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  • 13 Jul 2020
    After the release of her Tiktok viral hit "Better," Julie Anne San Jose returns with another #1 track, "Bahaghari" featuring non-other than OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9.   Julie and Gloc return in this hopeful new track, produced by Pino G which speaks of overcoming obstacles in love and life. The track debuted at the top spot of the iTunes Philippines All-Genre Chart upon its release, a consecutive feat Julie has celebrated for each of her singles since joining Universal Records.Talking more about the collab, she says "At this time that we're all experiencing, we must always look back and remember that there's hope at the end of each hardship. I'm proud to release this new collab with Gloc-9, kahit magkahiwalay namin ginawa, may common goal kami, which is to inspire and give hope in any situation."  The two previously collaborated on the Gloc-9 track "Maleta," which was recently nominated for Best Collaboration at MYX Music Awards 2020. This previous collab also debuted at #1 upon its release. Julie also dropper her latest music video, "Better," with these tracks teasing her exploration towards different musical genres in preparation for her new EP.  Bahaghari is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records.
    980 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • After the release of her Tiktok viral hit "Better," Julie Anne San Jose returns with another #1 track, "Bahaghari" featuring non-other than OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9.   Julie and Gloc return in this hopeful new track, produced by Pino G which speaks of overcoming obstacles in love and life. The track debuted at the top spot of the iTunes Philippines All-Genre Chart upon its release, a consecutive feat Julie has celebrated for each of her singles since joining Universal Records.Talking more about the collab, she says "At this time that we're all experiencing, we must always look back and remember that there's hope at the end of each hardship. I'm proud to release this new collab with Gloc-9, kahit magkahiwalay namin ginawa, may common goal kami, which is to inspire and give hope in any situation."  The two previously collaborated on the Gloc-9 track "Maleta," which was recently nominated for Best Collaboration at MYX Music Awards 2020. This previous collab also debuted at #1 upon its release. Julie also dropper her latest music video, "Better," with these tracks teasing her exploration towards different musical genres in preparation for her new EP.  Bahaghari is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records.
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  • 09 Jul 2020
    Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista makes a comeback to the international scene as he collaborates with Indonesian Idol Grand Champion Delon in the track “We Are Here.”  Written by Christian himself, the uplifting song speaks of a friendship that knows no bounds, especially in times of hardship. Talking more about the track, Christian says “The inspiration behind the writing of the song is definitely for us to be hopeful, to be strong even if we’re experiencing this, to come together, to tell each other that we are here for each other.”  In the track, he collaborates with Indonesian artist Delon, who made his career debut as the Grand Champion of Indonesian Idol season 1 in 2004. He has since been active in the music scene, as well as acting projects in television and film. Christian first gained popularity in Indonesia with his hit single "The Way You Look at Me" in 2004. He has since appeared in a multitude of appearances and shows across Asia, bringing the Filipino talent and his well-known charm to the global stage. Through the years, Christian has done a variety of collaborations with musicians all across Asia and the world. One of his previous collaborations in Indonesia was a rendition of Jose Mari Chan’s Please Be Careful with My Heart with singer Bunga Citra Lestari, which they toured around in multiple television shows and concerts. Other international collaborations Christian has done in the past include ones with American Idol alum Jessica Sanchez, Korean group One Way, Malaysian artist Noryn Azis, Singaporean singer Kewei Tay, and Japanese artist Baby M. Aside from recorded collaborations, Christian has also performed on stage with the likes of Josh Groban and Boyzone, and starred in the 2011 Singaporean TV musical “The Kitchen Musical” alongside Karylle and other Asian co-stars. We Are Here is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records. Delon appears courtesy of NAGASWARA Indonesia.
    649 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista makes a comeback to the international scene as he collaborates with Indonesian Idol Grand Champion Delon in the track “We Are Here.”  Written by Christian himself, the uplifting song speaks of a friendship that knows no bounds, especially in times of hardship. Talking more about the track, Christian says “The inspiration behind the writing of the song is definitely for us to be hopeful, to be strong even if we’re experiencing this, to come together, to tell each other that we are here for each other.”  In the track, he collaborates with Indonesian artist Delon, who made his career debut as the Grand Champion of Indonesian Idol season 1 in 2004. He has since been active in the music scene, as well as acting projects in television and film. Christian first gained popularity in Indonesia with his hit single "The Way You Look at Me" in 2004. He has since appeared in a multitude of appearances and shows across Asia, bringing the Filipino talent and his well-known charm to the global stage. Through the years, Christian has done a variety of collaborations with musicians all across Asia and the world. One of his previous collaborations in Indonesia was a rendition of Jose Mari Chan’s Please Be Careful with My Heart with singer Bunga Citra Lestari, which they toured around in multiple television shows and concerts. Other international collaborations Christian has done in the past include ones with American Idol alum Jessica Sanchez, Korean group One Way, Malaysian artist Noryn Azis, Singaporean singer Kewei Tay, and Japanese artist Baby M. Aside from recorded collaborations, Christian has also performed on stage with the likes of Josh Groban and Boyzone, and starred in the 2011 Singaporean TV musical “The Kitchen Musical” alongside Karylle and other Asian co-stars. We Are Here is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records. Delon appears courtesy of NAGASWARA Indonesia.
    Jul 09, 2020 649
  • 03 Jul 2020
    Filipino Surf-Punk band La Playa is back with new music with the release of the "Reanimator" double. Coming off of their first track "Soul Surfin," the four-piece up-and-coming band is bringing good vibes with their track "Barrier Beach." The track brings easy listening vibes as it is reminiscent of good memories spent by the beach as if summer outside were still around.  In creating their distinct sound, the music barely heard on Philippine shores, the band cites Twin Peaks, The Orwells, Santana, Fidlar, among some artists they take inspiration from in making their songs.  If this is indicative of what is to come, La Playa is more than ready to give audiences a good time, as if they were on the beach themselves.   Reanimator is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under mustard music
    546 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Filipino Surf-Punk band La Playa is back with new music with the release of the "Reanimator" double. Coming off of their first track "Soul Surfin," the four-piece up-and-coming band is bringing good vibes with their track "Barrier Beach." The track brings easy listening vibes as it is reminiscent of good memories spent by the beach as if summer outside were still around.  In creating their distinct sound, the music barely heard on Philippine shores, the band cites Twin Peaks, The Orwells, Santana, Fidlar, among some artists they take inspiration from in making their songs.  If this is indicative of what is to come, La Playa is more than ready to give audiences a good time, as if they were on the beach themselves.   Reanimator is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under mustard music
    Jul 03, 2020 546
  • 03 Jul 2020
    Indie-pop singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas finds solace in being "Lost" as he makes his 2020 comeback to the music scene. Inspired by 90's pop-rock, the young musician continues his trajectory of bringing modern, nostalgic pop with his releases.  The track Lost in particular speaks of finding peace amidst the noise; talking more about the inspiration behind it, he says "oftentimes we find ourselves going through the motions as if we’re stuck in a loop. This song is a reminder that it's okay to take a break and escape for a while."  Prior to this release, Sandejas has started to garner a following in the Metro Manila scene, with his previous single "Sway" receiving the Wish Urban Song of the Year at the Wish 107.5 2020 Awards, and his rendition of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" reaching over 2.5M streams on Spotify. Amidst times of troubles the world is facing today, 'Lost' easily gives the comfort of good music and good vibes to help people find their way.
    614 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Indie-pop singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas finds solace in being "Lost" as he makes his 2020 comeback to the music scene. Inspired by 90's pop-rock, the young musician continues his trajectory of bringing modern, nostalgic pop with his releases.  The track Lost in particular speaks of finding peace amidst the noise; talking more about the inspiration behind it, he says "oftentimes we find ourselves going through the motions as if we’re stuck in a loop. This song is a reminder that it's okay to take a break and escape for a while."  Prior to this release, Sandejas has started to garner a following in the Metro Manila scene, with his previous single "Sway" receiving the Wish Urban Song of the Year at the Wish 107.5 2020 Awards, and his rendition of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" reaching over 2.5M streams on Spotify. Amidst times of troubles the world is facing today, 'Lost' easily gives the comfort of good music and good vibes to help people find their way.
    Jul 03, 2020 614
  • 03 Jul 2020
    Pinoy hip-hop phenom Shanti Dope returns to the scene with his latest single "Lutang" Shanti continues to prove that he's a force to reckon with in the rap scene, constantly evolving with new beats, yet retaining his relatable flows.   In the highs and lows of life, Lutang speaks about being stuck on a love that you just can't resist. A collaboration between Shanti, producers BryMnzn and DJ Klumcee, Buddahbeads, and Ejac, each one brings their own verse and style that relates to the irresistible kind of infatuation.  Prior to this track, his previous single "Normalan" recently hit over 3 million streams on both YouTube and Spotify respectively, just months after its release. The track and video were released at the onset of the ongoing pandemic, affecting both physical gigs and promotional activities, yet its appeal remained and continues to prove Shanti's growing influence in the rap scene. Aside from this, he was last seen collaborating with OPM icons Parokya ni Edgar and Gloc-9 in the track Pati Pato (Parokya Remix), another much-awaited collaboration by fans all across the board.  "Lutang" is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records.
    928 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Pinoy hip-hop phenom Shanti Dope returns to the scene with his latest single "Lutang" Shanti continues to prove that he's a force to reckon with in the rap scene, constantly evolving with new beats, yet retaining his relatable flows.   In the highs and lows of life, Lutang speaks about being stuck on a love that you just can't resist. A collaboration between Shanti, producers BryMnzn and DJ Klumcee, Buddahbeads, and Ejac, each one brings their own verse and style that relates to the irresistible kind of infatuation.  Prior to this track, his previous single "Normalan" recently hit over 3 million streams on both YouTube and Spotify respectively, just months after its release. The track and video were released at the onset of the ongoing pandemic, affecting both physical gigs and promotional activities, yet its appeal remained and continues to prove Shanti's growing influence in the rap scene. Aside from this, he was last seen collaborating with OPM icons Parokya ni Edgar and Gloc-9 in the track Pati Pato (Parokya Remix), another much-awaited collaboration by fans all across the board.  "Lutang" is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records.
    Jul 03, 2020 928
  • 03 Jul 2020
    R&B/soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte has released her debut single "Tonight", via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records. A chill track with that feel-good fairy dust sprinkled on top, ‘Tonight’ is about enjoying the night, slowing down and taking the time to soak in its magical beauty. “I’m quite the night owl and work best during the nighttime, so I decided to write a whole song about how much I love the night,” Gail shares the details about her new song. “In writing ‘Tonight’, I felt a sense of safety in the night, and I wanted to portray that in the most comfortable and magical way possible - and that’s throwing a bit of love in there. The most important thing to me is that it’s completely okay to feel vulnerable on your own in the dark of night, and it is okay to slow down every once in a while and let the night time take over.” Gail’s voice is a formidable instrument that fits the song’s easygoing charm and brimming sensuality. Her singing style works pretty well in the context of flowy arrangements and vintage sounds, and it somehow finds fascinating corners within Tonight’s urban pop appeal.  Born and raised in Singapore, of Filipino descent, Gail Belmonte started singing and performing from an early age, and has won and appeared in numerous singing competitions in Singapore and Philippines since 2016. The upcoming singer-songwriter made her theatre debut in Pangdemonium’s staging of the Tony award-winning musical, Fun Home, in 2017. Gail Belmonte has been featured on tracks by artists like fulses, thecolorfractal, Fingerfunk and Tim De Cotta. The R&B artist is finally ready to put out her own music with 3 singles planned for release in 2020, in which she explores the effects of love, heartache, falling apart and putting yourself back together again.
    527 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • R&B/soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte has released her debut single "Tonight", via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records. A chill track with that feel-good fairy dust sprinkled on top, ‘Tonight’ is about enjoying the night, slowing down and taking the time to soak in its magical beauty. “I’m quite the night owl and work best during the nighttime, so I decided to write a whole song about how much I love the night,” Gail shares the details about her new song. “In writing ‘Tonight’, I felt a sense of safety in the night, and I wanted to portray that in the most comfortable and magical way possible - and that’s throwing a bit of love in there. The most important thing to me is that it’s completely okay to feel vulnerable on your own in the dark of night, and it is okay to slow down every once in a while and let the night time take over.” Gail’s voice is a formidable instrument that fits the song’s easygoing charm and brimming sensuality. Her singing style works pretty well in the context of flowy arrangements and vintage sounds, and it somehow finds fascinating corners within Tonight’s urban pop appeal.  Born and raised in Singapore, of Filipino descent, Gail Belmonte started singing and performing from an early age, and has won and appeared in numerous singing competitions in Singapore and Philippines since 2016. The upcoming singer-songwriter made her theatre debut in Pangdemonium’s staging of the Tony award-winning musical, Fun Home, in 2017. Gail Belmonte has been featured on tracks by artists like fulses, thecolorfractal, Fingerfunk and Tim De Cotta. The R&B artist is finally ready to put out her own music with 3 singles planned for release in 2020, in which she explores the effects of love, heartache, falling apart and putting yourself back together again.
    Jul 03, 2020 527
  • 03 Jul 2020
    hilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, sets its sights in penetrating the music landscape of the Asia Pacific Region and beyond with its new tagline, #MusicBreakingBorders. This year, PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 partners with Warner Music Philippines in its mission to promote quality Filipino music on a bigger, global scale.  Global PartnershipDuring the virtual presser held on July 2, 2020 via Zoom, Managing Director of Warner Music Philippines Ian Monsod took the opportunity to talk about the record label’s role in providing sustainable recording, production, marketing and promotional support needed to ensure breakthrough of world-class homegrown talents in the international market. “The value that we bring to this equation, especially connected to the fact that it’s about #MusicBreakingBorders, is that we are international major record label. We do have a network of A&R and marketing people all around the world. In terms of judging and production process, we’ll bring that unique value of this presence to the project. We share this ambition to elevate the Filipino artist to a global stage. It’s a difficult path, but I think with our partnership, we can improve the odds.” National Artist and PhilPop Music Fest Foundation Board Member and Bootcamp Master Ryan Cayabyab opened the online press conference with a message highlighting PhilPop’s duty to harness the talents of Filipino singer-songwriters and composers to create music that can inspire and motivate a nation. “From mounting songwriting festivals every two years, PhilPop Foundation has expanded its influence and range of activities by including boot camps across the country and now publisher of original content for use in albums, commercials and movies. Through PhilPop, the MVP Group has positioned itself as the primary champion of Filipino songwriters.” Decentralizing the monopoly and supporting regional talentsPhilPop Music Fest Foundation Executive Director Dinah Remolacio also stressed the importance of decentralizing the monopoly of support to Metro Manila fellows by giving equal opportunity to the next generation of singer-songwriters based in other cities and provinces, regardless of their identity, language and cultural affiliation. Remolacio told the audience in the online press conference that the move will help create a positive impact in the music industry and dispel the notion of bias in the selection process. Remolacio added, “When we had major pivot in 2018, the first thing that we did is to make the festival biennial. In between those years, we mounted all these songwriting workshops in different parts of the country to empower other songwriters in the region, so that they could submit entries to PhilPop. We want to diversify the winning entries in every festival.” PhilPop Boot Camp coach and folk icon Noel Cabangon, on the other hand, assured the press people in attendance about the prestigious songwriting festival’s commitment in highlighting the diverse and distinct music from the different regions in the country, and upholding its vision to produce the next wave of global hitmakers and superstars. “Despite the pandemic, and the challenges brought about by uncertainty of time, we are proud to announce that we, in PhilPop, continue to push our music forward, now more than ever— we are ready to break borders.” Background of the PhilPop 2020 Songwriting FestivalPhilPop is looking for the next generation of songwriting champs through its 2020 Songwriting Festival. This year, songwriters are encouraged to submit their entries based on their origin or residence namely—Metro Manila, South Luzon, North Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. From thousands of songs submitted, only three (3) songwriters will eventually represent each cluster through rigorous adjudication process spearheaded by Warner Music Philippines and PhilPop. The top 15 songs will have the chance to work with Warner Music Philippines and compete in the final rounds. Standout entries (Top 3) will be getting cash prizes from the MVP Group of Companies:P1,000,000 for the Grand ChampionP500,000 for the 1st runner upP250,000 for the 2nd runner up Finals night will happen on November 14, 2020.Submission of entries is still ongoing until July 4, 2020. For more details on how to join, feel free to register online via their official website.PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's PhilPop is co-presented by SMART, MERALCO, MAYNILAD and Warner Music Philippines.
    597 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • hilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, sets its sights in penetrating the music landscape of the Asia Pacific Region and beyond with its new tagline, #MusicBreakingBorders. This year, PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 partners with Warner Music Philippines in its mission to promote quality Filipino music on a bigger, global scale.  Global PartnershipDuring the virtual presser held on July 2, 2020 via Zoom, Managing Director of Warner Music Philippines Ian Monsod took the opportunity to talk about the record label’s role in providing sustainable recording, production, marketing and promotional support needed to ensure breakthrough of world-class homegrown talents in the international market. “The value that we bring to this equation, especially connected to the fact that it’s about #MusicBreakingBorders, is that we are international major record label. We do have a network of A&R and marketing people all around the world. In terms of judging and production process, we’ll bring that unique value of this presence to the project. We share this ambition to elevate the Filipino artist to a global stage. It’s a difficult path, but I think with our partnership, we can improve the odds.” National Artist and PhilPop Music Fest Foundation Board Member and Bootcamp Master Ryan Cayabyab opened the online press conference with a message highlighting PhilPop’s duty to harness the talents of Filipino singer-songwriters and composers to create music that can inspire and motivate a nation. “From mounting songwriting festivals every two years, PhilPop Foundation has expanded its influence and range of activities by including boot camps across the country and now publisher of original content for use in albums, commercials and movies. Through PhilPop, the MVP Group has positioned itself as the primary champion of Filipino songwriters.” Decentralizing the monopoly and supporting regional talentsPhilPop Music Fest Foundation Executive Director Dinah Remolacio also stressed the importance of decentralizing the monopoly of support to Metro Manila fellows by giving equal opportunity to the next generation of singer-songwriters based in other cities and provinces, regardless of their identity, language and cultural affiliation. Remolacio told the audience in the online press conference that the move will help create a positive impact in the music industry and dispel the notion of bias in the selection process. Remolacio added, “When we had major pivot in 2018, the first thing that we did is to make the festival biennial. In between those years, we mounted all these songwriting workshops in different parts of the country to empower other songwriters in the region, so that they could submit entries to PhilPop. We want to diversify the winning entries in every festival.” PhilPop Boot Camp coach and folk icon Noel Cabangon, on the other hand, assured the press people in attendance about the prestigious songwriting festival’s commitment in highlighting the diverse and distinct music from the different regions in the country, and upholding its vision to produce the next wave of global hitmakers and superstars. “Despite the pandemic, and the challenges brought about by uncertainty of time, we are proud to announce that we, in PhilPop, continue to push our music forward, now more than ever— we are ready to break borders.” Background of the PhilPop 2020 Songwriting FestivalPhilPop is looking for the next generation of songwriting champs through its 2020 Songwriting Festival. This year, songwriters are encouraged to submit their entries based on their origin or residence namely—Metro Manila, South Luzon, North Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. From thousands of songs submitted, only three (3) songwriters will eventually represent each cluster through rigorous adjudication process spearheaded by Warner Music Philippines and PhilPop. The top 15 songs will have the chance to work with Warner Music Philippines and compete in the final rounds. Standout entries (Top 3) will be getting cash prizes from the MVP Group of Companies:P1,000,000 for the Grand ChampionP500,000 for the 1st runner upP250,000 for the 2nd runner up Finals night will happen on November 14, 2020.Submission of entries is still ongoing until July 4, 2020. For more details on how to join, feel free to register online via their official website.PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's PhilPop is co-presented by SMART, MERALCO, MAYNILAD and Warner Music Philippines.
    Jul 03, 2020 597
  • 03 Jul 2020
    Universal Records R&B singer JKris marks 2020 return with his latest single "Tsansa" 2019 brought a milestone for the Tawag ng Tanghalan alum, as he celebrated his first million streams with his rendition of the Ogie Alcasid classic "Sa Kanya" (the track now has over 1.5 streams on Spotify). Since his departure from the It's Showtime variety segment, he has gone to collaborate with OPM Rap Icon Gloc on the tracks Norem (which also featured Shanti Dope) and his debut single Pamaypay.  This new song "Tsansa," written by JKris himself and produced by Sly Kane (of Blaze 'N Kane), showcases the vocal range JKris is known for on top of a smooth listening track. Talking more about the song, JKris says he wrote the song based on a personal experience a few years back: "The song is about asking forgiveness from the person you care for, and in hopes that person will give you another chance in the relationship, hence the title."   With his distinct sound and relatable message, Tsansa offers another chance for JKris to take the OPM spotlight. "Tsansa" is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records
    687 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Universal Records R&B singer JKris marks 2020 return with his latest single "Tsansa" 2019 brought a milestone for the Tawag ng Tanghalan alum, as he celebrated his first million streams with his rendition of the Ogie Alcasid classic "Sa Kanya" (the track now has over 1.5 streams on Spotify). Since his departure from the It's Showtime variety segment, he has gone to collaborate with OPM Rap Icon Gloc on the tracks Norem (which also featured Shanti Dope) and his debut single Pamaypay.  This new song "Tsansa," written by JKris himself and produced by Sly Kane (of Blaze 'N Kane), showcases the vocal range JKris is known for on top of a smooth listening track. Talking more about the song, JKris says he wrote the song based on a personal experience a few years back: "The song is about asking forgiveness from the person you care for, and in hopes that person will give you another chance in the relationship, hence the title."   With his distinct sound and relatable message, Tsansa offers another chance for JKris to take the OPM spotlight. "Tsansa" is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records
    Jul 03, 2020 687
  • 03 Jul 2020
    Following the success of their debut single “Lihim Na Pagtingin,” eight-piece collective We Got returns with a follow-up that takes their reggae-infused sound to exciting new places.Their second single “Ligaya,” a cover of The Eraserheads’ inescapable hit, captures the essence of the original while redressing its vibe with fuller, brighter elements and a tropical makeover.Made more captivating with syncopated rhythms, groovy horns, and animated percussions, We Got’s version crests a euphoric wave of summer and nostalgia effortlessly without the need to go on an actual trip.“At first, we were just jamming it for fun but then, it turned out pretty good,” says vocalist and guitarist Mack de la Cruz. “So, we decided to be serious about covering the song—putting our signature We Got flavor. And there it is, a unique ‘Ligaya’ rendition. We’re very happy about how it turned out!”After deciding to include the revamped version into their set list, the band decided to record their official version at Sunny Side Sound in Cubao, Quezon City, enlisting The Eraserheads drummer and Sandwich vocalist/guitarist Raymund Marasigan as the producer.Marasigan has only positive words to describe his working relationship with We Got. “Working with them is like going to a family excursion at the beach especially when they bring delicious home-cooked meals to pre-production and recording. And we worked on capturing that vibe.”We Got’s “Ligaya” is now available on digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    809 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Following the success of their debut single “Lihim Na Pagtingin,” eight-piece collective We Got returns with a follow-up that takes their reggae-infused sound to exciting new places.Their second single “Ligaya,” a cover of The Eraserheads’ inescapable hit, captures the essence of the original while redressing its vibe with fuller, brighter elements and a tropical makeover.Made more captivating with syncopated rhythms, groovy horns, and animated percussions, We Got’s version crests a euphoric wave of summer and nostalgia effortlessly without the need to go on an actual trip.“At first, we were just jamming it for fun but then, it turned out pretty good,” says vocalist and guitarist Mack de la Cruz. “So, we decided to be serious about covering the song—putting our signature We Got flavor. And there it is, a unique ‘Ligaya’ rendition. We’re very happy about how it turned out!”After deciding to include the revamped version into their set list, the band decided to record their official version at Sunny Side Sound in Cubao, Quezon City, enlisting The Eraserheads drummer and Sandwich vocalist/guitarist Raymund Marasigan as the producer.Marasigan has only positive words to describe his working relationship with We Got. “Working with them is like going to a family excursion at the beach especially when they bring delicious home-cooked meals to pre-production and recording. And we worked on capturing that vibe.”We Got’s “Ligaya” is now available on digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
    Jul 03, 2020 809
  • 30 Jun 2020
    PhilPop has always been a reliable and trusted platform in fostering appreciation for quality and original compositions that reflect Filipino culture, experience, and identity. This year, the country’s premier songwriting competition plans to continue its mission of promoting homegrown music on a scale that’s never done before: by going global and forging regional ties.With #MusicBreakingBorders as its newest tagline, PhilPop is committed to celebrating and showcasing the diverse appeal of Filipino music through its Songwriting Festival.This also serves as an opportunity to empower underrated music talents from the Philippines to harness their potential in the international music arena, and give them the necessary support to widen their reach and adapt to various challenges and trends in the industry.MUSIC BREAKING BORDERSNational Artist and PhilPop Music Fest Foundation Board Member and Bootcamp Master Ryan Cayabyab puts into perspective the fascinating story and direction for original Pilipino music for which PhilPop dares to achieve. “Filipino music and songs become more meaningful, more colorful and more diverse when we tear down the barriers that separate us. The color that each language brings, the unique stories that each music creator conjures or creates, and the diversity of possible creations to choose from makes for a more exciting direction for Philippine popular music to take. Hence, we in Philpop has adopted the theme, Music Breaking Borders to achieve what we have set out. The other facet of Philpop’s #MusicBreakingBorders is, you probably have guessed – the task of Philippine pop music to break barriers in the international scene,” Cayabyab shares in a statement. PhilPop Boot Camp coach and folk icon Noel Cabangon also emphasizes the importance of giving voice to new, original Filipino pop songs from different parts of the country, and that an overwhelming number of aspiring songwriters outside Metropolitan Manila, have produced and written material that deserves to be heard on the mainstage. “The idea of breaking borders is to somehow break the “monopoly’ of music emanating from the National Capital Region (NCR).”Cabangon explains, “We have to admit that there is a diverse musical sound of diverse influences from the regions. Music has been one of the popular art forms that expresses the culture and way of life of the people from the region. I’m not just talking about indigenous sound and ideas but distinct people’s character and sensibility. #MusicBreakingBorders is also not just an accommodation of music from the other parts of the country, but the idea being inclusive, in the sense of original Filipino music. We somehow want to break the wall of confinement in the center and allow/open the arena, and create a broader stream. Somehow this broader stream can lead all of us to the sea and to the ocean, where borders are opening up to new ideas.”OVERWHELMING RESPONSEThe 2020 PhilPop Music Festival started accepting entries last April 25, 2020 from all over the country in 5 different clusters: Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, the National Capital Region.More than a thousand entries have already been submitted, with original and unpublished compositions not restricted to any genre, and written in various languages—from English to Filipino, from Bicolano to Ilocano, from Cebuano to Waray, and more.Submission of entries is still ongoing until July 4, 2020. For more details on how to join, feel free to register online via their official website.To date, PhilPop has produced some of the biggest songs of the last two decades, including massive streaming and radio hits performed, composed and written by Ben&Ben, Thyro and Yumi, The Itchyworms, Sam Concepcion, Johnoy Danao, Kyla, and Joey Ayala—to name a few.The respected music institution has also created a world-class and sustainable curriculum for its annual workshops and seminars, facilitated only by the best in the Philippine music industry.This year alone, PhilPop conducted several talks and performances online through its banner showcase, Q&A + Kwentuhan Songwriting and PhilPop Live, which can be streamed on its Facebook page.According to PhilPop 2020 President Ricky Vargas, the country’s biggest songwriting competition aims to strengthen its presence by “coming up with digital initiatives and strategies to engage future music industry professionals with different approaches in songwriting, production, and other modes of creative expression that are at par with international standards.” He adds, “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we remain as a stabilizing force in discovering world-class songwriters and composers, and making sure that their work stands out in terms of innovation, cultural pride, and global appeal.ADVICE TO ASPIRING COMPOSERSWhen asked about his advice to new and upcoming composers and songwriters, Ryan Cayabyab shares a few important reminders to achieve their goals of making it to the international stage. “The balance to be original and to be universal all at the same time is the key that anyone aspiring for global recognition needs to achieve. It also means that a careful balance between science and art should be the direction to take. This will entail a lot of observation and experimentation and a lot of creative spirit and practice to get to that point where one is ready to take flight! Like all types of experiments, there will be a lot of failures along the way, so we need to be prepared for the long haul: prepared physically, mentally and emotionally.”Noel Cabangon encourages everyone to focus on honing the talent and turning the process into a habit. “Get inspired, keep on writing, open your ears and eyes to new ideas and transform and them your own.” PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's PhilPop is co-presented by SMART, MERALCO, and MAYNILAD.
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  • PhilPop has always been a reliable and trusted platform in fostering appreciation for quality and original compositions that reflect Filipino culture, experience, and identity. This year, the country’s premier songwriting competition plans to continue its mission of promoting homegrown music on a scale that’s never done before: by going global and forging regional ties.With #MusicBreakingBorders as its newest tagline, PhilPop is committed to celebrating and showcasing the diverse appeal of Filipino music through its Songwriting Festival.This also serves as an opportunity to empower underrated music talents from the Philippines to harness their potential in the international music arena, and give them the necessary support to widen their reach and adapt to various challenges and trends in the industry.MUSIC BREAKING BORDERSNational Artist and PhilPop Music Fest Foundation Board Member and Bootcamp Master Ryan Cayabyab puts into perspective the fascinating story and direction for original Pilipino music for which PhilPop dares to achieve. “Filipino music and songs become more meaningful, more colorful and more diverse when we tear down the barriers that separate us. The color that each language brings, the unique stories that each music creator conjures or creates, and the diversity of possible creations to choose from makes for a more exciting direction for Philippine popular music to take. Hence, we in Philpop has adopted the theme, Music Breaking Borders to achieve what we have set out. The other facet of Philpop’s #MusicBreakingBorders is, you probably have guessed – the task of Philippine pop music to break barriers in the international scene,” Cayabyab shares in a statement. PhilPop Boot Camp coach and folk icon Noel Cabangon also emphasizes the importance of giving voice to new, original Filipino pop songs from different parts of the country, and that an overwhelming number of aspiring songwriters outside Metropolitan Manila, have produced and written material that deserves to be heard on the mainstage. “The idea of breaking borders is to somehow break the “monopoly’ of music emanating from the National Capital Region (NCR).”Cabangon explains, “We have to admit that there is a diverse musical sound of diverse influences from the regions. Music has been one of the popular art forms that expresses the culture and way of life of the people from the region. I’m not just talking about indigenous sound and ideas but distinct people’s character and sensibility. #MusicBreakingBorders is also not just an accommodation of music from the other parts of the country, but the idea being inclusive, in the sense of original Filipino music. We somehow want to break the wall of confinement in the center and allow/open the arena, and create a broader stream. Somehow this broader stream can lead all of us to the sea and to the ocean, where borders are opening up to new ideas.”OVERWHELMING RESPONSEThe 2020 PhilPop Music Festival started accepting entries last April 25, 2020 from all over the country in 5 different clusters: Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, the National Capital Region.More than a thousand entries have already been submitted, with original and unpublished compositions not restricted to any genre, and written in various languages—from English to Filipino, from Bicolano to Ilocano, from Cebuano to Waray, and more.Submission of entries is still ongoing until July 4, 2020. For more details on how to join, feel free to register online via their official website.To date, PhilPop has produced some of the biggest songs of the last two decades, including massive streaming and radio hits performed, composed and written by Ben&Ben, Thyro and Yumi, The Itchyworms, Sam Concepcion, Johnoy Danao, Kyla, and Joey Ayala—to name a few.The respected music institution has also created a world-class and sustainable curriculum for its annual workshops and seminars, facilitated only by the best in the Philippine music industry.This year alone, PhilPop conducted several talks and performances online through its banner showcase, Q&A + Kwentuhan Songwriting and PhilPop Live, which can be streamed on its Facebook page.According to PhilPop 2020 President Ricky Vargas, the country’s biggest songwriting competition aims to strengthen its presence by “coming up with digital initiatives and strategies to engage future music industry professionals with different approaches in songwriting, production, and other modes of creative expression that are at par with international standards.” He adds, “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we remain as a stabilizing force in discovering world-class songwriters and composers, and making sure that their work stands out in terms of innovation, cultural pride, and global appeal.ADVICE TO ASPIRING COMPOSERSWhen asked about his advice to new and upcoming composers and songwriters, Ryan Cayabyab shares a few important reminders to achieve their goals of making it to the international stage. “The balance to be original and to be universal all at the same time is the key that anyone aspiring for global recognition needs to achieve. It also means that a careful balance between science and art should be the direction to take. This will entail a lot of observation and experimentation and a lot of creative spirit and practice to get to that point where one is ready to take flight! Like all types of experiments, there will be a lot of failures along the way, so we need to be prepared for the long haul: prepared physically, mentally and emotionally.”Noel Cabangon encourages everyone to focus on honing the talent and turning the process into a habit. “Get inspired, keep on writing, open your ears and eyes to new ideas and transform and them your own.” PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020 is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's PhilPop is co-presented by SMART, MERALCO, and MAYNILAD.
    Jun 30, 2020 571
  • 30 Jun 2020
    Manila-based progressive metal quintet ​ORCA ​dropped a brand new track accompanied by a lyric video, ​"Spirit Breaker". ​     "Spirit Breaker" is the second single from the band’s upcoming album which explores dark themes of depression and the human psychology entitled ​"The Invitation" ​that is set to be released by the end of the year. The album will be a follow up to their two EPs Creation and ​Engender ​ released in 2015 and 2017 respectively.   “​Depression is dark, heavy, painful, and terrifying. Inflicting physical pain and even taking your own life, you think, would be much better, that the pain will stop and everything will be alright again. Instead, depression seems to go to your very soul, affecting everything in its path. Dead inside. Numb. Perhaps the worst part of it is that you remember when you actually felt something before and the contrast between then and now just makes the pain even worse. Spirit Breaker​ is a passage that opens up the first chapter of our 12 track album, The Invitation, a collection of first-hand experiences of life’s pain and suffering that we all share as human beings.​” - ​Zoren Fernandez, vocalist    "Spirit Breaker"​ Official Visualizer is available on YouTube:        For more information, visit ORCA’s pages: facebook.com/orcamusicph twitter.com/orcamusicph instagram.com/orcapilipinas www.finitefam.com/roster/orca For general inquiries, contact Karen Gonzalez at [email protected]
    707 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Manila-based progressive metal quintet ​ORCA ​dropped a brand new track accompanied by a lyric video, ​"Spirit Breaker". ​     "Spirit Breaker" is the second single from the band’s upcoming album which explores dark themes of depression and the human psychology entitled ​"The Invitation" ​that is set to be released by the end of the year. The album will be a follow up to their two EPs Creation and ​Engender ​ released in 2015 and 2017 respectively.   “​Depression is dark, heavy, painful, and terrifying. Inflicting physical pain and even taking your own life, you think, would be much better, that the pain will stop and everything will be alright again. Instead, depression seems to go to your very soul, affecting everything in its path. Dead inside. Numb. Perhaps the worst part of it is that you remember when you actually felt something before and the contrast between then and now just makes the pain even worse. Spirit Breaker​ is a passage that opens up the first chapter of our 12 track album, The Invitation, a collection of first-hand experiences of life’s pain and suffering that we all share as human beings.​” - ​Zoren Fernandez, vocalist    "Spirit Breaker"​ Official Visualizer is available on YouTube:        For more information, visit ORCA’s pages: facebook.com/orcamusicph twitter.com/orcamusicph instagram.com/orcapilipinas www.finitefam.com/roster/orca For general inquiries, contact Karen Gonzalez at [email protected]
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  • 30 Jun 2020
    An independent singer-songwriter based in Manila, Marion Talavera releases his debut single “Stranger Now” on April 10 which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Philippines and OPM Rising playlists and it’s currently #1 on Spotify’s Pinoy Indie Mix.     The ballad song “Stranger Now” tells the story of the pain and resentment that we have for someone even when they are long gone from our lives. Basically, a song that closes a chapter.   "Stranger Now" was produced by Henry Alburo and recorded at Polysonic Records.   You may check Stranger Now on Spotify:       And YouTube:       For more updates, you may check Marion Talavera's socials below:   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mariontalaveramusic/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariontalavera Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariontalavera
    608 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • An independent singer-songwriter based in Manila, Marion Talavera releases his debut single “Stranger Now” on April 10 which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Philippines and OPM Rising playlists and it’s currently #1 on Spotify’s Pinoy Indie Mix.     The ballad song “Stranger Now” tells the story of the pain and resentment that we have for someone even when they are long gone from our lives. Basically, a song that closes a chapter.   "Stranger Now" was produced by Henry Alburo and recorded at Polysonic Records.   You may check Stranger Now on Spotify:       And YouTube:       For more updates, you may check Marion Talavera's socials below:   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mariontalaveramusic/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariontalavera Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariontalavera
    Jun 30, 2020 608
  • 23 Jun 2020
    UE Jam Sessions (UEJS), the premiere music organization in University of the East, released a tribute music video dedicated to the medical practitioners and frontliners of the country, who are risking their lives amidst the pandemic crisis.“Lalaban Tayo” was written by Jenny Legapi, arranged by Choi Felipe, and executive produced by Tommy Tanchanco. Featuring 34 singers and musicians from UEJS Manila and UE Caloocan, the collaborative effort was recorded and filmed during the lockdown period in the confines of their own homes.Despite the limited resources and massive challenges that the students have to go through in the recording process, they were able to improvise and produce a studio-recording quality of the uplifting pop-rock anthem that champions the daring and uncompromised sacrifices of our modern-day heroes. It’s their contribution for all the hard work that our medical, security and essential frontliners had to endure during these uncertain times.“As we move forward in these trying times, we put our hopes in one another,” 12 Stone Records CEO Tommy Tanchanco shares. “Reshaping our lives this quarantine can never be easy for all of us, but still, let us not forget those people who risk their own lives on the front line and go beyond their call of duty.”Its accompanying music video, which was edited by Cher Manulit, interspersed individual recordings from the participating student-musicians with inspiring clips showcasing the acts of kindness and compassion of our frontliners, particularly those in the medical field. “Lalaban Tayo (A Special Tribute To Frontliners)” is now released via 12 Stone Records.
    818 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • UE Jam Sessions (UEJS), the premiere music organization in University of the East, released a tribute music video dedicated to the medical practitioners and frontliners of the country, who are risking their lives amidst the pandemic crisis.“Lalaban Tayo” was written by Jenny Legapi, arranged by Choi Felipe, and executive produced by Tommy Tanchanco. Featuring 34 singers and musicians from UEJS Manila and UE Caloocan, the collaborative effort was recorded and filmed during the lockdown period in the confines of their own homes.Despite the limited resources and massive challenges that the students have to go through in the recording process, they were able to improvise and produce a studio-recording quality of the uplifting pop-rock anthem that champions the daring and uncompromised sacrifices of our modern-day heroes. It’s their contribution for all the hard work that our medical, security and essential frontliners had to endure during these uncertain times.“As we move forward in these trying times, we put our hopes in one another,” 12 Stone Records CEO Tommy Tanchanco shares. “Reshaping our lives this quarantine can never be easy for all of us, but still, let us not forget those people who risk their own lives on the front line and go beyond their call of duty.”Its accompanying music video, which was edited by Cher Manulit, interspersed individual recordings from the participating student-musicians with inspiring clips showcasing the acts of kindness and compassion of our frontliners, particularly those in the medical field. “Lalaban Tayo (A Special Tribute To Frontliners)” is now released via 12 Stone Records.
    Jun 23, 2020 818
  • 23 Jun 2020
    The True Disciples is a Filipino indie pop/alternative rock band from Laguna, formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter/guitarist Lee Gabriel, along with drummer Melvin Valdez, guitarist Renz Emmanuel Cantos JC Figuracion on bass. The group’s musical genre’s been a mixture of alternative rock, indie pop, and experimental music influenced by several well-respected bands like The Beatles, Queen, and The Eraserheads. The band released their full-length album with 12 tracks entitled “Chorus Line” in 2008.The group parted ways in 2009 due to the members going to different schools in college.  Lee Gabriel and Melvin Valdez managed to stay together and create more music.  In 2010, a new set of three-piece band recorded songs together creating 2 albums with 11 tracks each called “Wandering Like a leaf” and “Symptoms of Insanity”. March 2020, after 10 years of live shows hiatus, the three decided to form a band that can again play live, this time it’s Melvin Valdez as the lead guitarist, Lee Gabriel on Rhythm guitar/ Vocals, Gideon Dela Cruz on drums, and completing the lineup is Melvin Valdez’ childhood friend Joed Fernandez on bass. True Disciples Spotify Link: 
    1271 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • The True Disciples is a Filipino indie pop/alternative rock band from Laguna, formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter/guitarist Lee Gabriel, along with drummer Melvin Valdez, guitarist Renz Emmanuel Cantos JC Figuracion on bass. The group’s musical genre’s been a mixture of alternative rock, indie pop, and experimental music influenced by several well-respected bands like The Beatles, Queen, and The Eraserheads. The band released their full-length album with 12 tracks entitled “Chorus Line” in 2008.The group parted ways in 2009 due to the members going to different schools in college.  Lee Gabriel and Melvin Valdez managed to stay together and create more music.  In 2010, a new set of three-piece band recorded songs together creating 2 albums with 11 tracks each called “Wandering Like a leaf” and “Symptoms of Insanity”. March 2020, after 10 years of live shows hiatus, the three decided to form a band that can again play live, this time it’s Melvin Valdez as the lead guitarist, Lee Gabriel on Rhythm guitar/ Vocals, Gideon Dela Cruz on drums, and completing the lineup is Melvin Valdez’ childhood friend Joed Fernandez on bass. True Disciples Spotify Link: 
    Jun 23, 2020 1271
  • 23 Jun 2020
    Remember the captivating voice that soothed our past heartaches with nostalgic songs we belted to in endless karaoke sessions Singer-songwriter, an advocate of children’s rights, and OPM's iconic sweet voice Acel Bisa van Ommen (now simply known as ACEL) is back with her newest single ‘'Alaala'’ which expresses one’s sadness towards the loss of a relationship while striving to reach acceptance.  Ever since its release, ‘'Alaala'’ has received numerous positive feedbacks from her fans who have expressed appreciation in not only Acel’s voice but also her songwriting prowess. Check out her latest single ''Alaala'' Spotify:   Youtube (Music Video):   Follow Acel at @acelbisavanommenon Instagram, fb.com/acelmusic, and www.acelmusic.com.
    610 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Remember the captivating voice that soothed our past heartaches with nostalgic songs we belted to in endless karaoke sessions Singer-songwriter, an advocate of children’s rights, and OPM's iconic sweet voice Acel Bisa van Ommen (now simply known as ACEL) is back with her newest single ‘'Alaala'’ which expresses one’s sadness towards the loss of a relationship while striving to reach acceptance.  Ever since its release, ‘'Alaala'’ has received numerous positive feedbacks from her fans who have expressed appreciation in not only Acel’s voice but also her songwriting prowess. Check out her latest single ''Alaala'' Spotify:   Youtube (Music Video):   Follow Acel at @acelbisavanommenon Instagram, fb.com/acelmusic, and www.acelmusic.com.
    Jun 23, 2020 610
  • 18 Jun 2020
    Multi-platinum artist John Legend is slated to drop his sixth studio album, Bigger Love on June 19 (Friday) via Columbia Records.On a lengthy Instagram post, the Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winner reveals that Bigger Love was written and produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter protests happening around the world. According to him, the upcoming album is a “celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience” and an important showcase of what makes black culture so influential and empowering.“It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human,” John Legend takes pride. “Through our art, we are able to do that. I’m under no illusion that music can save the world or solve the world’s problems, but I’ve always turned to music to help me through tough times and I know many of you have done the same.”His new album, Bigger Love features 16 soulful, R&B-laden, and pop-influenced tracks, and includes guest spots and collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody, and Camper. It is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq—the award-winning neo-soul artist who co-produced two of the most critically acclaimed albums of the last two decades: Solange’s A Seat At The Table and D’Angelo’s Voodoo.The All Of Me singer-songwriter dedicates his upcoming record to his wife, his family, and “the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am.”The album’s focus single is “U Move, I Move,” a duet featuring Jhene Aiko. With its velvety harmonies, lush arrangements, and an inescapable chorus, the R&B slow jam embraces the emotional range and vulnerability of both artists, taking listeners to a place of romantic high with just the right amount of warmth. Upon hearing the track, Legend’s wife, multimedia star Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “One of my favorite ones is one with @JheneAiko. Why don’t u guys just get fuckin married.” The tweet has racked up more than 40,000 likes and a thousand retweets.About John LegendCritically acclaimed and best-selling artist John Legend has garnered eleven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African-American man to earn an EGOT.He has released six celebrated albums including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), and A Legendary Christmas (2018). Legend starred in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" in 2018, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special and nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series). Legend joined "The Voice" for Season 16 (2019), winning with his mentee Maelyn Jarmon and is currently a judge on Season 18.John is a partner in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for "Southern Rites," "United Skates," WGN America's "Underground," and films "Southside with You" and "La La Land." As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding the misguided criminal justice policies in the US and to end mass incarceration.For more information about the album, please visit: www.johnlegend.com.
    514 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Multi-platinum artist John Legend is slated to drop his sixth studio album, Bigger Love on June 19 (Friday) via Columbia Records.On a lengthy Instagram post, the Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winner reveals that Bigger Love was written and produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter protests happening around the world. According to him, the upcoming album is a “celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience” and an important showcase of what makes black culture so influential and empowering.“It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human,” John Legend takes pride. “Through our art, we are able to do that. I’m under no illusion that music can save the world or solve the world’s problems, but I’ve always turned to music to help me through tough times and I know many of you have done the same.”His new album, Bigger Love features 16 soulful, R&B-laden, and pop-influenced tracks, and includes guest spots and collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody, and Camper. It is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq—the award-winning neo-soul artist who co-produced two of the most critically acclaimed albums of the last two decades: Solange’s A Seat At The Table and D’Angelo’s Voodoo.The All Of Me singer-songwriter dedicates his upcoming record to his wife, his family, and “the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am.”The album’s focus single is “U Move, I Move,” a duet featuring Jhene Aiko. With its velvety harmonies, lush arrangements, and an inescapable chorus, the R&B slow jam embraces the emotional range and vulnerability of both artists, taking listeners to a place of romantic high with just the right amount of warmth. Upon hearing the track, Legend’s wife, multimedia star Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “One of my favorite ones is one with @JheneAiko. Why don’t u guys just get fuckin married.” The tweet has racked up more than 40,000 likes and a thousand retweets.About John LegendCritically acclaimed and best-selling artist John Legend has garnered eleven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African-American man to earn an EGOT.He has released six celebrated albums including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), and A Legendary Christmas (2018). Legend starred in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" in 2018, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special and nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series). Legend joined "The Voice" for Season 16 (2019), winning with his mentee Maelyn Jarmon and is currently a judge on Season 18.John is a partner in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for "Southern Rites," "United Skates," WGN America's "Underground," and films "Southside with You" and "La La Land." As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding the misguided criminal justice policies in the US and to end mass incarceration.For more information about the album, please visit: www.johnlegend.com.
    Jun 18, 2020 514
  • 18 Jun 2020
    Calebral's very own drummer, Bryan Baltazar reveals his own feelings about frustration through new music with his solo project. "How Do I?" is now available on Spotify and all digital platforms.The song also has its own lyric video in Bryan's YouTube Channel 
    711 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Calebral's very own drummer, Bryan Baltazar reveals his own feelings about frustration through new music with his solo project. "How Do I?" is now available on Spotify and all digital platforms.The song also has its own lyric video in Bryan's YouTube Channel 
    Jun 18, 2020 711
  • 18 Jun 2020
    Wayback is a pop-rock quartet band showing off their classic sound through their own materials “Sana Pwede” and “Falling In Love” which both released last May 2020 under Ditto music.With their songs now out on Spotify and to all digital platforms, they’ve been actively promoting their first single release “SANA PWEDE” which was officially launched at Wish 107 bus roadshow last October 2019.Since then, they’ve been receiving a lot of support from OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipino Mang-aawit) and their followers through different social media platforms. Wayback continuously looking for a venue to showcase and promote their music if given the opportunity.And while the music industry still on halt due to health crisis, Wayback is now focusing on writing and recording their own materials to fulfill their mutual desires and enjoy their passion for music. You may check out their songs and social media accounts below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcabyaW/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/55gljhA3OS7TMGUorpbNRV?si=DHW1KhC5RMGrJkQ_zIxRUQYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgPB3QaN-HcrotdbfaJjmA
    1097 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Wayback is a pop-rock quartet band showing off their classic sound through their own materials “Sana Pwede” and “Falling In Love” which both released last May 2020 under Ditto music.With their songs now out on Spotify and to all digital platforms, they’ve been actively promoting their first single release “SANA PWEDE” which was officially launched at Wish 107 bus roadshow last October 2019.Since then, they’ve been receiving a lot of support from OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipino Mang-aawit) and their followers through different social media platforms. Wayback continuously looking for a venue to showcase and promote their music if given the opportunity.And while the music industry still on halt due to health crisis, Wayback is now focusing on writing and recording their own materials to fulfill their mutual desires and enjoy their passion for music. You may check out their songs and social media accounts below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcabyaW/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/55gljhA3OS7TMGUorpbNRV?si=DHW1KhC5RMGrJkQ_zIxRUQYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgPB3QaN-HcrotdbfaJjmA
    Jun 18, 2020 1097
  • 16 Jun 2020
    In the midst of these trying times, most of us might need a tinge of assurance and hope that conquering whatever problem laid in front of our eyes is a guaranteed future—and Gin Rum and Truth has given us their message of encouragement, just in time when we are called and unified to celebrate and fight for what’s just and right.Well, for starters, Gin Rum and Truth is a 5-piece local grunge outfit formed by musicians who have genuinely taken heart the spirit of rock and roll in themselves. Being in the local rock industry for years, they’ve managed to earn their name and gain an organic following because why not? Gin Rum and Truth really creates that quality grunge sound that pumps you up with angst and unspoken strength, making you want to listen more and stay ’til the end of their show (bonus points for their very rock and roll looks!)We got the crisp voice of nature-loving and big beer fan Yok Tano on the mic, skater slash gamer Snide on lead guitars, chill and laidback Mey Reyes on bass, gearhead Alquin Eledana on rhythm guitars, and music brainiac Inigo Mortel on drums. Their sideline differences never became a barrier for them to communicate their opinions as a band since they’ve built a strong foundation of friendship, making their music career life more enjoyable and memorable.‘KALAYAAN’: AN OATH THAT WE CAN MAKE IT TOGETHER Last June 12, Gin Rum and Truth released their new single ‘Kalayaan’. Apparently, they timed its release to the exact date of the Philippine Independence Day—a day where the country’s freedom is exalted, reminisced, and fought for.The song starts with a smooth and soulful guitar lick, followed by Yok’s soothing vocals depicting anxiety whilst being locked up in the midst of chaos, but still fervently dreaming about a place where everything seems to be safe, serene, and at peace. Basically, that’s the whole song’s message—that no matter how long it takes or hard everything might be for all of us, there will come a time where freedom will be within our reach and together we can reach that place where better days are promised for the rest of our lives.If the lyrics struck you the most, then listen closely to the instruments that bind them together. It’s a solemn gospel, but a firm one in encouragement, too. You can hear the notes of motivation in every guitar riff, and the solos are uplifting—it could be easily associated to watching the sun rise in the wee hours of the day. It may not be that 100% grunge-sounding, but the rock and roll feels never left.The whole package gives you this sense of newfound strength and determination to keep you going for the rest of the day, and as Gin Rim and Truth has written, “Tayo ay lilipad / Patungo sa iyong pugad”—we’ll all get to the better days in time.Why don’t you give it a go? Stream Gin Rum and Truth’s ‘Kalayaan’ here:Check out more of Gin Rum and Truth:Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/GRTspotifyFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/ginrumandtruthYouTube: www.youtube.com/ginrumandtruthInstagram: www.instagram.com/ginrumandtruthTwitter: www.twitter.com/ginrumandtruth  
    1017 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • In the midst of these trying times, most of us might need a tinge of assurance and hope that conquering whatever problem laid in front of our eyes is a guaranteed future—and Gin Rum and Truth has given us their message of encouragement, just in time when we are called and unified to celebrate and fight for what’s just and right.Well, for starters, Gin Rum and Truth is a 5-piece local grunge outfit formed by musicians who have genuinely taken heart the spirit of rock and roll in themselves. Being in the local rock industry for years, they’ve managed to earn their name and gain an organic following because why not? Gin Rum and Truth really creates that quality grunge sound that pumps you up with angst and unspoken strength, making you want to listen more and stay ’til the end of their show (bonus points for their very rock and roll looks!)We got the crisp voice of nature-loving and big beer fan Yok Tano on the mic, skater slash gamer Snide on lead guitars, chill and laidback Mey Reyes on bass, gearhead Alquin Eledana on rhythm guitars, and music brainiac Inigo Mortel on drums. Their sideline differences never became a barrier for them to communicate their opinions as a band since they’ve built a strong foundation of friendship, making their music career life more enjoyable and memorable.‘KALAYAAN’: AN OATH THAT WE CAN MAKE IT TOGETHER Last June 12, Gin Rum and Truth released their new single ‘Kalayaan’. Apparently, they timed its release to the exact date of the Philippine Independence Day—a day where the country’s freedom is exalted, reminisced, and fought for.The song starts with a smooth and soulful guitar lick, followed by Yok’s soothing vocals depicting anxiety whilst being locked up in the midst of chaos, but still fervently dreaming about a place where everything seems to be safe, serene, and at peace. Basically, that’s the whole song’s message—that no matter how long it takes or hard everything might be for all of us, there will come a time where freedom will be within our reach and together we can reach that place where better days are promised for the rest of our lives.If the lyrics struck you the most, then listen closely to the instruments that bind them together. It’s a solemn gospel, but a firm one in encouragement, too. You can hear the notes of motivation in every guitar riff, and the solos are uplifting—it could be easily associated to watching the sun rise in the wee hours of the day. It may not be that 100% grunge-sounding, but the rock and roll feels never left.The whole package gives you this sense of newfound strength and determination to keep you going for the rest of the day, and as Gin Rim and Truth has written, “Tayo ay lilipad / Patungo sa iyong pugad”—we’ll all get to the better days in time.Why don’t you give it a go? Stream Gin Rum and Truth’s ‘Kalayaan’ here:Check out more of Gin Rum and Truth:Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/GRTspotifyFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/ginrumandtruthYouTube: www.youtube.com/ginrumandtruthInstagram: www.instagram.com/ginrumandtruthTwitter: www.twitter.com/ginrumandtruth  
    Jun 16, 2020 1017
  • 15 Jun 2020
    First released on streaming platforms last February of this year, pop punk quintet Seasick’s debut single ‘Runaway’ already made its way to the hearts of their intimate circle of supporters as their heartbreak anthem.However, for the month of June, the band released a reimagined rendition of ‘Runaway’ as a special treat as we welcome the start of the rainy season—the perfect season for all those feels. The song easily encapsulated the pain withheld by its lyrics, and the acoustic musical arrangement made it possible for all the feelings to jump out—making it the perfect song to share your heartbreak and your rainy afternoon with.ABOUT THE BANDGathered by the same passion to be heard, Seasick was formed in December 2019 by individuals who each come from far-flung cities—which makes you think the impossibility of forming a band that produces quality pop-punk music. But lo, the distance didn’t stop them from creating so.Raf Sanandres (vocals), JC Girado (guitarist), and Lex Agnazata (bassist) all hail from Metro Manila. Beet Ponciano (drummer) beats his way from the farther north, Bulacan and Ian Balagtas (guitarist) comes all the way from the farther south, Laguna. Each member came from different project bands before gathering to form Seasick. Raf and Beet were part of the now defunct Toxic Daydream and Lex was playing for Moonlit Pavements. At some point, Raf and Beet would perform with Lex, too. Ian, still part of his band At Last Farewell, was interested in joining the band and recruited his fellow guitarist Kidd, who also happens to play with him for his side project band speaksoft.However on February 2020, Kidd left Seasick to pursue his main band Trailing Noises, which led the band to look for a new guitarist to which JC landed the role.After their successful release of their debut track ‘Runaway’ last February 2020, Seasick followed with another amazing rendition of The 1975’s hit track ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ just months after, releasing it last May 2020.Their recent release is their reimagined rendition of ‘Runaway’, which is now available on all digital streaming platforms.Check out their music here:Runaway (Reimagined) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3hokeR7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasickph/ 
    927 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • First released on streaming platforms last February of this year, pop punk quintet Seasick’s debut single ‘Runaway’ already made its way to the hearts of their intimate circle of supporters as their heartbreak anthem.However, for the month of June, the band released a reimagined rendition of ‘Runaway’ as a special treat as we welcome the start of the rainy season—the perfect season for all those feels. The song easily encapsulated the pain withheld by its lyrics, and the acoustic musical arrangement made it possible for all the feelings to jump out—making it the perfect song to share your heartbreak and your rainy afternoon with.ABOUT THE BANDGathered by the same passion to be heard, Seasick was formed in December 2019 by individuals who each come from far-flung cities—which makes you think the impossibility of forming a band that produces quality pop-punk music. But lo, the distance didn’t stop them from creating so.Raf Sanandres (vocals), JC Girado (guitarist), and Lex Agnazata (bassist) all hail from Metro Manila. Beet Ponciano (drummer) beats his way from the farther north, Bulacan and Ian Balagtas (guitarist) comes all the way from the farther south, Laguna. Each member came from different project bands before gathering to form Seasick. Raf and Beet were part of the now defunct Toxic Daydream and Lex was playing for Moonlit Pavements. At some point, Raf and Beet would perform with Lex, too. Ian, still part of his band At Last Farewell, was interested in joining the band and recruited his fellow guitarist Kidd, who also happens to play with him for his side project band speaksoft.However on February 2020, Kidd left Seasick to pursue his main band Trailing Noises, which led the band to look for a new guitarist to which JC landed the role.After their successful release of their debut track ‘Runaway’ last February 2020, Seasick followed with another amazing rendition of The 1975’s hit track ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ just months after, releasing it last May 2020.Their recent release is their reimagined rendition of ‘Runaway’, which is now available on all digital streaming platforms.Check out their music here:Runaway (Reimagined) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3hokeR7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasickph/ 
    Jun 15, 2020 927
  • 11 Jun 2020
    One of the Philippines’ most awaited Metal shows is about to happen as the arrival of today’s most renowned masked entity is imminent. PULP Live World is excited to announce SLIPKNOT LIVE IN MANILA, happening on a new date—January 15, 2021 at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City. The multi-platinum Grammy-winning act continues to send shockwaves through the global Metal community, having released their widely anticipated sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind. Released in August 2019 and highlighted by tracks like “The Birth of the Cruel”, “Solway Firth”, and the lead single “Unsainted”, Slipknot’s latest record has unsurprisingly left much of the music world in awe.“With their latest studio album, Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career,” remarks Consequence of Sound, with The Independent declaring, “The sheer ambition of We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering as their seminal record Iowa – the dynamic might be even better.” Meanwhile, Billboard attests, “Iowa’s greatest musical export has only improved on its genre-busting sound.” The UK’s NME puts it simply: “The 'Knot's sixth album is an astonishing record.”Slipknot emerged towards the end of the 20th Century from the US midwestern town of Des Moines, Iowa and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective in contemporary music. 1999’s eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern-day classic and was honored by Metal Hammer as the “Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.” The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certifications in the US, with many of the band’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status around the globe.To date, the band has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for “Before I Forget”), and has also scored 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, with 30 million unit sales and over 2.5 billion YouTube views to date. Slipknot’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous — the band’s last studio album, 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world including the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).With the arrival of We Are Not Your Kind came more feats to Slipknot’s name. It marked the band’s third consecutive #1 Album on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, all music videos off the album, directed by M. Shawn Crahan, have each trended worldwide on YouTube. “Unsainted” was at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hours. Slipknot have also amassed over 52 million views in only two months. The nine-piece act also shook the world with the live debuts of “Unsainted” and their 2018 single “All Out Life” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, both of which have become the show’s most viewed music performances of 2019 on YouTube.Fans of the band all over the world, Maggots as they are called, have continued to revere the band’s inscrutable trademark of theatrics that’s written all over a kind of music that has allowed them to change the face of modern heavy metal as we know it. The same can be said of Filipino fans of Slipknot, who have ceaselessly waited and clamored for this upcoming concert 15 years since the band was supposed to perform in the Philippines for the first time.Now, over a decade and a half since the ill-fated show, Slipknot are on their way to the Philippines for the first time ever to bring their visually arresting, incendiary, and spectacular live show to the hallowed grounds of Amoranto, a venue that has witnessed the exponential and almost incomprehensible growth of the Filipino metal community through the years. The upcoming Manila show, which has been years and years in the making, will also be a 'must-see' event in what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting periods in the Iowa band's 20-year career.SLIPKNOT LIVE IN MANILA, happening on January 15, 2021 at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, is proudly presented by PULP Live World. Gates open at 5:00PM and the show starts at 7:00PM. Ticket selling resumes on June 30, 2020, 10AM through SM Tickets, TicketNet, AirAsia RedTix, and Platinumlist.net. Tickets are priced at P6,660 (Red Zone), P5,550 (Black Zone), and P2,220 (White Zone). Ticketing charges apply. Tickets purchased prior to the postponement will still be valid on the rescheduled show date and all details such as ticket prices, tiers, and sections, will REMAIN THE SAME for the new date.For more show information, visitwww.pulp.ph and keep your eyes glued to our PULP Live World social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #SLIPKNOTLiveInManila
    2357 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the Philippines’ most awaited Metal shows is about to happen as the arrival of today’s most renowned masked entity is imminent. PULP Live World is excited to announce SLIPKNOT LIVE IN MANILA, happening on a new date—January 15, 2021 at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City. The multi-platinum Grammy-winning act continues to send shockwaves through the global Metal community, having released their widely anticipated sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind. Released in August 2019 and highlighted by tracks like “The Birth of the Cruel”, “Solway Firth”, and the lead single “Unsainted”, Slipknot’s latest record has unsurprisingly left much of the music world in awe.“With their latest studio album, Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career,” remarks Consequence of Sound, with The Independent declaring, “The sheer ambition of We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering as their seminal record Iowa – the dynamic might be even better.” Meanwhile, Billboard attests, “Iowa’s greatest musical export has only improved on its genre-busting sound.” The UK’s NME puts it simply: “The 'Knot's sixth album is an astonishing record.”Slipknot emerged towards the end of the 20th Century from the US midwestern town of Des Moines, Iowa and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective in contemporary music. 1999’s eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern-day classic and was honored by Metal Hammer as the “Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.” The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certifications in the US, with many of the band’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status around the globe.To date, the band has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for “Before I Forget”), and has also scored 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, with 30 million unit sales and over 2.5 billion YouTube views to date. Slipknot’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous — the band’s last studio album, 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world including the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).With the arrival of We Are Not Your Kind came more feats to Slipknot’s name. It marked the band’s third consecutive #1 Album on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, all music videos off the album, directed by M. Shawn Crahan, have each trended worldwide on YouTube. “Unsainted” was at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hours. Slipknot have also amassed over 52 million views in only two months. The nine-piece act also shook the world with the live debuts of “Unsainted” and their 2018 single “All Out Life” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, both of which have become the show’s most viewed music performances of 2019 on YouTube.Fans of the band all over the world, Maggots as they are called, have continued to revere the band’s inscrutable trademark of theatrics that’s written all over a kind of music that has allowed them to change the face of modern heavy metal as we know it. The same can be said of Filipino fans of Slipknot, who have ceaselessly waited and clamored for this upcoming concert 15 years since the band was supposed to perform in the Philippines for the first time.Now, over a decade and a half since the ill-fated show, Slipknot are on their way to the Philippines for the first time ever to bring their visually arresting, incendiary, and spectacular live show to the hallowed grounds of Amoranto, a venue that has witnessed the exponential and almost incomprehensible growth of the Filipino metal community through the years. The upcoming Manila show, which has been years and years in the making, will also be a 'must-see' event in what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting periods in the Iowa band's 20-year career.SLIPKNOT LIVE IN MANILA, happening on January 15, 2021 at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, is proudly presented by PULP Live World. Gates open at 5:00PM and the show starts at 7:00PM. Ticket selling resumes on June 30, 2020, 10AM through SM Tickets, TicketNet, AirAsia RedTix, and Platinumlist.net. Tickets are priced at P6,660 (Red Zone), P5,550 (Black Zone), and P2,220 (White Zone). Ticketing charges apply. Tickets purchased prior to the postponement will still be valid on the rescheduled show date and all details such as ticket prices, tiers, and sections, will REMAIN THE SAME for the new date.For more show information, visitwww.pulp.ph and keep your eyes glued to our PULP Live World social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #SLIPKNOTLiveInManila
    Jun 11, 2020 2357
  • 11 Jun 2020
    Singer-songwriter Denice Lao returns with an acoustic track that talks about finding peace amidst chaos by remembering those who love us.Written during the quarantine period, Denice collaborated with dancers who interpreted the song at the comforts of their own homes. Denice Lao partners with dancers Karina Dayrit, Cassie Remigio, and Marco Morial who showed their own interpretations of the song through movements. The song features many personal touches from Denice as she opens with the sound of the birds from their neighborhood recorded from her room to immortalize the clarity of birds singing during the quarantine.A distinct piano sound was also noticeable tail-end which was actually an heirloom piano passed on to the singer-songwriter, meant to represent her family as one of the inspirations of the song.Denice also did a Facetime Photography with Dichali Dela Cerna to fully maximize all the possible ways to continue creating music despite the restrictions of being in quarantine.Get to know more about Denice and her songs by checking her out on www.facebook.com/denicelaomusicor following her on @denicelaomusic at Twitter and Instagram. ‘Breathe’ is now out on Spotify, Youtube, and all other music platforms.
    883 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Singer-songwriter Denice Lao returns with an acoustic track that talks about finding peace amidst chaos by remembering those who love us.Written during the quarantine period, Denice collaborated with dancers who interpreted the song at the comforts of their own homes. Denice Lao partners with dancers Karina Dayrit, Cassie Remigio, and Marco Morial who showed their own interpretations of the song through movements. The song features many personal touches from Denice as she opens with the sound of the birds from their neighborhood recorded from her room to immortalize the clarity of birds singing during the quarantine.A distinct piano sound was also noticeable tail-end which was actually an heirloom piano passed on to the singer-songwriter, meant to represent her family as one of the inspirations of the song.Denice also did a Facetime Photography with Dichali Dela Cerna to fully maximize all the possible ways to continue creating music despite the restrictions of being in quarantine.Get to know more about Denice and her songs by checking her out on www.facebook.com/denicelaomusicor following her on @denicelaomusic at Twitter and Instagram. ‘Breathe’ is now out on Spotify, Youtube, and all other music platforms.
    Jun 11, 2020 883
  • 09 Jun 2020
    Singer-songwriter Hannah Pangilinan continues her musical journey this year with her latest original "Pag Nandiyan."    Coming from the success of her debut single "Nagbabakasakali," Hannah returns with a brand new Tagalog track, which is a collaboration with Daniel Paringit of up and coming alt-pop band Better Days.      The mellow duet, co-written by both artists together with Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and Darwin Hernandez ("Torete"), speaks of unspoken feelings between two friends who like each other.      Talking more about the song, Hannah says "it's like the awkward, mutual feeling between two close friends who are unsure about pursuing romantic love with one another." She likewise says she enjoyed the collaboration process with Daniel and their co-writers, which has helped her with her experience as a songwriter. Prior to this track, Hannah released her single "Limits" in 2019 which she also penned herself.     With the forces behind the easy-listening track, and its relatable lyrics, Pag Nandiyan is another exciting OPM collaboration to listen to.     Pag Nandiyan is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. 
    865 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Singer-songwriter Hannah Pangilinan continues her musical journey this year with her latest original "Pag Nandiyan."    Coming from the success of her debut single "Nagbabakasakali," Hannah returns with a brand new Tagalog track, which is a collaboration with Daniel Paringit of up and coming alt-pop band Better Days.      The mellow duet, co-written by both artists together with Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and Darwin Hernandez ("Torete"), speaks of unspoken feelings between two friends who like each other.      Talking more about the song, Hannah says "it's like the awkward, mutual feeling between two close friends who are unsure about pursuing romantic love with one another." She likewise says she enjoyed the collaboration process with Daniel and their co-writers, which has helped her with her experience as a songwriter. Prior to this track, Hannah released her single "Limits" in 2019 which she also penned herself.     With the forces behind the easy-listening track, and its relatable lyrics, Pag Nandiyan is another exciting OPM collaboration to listen to.     Pag Nandiyan is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. 
    Jun 09, 2020 865
  • 06 Jun 2020
    Covid pandemic and lockdown will never stop Calebral to make good music as they just drop their brand new single "Takbo".  Pinoy Rock and Roll continues even in our own cribs with Calebral and their new single "Takbo". It is now available on Spotify and other digital platforms.For more info and updates you may visit and like their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/calebralmusic
    1074 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Covid pandemic and lockdown will never stop Calebral to make good music as they just drop their brand new single "Takbo".  Pinoy Rock and Roll continues even in our own cribs with Calebral and their new single "Takbo". It is now available on Spotify and other digital platforms.For more info and updates you may visit and like their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/calebralmusic
    Jun 06, 2020 1074