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  • 10 Nov 2020
    Everybody has been affected by the pandemic in 2020 but one way we find hope and inspiration is through art and music. Musicians, in particular, are struggling this year but singers and songwriters have joined together to rise above the challenges facing the music industry and have maximized their online presence with fundraising events, live sessions and vlogging. Mix Fenix is not just a singer-songwriter who describes her music as "fresh, cool and empowering," she is an advocate of culture and the arts who wants to protect and promote the local arts scene as much as possible. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 14 and now her new single Language comes to all digital platforms and it's the perfect time for her as a solo artist to speak to people on a personal level. Mix Fenix was inspired by her family to get into music and has a range of musical influences from Incubus and One Republic to Foster the People, Bill Withers, Rico Blanco, Bamboo and her favorite local band, Up Dharma Down. So get inspired and check out the indie scene in the Philippines right now and mix it up a little bit with Locked Up, Mind Games, Sunset and the new song from Mix Fenix, Language. Released thru Ivory Music and Video.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Everybody has been affected by the pandemic in 2020 but one way we find hope and inspiration is through art and music. Musicians, in particular, are struggling this year but singers and songwriters have joined together to rise above the challenges facing the music industry and have maximized their online presence with fundraising events, live sessions and vlogging. Mix Fenix is not just a singer-songwriter who describes her music as "fresh, cool and empowering," she is an advocate of culture and the arts who wants to protect and promote the local arts scene as much as possible. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 14 and now her new single Language comes to all digital platforms and it's the perfect time for her as a solo artist to speak to people on a personal level. Mix Fenix was inspired by her family to get into music and has a range of musical influences from Incubus and One Republic to Foster the People, Bill Withers, Rico Blanco, Bamboo and her favorite local band, Up Dharma Down. So get inspired and check out the indie scene in the Philippines right now and mix it up a little bit with Locked Up, Mind Games, Sunset and the new song from Mix Fenix, Language. Released thru Ivory Music and Video.
    Nov 10, 2020
  • 09 Nov 2020
    Filipino Electronica Metal band, Even drops their latest single “Dolores” this Monday, November 9, 2020, and it’s now available in your favorite digital streaming platforms. The song is all about freedom. Facing our own challenges and finding the truth in our own reality. “Dolores” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Nineworkz Productions, and the lyric video was made by Jordan Mike Alviar “I wrote the music for "Dolores" maybe around 2006-2007. This was pre-EVEN. Trivia din na during those times naisulat ko na din yung music for "Stolen". Something about major to minor chords and yung fascination ko with dissonance and melancholic melodies. I never finished it but I kept it kasi lagi kong iniisip na baka sa future maging full song siya. Who knows right?” Even’s very own, Jam Bumanlag said. Wayback in 2015, Jam plays it again, he even has a Facebook video post of it playing the guitar intro. They also tried to include it on their “Zenith” album (released under 12 Stone Records) but it was never materialized because it has a different theme and vibe that time from their other songs on the said album. In 2019, they were supposed to finish and release the song but unfortunately, there were some major challenges they encountered along the way, and they have no choice but to rebuild (again). Thanks to their families, and friends who always got their back and ready to support them no matter what. Fast forward to 2020, given with greater challenges because of the pandemic. They still pushed through to release the song because they feel that this is the right time. New approach, new bandmates, same wavelength, but better direction. As for "Dolores", this is the right time for it. To sum it up – the band never gave up on pursuing the song. And they are all excited to share it with their fans. Jam also said that Even plans to release all Tagalog songs every 3-4 months and collectively make it an album or and a CD to release. For more info, you can check Even on the following links below: Facebook: https://fb.watch/1EgL4oEzdC/Youtube: https://youtu.be/xTNxB57uLokSpotify: https://ditto.fm/dolores-even
    Posted by Franz S.
  • Filipino Electronica Metal band, Even drops their latest single “Dolores” this Monday, November 9, 2020, and it’s now available in your favorite digital streaming platforms. The song is all about freedom. Facing our own challenges and finding the truth in our own reality. “Dolores” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Nineworkz Productions, and the lyric video was made by Jordan Mike Alviar “I wrote the music for "Dolores" maybe around 2006-2007. This was pre-EVEN. Trivia din na during those times naisulat ko na din yung music for "Stolen". Something about major to minor chords and yung fascination ko with dissonance and melancholic melodies. I never finished it but I kept it kasi lagi kong iniisip na baka sa future maging full song siya. Who knows right?” Even’s very own, Jam Bumanlag said. Wayback in 2015, Jam plays it again, he even has a Facebook video post of it playing the guitar intro. They also tried to include it on their “Zenith” album (released under 12 Stone Records) but it was never materialized because it has a different theme and vibe that time from their other songs on the said album. In 2019, they were supposed to finish and release the song but unfortunately, there were some major challenges they encountered along the way, and they have no choice but to rebuild (again). Thanks to their families, and friends who always got their back and ready to support them no matter what. Fast forward to 2020, given with greater challenges because of the pandemic. They still pushed through to release the song because they feel that this is the right time. New approach, new bandmates, same wavelength, but better direction. As for "Dolores", this is the right time for it. To sum it up – the band never gave up on pursuing the song. And they are all excited to share it with their fans. Jam also said that Even plans to release all Tagalog songs every 3-4 months and collectively make it an album or and a CD to release. For more info, you can check Even on the following links below: Facebook: https://fb.watch/1EgL4oEzdC/Youtube: https://youtu.be/xTNxB57uLokSpotify: https://ditto.fm/dolores-even
    Nov 09, 2020
  • 02 Nov 2020
    Ala-Ala is the second single by up-and-coming young urban singer LA Santos under 7K Sounds, hot on the heels of Hibang, his first single under said label. The song also features up-and-coming rapper Big J (real name Jerson Sonza), a newly-signed artist under fresh new label 7K Sounds since October 12, 2020.  The track was released on October 23, only two weeks after Big J signed onto 7K’s roster.  Ala-Ala sees LA’s emotional crooning complementing a feature verse by Big J. Both artists come out with straight fire, capturing you with their slick, seductive, smooth-talking swagger. LA’s singing showcases his increased range – the singer pulls off some vocal fireworks with his impassioned high notes – while Big J’s style shows shades of rap prodigy Shanti Dope in the latter’s modern classic, Nadarang.  Ala-Ala by LA Santos (feat. Big J) is now out on Spotify and other digital platforms. Listen to the song here: https://spoti.fi/3jy98IW. Also watch out for Mama, the second release of Big J’s promising young career, which will be coming out on November 6.  Support LA Santos & Big J by following 7K Sounds on Facebook and Instagram.  Led by director Alco Guerrero and music industry veteran Romel “Sancho” Sanchez, 7K Records is an up-and-coming new record label that aspires to push the boundaries of OPM with fresh music from all over the 7,000+ islands of the Philippines. Expect more to come from this exciting new label!
    Posted by Franz S.
  • Ala-Ala is the second single by up-and-coming young urban singer LA Santos under 7K Sounds, hot on the heels of Hibang, his first single under said label. The song also features up-and-coming rapper Big J (real name Jerson Sonza), a newly-signed artist under fresh new label 7K Sounds since October 12, 2020.  The track was released on October 23, only two weeks after Big J signed onto 7K’s roster.  Ala-Ala sees LA’s emotional crooning complementing a feature verse by Big J. Both artists come out with straight fire, capturing you with their slick, seductive, smooth-talking swagger. LA’s singing showcases his increased range – the singer pulls off some vocal fireworks with his impassioned high notes – while Big J’s style shows shades of rap prodigy Shanti Dope in the latter’s modern classic, Nadarang.  Ala-Ala by LA Santos (feat. Big J) is now out on Spotify and other digital platforms. Listen to the song here: https://spoti.fi/3jy98IW. Also watch out for Mama, the second release of Big J’s promising young career, which will be coming out on November 6.  Support LA Santos & Big J by following 7K Sounds on Facebook and Instagram.  Led by director Alco Guerrero and music industry veteran Romel “Sancho” Sanchez, 7K Records is an up-and-coming new record label that aspires to push the boundaries of OPM with fresh music from all over the 7,000+ islands of the Philippines. Expect more to come from this exciting new label!
    Nov 02, 2020
  • 02 Nov 2020
    It’s been a very challenging year for the music industry in general, but not for Filipina rapper Alex Bruce, who continues to enjoy commercial and critical plaudits—thanks to her slickly produced, empowering anthems.       Her Wish 107.5 Bus performances of “Mind As A Weapon” and “Pull It Off” have garnered more than a million hits respectively, while the latter earned the young prodigy a record for the youngest female artist to have scored a top 3 on Wave 89.1’s weekly chart. To top it off, the 13-year-old rapper/songwriter has recently teamed up with global hitmaker August Rigo, whose songwriting and production credits include BTS’ “Black Swan” and Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum album, My World 2.0, for the trap banger “Go Crazy.”     With barely two months left for 2020, the feisty newcomer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with the release of “Yakap,” an endearing love song in hip-hop/R&B form. Intricately laced with dreamy atmospherics and infectious beats, “Yakap” finds Alex Bruce dealing with her first-hand experience on puppy love and infatuation. Her latest single plays out like a simp-worthy jam: thematically appropriate for Alex Bruce’s age, but charismatic enough to sweep listeners off their feet.     “Yakap is all about my crush,” the bubbly newcomer fondly shares the inspiration behind the urban jam. “Well, if you guys didn’t know, I’m 13 turning 14 this Christmas, and like a normal teenager, I started to experience weird things like puppy love. So for me to express my feelings, I wrote a song about this person.”   The song was a three-way collaboration with Alex Bruce, her dad, who is currently in Australia, and music producer Cursebox. The songwriting, recording, and production were done in a span of two weeks, with the involved heads brainstorming and working together though Zoom meetings to discuss matters related to the new track. Alex adds, “Sometimes it’s hard because I have online class and it’s still very different from homeschooling that I’m used to. I’m still adapting to this kind of set up, all of us are.”     For what it’s worth, “Yakap” truly has the makings of another game-changing hit. It’s another testament to Alex Bruce’s incredibly compelling talent as a rapper, singer, and lyricist—a triple-threat that will surely go to places in the many years to come.   “Yakap” is now available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Posted by Franz S.
  • It’s been a very challenging year for the music industry in general, but not for Filipina rapper Alex Bruce, who continues to enjoy commercial and critical plaudits—thanks to her slickly produced, empowering anthems.       Her Wish 107.5 Bus performances of “Mind As A Weapon” and “Pull It Off” have garnered more than a million hits respectively, while the latter earned the young prodigy a record for the youngest female artist to have scored a top 3 on Wave 89.1’s weekly chart. To top it off, the 13-year-old rapper/songwriter has recently teamed up with global hitmaker August Rigo, whose songwriting and production credits include BTS’ “Black Swan” and Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum album, My World 2.0, for the trap banger “Go Crazy.”     With barely two months left for 2020, the feisty newcomer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with the release of “Yakap,” an endearing love song in hip-hop/R&B form. Intricately laced with dreamy atmospherics and infectious beats, “Yakap” finds Alex Bruce dealing with her first-hand experience on puppy love and infatuation. Her latest single plays out like a simp-worthy jam: thematically appropriate for Alex Bruce’s age, but charismatic enough to sweep listeners off their feet.     “Yakap is all about my crush,” the bubbly newcomer fondly shares the inspiration behind the urban jam. “Well, if you guys didn’t know, I’m 13 turning 14 this Christmas, and like a normal teenager, I started to experience weird things like puppy love. So for me to express my feelings, I wrote a song about this person.”   The song was a three-way collaboration with Alex Bruce, her dad, who is currently in Australia, and music producer Cursebox. The songwriting, recording, and production were done in a span of two weeks, with the involved heads brainstorming and working together though Zoom meetings to discuss matters related to the new track. Alex adds, “Sometimes it’s hard because I have online class and it’s still very different from homeschooling that I’m used to. I’m still adapting to this kind of set up, all of us are.”     For what it’s worth, “Yakap” truly has the makings of another game-changing hit. It’s another testament to Alex Bruce’s incredibly compelling talent as a rapper, singer, and lyricist—a triple-threat that will surely go to places in the many years to come.   “Yakap” is now available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Nov 02, 2020
  • 02 Nov 2020
    DUA LIPA invites you to come with her to “Studio 2054” for a night of music, mayhem, performance, theatre, dance and much more on LIVENow. The “Studio 2054” show will be a night like no other – this is reality and fantasy exploding together to deliver a brand new multi-dimensional live experience, as part of the American Express UNSTAGED series. Shot live in a massive warehouse location “Studio 2054” will be a celebration of the unconventional and unique and will see Dua move through custom built sets; surreal tv shows, roller discos,ecstatic raves, trashy rocker hang outs, voguing ballrooms and diva style dressing rooms. Accompanied by a cast of musicians, dancers, skaters, aerialists and acrobats, Dua will be joined by a host of surprise superstar guests to deliver a euphoric blast of happiness and good times. Featuring tracks from “Future Nostalgia”, “Club Future Nostalgia” and her debut album,“Studio 2054” is a kaleidoscope of the past, present and future; real time and the imagination, adrenalin and excitement - all merged to create a whole new way to enjoy a performance.Welcome to “Studio 2054”. “Studio 2054” will be streamed via LIVENow, home to the best live events,from FridayNovember 27th at different times across global territories: Stream #1 – UK & Europe // 20.30pm London / 21.30pm Paris / 22.30 pm MoscowStream #2 – South America // 19.00pm Lima/ 20.00pm Manaus / 21.00pm Rio & Buenos AiresStream #3 – Central & North America // 18.00pm LA / 20.00pm MX / 21.00pm New YorkStream #4 – Asia Pacific // 16.00pm Bangkok & Jakarta / 17.00pm Manila / 18.00pm Seoul /20.00pm Sydney / 22.00pm Auckland. Standard tickets priced at £8.99 are available for a very limited time from Friday 30th October from 08.00am GMT onwards. Bundle tickets priced from £15.00 gets access to exclusive pre-show behind the scenes footage and an invite to the After Show Party with Dua in attendance and featuring guest DJs on the decks – both from dualipa.com/studio2054  , LIVENow and Ticketmaster. For more information on Dua Lipa please contact: Eme Abarracoso | [email protected]       Joey Valverde | [email protected]  LIVENow is passionate about sharing events as they happen, giving fans around the world exclusive access to amazing live streamed events that can be enjoyed at home. www.live-now.com  “Studio 2054” is an American Express UNSTAGED event. American Express has been dedicated to keeping Card Members connected to the world of entertainment for over 25 years.  In 2020, the company revived UNSTAGED, a digital musical experience platform, and as part of Dua Lipa’s “Studio 2054” performance, American Express Card Members will enjoy access to exclusive content, merchandise and packages. Details of American Express Card Member benefits to be announced.
    Posted by Franz S.
  • DUA LIPA invites you to come with her to “Studio 2054” for a night of music, mayhem, performance, theatre, dance and much more on LIVENow. The “Studio 2054” show will be a night like no other – this is reality and fantasy exploding together to deliver a brand new multi-dimensional live experience, as part of the American Express UNSTAGED series. Shot live in a massive warehouse location “Studio 2054” will be a celebration of the unconventional and unique and will see Dua move through custom built sets; surreal tv shows, roller discos,ecstatic raves, trashy rocker hang outs, voguing ballrooms and diva style dressing rooms. Accompanied by a cast of musicians, dancers, skaters, aerialists and acrobats, Dua will be joined by a host of surprise superstar guests to deliver a euphoric blast of happiness and good times. Featuring tracks from “Future Nostalgia”, “Club Future Nostalgia” and her debut album,“Studio 2054” is a kaleidoscope of the past, present and future; real time and the imagination, adrenalin and excitement - all merged to create a whole new way to enjoy a performance.Welcome to “Studio 2054”. “Studio 2054” will be streamed via LIVENow, home to the best live events,from FridayNovember 27th at different times across global territories: Stream #1 – UK & Europe // 20.30pm London / 21.30pm Paris / 22.30 pm MoscowStream #2 – South America // 19.00pm Lima/ 20.00pm Manaus / 21.00pm Rio & Buenos AiresStream #3 – Central & North America // 18.00pm LA / 20.00pm MX / 21.00pm New YorkStream #4 – Asia Pacific // 16.00pm Bangkok & Jakarta / 17.00pm Manila / 18.00pm Seoul /20.00pm Sydney / 22.00pm Auckland. Standard tickets priced at £8.99 are available for a very limited time from Friday 30th October from 08.00am GMT onwards. Bundle tickets priced from £15.00 gets access to exclusive pre-show behind the scenes footage and an invite to the After Show Party with Dua in attendance and featuring guest DJs on the decks – both from dualipa.com/studio2054  , LIVENow and Ticketmaster. For more information on Dua Lipa please contact: Eme Abarracoso | [email protected]ermusic.com       Joey Valverde | [email protected]  LIVENow is passionate about sharing events as they happen, giving fans around the world exclusive access to amazing live streamed events that can be enjoyed at home. www.live-now.com  “Studio 2054” is an American Express UNSTAGED event. American Express has been dedicated to keeping Card Members connected to the world of entertainment for over 25 years.  In 2020, the company revived UNSTAGED, a digital musical experience platform, and as part of Dua Lipa’s “Studio 2054” performance, American Express Card Members will enjoy access to exclusive content, merchandise and packages. Details of American Express Card Member benefits to be announced.
    Nov 02, 2020
  • 26 Oct 2020
    Ron Pangyarihan who goes by the stage name Color The Era finds his voice during this lockdown. He just released his latest offering “Ikaw Pa Rin”, a ballad that tackles the desperation of loving someone who has already left. Pangyarihan is spending the lockdown working on his music. Earlier this year, he released “Kahit Na Hindi Tayo” and “Balang Araw”. It seems the 25-year old singer-songwriter is not taking any breaks despite the ongoing pandemic.   Just last year, Ron Pangyarihan started Color The Era as a solo project. He simply wanted to put the naked honesty of his feelings into words. He released his debut single “Hanggang Kailan” in May 2019. With just that single song in his catalog, he signed with prominent record label Viva Records. He found his home with the country’s chart-topping artists. Pangyarihan has penned ballads that often talk about heartbreak and loss. We are sure Color The Era has a lot more “hugot” songs in store for us. You can now stream his songs including his latest single “Ikaw Pa Rin” on all digital music platforms.   LISTEN: https://lnkfi.re/ikawparin  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Ron Pangyarihan who goes by the stage name Color The Era finds his voice during this lockdown. He just released his latest offering “Ikaw Pa Rin”, a ballad that tackles the desperation of loving someone who has already left. Pangyarihan is spending the lockdown working on his music. Earlier this year, he released “Kahit Na Hindi Tayo” and “Balang Araw”. It seems the 25-year old singer-songwriter is not taking any breaks despite the ongoing pandemic.   Just last year, Ron Pangyarihan started Color The Era as a solo project. He simply wanted to put the naked honesty of his feelings into words. He released his debut single “Hanggang Kailan” in May 2019. With just that single song in his catalog, he signed with prominent record label Viva Records. He found his home with the country’s chart-topping artists. Pangyarihan has penned ballads that often talk about heartbreak and loss. We are sure Color The Era has a lot more “hugot” songs in store for us. You can now stream his songs including his latest single “Ikaw Pa Rin” on all digital music platforms.   LISTEN: https://lnkfi.re/ikawparin  
    Oct 26, 2020
  • 26 Oct 2020
    The independent alternative rock band, Lila Blanca, was formed in 1997, having four original members, Mike Lila, Rico Ramos, Marcus Aslarona, and Paul Deslate. They released a song titled Misery in 2016 through New York Fast Factory Records, which was also part of their EP, The Collie Flower. The band began exploring the exquisite sounding of Alternative-Electronica.Misery was written by Mike based on this great mischief coming from his personal life -- where he decided to choose the path where emptiness would be his canvas -- let art come out of it and make it life. Misery was written by the time when he was again having a second thought whether to continue or just stop writing music. It was difficult to survive and continue the dream without the proper means to support it. It is not really easy when you have personal life to tend and a band to take care of. But they believed that they have a greater purpose and to simply end it all would put everything to waste. Their love for music conquered the thought of quitting.Listen to the song here: Listen Here Via Spotify! Being an independent artist is very challenging. It’s not exactly how an audience really get to see things. On stage, they only see a ‘Rockstar’. But the reality is, behind each curtain, artists are just like everyone else -- they smile, they bleed. The band plays for their little gems, their family and the people who are looking for inspiration. Today, people are greatly affected with the pandemic happening around the globe, with no job, no money to feed and support every family. There is s just so much fear!“With the help of music, we hope it contradicts all depressions and fill the people with hopeand love. Our love story with music does not end here. The song, Misery teaches us to feel the pain. It’s a gift that will make you strong and wise. There’s always a greater reason for it all. Be proud! You’re blessed. All the love and keep on rocking! Cheers!” - Mike, Lila Blanca
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The independent alternative rock band, Lila Blanca, was formed in 1997, having four original members, Mike Lila, Rico Ramos, Marcus Aslarona, and Paul Deslate. They released a song titled Misery in 2016 through New York Fast Factory Records, which was also part of their EP, The Collie Flower. The band began exploring the exquisite sounding of Alternative-Electronica.Misery was written by Mike based on this great mischief coming from his personal life -- where he decided to choose the path where emptiness would be his canvas -- let art come out of it and make it life. Misery was written by the time when he was again having a second thought whether to continue or just stop writing music. It was difficult to survive and continue the dream without the proper means to support it. It is not really easy when you have personal life to tend and a band to take care of. But they believed that they have a greater purpose and to simply end it all would put everything to waste. Their love for music conquered the thought of quitting.Listen to the song here: Listen Here Via Spotify! Being an independent artist is very challenging. It’s not exactly how an audience really get to see things. On stage, they only see a ‘Rockstar’. But the reality is, behind each curtain, artists are just like everyone else -- they smile, they bleed. The band plays for their little gems, their family and the people who are looking for inspiration. Today, people are greatly affected with the pandemic happening around the globe, with no job, no money to feed and support every family. There is s just so much fear!“With the help of music, we hope it contradicts all depressions and fill the people with hopeand love. Our love story with music does not end here. The song, Misery teaches us to feel the pain. It’s a gift that will make you strong and wise. There’s always a greater reason for it all. Be proud! You’re blessed. All the love and keep on rocking! Cheers!” - Mike, Lila Blanca
    Oct 26, 2020
  • 26 Oct 2020
      Silent Stereo is the brainchild of drummer, guitarist, and songwriter – Peachy Policarpio. Originally started out as a duo and a project band in 2017, the group was able to perform in various gigs and was able to release their first single “Drive” last January 2020. Peachy also known as Silent Stereo considers herself as an emotional type of songwriter. Her songs are inspired by real life experiences that the listeners could easily relate to.   “Drive”, the first song she was able to make. It served as an outlet during that time when she was frustrated with her professional career and found comfort behind the steering wheel. To most people, this should definitely be part of your playlist when going on a road Listen here: Listen Here Via Spotify  Peachy describes her journey as an artist as challenging but inspiring at the same time. She shares that not all people will appreciate what you do though there will be some who will support you along the way, and a few may even come as a surprise. “Sometimes kung sino pa ang hindi mo inaasahangsusuporta sayo, sila pa ang mas maniniwala sa kakayahan mo. They are the ones who will motivate you to keep on going.”   Going out of her comfort zone as a usual drummer or guitarist in her previous bands, wasn’t easy and she believes that the people around her are also not used to it yet. “For sure maraming nagulat because I always say that I don’t sing, but I guess it’s about time I try something exciting. Matagal ko na rin itong gustong subukan and I’m happy that I’m able to tick it off my bucket list already.” - Peachy, Silent Stereo
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Silent Stereo is the brainchild of drummer, guitarist, and songwriter – Peachy Policarpio. Originally started out as a duo and a project band in 2017, the group was able to perform in various gigs and was able to release their first single “Drive” last January 2020. Peachy also known as Silent Stereo considers herself as an emotional type of songwriter. Her songs are inspired by real life experiences that the listeners could easily relate to.   “Drive”, the first song she was able to make. It served as an outlet during that time when she was frustrated with her professional career and found comfort behind the steering wheel. To most people, this should definitely be part of your playlist when going on a road Listen here: Listen Here Via Spotify  Peachy describes her journey as an artist as challenging but inspiring at the same time. She shares that not all people will appreciate what you do though there will be some who will support you along the way, and a few may even come as a surprise. “Sometimes kung sino pa ang hindi mo inaasahangsusuporta sayo, sila pa ang mas maniniwala sa kakayahan mo. They are the ones who will motivate you to keep on going.”   Going out of her comfort zone as a usual drummer or guitarist in her previous bands, wasn’t easy and she believes that the people around her are also not used to it yet. “For sure maraming nagulat because I always say that I don’t sing, but I guess it’s about time I try something exciting. Matagal ko na rin itong gustong subukan and I’m happy that I’m able to tick it off my bucket list already.” - Peachy, Silent Stereo
    Oct 26, 2020
  • 26 Oct 2020
    The song was inspired from a request of a certain fan named ‘Renz’. Renz wrote on a paper napkin his song request for Moonstar88 but instead of writing "Migraine," the song's original title, he mistakenly wrote "Migration." Fans thought this was funny, kept sharing the photo of his request until it became popular in social media that the band decided to grant his request by making an actual song in collaboration with BBS entitled Migration!Interestingly, the song includes Migraine's lyrics "Hanggang dito lang ako nangangarap na mapasayo" in the end.Expect "Migration" to put tears in your eyes and make you want to curl in bed with its melancholic lyrics and music.Lyric video: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5u5xwpcUAPQEp9JsqsOkui?si=xr22N4llQA6kUCgnQrwz0gApple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/album/migration-single/1535109296  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • The song was inspired from a request of a certain fan named ‘Renz’. Renz wrote on a paper napkin his song request for Moonstar88 but instead of writing "Migraine," the song's original title, he mistakenly wrote "Migration." Fans thought this was funny, kept sharing the photo of his request until it became popular in social media that the band decided to grant his request by making an actual song in collaboration with BBS entitled Migration!Interestingly, the song includes Migraine's lyrics "Hanggang dito lang ako nangangarap na mapasayo" in the end.Expect "Migration" to put tears in your eyes and make you want to curl in bed with its melancholic lyrics and music.Lyric video: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5u5xwpcUAPQEp9JsqsOkui?si=xr22N4llQA6kUCgnQrwz0gApple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/album/migration-single/1535109296  
    Oct 26, 2020
  • 26 Oct 2020
      No one is spared from the wrath of this pandemic. One way or another, may it be isolation, fear, anxiety, financial instability, and grief – we are all going through pain. This is what Gracenote through their newest single “Its ok to not be ok” wants us to know. Be true to your emotions. Don’t hide them, don’t hide behind them. This will help you heal. We are all in this together. The band hopes that through their music, their fans will be comforted.   Eunice says, "It’s a reminder to stop pretending that you’re okay and it’s normal to have struggles sometimes and admit that you need a hug." EJ adds, "Let tears fall if you have to. Pag na-release mo na emotions mo, mas magiging ready ka harapin ang buhay. Acknowledging your weakness will make you even stronger."   The song, with its upbeat vibe and encouraging lyrics, aims to lighten the mood of the listeners. It is also the second song of Gracenote after “Baso at Bote” where bassist Jazz Jorge does main vocals. Jazz says, "The thought of me representing the band again as the main vocals, scares me to the bone. But the song makes me feel brave. The words 'kaya mo yan' 'wag sumuko', etc. may sound cliche, but we all need to hear those words from time to time and this song does that."   The song is written by BBS in collaboration with Gracenote and is released under Soupstar Music.  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/24TuhocAZW1vpoENmvJfYb?si=KLtiG_jDQV-k4sUjC5xzIQ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/album/its-okay-to-not-be-okay-single/1535899155
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  •   No one is spared from the wrath of this pandemic. One way or another, may it be isolation, fear, anxiety, financial instability, and grief – we are all going through pain. This is what Gracenote through their newest single “Its ok to not be ok” wants us to know. Be true to your emotions. Don’t hide them, don’t hide behind them. This will help you heal. We are all in this together. The band hopes that through their music, their fans will be comforted.   Eunice says, "It’s a reminder to stop pretending that you’re okay and it’s normal to have struggles sometimes and admit that you need a hug." EJ adds, "Let tears fall if you have to. Pag na-release mo na emotions mo, mas magiging ready ka harapin ang buhay. Acknowledging your weakness will make you even stronger."   The song, with its upbeat vibe and encouraging lyrics, aims to lighten the mood of the listeners. It is also the second song of Gracenote after “Baso at Bote” where bassist Jazz Jorge does main vocals. Jazz says, "The thought of me representing the band again as the main vocals, scares me to the bone. But the song makes me feel brave. The words 'kaya mo yan' 'wag sumuko', etc. may sound cliche, but we all need to hear those words from time to time and this song does that."   The song is written by BBS in collaboration with Gracenote and is released under Soupstar Music.  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/24TuhocAZW1vpoENmvJfYb?si=KLtiG_jDQV-k4sUjC5xzIQ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/album/its-okay-to-not-be-okay-single/1535899155
    Oct 26, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    Indie pop trio Parasouls deftly captures the frustration of romantic yearning on their debut single “Can We, Can We”—released today via Lilystars Records.   A brisk but engaging alt-rock number that brings to mind the likes of The Cranberries and Frankie Cosmos, the band’s latest release is a tribute to a beloved sci-fi character from one of the longest running TV series in the world.   “This is a funny story: Can We, Can We is actually the first song I’ve ever written back when I was seventeen,” guitarist and vocalist Dani Dimaano says. “I wrote about one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who. This song, in particular, is an ode to Rose Tyler and The Doctor in the TARDIS.”   The song was originally recorded in acoustic form, and was written way back in high school by Dani and bassist Joshua Gaces. “We tweaked the rhythm a little bit so it would fit the band setting better,” Dani shares. “Also, fun fact: I really wanted to put in a dotted 8 delay somewhere in the song, so I spent so much time trying to learn that just to make sure it makes it to the record.”   The final version of “Can We Can We” is indicative of the band’s combined music influences, which touch on a more playful but deceptively simple arrangement and anthemic pacing. It sets the tone for their future releases, where the music is written and produced with the right mix of inherent rawness, melodic sheen, and pop sensibility. Parasouls’ “Can We Can We” is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide.
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  • Indie pop trio Parasouls deftly captures the frustration of romantic yearning on their debut single “Can We, Can We”—released today via Lilystars Records.   A brisk but engaging alt-rock number that brings to mind the likes of The Cranberries and Frankie Cosmos, the band’s latest release is a tribute to a beloved sci-fi character from one of the longest running TV series in the world.   “This is a funny story: Can We, Can We is actually the first song I’ve ever written back when I was seventeen,” guitarist and vocalist Dani Dimaano says. “I wrote about one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who. This song, in particular, is an ode to Rose Tyler and The Doctor in the TARDIS.”   The song was originally recorded in acoustic form, and was written way back in high school by Dani and bassist Joshua Gaces. “We tweaked the rhythm a little bit so it would fit the band setting better,” Dani shares. “Also, fun fact: I really wanted to put in a dotted 8 delay somewhere in the song, so I spent so much time trying to learn that just to make sure it makes it to the record.”   The final version of “Can We Can We” is indicative of the band’s combined music influences, which touch on a more playful but deceptively simple arrangement and anthemic pacing. It sets the tone for their future releases, where the music is written and produced with the right mix of inherent rawness, melodic sheen, and pop sensibility. Parasouls’ “Can We Can We” is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide.
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    It’s official! Naomi G joins the growing roster of indie label, Umami Records.The eclectic newcomer marks her official debut with the release of “Cage The Animal”—a gothic pop-R&B tune that chronicles the cycle of abusive and toxic relationships, and how to get away from it triumphantly in order to rebuild one’s dignity.Merging the broody minimalism of Lorde and Banks with the chameleonic tendencies of artists like Halsey, Naomi G’s latest track begins rather unassumingly with nostalgic, flatlining keyboards and ethereal soundscapes, and evolves into a vindictive anthem that turns emotional scarring and pain into a source of strength.Given that she already seems to have her stylistic stamp on lock, Naomi G is destined to take the world by storm with her bold, assertive take on women empowerment, never treading lightly on important social issues that degrade, discriminate and disrespect people of her kind. It’s an accomplishment worth taking seriously, a statement of self-love and confidence from someone who initially seemed to have lost it all.“Cage The Animal” is the lead single for Naomi G’s debut EP which is scheduled for release over 2021.Listen to Cage The Animal by Naomi G everywhere at this link:https://www.umamirecords.sg/cage-the-animal/About Naomi GAlternative and alternating, Naomi G is one of Singapore’s rising Dark Pop songstresses rendering her most symptomatic coming of age experiences, wherever it takes her. The singer / songwriter unblinkingly stays her mind and allows her Freudian Slips to take centre stage. The rhythm that comes of it is a moody downbeat electronica, flavoured with slick notes of Alt-R&B, frothed by ethereal Dream Pop, and enlightened by Soul. At times unsettling, her hypodermic words are indeed a salt to her own melancholia - one that slurs mystique sexuality and breaks down brittle emotions afoot.She’s radiantly inflamed by the terrestrial experience she is treading through, unafraid of undressing intensity and honesty-owed to herself. Naomi describes her music as a “body-caressingly raw sonic prelude to my own deeper tensions'' and that running them through music is the cathartic shatter she needs to figure them out. Other times it’s all about expressing that untimely and noise-cancellingly loud message that is often contemplative, combative and cynical. The young singer now begins her journey by flirting with themes of balance such as that between innocence and sensuality, relationship and isolation as well as nature and oppression.InstagramAbout Umami RecordsUmami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster includes releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.UmamiRecords.sg · Instagram · Facebook · Twitter · YouTubeAbout The Song - Extended‘Cage The Animal’ is a faceted metaphor that baits her romantic wanderings to the aural surface, refracting them in elemental personifications. The ‘Animal’ is she and the ‘Cage’ is he. Her anti-romance bop reflects the inner trappings of an erstwhile relationship that comes-of-age in front of listeners. It unfolds at the climax point of her feminine odyssey where she’s hemorrhaging innocence, infect-uated with his pathologies of lust and masculine-colonialism.The dark pop singer, though nascent, does not tread lightly. Her single voices a universally pertinent message about the bedding pressures found in toxic relationships - particularly ones that impose trading physical touch for affection. The man of the song had cut an imposing rhetoric with an unbending mandate of fulfilling his unrequited carnal desires.Naomi likened herself to the “Animal” and “Mother Nature”, among other things. She was an unspoiled picture of relative innocence that was slowly tamed and converted by him. The gradual erosion of her expressive authority proved itself a landslide over her identity. Her partner represented a sort of “man-made advancement” of concrete and stone encroaching on her natural territory bringing about a casual domestication.---As she lay idle in a thought turmoil, he failed to reckon the “inconvenient truth” that “Mother Nature” still contained wrath enough to put an end to all. However, the ‘Animal’ was the mutually-caged instinctual part of her that still felt guilty for saying “No”.Naomi discloses, “our pillow-talks seemed more like his military pastime; or rather, another informal setting suggestive enough for him to force his ideals like darts onto me.” She said that being under covers with him felt more like suffocation under cellophane wrap just so he could objectify her further. Before she called it, he was replacing her “roots” with his “wires”; a complete elemental clash.At long last, Naomi G exploded edge-forth from her forbearing dormance to assert her place in the relationship with wholeness of character. She left him, innocence salvaged and sense of sexuality, emboldened.CTA is a wistful but stirring concoction that begins rather unassumingly, like her, with nostalgic flatlining keyboards that are later whelmed by percussive exasperation and oblique waves of bass in the chorus. The song achieves a harmonious consensus between its ethereal and Alt-pop sensibilities enabling a dewy voluptuous listen.
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  • It’s official! Naomi G joins the growing roster of indie label, Umami Records.The eclectic newcomer marks her official debut with the release of “Cage The Animal”—a gothic pop-R&B tune that chronicles the cycle of abusive and toxic relationships, and how to get away from it triumphantly in order to rebuild one’s dignity.Merging the broody minimalism of Lorde and Banks with the chameleonic tendencies of artists like Halsey, Naomi G’s latest track begins rather unassumingly with nostalgic, flatlining keyboards and ethereal soundscapes, and evolves into a vindictive anthem that turns emotional scarring and pain into a source of strength.Given that she already seems to have her stylistic stamp on lock, Naomi G is destined to take the world by storm with her bold, assertive take on women empowerment, never treading lightly on important social issues that degrade, discriminate and disrespect people of her kind. It’s an accomplishment worth taking seriously, a statement of self-love and confidence from someone who initially seemed to have lost it all.“Cage The Animal” is the lead single for Naomi G’s debut EP which is scheduled for release over 2021.Listen to Cage The Animal by Naomi G everywhere at this link:https://www.umamirecords.sg/cage-the-animal/About Naomi GAlternative and alternating, Naomi G is one of Singapore’s rising Dark Pop songstresses rendering her most symptomatic coming of age experiences, wherever it takes her. The singer / songwriter unblinkingly stays her mind and allows her Freudian Slips to take centre stage. The rhythm that comes of it is a moody downbeat electronica, flavoured with slick notes of Alt-R&B, frothed by ethereal Dream Pop, and enlightened by Soul. At times unsettling, her hypodermic words are indeed a salt to her own melancholia - one that slurs mystique sexuality and breaks down brittle emotions afoot.She’s radiantly inflamed by the terrestrial experience she is treading through, unafraid of undressing intensity and honesty-owed to herself. Naomi describes her music as a “body-caressingly raw sonic prelude to my own deeper tensions'' and that running them through music is the cathartic shatter she needs to figure them out. Other times it’s all about expressing that untimely and noise-cancellingly loud message that is often contemplative, combative and cynical. The young singer now begins her journey by flirting with themes of balance such as that between innocence and sensuality, relationship and isolation as well as nature and oppression.InstagramAbout Umami RecordsUmami Records is a Singapore-based indie record label founded in 2013. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from the mainstream. The label’s tight-knit, curated roster includes releases from Linying, The Steve McQueens, brb., Evanturetime, CampFire, Martin Baltser, Phoria, Oriental Cravings, and more.UmamiRecords.sg · Instagram · Facebook · Twitter · YouTubeAbout The Song - Extended‘Cage The Animal’ is a faceted metaphor that baits her romantic wanderings to the aural surface, refracting them in elemental personifications. The ‘Animal’ is she and the ‘Cage’ is he. Her anti-romance bop reflects the inner trappings of an erstwhile relationship that comes-of-age in front of listeners. It unfolds at the climax point of her feminine odyssey where she’s hemorrhaging innocence, infect-uated with his pathologies of lust and masculine-colonialism.The dark pop singer, though nascent, does not tread lightly. Her single voices a universally pertinent message about the bedding pressures found in toxic relationships - particularly ones that impose trading physical touch for affection. The man of the song had cut an imposing rhetoric with an unbending mandate of fulfilling his unrequited carnal desires.Naomi likened herself to the “Animal” and “Mother Nature”, among other things. She was an unspoiled picture of relative innocence that was slowly tamed and converted by him. The gradual erosion of her expressive authority proved itself a landslide over her identity. Her partner represented a sort of “man-made advancement” of concrete and stone encroaching on her natural territory bringing about a casual domestication.---As she lay idle in a thought turmoil, he failed to reckon the “inconvenient truth” that “Mother Nature” still contained wrath enough to put an end to all. However, the ‘Animal’ was the mutually-caged instinctual part of her that still felt guilty for saying “No”.Naomi discloses, “our pillow-talks seemed more like his military pastime; or rather, another informal setting suggestive enough for him to force his ideals like darts onto me.” She said that being under covers with him felt more like suffocation under cellophane wrap just so he could objectify her further. Before she called it, he was replacing her “roots” with his “wires”; a complete elemental clash.At long last, Naomi G exploded edge-forth from her forbearing dormance to assert her place in the relationship with wholeness of character. She left him, innocence salvaged and sense of sexuality, emboldened.CTA is a wistful but stirring concoction that begins rather unassumingly, like her, with nostalgic flatlining keyboards that are later whelmed by percussive exasperation and oblique waves of bass in the chorus. The song achieves a harmonious consensus between its ethereal and Alt-pop sensibilities enabling a dewy voluptuous listen.
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    The Midnight Greetings, the solo bedroom pop project of Kyle Maraton, paints a drowsy picture of emptiness on his debut single “Youth”—released today via indie record label, Lilystars Records. The lo-fi tune makes good on the promise of Kyle’s shaggy charm and confessional songwriting, reflecting on his struggles of losing track of time and being an inconvenience to everyone. “The song conveys the feeling of loneliness,” the Cebu-based young musician explains. He wrote “Youth” during a very productive period in his life last year, attending shows and performing live in music venues. But the bouts of depression just kept seeping in. His mind was occupied with the uncertainty of not knowing what the future holds; hence, the need to find an outlet to express his feelings.   “After enjoying the entire midnight with friends and strangers, you catch a 4am trip on your way home,” Kyle shares a familiar scenario that somehow alludes to the song. “Suddenly, you find yourself alone, completely detached from the rest. Then, this surge of unexplained emotional bleakness leaves you in deep contemplation, dragging you into thinking about where life would lead you in the coming weeks or months. These pent-up emotions inspired the song to what it is right now.”   Entangled in the woes of suburban teenage ennui and impulsive sentiments, The Midnight Greetings delivers a coming-of-age soundtrack with timeless appeal. On his latest song “Youth,” Kyle wears his Gen Z angst on the sleeves, balancing authenticity with aesthetic value, and chronicling important issues that young folks experience on a day to day basis—be it addressing mental health problems or the need to be seen or heard. The Midnight Greetings’ new single “Youth” is now available on various digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.
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  • The Midnight Greetings, the solo bedroom pop project of Kyle Maraton, paints a drowsy picture of emptiness on his debut single “Youth”—released today via indie record label, Lilystars Records. The lo-fi tune makes good on the promise of Kyle’s shaggy charm and confessional songwriting, reflecting on his struggles of losing track of time and being an inconvenience to everyone. “The song conveys the feeling of loneliness,” the Cebu-based young musician explains. He wrote “Youth” during a very productive period in his life last year, attending shows and performing live in music venues. But the bouts of depression just kept seeping in. His mind was occupied with the uncertainty of not knowing what the future holds; hence, the need to find an outlet to express his feelings.   “After enjoying the entire midnight with friends and strangers, you catch a 4am trip on your way home,” Kyle shares a familiar scenario that somehow alludes to the song. “Suddenly, you find yourself alone, completely detached from the rest. Then, this surge of unexplained emotional bleakness leaves you in deep contemplation, dragging you into thinking about where life would lead you in the coming weeks or months. These pent-up emotions inspired the song to what it is right now.”   Entangled in the woes of suburban teenage ennui and impulsive sentiments, The Midnight Greetings delivers a coming-of-age soundtrack with timeless appeal. On his latest song “Youth,” Kyle wears his Gen Z angst on the sleeves, balancing authenticity with aesthetic value, and chronicling important issues that young folks experience on a day to day basis—be it addressing mental health problems or the need to be seen or heard. The Midnight Greetings’ new single “Youth” is now available on various digital and streaming platforms worldwide via Lilystars Records.
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    PhilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, has officially released the songs from the finalists of the Mindanao cluster on Spotify and other digital platforms worldwide this October 23, Friday.Distributed by Warner Music Philippines, the maiden batch reflects the diversity and appeal of the region’s music heritage, and champions authentic representation of the contemporary ‘Mindanaoan’ experience.The tracks available for streaming and download include “Akong Bilihon,” composed by John Cadeliña and interpreted by The Marshland; “Kasadya,” composed by Christian Chiu and interpreted by Jay-ar Vaño and XT on Sax; and “Pahuway,” composed by Sherwin Fugoso and interpreted by Ferdinand Aragon. Akong Bilhon: An anthem of resilienceAccording to singer-songwriter John Cadeliña, “Akong Bilhon” is a song about contentment. “No matter how big or small the blessings you have or received, if you really appreciate it’s true value, then it’s more than enough for you to be happy,” the Pilipinas Got Talent season 2 finalist says. “I wrote it last June, inspired by the current situation we have—that despite the negativities, the weights on our shoulders, we should still look up for the silver lining.”With its soaring arrangements and infectious melodies, the inspirational piece stresses the importance of optimism and resilience in dealing with the uncertainty of the times.John Cadeliña’s music project, The Marshland is the sole interpreter of the guitar-pop ballad. He counts the likes of Five For Fighting and City and Colours as major influences.Kasadya: An eclectic sonic brewChristian Tiu marks the passing of time on “Kasadya,” an irresistible number inspired by childhood nostalgia, Ilonggo culture, and the pandemic. Tiu’s official entry to the PhilPop 2020 Songwriting Festival looks back at the glorious memories spent with his family and grandparents.Tiu shares, “During the pandemic, that feeling of isolation was even more accentuated.The thought of spending time with our grandparents would be at the bottom of the listdue to their vulnerabilities with the virus. In the song Kasadya, I was looking back tothose times; reliving those memories and just embracing those nostalgic moments.I felt genuinely happy for those times.”Musically, “Kasadya” is an upbeat number that blends ‘80s pop with jazz, Manila Sound, ‘70s soul, and contemporary R&B sounds. It features interesting arrangements that mirror the artist’s intentional leaning towards retro-sounding appeal, while also incorporating modern touches to cater to the younger generation of listeners. The song is interpreted by Jay-ar Vaño, a singer based in Koronadal City and an active contributor to the Ilonggo pop scene, and XT on Sax, a renowned saxophonist. Pahuway: An emotionally gripping balladSherwin’s Fugoso’s stripped-down ballad “Pahuway” speaks about knowing what your heart truly desires and patiently waiting for its fulfillment. According to the folk artist, it’s a song about “longing, love, commitment, and dedication that stands against the test of time.”“Pahuway was inspired by a famous passage from Saint Augustine’s  Confession in which he states: You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you,” Fugoso explains. “His words hit me big-time, and for me, it is a must to write songs out of these very powerful words.  Pahuway portrays my longing for a cure for my daily dose of restlessness.”The spiritual song digs deeper into the songwriter’s emotional psyche, but mines a less-is-more approach to showcase the vulnerability in Fugoso’s words. Award-winning Cebu-based artist Ferdinand Aragon interprets the song with the right mix of subtlety and warmth, and even going to as far as captivating listeners with his nuanced delivery and wounded vocal styling. “Akong Bilhon,” “Kasadya,” and “Pahuway” are now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide via PhilPop and Warner Music Philippines. 
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  • PhilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, has officially released the songs from the finalists of the Mindanao cluster on Spotify and other digital platforms worldwide this October 23, Friday.Distributed by Warner Music Philippines, the maiden batch reflects the diversity and appeal of the region’s music heritage, and champions authentic representation of the contemporary ‘Mindanaoan’ experience.The tracks available for streaming and download include “Akong Bilihon,” composed by John Cadeliña and interpreted by The Marshland; “Kasadya,” composed by Christian Chiu and interpreted by Jay-ar Vaño and XT on Sax; and “Pahuway,” composed by Sherwin Fugoso and interpreted by Ferdinand Aragon. Akong Bilhon: An anthem of resilienceAccording to singer-songwriter John Cadeliña, “Akong Bilhon” is a song about contentment. “No matter how big or small the blessings you have or received, if you really appreciate it’s true value, then it’s more than enough for you to be happy,” the Pilipinas Got Talent season 2 finalist says. “I wrote it last June, inspired by the current situation we have—that despite the negativities, the weights on our shoulders, we should still look up for the silver lining.”With its soaring arrangements and infectious melodies, the inspirational piece stresses the importance of optimism and resilience in dealing with the uncertainty of the times.John Cadeliña’s music project, The Marshland is the sole interpreter of the guitar-pop ballad. He counts the likes of Five For Fighting and City and Colours as major influences.Kasadya: An eclectic sonic brewChristian Tiu marks the passing of time on “Kasadya,” an irresistible number inspired by childhood nostalgia, Ilonggo culture, and the pandemic. Tiu’s official entry to the PhilPop 2020 Songwriting Festival looks back at the glorious memories spent with his family and grandparents.Tiu shares, “During the pandemic, that feeling of isolation was even more accentuated.The thought of spending time with our grandparents would be at the bottom of the listdue to their vulnerabilities with the virus. In the song Kasadya, I was looking back tothose times; reliving those memories and just embracing those nostalgic moments.I felt genuinely happy for those times.”Musically, “Kasadya” is an upbeat number that blends ‘80s pop with jazz, Manila Sound, ‘70s soul, and contemporary R&B sounds. It features interesting arrangements that mirror the artist’s intentional leaning towards retro-sounding appeal, while also incorporating modern touches to cater to the younger generation of listeners. The song is interpreted by Jay-ar Vaño, a singer based in Koronadal City and an active contributor to the Ilonggo pop scene, and XT on Sax, a renowned saxophonist. Pahuway: An emotionally gripping balladSherwin’s Fugoso’s stripped-down ballad “Pahuway” speaks about knowing what your heart truly desires and patiently waiting for its fulfillment. According to the folk artist, it’s a song about “longing, love, commitment, and dedication that stands against the test of time.”“Pahuway was inspired by a famous passage from Saint Augustine’s  Confession in which he states: You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you,” Fugoso explains. “His words hit me big-time, and for me, it is a must to write songs out of these very powerful words.  Pahuway portrays my longing for a cure for my daily dose of restlessness.”The spiritual song digs deeper into the songwriter’s emotional psyche, but mines a less-is-more approach to showcase the vulnerability in Fugoso’s words. Award-winning Cebu-based artist Ferdinand Aragon interprets the song with the right mix of subtlety and warmth, and even going to as far as captivating listeners with his nuanced delivery and wounded vocal styling. “Akong Bilhon,” “Kasadya,” and “Pahuway” are now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide via PhilPop and Warner Music Philippines. 
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    New Zealand four-piece Drax Project are back with "Firefly," a sublime new collaboration with Fetty Wap featuring Aacacia, out now - watch HERE."Firefly" sees the quartet lean further into their R&B sensibilities and adopt a more mature sound, all while keeping their signature jazz licks and impeccable vibes intact. By fusing the stylings of Drax Project and Fetty Wap, "Firefly" is rich in enticing vocals, instrumentation, and iconic Fetty ad-libs, generating an intoxicating and timeless track. The track arrives alongside a visual that takes viewers on a journey through a magical bonfire party filled with a piano camp-fire, Fetty Wap apparition, love at first sight and incendiary dance moves. Written in Los Angeles with acclaimed producers Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott, Drake) and Imad Royal (Panic! At The Disco, The Chainsmokers), the track/video united an all-star team bringing together crew members from renowned films such as The Hobbit Trilogy, Mission Impossible, King Kong, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and more. Singing on the bridge is New Zealand singer/songwriter Aacacia, who landed on the band's radar after winning a competition to perform "Catching Feelings" with the group at Rhythm and Vines Festival last"Firefly" marks Drax Project's first new release since the delivery of their self-titled debut album last fall. Since returning to New Zealand due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the boys of Drax Project have done some soul-searching and have honed in on utilizing their platforms for advocacy, such as breast cancer awareness and indigenous language preservation. The personal and artistic growth Drax Project has undergone is evident on "Firefly" and only scratches the surface of what's to come from the kiwi group.ABOUT DRAX PROJECT: Signing to 300 Entertainment stateside as “Woke Up Late” took off everywhere, Drax Project accompanied Famous Dex on the standout single “LIGHT". The quartet continued to wow both audiences and fellow musicians, resulting in Shaan, Matt, Sam and Ben embarking on tour in Europe. After selling out their own shows in London and Paris, the group returned to Europe alongside pop sensation Christina Aguilera on the European leg of The X Tour, supporting her in major cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin. As Drax Project continued to make their imprint in the US music scene, they reworked their hit single “Woke Up Late” with a feature from Hailee Steinfeld. As the single climbed to the top of the radio charts, they released a music video featuring YouTube sensation, Liza Koshy. Drax Project added to the momentum with the release of “All This Time,” an eclectic anthem with elements of jazz and pop blended perfectly with a hard saxophone drop. With rich layered harmonies, the EDM hybrid bop combines relatable lyricism and impressive vocal performances from the group. The band unveiled their debut, self-titled record in 2019, which has so far earned 15 Platinums internationally. Drax Project showcases their eclectic influences from jazz to R&B to pop and touches on themes such as love and lust, life on the road, trust and heartbreak. With sharp yet delicate production that blends classic sensibilities with a modern, shimmery touch, the guys of Drax Project are pushing pop to new heights, proving themselves to be an unstoppable musical force.Assets: year.
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  • New Zealand four-piece Drax Project are back with "Firefly," a sublime new collaboration with Fetty Wap featuring Aacacia, out now - watch HERE."Firefly" sees the quartet lean further into their R&B sensibilities and adopt a more mature sound, all while keeping their signature jazz licks and impeccable vibes intact. By fusing the stylings of Drax Project and Fetty Wap, "Firefly" is rich in enticing vocals, instrumentation, and iconic Fetty ad-libs, generating an intoxicating and timeless track. The track arrives alongside a visual that takes viewers on a journey through a magical bonfire party filled with a piano camp-fire, Fetty Wap apparition, love at first sight and incendiary dance moves. Written in Los Angeles with acclaimed producers Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott, Drake) and Imad Royal (Panic! At The Disco, The Chainsmokers), the track/video united an all-star team bringing together crew members from renowned films such as The Hobbit Trilogy, Mission Impossible, King Kong, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and more. Singing on the bridge is New Zealand singer/songwriter Aacacia, who landed on the band's radar after winning a competition to perform "Catching Feelings" with the group at Rhythm and Vines Festival last"Firefly" marks Drax Project's first new release since the delivery of their self-titled debut album last fall. Since returning to New Zealand due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the boys of Drax Project have done some soul-searching and have honed in on utilizing their platforms for advocacy, such as breast cancer awareness and indigenous language preservation. The personal and artistic growth Drax Project has undergone is evident on "Firefly" and only scratches the surface of what's to come from the kiwi group.ABOUT DRAX PROJECT: Signing to 300 Entertainment stateside as “Woke Up Late” took off everywhere, Drax Project accompanied Famous Dex on the standout single “LIGHT". The quartet continued to wow both audiences and fellow musicians, resulting in Shaan, Matt, Sam and Ben embarking on tour in Europe. After selling out their own shows in London and Paris, the group returned to Europe alongside pop sensation Christina Aguilera on the European leg of The X Tour, supporting her in major cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin. As Drax Project continued to make their imprint in the US music scene, they reworked their hit single “Woke Up Late” with a feature from Hailee Steinfeld. As the single climbed to the top of the radio charts, they released a music video featuring YouTube sensation, Liza Koshy. Drax Project added to the momentum with the release of “All This Time,” an eclectic anthem with elements of jazz and pop blended perfectly with a hard saxophone drop. With rich layered harmonies, the EDM hybrid bop combines relatable lyricism and impressive vocal performances from the group. The band unveiled their debut, self-titled record in 2019, which has so far earned 15 Platinums internationally. Drax Project showcases their eclectic influences from jazz to R&B to pop and touches on themes such as love and lust, life on the road, trust and heartbreak. With sharp yet delicate production that blends classic sensibilities with a modern, shimmery touch, the guys of Drax Project are pushing pop to new heights, proving themselves to be an unstoppable musical force.Assets: year.
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    Major Lazer’s long-awaited fourth album, Music Is The Weapon, is out today — listen here. You can watch the official lyric video of "Hell and High Water" featuring Alessia Cara here. Featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Anitta,Khalid and many more, MITW is Major Lazer’s first full-length album since 2015. Music Is The Weapon continues to fulfill Major Lazer's goal of making the world smaller by making the party bigger.  Coming five years after Peace Is The Mission and countless worldtours—with stops in seldom-visited destinations including Pakistan, Cuba and Nigeria—Music Is The Weapon highlights the group’s thoroughly global approach.    The new album includes songs in five languages and features collaborations with a roster of emerging artists and superstars from around the globe whom the group has encountered on their travels.    New York-born, Chileanartist Paloma Mami features on musico urbano track “QueLoQue,” Jamaican rising stars Sheensea and BEAM on "Tiny" and Indian producer Nucleya and vocalist Rashmeet Kaur on the desi bass track "Jadi Buti."    Anitta returns to the group's fold on the Latin Grammy-nominated "Rave de Favela" — their 2017 collaboration "Sua Cara" was one of the first times the now-superstar was heard outside of her native Brazil. Mr Eazi—who Lazer first collaborated with in2017 and with whom they have toured Africa—joins fellow Nigerian K4mo and the legendary Nicki Minaj on the Afrobeat-inspired "Oh My Gawd." The previously-released, chart-topping “Que Calor” with J Balvin and El Alfa embraces the reggaeton and dembow that have made the two titans of Latin music worldwide—sounds that Major Lazer first explored in 2013 with "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" with Busy Signal (the Jamaican superstar who is featured on the Soca track “Sun Comes Up” and with whom the band has been collaborating since their very earliest releases). The result is the ultimate showcase of Major Lazer’s ability to produce massive singles and highlight vibrant sounds from up and coming artists around the world.   Additionally, six Lazerism episodes launch on Spotify today that explore the album’s backstory, as well as lyric videos for each song on Youtube and Apple Music.   MAJOR LAZER  —  MUSIC IS THE WEAPON 1. Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara) 2. Sun Comes Up (feat. Busy Signal & Joeboy) 3. Bam Bam (feat. French Montana & BEAM) 4. Tiny (feat. BEAM & Sheensea) 5. Oh My Gawd with Mr Eazi (feat. Nicki Minaj and K4mo) 6. Trigger (feat. Khalid) 7. Lay Your Head On Me (feat. Marcus Mumford) 8. Can’t Take It From Me (feat. Skip Marley) 9. Rave de Favela with MC Lan & Anitta (feat. BEAM) 10. QueLoQue (feat. Paloma Mami) 11. Jadi Buti with Nucleya (feat. Rashmeet Kaur) 12. Que Calor (feat. J. Balvin & El Alfa)  
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  • Major Lazer’s long-awaited fourth album, Music Is The Weapon, is out today — listen here. You can watch the official lyric video of "Hell and High Water" featuring Alessia Cara here. Featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Anitta,Khalid and many more, MITW is Major Lazer’s first full-length album since 2015. Music Is The Weapon continues to fulfill Major Lazer's goal of making the world smaller by making the party bigger.  Coming five years after Peace Is The Mission and countless worldtours—with stops in seldom-visited destinations including Pakistan, Cuba and Nigeria—Music Is The Weapon highlights the group’s thoroughly global approach.    The new album includes songs in five languages and features collaborations with a roster of emerging artists and superstars from around the globe whom the group has encountered on their travels.    New York-born, Chileanartist Paloma Mami features on musico urbano track “QueLoQue,” Jamaican rising stars Sheensea and BEAM on "Tiny" and Indian producer Nucleya and vocalist Rashmeet Kaur on the desi bass track "Jadi Buti."    Anitta returns to the group's fold on the Latin Grammy-nominated "Rave de Favela" — their 2017 collaboration "Sua Cara" was one of the first times the now-superstar was heard outside of her native Brazil. Mr Eazi—who Lazer first collaborated with in2017 and with whom they have toured Africa—joins fellow Nigerian K4mo and the legendary Nicki Minaj on the Afrobeat-inspired "Oh My Gawd." The previously-released, chart-topping “Que Calor” with J Balvin and El Alfa embraces the reggaeton and dembow that have made the two titans of Latin music worldwide—sounds that Major Lazer first explored in 2013 with "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" with Busy Signal (the Jamaican superstar who is featured on the Soca track “Sun Comes Up” and with whom the band has been collaborating since their very earliest releases). The result is the ultimate showcase of Major Lazer’s ability to produce massive singles and highlight vibrant sounds from up and coming artists around the world.   Additionally, six Lazerism episodes launch on Spotify today that explore the album’s backstory, as well as lyric videos for each song on Youtube and Apple Music.   MAJOR LAZER  —  MUSIC IS THE WEAPON 1. Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara) 2. Sun Comes Up (feat. Busy Signal & Joeboy) 3. Bam Bam (feat. French Montana & BEAM) 4. Tiny (feat. BEAM & Sheensea) 5. Oh My Gawd with Mr Eazi (feat. Nicki Minaj and K4mo) 6. Trigger (feat. Khalid) 7. Lay Your Head On Me (feat. Marcus Mumford) 8. Can’t Take It From Me (feat. Skip Marley) 9. Rave de Favela with MC Lan & Anitta (feat. BEAM) 10. QueLoQue (feat. Paloma Mami) 11. Jadi Buti with Nucleya (feat. Rashmeet Kaur) 12. Que Calor (feat. J. Balvin & El Alfa)  
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 23 Oct 2020
    When everyone's locked in side their own homes, one can't help but miss seeing the outside world, their friends, and ultimately, their loved ones. This is exactly the feeling singer-songwriter Vanessa Mendoza airs out in her newest single, "Giliw." This mellow acoustic track was written during a time when everyone's staying in their own homes, when traveling is difficult, and the distance seems to be farther than ever. Vanessa lays down this feeling in "Giliw," a love song that longs to be with a loved one once again. Giliw is now available in all digital music playforms! ~  #GiliwSpotify: spoti.fi/2IP3tByApple Music: apple.co/3jnKEls Youtube: bit.ly/35nazF3 You can also request this song via Rakista Radio app available from Google Play!
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  • When everyone's locked in side their own homes, one can't help but miss seeing the outside world, their friends, and ultimately, their loved ones. This is exactly the feeling singer-songwriter Vanessa Mendoza airs out in her newest single, "Giliw." This mellow acoustic track was written during a time when everyone's staying in their own homes, when traveling is difficult, and the distance seems to be farther than ever. Vanessa lays down this feeling in "Giliw," a love song that longs to be with a loved one once again. Giliw is now available in all digital music playforms! ~  #GiliwSpotify: spoti.fi/2IP3tByApple Music: apple.co/3jnKEls Youtube: bit.ly/35nazF3 You can also request this song via Rakista Radio app available from Google Play!
    Oct 23, 2020
  • 21 Oct 2020
    HONNE are back with new acoustic EP, ‘no song without you: dream edits‘ – a special reimagining of six standout tracks lifted from acclaimed mixtape, ‘no song without you‘. Listen HERE.   To coincide with the EP release, the band have also shared a special ‘london session‘ performance of title-track ‘no song without you‘, which was filmed at Tate Britain in September – watch it HERE.   Released in July, ‘no song without you‘ formed HONNE’s first material since the release of 2018 album, ‘Love Me / Love Me Not‘, and saw the band strip everything back to channel the psychedelic and infectious, care-free romanticism of the ‘60s. “It’s ok for things to sound a bit rough”, the duo explained, “rather than going into the studio and compressing guitars over and over. The more character that you leave in it, the more the listener can dive in.”   Picking out six standout tracks from the mixtape, including the title-track, ‘free love‘ and ‘by my side‘, the dream edits EP further crystalizes the musicianship HONNE demonstrated right across ‘no song wihtout you‘, and shines a light on their ability to deliver powerful and emotive live performances.   ‘no song without you: dream edits‘ is out now: LISTEN HERE
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  • HONNE are back with new acoustic EP, ‘no song without you: dream edits‘ – a special reimagining of six standout tracks lifted from acclaimed mixtape, ‘no song without you‘. Listen HERE.   To coincide with the EP release, the band have also shared a special ‘london session‘ performance of title-track ‘no song without you‘, which was filmed at Tate Britain in September – watch it HERE.   Released in July, ‘no song without you‘ formed HONNE’s first material since the release of 2018 album, ‘Love Me / Love Me Not‘, and saw the band strip everything back to channel the psychedelic and infectious, care-free romanticism of the ‘60s. “It’s ok for things to sound a bit rough”, the duo explained, “rather than going into the studio and compressing guitars over and over. The more character that you leave in it, the more the listener can dive in.”   Picking out six standout tracks from the mixtape, including the title-track, ‘free love‘ and ‘by my side‘, the dream edits EP further crystalizes the musicianship HONNE demonstrated right across ‘no song wihtout you‘, and shines a light on their ability to deliver powerful and emotive live performances.   ‘no song without you: dream edits‘ is out now: LISTEN HERE
    Oct 21, 2020
  • 21 Oct 2020
    Multi-talented band emerges from hiatus to announce self-penned/produced new single “Fallin’” arriving September 29th via Atlantic Records   WDW teams up with HeadCount & ATL Votes for “Why Don’t We Vote” campaign Multi-talented band Why Don’t We have officially returned, announcing their highly anticipated self-penned/produced new single “Fallin’” – arriving Tuesday, September 29th via Atlantic Records. Following a nine-month hiatus spent writing and producing their forthcoming second studio album, the group started a social media frenzy last week with a mysterious #WhereIsWDW campaign that amassed over 5.5 million impressions in under six days.   The return of Why Don’t We also marks the beginning of the band’s partnership with HeadCount and Atlantic Records’ task force ATL Votes to encourage voter registration. Kicking off yesterday with the unveiling of a “Why Don’t We Vote” mural in Los Angeles, the band is urging their wide network of fans and beyond to make their voices heard this November. For more information, please visit headcount.org/wdw.   DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES IMAGES Since their debut in 2016, Why Don’t We has amassed over 3 billion global career streams, 670 million YouTube views, 4.8 million Instagram followers, 5 RIAA Gold-certified singles, 2 Top 20 singles at Pop radio, and a Top 10 Billboard 200 debut on the with their inaugural full-length album 8 Letters. They have sold out back-to-back North American and global headline tours, in addition to performing as part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour and on heralded stages such as Radio City Music Hall & more.   WHY DON’T WE is: Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery   CONNECT: WHYDONTWEMUSIC.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | ASSETS  
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  • Multi-talented band emerges from hiatus to announce self-penned/produced new single “Fallin’” arriving September 29th via Atlantic Records   WDW teams up with HeadCount & ATL Votes for “Why Don’t We Vote” campaign Multi-talented band Why Don’t We have officially returned, announcing their highly anticipated self-penned/produced new single “Fallin’” – arriving Tuesday, September 29th via Atlantic Records. Following a nine-month hiatus spent writing and producing their forthcoming second studio album, the group started a social media frenzy last week with a mysterious #WhereIsWDW campaign that amassed over 5.5 million impressions in under six days.   The return of Why Don’t We also marks the beginning of the band’s partnership with HeadCount and Atlantic Records’ task force ATL Votes to encourage voter registration. Kicking off yesterday with the unveiling of a “Why Don’t We Vote” mural in Los Angeles, the band is urging their wide network of fans and beyond to make their voices heard this November. For more information, please visit headcount.org/wdw.   DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES IMAGES Since their debut in 2016, Why Don’t We has amassed over 3 billion global career streams, 670 million YouTube views, 4.8 million Instagram followers, 5 RIAA Gold-certified singles, 2 Top 20 singles at Pop radio, and a Top 10 Billboard 200 debut on the with their inaugural full-length album 8 Letters. They have sold out back-to-back North American and global headline tours, in addition to performing as part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour and on heralded stages such as Radio City Music Hall & more.   WHY DON’T WE is: Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery   CONNECT: WHYDONTWEMUSIC.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | ASSETS  
    Oct 21, 2020
  • 17 Oct 2020
    Beabadoobee today releases her highly anticipated debut album Fake it Flowers via Dirty Hit. As one of the UK’s most exciting recent breakthrough artists, Beabadoobee has been on a stratospheric rise since the release of her first acoustic songs, crafted in her childhood bedroom. A raw, confessional album with real trauma at its heart, Fake It Flowers is by far Bea’s most mature body of work to date, tak- ing a sonic journey that documents the delicate sounds of her early EPs all the way through to huge jan- gling guitar anthems that nod to her 90’s grunge heroes. To celebrate the album’s release, this evening Beabadoobee will be playing a full band live performance of the album on Youtube. The show will be broadcast at 8:30pm UK time, tune in at YouTube.com/be- abadoobee    “a thrilling debut from Gen-Z’s newest guitar hero” - 5*, NME “The diary-entry nature of Bea’s songwriting... makes the fuzzy, bubblegum grunge of ‘Fake It Flowers’ a perfect brooding soundtrack” - 4*, DIY   As she always does, Bea came back to where it all started, her childhood bedroom, to write Fake It Flow- ers. "There's something about the arched walls, and the weird smells, and the Tom Hanks posters, that frickin' hits – like, as soon as I walk into my bedroom I want to write something." She took her time there to delve into difficult parts of her history. "Mistakes I made on tour correlated to what happened when I was young," she explains. "It was like a pattern. I went back to a really dark time." Writing, she says, helped her through. "[Childhood] was a traumatic time. I'm still trying to get over it, with the help of therapy and with the help of people around me. It's gonna take a while, but writing this album has helped a lot. Every song is so personal, I'm low-key fucking terrified to show it to the world." The album’s lead singles ‘Care’, which has since been streamed almost four million times, and ‘Sorry’, described by The Guardian as a “masterfully restrained expression of regret, eventually pushing sardonic 90s alt-rock into the sky-splitting territory” showcase Bea at her most determined and anthemic, while she tack- les personal topics from teenage infidelity on ‘Worth It’ to neglected relationships on the tender ‘How Was Your Day?’. Earlier this week Beabadoobee shared ‘Together’ from the album, an un- guarded song about wrestling with the need for affection and comfort but also understanding that it’s impossible to stay in the same place in time forever. Embracing her imperfections and her mistakes, vulnerability is at the core of Fake It Flowers, a genuinely raw and unflinching record: “hopefully people will start to see that I'm learning and growing, and that this al- bum represents that," she adds. Listen to / buy / download Fake It Flowers Fake It Flowers Care Worth It Dye It Red Back To Mars Charlie Brown Emo Song Sorry Further Away Horen Sarrison       How Was Your Day? Together Yoshimi, Forest, Magdalene Beabadoobee is set to play a run of headline shows in 2021 to celebrate the release of Fake It Flowers. The Fake It Flowers tour will take place across the UK and Ireland in September and October next year, taking in 14 dates across the country, including a hometown show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. Tickets are on sale now. 2021 UK & IE Tour Dates Tue 07 Sep - MANCHESTER - O2 Ritz Thu 09 Sep - LEEDS - Beckett University Fri 10 Sep - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms Sat 11 Sep - BIRMINGHAM - O2 Institute Mon 13 Sep - CAMBRIDGE - Junction Tue 14 Sep - LEICESTER - O2 Academy Thu 23 Sep - LONDON - O2 Forum Kentish Town Fri 24 Sep - BRISTOL - SWX Sat 25 Sep - OXFORD - O2 Academy Tue 28 Sep - DUBLIN - The Academy Wed 29 Sep - BELFAST - Oh Yeah Music Centre Sat 02 Oct - NEWCASTLE - University Students Union Sun 03 Oct - EDINBURGH - The Liquid Room Mon 04 Oct - GLASGOW - SWG3     Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. At just 20 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic. Her first track, ‘Coffee’ gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video, and has since taken on new life as a sample in Powfu’s TikTok and worldwide chart-dominating hit. Earlier this year Bea took to the road on a UK arena tour with labelmates The 1975, including two sold out shows at London’s O2 arena. The end of 2019 also saw her tour the US with Clairo, headline the sold out Dirty Hit Tour and release her acclaimed third EP Space Cadet, the follow up 2018’s Dirty Hit debut Patched Up and her stardom cementing Loveworm. Her highly anticipated debut album Fake It Flowers is out now.
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  • Beabadoobee today releases her highly anticipated debut album Fake it Flowers via Dirty Hit. As one of the UK’s most exciting recent breakthrough artists, Beabadoobee has been on a stratospheric rise since the release of her first acoustic songs, crafted in her childhood bedroom. A raw, confessional album with real trauma at its heart, Fake It Flowers is by far Bea’s most mature body of work to date, tak- ing a sonic journey that documents the delicate sounds of her early EPs all the way through to huge jan- gling guitar anthems that nod to her 90’s grunge heroes. To celebrate the album’s release, this evening Beabadoobee will be playing a full band live performance of the album on Youtube. The show will be broadcast at 8:30pm UK time, tune in at YouTube.com/be- abadoobee    “a thrilling debut from Gen-Z’s newest guitar hero” - 5*, NME “The diary-entry nature of Bea’s songwriting... makes the fuzzy, bubblegum grunge of ‘Fake It Flowers’ a perfect brooding soundtrack” - 4*, DIY   As she always does, Bea came back to where it all started, her childhood bedroom, to write Fake It Flow- ers. "There's something about the arched walls, and the weird smells, and the Tom Hanks posters, that frickin' hits – like, as soon as I walk into my bedroom I want to write something." She took her time there to delve into difficult parts of her history. "Mistakes I made on tour correlated to what happened when I was young," she explains. "It was like a pattern. I went back to a really dark time." Writing, she says, helped her through. "[Childhood] was a traumatic time. I'm still trying to get over it, with the help of therapy and with the help of people around me. It's gonna take a while, but writing this album has helped a lot. Every song is so personal, I'm low-key fucking terrified to show it to the world." The album’s lead singles ‘Care’, which has since been streamed almost four million times, and ‘Sorry’, described by The Guardian as a “masterfully restrained expression of regret, eventually pushing sardonic 90s alt-rock into the sky-splitting territory” showcase Bea at her most determined and anthemic, while she tack- les personal topics from teenage infidelity on ‘Worth It’ to neglected relationships on the tender ‘How Was Your Day?’. Earlier this week Beabadoobee shared ‘Together’ from the album, an un- guarded song about wrestling with the need for affection and comfort but also understanding that it’s impossible to stay in the same place in time forever. Embracing her imperfections and her mistakes, vulnerability is at the core of Fake It Flowers, a genuinely raw and unflinching record: “hopefully people will start to see that I'm learning and growing, and that this al- bum represents that," she adds. Listen to / buy / download Fake It Flowers Fake It Flowers Care Worth It Dye It Red Back To Mars Charlie Brown Emo Song Sorry Further Away Horen Sarrison       How Was Your Day? Together Yoshimi, Forest, Magdalene Beabadoobee is set to play a run of headline shows in 2021 to celebrate the release of Fake It Flowers. The Fake It Flowers tour will take place across the UK and Ireland in September and October next year, taking in 14 dates across the country, including a hometown show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. Tickets are on sale now. 2021 UK & IE Tour Dates Tue 07 Sep - MANCHESTER - O2 Ritz Thu 09 Sep - LEEDS - Beckett University Fri 10 Sep - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms Sat 11 Sep - BIRMINGHAM - O2 Institute Mon 13 Sep - CAMBRIDGE - Junction Tue 14 Sep - LEICESTER - O2 Academy Thu 23 Sep - LONDON - O2 Forum Kentish Town Fri 24 Sep - BRISTOL - SWX Sat 25 Sep - OXFORD - O2 Academy Tue 28 Sep - DUBLIN - The Academy Wed 29 Sep - BELFAST - Oh Yeah Music Centre Sat 02 Oct - NEWCASTLE - University Students Union Sun 03 Oct - EDINBURGH - The Liquid Room Mon 04 Oct - GLASGOW - SWG3     Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. At just 20 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic. Her first track, ‘Coffee’ gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video, and has since taken on new life as a sample in Powfu’s TikTok and worldwide chart-dominating hit. Earlier this year Bea took to the road on a UK arena tour with labelmates The 1975, including two sold out shows at London’s O2 arena. The end of 2019 also saw her tour the US with Clairo, headline the sold out Dirty Hit Tour and release her acclaimed third EP Space Cadet, the follow up 2018’s Dirty Hit debut Patched Up and her stardom cementing Loveworm. Her highly anticipated debut album Fake It Flowers is out now.
    Oct 17, 2020
  • 12 Oct 2020
    Kubra Commander joins Lilystars Records’ impressive roster of music acts from the Philippines and beyond. Prior to signing up with the indie record label, the Cebu-based psychedelic rock outfit has been making waves online since the release of their breakthrough track, “On Your Left,” which made it to CNN’s 8 New Local Releases for your Listening Pleasureand earned a glowing review from indie music website, Flying Lugaw. To mark their debut on Lilystars Records, the band has finally released their latest single “The Now”—a brooding, post-punk number about “gaining a new perspective on things through experience, and having an inclination to share the experience with other people in hopes that they can gain something new in return.”  Propelled by Kubra Commander’s inherent brand of disaffected cool, “The Now” starts off strongly with glistening synths straight from the ‘80s pop playbook, and builds up into an anthemic chorus at a brisk pace. Music-wise, it sounds more indebted to the band’s post punk and new wave influences, as well as the escapist, modern indie rock anthems of music acts such as MGMT and Empire of The Sun. “I believe the chiming synth riff was what nailed it for me, playing it over the chords and beat gave a danceable feel to the track which I really liked,” vocalist and guitarist Bobbi Olvido shares the details about the music arrangements. “Everything just followed through from that point. It's the first song where in all the members we're able to contribute in the recording process, and it was quite easy to have everyone be on the same page production-wise. I also wanted to try to play with the idea of singing all the verses first and having all the choruses after.” “The Now” will be part of Kubra Commander’s upcoming new album, Rhythm Tourists to be released in 2021.   
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  • Kubra Commander joins Lilystars Records’ impressive roster of music acts from the Philippines and beyond. Prior to signing up with the indie record label, the Cebu-based psychedelic rock outfit has been making waves online since the release of their breakthrough track, “On Your Left,” which made it to CNN’s 8 New Local Releases for your Listening Pleasureand earned a glowing review from indie music website, Flying Lugaw. To mark their debut on Lilystars Records, the band has finally released their latest single “The Now”—a brooding, post-punk number about “gaining a new perspective on things through experience, and having an inclination to share the experience with other people in hopes that they can gain something new in return.”  Propelled by Kubra Commander’s inherent brand of disaffected cool, “The Now” starts off strongly with glistening synths straight from the ‘80s pop playbook, and builds up into an anthemic chorus at a brisk pace. Music-wise, it sounds more indebted to the band’s post punk and new wave influences, as well as the escapist, modern indie rock anthems of music acts such as MGMT and Empire of The Sun. “I believe the chiming synth riff was what nailed it for me, playing it over the chords and beat gave a danceable feel to the track which I really liked,” vocalist and guitarist Bobbi Olvido shares the details about the music arrangements. “Everything just followed through from that point. It's the first song where in all the members we're able to contribute in the recording process, and it was quite easy to have everyone be on the same page production-wise. I also wanted to try to play with the idea of singing all the verses first and having all the choruses after.” “The Now” will be part of Kubra Commander’s upcoming new album, Rhythm Tourists to be released in 2021.   
    Oct 12, 2020
  • 12 Oct 2020
    Award-winning nine-piece band, Ben&Ben joins the impressive roster of nominees for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).     The official announcement enlisted the critically acclaimed collective as a nominee for Best Southeast Asian Act—a special category that aims to recognize the region’s finest.   According to percussionist Andrew de Pano, the group wasn’t really sure of what to feel after receiving the news, but felt grateful to be part of this year’s selection. “Being nominated feels like such a huge honor, so we have nothing but gratitude to all the people who helped us get here,” Miguel says in a statement. “We all grew up seeing all our favorite artists get nominated for MTV awards, so to actually be in this same position feels nothing short of surreal.”     Ben&Ben vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin also expressed gratitude to everyone who supported the band. “We've always worked towards a collective goal to play music that speaks to and of the heart and soul of the Filipino. In our humble yet exciting journey of sharing our musical stories to the world, we thank everyone for continuing to believe in us. We promise to continue giving our all in every single step.”     Aside from Ben&Ben, other music acts that were shortlisted in the same category from the previous years include Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, IV of Spades and Moira Dela Torre.   To vote for Ben&Ben, click here. Voting runs until November 2 (Monday).   The 27th edition of MTV EMA will be aired on November 8. Details on the performers, presenters and hosts will be announced soon.
    Posted by Franz S.
  • Award-winning nine-piece band, Ben&Ben joins the impressive roster of nominees for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).     The official announcement enlisted the critically acclaimed collective as a nominee for Best Southeast Asian Act—a special category that aims to recognize the region’s finest.   According to percussionist Andrew de Pano, the group wasn’t really sure of what to feel after receiving the news, but felt grateful to be part of this year’s selection. “Being nominated feels like such a huge honor, so we have nothing but gratitude to all the people who helped us get here,” Miguel says in a statement. “We all grew up seeing all our favorite artists get nominated for MTV awards, so to actually be in this same position feels nothing short of surreal.”     Ben&Ben vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin also expressed gratitude to everyone who supported the band. “We've always worked towards a collective goal to play music that speaks to and of the heart and soul of the Filipino. In our humble yet exciting journey of sharing our musical stories to the world, we thank everyone for continuing to believe in us. We promise to continue giving our all in every single step.”     Aside from Ben&Ben, other music acts that were shortlisted in the same category from the previous years include Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, IV of Spades and Moira Dela Torre.   To vote for Ben&Ben, click here. Voting runs until November 2 (Monday).   The 27th edition of MTV EMA will be aired on November 8. Details on the performers, presenters and hosts will be announced soon.
    Oct 12, 2020
  • 09 Oct 2020
    If you thought the production on their previous songs are brilliant, Leanne and Naara take their sound to a new level on their new release, "Keeping Me Up."Keeping Me Up, the creative duo's first single in a while is a testimony to their artistic growth. At just four years since breaking through, Leanne and Naara’s garnered constant positive buzz from fans and media critics who have fallen in love with their sound. With the new single, people will rave about them even more. Talking about the new song, Leanne shared, "Keeping Me Up is a product of the songwriting camp we attended in Sweden in October last year. It was a three-day songwriting camp that we had the privilege to be a part of. We never thought we’d get ever the chance to come to Sweden, and to be there for the purpose of music made the trip even more special. It was lovely because we got to experience their process of songwriting and music production firsthand. They’re full of ideas and so innovative that’s why it’s no surprise that most modern pop songs that top the charts come from there." Their time spent in Sweden allowed Leanne and Naara to explore a different side of their artistry that pushed them to new-found capacities. The duo delved further into the "indie pop" world, incorporating sounds more complex compared to their other songs. "We worked with a different set of producers every day. The second day at camp was really exciting because it was our first time to work with a topline writer. A topliner is the one who comes up with the melody of the song. Keeping Me Up was written on this day with Elias as our producer and Patrik as our topliner. Some of the artists he’s worked with are Jojo and Akon so it was a pleasure working with him indeed!", Leanne added.Keeping Me Up, produced at Northbound Studios, Stockholm Sweden, presents Leanne and Naara turning a corner with a new indie pop and r&b sound—the product of their harmonious team-up with the Swedish music makers. "We actually just started jamming to different chord progressions and melodies until we found the perfect style for the song. We wouldn’t be able to come up with this beautiful track without the help of Elias (producer) and Patrik (topliner). The one who really put the indie-pop and r&b vibe was Elias. It was magic when he made it because he was just jamming to himself while we were writing the lyrics and then after a few minutes, he came up with this dance-y vibe and melody that’s perfect with the hook that we made with Patrik. It was really a collaborative work." Leanne and Naara is no stranger to writing about love and relationships, with songs like "Again" and "Evergreen" among their hit singles. Narrated with catchy beats and honest lyrics, Keeping Me Up tells a budding romance that's easily relatable for anyone listening. On their move toward this new direction, Naara said, "This song is totally different from our previous tracks because it’s a mix of pop, indie, soul and r&b. This time we didn’t box our sound into one genre. And this song will be the bridge to our new sound so they’d better be ready to hear more upbeat songs from us! We really hope they’ll enjoy and love listening it as much as we do."New song releases used to come with press launches and a bar tour, but live music continues to bear the brunt of the pandemic. With everything done virtually, even Leanne and Naara had to make adjustments when interacting with their fans. "We miss human contact. We’re lucky that we can still connect with the help of technology, but being able to look into an audience member’s eyes while performing onstage, or getting to hug our friends and chat with them after a performance, and even watching our favorite artists, these are priceless interactions that sadly we cannot afford to have now. We definitely miss it, and we hope we can come back to the stage soon. But 'til then, we’ll strive to look for more creative ways to share our music and our experiences."For fans and new listeners, expect more exciting news from Leanne and Naara for the rest of the year. Keep tabs by following their and Warner Music Philippines' social media pages.
    Posted by Franz S.
  • If you thought the production on their previous songs are brilliant, Leanne and Naara take their sound to a new level on their new release, "Keeping Me Up."Keeping Me Up, the creative duo's first single in a while is a testimony to their artistic growth. At just four years since breaking through, Leanne and Naara’s garnered constant positive buzz from fans and media critics who have fallen in love with their sound. With the new single, people will rave about them even more. Talking about the new song, Leanne shared, "Keeping Me Up is a product of the songwriting camp we attended in Sweden in October last year. It was a three-day songwriting camp that we had the privilege to be a part of. We never thought we’d get ever the chance to come to Sweden, and to be there for the purpose of music made the trip even more special. It was lovely because we got to experience their process of songwriting and music production firsthand. They’re full of ideas and so innovative that’s why it’s no surprise that most modern pop songs that top the charts come from there." Their time spent in Sweden allowed Leanne and Naara to explore a different side of their artistry that pushed them to new-found capacities. The duo delved further into the "indie pop" world, incorporating sounds more complex compared to their other songs. "We worked with a different set of producers every day. The second day at camp was really exciting because it was our first time to work with a topline writer. A topliner is the one who comes up with the melody of the song. Keeping Me Up was written on this day with Elias as our producer and Patrik as our topliner. Some of the artists he’s worked with are Jojo and Akon so it was a pleasure working with him indeed!", Leanne added.Keeping Me Up, produced at Northbound Studios, Stockholm Sweden, presents Leanne and Naara turning a corner with a new indie pop and r&b sound—the product of their harmonious team-up with the Swedish music makers. "We actually just started jamming to different chord progressions and melodies until we found the perfect style for the song. We wouldn’t be able to come up with this beautiful track without the help of Elias (producer) and Patrik (topliner). The one who really put the indie-pop and r&b vibe was Elias. It was magic when he made it because he was just jamming to himself while we were writing the lyrics and then after a few minutes, he came up with this dance-y vibe and melody that’s perfect with the hook that we made with Patrik. It was really a collaborative work." Leanne and Naara is no stranger to writing about love and relationships, with songs like "Again" and "Evergreen" among their hit singles. Narrated with catchy beats and honest lyrics, Keeping Me Up tells a budding romance that's easily relatable for anyone listening. On their move toward this new direction, Naara said, "This song is totally different from our previous tracks because it’s a mix of pop, indie, soul and r&b. This time we didn’t box our sound into one genre. And this song will be the bridge to our new sound so they’d better be ready to hear more upbeat songs from us! We really hope they’ll enjoy and love listening it as much as we do."New song releases used to come with press launches and a bar tour, but live music continues to bear the brunt of the pandemic. With everything done virtually, even Leanne and Naara had to make adjustments when interacting with their fans. "We miss human contact. We’re lucky that we can still connect with the help of technology, but being able to look into an audience member’s eyes while performing onstage, or getting to hug our friends and chat with them after a performance, and even watching our favorite artists, these are priceless interactions that sadly we cannot afford to have now. We definitely miss it, and we hope we can come back to the stage soon. But 'til then, we’ll strive to look for more creative ways to share our music and our experiences."For fans and new listeners, expect more exciting news from Leanne and Naara for the rest of the year. Keep tabs by following their and Warner Music Philippines' social media pages.
    Oct 09, 2020
  • 08 Oct 2020
    Indie pop trio Parasouls deftly captures the frustration of romantic yearning on their debut single “Can We, Can We”—released today via Lilystars Records. A brisk but engaging alt-rock number that brings to mind the likes of The Cranberries and Frankie Cosmos, the band’s latest release is a tribute to a beloved sci-fi character from one of the longest running TV series in the world. “This is a funny story: Can We, Can We is actually the first song I’ve ever written back when I was seventeen,” guitarist and vocalist Dani Dimaano says. “I wrote about one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who. This song, in particular, is an ode to Rose Tyler and The Doctor in the TARDIS.” The song was originally recorded in acoustic form, and was written way back in high school by Dani and bassist Joshua Gaces. “We tweaked the rhythm a little bit so it would fit the band setting better,” Dani shares. “Also, fun fact: I really wanted to put in a dotted 8 delay somewhere in the song, so I spent so much time trying to learn that just to make sure it makes it to the record.” The final version of “Can We Can We” is indicative of the band’s combined music influences, which touch on a more playful but deceptively simple arrangement and anthemic pacing. It sets the tone for their future releases, where the music is written and produced with the right mix of inherent rawness, melodic sheen, and pop sensibility.Parasouls’ “Can We Can We” is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide.
    Posted by Franz S.
  • Indie pop trio Parasouls deftly captures the frustration of romantic yearning on their debut single “Can We, Can We”—released today via Lilystars Records. A brisk but engaging alt-rock number that brings to mind the likes of The Cranberries and Frankie Cosmos, the band’s latest release is a tribute to a beloved sci-fi character from one of the longest running TV series in the world. “This is a funny story: Can We, Can We is actually the first song I’ve ever written back when I was seventeen,” guitarist and vocalist Dani Dimaano says. “I wrote about one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who. This song, in particular, is an ode to Rose Tyler and The Doctor in the TARDIS.” The song was originally recorded in acoustic form, and was written way back in high school by Dani and bassist Joshua Gaces. “We tweaked the rhythm a little bit so it would fit the band setting better,” Dani shares. “Also, fun fact: I really wanted to put in a dotted 8 delay somewhere in the song, so I spent so much time trying to learn that just to make sure it makes it to the record.” The final version of “Can We Can We” is indicative of the band’s combined music influences, which touch on a more playful but deceptively simple arrangement and anthemic pacing. It sets the tone for their future releases, where the music is written and produced with the right mix of inherent rawness, melodic sheen, and pop sensibility.Parasouls’ “Can We Can We” is now available on all streaming and digital platforms worldwide.
    Oct 08, 2020