintage OPM” written all over it…), Zild’s full-length album promises to be a collection of songs that different people can come to not just appreciate, but really connect-to, sound-wise and lyrically.     “My first goal was simply to keep writing music and share it once it was done,” shared the 23-year-old musical wunderkind, when asked how his second official full-length follow-up to 2020’s Homework Machine came to be. If his debut full-length - hailed by NME.com as the second-best album in Asia of the year 2020 - was characterized mainly for being inspired by electronic music, this new album finds Zild going back to basics, exploring more organic sounds and well, playing more to his strengths by digging deep and writing about more personal themes.      “As I was in the process of completing this record, I realized I wanted to be more honest with the songs, without over-thinking it,” he continues, and reveals: “so the inspiration of the album was to remind me of my life outdoors… so the album can be soft, piercing, heartwarming, heartbreaking, funny, sad and nostalgic all at the same time… it’s a sunshine-y, warm and fuzzy experience within a nightmare - but these are definitely songs that any normal human being can relate-to.”     Without question, the new collection is anticipated by music fans of all ages and preferences, mainly because Zild has proven to be a musical force to be reckoned with, beating the odds brought about by the times and the ever-changing musical landscape, having not just released music these past months, but videos and exclusive performances on online streaming platforms (incidentally, a music video directed by renowned photographer Shaira Luna for the fourth single and title track “Huminga” will be debuted shortly after the album is released…). No less than critically acclaimed songwriter - and Balcony Entertainment CEO - Rico Blanco has since expressed his admiration and respect for Zild, seemingly passing the proverbial torch to the artist as he was quoted saying that Zild was - creatively – “on a whole new level, and playing field.”     When asked how he feels about the whole experience of creating Huminga now that it is finally complete, Zild reveals that it is truly a body of work that he is proud-of, and describes it in a way only he can uniquely pull-off: “in the language of Filipino food, sometimes you appreciate a dish like kare-kare even more when you have it with say, crispy pata,” he smiles, but further explains: “the songs feel more complete now – now that they are collected together as a full body of work; each individual song – I feel – will define each other, and the stories are made clearer as you listen to the album in its entirety; it’s 100% human… and it’s all about a person’s life in 2021,” he adds, and finishes: “whether or not they can directly relate to the subject-matters in the songs, the goal – and hope – is that people can create their very own memories with this record… that’s really all I want.”   Released under Balcony Entertainment and distributed by Warner Music Philippines, Zild’s new album Huminga is now available on Spotify and all digital music platforms.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Proving to be worth every single bit of praise and acclaim from both music industry pundits and peers, singer/songwriter ZILD is finally unveiling his aptly-monikered release Huminga, which is precisely just that: a much-needed breath of fresh air, both musically, and for listeners and everyone else who has been through tumultuous times this past year.      Preceded by the release of three smash singles received very well by music fans (the infectious debut single “Kyusi,” the organic and melodically soaring “Apat” and the most recent release “Bungantulog” which seemingly has “vintage OPM” written all over it…), Zild’s full-length album promises to be a collection of songs that different people can come to not just appreciate, but really connect-to, sound-wise and lyrically.     “My first goal was simply to keep writing music and share it once it was done,” shared the 23-year-old musical wunderkind, when asked how his second official full-length follow-up to 2020’s Homework Machine came to be. If his debut full-length - hailed by NME.com as the second-best album in Asia of the year 2020 - was characterized mainly for being inspired by electronic music, this new album finds Zild going back to basics, exploring more organic sounds and well, playing more to his strengths by digging deep and writing about more personal themes.      “As I was in the process of completing this record, I realized I wanted to be more honest with the songs, without over-thinking it,” he continues, and reveals: “so the inspiration of the album was to remind me of my life outdoors… so the album can be soft, piercing, heartwarming, heartbreaking, funny, sad and nostalgic all at the same time… it’s a sunshine-y, warm and fuzzy experience within a nightmare - but these are definitely songs that any normal human being can relate-to.”     Without question, the new collection is anticipated by music fans of all ages and preferences, mainly because Zild has proven to be a musical force to be reckoned with, beating the odds brought about by the times and the ever-changing musical landscape, having not just released music these past months, but videos and exclusive performances on online streaming platforms (incidentally, a music video directed by renowned photographer Shaira Luna for the fourth single and title track “Huminga” will be debuted shortly after the album is released…). No less than critically acclaimed songwriter - and Balcony Entertainment CEO - Rico Blanco has since expressed his admiration and respect for Zild, seemingly passing the proverbial torch to the artist as he was quoted saying that Zild was - creatively – “on a whole new level, and playing field.”     When asked how he feels about the whole experience of creating Huminga now that it is finally complete, Zild reveals that it is truly a body of work that he is proud-of, and describes it in a way only he can uniquely pull-off: “in the language of Filipino food, sometimes you appreciate a dish like kare-kare even more when you have it with say, crispy pata,” he smiles, but further explains: “the songs feel more complete now – now that they are collected together as a full body of work; each individual song – I feel – will define each other, and the stories are made clearer as you listen to the album in its entirety; it’s 100% human… and it’s all about a person’s life in 2021,” he adds, and finishes: “whether or not they can directly relate to the subject-matters in the songs, the goal – and hope – is that people can create their very own memories with this record… that’s really all I want.”   Released under Balcony Entertainment and distributed by Warner Music Philippines, Zild’s new album Huminga is now available on Spotify and all digital music platforms.
    Apr 13, 2021
  • 13 Apr 2021
    GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have announced their new album, Scaled And Icy, which will be released May 21st via Fueled By Ramen [album artwork / tracklist below].  Today, the band has shared the forthcoming album’s first single, “Shy Away,”which is available on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a Miles & AJdirected official music video.  Available for pre-order today in a variety of formats, with a special edition box set pre-order launching on April 9th, Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.  In addition to the news of the forthcoming album, Twenty One Pilots have also announced their first-ever global streaming event,“Twenty One Pilots - Livestream Experience,” which is scheduled to broadcast worldwide on Friday, May 21st at 8:00PM ET.  “Twenty One Pilots - Livestream Experience” promises to be an unforgettable performance from the duo, with a catalog spanning setlist that will also mark the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy.  Tickets for the groundbreaking global streaming event are on sale today at live.twentyonepilots.com where the band has also launched a special pre-show virtual experience for fans to immerse themselves in as they move toward the official live date and performance. The livestream is sponsored by Chipotle and Hot Topic, while the interactive and immersive experiences are conceived and produced by lili STUDIOS, and powered by Maestro’s livestream platform [livestream admat below].  Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 - anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering.  In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern” and “Christmas Saves The Year.”  “Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.”  “Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.  Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube.  Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds.  Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio.  Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met withcritical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.”  A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted bythe RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,” “Chlorine,” and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY® nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners” and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.” In 2019 Twenty One Pilots announced that their 2013 LP Vessel achieved a Gold & Platinum milestone with every individual track from the album receiving Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification from the RIAA. Twenty One Pilots’ 2015 LP Blurryface was the first album of the digital era to achieve this feat back in 2018, making the duo the first artist / group with two albums to reach this landmark achievement.  Twenty One PilotsScaled And Icy Good DayChokerShy AwayThe OutsideSaturdayNever Take ItMulberry StreetFormidableBounce ManNo ChancesRedecorate “Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience”   ###  Follow Twenty One Pilots:Official | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
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  • GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have announced their new album, Scaled And Icy, which will be released May 21st via Fueled By Ramen [album artwork / tracklist below].  Today, the band has shared the forthcoming album’s first single, “Shy Away,”which is available on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a Miles & AJdirected official music video.  Available for pre-order today in a variety of formats, with a special edition box set pre-order launching on April 9th, Scaled And Icy is Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Platinum certified LP, Trench.  In addition to the news of the forthcoming album, Twenty One Pilots have also announced their first-ever global streaming event,“Twenty One Pilots - Livestream Experience,” which is scheduled to broadcast worldwide on Friday, May 21st at 8:00PM ET.  “Twenty One Pilots - Livestream Experience” promises to be an unforgettable performance from the duo, with a catalog spanning setlist that will also mark the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy.  Tickets for the groundbreaking global streaming event are on sale today at live.twentyonepilots.com where the band has also launched a special pre-show virtual experience for fans to immerse themselves in as they move toward the official live date and performance. The livestream is sponsored by Chipotle and Hot Topic, while the interactive and immersive experiences are conceived and produced by lili STUDIOS, and powered by Maestro’s livestream platform [livestream admat below].  Written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation over the course of the past year at his home studio, with Dun engineering the album’s drums from across the country, Scaled And Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 - anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt. The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering.  In 2020, Twenty One Pilots surprised fans with standalone singles “Level of Concern” and “Christmas Saves The Year.”  “Level of Concern” reigned at Alternative Radio for 12 weeks straight and cracked the Top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, while also achieving RIAA Gold certification, and propelling the band to victory at last year’s American Music Awards where they took home the award for “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.”  “Christmas Saves The Year” arrived at the tail end of 2020 and debuted on Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart becoming the first holiday-themed song to make the list since 2012.  Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots scored one final accolade in the final moments of 2020, officially breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for the longest music video with their history-making regenerative visual for “Level of Concern.” Conceived by the band with interactive director Jason Nickel, and award-winning storyteller / director Jason Zada, the first-ever ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ pulled in fan created content from over 162,000 user submissions, in real time, live on YouTube.  Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video was created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans. Besting the previous record holder, Pharrell and his 24-hour long video for “Happy,” Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Never-Ending Music Video’ for “Level of Concern” broadcasted for 177 days straight with a total run time of 4,264 hours, 10 mins, 25 seconds.  Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 LP Trench ushered in a new era for the duo from Ohio.  Earning Platinum certification from the RIAA, the album was met withcritical acclaim with Billboard declaring, “Trench revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots.”  A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, Trench is highlighted bythe RIAA Gold and Platinum certified alternative hits “The Hype,” “Chlorine,” and “Jumpsuit.” “Jumpsuit” stands as the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart and earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY® nomination (Best Rock Song). The acclaimed conceptual collection also features the RIAA Gold-certified “Nico And The Niners” and the RIAA Platinum-certified single “My Blood.” In 2019 Twenty One Pilots announced that their 2013 LP Vessel achieved a Gold & Platinum milestone with every individual track from the album receiving Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification from the RIAA. Twenty One Pilots’ 2015 LP Blurryface was the first album of the digital era to achieve this feat back in 2018, making the duo the first artist / group with two albums to reach this landmark achievement.  Twenty One PilotsScaled And Icy Good DayChokerShy AwayThe OutsideSaturdayNever Take ItMulberry StreetFormidableBounce ManNo ChancesRedecorate “Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience”   ###  Follow Twenty One Pilots:Official | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Apr 13, 2021
  • 13 Apr 2021
    Artists from all generations are putting together a 3-day Livestream Fundraiser for OPM’s dearest Director, Juno Oebanda, from April 15, 16, and 17 at the JUNO JAMS Facebook page.   According to Direk Juno, himself, the proceeds will go to the medical expenses of his mother and sister.         The event will start at 7 pm and will showcase epic performances of the country's brilliant artists, Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, The Dawn, Jett Pangan, Nicole Laurel Asensio, Razorback, Ben&Ben, Cooky Chua, The Itchyworms, Skarlet Brown, Leanne and Naara, Gracenote, Zsariz Mendioro, Bea Lao, Abby Clutario, and other surprise guests!   This will be hosted by three of the best hosts in today’s era, Jamie Esteva Wilson, Abraham Gomez Austria, and Boyet Javelona Sison.   Follow their page for more awesome updates at https://www.facebook.com/JUNO-JAMS-100499252173549/about/?ref=page_internal
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  • Artists from all generations are putting together a 3-day Livestream Fundraiser for OPM’s dearest Director, Juno Oebanda, from April 15, 16, and 17 at the JUNO JAMS Facebook page.   According to Direk Juno, himself, the proceeds will go to the medical expenses of his mother and sister.         The event will start at 7 pm and will showcase epic performances of the country's brilliant artists, Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, The Dawn, Jett Pangan, Nicole Laurel Asensio, Razorback, Ben&Ben, Cooky Chua, The Itchyworms, Skarlet Brown, Leanne and Naara, Gracenote, Zsariz Mendioro, Bea Lao, Abby Clutario, and other surprise guests!   This will be hosted by three of the best hosts in today’s era, Jamie Esteva Wilson, Abraham Gomez Austria, and Boyet Javelona Sison.   Follow their page for more awesome updates at https://www.facebook.com/JUNO-JAMS-100499252173549/about/?ref=page_internal
    Apr 13, 2021
  • 12 Apr 2021
    Giving us a hand to overcome self-doubt, heartbreak, and mere existential crisis, Join The Club dropped the Official Music Video of their single, entitled "P.S."This track was their first single this year, 2021. Featuring Jana Garcia, the music video will take you to a whole new level of self-love and emotional recollection of the hardships and success. The song gives a powerful yet serene message that struggles are inevitable, and it is not wrong to feel lost along the way sometimes. Directed by JTC's very own vocals, guitar, and synths, Migs Mendoza, the song upholds and delivers an impression that no matter how unsure we are of what the future brings, always remember why you started and, above all means, when you're in doubt, breathe.  Join The Club was known for their classic 'all-time' hits such as "Nobela", "Paano Sasabihin", and "Lunes".Band founded in 2001, JTC currently composed of Biboy Renia (vocals, guitar), Migs Mendoza (vocals, guitar, synths), Aris Manjares (guitar), Congie Lulu (Bass), and Mark Garchitorena (drums). 
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  • Giving us a hand to overcome self-doubt, heartbreak, and mere existential crisis, Join The Club dropped the Official Music Video of their single, entitled "P.S."This track was their first single this year, 2021. Featuring Jana Garcia, the music video will take you to a whole new level of self-love and emotional recollection of the hardships and success. The song gives a powerful yet serene message that struggles are inevitable, and it is not wrong to feel lost along the way sometimes. Directed by JTC's very own vocals, guitar, and synths, Migs Mendoza, the song upholds and delivers an impression that no matter how unsure we are of what the future brings, always remember why you started and, above all means, when you're in doubt, breathe.  Join The Club was known for their classic 'all-time' hits such as "Nobela", "Paano Sasabihin", and "Lunes".Band founded in 2001, JTC currently composed of Biboy Renia (vocals, guitar), Migs Mendoza (vocals, guitar, synths), Aris Manjares (guitar), Congie Lulu (Bass), and Mark Garchitorena (drums). 
    Apr 12, 2021
  • 08 Apr 2021
    By: Godwin Andrea Jose DomingoIC5 Network has been all over the internet, grabbing people’s attention from the casting call to the trailer, to the His and Her Playlist on Spotify. This is because they are about to launch their first show, Ex or Next. Ex or Next is a weekly reality show that features the journey of ex-couples who are in the process of healing. In a span of three episodes,they will reminisce about their past relationships by answering questions, playing games, and telling stories. In the end, they will decide on whether they should go back, or go at it again. Healing is a key concept to this show because decisions are best made when wounds are healed and scars start to fade away. In relationships, choices are made when people are finally able to talk about it. While healing may not be as fast as three episodes, the show can only do so far as to enlighten the ex-couples on whether to move on or come back. Ex or Next will start airing weekly on April 21, 2021 at 6 pm on Facebook Live. Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5networkYoutube: IC5 Network
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  • By: Godwin Andrea Jose DomingoIC5 Network has been all over the internet, grabbing people’s attention from the casting call to the trailer, to the His and Her Playlist on Spotify. This is because they are about to launch their first show, Ex or Next. Ex or Next is a weekly reality show that features the journey of ex-couples who are in the process of healing. In a span of three episodes,they will reminisce about their past relationships by answering questions, playing games, and telling stories. In the end, they will decide on whether they should go back, or go at it again. Healing is a key concept to this show because decisions are best made when wounds are healed and scars start to fade away. In relationships, choices are made when people are finally able to talk about it. While healing may not be as fast as three episodes, the show can only do so far as to enlighten the ex-couples on whether to move on or come back. Ex or Next will start airing weekly on April 21, 2021 at 6 pm on Facebook Live. Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5networkYoutube: IC5 Network
    Apr 08, 2021
  • 05 Apr 2021
    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is the most watched title overall globally for Disney+. Shanti Dope’s hit single Amatz is featured in a scene on episode 3 of its premiere season. This song made quite a headline when it was first released back in March 2019. Two years since its release, Shanti’s single is back making waves as it hits the international scene. Although this is not a first international achievement for the young hip hop artist as American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter teamed up with him for the song “Almost Love” in 2018. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is an american television miniseries produced for the streaming service Disney+ based on Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier). Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it takes place after the events of Avengers Endgame (2019). Watch the “Amatz” official music video on Universal Records YouTube Channel and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. 
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  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is the most watched title overall globally for Disney+. Shanti Dope’s hit single Amatz is featured in a scene on episode 3 of its premiere season. This song made quite a headline when it was first released back in March 2019. Two years since its release, Shanti’s single is back making waves as it hits the international scene. Although this is not a first international achievement for the young hip hop artist as American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter teamed up with him for the song “Almost Love” in 2018. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is an american television miniseries produced for the streaming service Disney+ based on Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier). Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it takes place after the events of Avengers Endgame (2019). Watch the “Amatz” official music video on Universal Records YouTube Channel and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. 
    Apr 05, 2021
  • 05 Apr 2021
    Starring Insekto Pares, themselves, Anne Miranda, and MC Einstein of Ex Batallion, the Official MV outlines some reasons to make your acts of jealousy seem reasonable, especially when you are still in a state of reminiscing the past.   Directed by Glenn Sison, the song itself creates a unique and creative justification of the feels after knowing that your ex has already dating someone new.   Insekto Pares is an alternative/reggae/hard rock OPM band consists of Jason Ipe Benito (Vocals/Guitar), Anna Marie Lalay Tubera (Keyboard), Mike Coronel (Bass), Daniel Anying Lomboy (Drums), and Ian Cruz (Guitar).   Follow Insekto Pares on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whenInsectBites  
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  • Starring Insekto Pares, themselves, Anne Miranda, and MC Einstein of Ex Batallion, the Official MV outlines some reasons to make your acts of jealousy seem reasonable, especially when you are still in a state of reminiscing the past.   Directed by Glenn Sison, the song itself creates a unique and creative justification of the feels after knowing that your ex has already dating someone new.   Insekto Pares is an alternative/reggae/hard rock OPM band consists of Jason Ipe Benito (Vocals/Guitar), Anna Marie Lalay Tubera (Keyboard), Mike Coronel (Bass), Daniel Anying Lomboy (Drums), and Ian Cruz (Guitar).   Follow Insekto Pares on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whenInsectBites  
    Apr 05, 2021
  • 02 Apr 2021
    Moonstar88 launches the "Moonstar88 ACADEMY", a Concert and Talk Session happening this coming Sunday, April 4. All the proceeds will go to Alfredo Cruz’ medical bills.  “This Band” will be their special guest.Maysh Baay (vocals) and Herbert Hernandez (guitars) will share their stories and life hacks to inspire and help. The talk session topics are:- Multipotentialite: What I learned so far?: Maysh Baay, RPh CCRA PMP MBA- Making things happen: Herbert Hernandez, GIGIL Co-founderThe session will be done on ZOOM. Confirmed registrants will receive their Zoom link before the event through the email address: [email protected] TO ACCESS:1. Please pay Entrance Fee below:-General Admission: Php 250-General Admission + Raffle Entry: Php 500 (You can get multiple tickets. 1 ticket = 1 raffle entry)2. Payment Methods:Online (Paypal) - https://bit.ly/3wejcOSBank Transfer - BPI 3171-0365-09 (Soupstar Music Inc)GCash -  09178837827 (Lilibeth T.)3. Send Proof of Payment to: [email protected]*Those who pay via Paypal or Eventbrite do not need to email proof of payment4. Wait for your Zoom link! We will send the Zoom link 1 day before the event.
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  • Moonstar88 launches the "Moonstar88 ACADEMY", a Concert and Talk Session happening this coming Sunday, April 4. All the proceeds will go to Alfredo Cruz’ medical bills.  “This Band” will be their special guest.Maysh Baay (vocals) and Herbert Hernandez (guitars) will share their stories and life hacks to inspire and help. The talk session topics are:- Multipotentialite: What I learned so far?: Maysh Baay, RPh CCRA PMP MBA- Making things happen: Herbert Hernandez, GIGIL Co-founderThe session will be done on ZOOM. Confirmed registrants will receive their Zoom link before the event through the email address: [email protected] TO ACCESS:1. Please pay Entrance Fee below:-General Admission: Php 250-General Admission + Raffle Entry: Php 500 (You can get multiple tickets. 1 ticket = 1 raffle entry)2. Payment Methods:Online (Paypal) - https://bit.ly/3wejcOSBank Transfer - BPI 3171-0365-09 (Soupstar Music Inc)GCash -  09178837827 (Lilibeth T.)3. Send Proof of Payment to: [email protected]*Those who pay via Paypal or Eventbrite do not need to email proof of payment4. Wait for your Zoom link! We will send the Zoom link 1 day before the event.
    Apr 02, 2021
  • 29 Mar 2021
    Awi Columna dropped some angst in his song, “PEKE” on Friday, March 26, 2020.Directed and edited by Celmar Colinares in collaboration with Marco Mars, the song mainly talks about a person surrounded by fake friends who uses other people for their personal gain.  PEKE was written and starred by Awi Columna, himself; and mixed and mastered by Elijah Borreros.
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  • Awi Columna dropped some angst in his song, “PEKE” on Friday, March 26, 2020.Directed and edited by Celmar Colinares in collaboration with Marco Mars, the song mainly talks about a person surrounded by fake friends who uses other people for their personal gain.  PEKE was written and starred by Awi Columna, himself; and mixed and mastered by Elijah Borreros.
    Mar 29, 2021
  • 19 Mar 2021
    Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of Michelle Zauner, made her late-night television debut on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallonrecently performing "Be Sweet," the acclaimed new single from her anticipated upcoming album, Jubilee. The band also performed "Jimmy Fallon Big!," from 2017's Soft Sounds From Another Planet as a web exclusive, a song Zauner wrote about the bass player of her previous band. "He'd been offered a better touring gig and so he sat me down at my kitchen table and told me he had to quit the band because this other band were going to be 'Jimmy Fallon big.' At the time it felt like losing a brother, and there was this shame, feeling like I was never going to get there myself," Zauner told NPR. "Funny enough, he now plays bass in Japanese Breakfast! Now we just need to play Jimmy Fallon and the cycle will be complete!" Jubilee is due June 4th via Dead Oceans. WATCH JIMMY FALLON EXPLAIN THE SONG "JIMMY FALLON BIG!" EARLY PRAISE FOR JUBILEE: “We may be contending with grief and illness on a mass scale, but Japanese Breakfast gives us a way to resist sorrow.” -Pitchfork, Best New Track "Confidently opens up her sonic universe. 'Be Sweet' is immaculately executed ‘80s synth-pop, down to the polyrhythms and the harmonies that kick in during the radio-ready chorus." -Billboard “Cuts through her ubiquitous dreaminess with an effectively direct message. Sincerity is an uphill battle, and Michelle Zauner is committed to the climb.” -The FADER “With its rallying cry for kindness and acceptance propelling us into another year of many unknowns, ‘Be Sweet’ is the anthem we need now more than ever.” -them. “Zauner [is] channeling joy and ecstasy just as she once so devastatingly channeled grief.” -Stereogum “After two albums spent amid dream-pop excavations of grief and longing, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is bringing the joy — and it sounds infectious as hell.” -MTV “An impressive vocal performance… The album’s lead single is a joyous and hopeful introduction to Zauner’s next album.” -Paste “A new era of Japanese Breakfast is coming – and it’s a very joyous one.” -The AV Club “Upbeat and optimistic.” -UPROXX From the moment she began writing her new album, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner knew that she wanted to call it Jubilee. After all, a jubilee is a celebration of the passage of time—a festival to usher in the hope of a new era in brilliant technicolor. Zauner’s first two albums garnered acclaim for the way they grappled with anguish; Psychopomp was written as her mother underwent cancer treatment, while Soft Sounds From Another Planet took the grief she held from her mother‘s death and used it as a conduit to explore the cosmos. Now, at the start of a new decade, Japanese Breakfast is ready to fight for happiness, an all-too-scarce resource in our seemingly crumbling world. How does she do it? With a joyful noise. Jubilee bursts with the most wide-ranging arrangements of Zauner’s career. Each song unfurls a new aspect of her artistry. In the years leading up to Jubilee, Zauner also took theory lessons and studied piano in earnest for the first time, in an effort to improve her range as a songwriter: “I’ve never wanted to rest on any laurels. I wanted to push it as far as it could go, inviting more people in and pushing myself as a composer, a producer, and arranger.” Throughout Jubilee, Zauner is hardly fictionalizing her lyrics, instead pouring her own life into the universe of each song to tell real stories, and allowing those universes, in turn, to fill in the details. Joy, change, evolution—these things take real-time, and real effort. And Japanese Breakfast is here for it.  JUBILEEJUNE 4TH, 2021PRE-ORDER 1. Paprika2. Be Sweet3. Kokomo, IN4. Slide Tackle5. Posing in Bondage6. Sit7. Savage Good Boy8. In Hell9. Tactics10. Posing for Cars
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  • Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of Michelle Zauner, made her late-night television debut on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallonrecently performing "Be Sweet," the acclaimed new single from her anticipated upcoming album, Jubilee. The band also performed "Jimmy Fallon Big!," from 2017's Soft Sounds From Another Planet as a web exclusive, a song Zauner wrote about the bass player of her previous band. "He'd been offered a better touring gig and so he sat me down at my kitchen table and told me he had to quit the band because this other band were going to be 'Jimmy Fallon big.' At the time it felt like losing a brother, and there was this shame, feeling like I was never going to get there myself," Zauner told NPR. "Funny enough, he now plays bass in Japanese Breakfast! Now we just need to play Jimmy Fallon and the cycle will be complete!" Jubilee is due June 4th via Dead Oceans. WATCH JIMMY FALLON EXPLAIN THE SONG "JIMMY FALLON BIG!" EARLY PRAISE FOR JUBILEE: “We may be contending with grief and illness on a mass scale, but Japanese Breakfast gives us a way to resist sorrow.” -Pitchfork, Best New Track "Confidently opens up her sonic universe. 'Be Sweet' is immaculately executed ‘80s synth-pop, down to the polyrhythms and the harmonies that kick in during the radio-ready chorus." -Billboard “Cuts through her ubiquitous dreaminess with an effectively direct message. Sincerity is an uphill battle, and Michelle Zauner is committed to the climb.” -The FADER “With its rallying cry for kindness and acceptance propelling us into another year of many unknowns, ‘Be Sweet’ is the anthem we need now more than ever.” -them. “Zauner [is] channeling joy and ecstasy just as she once so devastatingly channeled grief.” -Stereogum “After two albums spent amid dream-pop excavations of grief and longing, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is bringing the joy — and it sounds infectious as hell.” -MTV “An impressive vocal performance… The album’s lead single is a joyous and hopeful introduction to Zauner’s next album.” -Paste “A new era of Japanese Breakfast is coming – and it’s a very joyous one.” -The AV Club “Upbeat and optimistic.” -UPROXX From the moment she began writing her new album, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner knew that she wanted to call it Jubilee. After all, a jubilee is a celebration of the passage of time—a festival to usher in the hope of a new era in brilliant technicolor. Zauner’s first two albums garnered acclaim for the way they grappled with anguish; Psychopomp was written as her mother underwent cancer treatment, while Soft Sounds From Another Planet took the grief she held from her mother‘s death and used it as a conduit to explore the cosmos. Now, at the start of a new decade, Japanese Breakfast is ready to fight for happiness, an all-too-scarce resource in our seemingly crumbling world. How does she do it? With a joyful noise. Jubilee bursts with the most wide-ranging arrangements of Zauner’s career. Each song unfurls a new aspect of her artistry. In the years leading up to Jubilee, Zauner also took theory lessons and studied piano in earnest for the first time, in an effort to improve her range as a songwriter: “I’ve never wanted to rest on any laurels. I wanted to push it as far as it could go, inviting more people in and pushing myself as a composer, a producer, and arranger.” Throughout Jubilee, Zauner is hardly fictionalizing her lyrics, instead pouring her own life into the universe of each song to tell real stories, and allowing those universes, in turn, to fill in the details. Joy, change, evolution—these things take real-time, and real effort. And Japanese Breakfast is here for it.  JUBILEEJUNE 4TH, 2021PRE-ORDER 1. Paprika2. Be Sweet3. Kokomo, IN4. Slide Tackle5. Posing in Bondage6. Sit7. Savage Good Boy8. In Hell9. Tactics10. Posing for Cars
    Mar 19, 2021
  • 18 Mar 2021
    By: Jonathan Emmanuel Estrada  We’ve seen it time and time again. People who follow a certain culture are given a collective name. This is commonly the case with bands and musicians; Deadheads, Beatlemaniacs, Swifties, just to give you an idea.Just as bands have an endearing name for their fans, so do television shows. The logic behind this sort of branding is so that the audience feels more engaged with the experience of the show. After all, doesn’t it always feel good to be part of something much bigger than expected? It is exactly that reason which drove IC5 Network, the Thomasian-bred online media network,  to give their audience a fitting name: “Sight Seers”. What exactly does it mean to be a Sight Seer? IC5 Network defined the word as “people who find pleasure in taking in new sights and wonders from the world around them as a means of finding and knowing the stories of things or people.” That is exactly what IC5 Network aims to do: to bring people’s stories to the screen so that they may be heard and seen, which makes the name “Sight Seers” apt. As of now, the network is working on its first show which will be aired soon on their Facebook page. So if you consider yourself a sightseer or just love getting to know the stories of people, then IC5 Network is calling you to drop by! After all, every sight is a story!  Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5networkYoutube: IC5 Network
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  • By: Jonathan Emmanuel Estrada  We’ve seen it time and time again. People who follow a certain culture are given a collective name. This is commonly the case with bands and musicians; Deadheads, Beatlemaniacs, Swifties, just to give you an idea.Just as bands have an endearing name for their fans, so do television shows. The logic behind this sort of branding is so that the audience feels more engaged with the experience of the show. After all, doesn’t it always feel good to be part of something much bigger than expected? It is exactly that reason which drove IC5 Network, the Thomasian-bred online media network,  to give their audience a fitting name: “Sight Seers”. What exactly does it mean to be a Sight Seer? IC5 Network defined the word as “people who find pleasure in taking in new sights and wonders from the world around them as a means of finding and knowing the stories of things or people.” That is exactly what IC5 Network aims to do: to bring people’s stories to the screen so that they may be heard and seen, which makes the name “Sight Seers” apt. As of now, the network is working on its first show which will be aired soon on their Facebook page. So if you consider yourself a sightseer or just love getting to know the stories of people, then IC5 Network is calling you to drop by! After all, every sight is a story!  Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5networkYoutube: IC5 Network
    Mar 18, 2021
  • 18 Mar 2021
    BEY has officially debuted as an artist last January 2021 with her debut single “Crash Landing” under Universal Records. It has since garnered thousands of listeners and streams on different musical platforms. It landed on iTunes Top 100 Singles Chart Philippines (#8 Crash Landing - Korean Version, #18 Crash Landing) the same day it was released. Moreover, the song has also made it to the Japanese Spotify Playlist, “SloDown”.  The success of “Crash Landing” was also made possible by the team that worked tirelessly until its debut in public. Eunice Jorge of Gracenote plays a significant role in BEY’s life as her mentor, apart from being the song's writer and producer. In one of her interviews, BEY mentioned that if given the chance, she would love to have a duet with her. Apart from singing, BEY learned to play different musical instruments at a young age, having gained most of her musical influence from her family. BEY also looks up to pop icons whom she sees as strong women in all facets, not just in music. “My musical influences came from today’s pop hit singers like Beyonce and Ariana Grande and some independent artists that have inspired me to express myself through music”.  Landing on different musical platforms, BEY’s latest single continues to reach more listeners both locally and internationally. For her, music is an everyday routine as she begins to explore creating more compositions. With her undoubted talent and potential, BEY is definitely one of the up-and-coming artists to watch out for this year. It's been weeks since the official release of “Crash Landing” and it has been on heavy rotation on different radio stations. Stream "Crash Landing" now on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
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  • BEY has officially debuted as an artist last January 2021 with her debut single “Crash Landing” under Universal Records. It has since garnered thousands of listeners and streams on different musical platforms. It landed on iTunes Top 100 Singles Chart Philippines (#8 Crash Landing - Korean Version, #18 Crash Landing) the same day it was released. Moreover, the song has also made it to the Japanese Spotify Playlist, “SloDown”.  The success of “Crash Landing” was also made possible by the team that worked tirelessly until its debut in public. Eunice Jorge of Gracenote plays a significant role in BEY’s life as her mentor, apart from being the song's writer and producer. In one of her interviews, BEY mentioned that if given the chance, she would love to have a duet with her. Apart from singing, BEY learned to play different musical instruments at a young age, having gained most of her musical influence from her family. BEY also looks up to pop icons whom she sees as strong women in all facets, not just in music. “My musical influences came from today’s pop hit singers like Beyonce and Ariana Grande and some independent artists that have inspired me to express myself through music”.  Landing on different musical platforms, BEY’s latest single continues to reach more listeners both locally and internationally. For her, music is an everyday routine as she begins to explore creating more compositions. With her undoubted talent and potential, BEY is definitely one of the up-and-coming artists to watch out for this year. It's been weeks since the official release of “Crash Landing” and it has been on heavy rotation on different radio stations. Stream "Crash Landing" now on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Mar 18, 2021
  • 16 Mar 2021
    By: Leanne Angeli Macalalad Youtube: IC5 Network While the digital age opens multiple possibilities when it comes to learning and working, applying it in the new normal makes things extra tricky. Online classes are starting to take a toll on Filipino Gen Z students especially given that they’re gonna have to rely heavily on stable internet connections and equipment. What more if part of their requirements for a major subject is to produce an online television show? For these 3rd Year Communication students from the University of Santo Tomas, anything is possible as long as everyone pours their whole hearts out to what they’re doing. Not only did the section of 3COM5 coordinate with numerous sponsors and media partners (including the famous Rakista Radio), they also created their own broadcasting channel and called it: IC5 Network. The name ‘IC5’ is a play on the phrase “eye see”, which came from the merging of 3COM5’s two previous production houses: Alikmata Productions and Seesaw Productions--both award-winning teams for their published documentaries ‘Uncured’ and ‘Flowers From The Fields’. Here at IC5 Network, each member is greatly driven by their passion to keep seeking stories everywhere they go. Hence, the network tagline: “Every sight is a story.” As the semester progresses along this 2021, IC5 Network continues to challenge limitations and cook up exciting content featuring various, heartfelt narratives from the perspectives of real people. Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5network
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  • By: Leanne Angeli Macalalad Youtube: IC5 Network While the digital age opens multiple possibilities when it comes to learning and working, applying it in the new normal makes things extra tricky. Online classes are starting to take a toll on Filipino Gen Z students especially given that they’re gonna have to rely heavily on stable internet connections and equipment. What more if part of their requirements for a major subject is to produce an online television show? For these 3rd Year Communication students from the University of Santo Tomas, anything is possible as long as everyone pours their whole hearts out to what they’re doing. Not only did the section of 3COM5 coordinate with numerous sponsors and media partners (including the famous Rakista Radio), they also created their own broadcasting channel and called it: IC5 Network. The name ‘IC5’ is a play on the phrase “eye see”, which came from the merging of 3COM5’s two previous production houses: Alikmata Productions and Seesaw Productions--both award-winning teams for their published documentaries ‘Uncured’ and ‘Flowers From The Fields’. Here at IC5 Network, each member is greatly driven by their passion to keep seeking stories everywhere they go. Hence, the network tagline: “Every sight is a story.” As the semester progresses along this 2021, IC5 Network continues to challenge limitations and cook up exciting content featuring various, heartfelt narratives from the perspectives of real people. Follow them on their social media accounts:Facebook: www.facebook.com/IC5Network2021Twitter: @IC5NetworkInstagram: @ic5network
    Mar 16, 2021
  • 16 Mar 2021
    K. Dela Rosa is set to launch his first-ever EP called "Kalul'wa" on the 30th of April 2021, on his official Facebook page (Supremo K. Dela Rosa)."Most of the tracks from the EP are chill meditative songs about being one with your soul and our mother nature," said the busker-rapper from Bulacan, K. Dela Rosa.The concept of the "Kalul'wa EP Launch" is to make a virtual tropical beach feels using one of the games he streams which is "Sea Of Thieves" - an open-world pirate game that has a very realistic natural scenery. He will also share the stories behind the songs while performing.K. Dela Rosa, is an independent rapper/musician since 2011 who originated from Meycauayan, Bulacan. A former vocalist of a reggae-rock band, Veggie Salad, until he decided to go solo by 2017.He's also active in the busking community all around the Metro since 2019. His regular spot is at Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig. But due to the pandemic, he decided to focus on promoting his music online and start doing live performances while streaming some games on his official Facebook Page - Supremo K. Dela Rosa.
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  • K. Dela Rosa is set to launch his first-ever EP called "Kalul'wa" on the 30th of April 2021, on his official Facebook page (Supremo K. Dela Rosa)."Most of the tracks from the EP are chill meditative songs about being one with your soul and our mother nature," said the busker-rapper from Bulacan, K. Dela Rosa.The concept of the "Kalul'wa EP Launch" is to make a virtual tropical beach feels using one of the games he streams which is "Sea Of Thieves" - an open-world pirate game that has a very realistic natural scenery. He will also share the stories behind the songs while performing.K. Dela Rosa, is an independent rapper/musician since 2011 who originated from Meycauayan, Bulacan. A former vocalist of a reggae-rock band, Veggie Salad, until he decided to go solo by 2017.He's also active in the busking community all around the Metro since 2019. His regular spot is at Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig. But due to the pandemic, he decided to focus on promoting his music online and start doing live performances while streaming some games on his official Facebook Page - Supremo K. Dela Rosa.
    Mar 16, 2021
  • 12 Mar 2021
    Kurei is giving us a glimpse of her upcoming EP entitled 'Musings' through her latest single 'Stay The Night'. She shared that the song is “… all about appreciating someone who makes you feel something, it's acknowledging your feelings toward that person and just wanting to be with them”. Originally written as a poem, Kurei presented the song to her producer, Eunice Jorge of Gracenote way back in 2017. After working on it together for quite some time, the melody and the whole song finally came into completion. Kurei is known for her soulful renditions and her music that can be described as soft, chill, and steady. She takes inspiration from international artists such as Raveena, WET, Daniel Caesar, and Snoh Alegra, whose song ‘I Want You Around’, she recently made a cover of. Aside from her own compositions, she also covers hit songs in the pop, indie, and classic genre. At the recent 33rd Awit Awards, she was nominated as the New Female Recording Artist while her song ‘Eto Na Naman’ was nominated for Best Ballad Recording. Her single ‘Paasa’ hit #1 spot on Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 last year and reached 2 million streams. The lockdown has also brought about ‘Quietalks’ - an FB Live kwentuhan wherein she, along with fellow artists, talk about their experiences in life and in their respective careers. Kurei’s upcoming EP ‘Musings’ includes 6 tracks, 'Eto Na Naman', 'Stranger', 'Sunset', 'Stay The Night', 'Get Out' and 'Sana Bukas'. Get a feel of her upcoming EP by streaming ‘Stay The Night’ now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
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  • Kurei is giving us a glimpse of her upcoming EP entitled 'Musings' through her latest single 'Stay The Night'. She shared that the song is “… all about appreciating someone who makes you feel something, it's acknowledging your feelings toward that person and just wanting to be with them”. Originally written as a poem, Kurei presented the song to her producer, Eunice Jorge of Gracenote way back in 2017. After working on it together for quite some time, the melody and the whole song finally came into completion. Kurei is known for her soulful renditions and her music that can be described as soft, chill, and steady. She takes inspiration from international artists such as Raveena, WET, Daniel Caesar, and Snoh Alegra, whose song ‘I Want You Around’, she recently made a cover of. Aside from her own compositions, she also covers hit songs in the pop, indie, and classic genre. At the recent 33rd Awit Awards, she was nominated as the New Female Recording Artist while her song ‘Eto Na Naman’ was nominated for Best Ballad Recording. Her single ‘Paasa’ hit #1 spot on Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 last year and reached 2 million streams. The lockdown has also brought about ‘Quietalks’ - an FB Live kwentuhan wherein she, along with fellow artists, talk about their experiences in life and in their respective careers. Kurei’s upcoming EP ‘Musings’ includes 6 tracks, 'Eto Na Naman', 'Stranger', 'Sunset', 'Stay The Night', 'Get Out' and 'Sana Bukas'. Get a feel of her upcoming EP by streaming ‘Stay The Night’ now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Mar 12, 2021
  • 12 Mar 2021
    Autotelic welcomes us into 2021 with message of reconnection with those important to us and cherishing the time we still have with them. Although the song was written in early 2019, its meaning is even more relevant in recent times. Kai Honasan-Del Rio, keyboardist/backup vocalist, sums it up with this statement: “With the past year being a time when people have been unintentionally separated from one another, ‘Kwentuhan’ reminds us of the importance of the human connection and is exactly what we need for a brand-new start.” While Josh Villena, songwriter/vocalist, adds, "’Kwentuhan’ is about the importance of communication. Maraming tao ang hirap ibahagi ang mga naiisip at nararamdaman nila. Minsan, ang kailangan lang nila ay tenga na handang makinig.” A quick catch-up with a friend or a family member can not only make a difference in their lives, but in your own as well. Josh explains, “‘Kwentuhan’ is a conversation I wish I could still have with a friend that had passed away.” Nowadays, people are more caught up in their own business that they tend to forget about connecting with those who matter. What the song reminds us is that we have to cherish the relationships and friendships that we have, while we still have the chance. Following through with their new direction, Autotelic again deviates from their usual synth-heavy dance pop-rock sound that they are known for and takes a slight turn to guitar-driven alternative rock, giving the track that 90s to early 2000s feel. Rather than a “change of sound”, the band considers this shift as an expansion of their music, instead. Josh mentions, “Our genre is very broad. We have two guitar players and two synth players. Ang daming pwedeng sound na ilabas especially with those instruments at maraming pwedeng i-bida na tunog.” But what has stayed the constant is their distinct songwriting which continues to hold true in every meaningful line that ‘Kwentuhan’ is packed with emoti, just like always. ‘Kwentuhan’ by Autotelic is out on all digital streaming platforms. About AutotelicAutotelic is a 6-piece OPM band, popular in the country’s local gig scene. Since their formation in 2012, they have been recognized for their hits, ‘Laro’ and ‘Languyin’ — the former bagging an award during the 30th Awit Awards in 2017. In 2016, they released their debut album ‘Papunta Pabalik’ which three years later became certified platinum. They now have an additional EP entitled, ‘Takipsilim’ plus two recent singles, ‘Ikaw’ and ‘Bago.   
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  • Autotelic welcomes us into 2021 with message of reconnection with those important to us and cherishing the time we still have with them. Although the song was written in early 2019, its meaning is even more relevant in recent times. Kai Honasan-Del Rio, keyboardist/backup vocalist, sums it up with this statement: “With the past year being a time when people have been unintentionally separated from one another, ‘Kwentuhan’ reminds us of the importance of the human connection and is exactly what we need for a brand-new start.” While Josh Villena, songwriter/vocalist, adds, "’Kwentuhan’ is about the importance of communication. Maraming tao ang hirap ibahagi ang mga naiisip at nararamdaman nila. Minsan, ang kailangan lang nila ay tenga na handang makinig.” A quick catch-up with a friend or a family member can not only make a difference in their lives, but in your own as well. Josh explains, “‘Kwentuhan’ is a conversation I wish I could still have with a friend that had passed away.” Nowadays, people are more caught up in their own business that they tend to forget about connecting with those who matter. What the song reminds us is that we have to cherish the relationships and friendships that we have, while we still have the chance. Following through with their new direction, Autotelic again deviates from their usual synth-heavy dance pop-rock sound that they are known for and takes a slight turn to guitar-driven alternative rock, giving the track that 90s to early 2000s feel. Rather than a “change of sound”, the band considers this shift as an expansion of their music, instead. Josh mentions, “Our genre is very broad. We have two guitar players and two synth players. Ang daming pwedeng sound na ilabas especially with those instruments at maraming pwedeng i-bida na tunog.” But what has stayed the constant is their distinct songwriting which continues to hold true in every meaningful line that ‘Kwentuhan’ is packed with emoti, just like always. ‘Kwentuhan’ by Autotelic is out on all digital streaming platforms. About AutotelicAutotelic is a 6-piece OPM band, popular in the country’s local gig scene. Since their formation in 2012, they have been recognized for their hits, ‘Laro’ and ‘Languyin’ — the former bagging an award during the 30th Awit Awards in 2017. In 2016, they released their debut album ‘Papunta Pabalik’ which three years later became certified platinum. They now have an additional EP entitled, ‘Takipsilim’ plus two recent singles, ‘Ikaw’ and ‘Bago.   
    Mar 12, 2021
  • 05 Mar 2021
    Apart from being a regular host in the noontime TV show “Eat Bulaga!” and a lead role in “Daddy’s Gurl”, Maine Mendoza is known for her viral dubsmash videos, countless endorsements, and blockbuster movies which have brought her several acting awards. Now we are seeing a different side of this multi-faceted artist as she releases her latest single, “Lost With You”. With Maine’s calming voice, this mellow love song could be just the perfect song in expressing love to someone.Always filled with her contagious energy, Maine Mendoza’s fun personality spills over her work and in everything that she does. She keeps on surprising her fans, often with something new to offer. In one of her previous interviews with Myxclusive, she mentioned that she would love to do a collaboration with other OPM artists. Maine’s love songs give off a chill and relaxing vibe. She describes her music as something “that you’d want to listen to when you’re alone or driving”. Her recent song collaboration with Gracenote, “Parang Kailan Lang” reached 1.6 million streams on Spotify and 1 million views on Youtube. And just a few months after, she is back with this latest single that captures the feelings of all the hopeful romantics out there.  Composed by Jimmy Borja, Judy Klass, Jacob Westfall, and produced by Ito Rapadas, “Lost With You” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
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  • Apart from being a regular host in the noontime TV show “Eat Bulaga!” and a lead role in “Daddy’s Gurl”, Maine Mendoza is known for her viral dubsmash videos, countless endorsements, and blockbuster movies which have brought her several acting awards. Now we are seeing a different side of this multi-faceted artist as she releases her latest single, “Lost With You”. With Maine’s calming voice, this mellow love song could be just the perfect song in expressing love to someone.Always filled with her contagious energy, Maine Mendoza’s fun personality spills over her work and in everything that she does. She keeps on surprising her fans, often with something new to offer. In one of her previous interviews with Myxclusive, she mentioned that she would love to do a collaboration with other OPM artists. Maine’s love songs give off a chill and relaxing vibe. She describes her music as something “that you’d want to listen to when you’re alone or driving”. Her recent song collaboration with Gracenote, “Parang Kailan Lang” reached 1.6 million streams on Spotify and 1 million views on Youtube. And just a few months after, she is back with this latest single that captures the feelings of all the hopeful romantics out there.  Composed by Jimmy Borja, Judy Klass, Jacob Westfall, and produced by Ito Rapadas, “Lost With You” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
    Mar 05, 2021
  • 05 Mar 2021
    Icy and spicy, Fridge releases their brand new single "Auto Parts" under Ivory Music & Video and is now available on all digital platforms. The song was mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.  "Auto Parts could be a song of any kind of heartbreak (romantically and in any form, actually) without looking pitiful, being cheesy, or saying or begging for attention. It takes pride, anger, revenge, and a little bit of craziness from all sections, started from the instrument up to the lyrics and the whole content of the song," said the band's very own frontman, Franz Santiago.  "Auto Parts" was also featured in the "Toast or Roast" podcast hosted by former DJs from NU107 Francis Brew Reyes (of The Dawn and Peso Movement) and Kim Marvilla, a few weeks ago wherein they critic up-and-coming local artists. The band earned some positive comments from the hosts together with a couple of special guests from The Cover Collective, Eric Hotchkiss of Auburn Anne, and Wacky Acosta of Halik Ni Gringo. They see the band (Fridge) as a breath of fresh air from the local scene. A Post-Rock band with a great balance of soothing vocals powered by two-handed riffs with unpredictable basslines, and punchy breakdowns.  Fridge at "Toast Or Roast" with Francis Brew Reyes and Kim Marvilla starts at 1:17:30 FRIDGE is a four-piece Alternative Rock / Post Rock / Experimental band formed in January 2019 with members; Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mathew Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Victoria on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal.   From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life”, the band got their name from the refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “FRIDGE.” Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW  
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  • Icy and spicy, Fridge releases their brand new single "Auto Parts" under Ivory Music & Video and is now available on all digital platforms. The song was mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag of Nineworkz Productions.  "Auto Parts could be a song of any kind of heartbreak (romantically and in any form, actually) without looking pitiful, being cheesy, or saying or begging for attention. It takes pride, anger, revenge, and a little bit of craziness from all sections, started from the instrument up to the lyrics and the whole content of the song," said the band's very own frontman, Franz Santiago.  "Auto Parts" was also featured in the "Toast or Roast" podcast hosted by former DJs from NU107 Francis Brew Reyes (of The Dawn and Peso Movement) and Kim Marvilla, a few weeks ago wherein they critic up-and-coming local artists. The band earned some positive comments from the hosts together with a couple of special guests from The Cover Collective, Eric Hotchkiss of Auburn Anne, and Wacky Acosta of Halik Ni Gringo. They see the band (Fridge) as a breath of fresh air from the local scene. A Post-Rock band with a great balance of soothing vocals powered by two-handed riffs with unpredictable basslines, and punchy breakdowns.  Fridge at "Toast Or Roast" with Francis Brew Reyes and Kim Marvilla starts at 1:17:30 FRIDGE is a four-piece Alternative Rock / Post Rock / Experimental band formed in January 2019 with members; Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mathew Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Victoria on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal.   From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life”, the band got their name from the refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “FRIDGE.” Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music. You can follow them on their socials below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicphInstagram: @fridgemusicphFridge Pilipinas on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MyOKMFridgeMusicPH on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2KKpoHW  
    Mar 05, 2021
  • 04 Mar 2021
    Everybody has been affected by the pandemic in 2020 but one way we find hope and inspiration is through art and music. Musicians, in particular, are struggling this year but singers and songwriters have joined together to rise above the challenges facing the music industry and have maximized their online presence with fundraising events, live sessions and vlogging. Mix Fenix is not just a singer-songwriter who describes her music as "fresh, cool and empowering," she is an advocate of culture and the arts who wants to protect and promote the local arts scene as much as possible. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 14 and now her new single Language comes to all digital platforms and it's the perfect time for her as a solo artist to speak to people on a personal level. Mix Fenix was inspired by her family to get into music and has a range of musical influences from Incubus and One Republic to Foster the People, Bill Withers, Rico Blanco, Bamboo and her favorite local band, Up Dharma Down. So get inspired and check out the indie scene in the Philippines right now and mix it up a little bit with Locked Up, Mind Games, Sunset and the new song from Mix Fenix, Language – now available in digital music stores worldwide.
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  • Everybody has been affected by the pandemic in 2020 but one way we find hope and inspiration is through art and music. Musicians, in particular, are struggling this year but singers and songwriters have joined together to rise above the challenges facing the music industry and have maximized their online presence with fundraising events, live sessions and vlogging. Mix Fenix is not just a singer-songwriter who describes her music as "fresh, cool and empowering," she is an advocate of culture and the arts who wants to protect and promote the local arts scene as much as possible. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 14 and now her new single Language comes to all digital platforms and it's the perfect time for her as a solo artist to speak to people on a personal level. Mix Fenix was inspired by her family to get into music and has a range of musical influences from Incubus and One Republic to Foster the People, Bill Withers, Rico Blanco, Bamboo and her favorite local band, Up Dharma Down. So get inspired and check out the indie scene in the Philippines right now and mix it up a little bit with Locked Up, Mind Games, Sunset and the new song from Mix Fenix, Language – now available in digital music stores worldwide.
    Mar 04, 2021
  • 04 Mar 2021
    Fearlessly driven by his commitment to blur genre lines and infuse eclectic production with pop sensibilities, Fern. has quickly established himself as a formidable multi-hyphenate in less than three years since his arrival in the music industry. Aside from writing and producing tracks for some of the biggest indie, R&B, and pop artists of this generation, he made songs of his own that serve as vessels for confessional intimacy.     After landing a place on PARADISE RISING’s globally renowned mixtape, semilucent and amassing more than 20 million streams on Spotify, the acclaimed singer-songwriter /producer is ready to break new grounds with the release of his new single ‘Whatever This Is’ under Island Records Philippines.     Produced by fern., prolific electronic artist similarobjects and experimental beatsmith VINCED, ‘Whatever This Is’ is an R&B jam that is about diving into some sort of relationship without fully committing to it. Meticulously arranged with quiet storm beats and sleek minimalism, fern.’s latest song delves into a level of showmanship that isn’t tied to theatrics and drama; instead, he pulls off a balance between unguarded moments and emotional honesty to create one of the most compelling work of his career.     Fern reflects, “The song was written about a personal experience of mine. Music has always been my way of facing my emotions and coming to terms with them. ‘Whatever This Is’ is one of those songs that was made just because I wanted to let go of certain emotions and be okay with whatever I was feeling at the moment.”   The stars align in fern.’s favor as he continues to embrace his crossover potential without losing his credibility and interest to make something gold out of the ordinary. Taking into consideration the recording process behind the song, fern. admits that he produced the beat first before writing the lyrics of ‘Whatever This Is.’ The multi-talented artist shares, “After producing the beat, I recorded the song with my friends and they helped me a bit with the song production.”   The collaborative experience resulted into a slow-burning anthem that not only treats emotional openness as a rite of passage, but also something that is worth celebrating to. “I don't really think about my songs in this way so I can’t really tell what makes it different and what makes it cut above the rest,” says fern. “My songs are basically just the product of my emotions and they all represent the different stages that I go through in life.”   fern.’s ‘Whatever This Is’ is available now on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Island Records Philippines.   About Fern. Fern. is a music producer and songwriter from Manila, Philippines. He is known for his debut single ‘Into You’ (2017), another notable single ‘Lie 2 Me’ from his first self-titled EP, and his award-winning collaborative track with Julie Anne San Jose, ‘Down on Me.’ He is also known for co-writing and co-producing ‘You,’ Claudia Barretto’s second single.     In 2019, he released his debut album Loveless. The album contained ‘Sweet’ and ‘Look Into My Eyes,’ collaborative tracks that feature Kiana Valanciano and Leila Alcasid respectively. He has then released three more singles: ‘Want U Bad,’ ‘Blinded,’ and ‘Angel Eyes.’ His song ‘Kaori’ was also included in 88rising’s debut album semilucent.  
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  • Fearlessly driven by his commitment to blur genre lines and infuse eclectic production with pop sensibilities, Fern. has quickly established himself as a formidable multi-hyphenate in less than three years since his arrival in the music industry. Aside from writing and producing tracks for some of the biggest indie, R&B, and pop artists of this generation, he made songs of his own that serve as vessels for confessional intimacy.     After landing a place on PARADISE RISING’s globally renowned mixtape, semilucent and amassing more than 20 million streams on Spotify, the acclaimed singer-songwriter /producer is ready to break new grounds with the release of his new single ‘Whatever This Is’ under Island Records Philippines.     Produced by fern., prolific electronic artist similarobjects and experimental beatsmith VINCED, ‘Whatever This Is’ is an R&B jam that is about diving into some sort of relationship without fully committing to it. Meticulously arranged with quiet storm beats and sleek minimalism, fern.’s latest song delves into a level of showmanship that isn’t tied to theatrics and drama; instead, he pulls off a balance between unguarded moments and emotional honesty to create one of the most compelling work of his career.     Fern reflects, “The song was written about a personal experience of mine. Music has always been my way of facing my emotions and coming to terms with them. ‘Whatever This Is’ is one of those songs that was made just because I wanted to let go of certain emotions and be okay with whatever I was feeling at the moment.”   The stars align in fern.’s favor as he continues to embrace his crossover potential without losing his credibility and interest to make something gold out of the ordinary. Taking into consideration the recording process behind the song, fern. admits that he produced the beat first before writing the lyrics of ‘Whatever This Is.’ The multi-talented artist shares, “After producing the beat, I recorded the song with my friends and they helped me a bit with the song production.”   The collaborative experience resulted into a slow-burning anthem that not only treats emotional openness as a rite of passage, but also something that is worth celebrating to. “I don't really think about my songs in this way so I can’t really tell what makes it different and what makes it cut above the rest,” says fern. “My songs are basically just the product of my emotions and they all represent the different stages that I go through in life.”   fern.’s ‘Whatever This Is’ is available now on all digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Island Records Philippines.   About Fern. Fern. is a music producer and songwriter from Manila, Philippines. He is known for his debut single ‘Into You’ (2017), another notable single ‘Lie 2 Me’ from his first self-titled EP, and his award-winning collaborative track with Julie Anne San Jose, ‘Down on Me.’ He is also known for co-writing and co-producing ‘You,’ Claudia Barretto’s second single.     In 2019, he released his debut album Loveless. The album contained ‘Sweet’ and ‘Look Into My Eyes,’ collaborative tracks that feature Kiana Valanciano and Leila Alcasid respectively. He has then released three more singles: ‘Want U Bad,’ ‘Blinded,’ and ‘Angel Eyes.’ His song ‘Kaori’ was also included in 88rising’s debut album semilucent.  
    Mar 04, 2021