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It was tough, but here are our picks of the decade’s best LPs
The 1990s were a time of Gameboy, flannel shirts and Doc Martens. And occasionally, some pretty great music. In the Philippines, balladeers and pop divas were making waves then (as they are still doing now), but undoubtedly, the decade belonged to bands. The ...
 
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The five-piece band just released its second single, and trust us, you're going to want to "Get Down" with it.
Look for Original Pilipino Music on streaming sites like Spotify and you won’t be disappointed. There’s a wealth of talent out there just waiting for ears to tune in. While that’s a good thing for us listeners, it poses a bit of ...
 
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The “Into You” hitmaker is hoping to land a spot at the annual Wanderland Music Festival.
There are many aspiring local artists who start creating music in their teens, but not a lot can claim to have made major label executives sit up and take notice. Fern. is one of them. Fernando Tan—or simply Fern. (with a period)—is a ...
 
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The 22-year-old is the definition of a Pinoy artist making it in the big leagues.
He’s performed at music festivals around the world like Reading, Leeds and—the big one—Coachella. He’s graced the stage of the O2 Arena in London and thrilled audiences in cities all across Great Britain, the U.S. and Asia as the support act to ...
 
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First wave of artists include a Grammy nominee and an English math rock group.
A special reunion set of OPM supergroup Cambio is one of the highlights of this year’s All of the Noise, a music showcase featuring talks, a music expo, and performances from local and international acts. Composed of Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Kris Gorra-Dancel, ...
 
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It’s a big move for a record label that shut down its local office just seven years ago.
There’s no denying the monumental shift in the music industry over the last 10 to 15 years. The advent of digital music and streaming services has upended how music is produced and consumed and the traditional model of artists signing to a ...
 
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Remember "Lumba Lumba?"
Love songs are supposed to be sweet, sentimental, and laden with enough musical mush to titillate the senses, or at the very least, put a smile on our faces. But what if they’re confusing, weird and downright creepy?Believe it or not, love ...
 
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It's a reminder that the drug war is far from over.
“One death is too much.” This is the thrust of Kolateral, a research-backed rap album centered solely on the drug war.Conceptualized and crafted by a group of friends that go by the name Sandata, which is headed by well-known local artists BLKD and ...
 
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Hop from gig to gig!
The local music scene is brimming with new talents, with some of them having interesting beginnings. We have indie-folk band Ben&Ben, who's starring in a film and December Avenue, who rose to fame primarily through streaming. With so many emerging talents and bands, it feels like we don't have enough time to ...
 
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The song is called Pag-Ibig sa Tabing-Dagat.
The last time Orange & Lemons called for a press conference, it was 2007 and founding member Clem Castro wasn’t allowed inside the venue. Fast forward 12 years and things are a bit different. Okay, a LOT different. Castro was joined by brothers ...
 
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Award-winning singer-songwriter Johnoy Danao has been making music since the 1990s, and he's not about to stop now.
Johnoy Danao might not exactly be music superstar, but for lovers of Filipino acoustic music, he’s practically a household name. Although many people have heard of his unique take on popular pop-rock and alternative songs, the guitar-playing singer-songwriter is also known for his ...
 
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Founding members Melody del Mundo and Czandro Pollack answer questions about the record and the band's status.
When its album Closure was released in 2017, we thought we’d seen the last of ‘90s Pinoy dream pop band Sugar Hiccup. Closure was, in a manner of speaking, the band’s swan song; an album containing material from decades ago but never ...
 
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Yano's Dong Abay features as vocalist.
Fans of hard rocking Pinoy band Razorback might want to check out its latest song which was released on Tuesday, May 7. It’s special for two reasons: folk rock icon Dong Aboy features on vocals and it’s the last song the band ...
 
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Original band member Paco Arespacochaga talks about reuniting with the rest of the band making It in the U.S., and living their version of the American dream
“Actually, we are the number one OPM band in North America.”This is quite a strong claim—the sort that would raise eyebrows—from Paco Arespacochaga, longtime drummer and founding member of Introvoys. He pauses a moment for emphasis, chuckles, and then clarifies his statement.“Because ...
 
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The band explosion of arguably the best decade for OPM produced many notable singers
When you’re talking about the best vocalists of 90s OPM bands, there’s a lot to choose from. The 90s were fertile ground for some of the best Pinoy music ever, so naturally, it would be easy find some of the best OPM ...
 
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Two of the country’s best musicians let their guard, and their hair down, in this Esquire exclusive.
Reese Lansangan and Clara Benin first met during Elements Music Camp, an intensive music workshop for Filipino songwriters, but they were aware of each other’s music way before then. Benin says she discovered Lansangan on YouTube in high school and started following ...
 
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IV of Spades, Sarah Geronimo and Ben&Ben put a new spin on classics in Spotify's latest campaign
For many of those who grew up on the music of the 90s (Eraserheads, Rivermaya, Razorback) and early 2000s (Sugarfree, Barbie Almalbis, Spongecola), there’s the prevailing notion that OPM (Original Pilipino Music) today just isn’t what it used to be. Some would ...
 
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When you’re in need of some seriously fresh tracks
Reese LansanganThe indie sweetheart came out with “Islands” late last year and while it was a solid effort—a foray into lounge-y electro-pop—I’m partial to this acoustic version. It’s familiar and nostalgic, and contains such intensely catchy lines like “I want to hold ...
 
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Apa Ongpin and Pepe Diokno remember the rock star outside of his life in music.
Joey “Pepe” Smith was already a well-known musician and a fixture in Manila’s gig circuit for years when he was arrested and charged with violations of the country’s anti-illegal drugs laws in 1992. The rocker had a history with substance abuse, of ...
 
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A friend and fan remembers the late, great musician
I thought it was a cruel joke.At around 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, news about Brian Velasco's death by his own hand started spreading like wildfire across social media. I don't need to talk at length about what an incredible drummer ...
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