P-Pop girl group KAIA explores a more R&B-leaning direction in their new single “Dalawa,” released under Sony Music Entertainment. Standing out in sublime contrast with their previous releases, the five-member act’s smooth jam alludes to the idea of expressing infatuation in the most reassuring, youthful way.
“Dalawa is a song that tells a story familiar to many: catching unrequited feelings for someone close to you,” describes the eclectic pop quintet. “While it veers away from the upbeat, dance-pop tunes that we’ve been dishing out since our debut, this particular material sticks to our strengths as a girl group.”
Brimming with 2000s-indebted R&B melodies and whimsical beats, “Dalawa” embraces stylistic adventurousness with effortlessness that doesn’t overwhelm the vocals. The track is written and produced by Jayson Franz, who brings a mellow yet groovy direction to the Filipino group’s sound.
“I wanted a different approach for KAIA this time around, but I made sure to take into consideration their individual and collective personalities,” shares Franz. “I’ve added some string instruments and other sonic elements to help elevate the arrangements. But more importantly, the groove that I was trying to achieve was leaning towards Y2K R&B: simple, yet melodically interesting.”
According to Franz, KAIA was also heavily involved with the demo recording, making sure to relay their own inputs on vocal arrangements and the overall vibe of the song. “One of the memorable moments during the recording of the track was the first run of every member of KAIA,” adds Franz. “It was that moment when everyone knew that the song was really made for them. Each one of them has an own personality or taste in terms of the delivery of their lines.”
KAIA’s “Dalawa” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.
A year after their debut isn’t actually enough to tell the story of CHRLS, Yuuki, JP and Sev, collectively known as Press Hit Play or PHP. These four boys have been performing for years now before their offcial debut. To say the least that it was never easy, but defnitely worth all the risks just to be able to reach where they are now.
Coming from different groups, joining and winning a couple of competitions before, it was a long road ahead before becoming PHP. Now that they are considered as one of the powerhouse supergroups in P-POP, a rising community being spotlighted nowadays, they are ready to show their ever-growing fans their real story.
Their new single “Sambit” has been performed in front of thousands of P-POP fans who attended their frst major live stint in April. It was defnitely an overwhelming feeling as they managed to get through the song performance with all of them in tears. This led to the curiosity and excitement of fans.
Co-wrote by songwriter/producer JP, looks back on his journey while writing the song. “When I left my former company, I was about to work overseas. I refected on what I really wanted to do in my life and I realized, it was music, still is and will always be. That’s when I was able to start penning the frst verse of the song up until the chorus.” He decided to go and pursue his passion that led him to join and win a contest where he was sent to Korea to be trained. And after being recruited back to PHP, that’s when the song was fnally fnished. “This is more about our struggles. And also our inspiration to move forward and reach our dreams, which are the people around us who continue to support and cheer on us, those who are with us every step of the way.” lead vocalist, CHRLS added. “I want to tell people our message of comfort through the song. Just like our debut track, it is inspirational but this one has an emotional touch to it.” Sev, the youngest of the bunch and the main vocalist, expresses his intent to motivate the listeners who will be able to hear their new track.
When asked about the part of the song which they can relate to the most, main dancer, Yuuki answered, “The second verse for me. That’s where the part that says that we are in charge of the path we take. That we can’t be afraid of the big hurdles along the way cause there will always be one.”
“Sambit” encapsulates the group’s journey from starting their singing careers individually, to getting to know each other through the competitions they joined, to joining forces and building their cover group. Now with Press Hit Play, there are still struggles coming around but what’s important is whoever stays, who keeps on walking with them until the end.
Any individual who gets to listen to this new single who are currently struggling on things, whether their careers, studies, will relate to this through the lyrics as well as the heart-pounding melody that goes along with it. It will defnitely be a candidate for the soundtrack of your life. Needless to say, their new single “Sambit” is ready to make the fans feel heart-warming emotions and cement the group’s name in the music scene.
This Band, composed of lead singer Andrea Manzano, songwriter-guitarist Euwie Von Loria, keyboardist Melvin Carson, bassist Miccael Galvan, lead guitarist Reymart Gubat and drummer John Macaranas, is set to celebrate their fifth year in the music scene with an anniversary concert titled “This Fifth.”
Said show will be held Tomorrow 4pm, September 30th, at the Vista Mall in Las Piñas.
Fans of the group can expect This Band to bring out all their fan-fave songs that have so far defined their relatively young, but hit-laden music career by playing their biggest songs to date. This includes “Nang Iwan,” “Di Na Babalik,” “Bitaw Na.” “Ligaya?” “Hindi Na Nga” and “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na.”
Said last song alone already has close to a quarter-of-a-billion streams on popular platforms Spotify and YouTube. This Band will also play live for the first time, their soon-to-be released single “Higit Sa Sapat.” This Band’s “This Fifth” show also includes bands such as Magnus Haven, Pusakalye, Nevertheless, PAR, CHNDTR, FighterJets, Sunday Special, Moongrey and Mayonaisse.
Due to popular demand, LA Comedy Live presents Bianca Del Rio: UNSANITIZED Manila Day 2! Catch the second date of Bianca Del Rio: UNSANITIZED Manila on October 12, 2022, 8 pm, at the Samsung Hall – SM Aura Premier. Bianca Del Rio previously performed her sold-out “It’s Jester Joke” shows in 2019 at this same venue. That was also Bianca’s debut show in Manila where she was graciously welcomed by her Filipino fans who’ve long waited for that opportunity to see their favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race queen.
Manila is part of Bianca Del Rio’s massive UNSANITIZED World Tour with more than 100 shows staged to date. If you weren’t able to get tickets to the first night, don’t miss Day 2 of Bianca Del Rio: UNSANITIZED Manila. Get your tickets via SM Tickets.
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Multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.
The release of 5SOS5 includes their brand new single “Bad Omens’’ as well as previously released tracks “Blender”, “Take My Hand”, & “Me, Myself & I”, which gave fans an eagerly awaited preview of what to expect from the album. On Vulture’s list of most anticipated fall albums, they write: “Early singles ‘Complete Mess’ and ‘Me Myself & I’ promise more of the group’s signature power-pop sound, while adding a little synth-pop flair.”
5SOS5 also includes the band’s smash hit “COMPLETE MESS”, an anthemic single that took airwaves by storm as the #2 most added at Top 40 Radio with 100+ stations in the first week. The single was hailed by critics, with Rolling Stone (Australia) writing: “its nascent arrival showcase[es] the group’s evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities … considered compositions and mature sound showcase a new version of 5 Seconds of Summer, but not one that is so far removed from what made them icons in the first place.”
In celebration of the release of 5SOS5, 5 Seconds of Summer played an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” last night from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The band performed a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue, plus brand-new songs from the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. Watch the band’s live performance of brand new single “Bad Omens”
5SOS5 is the band’s first album to be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album include 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. Complete track listing is below.
COMPLETE MESS Easy For You To Say Bad Omens Me Myself & I Take My Hand CAROUSEL Older HAZE You Don’t Go To Parties BLENDER Caramel Best Friends Bleach Red Line Moodswings Flatline Emotions Bloodhound TEARS!
Former actor, now DJ superstar Tom Taus just performed in Ultra Korea stage last weekend and will be performing in Road to Ultra Bali this coming weekend. He’s now working with TTP Events for his upcoming performances.
Here at MCS, we got a chance to hang and rock with Tom Taus during his first LIVE appearance in URBN QC last September 17, 2022.
Learn more about his upcoming performances, his newest single to be released next month, and his thoughts working with TTP Events.
Ovation Productions, promoter in the Philippines of the ROAD TO ULTRA the premier electronic music festival presents world famous DJ Alesso on December 17, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds.
Hailing from Stockholm, Alesso won over his country from the very start of his career. His second single as the lead artist, 2012’s “Calling (Losing My Mind)” with the legendary Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Grammy award-winning OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, was certified 2x Platinum in Sweden while also reaching no. 1 on Billboard’s US Hot Dance Club Songs.
Alesso’s Remix to “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji was named the “tune of 2011” by Kaskade enroute to a nomination for Best Progressive Track at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2013, he released “If I Lose Myself” with OneRepublic which was certified 4x Platinum in Sweden and “Under Control” with Calvin Harris featuring Hurts which was certified Gold in the United States.
Alesso’s ascension was sped up with the success of 2014’s “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring Tove Lo. With his production genius and honest songwriting on full display, the track became a worldwide hit. Again, he reached no. 1 on Billboard’s US Dance Club Songs and no. 11 on the Top 40. It was certified Platinum in the US.
With his music and visuals, Alesso creates experiences that have made him one of the genre’s most celebrated performers. In 2012, he joined Madonna as the opener during her MDNA tour. He’s also moved fans at the biggest festivals that music has to offer like Coachella, EDC, Ultra, and Tomorrowland.
In recent years, he has produced several crossover pop records including a collaboration Hailee Steinfeld released “Let Me Go” with Florida Georgia Line and Watt; reaching no. 9 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and cracked the US Billboard Hot 100. His collaboration with Anitta, “Is That For Me,” cracked the Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs’ top 25. Thesong earned a Radio Disney Music Award nomination.
In 2018 he joined Good Morning America on August 31st for a special performance that wrapped up the iconic show’s Summer Concert Series, performing “REMEDY” live for the first time. “REMEDY” became another hit for Alesso, reaching no. 1 on the US Dance Airplay chart.
Alesso was featured on Vai Anitta, a Netflix original docu-series. His work on the “Is That For Me” record and video shoot was highlighted. He alsoreleased “Tilted Towers” an ambitious crossover, blending the Dance music world with the gaming community. He debuted his song on a Twitch livestream with Ninja, the gaming world’s biggest star, premiering it for nearly 50k fans at once.
In February 2019, Alesso performed at Venezuela Aid Live in Cúcuta, Colombia for over 250,000 attendees that we’re there in support for Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela.
Shortly after Alesso returned to his roots in March 2019 with the release of a three-track progressive house Mixtape titled “PROGRESSO VOLUME 1.” Followed by a progressive remix of yet another pop collaboration with TINI titled “Sad Song”.
Continuing a big year of critically-praised releases, the Swedish progressive powerhouse collaborated with the fast-risingmystery producer SUMR CAMP to deliver a high energy deep house Dance track “In The Middle” Ready for clubs round the world. Garnering 27 NMF worldwide and instant radio adds, the track is already becoming a fan favorite.
In 2020 Alesso started the year with live performances surrounding events such as X Games Aspen, NY Fashion Week, and Super Bowl LIV. Starting the year with a progressive house anothem “One Last Time” he and collaborators Dubvision garnered top spins at dance radio on various channels.
In April, Alesso and Liam Payne formerly of One Direction, connected to release “Midnight” an uplifting ballad speaking to the times. The pair received worldwide attention with guest performances/appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning Britain.
Alesso at SMDC Festival Grounds is presented by Ovation Productions in partnership with Spade Empire Events and TAPGO TV. Tickets out soon via OVATIONTICKETS.COM and SMTICKETS.COM.
MAKEITLIVE is bringing Hallyu Market 2022 to SM Pampanga this October 29, 2022! Fans of everything hallyu in Pampanga will get to experience a one-day K-Bazaar with everything hallyu. From searching for your hard-to-find K-merchs from your favorite artists from our Hallyu Market merchants, learning more about K-Beauty from our K-Beauty partners, and a selection of K-Food from expect exciting activities from Viu Philippines!
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GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling band OneRepublic announces their much-awaited return to Asia in February 2023. The ‘Live in Concert’ tour will be coming to MANILA on February 23 at the Araneta Coliseum. Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will go on-sale on September 30, 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets nationwide.
OneRepublic, fronted by the enigmatic Ryan Tedder, have provided some of the most memorable and successful pop hits of their generation, including chart and streaming smashes “Apologize”, “Stop and Stare”, “Rescue Me” and “Counting Stars”. On the 27th of August 2020, the band released their new single, “Someday”, in which the group also debuted the video for their new song. The album includes previously released tracks which combined have over 2.5 billion global streams, “Run”, “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Better Days” and “Rescue Me”, which has been certified RIAA Gold.
The band has blasted back into global charts with their smash hit “I Ain’t Worried” which is featured in the blockbuster movie, Top Gun: Maverick. The video, directed by Isaac Rentz, includes stunning footage from the film. OneRepublic has amassed more than 5 billion streams on Spotify to date with all their smash hits.
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Wilbros Live presents ONEREPUBLIC Live in Manila February 23, 2023 – 8pm Araneta Coliseum
It’s time to grab your movie-buds and enjoy a new cinematic experience! Get ready for some serious laughing, screaming, and kilig-tears when you watch the best of K-films at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight running until September 27. The film fest kickstarted on September 20, at the special screening of South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Decision to Leave. Among those in attendance were esteemed Korean Culture Center Director Im Young A and renowned film directors Jeffrey Hidalgo, Dennis Marasigan, Easy Ferrer, Bobby Bonifacio, Jr., and RC Delos Reyes. Also present at the event are actors Eric Ejercito and power couple Elijah Canlas and Miles Ocampo, rising artists Joaquin Canlas, Rob Deniel, Silas, and Valfer, along with other Viva artists.
Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is part of Ayala Malls Feed Your Seoul celebration, which aims to bring the best of South Korean culture to Filipinos on a nationwide scale. Recently, Ayala Malls brought K-Pop stars BamBam, Lapillus, and Soyou to the local stage to finally extend safe face-to-face entertainment for Pinoy fans. Smiles and screams flooded the malls to show support for their most beloved idols. Ayala Malls is bringing this energy to the big screen as cinemas play South Korean’s most heart-pumping flicks.
Ready for your weeklong K-flicks binge? Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is happening at Glorietta, TriNoma, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Centrio, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, and Ayala MarQuee Mall.
Movie line up Discover Korean films’ distinct cinematography and fresh storylines that will both tickle the funny bone and bring butterflies to the stomach. Thrill seekers can also get their fix by watching unique horror concepts and gripping crime plots featuring varying themes—from tackling social inequality to delving into the human psyche. Audiences of all ages will surely be fascinated!
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South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or “Decision to Leave” debuted in the Philippines on September 20, ahead of its US and UK theater release, commencing the Seoul Spotlight. It will also have its exclusive regular run across Ayala Malls Cinemas from September 28 to October 4. The romantic mystery featuring “The Late Autumn” and “Wonderland” star Tang Wei and “Ode to Youth” and “The Host” star Park Hae-il follows the story of a detective who becomes enthralled by a widow after she becomes the prime suspect in his murder investigation. Decision to Leave is directed by Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner Park Chan-wook—one of the most successful and critically praised filmmakers in South Korea known for directing visually stunning and breathtakingly violent dramas “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002), “Oldboy” (2003), “Thirst” (2009) and “The Handmaiden” (2016).
What’s more for mystery and crime films? The Policeman’s Lineage starring Parasite actor Choi Woo-Shik shows a by-the-book police officer’s struggle to investigate a team leader who believes the chase of crime should be justified even if it’s illegal.
On The Line, on the other hand, revolves around a victim of voice phishing who goes out of his way to infiltrate the organization behind the system.
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Cinephiles who like to be kept at the edge of their seats are in for a treat with Seoul Spotlight’s lineup! Ashfall, featuring “Train to Busan” star Ma Dong-Seok, Miss A member Bae Suzy, and “Squid Game” star Lee Byung-hun, highlights the pandemonium that ensues after the eruption of an active volcano, and the chaos that follows after a threat of more imminent eruptions.
Meanwhile, the action thriller Emergency Declaration shows the unprecedented terror that occurs inflight forcing the aircraft to declare an emergency. The movie has one of the most powerful casts ever assembled in a Korean movie, featuring “Parasite” star Song Kang-ho, “G.I. Joe” star Lee Byung-hun, and “The World of the Married” star Park Hae-Joon.
Horror fans can surely appreciate the Anthology Horror film Urban Myths which consists of ten different horror stories felt in familiar everyday life places like noise between floors, old furniture, mannequins, tunnels, and social media.
Feel-good films for all ages:
Following the intense line-up, it is always good to wrap everything up with light-hearted films that will either tug at heartstrings or make the stomach ache from too much laughing. Putting a spotlight on outcasts is In Our Prime which revolves around the story of a genius mathematician with a hidden past and a needy student who has given up on math.
Additionally, the romantic drama Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and tells the story of a woman in her 30s who suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.
On the other hand, The Golden Holiday, which is set in the Philippines, is a comedy film that follows the story of a man who sets out for Manila to find his friend who scammed him under the guise of going on vacation.
Last but definitely not least on the line-up is the fantasy comedy The Dude In Me, where a weak high school student and a mighty gangster exchange their bodies accidentally.
Special admission prices Visit Ayala Malls Cinemas today and discover why Korean films are dominating global cinema at special admission prices! Catch a flick at only P250 per ticket in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma; and P200 per ticket in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.
What’s more, Ayala Malls Cinemas is offering special Festival Passes! Watch three movies for only P650 or seven movies for only P1,500 in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma. Meanwhile, you can also watch three movies for only P500 or seven movies for only P1,200 in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.
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