Maine Mendoza Joins the Clique of Phenomenal Non-Singing Stars to Release an Original Single

It’s been more than a year when they announced that Maine Mendoza is set to have a musical project under Universal Records. I was stunned, for I’ve seen what Maine’s singing capabilities are. Why would she yearn to release an album despite her limitations in the musical front? Non-Singers with Recording Contracts It has been commonplace in the Filipino entertainment industry to bank on phenomenal … Continue reading Maine Mendoza Joins the Clique of Phenomenal Non-Singing Stars to Release an Original Single

Unique Lets us in the Deeper Layers of his Psyche through his Sophomore Album, ‘Pangalan’

Listening to Unique Salonga’s sophomore effort Pangalan has transported me into the deep-seated psychedelic stream of his consciousness–sounds of isolation, clutter, disturbance, struggles. Mysterious as he is, he gives us a chance to see through him in Pangalan. That is if we puzzle out his every stance. The 8-track sophomore album won’t be an easy feat for his usual bubblegum pop-loving fans unless they’ve been … Continue reading Unique Lets us in the Deeper Layers of his Psyche through his Sophomore Album, ‘Pangalan’

Gian Dakay, the Man Behind Operation Melody

Good day, everyone. In light of the crisis our world is facing today, I send you well-wishes and remind you to safeguard your health. Let us all hope that this pandemic will end soon. Meanwhile, I’m sure many of you have started working from home. Now is the best time to discover new music. This week on Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs, we’re doing a spin … Continue reading Gian Dakay, the Man Behind Operation Melody

Fritz, the K-Pop Senior Behind The Patbingsoo

Way before K-pop reached its peak as a worldwide phenomenon, there were already a few people who have devoured the genre. People from outside of Korea who have been fans of K-Pop since 2007 or earlier are now called K-pop seniors. This week, we are featuring one of the people who celebrated the K-pop craze with me during its earlier days, and he’s here to … Continue reading Fritz, the K-Pop Senior Behind The Patbingsoo

Getting to Know I Belong to the Zoo

Interview footage by OC-Craft. As one of the breakthrough artists of 2019, I belong to the Zoo (Argee Guerrero) has a lot going on in his career. He has had several collaborations, one of them being Moira dela Torre, and currently Mayonnaise. With Argee’s sad and poignant songs, one would always be curious how those creations came to life. In August of last year, me … Continue reading Getting to Know I Belong to the Zoo

Picks from my Spotify Release Radar in February 2020

Goodbye, February! You were so fast! There are more songs than I could devour. I hope you check the songs of artists you haven’t heard of after checking out this post.☺ Spotlight by Jessie Ware – This girl never disappoints. I love how this song mixes contemporary, classic, and electronic (the synthesizers remind me of a Gorillaz hit). Desole by Gorillaz and Fatoumata Diawara – … Continue reading Picks from my Spotify Release Radar in February 2020

Jade Ang, the Old Soul Rocker from Singapore

Our playlist sharer for this week is one of the people I follow here on WordPress. As a music lover and a cinephile, she remains true to her feature articles and reviews. Hence, what she writes is always remarkable. You should follow her blogs, The Ü and Brimstone Tales. 1. Please introduce yourself. Hello, this is Jade from Singapore. Thanks for allowing me to share my … Continue reading Jade Ang, the Old Soul Rocker from Singapore

Co-Bloggers and Creators, Share your Playlists!

Hello, co-creators! This February, I started a weekly blog segment/category under Music where I ask people to share their playlists (either via Spotify or Youtube). The Title is “Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs.” I let people choose a playlist (whatever music you listen to, I am open!) they want to share on my blog and readers, and answer a few questions regarding that. I’ve already started … Continue reading Co-Bloggers and Creators, Share your Playlists!

Spotify’s Data Proves that K-Pop is Dominating the World

K-Pop is gaining more and more recognition and 2020 marks its global dominance. When I blogged about K-Pop being “cool,” I missed out on some statistics. I reported in a qualitative view of the genre’s dominance. This time, with the help of Spotify, let’s take a look at K-pop’s status via quantitative data. In 2014, Spotify first introduced the playlist, K-POP Daebak which features the … Continue reading Spotify’s Data Proves that K-Pop is Dominating the World

I’m still a Big Fan of the Nick and Jessica [Real] Loveteam

The Love month is about to end, but I won’t let it slip without featuring one of my favorite couples in the early 2000s, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. It’s been three weeks since Jessica released her memoir, Open Book, but it’s still making waves, as Jessica tells-it-all. According to the reviews, the book is just superb, with no holds barred. The release also coincided … Continue reading I’m still a Big Fan of the Nick and Jessica [Real] Loveteam