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  • 25 Jan 2021
    Art of Bodybending is debuting a new vintage swing jazz sound in her new single Roses on My Piano.The singer-songwriter has titillated us for the past year with her signature style, which involves the concealment of a sad story inside an entertaining, poetic, and astoundingly sexual allegory.“I call it a sexuallegory!” she laughs during the interview. “Roses on My Piano is my last love letter to my one and only love that I have to say goodbye to. That’s the piano. Growing up, my parents were absolutely anti-art and wouldn’t let me sing, dance, or even let me near instruments. But I wanted to do piano so bad, and in first year high school, I saved up all my lunch money instead of eating lunch to save up enough for piano lessons, and then I would sneak out of school to take them at a nearby mall".Poor AoBB got caught though, and her parents took her ATM card and watched her every move to make sure she wouldn’t pull any artistic rebellion again. “I ran away from home eventually at 15”, she recalls, “but all my energy and expenses were spent initially on survival, of course, and I was never able to complete my piano training. Then I started getting modeling and dancing gigs, and here I am now, as Art of Bodybending. It took a few years for me to find the guts to go back to music, my true love, and here we are now, with my music releases, but my dream of playing the piano has long passed me by. There are so many years of dedication, hours of practice, funds for lessons, that I can no longer get back. I’ve already been building my career in my other art forms too, so I can’t just give all that up to go back to this. It really breaks my heart."But always one to choose sharing joy over sadness, AoBB has cleverly wrapped her broken heart in a feel-good, vintage swing jazz song about… “F***ing a pianist!” In her own words, as she laughs so hard that she slides lopsided on her chair.“I’m saying goodbye to an old dream by transposing the love I had for the piano into love for a hot pianist, for everyone’s entertainment. The song has a lot of cheeky one-liners and was written along with choreographies, to help me transition from my old dream to my new reality. I may have always wanted to be a pianist, but now I’m a performer and songwriter that can make a crowd have fun, singing with a bunch of my talented musician friends, and really, that’s not a bad place to end up with at all. Roses on My Piano is a homage to my past that transitions into a celebration of my present, so I can finally move on.”The song itself is a nod to the past and a herald to the future. It sounds like it came from one of your grandma’s old vinyl records, but once you listen closely, it’s obvious from the lyrics that this was written by a woman in the 2020’s who is way ahead of her time.“I loved creating that paradox. The sound is so traditional that you could call it antiquated, but the lyrics are very progressive, inspiring listeners to break from the world that they’re used to. That’s the gift I want to give to my audience, and it’s also a gift to myself, since I love swing music more than anything, and that’s the kind of song I want to make, regardless of modern times or marketability. And the greeting card of that gift which is the lyrics says to everyone, especially women, you can just ask for what you want.”The lyrics of Roses on My Piano are about a woman who tells a guy that she’s into him, and tells him exactly what she wants him to do to her — which involves graphic sexual acts, cleverly presented by puns and figurative language that is truly a treat to listen to.“When I write my songs, I like to use the things we’re most ashamed of. Things like sex, fetishes and dark, dirty deeds. Then I narrate these in the most witty, entertaining and lighthearted way that I possibly can, to shake away people’s fear of bringing up these things. I really want to break the stigma around these topics so people can start to discuss them openly, and express their desires safely without being judged. No matter how much society conditioned us to find these things shameful, the thing is everybody thinks about it, feels it, and has a ton of questions about it. I just think the world would be a better place if we validated what we wanted, and actually asked for what we wanted. If everybody did that, everybody would also listen to someone who asks for what they want. Whether they choose to give someone what they asked for is up to them, but what’s important is that person is heard and aware that they deserve to desire.”Art of Bodybending’s Roses on My Piano comes out on January 15. Have fun enjoying the catchy swing and amusing lyrics, and on a deeper level, appreciate the meticulous weaving of layers this singer-songwriter has achieved in immortalizing her childhood and past music influences, entertaining the crowd, and sharing radical new messages on self-worth all in a 4-minute song. This groundbreaking artist brings a whole new meaning to the term triple threat.Traditional Dances with the Radical in Art of Bodybending’s New Music Video 2020 may have not been a good time to shoot a full-feature music video, but that didn’t stop Art of Bodybending from defying all odds to keep a promise to herself. Bearing its result is the launching of her first ever music video for her new single, Roses on My Piano. Early in 2020, AoBB was on the verge of a pivotal year after releasing her first EP. She was even able to perform a live concert for her fans, singing her compositions while dancing on a pole, mere weeks before the lockdown started and changed everything for musicians.But instead of seeing the times as a setback, AoBB took it as a new pathway to establish her music career.“Doing a music video is the most crucial thing I could do for myself as a musician. It’s really the only medium that would do my artistry justice. I’m also a performance artist, dancer, actress and playwright, and all of these elements are present when I create my music - they’re all just so ingrained in me,  I couldn’t remove them from my music if I tried. It would be unfair to my audience and  myself to settle for audio, so I decided that video would be the perfect fit for me to show everyone the whole picture - literally!”During a lockdown that restricted live music and gatherings, how did this singer-songwriter manage to shoot a mini-movie of a music video in the middle of all the chaos?“I asked." said the multidisciplinary artist.It wasn't as easy as it sounded, however, as Art of Bodybending recalls the initial hesitations of doing so. “I really wasn't sure if people would be willing to take on a project this big since times were so hard and restrictions were so heavy, making people extremely cautious. Logistically, there were so many things unavailable to us, but I mustered the courage to ask everyone I possibly could for DIY equipment, an available venue, and my musician friends to record the song and star in the music video. It took me a whole year of saving up and waiting out times of ECQ and case spikes, but I found that if you had a solid concept and approached like-minded people with sincerity and passion, you'll find a lot of support from those with the desire to create art".The Roses on My Piano MV is set to a 1960's live music TV show, one where AoBB acts as the villain of the story, playing the vocalist who wreaks havoc on the TV set using ad libs that are a tad more raunchy than what was accepted on TV during that time period.“The song is my tribute to the double entendres of 1960's television. Back then, TV time was a family affair, so if there were sexy jokes on a show, they would have to make sure they were double entendres so the adults would get it, but the kids would not. But the character I wrote is angry about the suppression. She longs for change, so she goes about it by causing a disruption on the media - but in all the wrong ways.”She added, “As a result of my antagonist’s actions, my band splits up into two factions – the conservative and the liberal. I created the storyline so that each of my characters would have a polar opposite on the other side.” The conservative guitarist gets furious about my crazy antics, while the liberal bassist makes fun of him. We also have a perverted drummer who is very into my double entendres, along with a religious trumpeter who is begging the Lord to get him out of this situation!”I provoke the band even more until they start a big fight, as part of my evil plan to get the pianist — the star of the show — out of the way, so the spotlight can be mine. But it backfires, because… the pianist is taking the high road. He's the hero who doesn’t retaliate to my provocations. Instead, he shows acceptance, giving me the space to be who I am while standing his ground, so he can be part of the jam between people with completely different viewpoints, but the same love for art and music. “The message I want to share is that we can make the decision to coexist even with those who share opposite beliefs, and influence their community to do the same so there can be peace. The outcome is so much more unique when we collaborate with each other, respecting each other’s differences and fusing them into an artwork that hasn’t been done before.” (PR)Watch Roses on My Piano here:
    88 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Art of Bodybending is debuting a new vintage swing jazz sound in her new single Roses on My Piano.The singer-songwriter has titillated us for the past year with her signature style, which involves the concealment of a sad story inside an entertaining, poetic, and astoundingly sexual allegory.“I call it a sexuallegory!” she laughs during the interview. “Roses on My Piano is my last love letter to my one and only love that I have to say goodbye to. That’s the piano. Growing up, my parents were absolutely anti-art and wouldn’t let me sing, dance, or even let me near instruments. But I wanted to do piano so bad, and in first year high school, I saved up all my lunch money instead of eating lunch to save up enough for piano lessons, and then I would sneak out of school to take them at a nearby mall".Poor AoBB got caught though, and her parents took her ATM card and watched her every move to make sure she wouldn’t pull any artistic rebellion again. “I ran away from home eventually at 15”, she recalls, “but all my energy and expenses were spent initially on survival, of course, and I was never able to complete my piano training. Then I started getting modeling and dancing gigs, and here I am now, as Art of Bodybending. It took a few years for me to find the guts to go back to music, my true love, and here we are now, with my music releases, but my dream of playing the piano has long passed me by. There are so many years of dedication, hours of practice, funds for lessons, that I can no longer get back. I’ve already been building my career in my other art forms too, so I can’t just give all that up to go back to this. It really breaks my heart."But always one to choose sharing joy over sadness, AoBB has cleverly wrapped her broken heart in a feel-good, vintage swing jazz song about… “F***ing a pianist!” In her own words, as she laughs so hard that she slides lopsided on her chair.“I’m saying goodbye to an old dream by transposing the love I had for the piano into love for a hot pianist, for everyone’s entertainment. The song has a lot of cheeky one-liners and was written along with choreographies, to help me transition from my old dream to my new reality. I may have always wanted to be a pianist, but now I’m a performer and songwriter that can make a crowd have fun, singing with a bunch of my talented musician friends, and really, that’s not a bad place to end up with at all. Roses on My Piano is a homage to my past that transitions into a celebration of my present, so I can finally move on.”The song itself is a nod to the past and a herald to the future. It sounds like it came from one of your grandma’s old vinyl records, but once you listen closely, it’s obvious from the lyrics that this was written by a woman in the 2020’s who is way ahead of her time.“I loved creating that paradox. The sound is so traditional that you could call it antiquated, but the lyrics are very progressive, inspiring listeners to break from the world that they’re used to. That’s the gift I want to give to my audience, and it’s also a gift to myself, since I love swing music more than anything, and that’s the kind of song I want to make, regardless of modern times or marketability. And the greeting card of that gift which is the lyrics says to everyone, especially women, you can just ask for what you want.”The lyrics of Roses on My Piano are about a woman who tells a guy that she’s into him, and tells him exactly what she wants him to do to her — which involves graphic sexual acts, cleverly presented by puns and figurative language that is truly a treat to listen to.“When I write my songs, I like to use the things we’re most ashamed of. Things like sex, fetishes and dark, dirty deeds. Then I narrate these in the most witty, entertaining and lighthearted way that I possibly can, to shake away people’s fear of bringing up these things. I really want to break the stigma around these topics so people can start to discuss them openly, and express their desires safely without being judged. No matter how much society conditioned us to find these things shameful, the thing is everybody thinks about it, feels it, and has a ton of questions about it. I just think the world would be a better place if we validated what we wanted, and actually asked for what we wanted. If everybody did that, everybody would also listen to someone who asks for what they want. Whether they choose to give someone what they asked for is up to them, but what’s important is that person is heard and aware that they deserve to desire.”Art of Bodybending’s Roses on My Piano comes out on January 15. Have fun enjoying the catchy swing and amusing lyrics, and on a deeper level, appreciate the meticulous weaving of layers this singer-songwriter has achieved in immortalizing her childhood and past music influences, entertaining the crowd, and sharing radical new messages on self-worth all in a 4-minute song. This groundbreaking artist brings a whole new meaning to the term triple threat.Traditional Dances with the Radical in Art of Bodybending’s New Music Video 2020 may have not been a good time to shoot a full-feature music video, but that didn’t stop Art of Bodybending from defying all odds to keep a promise to herself. Bearing its result is the launching of her first ever music video for her new single, Roses on My Piano. Early in 2020, AoBB was on the verge of a pivotal year after releasing her first EP. She was even able to perform a live concert for her fans, singing her compositions while dancing on a pole, mere weeks before the lockdown started and changed everything for musicians.But instead of seeing the times as a setback, AoBB took it as a new pathway to establish her music career.“Doing a music video is the most crucial thing I could do for myself as a musician. It’s really the only medium that would do my artistry justice. I’m also a performance artist, dancer, actress and playwright, and all of these elements are present when I create my music - they’re all just so ingrained in me,  I couldn’t remove them from my music if I tried. It would be unfair to my audience and  myself to settle for audio, so I decided that video would be the perfect fit for me to show everyone the whole picture - literally!”During a lockdown that restricted live music and gatherings, how did this singer-songwriter manage to shoot a mini-movie of a music video in the middle of all the chaos?“I asked." said the multidisciplinary artist.It wasn't as easy as it sounded, however, as Art of Bodybending recalls the initial hesitations of doing so. “I really wasn't sure if people would be willing to take on a project this big since times were so hard and restrictions were so heavy, making people extremely cautious. Logistically, there were so many things unavailable to us, but I mustered the courage to ask everyone I possibly could for DIY equipment, an available venue, and my musician friends to record the song and star in the music video. It took me a whole year of saving up and waiting out times of ECQ and case spikes, but I found that if you had a solid concept and approached like-minded people with sincerity and passion, you'll find a lot of support from those with the desire to create art".The Roses on My Piano MV is set to a 1960's live music TV show, one where AoBB acts as the villain of the story, playing the vocalist who wreaks havoc on the TV set using ad libs that are a tad more raunchy than what was accepted on TV during that time period.“The song is my tribute to the double entendres of 1960's television. Back then, TV time was a family affair, so if there were sexy jokes on a show, they would have to make sure they were double entendres so the adults would get it, but the kids would not. But the character I wrote is angry about the suppression. She longs for change, so she goes about it by causing a disruption on the media - but in all the wrong ways.”She added, “As a result of my antagonist’s actions, my band splits up into two factions – the conservative and the liberal. I created the storyline so that each of my characters would have a polar opposite on the other side.” The conservative guitarist gets furious about my crazy antics, while the liberal bassist makes fun of him. We also have a perverted drummer who is very into my double entendres, along with a religious trumpeter who is begging the Lord to get him out of this situation!”I provoke the band even more until they start a big fight, as part of my evil plan to get the pianist — the star of the show — out of the way, so the spotlight can be mine. But it backfires, because… the pianist is taking the high road. He's the hero who doesn’t retaliate to my provocations. Instead, he shows acceptance, giving me the space to be who I am while standing his ground, so he can be part of the jam between people with completely different viewpoints, but the same love for art and music. “The message I want to share is that we can make the decision to coexist even with those who share opposite beliefs, and influence their community to do the same so there can be peace. The outcome is so much more unique when we collaborate with each other, respecting each other’s differences and fusing them into an artwork that hasn’t been done before.” (PR)Watch Roses on My Piano here:
    Jan 25, 2021 88
  • 22 Jan 2021
    In a span of five years, Paper Satellites have been churning out tropical-infused indie rocksongs that certainly had its rickety charms, most prominent of the bunch is “Golden Age”—a brash, unapologetic anthem that calls back to the days when Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Twin Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History were the jam.     Fast forward to 2021, the promising quartet from East Manila continues to ride the familiar train with a dancier, more groove-oriented approach. “Towns,” their latest single under Lilystars Records, balances pop’s pleasure principle with their penchant for guitar-driven hooks, synth-noodling pipes, and big, ecstatic choruses. “Sound-wise, we took inspiration from various guitar-based artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club, and a bunch of other bands with ‘Club’ in their names,” says vocalist and guitarist Jyle Macalintal. “It was also inspired by the music one hears from small town festivals.”   According to the band, “Towns” started as a demo helmed by Jyle, whose love for tropical house beats and electronic pop music clearly operates within the track’s sonic spectrum. Jyle adds, “from a production standpoint, it also has a lot of percussive and synth elements that pushes the song’s festive vibe forward. We were trying to achieve that for a more contemporary-sounding appeal.”   Lyrically, the song deals with childhood nostalgia and outgrowing certain relationships in the past despite the fond memories that it left behind. Quoting the band’s statement, “Town” was penned at a time when Jyle was still living in Angono, Rizal. “It’s about witnessing childhood friends move out of town for work, and move on with their respective lives. It’s a sad reality that some of us had to endure, but it’s part of growing up. We just have to accept it for what it is: a piece of nostalgia, a living memory, an inspiring chapter that’s fun to reminisce from time to time.”   “Towns,” is the first material that Paper Satellites wrote, recorded, and produced during the pandemic. With the guidance of their new record label, Lilystars Records, the indie quartet is currently on the preliminary phase of their first full-length album, which they described as “intimate musings from the lens of a young adult trying to navigate a world that’s completely untapped and unfamiliar.”Jyle shares, “Expect a lot of songs and content coming out from us. Despite the pandemic, we are coming back strong and we’re pretty excited to share new material that we hope our listeners would like.”       Paper Satellites’ “Towns” is out now on various streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records. (PR) 
    122 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • In a span of five years, Paper Satellites have been churning out tropical-infused indie rocksongs that certainly had its rickety charms, most prominent of the bunch is “Golden Age”—a brash, unapologetic anthem that calls back to the days when Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Twin Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History were the jam.     Fast forward to 2021, the promising quartet from East Manila continues to ride the familiar train with a dancier, more groove-oriented approach. “Towns,” their latest single under Lilystars Records, balances pop’s pleasure principle with their penchant for guitar-driven hooks, synth-noodling pipes, and big, ecstatic choruses. “Sound-wise, we took inspiration from various guitar-based artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club, and a bunch of other bands with ‘Club’ in their names,” says vocalist and guitarist Jyle Macalintal. “It was also inspired by the music one hears from small town festivals.”   According to the band, “Towns” started as a demo helmed by Jyle, whose love for tropical house beats and electronic pop music clearly operates within the track’s sonic spectrum. Jyle adds, “from a production standpoint, it also has a lot of percussive and synth elements that pushes the song’s festive vibe forward. We were trying to achieve that for a more contemporary-sounding appeal.”   Lyrically, the song deals with childhood nostalgia and outgrowing certain relationships in the past despite the fond memories that it left behind. Quoting the band’s statement, “Town” was penned at a time when Jyle was still living in Angono, Rizal. “It’s about witnessing childhood friends move out of town for work, and move on with their respective lives. It’s a sad reality that some of us had to endure, but it’s part of growing up. We just have to accept it for what it is: a piece of nostalgia, a living memory, an inspiring chapter that’s fun to reminisce from time to time.”   “Towns,” is the first material that Paper Satellites wrote, recorded, and produced during the pandemic. With the guidance of their new record label, Lilystars Records, the indie quartet is currently on the preliminary phase of their first full-length album, which they described as “intimate musings from the lens of a young adult trying to navigate a world that’s completely untapped and unfamiliar.”Jyle shares, “Expect a lot of songs and content coming out from us. Despite the pandemic, we are coming back strong and we’re pretty excited to share new material that we hope our listeners would like.”       Paper Satellites’ “Towns” is out now on various streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records. (PR) 
    Jan 22, 2021 122
  • 19 Jan 2021
    Rakista Radio's very own "Request A Song" is now back online. Due to some technical problems with our internet connection - Converge, the service for our "Request a Song" was not available and working for these past few weeks, and we apologize for the inconvenience.Today, you can now again request your favorite songs via website and via app. Just search for a song (can be local or foreign) and click request.Artists & fans can now also request their own songs. Also, every week we will release our Top 10 most requested songs and it will be posted on our official social media pages (Rakista Radio and Rakista).
    476 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Rakista Radio's very own "Request A Song" is now back online. Due to some technical problems with our internet connection - Converge, the service for our "Request a Song" was not available and working for these past few weeks, and we apologize for the inconvenience.Today, you can now again request your favorite songs via website and via app. Just search for a song (can be local or foreign) and click request.Artists & fans can now also request their own songs. Also, every week we will release our Top 10 most requested songs and it will be posted on our official social media pages (Rakista Radio and Rakista).
    Jan 19, 2021 476
  • 15 Jan 2021
    Pale Waves kick off 2021 with their new single ‘Easy’, premiered last night, January 14, 2021, as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, and the third track to be taken from the band's forthcoming second album "Who Am I?" set for release on February 12 via Dirty Hit.Pale Waves’ frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie describes ‘Easy’ as “a song about how love can change your whole entire perspective on life itself. It’s saying ‘being in love with you is so easy, you finally make sense in my life because nothing did before". The video, directed by James Slater, is a gothic romantic brought to life. A Tim Burton-inspired wedding built around one of the main lines of the chorus, “you keep the lights on for me”. Baron-Gracie says “I wore a wedding dress throughout and we shot the video in an old abandoned church. I’m really inspired by the gothic medieval aesthetic and at the time I was thinking of the video I was watching a lot of Tim Burton films whose creativity really inspires me.”‘Easy’ follows on from the band’s comeback single ‘Change’ which garnered huge support from Radio with it currently sitting on the Radio 1 B List, DSP’s and the likes of The Guardian who commented “Pale Waves are back with a banger!”. Following ‘Change’ was the release of ‘She’s My Religion’ - another deeply personal single for Heather, who wanted to represent a same sex relationship between two women in its true form without hiding behind the cliches of over sexualization or playful experimentation. The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Jess Kohl and filmed in the UK countryside with Heather’s real-life partner Kelsi Luck. Who Am I? was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós),  before the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020 forced the making of the album to go virtual, with Heather and drummer Ciara Doran remaining in LA and the rest of the band returning home to record their parts in their bedrooms. The album acts as the Pale Waves manifesto - inspiring inclusivity, self-discovery, and the notion of being whoever the hell you want to be. On the making of the album, Heather says “for me, music and art is for people not to feel so alone and isolated. I want to be that person my fans look up to and find comfort in.”Formed of frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie (she/her); drummer Ciara Doran (they/them); guitarist Hugo Silvani (he/him) and bassist Charlie Wood (he/him), Pale Waves released their debut album My Mind Makes Noises in September 2018, by which time they had already won the NME Under The Radar award, made the BBC Sound Of 2018 shortlist and toured with fellow Dirty Hit label mates The 1975. When the album charted at 8 on the UK album chart, Pale Waves were seen as more than a breakthrough act and one of the most important emerging indie-pop bands in Britain.
    255 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Pale Waves kick off 2021 with their new single ‘Easy’, premiered last night, January 14, 2021, as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, and the third track to be taken from the band's forthcoming second album "Who Am I?" set for release on February 12 via Dirty Hit.Pale Waves’ frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie describes ‘Easy’ as “a song about how love can change your whole entire perspective on life itself. It’s saying ‘being in love with you is so easy, you finally make sense in my life because nothing did before". The video, directed by James Slater, is a gothic romantic brought to life. A Tim Burton-inspired wedding built around one of the main lines of the chorus, “you keep the lights on for me”. Baron-Gracie says “I wore a wedding dress throughout and we shot the video in an old abandoned church. I’m really inspired by the gothic medieval aesthetic and at the time I was thinking of the video I was watching a lot of Tim Burton films whose creativity really inspires me.”‘Easy’ follows on from the band’s comeback single ‘Change’ which garnered huge support from Radio with it currently sitting on the Radio 1 B List, DSP’s and the likes of The Guardian who commented “Pale Waves are back with a banger!”. Following ‘Change’ was the release of ‘She’s My Religion’ - another deeply personal single for Heather, who wanted to represent a same sex relationship between two women in its true form without hiding behind the cliches of over sexualization or playful experimentation. The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Jess Kohl and filmed in the UK countryside with Heather’s real-life partner Kelsi Luck. Who Am I? was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós),  before the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020 forced the making of the album to go virtual, with Heather and drummer Ciara Doran remaining in LA and the rest of the band returning home to record their parts in their bedrooms. The album acts as the Pale Waves manifesto - inspiring inclusivity, self-discovery, and the notion of being whoever the hell you want to be. On the making of the album, Heather says “for me, music and art is for people not to feel so alone and isolated. I want to be that person my fans look up to and find comfort in.”Formed of frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie (she/her); drummer Ciara Doran (they/them); guitarist Hugo Silvani (he/him) and bassist Charlie Wood (he/him), Pale Waves released their debut album My Mind Makes Noises in September 2018, by which time they had already won the NME Under The Radar award, made the BBC Sound Of 2018 shortlist and toured with fellow Dirty Hit label mates The 1975. When the album charted at 8 on the UK album chart, Pale Waves were seen as more than a breakthrough act and one of the most important emerging indie-pop bands in Britain.
    Jan 15, 2021 255
  • 15 Jan 2021
    (Naha, Japan — January 15, 2021) Following the recent declaration of State of Emergency for the central area in Tokyo, Japan, the Music Lane Festival Okinawa 2021 (Music Lane Okinawa) and Trans Asia Music Meeting 2021 has been rescheduled to February 20 and 21, 2021.   According to a statement released by organizers, the decision to postpone the festival follows the recent rising cases of the COVID-19 in different parts of Japan. “Although Okinawa is not included in the State of Emergency, there are many artists and audiences participating from Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. In addition, the spread of infection in Okinawa Prefecture is becoming more prominent again… We felt that pushing the festival to be held in these circumstances could cause inconvenience and trouble to the participating artists, audiences, and all the staff members.”     The announcement was made formally last week to the Japanese audience. Originally slated for January 16-17, the Music Lane Okinawa was set to be the debut edition of the multinational music showcase festival that will feature a hybrid format, combining live performances from Japanese artists and pre-recorded live sets from participating international artists from other parts of Asia, including KRNA, She’s Only Sixteen, and syd hartha from the Philippines who will be joining legendary Japanese acts Shonen Knife and Sunny Day Service from Japan.   “We should not lose the opportunities for the artists in Okinawa/Japan and Asian countries to be introduced internationally, and we strongly believe that we must continue the music and the entertainment,” the statement continues.   The festival organizers assure that the festival will proceed as planned in the new schedule dates. In addition to the previously announced participating artists, the full lineup now consists of 75 music acts from Asia, (40 domestic and 35 international). The new additions to the lineup include Japanese acts, Hashiken, Tonchi Pickles, Chiemi Jones, Saki Kowan (Shocking Momoiro), 8bit, Milk&Cookie, onoway, Ruki Sato, THE QUESTIONS, VERONICA VERONICO,  Kokoro to Kotoba, Hitomi Shimabukuro, the you, and omni sight.   The live performances will take place at Sakurazaka Theater, Sakurazaka Central, and more venues in Naha City, as well as, Music Town Oto-Ichiba, 7th Heaven Koza, Remy’s, and other venues in Okinawa City. The pre-recorded sets are free for everyone to watch, while on-site ticketed events can be enjoyed by Japan-based music fans when they purchase advance tickets at the Music Lane Okinawa website.
    244 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • (Naha, Japan — January 15, 2021) Following the recent declaration of State of Emergency for the central area in Tokyo, Japan, the Music Lane Festival Okinawa 2021 (Music Lane Okinawa) and Trans Asia Music Meeting 2021 has been rescheduled to February 20 and 21, 2021.   According to a statement released by organizers, the decision to postpone the festival follows the recent rising cases of the COVID-19 in different parts of Japan. “Although Okinawa is not included in the State of Emergency, there are many artists and audiences participating from Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. In addition, the spread of infection in Okinawa Prefecture is becoming more prominent again… We felt that pushing the festival to be held in these circumstances could cause inconvenience and trouble to the participating artists, audiences, and all the staff members.”     The announcement was made formally last week to the Japanese audience. Originally slated for January 16-17, the Music Lane Okinawa was set to be the debut edition of the multinational music showcase festival that will feature a hybrid format, combining live performances from Japanese artists and pre-recorded live sets from participating international artists from other parts of Asia, including KRNA, She’s Only Sixteen, and syd hartha from the Philippines who will be joining legendary Japanese acts Shonen Knife and Sunny Day Service from Japan.   “We should not lose the opportunities for the artists in Okinawa/Japan and Asian countries to be introduced internationally, and we strongly believe that we must continue the music and the entertainment,” the statement continues.   The festival organizers assure that the festival will proceed as planned in the new schedule dates. In addition to the previously announced participating artists, the full lineup now consists of 75 music acts from Asia, (40 domestic and 35 international). The new additions to the lineup include Japanese acts, Hashiken, Tonchi Pickles, Chiemi Jones, Saki Kowan (Shocking Momoiro), 8bit, Milk&Cookie, onoway, Ruki Sato, THE QUESTIONS, VERONICA VERONICO,  Kokoro to Kotoba, Hitomi Shimabukuro, the you, and omni sight.   The live performances will take place at Sakurazaka Theater, Sakurazaka Central, and more venues in Naha City, as well as, Music Town Oto-Ichiba, 7th Heaven Koza, Remy’s, and other venues in Okinawa City. The pre-recorded sets are free for everyone to watch, while on-site ticketed events can be enjoyed by Japan-based music fans when they purchase advance tickets at the Music Lane Okinawa website.
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  • 15 Jan 2021
    ZAYN’s third studio release Nobody is Listeningmakes history once again as it debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Philippines Top 100 albums chart a few hours after its release.Co-written by ZAYN, the project highlights his R&B influences and showcases deeply personal lyrics. Nobody is Listening sees ZAYN in complete creative control, from designing the album cover art to his sound, he has created a moment in music that is all his own.The album contains the previously released singles “Vibez” and “Better,” both of which were embraced by fans and critics alike, with Wonderland proclaiming ZAYN was here to “save 2021” with the release of “Vibez” and Billboard calling “Better” a “straightforward R&B track, expressing love in spite of disagreement and designed to showcase one of the most skilled voices in modern pop.”  The latter single has accrued over 105 million streams across all platforms, and upon release the video received a half a million views in the first 10 minutes.ZAYN’s critically acclaimed debut album Mind of Mine saw him become the first male solo artist in the world to simultaneously chart at #1 on the UK and US album charts in the first week of release. The album's lead single “Pillowtalk” hit #1 in 68 countries around the world and was recently included in Billboard’s “Songs That Defined the Decade” list.His follow up, Icarus Falls, captivated fans and garnered over 5 billion worldwide streams across all platforms in less than a year, a staggering feat for any artist. Alongside his solo success, ZAYN has also collaborated with a variety of artists, including Taylor Swift and SIA and most recently lent his vocals on “Trampoline” with Shaed, which received an iHeart Music Award for “Best Remix.” Alongside building a reputation as a world class music artist, ZAYN has become one of music’s biggest fashion icons. He has graced the cover of every major magazine from Highsnobiety to Vogue. In addition to being named “Most Stylish Man” at the GQ Man of the Year awards, he also was awarded “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards and “Top New Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards. Nobody is Listening was released via RCA Records.Listen to Nobody is Listening:https://smarturl.it/NILTrack Listing for Nobody is Listening: Follow ZAYN:Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTubeZAYN’s Nobody is Listeningis out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music. (PR)
    124 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • ZAYN’s third studio release Nobody is Listeningmakes history once again as it debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Philippines Top 100 albums chart a few hours after its release.Co-written by ZAYN, the project highlights his R&B influences and showcases deeply personal lyrics. Nobody is Listening sees ZAYN in complete creative control, from designing the album cover art to his sound, he has created a moment in music that is all his own.The album contains the previously released singles “Vibez” and “Better,” both of which were embraced by fans and critics alike, with Wonderland proclaiming ZAYN was here to “save 2021” with the release of “Vibez” and Billboard calling “Better” a “straightforward R&B track, expressing love in spite of disagreement and designed to showcase one of the most skilled voices in modern pop.”  The latter single has accrued over 105 million streams across all platforms, and upon release the video received a half a million views in the first 10 minutes.ZAYN’s critically acclaimed debut album Mind of Mine saw him become the first male solo artist in the world to simultaneously chart at #1 on the UK and US album charts in the first week of release. The album's lead single “Pillowtalk” hit #1 in 68 countries around the world and was recently included in Billboard’s “Songs That Defined the Decade” list.His follow up, Icarus Falls, captivated fans and garnered over 5 billion worldwide streams across all platforms in less than a year, a staggering feat for any artist. Alongside his solo success, ZAYN has also collaborated with a variety of artists, including Taylor Swift and SIA and most recently lent his vocals on “Trampoline” with Shaed, which received an iHeart Music Award for “Best Remix.” Alongside building a reputation as a world class music artist, ZAYN has become one of music’s biggest fashion icons. He has graced the cover of every major magazine from Highsnobiety to Vogue. In addition to being named “Most Stylish Man” at the GQ Man of the Year awards, he also was awarded “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards and “Top New Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards. Nobody is Listening was released via RCA Records.Listen to Nobody is Listening:https://smarturl.it/NILTrack Listing for Nobody is Listening: Follow ZAYN:Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTubeZAYN’s Nobody is Listeningis out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music. (PR)
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  • 15 Jan 2021
    In 2020, Bryan Estepa released two new songs, continuing on from the success of his exceptional 2019 album Sometimes I Just Don’t Know. The second of those singles, ‘Admit Now, Pay Later’, received a video premiere onRolling Stone Australia, was featured on NME Australiaand had strong national radio airplay - including selection as one of the featured Singles of the Week on 2ser FM in Sydney. Now the Sydney-based Filipino songwriter reveals the second of his collaborative efforts with multi ARIA and APRA award-winning Australian songwriter Josh Pyke.Estepa has always had an undeniable ear for hooks. Combined with classic pop and rock arrangements, (like his heroes You Am I, The Beatles and Wilco) his songs always possess a timeless quality. He’s proved it over and over again across six acclaimed albums and live shows in Australia, Japan, the USA, UK, Spain, Sweden and the Philippines. On 'Trick of the Light', Estepa combines heavenly melodies and a melancholic air on this irresistible slice of indie guitar pop, singing about acceptance, letting go and allowing yourself to feel whatever it is that comes out while you’re treading new waters. As always with his songwriting, there are layered poetic brushstrokes in the way Estepa blends and informs his songs with multiple meanings, as he explains. “I also like the idea that the presence of light does not necessarily signal happiness or life but can also mean that emotions and perception can be blurred by its appearance.”Working with Pyke, Estepa was impressed with the producer’s instinct and ability to enhance the inherent strengths of Estepa’s songs. “It's exciting watching Josh work! You sense that his creative light is always on and he needs to get his ideas out quickly before it starts to flicker. He takes on what I think the song’s direction might be but adds a couple of detours that are normally right on the money.”Pyke is quick to reciprocate the praise. “Bryan’s a great writer and collaborator. He’s got a classic pop sensibility but is really open to feedback and experimentation which made my job as producer really fun and free.”Sonically, there’s a beautiful weightlessness to the production and instrumentation that gracefully carries the song. Guitars sparkle and lightly jangle amid some sublime piano, backing vocals and percussive elements that add unique detailing to the melodic richness of the track. About Bryan EstepaBorn in Cubao, Quezon City in the Philippines, Estepa and his family moved to Sydney, Australia in 1987. It was there, at the age of 15, that he began to pursue the craft of songwriting before starting his adult musical journey fronting indie pop band Swivel in the late-90s pub scene. He recorded his inaugural CD with the band, which paved the way for his solo career. A year of travelling across the USA and performing at open mic nights inspired songs for his debut EP, Start Again in 2003 and since then Estepa has gone on to release six critically acclaimed solo albums (All The Bells And Whistles, Sunday Best, Vessels, Heart Vs Mind, Every Little Thing and Sometimes I Just Don’t Know). Read more about Estepa’s musical and life journey in this piece he wrote for SBS.Bryan Estepa’s ‘Trick of the Light’ is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.TRACK CREDITSProduced, Recorded & Mixed by Josh PykeRecorded at Timshel IndustriesMastered by Josh SchuberthBryan Estepa - vocals, guitars, banjo & toy pianoJosh Pyke - bass, synths, xylophone & percussion Russell Crawford - drums, percussion & backing vocalsJadey O'Regan - piano & organ  SOME REVIEWS“Both the track and its video are a testament to Estepa’s status as a widely-unsung hero of the Australian music scene, and gives listeners an idea of what is still to come from this beloved and critically-acclaimed artist.”Tyler Jenke – Rolling Stone Australia (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)“The result is the best work he’s ever done: concentrated in its writing, playing, sound and intent, and not just satisfying, but lasting.”Bernard Zuel (Sometimes I Just Don’t Know)“Bryan Estepa offers us a rock at the crossroads of The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The title is really a compromise between these two worlds, these two camps.” Direct Actu (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)“… he has a knack for crafting melodic mini-masterpieces.” Jeff Jenkins (Rhythms) “Estepa truly flaunts the beauty of music in his own beautiful and unexpected ways.”U Do U (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)
    210 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • In 2020, Bryan Estepa released two new songs, continuing on from the success of his exceptional 2019 album Sometimes I Just Don’t Know. The second of those singles, ‘Admit Now, Pay Later’, received a video premiere onRolling Stone Australia, was featured on NME Australiaand had strong national radio airplay - including selection as one of the featured Singles of the Week on 2ser FM in Sydney. Now the Sydney-based Filipino songwriter reveals the second of his collaborative efforts with multi ARIA and APRA award-winning Australian songwriter Josh Pyke.Estepa has always had an undeniable ear for hooks. Combined with classic pop and rock arrangements, (like his heroes You Am I, The Beatles and Wilco) his songs always possess a timeless quality. He’s proved it over and over again across six acclaimed albums and live shows in Australia, Japan, the USA, UK, Spain, Sweden and the Philippines. On 'Trick of the Light', Estepa combines heavenly melodies and a melancholic air on this irresistible slice of indie guitar pop, singing about acceptance, letting go and allowing yourself to feel whatever it is that comes out while you’re treading new waters. As always with his songwriting, there are layered poetic brushstrokes in the way Estepa blends and informs his songs with multiple meanings, as he explains. “I also like the idea that the presence of light does not necessarily signal happiness or life but can also mean that emotions and perception can be blurred by its appearance.”Working with Pyke, Estepa was impressed with the producer’s instinct and ability to enhance the inherent strengths of Estepa’s songs. “It's exciting watching Josh work! You sense that his creative light is always on and he needs to get his ideas out quickly before it starts to flicker. He takes on what I think the song’s direction might be but adds a couple of detours that are normally right on the money.”Pyke is quick to reciprocate the praise. “Bryan’s a great writer and collaborator. He’s got a classic pop sensibility but is really open to feedback and experimentation which made my job as producer really fun and free.”Sonically, there’s a beautiful weightlessness to the production and instrumentation that gracefully carries the song. Guitars sparkle and lightly jangle amid some sublime piano, backing vocals and percussive elements that add unique detailing to the melodic richness of the track. About Bryan EstepaBorn in Cubao, Quezon City in the Philippines, Estepa and his family moved to Sydney, Australia in 1987. It was there, at the age of 15, that he began to pursue the craft of songwriting before starting his adult musical journey fronting indie pop band Swivel in the late-90s pub scene. He recorded his inaugural CD with the band, which paved the way for his solo career. A year of travelling across the USA and performing at open mic nights inspired songs for his debut EP, Start Again in 2003 and since then Estepa has gone on to release six critically acclaimed solo albums (All The Bells And Whistles, Sunday Best, Vessels, Heart Vs Mind, Every Little Thing and Sometimes I Just Don’t Know). Read more about Estepa’s musical and life journey in this piece he wrote for SBS.Bryan Estepa’s ‘Trick of the Light’ is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.TRACK CREDITSProduced, Recorded & Mixed by Josh PykeRecorded at Timshel IndustriesMastered by Josh SchuberthBryan Estepa - vocals, guitars, banjo & toy pianoJosh Pyke - bass, synths, xylophone & percussion Russell Crawford - drums, percussion & backing vocalsJadey O'Regan - piano & organ  SOME REVIEWS“Both the track and its video are a testament to Estepa’s status as a widely-unsung hero of the Australian music scene, and gives listeners an idea of what is still to come from this beloved and critically-acclaimed artist.”Tyler Jenke – Rolling Stone Australia (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)“The result is the best work he’s ever done: concentrated in its writing, playing, sound and intent, and not just satisfying, but lasting.”Bernard Zuel (Sometimes I Just Don’t Know)“Bryan Estepa offers us a rock at the crossroads of The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The title is really a compromise between these two worlds, these two camps.” Direct Actu (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)“… he has a knack for crafting melodic mini-masterpieces.” Jeff Jenkins (Rhythms) “Estepa truly flaunts the beauty of music in his own beautiful and unexpected ways.”U Do U (‘Admit Now, Pay Later’)
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  • 14 Jan 2021
    Eunice Jorge, band’s vocals, got chased by the aliens in their new released cinematic MV, titled Paulit-ulit.     This track was the 3rd single from their latest album, Small World, under Universal Records, which can be streamed through Spotify and all other digital streaming platform.     Directed by Darwin Hernandez, the music video revolves around Eunice, band’s vocals, who was being chased by the aliens in the forest. While trying to escape, frightened, an unknown celestial came to rescue her and fought for her against fellow aliens.   Drowning in confusion, Eunice tries to go back where the incident happened, hoping to see her alien-savior again, and answer all the questions that lingers on her head after that night.     Gracenote was composed of Eunice Jorge (Vocals and Keyboard), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (Guitars), and EJ Pichay (Drums).  
    298 Posted by Arci Sagaysay
  • Eunice Jorge, band’s vocals, got chased by the aliens in their new released cinematic MV, titled Paulit-ulit.     This track was the 3rd single from their latest album, Small World, under Universal Records, which can be streamed through Spotify and all other digital streaming platform.     Directed by Darwin Hernandez, the music video revolves around Eunice, band’s vocals, who was being chased by the aliens in the forest. While trying to escape, frightened, an unknown celestial came to rescue her and fought for her against fellow aliens.   Drowning in confusion, Eunice tries to go back where the incident happened, hoping to see her alien-savior again, and answer all the questions that lingers on her head after that night.     Gracenote was composed of Eunice Jorge (Vocals and Keyboard), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (Guitars), and EJ Pichay (Drums).  
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  • 12 Jan 2021
    Just in time to be sentimental, Four-member reggae band, The Chongkeys released an official music video of TAMA on YouTube.According to the band, they dedicate this song to all that inspires someone to keep on moving forward, regardless the struggles that hinders them from growing. The MV was composed of deep and genuine clips of their family, friends, hobbies, music, and picturesque places.    
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  • Just in time to be sentimental, Four-member reggae band, The Chongkeys released an official music video of TAMA on YouTube.According to the band, they dedicate this song to all that inspires someone to keep on moving forward, regardless the struggles that hinders them from growing. The MV was composed of deep and genuine clips of their family, friends, hobbies, music, and picturesque places.    
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  • 11 Jan 2021
    T1419, the newest nine-piece global K-Pop boy group launching under MLD ENTERTAINMENT (MOMOLAND, JT & Marcus), has finally released their highly anticipated single album, BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1.       The 3-track release showcases T1419’s affinity for pop, hip-hop, and electronic music influences, seamlessly blending the elements to create an infectious chart-topper for the modern audience to consume and enjoy. A concept ‘single album’ that marks the beginning of the group’s four-part series, BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1 embodies different celestial phenomena, each linked with the growth and life of T1419. BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1 opens with debut single, ‘ASURABALBALTA’—a genre-mashing banger infused with hard-hitting beats and trendy sounds. The song deals with the K-Pop group’s quest of emerging triumphant above the chaos. “This is the very first step into T1419 universe, where they strive to realize and overcome their obstacles,” according to the group’s official statement. “ASURABALBALTA is a spell that make one’s wish come true, which also portrays the wishes of all nine members of T1419 for a bright future that will unfold in the coming days.” The second track in the single album is “Butt Out”—an upbeat track that tells the story of teenagers yearning to live by their own will, and not by the rules of others. BEFORE SUNRISE Part. 1 closes with the instrumental version of the lead single ‘ASURABALBALTA’.   BEFORE THE SUNRISE Part. 1 TRACK LIST ASURABALBALTA Butt Out ASURABALBALTA (Inst.)   About T1419 T1419 is the next nine-piece global K-Pop boy group after MOMOLAND under MLD ENTERTAINMENT, consisting 5 Korean and 4 Japanese members. Ahead of their debut, T1419 had not only released G-STAR 2020’s title song ‘ROW’, but also unveiled their pre-debut music video ‘Dracula’ which had garnered 7 million views on YouTube. This multi-faceted, multilingual mega group is set out to showcase their top-notch talents in vocals, rap, performance, and producing to the world.     For more information, please visit: Instagram | Twitter | YouTube T1419’s debut single album, BEFORE SUNRISE PART.1 is now available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music and MLD Entertainment. (PR)
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  • T1419, the newest nine-piece global K-Pop boy group launching under MLD ENTERTAINMENT (MOMOLAND, JT & Marcus), has finally released their highly anticipated single album, BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1.       The 3-track release showcases T1419’s affinity for pop, hip-hop, and electronic music influences, seamlessly blending the elements to create an infectious chart-topper for the modern audience to consume and enjoy. A concept ‘single album’ that marks the beginning of the group’s four-part series, BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1 embodies different celestial phenomena, each linked with the growth and life of T1419. BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1 opens with debut single, ‘ASURABALBALTA’—a genre-mashing banger infused with hard-hitting beats and trendy sounds. The song deals with the K-Pop group’s quest of emerging triumphant above the chaos. “This is the very first step into T1419 universe, where they strive to realize and overcome their obstacles,” according to the group’s official statement. “ASURABALBALTA is a spell that make one’s wish come true, which also portrays the wishes of all nine members of T1419 for a bright future that will unfold in the coming days.” The second track in the single album is “Butt Out”—an upbeat track that tells the story of teenagers yearning to live by their own will, and not by the rules of others. BEFORE SUNRISE Part. 1 closes with the instrumental version of the lead single ‘ASURABALBALTA’.   BEFORE THE SUNRISE Part. 1 TRACK LIST ASURABALBALTA Butt Out ASURABALBALTA (Inst.)   About T1419 T1419 is the next nine-piece global K-Pop boy group after MOMOLAND under MLD ENTERTAINMENT, consisting 5 Korean and 4 Japanese members. Ahead of their debut, T1419 had not only released G-STAR 2020’s title song ‘ROW’, but also unveiled their pre-debut music video ‘Dracula’ which had garnered 7 million views on YouTube. This multi-faceted, multilingual mega group is set out to showcase their top-notch talents in vocals, rap, performance, and producing to the world.     For more information, please visit: Instagram | Twitter | YouTube T1419’s debut single album, BEFORE SUNRISE PART.1 is now available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music and MLD Entertainment. (PR)
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  • 10 Jan 2021
    This is to inform the public that Mikaela Foronda whose picture appears above is not connected with Ridzpit Empyrean Co., Rakista Clothing, Rakista Radio, and Rakrakan Festival. Any dealings, transactions or activity that she may perform on behalf of the company; and any Press Release, write-ups, or anything associated with her will not be accepted and recognized. Ridzpit empyrean co. and its CEO has filed a case against her for Libel now pending before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Quezon City. In the complaint, the company and its CEO stated that Mikaela made defamatory and false remarks against the company.
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  • This is to inform the public that Mikaela Foronda whose picture appears above is not connected with Ridzpit Empyrean Co., Rakista Clothing, Rakista Radio, and Rakrakan Festival. Any dealings, transactions or activity that she may perform on behalf of the company; and any Press Release, write-ups, or anything associated with her will not be accepted and recognized. Ridzpit empyrean co. and its CEO has filed a case against her for Libel now pending before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Quezon City. In the complaint, the company and its CEO stated that Mikaela made defamatory and false remarks against the company.
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  • 08 Jan 2021
    The song is about waiting - waiting for someone special to arrive, to return, to come home. Its hopeful lyrics talk about patience and the eager anticipation to reunite with that someone. More importantly, the song beautifully reminds us to make the most out of the time we have together with this person."Dapit-Hapon" is written and performed by Jem. The song with Jem’s soothing voice also features calming guitar-oriented melody which may have been unknowingly influenced by her father. Seeing her dad do classic haranas when she was growing up was her introduction and inspiration for her love of music.The song is produced by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and released under Soupstar Music. It is now available in all digital streaming platforms.Jem is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Lucban, Quezon. Her passion for music made her come to Manila and cross paths with Soupstar Music where she started as an intern. Later on, she eventually became part of the management’s digital team. While she does content work for Soupstar artists such as 6cyclemind, Moonstar88, Gracenote, and Banda ni Kleggy, Jem gets discovered by Soupstar head Darwin Hernandez for her musical talent. Nervous but excited, she is now ready to face this new adventure.Dapit-Hapon links: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3pSTzPA Apple Music: https://apple.co/35kq1CS Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/-XpRkrg4llA
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  • The song is about waiting - waiting for someone special to arrive, to return, to come home. Its hopeful lyrics talk about patience and the eager anticipation to reunite with that someone. More importantly, the song beautifully reminds us to make the most out of the time we have together with this person."Dapit-Hapon" is written and performed by Jem. The song with Jem’s soothing voice also features calming guitar-oriented melody which may have been unknowingly influenced by her father. Seeing her dad do classic haranas when she was growing up was her introduction and inspiration for her love of music.The song is produced by Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and released under Soupstar Music. It is now available in all digital streaming platforms.Jem is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Lucban, Quezon. Her passion for music made her come to Manila and cross paths with Soupstar Music where she started as an intern. Later on, she eventually became part of the management’s digital team. While she does content work for Soupstar artists such as 6cyclemind, Moonstar88, Gracenote, and Banda ni Kleggy, Jem gets discovered by Soupstar head Darwin Hernandez for her musical talent. Nervous but excited, she is now ready to face this new adventure.Dapit-Hapon links: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3pSTzPA Apple Music: https://apple.co/35kq1CS Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/-XpRkrg4llA
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  • 06 Jan 2021
    The boys from Calebral shows no signs of slowing down even this Pandemic time as they released their brand new single "Reyna Ng Impakta" under Blacksheep Records (An independent label from Viva Records)."Reyna Ng Impakta" is a combination of a number of genres from rock, punk, metal, and even reggae that the band made as their new offering for their fans. It is now available on all digital platforms.
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  • The boys from Calebral shows no signs of slowing down even this Pandemic time as they released their brand new single "Reyna Ng Impakta" under Blacksheep Records (An independent label from Viva Records)."Reyna Ng Impakta" is a combination of a number of genres from rock, punk, metal, and even reggae that the band made as their new offering for their fans. It is now available on all digital platforms.
    Jan 06, 2021 504
  • 04 Jan 2021
    Sponge Cola is no stranger to writing music inspired by their love for cinema and pop culture. In fact, the four-piece alternative rock outfit named their debut full-length album, Palabas to acknowledge the compelling impact of shows—be it a theatrical play, a dramatic film, or an episode in a television series—in making us understand our own lives, the lives of those around us, and the lives of people whose contributions to humanity deserve to be celebrated at all cost.     With this creative pursuit comes a tribute to the blockbuster K-drama series, Start-Up, which is currently heaping praises all around the world for its gripping story on young entrepreneurs aspiring to make it big in the competitive world of Korean high-tech industry. Sponge Cola released “Siguro Nga” as a song born out of vocalist and guitarist Yael Yuzon’s love for Han Ji-Pyeong, a prominent character whose unconventional upbringing and misfortunes in life enabled him to become a principled, self-made man with a tough exterior and unbeknownst to everyone—a tender heart.     “Immediately after the shock of episode 9, I literally picked up a guitar and began writing the song,” Yuzon shares in a statement. “I didn't know how the story was going to unfold, but at that point, I felt like it wasn't going to work out for Han Ji Pyeong's character. And while heartbreak wouldn't ravage him, it leaves him with an undulating kind of pain.”     “Siguro Nga” builds on this nuanced character study of a man realizing that he’s lost the love of his life, after spending a great deal of time living a lie to protect the person he’s pining for, from emotional harm and trauma. It’s a soaring acoustic number that is propelled by a genuine reverence for empathy and romantic yearning, but never quite reaches a climatic run arrangements-wise, as it ends on a miserable note, with the subject of the song stuck in a rut, hoping to relive his past to undo his mistakes.   According to Yuzon, the song arrived in the middle of recording phase for their forthcoming album to be released next year. “The process was a bit more theatrical than what we're accustomed to,” he admits. “As a singer, I had to be in character, which made the recording process a bit grueling.” In order to capture the very essence of the song, Yuzon had to experience some of Han Ji Pyeong’s crucial scenes in the series, including having to bask in the rain for minutes and reliving the memories of standing next to a corn dog stall. “I also had to face someone looking at me with ‘those eyes’ while pretending to be fine. Couple that with the idea of multiple takes, it was tiring but ultimately fulfilling.”   Armo Armovit, the band’s lead guitarist explains how the arrangements for “Siguro Nga” came to play. “Like most of our songs from the previous albums, we started by recording a very basic acoustic guitar as a foundation. Yael himself played the rhythm to make it consistent with how he initially wrote the song and his melody. Everything else on top of that are layers of sound to decorate and enhance the song's emotional content.” Bassist Gosh Dilay adds, “We tried some experimentation in terms of overall sound-- but we reserved a version specifically for future live performances of the song.”     “Siguro Nga” was recorded at Love One Another studios, and was mixed and mastered by Joey Santos. Armovit, who praised Santos for doing an excellent job in designing sounds and layering them to tell a story, was very much happy with the final product. “His familiarity with a wide range of music, and ability to create the appropriate textures for the song was a very welcome and refreshing addition to the production process. Everything you hear that isn’t the usual drums, bass, vocals, and guitar are all him.”   Sponge Cola’s “Siguro Nga” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    832 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Sponge Cola is no stranger to writing music inspired by their love for cinema and pop culture. In fact, the four-piece alternative rock outfit named their debut full-length album, Palabas to acknowledge the compelling impact of shows—be it a theatrical play, a dramatic film, or an episode in a television series—in making us understand our own lives, the lives of those around us, and the lives of people whose contributions to humanity deserve to be celebrated at all cost.     With this creative pursuit comes a tribute to the blockbuster K-drama series, Start-Up, which is currently heaping praises all around the world for its gripping story on young entrepreneurs aspiring to make it big in the competitive world of Korean high-tech industry. Sponge Cola released “Siguro Nga” as a song born out of vocalist and guitarist Yael Yuzon’s love for Han Ji-Pyeong, a prominent character whose unconventional upbringing and misfortunes in life enabled him to become a principled, self-made man with a tough exterior and unbeknownst to everyone—a tender heart.     “Immediately after the shock of episode 9, I literally picked up a guitar and began writing the song,” Yuzon shares in a statement. “I didn't know how the story was going to unfold, but at that point, I felt like it wasn't going to work out for Han Ji Pyeong's character. And while heartbreak wouldn't ravage him, it leaves him with an undulating kind of pain.”     “Siguro Nga” builds on this nuanced character study of a man realizing that he’s lost the love of his life, after spending a great deal of time living a lie to protect the person he’s pining for, from emotional harm and trauma. It’s a soaring acoustic number that is propelled by a genuine reverence for empathy and romantic yearning, but never quite reaches a climatic run arrangements-wise, as it ends on a miserable note, with the subject of the song stuck in a rut, hoping to relive his past to undo his mistakes.   According to Yuzon, the song arrived in the middle of recording phase for their forthcoming album to be released next year. “The process was a bit more theatrical than what we're accustomed to,” he admits. “As a singer, I had to be in character, which made the recording process a bit grueling.” In order to capture the very essence of the song, Yuzon had to experience some of Han Ji Pyeong’s crucial scenes in the series, including having to bask in the rain for minutes and reliving the memories of standing next to a corn dog stall. “I also had to face someone looking at me with ‘those eyes’ while pretending to be fine. Couple that with the idea of multiple takes, it was tiring but ultimately fulfilling.”   Armo Armovit, the band’s lead guitarist explains how the arrangements for “Siguro Nga” came to play. “Like most of our songs from the previous albums, we started by recording a very basic acoustic guitar as a foundation. Yael himself played the rhythm to make it consistent with how he initially wrote the song and his melody. Everything else on top of that are layers of sound to decorate and enhance the song's emotional content.” Bassist Gosh Dilay adds, “We tried some experimentation in terms of overall sound-- but we reserved a version specifically for future live performances of the song.”     “Siguro Nga” was recorded at Love One Another studios, and was mixed and mastered by Joey Santos. Armovit, who praised Santos for doing an excellent job in designing sounds and layering them to tell a story, was very much happy with the final product. “His familiarity with a wide range of music, and ability to create the appropriate textures for the song was a very welcome and refreshing addition to the production process. Everything you hear that isn’t the usual drums, bass, vocals, and guitar are all him.”   Sponge Cola’s “Siguro Nga” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Jan 04, 2021 832
  • 28 Dec 2020
    BYE2020 just got bigger with more international artists joining the lineup! In its debut offering, the online concert welcomes critically acclaimed artists from different parts of the world to stand up for solidarity and deliver inspiring performances to help fellow Filipino people cope with the ongoing pandemic. “It was initially just a pipe dream having international acts perform in BYE2020, but now that it’s happening we couldn’t be happier,” the team behind BYE2020 shares in a statement. “Since this is a virtual event, we wanted to leverage on the uniqueness of the execution and have international artists be part of the event without ever having to step in the Philippines.” Chart-topping singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker (US), global hitmaker Maximillian (DK), soul pop outfit Peach Tree Rascals (US), rising alt-pop artist Tate McRae (CA), and eclectic pop/R&B singer Conor Matthews (US) are set to take the BYE2020 virtual stage, along with more than 30 artists from the Philippines and abroad. The organizing committee headed by MCA Music is grateful for the support of their peers in the recording industry such as Sony Music Philippines and Warner Music Philippines for including Tate McRae and Conor Matthews in the lineup, respectively, and other record labels for taking part of this unprecedented music feat. “As much as BYE2020 is an initiative of MCA Music Philippines – BYE2020 would not be what it is now without the support of Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, Star Music, Universal Records, OC Records, and Mida$ Records. This is just our first effort to do something like this, and we only have dreams to do it bigger, and better.” In terms of curation, the handpicked international artists represent of the success and endurance stories of 2020. As the organizing team points out, “Despite all of the difficulties in 2020, music is a fundamental way to inspire hope and build strength in people. We felt that blast hits like ‘Mariposa’ by Peach Tree Rascals, the ‘love is not dying’ album by Jeremy Zucker, and ‘Beautiful Scars’ by Maximillian really helped embody the essence of what BYE2020 is all about.” BYE2020 is a massive cross-label initiative that will be streamed live on multiple platforms such as Kumu, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, and will also air on Sky Cable (Ch 955 HD and 155 SD) this December 31, 2020, from 7pm onwards. Headlining artists in the lineup include Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate. Exclusive concert privileges are available via ticket2me.net. The special package includes access to zoom pits, backstage content with the artists, and other surprises. “The paid concert experience gives a chance for those who opt in to be part of the virtual stage itself for BYE2020,” said the organizing team. “In addition to that, they can choose to upgrade their ticket to include our BYE2020 merch, swag, and goodies package. The paid experience also provides for some exclusive backstage content which will only be available to them.” BYE2020is presented by MCA Music, Sony Music Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, O/C Records, Star Music, Universal Records, and Midas Records; co-presented by Kumu, Closeup, Sunsilk, Dove, Dove Men + Care, Cream Silk, Tresemme, and Clear; and brought to you by Pepsi, Tinder, and Its More Fun in the Philippines. The virtual showcase is also sponsored by Official Beer Partner, Heineken; Official Streaming Partners, Kumu, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok; Official Music Partner, Spotify; Official Cable Partner, Sky Cable; in partnership with Viber; and Media Partners, CNN Philippines, Manila Concert Scene, We The Pvblic, UDoU PH, Wonder, Rank Magazine, Adobo Magazine, Starmometer, Rakista, When In Manila, Inquirer.net, and Interaksyon.Follow @bye2020ph on Kumu, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and BYE 2020 on YouTube for updates and more details.
    348 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • BYE2020 just got bigger with more international artists joining the lineup! In its debut offering, the online concert welcomes critically acclaimed artists from different parts of the world to stand up for solidarity and deliver inspiring performances to help fellow Filipino people cope with the ongoing pandemic. “It was initially just a pipe dream having international acts perform in BYE2020, but now that it’s happening we couldn’t be happier,” the team behind BYE2020 shares in a statement. “Since this is a virtual event, we wanted to leverage on the uniqueness of the execution and have international artists be part of the event without ever having to step in the Philippines.” Chart-topping singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker (US), global hitmaker Maximillian (DK), soul pop outfit Peach Tree Rascals (US), rising alt-pop artist Tate McRae (CA), and eclectic pop/R&B singer Conor Matthews (US) are set to take the BYE2020 virtual stage, along with more than 30 artists from the Philippines and abroad. The organizing committee headed by MCA Music is grateful for the support of their peers in the recording industry such as Sony Music Philippines and Warner Music Philippines for including Tate McRae and Conor Matthews in the lineup, respectively, and other record labels for taking part of this unprecedented music feat. “As much as BYE2020 is an initiative of MCA Music Philippines – BYE2020 would not be what it is now without the support of Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, Star Music, Universal Records, OC Records, and Mida$ Records. This is just our first effort to do something like this, and we only have dreams to do it bigger, and better.” In terms of curation, the handpicked international artists represent of the success and endurance stories of 2020. As the organizing team points out, “Despite all of the difficulties in 2020, music is a fundamental way to inspire hope and build strength in people. We felt that blast hits like ‘Mariposa’ by Peach Tree Rascals, the ‘love is not dying’ album by Jeremy Zucker, and ‘Beautiful Scars’ by Maximillian really helped embody the essence of what BYE2020 is all about.” BYE2020 is a massive cross-label initiative that will be streamed live on multiple platforms such as Kumu, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, and will also air on Sky Cable (Ch 955 HD and 155 SD) this December 31, 2020, from 7pm onwards. Headlining artists in the lineup include Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate. Exclusive concert privileges are available via ticket2me.net. The special package includes access to zoom pits, backstage content with the artists, and other surprises. “The paid concert experience gives a chance for those who opt in to be part of the virtual stage itself for BYE2020,” said the organizing team. “In addition to that, they can choose to upgrade their ticket to include our BYE2020 merch, swag, and goodies package. The paid experience also provides for some exclusive backstage content which will only be available to them.” BYE2020is presented by MCA Music, Sony Music Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, O/C Records, Star Music, Universal Records, and Midas Records; co-presented by Kumu, Closeup, Sunsilk, Dove, Dove Men + Care, Cream Silk, Tresemme, and Clear; and brought to you by Pepsi, Tinder, and Its More Fun in the Philippines. The virtual showcase is also sponsored by Official Beer Partner, Heineken; Official Streaming Partners, Kumu, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok; Official Music Partner, Spotify; Official Cable Partner, Sky Cable; in partnership with Viber; and Media Partners, CNN Philippines, Manila Concert Scene, We The Pvblic, UDoU PH, Wonder, Rank Magazine, Adobo Magazine, Starmometer, Rakista, When In Manila, Inquirer.net, and Interaksyon.Follow @bye2020ph on Kumu, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and BYE 2020 on YouTube for updates and more details.
    Dec 28, 2020 348
  • 21 Dec 2020
    Two of the most talented artists in OPM, Ebe Dancel and Blaster Silonga of IV of Spades, together with Crystal Jobli, shared a galaxy of stars and romance, as they serenade the crowd, online, through one of the most iconic singles of Hotdog, "Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko."Presented by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Juan Care Foundation Inc, Viva Music Publishing Inc., and published in the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) official Facebook page, their performance is a part of a free online concert titled, “ANG PINAKABONGGANG CONCERT NG TAON! “Hinahanap-hanap Kita, Manila” – The Manila Heritage Concert”, in which it features historical Manila’s Heritage Sites such as Manila City Hall, Kartilya ng Katipunan, Lagunsilad, Jones Bridge, Intramuros, Luneta/Rizal Park, Paco Park, National Planetarium, and Museong Pambata.Together with some of the top musicians in the country, and six of the most brilliant directors in the Philippines, Juno Oebanda, RA Rivera, Alco Guerrero, Quark Henares, Jason Tan, and Paolo Valenciano, the online event can be streamed online on the following Facebook pages:Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM)National Parks Development Committee (NPDC)Intramuros Administration (IA)Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF)National Museum of the Philippines (NMP)Museo Pambata (MP)Department of Tourism – Philippines (DOT)
    661 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Two of the most talented artists in OPM, Ebe Dancel and Blaster Silonga of IV of Spades, together with Crystal Jobli, shared a galaxy of stars and romance, as they serenade the crowd, online, through one of the most iconic singles of Hotdog, "Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko."Presented by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Juan Care Foundation Inc, Viva Music Publishing Inc., and published in the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) official Facebook page, their performance is a part of a free online concert titled, “ANG PINAKABONGGANG CONCERT NG TAON! “Hinahanap-hanap Kita, Manila” – The Manila Heritage Concert”, in which it features historical Manila’s Heritage Sites such as Manila City Hall, Kartilya ng Katipunan, Lagunsilad, Jones Bridge, Intramuros, Luneta/Rizal Park, Paco Park, National Planetarium, and Museong Pambata.Together with some of the top musicians in the country, and six of the most brilliant directors in the Philippines, Juno Oebanda, RA Rivera, Alco Guerrero, Quark Henares, Jason Tan, and Paolo Valenciano, the online event can be streamed online on the following Facebook pages:Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM)National Parks Development Committee (NPDC)Intramuros Administration (IA)Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF)National Museum of the Philippines (NMP)Museo Pambata (MP)Department of Tourism – Philippines (DOT)
    Dec 21, 2020 661
  • 16 Dec 2020
    Philippine record labels and musicians of all stripes are standing up for solidarity with the biggest concert event of 2020.  With the utmost goal of bringing together the Filipino people through music and inspiring them to help cope better in the face of adversity, BYE2020 is a powerful statement that not only recognizes the small but impactful triumphs of the music community despite a very challenging year, but also honors the collective efforts of everyone in holding each other up during the pandemic. 28 artists are set to join the movement with virtual performances designed to make the experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.  The lineup includes some of the biggest acts here and abroad, including Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Maximillian (DK), Peach Tree Rascals (US), Tate Mcrae (CA), Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate.
    194 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Philippine record labels and musicians of all stripes are standing up for solidarity with the biggest concert event of 2020.  With the utmost goal of bringing together the Filipino people through music and inspiring them to help cope better in the face of adversity, BYE2020 is a powerful statement that not only recognizes the small but impactful triumphs of the music community despite a very challenging year, but also honors the collective efforts of everyone in holding each other up during the pandemic. 28 artists are set to join the movement with virtual performances designed to make the experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.  The lineup includes some of the biggest acts here and abroad, including Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Maximillian (DK), Peach Tree Rascals (US), Tate Mcrae (CA), Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate.
    Dec 16, 2020 194
  • 15 Dec 2020
    Today, we open the Christmas themed Virtual Trade Show, Angel’s Wonderland. This event will allow one to enjoy the new shopping experience through the virtual booths of our exhibitors. This will allow the attendees to feel the Christmas spirit without compromising their safety.   United Home will be there also. Check out their selection of affordable daily vitamins, medicine and skin care lines at their booth.   Expect the following brands as well: SPONSORS: OTH CO INC UNITED HOME UNILAB PITCH WORKS INCORPORATED HDI ADMIX   EXHIBITORS: ANKER BLU BRENT GAS CAFFE LA TEA CAMAYAN BEACH RESORT & HOTEL CIM TECHNOLOGIES, INC CITRUS ZONE COURT MERIDIAN DISPATCH DOOH.PH EQGRAMT LENDING CORP ERMAY LENDING CORP FROTEA G360 GARMIN GO GINATAAN H20MINERAL PLUS HDI ADMIX HOLY LAND SUBIC HOUSE OF TAHO ILOVE SUBIC BAY KHALEB KIND BEAUTY LUXXE LIFESTYLE MANSION GARDEN HOTEL MILK TEALICIOUS MISTER DONUT MOBILE PASALUBONG MR. HAT GULAMAN OCEAN ADVENTURE OCHIE’S CATERING OTH CO INC PAN-THREE CHICKEN BITES PITCH WORKS INCORPORATED POOCH PARK REMAX SAVE 5 SEORABEOL GRAND LEISURE HOTEL SUBIC BAY MARINE EXPLORATORIUM, INC SUBIC BAY TRAVELERS HOTEL SUGAR PANDA SUMO TAKOYAKI TEMPURA KING THE LOST BREAD THE SHAWARMA SHACK THE VILLAS UNILAB UNITED HOME Join the event here: executionbyoth.com   Virtually, see you there!
    259 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Today, we open the Christmas themed Virtual Trade Show, Angel’s Wonderland. This event will allow one to enjoy the new shopping experience through the virtual booths of our exhibitors. This will allow the attendees to feel the Christmas spirit without compromising their safety.   United Home will be there also. Check out their selection of affordable daily vitamins, medicine and skin care lines at their booth.   Expect the following brands as well: SPONSORS: OTH CO INC UNITED HOME UNILAB PITCH WORKS INCORPORATED HDI ADMIX   EXHIBITORS: ANKER BLU BRENT GAS CAFFE LA TEA CAMAYAN BEACH RESORT & HOTEL CIM TECHNOLOGIES, INC CITRUS ZONE COURT MERIDIAN DISPATCH DOOH.PH EQGRAMT LENDING CORP ERMAY LENDING CORP FROTEA G360 GARMIN GO GINATAAN H20MINERAL PLUS HDI ADMIX HOLY LAND SUBIC HOUSE OF TAHO ILOVE SUBIC BAY KHALEB KIND BEAUTY LUXXE LIFESTYLE MANSION GARDEN HOTEL MILK TEALICIOUS MISTER DONUT MOBILE PASALUBONG MR. HAT GULAMAN OCEAN ADVENTURE OCHIE’S CATERING OTH CO INC PAN-THREE CHICKEN BITES PITCH WORKS INCORPORATED POOCH PARK REMAX SAVE 5 SEORABEOL GRAND LEISURE HOTEL SUBIC BAY MARINE EXPLORATORIUM, INC SUBIC BAY TRAVELERS HOTEL SUGAR PANDA SUMO TAKOYAKI TEMPURA KING THE LOST BREAD THE SHAWARMA SHACK THE VILLAS UNILAB UNITED HOME Join the event here: executionbyoth.com   Virtually, see you there!
    Dec 15, 2020 259
  • 15 Dec 2020
    Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla stars as a romantic couple stuck in a time loop in the new music video for Ben&Ben’s “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay.”       Helmed by the band’s resident director Jorel Lising and written by Gaya Sa Pelikula creator Juan Miguel Severo, the song’s visual narrative explores the complicated relationship dynamics of two lovers who have lost and found each other in a fated cycle of events.     Complicated love in a time loop Severo reveals that “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay,” a song that deals with the “possibility of another life to succeed in love,” complements the KathNielstarrer that he has in mind. Having written Hintayan ng Langit, an evocative piece that examines eternal romance in the afterlife, Severo decided to do away with another reincarnation story for his interpretation of the material.     “Then it hit me, what about a couple stuck in a time loop?”, the prolific writer points out. “What if every time one dies, they go back to their first date with one of them carrying memories from their previous run? It took the band, Direk, and I a couple of zoom calls, brainstorming ideas to compound on that concept and get everything laid out before I presented it to KathNiel.”   Severo’s writing lends to a beautifully understated film that allows KathNiel to tackle their role with nuanced sensitivity and depth. To make it more impactful on screen, music video director Jorel Lising makes use of non-liner, fragmented storytelling as a way to capture the couple’s memories in its undiluted form. Lising adds, “It all comes from the content of the song - it’s a strong piece that speaks about love lost and an intense sense of longing, so the process of developing the treatment and Severo’s script came from that. The challenge for us was to maximize the emotion based on that kind of narrative.”     Working with KathNiel According to the band’s co-vocalist and acoustic guitarist Miguel Benjamin, the journey behind the music video was both a dream and a serendipitous sequence of events. "About two months ago, an interesting exchange came up while our keyboardist Patricia Lasaten was working on the music of Juan Miguel Severo’s Gaya Sa Pelikula,” says Miguel. “As a way of showing appreciation when we offered our song ‘Ride Home’ to the series, Juan Miguel graciously offered us in return to write a script for the ‘Sa Susunod Na Habang Buhay’ MV, and pitch it to KathNiel, as they are good friends. We pushed through, and to our surprise, they loved both the idea of working with all of us and the script. This was a big thing for us because we never expected that these great artists would be open to doing a music video with us, given their stature and busy schedules.”   Despite the time constraints, Lising didn’t experience difficulty working with one of the biggest love teams in recent memory. The nine-piece collective’s frequent collaborator recounts that he only has few adjustments for every take, thanks to KathNiel’s astounding professionalism and craft. “We didn’t have a whole lot of time with them, but they definitely possess star power quality on camera. Every frame we took of them has a strong presence that comes with lots of experience, especially since they’ve been acting for so long now.”     The music video of Ben&Ben’s “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay” is out now via Sony Music Philippines.
    290 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla stars as a romantic couple stuck in a time loop in the new music video for Ben&Ben’s “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay.”       Helmed by the band’s resident director Jorel Lising and written by Gaya Sa Pelikula creator Juan Miguel Severo, the song’s visual narrative explores the complicated relationship dynamics of two lovers who have lost and found each other in a fated cycle of events.     Complicated love in a time loop Severo reveals that “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay,” a song that deals with the “possibility of another life to succeed in love,” complements the KathNielstarrer that he has in mind. Having written Hintayan ng Langit, an evocative piece that examines eternal romance in the afterlife, Severo decided to do away with another reincarnation story for his interpretation of the material.     “Then it hit me, what about a couple stuck in a time loop?”, the prolific writer points out. “What if every time one dies, they go back to their first date with one of them carrying memories from their previous run? It took the band, Direk, and I a couple of zoom calls, brainstorming ideas to compound on that concept and get everything laid out before I presented it to KathNiel.”   Severo’s writing lends to a beautifully understated film that allows KathNiel to tackle their role with nuanced sensitivity and depth. To make it more impactful on screen, music video director Jorel Lising makes use of non-liner, fragmented storytelling as a way to capture the couple’s memories in its undiluted form. Lising adds, “It all comes from the content of the song - it’s a strong piece that speaks about love lost and an intense sense of longing, so the process of developing the treatment and Severo’s script came from that. The challenge for us was to maximize the emotion based on that kind of narrative.”     Working with KathNiel According to the band’s co-vocalist and acoustic guitarist Miguel Benjamin, the journey behind the music video was both a dream and a serendipitous sequence of events. "About two months ago, an interesting exchange came up while our keyboardist Patricia Lasaten was working on the music of Juan Miguel Severo’s Gaya Sa Pelikula,” says Miguel. “As a way of showing appreciation when we offered our song ‘Ride Home’ to the series, Juan Miguel graciously offered us in return to write a script for the ‘Sa Susunod Na Habang Buhay’ MV, and pitch it to KathNiel, as they are good friends. We pushed through, and to our surprise, they loved both the idea of working with all of us and the script. This was a big thing for us because we never expected that these great artists would be open to doing a music video with us, given their stature and busy schedules.”   Despite the time constraints, Lising didn’t experience difficulty working with one of the biggest love teams in recent memory. The nine-piece collective’s frequent collaborator recounts that he only has few adjustments for every take, thanks to KathNiel’s astounding professionalism and craft. “We didn’t have a whole lot of time with them, but they definitely possess star power quality on camera. Every frame we took of them has a strong presence that comes with lots of experience, especially since they’ve been acting for so long now.”     The music video of Ben&Ben’s “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay” is out now via Sony Music Philippines.
    Dec 15, 2020 290
  • 14 Dec 2020
    During this ongoing pandemic, artists have been getting the much-needed time and inspiration to share songs that, while they offer words that listeners can resonate with, they also pass on the drive to soldier on.   After inspiring his fans earlier this year with quarantine releases, Quest drops another sure hit to add to his uplifting discography. Entitled "Tuloy Tuloy" or "keep on keeping on", the song aims to encourage everyone to keep doing what they have started in line with their dreams despite of what has happened this year. “The main message of this song is to keep going. That we should never let anything in the outside world dictate how we dream. Lalo na ngayon na biglang may pandemic tapos typhoon. Some of us will be faced with fear, worry, and hopelessness. But our dreams should not stop. We can rest, pause, take a break. but never stop. Maybe you got tired or you got hurt. I hope this song brings you back on track,” he explained.   Talking more about the single, Quest said, “Tuloy Tuloy is an unfinished song I started writing back in 2017. Never got the chance to finish it until this pandemic. Bigla ko na lang sya naalala after all the crazy things that’s been happening and since I have all the time in the world I decided to focus on it.” It will be released under Warner Music Philippines and will hit all music platforms on November 20, 2020.   2020 was a busy year for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter. “For me this quarantine season has been a blessing in disguise. I was able to really have a serious life check and I got to realign and recalibrate my priorities - spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally,” he shared. Quest released "Rise", a powerful track dedicated to our pandemic frontliners, which premiered in April; he also joined forces with pop punk band Simple Plan for their single “Summer Paradise” released in June. The following month, he joined several Asian artists in a global collaboration project for "ME ME WE".   As the music industry continues to struggle to adjust to their new role, one element is proving especially irrepressible: music. Quest's last album, Dream Awake, was released in 2019, and the current year proves that the singer is not letting anything stop him from reaching out to his audience. In line with the single release, Quest also wants his fans to know about his Tuloy Tuloy Campaign. “This campaign aims to inspire people to start dreaming again. Or get back on the journey to their dreams. I wanna showcase people that despite of the things that's been happening around us they still continued pursuing their dreams. Alam ko hindi lang ako ang nagpursige.”   The multi-talented artist who has been sharing his weight loss journey on social media is currently creating fitness content for his renewed Youtube channel. His exclusive merchandise, The Pagpupugay Collection in partnership with Simmer Studios, will also be launching soon. "We will not only send a message of hope and encouragement through the merch but we will also support organizations that are helping people in their pursuit to a better life by giving a portion of sales to them," Quest explained.   For further updates, stay connected with Warner Music Philippines and Quest on their respective pages.   Listen to Quest’s new single Tuloy Tuloy here!   Check out Warner Music OPM releases on this playlist – WARNER FRESH PICKS!
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  • During this ongoing pandemic, artists have been getting the much-needed time and inspiration to share songs that, while they offer words that listeners can resonate with, they also pass on the drive to soldier on.   After inspiring his fans earlier this year with quarantine releases, Quest drops another sure hit to add to his uplifting discography. Entitled "Tuloy Tuloy" or "keep on keeping on", the song aims to encourage everyone to keep doing what they have started in line with their dreams despite of what has happened this year. “The main message of this song is to keep going. That we should never let anything in the outside world dictate how we dream. Lalo na ngayon na biglang may pandemic tapos typhoon. Some of us will be faced with fear, worry, and hopelessness. But our dreams should not stop. We can rest, pause, take a break. but never stop. Maybe you got tired or you got hurt. I hope this song brings you back on track,” he explained.   Talking more about the single, Quest said, “Tuloy Tuloy is an unfinished song I started writing back in 2017. Never got the chance to finish it until this pandemic. Bigla ko na lang sya naalala after all the crazy things that’s been happening and since I have all the time in the world I decided to focus on it.” It will be released under Warner Music Philippines and will hit all music platforms on November 20, 2020.   2020 was a busy year for the multi-awarded singer-songwriter. “For me this quarantine season has been a blessing in disguise. I was able to really have a serious life check and I got to realign and recalibrate my priorities - spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally,” he shared. Quest released "Rise", a powerful track dedicated to our pandemic frontliners, which premiered in April; he also joined forces with pop punk band Simple Plan for their single “Summer Paradise” released in June. The following month, he joined several Asian artists in a global collaboration project for "ME ME WE".   As the music industry continues to struggle to adjust to their new role, one element is proving especially irrepressible: music. Quest's last album, Dream Awake, was released in 2019, and the current year proves that the singer is not letting anything stop him from reaching out to his audience. In line with the single release, Quest also wants his fans to know about his Tuloy Tuloy Campaign. “This campaign aims to inspire people to start dreaming again. Or get back on the journey to their dreams. I wanna showcase people that despite of the things that's been happening around us they still continued pursuing their dreams. Alam ko hindi lang ako ang nagpursige.”   The multi-talented artist who has been sharing his weight loss journey on social media is currently creating fitness content for his renewed Youtube channel. His exclusive merchandise, The Pagpupugay Collection in partnership with Simmer Studios, will also be launching soon. "We will not only send a message of hope and encouragement through the merch but we will also support organizations that are helping people in their pursuit to a better life by giving a portion of sales to them," Quest explained.   For further updates, stay connected with Warner Music Philippines and Quest on their respective pages.   Listen to Quest’s new single Tuloy Tuloy here!   Check out Warner Music OPM releases on this playlist – WARNER FRESH PICKS!
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  • 14 Dec 2020
    As we don’t know what the future can serve us, Execution by OTH came up with an event wherein we can still enjoy the Christmas spirit, it’s Angel’s Wonderland.  Angel’s Wonderland is a Christmas event designed to make your Holiday Season extra special despite of all the shortcomings that 2020 brought us. Most of the Filipinos today, thought that 2020 is the worst year they had. Started the year with a volcanic eruption of the Taal Volcano followed by the global pandemic that cause a multitude effect to businesses, household, work, and everyday life of each Filipino people. But knowing Filipinos, they have every reason to smile in any circumstances big or small. And now, let Angel’s Wonderland take over your worries and add your Christmas with a little sparkle as it gives out different present ideas for your loved ones. Experience virtual shopping, games, contests and learnings through this innovative platform.    What are you waiting for?Join Angel’s Wonderland as it brings joy to everyone this December 15-18, 2020. Register now for FREE at: executionbyoth.com
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  • As we don’t know what the future can serve us, Execution by OTH came up with an event wherein we can still enjoy the Christmas spirit, it’s Angel’s Wonderland.  Angel’s Wonderland is a Christmas event designed to make your Holiday Season extra special despite of all the shortcomings that 2020 brought us. Most of the Filipinos today, thought that 2020 is the worst year they had. Started the year with a volcanic eruption of the Taal Volcano followed by the global pandemic that cause a multitude effect to businesses, household, work, and everyday life of each Filipino people. But knowing Filipinos, they have every reason to smile in any circumstances big or small. And now, let Angel’s Wonderland take over your worries and add your Christmas with a little sparkle as it gives out different present ideas for your loved ones. Experience virtual shopping, games, contests and learnings through this innovative platform.    What are you waiting for?Join Angel’s Wonderland as it brings joy to everyone this December 15-18, 2020. Register now for FREE at: executionbyoth.com
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  • 14 Dec 2020
    Have you ever experienced being beaten up by your mom when you’re at your younger age? Forced to sleep every afternoon? Or not allowing you to run while playing with your friends? Well, that’s totally normal. Most moms fret whenever they anticipated any danger near their child. Its normal for them to feel the urgency to give the little one a kiss on the knee after being tripped while running. It’s when mothers go overboard and do things like restricting their child to learn and explore more. That’s how moms show their love. They love their child so much that they only know tough love.  To reward all moms, Execution by OTH prepares MAMALAND, a family-centric virtual bazaar where moms can enjoy a new normal way of shopping experience with her trusted brands. Watch webinars for household essentials and join contest that the whole family could enjoy without compromising any family member’s health and keeping them safe.    Join MAMALAND December 15-18, 2020.  Register now for FREE at: executionbyoth.com
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  • Have you ever experienced being beaten up by your mom when you’re at your younger age? Forced to sleep every afternoon? Or not allowing you to run while playing with your friends? Well, that’s totally normal. Most moms fret whenever they anticipated any danger near their child. Its normal for them to feel the urgency to give the little one a kiss on the knee after being tripped while running. It’s when mothers go overboard and do things like restricting their child to learn and explore more. That’s how moms show their love. They love their child so much that they only know tough love.  To reward all moms, Execution by OTH prepares MAMALAND, a family-centric virtual bazaar where moms can enjoy a new normal way of shopping experience with her trusted brands. Watch webinars for household essentials and join contest that the whole family could enjoy without compromising any family member’s health and keeping them safe.    Join MAMALAND December 15-18, 2020.  Register now for FREE at: executionbyoth.com
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  • 11 Dec 2020
      LISTEN HERE   December 11th, 2020 – Singapore – Electro-pop singer, songwriter and producer Shye has her debut album ‘days to morning glory’ via Where Are The Fruits. A follow up to the 2018 release ‘Augu7ine’ EP, the 14-track album consists of 10 new tracks plus the previously-released singles “too well”, “don’t be shy”, “love u” and “feeling like”. The album is a mixture of folk, techno and indie pop, infused with R&B, modern rock and classical elements, all of which Shye gravitates towards and is heavily influenced by. Listen to ‘days to morning glory’ here: orcd.co/shye-dtmg The title, ‘days to morning glory’, is a reminder that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. “In my eyes, morning glories though common, are beautiful and it drives home the message to embrace ourselves with all our imperfections,” explains the 18-year-old. “The fact that they faithfully unravel in full bloom each morning but fade away before the day is over is a reminder for us to turn up for ourselves no matter the situation we find ourselves in. Each dawn is a new beginning and a chance to do better for ourselves and for others. Choose to get better, not bitter."   With everything that’s been going on in the world and in her personal life this past year, the title track, ‘days to morning glory’, carries a sense of loss and heartfelt nostalgia for days gone by, as she reminisces on her childhood, “did you know me in primary school?”. The track, “love u”, is a poignantly heartbreaking track with haunting vocals, communicating the feeling of helplessness in trying to reach out to a loved one who’s struggling. Initially released on Soundcloud, Shye finally released it as an official track after numerous requests from listeners. It has since gathered almost 3.5m views since it was published to the YouTube channel mermaidblue at the beginning of 2020.In the electronic upbeat tracks such as “sometimes” , “don’t be shy” and “i’m fine, no”, Shye uses heavily laced bass parts that form the harmonic foundation and drive the rhythm along, masking the underlying issues of anxiety, love and friendship in this day and age when what you see is not necessarily what you get. In the track “mundane”, Shye showcases her gentle vocals, accompanied by a simple yet effective groove, exploring elements of R&B and jazz. It’s an observation of how people prey on another’s feelings and insecurities in order to feel good about themselves. This ironically makes them “attract what you attack”. In “feeling like”, listeners can identify with days when nothing feels right and “what else do you want me to say?”. When bumping into friends in public just makes you “want to melt into the floor”.The track, “dancing in vain” is a lighthearted anthem which touches on the otherwise harsh “reality is time isn’t something we can fight”. It is a timely wake up call to look at the big picture when the whole world was drastically affected by the pandemic this past year. It is  accompanied by a catchy baseline and is definitely something that one can jam out to. Seeing light at the end of the tunnel, Shye ends the 14 track album with “gone again”. Though somewhat ominous sounding, the closing track is a hopeful reminder that our past with all its mistakes, do not make us who we are today and acknowledges that trials can bring about growth.This sonic journey is a culmination of a year echoing the issues of coming of age, in which she faces challenges in navigating her heart and the world around her. A world made more intense by the strange and unprecedented time we are living in. The exploration of the themes of regret, forgiveness, friendship and ultimately, growth, and the hope for something greater, all stemming from the heart of personal experiences in the past are perfectly encapsulated in the album. It is an invitation to her listeners to peel off the layers and see the different dimensions of Shye as a musician and as an individual.Last week, Shye released the music video for her hypnotic new single “i’m fine, no”. In true Shye fashion, the homemade video was filmed and edited herself and is a reflection of the 18-year-old’s frenetic thoughts and feelings amidst these uncertain times. Shye was featured as the cover artist on Spotify’s Rising65 and .ORG playlists as well as placements on Apple Music’s Rising from SG and YouTube Music’s SEA Fresh. The song has also been added to airplay on major stations in Singapore 98.7FM, Kiss 92 and Power 98 as well as regional media features such as MTV Asia, NME Asia, Buro Singapore, Esquire Singapore, and MSN Philippines.   ‘days to morning glory’ Tracklist:1) 332) i’m fine, no3) sometimes4) too well5) don’t be shy6) u make me7) once8) love u9) if I let u in10) mundane11) dancing in vain12) feeling like...13) days to morning glory14) gone again   Shye, an 18 year old who’s born and bred in the little red dot of Singapore, writes, records and produces all her music in her bedroom. Shy by nature, this is where she does not shy away from letting her imagination take flight and letting her thoughts and feelings take form through her music. She is happy not to keep to the script but to write her own rulebooks as she goes along. The process of this self expression is both comforting and exhilarating at the same time. Her wish is that her music not only entertains, but speaks to her listeners on some personal level.After winning the Vans Musicians Wanted show in 2018, Shye went on to win the “Best Song to Unwind to” award in the Youth Music Awards 2019 and performed for TedxSingaporeWomen, regional festivals such as Urbanscapes, Bangkok Music City and Baybeats as well as opening for Clairo, SALES and Superorganism. Shye has also been featured previously by Mothership and FEMALE Magazine. Shye will be performing for Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2021 show alongside Jason Derulo, Benee, Conan Gray and Jeremy Zucker, lewloh, Ramengvrl and more.   FOR MORE INFORMATIONSECRET SIGNALS | WHERE ARE THE FRUITS   FOLLOW SHYE Instagram Twitter YouTube SoundCloud
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  •   LISTEN HERE   December 11th, 2020 – Singapore – Electro-pop singer, songwriter and producer Shye has her debut album ‘days to morning glory’ via Where Are The Fruits. A follow up to the 2018 release ‘Augu7ine’ EP, the 14-track album consists of 10 new tracks plus the previously-released singles “too well”, “don’t be shy”, “love u” and “feeling like”. The album is a mixture of folk, techno and indie pop, infused with R&B, modern rock and classical elements, all of which Shye gravitates towards and is heavily influenced by. Listen to ‘days to morning glory’ here: orcd.co/shye-dtmg The title, ‘days to morning glory’, is a reminder that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. “In my eyes, morning glories though common, are beautiful and it drives home the message to embrace ourselves with all our imperfections,” explains the 18-year-old. “The fact that they faithfully unravel in full bloom each morning but fade away before the day is over is a reminder for us to turn up for ourselves no matter the situation we find ourselves in. Each dawn is a new beginning and a chance to do better for ourselves and for others. Choose to get better, not bitter."   With everything that’s been going on in the world and in her personal life this past year, the title track, ‘days to morning glory’, carries a sense of loss and heartfelt nostalgia for days gone by, as she reminisces on her childhood, “did you know me in primary school?”. The track, “love u”, is a poignantly heartbreaking track with haunting vocals, communicating the feeling of helplessness in trying to reach out to a loved one who’s struggling. Initially released on Soundcloud, Shye finally released it as an official track after numerous requests from listeners. It has since gathered almost 3.5m views since it was published to the YouTube channel mermaidblue at the beginning of 2020.In the electronic upbeat tracks such as “sometimes” , “don’t be shy” and “i’m fine, no”, Shye uses heavily laced bass parts that form the harmonic foundation and drive the rhythm along, masking the underlying issues of anxiety, love and friendship in this day and age when what you see is not necessarily what you get. In the track “mundane”, Shye showcases her gentle vocals, accompanied by a simple yet effective groove, exploring elements of R&B and jazz. It’s an observation of how people prey on another’s feelings and insecurities in order to feel good about themselves. This ironically makes them “attract what you attack”. In “feeling like”, listeners can identify with days when nothing feels right and “what else do you want me to say?”. When bumping into friends in public just makes you “want to melt into the floor”.The track, “dancing in vain” is a lighthearted anthem which touches on the otherwise harsh “reality is time isn’t something we can fight”. It is a timely wake up call to look at the big picture when the whole world was drastically affected by the pandemic this past year. It is  accompanied by a catchy baseline and is definitely something that one can jam out to. Seeing light at the end of the tunnel, Shye ends the 14 track album with “gone again”. Though somewhat ominous sounding, the closing track is a hopeful reminder that our past with all its mistakes, do not make us who we are today and acknowledges that trials can bring about growth.This sonic journey is a culmination of a year echoing the issues of coming of age, in which she faces challenges in navigating her heart and the world around her. A world made more intense by the strange and unprecedented time we are living in. The exploration of the themes of regret, forgiveness, friendship and ultimately, growth, and the hope for something greater, all stemming from the heart of personal experiences in the past are perfectly encapsulated in the album. It is an invitation to her listeners to peel off the layers and see the different dimensions of Shye as a musician and as an individual.Last week, Shye released the music video for her hypnotic new single “i’m fine, no”. In true Shye fashion, the homemade video was filmed and edited herself and is a reflection of the 18-year-old’s frenetic thoughts and feelings amidst these uncertain times. Shye was featured as the cover artist on Spotify’s Rising65 and .ORG playlists as well as placements on Apple Music’s Rising from SG and YouTube Music’s SEA Fresh. The song has also been added to airplay on major stations in Singapore 98.7FM, Kiss 92 and Power 98 as well as regional media features such as MTV Asia, NME Asia, Buro Singapore, Esquire Singapore, and MSN Philippines.   ‘days to morning glory’ Tracklist:1) 332) i’m fine, no3) sometimes4) too well5) don’t be shy6) u make me7) once8) love u9) if I let u in10) mundane11) dancing in vain12) feeling like...13) days to morning glory14) gone again   Shye, an 18 year old who’s born and bred in the little red dot of Singapore, writes, records and produces all her music in her bedroom. Shy by nature, this is where she does not shy away from letting her imagination take flight and letting her thoughts and feelings take form through her music. She is happy not to keep to the script but to write her own rulebooks as she goes along. The process of this self expression is both comforting and exhilarating at the same time. Her wish is that her music not only entertains, but speaks to her listeners on some personal level.After winning the Vans Musicians Wanted show in 2018, Shye went on to win the “Best Song to Unwind to” award in the Youth Music Awards 2019 and performed for TedxSingaporeWomen, regional festivals such as Urbanscapes, Bangkok Music City and Baybeats as well as opening for Clairo, SALES and Superorganism. Shye has also been featured previously by Mothership and FEMALE Magazine. Shye will be performing for Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2021 show alongside Jason Derulo, Benee, Conan Gray and Jeremy Zucker, lewloh, Ramengvrl and more.   FOR MORE INFORMATIONSECRET SIGNALS | WHERE ARE THE FRUITS   FOLLOW SHYE Instagram Twitter YouTube SoundCloud
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  • 09 Dec 2020
      Philippine record labels and musicians of all stripes are standing up for solidarity with the biggest concert event of 2020.   With the utmost goal of bringing together the Filipino people through music and inspiring them to help cope better in the face of adversity, BYE2020 is a powerful statement that not only recognizes the small but impactful triumphs of the music community despite a very challenging year, but also honors the collective efforts of everyone in holding each other up during the pandemic.   28 artists are set to join the movement with virtual performances designed to make the experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.   The lineup includes some of the biggest acts here and abroad, including Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Maximillian (DK), Peach Tree Rascals (US), Tate Mcrae (CA), Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate.         In a statement by the team behind the virtual show, BYE2020 is committed to mounting the first-of-its-kind year-ender party to usher in a brighter, better new year and turn this unprecedented moment in history into a collective call to seek a way out of darkness through unity, hope, and music.   “What BYE2020 delivers is a way for every Filipino to look back at all of the challenges we have faced, and enter 2021 a bit more hopeful,” the organizers explained. “Fortunately for us technology has allowed us to re-imagine what we can do for music entertainment and live events. And we are bringing to bear every learning, every talent, and every skill we have gained this 2020 and applying it to our event BYE2020.”   Aside from top-notch entertainment and much-awaited surprises, BYE2020 is set to recognize some of the most notable feats in the online space in order to shine a light on the more positive side of 2020. Through the Best of the Year Awards, digital platforms such as Facebook, Spotify and TikTok, and other notable partners will be part of a special segment dedicated to awarding the finest local creators for their record-breaking achievements in digital content and entertainment.   The six-hour continuous virtual event will be streamed live on multiple platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and more on December 31, 2020, from 7pm onwards. It will also air on Sky Cable (Ch 955 HD and 155 SD).   For exclusive concert privileges such as access to zoom pits, backstage content with the artists, and limited-edition merch, visit ticket2me.net to get tickets.   BYE2020is brought to you by Pepsi, Tinder, and Its More Fun in the Philippines, and is presented by MCA Music, Sony Music Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, O/C Records, Star Music, Universal Records, and Midas Records.   The virtual showcase is also co-presented by Official Beer Partner, Heineken; Official Streaming Partners, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok; Official Music Partner, Spotify; Official Cable Partner, Sky Cable; in partnership with Viber; and Media Partners, CNN Philippines, Manila Concert Scene, We The Pvblic, UDoU PH, Wonder, Rank Magazine, Adobo Magazine, Starmometer, Rakista & InqPop.   Follow @bye2020ph on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and BYE 2020 on YouTube for updates and more details.
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  •   Philippine record labels and musicians of all stripes are standing up for solidarity with the biggest concert event of 2020.   With the utmost goal of bringing together the Filipino people through music and inspiring them to help cope better in the face of adversity, BYE2020 is a powerful statement that not only recognizes the small but impactful triumphs of the music community despite a very challenging year, but also honors the collective efforts of everyone in holding each other up during the pandemic.   28 artists are set to join the movement with virtual performances designed to make the experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.   The lineup includes some of the biggest acts here and abroad, including Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Maximillian (DK), Peach Tree Rascals (US), Tate Mcrae (CA), Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate.         In a statement by the team behind the virtual show, BYE2020 is committed to mounting the first-of-its-kind year-ender party to usher in a brighter, better new year and turn this unprecedented moment in history into a collective call to seek a way out of darkness through unity, hope, and music.   “What BYE2020 delivers is a way for every Filipino to look back at all of the challenges we have faced, and enter 2021 a bit more hopeful,” the organizers explained. “Fortunately for us technology has allowed us to re-imagine what we can do for music entertainment and live events. And we are bringing to bear every learning, every talent, and every skill we have gained this 2020 and applying it to our event BYE2020.”   Aside from top-notch entertainment and much-awaited surprises, BYE2020 is set to recognize some of the most notable feats in the online space in order to shine a light on the more positive side of 2020. Through the Best of the Year Awards, digital platforms such as Facebook, Spotify and TikTok, and other notable partners will be part of a special segment dedicated to awarding the finest local creators for their record-breaking achievements in digital content and entertainment.   The six-hour continuous virtual event will be streamed live on multiple platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and more on December 31, 2020, from 7pm onwards. It will also air on Sky Cable (Ch 955 HD and 155 SD).   For exclusive concert privileges such as access to zoom pits, backstage content with the artists, and limited-edition merch, visit ticket2me.net to get tickets.   BYE2020is brought to you by Pepsi, Tinder, and Its More Fun in the Philippines, and is presented by MCA Music, Sony Music Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, O/C Records, Star Music, Universal Records, and Midas Records.   The virtual showcase is also co-presented by Official Beer Partner, Heineken; Official Streaming Partners, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok; Official Music Partner, Spotify; Official Cable Partner, Sky Cable; in partnership with Viber; and Media Partners, CNN Philippines, Manila Concert Scene, We The Pvblic, UDoU PH, Wonder, Rank Magazine, Adobo Magazine, Starmometer, Rakista & InqPop.   Follow @bye2020ph on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and BYE 2020 on YouTube for updates and more details.
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