New EP Rotonda and 20 years Of Gloc-9′s unstoppable force in rap music

The multi-awarded rap icon Gloc-9 is celebrating his 20th year in the Philippine music industry as he marks this milestone with a brand new EP entitled “Rotonda” released under Universal Records. After his one year contract with Star Music and the release of the album “Sukli,” he recently renews ties with his former label, Universal Records as he proudly recalls remarkable working moments with the record label.

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The launch of his new EP creates an avenue for me to get back to covering press cons after quite some time. And yes, I finally said yes to Ms. Grace Foronda’s invitation and I’m happy that I am able to squeeze in good times again such as this before work. I miss lining up with some media friends for light snacks and just talk about the traffic and how busy we were these days.

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Gloc-9 celebrates two decades

“Siguro isa lang ‘yung magkaroon ka ng sariling kanta pero ang pagiging totoo mo at kapag nakikita ng tao na hindi ka namamlastik lang dahil gusto mo lang sumikat. Ako’y nangarap lang din, nangangarap pa rin na rap artist ngayon. Iyon siguro ‘yung nakita nila na nakakarelate sila. I try my best na hindi ako magmukhang isang taong mahirap lapitan,” answers Gloc-9 on how he achieved longevity in his career. I don’t know if there are really fundamental steps to a successful long-term career in the music industry but all I know is that music is in Gloc-9’s DNA.

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‘Care Divas’: A Special Run for the New Filipino Heroes

I once encountered an unanswered question before. How can you really get people to go to the theater especially the ones who never stepped foot in a theater before? It made me think about this, “Are there enough reasons that the theater experience is still worth the effort? How about Care Divas?”

Even though theater seems to be a good medium of full intended experience, the Filipinos’ level of maturity and audience appreciation to the theater is still low. But theater as part of the cultural menu, nowadays more and more opportunities and great ideas come in from young minds as they become braver and fearless enough to gamble to wider boundaries.

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Think “Rak of Aegis,” “Katy,” “Sa Wakas,” “Ako si Josephine,” “Dirty Old Musical,” “Mula sa Buwan,” and now Care Divas is back for a special run.

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With Sir Toot’s invitation, I am being introduced to another original Pinoy musical that pays tribute to all overseas Filipino workers as the present-day heroes of our country. The press launch of Care Divas makes me clamor to search for the answers.

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Kyle Echarri Introduces New Album, His Moment to Shine

Stating being busy is just an easy excuse. Considering the Manila traffic, I find it hard to really make time to attend to other things out of the way and those things that are not really work related. We would like to think that we prioritize the things that matter the most. But with the combination of choice and willingness, as well as priority, I attended Kyle Echarri’s blog con recently. Yes!

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I’m just happy to be able to make it on time with the help and the invitation of Sir Richard Paglicawan of Lionhearttv. I had to rush to the blog con venue at the MCA Music office in Ortigas Center after office hours. I miss working with his group, connecting, learning and engaging with them.

I’m expecting a big group of bloggers but nothing beats a homey intimate meet up with the 13-year-old teen singing star and The Voice Kids alumna Kyle Echarri as he releases his first solo debut album billed as “It’s Me, Kyle.”

Released under MCA Music, Kyle’s first carrier single is an original song entitled “Fall for Me.” A song that showcases his maturing voice, and he’s dedicating it to all the people who have supported him since day one of his career. “I dedicate to my fans this song as the lyrics tells us ‘You and me, we’re a perfect melody,’ because without them, my career would be nothing.” Lyric video below courtesy of KyleEcharriVEVO.

Fans can now listen to and download the album “It’s Me, Kyle” through digital downloads and streaming via Spinnr, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer and VEVO. You can buy the CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets.

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Darren Espanto: ‘Be With Me’ on My Journey to Music

We miss covering blog conferences and meet blogger friends, this time we enjoyed tremendous fun conversations and moments with Fil-Canadian singer, Darren Espanto.

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Time flies so fast that this young man has been achieving countless accomplishments in his career at such a young age since breaking out in “The Voice of the Philippines” Kids edition. He’s growing up so fast that even though it kind of makes me feel old, it gives me this feeling of inspiration whenever I hear his music and transitions.

I think it’s a normal feeling to be proud though that he doesn’t stop chasing his dreams with a high mainstream relevance morphing into a teen pop star sensation.

At the blog con, he shared some honest conversations — he has written songs for his sophomore album “Be With Me,” promoting a sure hit concert “D Total Experience,” answering controversial issues and enumerating the journey as an artist with his unstoppable Darrenatics fans remaining by his side.

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