I follow Ebe Dancel on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts and his former band Sugarfree helped me to appreciate Filipino music even more. As I listen to their musicality over the years, I can say that this band was an expert when it comes to melancholy and sad songs, deep diving into your heart with gloomy lyrics. But I don’t know with you, I enjoy them even more.
Catcalling and sexist remarks on women is never okay and 20th century men should know better not to disrespect women for whatever reason.
It seems O Diva, consist of power belters, Liezel Garcia, Emmanuelle Vera, Klarisse De Guzman are also fed up with the antics of misogynistic men. During a performance in their show We Love OPM, they sang Katawan by the popular 70’s boy band, Hagibis. [Read more…]
OPM is well and alive, and it continues to serve new sound for the delight of our fellowmen. It may not sound like the ’90s, but it definitely set another standard for the Pinoy urban music. In our playlist, you can hear either beautifully combined instruments and digital mixes or poetically written lyrics with upbeat rhythm. All set for different mood and circumstances.
In this another edition of Monday Mixtape, we try to give you a variety of OPM flavor that may be part of your playlist. It’s a combination of alternative rock, instrumental, movie soundtrack, indie and feel good music. The current local independent music scene tries to reach us through their craft. These local bands are persistent to make Filipino music survive.
Enough of the introduction, let’s hear their music that will make your Monday easier to endure. [Read more…]
It’s safe to say that we have been in a constant habit of craving and looking for new music that will fit our personalities. It binds us together to create such beautiful relationships among us. Just like language, music is dynamic. It continues to evolve to different tunes that become gem for different set of people.
In this case, it’s fair to say that OPM today continues to thrive in our local music scene. Contemporary local music artists may have influences from foreign musicians and well-known Pinoy bands like Eraserheads, Tropical Depression, Juan dela Cruz or even Cynthia Alexander, but they try to make their own identity and sound. Fortunately, they successfully made it and their music becomes accessible any time for those who wanna hear it.
Most of the songs from our playlist are fairly new from rising independent bands, while others are from respectable bands like Up Dharma Down. The playlist is a variation of sounds, vibes, and messages that allow you to experience a roller-coaster of emotions.
From soul to jazz to retro to indie pop/rock to kundiman to trihop, the new blood of local musicians offer new and impressive tunes that deserve to be part of our playlists.
Now, who says that OPM is dead? And because it’s our first mixtape for 2015, we’d like to give you a little more than 20 songs. [Read more…]