Urbandub’s Farewell Concert

And so, it happened last May 9. I was actually thinking of joining the Nike Women’s run (happened on the same night). Since it’s their farewell concert, I certainly did not want to miss the opportunity to watch them live.

Check out my recording of their performance of “Soul Searching” (from their album “Influence” that was released in 2003).

Haven’t heard of Urbandub’s music? Listen to their music on Spotify.

Rico Blanco and Amber Davis Mashup

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Rico Blanco and Amber Davis are both solo artists but, their music belongs to two different genres which can result into an interesting mash-up. The songs that Rico Blanco and Amber Davis mashed up were “Neon Lights” (by Rico Blanco) and “Manila” (by Amber Davis).

I think that Amber Davis is very lucky to work with Rico Blanco since Rico Blanco has a lot of experience and is one of the country‚Äôs top composers/songwriters. Continue reading “Rico Blanco and Amber Davis Mashup”

Mobbstarr and Somedaydream at Coke Music Studio

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It’s the first time I’ve heard of Somedaydream while Mobbstarr has been around in the music scene for a long time. Have you heard the song “Itsumo”? Yes, they are the hip-hop group behind that song.

Somedaydream and Mobbstarr will be mashing up the songs ‚ÄúDelivery Boys‚Äù (by Somedaydream) and ‚ÄúEargasmic‚Äù (by Mobbstarr). Having heard both of the songs in YouTube, I think that they won‚Äôt have much a hard time doing the mash-up. The song ‚ÄúEargasmic‚Äù is like a combination of hip-hop, electronica, R&B while the song ‚ÄúDelivery Boys‚Äù is electro-pop. However, the tempo of the both songs are way different, so I guess that part could be challenging for the both of them. Continue reading “Mobbstarr and Somedaydream at Coke Music Studio”

A Week in Metro Manila: Up Dharma Down

A Week in Metro Manila: Up Dharma Down is a documentary by Tony Rago. Finally, the documentary film by Rago will be first shown in Manila at November 12 at Capones, A. Venue. Aside from the film screening, Up Dharma Down will also perform and as well as The Charmes. 😀 The event shall start at 9pm. Entrance fee is 200 pesos. Continue reading “A Week in Metro Manila: Up Dharma Down”

Rocksteddy and Quest Mash Up review

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During the rehearsals in preparation of the mash-up performance of Rocksteddy and Quest, they do not look pressured. This is probably because that Quest and Teddy (of Rocksteddy) know each other.

I like their creative process in coming up with the mash-up. Rocksteddy listened to ‚ÄúBack to Love‚Äù first. The chords of the song was patterned from Quest‚Äôs song since the key of ‚ÄúBack to Love‚Äù and ‚ÄúGising Na‚Äù does not differ much. Check out the interviews of Quest and Rocksteddy: Continue reading “Rocksteddy and Quest Mash Up review”

Champ and Kitchie Nadal Mash-Up Review

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Champ and Kitchie

Since Champ and Kitchie Nadal sometimes get to be in the same gig together, I haven‚Äôt noticed any awkward moments during their rehearsals. Also, I think Champ‚Äôs band are great performers especially that Monty Macalino (vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire of Mayonnaise) is one of them. Continue reading “Champ and Kitchie Nadal Mash-Up Review”

Champ and Kitchie Nadal at Coke Music Studio

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Champ and Kitchie

The last Coke Music Studio featured the mash-up of Callalily and Kiss Jane. They are both bands. This time, they are featuring both solo artists who belonged to a band once. These solo artists are: Champ and Kitchie Nadal.

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Champ and Kitchie

The songs that they‚Äôll mash-up together are ‚ÄúHanging Habagat‚Äù (by Champ) and ‚ÄúBulong‚Äù (by Kitchie Nadal). ‚ÄúHanging Habagat‚Äù was the first single released by Champ while ‚ÄúBulong‚Äù was one of the singles released under Kitchie Nadal‚Äôs album ‚ÄúKitchie Nadal‚Äù. Continue reading “Champ and Kitchie Nadal at Coke Music Studio”

4th International .MOV Fest September 5 and September 6 Schedule

If you’ll be around UP Diliman later and tomorrow, .MOV fest will be having film screenings there. All screenings will be held at the UP Film Center, Cine Adarna starting at 1pm. If you’ll try to catch the 1pm schedule, please go there earlier to purchase tickets ( available at PhP 100 each).

September 5 (Monday)

1:00 p.m: Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, Sweden)
3:00 p.m: La Vie Moderne (Raymond Depardon, France)
7:00 p.m: Babae ng Hangin (Lav Diaz, Philippines)

Continue reading “4th International .MOV Fest September 5 and September 6 Schedule”

Callalily and Kiss Jane Mash-up review

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Jaq and Kean

The episodes featuring Callalily‚Äôs and Kiss Jane‚Äôs rehearsals looks fun. Well, the idea of collaborating with another artist is really exciting for another recording artist because of the creativity they put in their musical arrangement. I think they are also thrilled working with Raimund Marasigan with their musical arrangement. Raimund Marasigan‚Äôs bands are under the management of Soupstar Entertainment where Callalily also belongs. Continue reading “Callalily and Kiss Jane Mash-up review”