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Filipino hip-hop group 8 BALLIN’ tackles love in its varied forms on new single “DI NA”

8 BALLIN’ explore exciting new grounds with the release of “DI NA,” their debut single under Def Jam Philippines. With its minimalist beats and uniformly gentle guitar licks, the Filipino rap crew’s crossover anthem allows the group to set an acoustic-tinged blueprint for local hip-hop, and infuse it with a contemporary-sounding approach to production. “Di […]

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Love is a gamble in Dionela’s latest single “Sugal”

The soothing R&B track equates loving someone to betting your heart in a gamble: it’s a risky endeavor that has no assurance of winning or losing, but it’s part of growing up. “The song is about being courageous in falling in love again after so many heartbreaks from your past toxic relationships,” the Agaw singer-songwriter/producer […]

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James Arthur shares personal changes in life and relationships on new album, It’ll All Make Sense In The End

British singer-songwriter James Arthur is finally back with his highly anticipated fourth studio album, It’ll All Make Sense In The End. Having written and recorded bulk of the songs during the lockdown in the comforts of his home, the versatile hitmaker spent some time ruminating on the changes in his personal life, while using it […]

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syd hartha reflects complicated attitude towards love and relationships on folk-pop single “kung nag-aatubili”

The folk-pop tune will be part of her upcoming 5-track EP to be released in the first quarter of 2022, and serves as her first original material for 2021 after contributing vocals for Tokimeki Records’ city pop-inspired “Carnival” and participating in Coke Studio Season 4. According to the 19-year-old artist, “kung nag-aatubili” reflects her complicated […]

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GLOC-9 Collabs with Grace Cristobal and Achieves Mutual Life Milestones

The creative naturally flows during special occasions. With Gloc-9 celebrating his birthday this October, it is no surprise that a song or two will pop out. However, more than this, it is also more fulfilling to be an instrument of realizing someone else’s dreams. Last August, Gloc-9 came to an agreement with Alkaviva Waters Philippines […]

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Zack Tabudlo finishes 2021 strong with his full length debut album, Episode!

2021 was a year of breakthroughs for singer-songwriter, and producer Zack Tabudlo. His anthemic singles “Binibini” and “Nangangamba” dominated multiple local and international charts across major streaming platforms. After signing to Island Records Philippines/MCA Music in 2020, Zack emerged as one of the fastest rising OPM artists that we have seen in the last year […]

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Ben&Ben team up with Taiwanese Mandopop star WeiBird on dreamlike track “Cheap Love”

2021 has been a massive year for Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben in terms of commercial and critical success. Their sophomore album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno has earned glowing praises from reputable music critics and publications in the Philippines and Asia, with Rick Olivares of ABS-CBN News calling it a “brilliant masterpiece” and Paul John […]

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Zack Tabudlo delivers romantic earnestness on new song “Ba’t Ganto Ang Pag-ibig”

It’s interesting to think how infatuation can bloom into something divinely romantic, yet difficult to articulate. But in Zack Tabudlo’s universe, expressing one’s affection is better delivered in stripped-down, guitar-pop music—as if he knows that a way to someone’s heart is a sweet, melodic chorus and a soaring instrumentation. Released ahead of his highly anticipated […]

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BLASTER joins Island Records Philippines, releases Japanese version of new song “DISKO FOREVER”

Promising newcomer BLASTER has recently joined the esteemed roster of Island Records Philippines, a domestic label division under UMG Philippines, which is dedicated to helping the best musical talent from the Philippines to achieve local success, whilst reaching new audiences worldwide. The lead guitarist and occasional vocalist of award-winning band, IV of Spades will be […]

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Over October navigates uncertainty with hope on new EP, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow

Listen to Over October’s EP, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow: https://overoctober.lnk.to/MTMT Filipino alternative rock quartet Over October has spent a good chunk of their early days making a definitive bid for legitimacy with their brand of melodic and transcendent music. They started building their cred by playing for small gigs in bars such as Route 196 […]