Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hardwell & Zedd To Headline Road to ULTRA Philippines

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Will Return to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Tickets Now on Sale

The world's most international festival brand, ULTRA Worldwide, returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to ULTRA Philippines on September 15, as it reveals the all-star lineup for its 2017 edition.


Having last performed in the Philippines in 2014, Hardwell has been confirmed to headline the event, joined by German hitmaker, Zedd, who on his last visit to the capital city performed to an astonishing 12,000 people.

GetterREZZ and Sam Feldt will support the two headliners, with both Getter and REZZ, two of the fastest-rising stars in dance music, making their debuts in the Philippines. Local support for the event will be announced in the coming months.

Road to ULTRA Philippines will also be moving back outside to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on September 15, having moved indoors last year for one year. Previous iterations of Road to ULTRA Philippines have hosted some of the biggest electronic talents on earth including Alesso, A-Trak, Skrillex and Tiësto.

Having announced its lineup, tickets priced at P5500, 3500, 1500 are now on sale and available exclusively via smtickets.com and Ultraphilippines.com (1500 tickets are sold out). Produced by Blackwater and Ovation Productions. For VIP tables, call 532-8883 or email info@ultraphilippines.com. Sponsored by Sony Extra Bass.

Road to ULTRA Philippines is one of an incredible EIGHT events that ULTRA Worldwide are set to host in Asia throughout the month of September. For the full calendar of remaining ULTRA events in Asia, see below. For all ULTRA Worldwide dates, head to umfworldwide.com

Road to ULTRA India Mumbai – September 7
Road To ULTRA New Delhi – September 8
ULTRA China – September 9-10
Road To ULTRA Taiwan – September 10
ULTRA Beach Bali – September 14-15
Road To ULTRA Philippines – September 15
Road To ULTRA Hong Kong – September 16
ULTRA Japan – September 16-18

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Guest Experience at Power Mac Center Spotlight

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August ushers in a celebration of world class musical talent performance by acclaimed Filipino composer Nilo Alcala. He debuts original compositions for the Manila Symphony Orcherstra on August 6 at Power Mac Center Spotlight.

Simultaneously, Spanish composer, Edouard Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ (1874), will be performed by German-Indonesian guest violin soloist, Iskandar Widjaja. Joining this stellar pair of performers is bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak's 'Symphony No.8,' who will be under the baton of Singaporean conductor Darrell Ang. 

This officially marks the beginning of the 2017 to 2018 season of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from PHP1400, 1000, 900, 550, 350; available at all Ticketworld outlets

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christian Bautista To Release Second Single “Huling Harana” This July 28

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You can still download Christian Bautista's first single #Kapit on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and Spinnr






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Having a multitude of accolades under his belt doesn’t stop Christian Bautista from pursuing new ventures. Last June, the City of Manila and Mayor Joseph Estrada presented Asia’s Romantic Balladeer with the “Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan” award for his contribution in the local and international music scene. Christian said in an interview that receiving the award felt “close to home” because the awardees were carefully chosen by “those within the [Manila] community” themselves. Aside from being a critically acclaimed icon in the music industry, the singer is also known for his character, Winston, in GMA-7’s hit television show “My Love From The Star” which airs from Monday to Friday and also stars Jennelyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva.

The renowned hit-maker recently launched his latest single, Kapit, under Universal Records. The track, which Christian describes as one that speaks of “holding on” in the face of a relationship’s trials, is the theme song of GMA-7’s primetime Koreanovela, “Innocent Defendant”. The Korean TV drama is scheduled after “I Heart Davao” and before “Saksi” on the premier television network. The music video for the said song, shot in Solaire Resort and Casino, premiered last month as well. The carrier single served as a sneak peek for Christian’s upcoming album, which the sought-after vocalist reveals is a new phase and a kind of self-rediscovery.

The second single for the much-anticipated album is entitled Huling Harana, which Christian explains is a track that veers away from the typical Broadway vibe. The “hugot”-filled ballad, written by Banda Ni Kleggy’s Rye Sarmiento, is a follow-up to the successful carrier track,Kapit. It will be available digitally this July 28 on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, and Spinnr.

Equipped with exemplary songwriting expertise and years of experience in the industry, Christian Bautista has scheduled his album—which he co-wrote and co-produced himself with the help of Universal Records—for release very soon. He is currently working on new materials for the upcoming record. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

COLDPLAY’S KALEIDOSCOPE EP OUT TODAY

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PLUS NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘MIRACLES (SOMEONE SPECIAL)’

Coldplay’s new five-track Kaleidoscope EP is out to download and stream worldwide today (the CD and vinyl versions of the EP will follow on August 4). Click to listen on Spotify or Apple Music / iTunes.


The band have also just premiered a new lyric video for Miracles (Someone Special), a collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean, which you can watch now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7atDQreame4

The EP was produced by the band’s long-term collaborators Rik Simpson and Daniel Green, together with Bill Rahko, and features a new live version of Coldplay’s hit single with The Chainsmokers, Something Just Like This, recorded in Tokyo in April. The full tracklisting is as follows:

1.         All I Can Think About Is You

2.         Miracles (Someone Special) - Coldplay & Big Sean

3.         A L I E N S

4.         Something Just Like This (Tokyo Remix) - Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

5.         Hypnotised


The EP is the sister release to the band’s acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams album, which has sold more than 5 million copies since its December 2015 release. The four new songs were recorded in the band’s on-the-road studio during their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which reaches Paris this weekend for three sold out nights at the Stade de France.

The song A L I E N S was co-written by Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno, Rik Simpson and Markus Dravs. All proceeds from A L I E N S will go to Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), an international NGO which rescues migrants and refugees in peril at sea in the Mediterranean. The band are patrons of the charity.

The A Head Full Of Dreams Tour continues to North America for dates in August, September and October, before culminating with newly-announced shows in Brazil and Argentina in November. More than 4.6 million tickets have now been sold for the tour. For the full list of upcoming concerts, go to coldplay.com/tour.

Monday, July 10, 2017

EXO Launched Official Twitter Account with Special Emoji

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11 Million Tweets were generated to welcome the leading K-Pop band on Twitter


10 July 2017, PHILIPPINES - Leading K-Pop band EXO, which is about to make its comeback in mid-July, opened its official Twitter account @weareoneEXO on 8 July and was welcomed with an extraordinary 11 million Tweets from fans around the world over the weekend. Soon after launching the account, the hashtags #EXO and #KoKoBop were trending globally on Twitter.

EXO are so loved by fans from all over the world that they have been generating an average of more than one million Tweets a day without having an official account on Twitter. Last year, EXO topped the list of Top Trending Artists on Twitter, winning top global artists.

Top Trending Artists in 2016 on Twitter:
1.     #Exo
2.     #Jimin
3.     #Prince
4.     #JustinBieber
5.     #DavidBowie
6.     #OneDirection
7.     #Bambam
8.     #Beyonce
9.     #Jin
10.  #Jungkook

Exo opened its official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO) at 9:26 pm PHT on 8 July and posted its first Tweet. The popular K-POP band used Twitter’s ‘Instant Unlock’ feature to unveil their new album teaser videos before the comeback. ‘Instant Unlock’ is a feature that allows people to view special videos and content by engaging with a Tweet.

At around midnight on the next day, 9 July, one of the EXO members, Kai's 15-second teaser video was unveiled and the Tweet volume once again jumped. Fans of EXO continued to talk on Twitter about hoping to release a teaser video for each member and 3.7 million Tweets were generated overnight.

Twitter is celebrating the opening of EXO’s official account and has set up a special emoji to help fans around the world cheer for the comeback. EXO’s special emojis will appear on all Tweets using the official hashtags: #EXO#엑소#TheWarEXO,#KoKoBop starting 8 July until 8 August 2017.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Liam Gallagher Debut solo album ‘As You Were’ out October 6th

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SHARES NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘CHINATOWN’

Debut solo album ‘As You Were’ out October 6th on Warner Bros. Records

“Everything you’d want from a solo Liam Gallagher: big tunes, great singing, plenty of attitude.” – Q

“Arguably the greatest frontman of his generation.” – NME

“The very essence of a rock’n’roll star.” – The Times

“Music needs him more than ever.” – ES Mag

The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at GlastonburyNME described it as “a swaggering, emotional moment”“worth the hype” and “one of Glastonbury’s finest moments” before concluding “never underestimate the man, he was made for moments like this.” Between Glastonbury, his recent sold-out underplay tour and an emotional performance at One Love ManchesterLiam Gallagher has demonstrated that he’s back to his very best.


Now Liam continues to build anticipation for the October 6th release of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’ by sharing the new lyric video for his latest track ‘Chinatown’.

In contrast to the punchy ‘Wall Of Glass’‘Chinatown’ is an atmospheric psychedelic slowburner in which Liamutilises the more tender side of his inimitable vocal stylings. As a pairing, the two tracks hint at what to expect from‘As You Were’ with Liam adding a modern sheen to his passion for a wide-range of influences from the 60s and 70s.

‘Chinatown’ was produced and written by Andrew Wyatt, the frontman of the band Miike Snow, whose previous credits include collaborations with the likes of Florence + The Machine. In addition to his work on ‘Chinatown’Wyatt also co-wrote four other tracks on ‘As You Were’ in the shape of ‘Wall Of Glass’‘Paper Crown’‘Come Back To Me’ and ‘Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’

After Liam ignited the album’s writing process with the heavy duty soul-rock of ‘Bold’‘As You Were’ was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced (‘Wall Of Glass’‘Paper Crown’‘Come Back To Me’ and the psychedelic whoosh of ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London.

“I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Liam“It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”

One of the most striking aspects of ‘As You Were’ is that all the songs have a purpose. There’s no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over, be that the swinging, Bo Diddley-like ‘Greedy Soul’, which incinerates someone who’s the “ungrateful dead” or the mega-ballad ‘For What It’s Worth’ which serves up the album’s biggest chorus.

The tracklisting for ‘As You Were’ is:

1.     ‘Wall Of Glass’
2.     ‘Bold’
3.     ‘Greedy Soul’
4.     ‘Paper Crown’
5.     ‘For What It’s Worth’
6.     ‘When I’m In Need’
7.     ‘You Better Run’
8.     ‘I Get By’
9.     ‘Chinatown’
10.  ‘Come Back To Me’
11.  ‘Universal Gleam’
12.  ‘I've All I Need’

Bonus tracks on deluxe editions of the album

13.  ‘Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’
14.  ‘All My People / All Mankind’
15.  ‘I Never Wanna Be Like You’

The ‘As You Were’ cover features an iconic new portrait of Liam which was taken by the influential photographer, fashion designer and creative director Hedi Slimane.

‘As You Were’ is now available to pre-order from https://l-gx.com/lg_asyouwere with ‘Wall Of Glass’ and ‘Chinatown’ provided as an instant download. It will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl (standard 12” and limited edition coloured 12” formats).

A special boxset is also available from https://wbr.ec/lg-store-dlxboxset. It compiles a coloured 12” vinyl of the album, an exclusive 7” format of ‘For What It’s Worth’, a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind TheBeatles’ ‘Revolver’ album cover) and additional collectors’ items.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ALERON WINS TOP PRIZE IN ALL-MALE CATEGORY IN INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION IN GERMANY

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ALERON, the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club under the musical direction of Christopher Ong Arceo arrived recently after participating in the 10. Förderkreis Internationale Chortage Mainhausen from June 9-11, 2017 bringing with them the good news !!!!!.
ALERON garnered a Gold Certificate, and placed first in the ALL-MALE CATEGORY, besting choirs from Europe and South America.
            According to the judges, what set ALERON apart from its competitors was its stability in sound while presenting something unique with each competition piece, showcasing the group’s versatility. These were most evident in their praises for the interpretation and performance of the compulsory piece “Die Linien des Lebens sind Versheiden” by Heinrich Poos and Philippine National Artist Francisco Feliciano’s “Pamugun.”

            The Förderkreis Internationale Chortage Mainhausen is an international event celebrated in Germany, in the villages of the Mainz and Zellhausen regions. Since 1988, the choral community has been meeting in Germany to present and enjoy music of a high caliber. The competitors and the visiting audience enjoy the hospitality of the villages and communities in this region. The competition requires a high degree of musical literature and artistic expression.

ALERON, translated from Latin as "the winged one,"  is geared towards exploring the male choral soundscape. Through innovative programming and the performance of repertoires across musical styles and genres, the group aims to deliver to its audiences a diverse and unique choral experience.

ALERON first came into existence in 2006 as the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club under the musical direction of Christopher Ong Arceo.Today, the group is composed of male choristers from different backgrounds: most of which are from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines musical networks.

For further information, please check info@aleronchoir.com