The first extended play single release from renowned singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel, “Habang Buhay” is now out on vinyl as a collaborative effort between Widescope Entertainment and Backspacer Records.
Dancel’s “Habangbuhay” EP takes the listener on an inspirational journey that brings you to new depths with his incredible lyricism and signature sound.
“’Habangbuhay’ is a wedding-themed EP that I wrote and recorded during the lockdown,” said Dancel of the new release. “Because of the restrictions back then, most of the musicians had to record at home. As for me, I would go to a studio to record vocals with Rico Blanco – who served as producer for the EP – on Zoom. It was very challenging but at the same time, very rewarding.”
The four songs – “Manatili”, “Tanging Kailangan”, “Huling Sumayaw”, and “Habangbuhay” — touch on passion and everlasting love, masterfully showcasing Dancel’s talent as a renowned storyteller through music.
“This is my first concept-based release,” summed up Dancel of his new music that is also his third on vinyl. Previously, he re-recorded some songs from his former band, Sugar Free, on an album titled, “Baliktanaw” that was released in 2020. His second solo album, “Bawat Daan” was re-released on vinyl last 2021.
“I feel very blessed,” he said of his music on vinyl. “I never imagined I’d be releasing my music on vinyl. This is coming from a guy who used to record demos on tape recorders.”
Although the song is available on all streaming and digital platforms, “Habangbuhay” is also available as a limited edition release on 10-inch silver colored vinyl with a gatefold cover.
This also represents the first collaboration between Widescope Entertainment and Backspacer Records.
“We are happy to partner with Backspacer Records on this special limited edition of vinyl with our very own Mr. Ebe Dancel. We believe in OPM as we strongly venture into more pioneering efforts of breaking barriers and bridging talented Pinoys in realizing their dreams. Moreover, we will be introducing more artists as they join our roster of nurturing labels namely, Icons Music and Bandido Rekords releasing songs from various genres as we further create the best in Filipino Music to satisfy the industry we all love,” said Vic De Vera, President of Widescope Entertainment.
Backspacer Records is the brainchild of Robert and Tasha Tuazon and has been the leader in new OPM vinyl releases since 2021.
“Backspacer Records takes pride in releasing the best quality OPM records on vinyl. We are grateful that Ebe and Widescope trusted us to be their collaborative partner in this project. Now fans can enjoy an elevated listening experience of Ebe’s new songs through this vinyl release,” said Robert Tuazon, co-owner of Backspacer Records.
Music fans nationwide may order Ebe Dancel’s “Habangbuhay” from Backspacer Records’ website at www.backspacerrecords.com or they may visit their vinyl shop at the 2nd Floor of ACE Plaza, Brixton St. corner United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Ebe Dancel will be launching Habangbuhay EP vinyl + performing long set on October 14, 2022 at 123 Block with special guest 46 Hope St. To reserve tickets, contact: 09550529239. Pre-order your Habangbuhay EP copy at Backspacer Records and get a free ticket to the launch.