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100 Essential Filipino Tracks of 2016 (#60 – 41)

100 Essential Filipino Tracks of 2016 (#60 – 41)

2016 is the year local hip-hop marked its artistic renaissance and bred generation-defining, underground anthems that garnered critical acclaim. It’s also the year that paved way ...

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Calix x BLKD – Di Matitinag

Calix x BLKD – Di Matitinag

  It’s been difficult keeping up with the recent spate of events leading to the burial of the late Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, a desperate move to rewrite hist ...

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Devices – Midday

Devices – Midday

Devices have always been a cut above their Atenean music peers, a band whose swoony guitar chords and addictive melodies subvert expectations. On “Midday,” they continue to take t ...

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Twin Lobster – Don’t Argue

Twin Lobster – Don’t Argue

  Twin Lobster has always been an essential part of the local indie-rock canon, a band that managed to turn the trappings and sentiments of youth into something exquisite but rela ...

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Up Dharma Down – Just A Smile

Up Dharma Down – Just A Smile

  There’s no secret recipe to a great cover song, but you can spot brilliance easily when the material is taken to a whole new level of ownership and artistry, sometimes blurring ...

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We Are Imaginary – A Good Kind of Sad

We Are Imaginary – A Good Kind of Sad

While most songs on We Are Imaginary’s latest album, Death To Romanticism have found new footing in the noisier, more left-field spectrum of indie-pop, “A Good Kind of Sad” remain ...

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Ankhten Brown x Alex Omiunu – Catch ‘Em All (Video)

Ankhten Brown x Alex Omiunu – Catch ‘Em All (Video)

We’re a bit late to the timeline, but the music video of Ankhten Brown and Alex Omiunu’s “Pokémon Go” is a feast that we’d like to be part of. Released last week, the 4-minute cli ...

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Archive of Unfinished Projects – Old Dog

Archive of Unfinished Projects – Old Dog

  “Old Dog” takes us to the darker corners of Itos Ledesma’s psyche with an elevated dose of recklessness so primal and natural that it brings more good than harm. It has the acer ...

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Munrö – Take Me

Munrö – Take Me

Munrö’s “Take Me” is more than just a pristine experiment that chronicles some grand unrealized possibility. The song glides in the form of a ghosted memory, fleeting and ringing ...

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Kiana Valenciano – Circles

Kiana Valenciano – Circles

Coming from a lineage of showbiz royalty, it should be easy for someone like Kiana Valenciano to land a high-profile breakthrough on TV and film. But instead of using her connecti ...

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