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 ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù (by Rico Blanco) and ‚ÄúManila‚Äù (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.
About Rico Blanco
Rico Blanco has been in the music industry for a long time and he‚Äôs first known as one of the founding members of the band Rivermaya. Rico Blanco left Rivermaya in May 2007. On June 2008, Warner Music Philippines released Rico Blanco‚Äôs first single (as a solo artist) ‚ÄúYugto‚Äù. His song ‚ÄúYugto‚Äù won the ‚ÄúSong of the Year‚Äù award in the Awit Awards. Check out the interview with Rico Blanco at: http://musicstudio.coca-cola.com.ph/index.php/videos/vid-1323155486426/videos.html
About Amber Davis
Amber Davis is a Filipina-American artist. Her first single ‚ÄúManila‚Äù instantly became a hit in 2007. In the same year, she won in the Awit Awards for ‚ÄúBest Performance by a New Female Recording Artist.‚Äù She also became RX 93.1‚Äôs ‚ÄúArtist of the Year‚Äù in 2007. In the 2010 Urban Music Awards her song ‚ÄúTaas Noo‚Äù featuring Gloc 9 won the ‚ÄúBest Original Song‚Äù award. She was also awarded as the “Best Female R&B Artist” in the 2010 Urban Music Awards. She has singles being sold in iTunes. Please do check it out. Check out the interview of Amber Davis here: http://musicstudio.coca-cola.com.ph/index.php/videos/vid-1323154924573/videos.html
‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù and ‚ÄúManila‚Äù Mash-up Review
‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù is a song from Rico Blanco‚Äôs debut album, ‚ÄúYour Universe‚Äù, as a solo artist. ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù made it to the number one spot in the Hong Kong charts. This is one of my favorites from the album ‚ÄúYour Universe‚Äù. ‚ÄúManila‚Äù is from Amber Davis‚Äô album ‚ÄúFeel Good Music‚Äù.
Hearing those two songs shouldn‚Äôt be that hard to mash-up together. ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù is a bit upbeat and makes me want to dance while the song ‚ÄúManila‚Äù falls under the R&B genre.
The ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù and ‚ÄúManila‚Äù mash-up sounded like a medley. They first started off with the first part of ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù. I think it‚Äôs a faster version. Then, they transitioned to ‚ÄúManila‚Äù with a reggae sound and then to reggae/alternative. And then both Amber Davis and Rico Blanco sang ‚ÄúManila‚Äù and ‚ÄúNeon Lights‚Äù altogether for their finale. I think that‚Äôs the best part of their mash-up.
Check out the mash-up performance of Amber Davis and Rico Blanco: http://musicstudio.coca-cola.com.ph/index.php/videos/vid-1323154738933/videos.html
Here‚Äôs the backstage photos of the mash-up performance of Amber Davis and Rico Blanco: http://musicstudio.coca-cola.com.ph/index.php/album-level2/1320739187139/album.html
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