The Best OPM Releases of 2023

Best OPM 2023

When Chito Miranda said that we’re in the golden age of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), we unanimously chimed “AMEN.” Thanks to social media, hyped collaborations, and an overwhelming boom of talent in lyricism and sound across genres, OPM has never enjoyed this much love and popularity. Records were shattered, rabid fanbases were formed, and international […]

Jess Connelly on Misconceptions, Viral Stars, and Bittersweet Lessons

Jess Connelly

Jess Connelly is synonymous with the local R&B scene. It’s a name built on high-profile collaborations, international tours, and a consistent discography that churns out music better than the last.  JCON, fresh from the release of her album “Bittersweet”, makes relevancy look easy. It’s tough to carve out your place, let alone endure in an […]

Rivermaya Reunites Rico, Bamboo, Mark, and Nathan


Rivermaya is bringing nostalgia by reuniting Rico Blanco, Bamboo Mañalac, Nathan Azarcon, and Mark Escueta for a show on February 17, 2024, at the SMDC Festival Grounds. Live Nation Philippines announced the reunion on their social media accounts. Tickets are priced at P2,550 (Bronze), P6,550 (Silver), P11,750 (Gold), and P14,750 (VIP). The classic lineup saw […]

Blaster Silonga Tributes IV of Spades with “Mundo” Throwback

Blaster Silonga

IV of Spades lead guitarist and co-vocalist Blaster Silonga (stylized BLASTER) gave a throwback moment through a live rendition of their 2018 chart-topper, “Mundo,” at the Kosmik island Show last October 7, 2023, at the Balcony Music House. TikTok: @jenncena Said to be performed for the first time since their public “disbandment” in 2020, BLASTER […]

Spotify Radar Nurtures Fledging Filipino Sound

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2023 poses as a year of emergence—as the booming Filipino-music industry converges local sound with themes of traditional storytelling. The language of which music is composed may vary, yet the effect it bestows upon the soul makes it suitable for all. Spotify Radar pioneers the movement, providing a platform for emerging Filipino artists to introduce […]

Remembering This Brilliant Hamilton x Itchyworms “You’ll Be Back” Remix

Hamilton x Itchyworms “You’ll Be Back” Remix

The timeless Itchyworms’ melody “Akin Ka Na Lang” (translated as “Be Mine Instead”) receives a compositional makeover that has sparked some social media buzz. The classic Pinoy tune was remixed by YouTuber stone ocean, and features Jonathan Groff’s rendition of “You’ll be Back”—one of the many iconic tracks from the incoming Hamilton production set to […]

Must-Listen: CA Christian Alexander “Right Back” Album Feat. Kiana V

"Right Back" Album - CA Christian Alexander

“Right Back” is an apt title for the debut album of record producer Christian Alexander aka CA. It serves as a redemption project of sorts for the Filipino-American, who contemplated retiring from music in 2022 after a string of ventures didn’t go as planned. “I was featured on PARADISE RISING’s semilucent 2 EP in 2021,” […]

Shanti Dope, HELLMERRY “Y.G.G.” MV is a Viral Hit

Shanti Dope

Shanti Dope with another banger Shanti Dope kicks off 2023 with his latest release “Y.G.G.” with his rap bud HELLMERRY. The single is the pair’s first collaboration since the release of “Loaded” from the former’s “Basic EP.” Apart from the Shanti Dope’s noticeable experimentation of a different flow,, “Y.G.G.” also trended as high as #3 […]