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ALAMAT levels up, punctuate memorable year with first-ever EP album, “Pasulong”

What a difference a year makes. If anyting, 2022 will go down in ALAMAT history as one of their most memorable. After all, it was during this time that the group – Alas, Tomas, R-Ji, Taneo, Mo, and Jao – were able to notch some of their personal best collectively as Alamat.

There were the several nods as Best P-pop Group with nominations at the 2022 Awit Awards and several pop culture media outlets. There’s The Guardian UK feature that lauded ALAMAT for championing Pinoy roots and culture through their music. And of course, there’s the steady flow of fan-approved music.

Now here’s ALAMAT doubling down on the music as they release their first ever album titled “Pasulong”.

As one of the hottest Pinoy pop boybands in the scene right now, ALAMAT stands out for its use of iconic Filipino symbolisms and themes as its stylistic take-off point. Similarly, their modern pop sound is lyrically peppered with rootsy Pinoy motifs.

All that and more can be gleaned off their much-awaited EP album, “Pasulong”.

For the EP’s carrier single, ALAMAT naturally draws inspiration from local lore as they do on the R&B-flavored dance track “Aswang”. The track is produced by Swedish music producers but is given a distinct Pinoy flavor through its theme and lyrics. Ninuno Media head and director Jason Paul Laxamana wrote the Tagalog lyrics for “Aswang”.

Then there’s the funky sounding dance-club track “Gayuma” which ups the party atmosphere of “Pasulong” as ALAMAT sonically flesh out this Curseboxxx-aranged track.

Also giving “Pasulong” with more music heft is ace songwriter Thyro Alfaro who writes and produces the equal parts R&B-inflected bop and love song track titled “Maharani”.

A highlight on this 6-track EP is the festive and rousing new original titled “Hala”. Funky and surging, this song weaves traditional folk melodies and march cadences with electrifying modern dance pop. This original is a collaborative effort between Alas, Jao, Taneo R-Ji, Mo, Tomas and Jason Paul Laxamana.

Completing the EP are previously released singles “ILY ILY” featuring Lyca Gairanod and the NEXXFRIDAY produced, Jin Chan written tune “Say You Love Me.”

Nobody is more ecstatic than ALAMAT themeselves for finally seeing all their hard work come into fruition.

Tomas had this to say about finally releaseing their EP. “Sobrang fulfilling na makita yung hardwork namin slowly paying off”, adding that all of of it, “lahat ng luha at pagod” to get where they are, are all worth it.

“Our worries have turned into excitement after completing our first EP”, Tomas adds. “Naalala ko pa dati yung checklist ni Direk Jason that we needed to accomplish, sabi ko sa isip ko, kaya ba itong matapos sa ganito kaikli na time? Natapos din at kaya naman pala basta may tiwala at nagtutulungan kaming ALAMAT and with the support of our Magiliws”.

“Every song is memorable. But I can say that the actual recording is something I won’t forget. We were given freedom to add to our harmonies and napaglaruan namin yung mga ideas especially on “Maharani” which we added a lot of harmonies” Tomas noted.

To which Taneo agrees. “I woudl say ‘Maharani’ resonates with me the most since it’s a song that greatly represents what our sound is like, whcih is a fusion of the traditional Filipino and the modern. It’s a unique sound and a song that I personally enjoy”.

For Jao, a highpoint in their creative journey in “Pasulong” was when “me and Taneo were given an opportunity to choreograph one of the songs (Gayuma) which was written by Mo, Taneo, and Alas. That and being involved in songwriting for some of the songs is a fun experience. We are also happy to be excuting ideas with our creative director, Jason Paul Laxamana and being involved overall with the artistry in Alamat.”

For inspiration, R-Ji cited “Our families even though we’re away from them. Everything that we do, we do for them to make them proud. That’s why we always give our best when it comes to our craft. Since we’re here, we’re going to push ourselves to the limit to become the best versions of ourselves. And that includes being the best performers that we can be.”

“I found brotherhood and a different kind of brotherly love in this group. Not to mention our one common denominator, love for music” states Mo. “It brought us closer, that even if we have different tastes, we have one goal – to leave a mark on people from all walks of life, when it comes to genre, style, and sound. And of course, we also aim to spread all regional languages in the mainstream. In addition, I believe that our love for music has made this group stronger because music was and still is, a big influence and importance in our lives.”

And what’s the message that ALAMAT wants to put across with “Pasulong”?

If there’s one thing, it’s that we never give up on something we believe in”. Alas said, adding that it’s not the group’s style to take things for granted. “we know success is very difficult (to achieve). You need to sacrifice everything for it, but it’s more difficult to regret when the opportunities (that come our way) are gone” he wisely opined.

“Int this EP, we are encouraging our audience to broaden their minds and appreciate the different genres and sounds we made and offer” Mo chipped in.

“We also want to inspire those who aspire to be like us the same way they inspire us,” R-Ji injects. “It’s about hard work and we want to show everyone, that you can be proud of your hometown origins. We’re proudly ‘Tatak Pinoy’ and that’s what being in ALAMAT is all about.”

ALAMAT went all celebratory with the release “Pasulong” when they launched the album at the Tektite Auditorium, yesterday October 27, 2022. The exclusive event was attended by media personalities, the entertainment press, key pop culture platforms, social media influencers, fellow VIVA artists and the lucky loyal fans who saw ALAMAT perform in its entirety, the songs from the “Pasulong” album.

“Pasulong” by ALAMAT, with its carrier single, the season appropriate “ASWANG” are now available in all streaming platforms, is released by Viva Records.

All photos are from ALAMAT “Pasulong” Album Showcase, shot by Kevin Pableo for Manila Concert Scene

Popstival 2022: K-Pop meets P-Pop

Neuwave Events and Productions brings you to the biggest Kpop – Ppop show of the year. 14 music artists will be performing at the first Popstival 2022 featuring Park Bom of 2NE1, Hyolyn, Loona, plus top notch P-Pop acts such as Alamat, Bini, Press Hit Play and a lot more. The festival will be held at SMDC Festival Grounds in Paranaque City on October 2022.

Neuwave Events and Productions presents
K-Pop meets P-Pop
October 21, 2022
Festival starts 10am
SMDC Festival Grounds, Paranaque City

Park Bom
Brave Girls
Press Hit Play
Lady Pipay

VIP Wave – Php7,450
Patron Pop – Php4,260
General Admission – Php1,070

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and online at http://www.smtickets.com


Let #OPMRise Up at the Tugatog Filipino Music Festival live this July 15!

The Tugatog Filipino Music Festival brings together seventeen acts in one stage to celebrate a new peak of OPM with the rise of P-Pop to the top. What was initially set to be just an online concert will now be a full-blown festival at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on July 15, 2022.

With supporters coming from different parts outside Metro Manila, viewers can also watch the festival livestream. Tugatog brings together Pinoy pop groups including 1st.One, Alamat, Bini, BGYO, Calista, Daydream, Dione, G22, LITZ, MNL48, P-Pop Generation, R-Rules, Press Hit Play, VXON, Yara, The Juans, and Zack Tabudlo. The Tugatog stage offers a whole new experience of Pinoy music with never before seen collaborations and fresh takes on popular Pinoy pop hits.

The goal is to take Tugatog to the live stage. We’re very excited about the possibilities that are unique to doing this online, but of course nothing compares to live,” Sarah Ruth Matias, CEO of Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment Inc., said.

Tugatog Filipino Music Festival is produced by Ant Savvy Creatives, Inc. and co-presented by KUMU, realme, and powered by Ulam Mama.

Ticket details

Tickets for Tugatog can be purchased through SM Tickets online, with concert ticket prices to the SM MOA Arena show starting at Php 1,999. Each on-ground concert ticket comes with Tugatog merchandise. Limited edition Artist Bundles, a complete set of Tugatog merchandise inside a box signed by their artist of choice, are also available for Lower Box and VIP tickets. Ticket buyers can also avail of Barkada Bundles for groups of 3 and a special discount available for students

Ticket promos and giveaways are also lined up for fans through different contests and fash giveaways on Tugatog’s social media accounts. Kumu, realme, and Ulam Mama, together with other artists, are also giving away special promos and free tickets on their respective platforms.

Tugatog Activities coming your way

The Tugatog Filipino Music Festival along with its partners are getting ready with a jam packed calendar of engagements coming your way on the road pa-Tugatog. Stay updated by following Tugatog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

Grab your Tugatog tickets now from SM Tickets online or head over to the nearest SM Tickets outlet!

Tugatog Filipino Music Festival 2022

The biggest groups in P-Pop scene will gather in one massive music festival. Tugatog Filipino Music Festival will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena for the first time this July 2022. The event will headlined by MNL48, BGYO, Bini, Alamat, PPop Generation, Litz, VXON, Press Hit Play and a lot more! The event will be streamed worldwide.

Tugatog Filipino Music Festival

July 15, 2022 – 2:00pm
SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines

-Zack Tabudlo
-The Juans
-Press Hit Play
-PPOP Generation
-R Rules

VIP Standing – Php4,699
Lower Box – Php3,999
Upper Box – Php3,499
General Admission – Php1,999

TICKET PRICES (Livestream)
VIP – Php2,700 (Multiple Angle + Exclusive Contents)
Premium – Php1,800 (Regular Streaming)



We Stand Together: The 30th Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival

The United Korean Community Association, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center (KCC), and the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is hosting the digital celebration of the 30th Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival on September 25, 2021 (Sat) at 3 PM via KCC Philippines’ Youtube and Facebook Live.

Last 2020, the whole world faced an unfortunate situation with the COVID-19 crisis. Despite this, the annual celebration of the friendship between the Philippines and Korea still flourished, promoting the theme of “We Rise Together”. This 2021, the festival will once again serve as an instrument of inspiration to persevere amidst the challenges and uncertainties while continuing to promote the diplomatic relations between the two countries, through fostering the theme of “We Stand Together”.

This year’s festival will feature cultural and artistic presentations from both the Philippines and Korea. Viewers will get to witness not only traditional culture but also pop performances from Jin Ho Bae, Mona, Dasuri Choi and P-pop groups: 4th Impact, Alamat, and the globally-recognized – SB19. Ms. Universe 2018, Catriona Gray along with esteemed Korean host Sam Oh and SB19’s Justin will host this special event. The program will likewise include awarding of the winners of the online competition and commemorative speeches by officials from UKCA, Korean Embassy, and NCCA.

Follow https://www.facebook.com/PhilKorCulturalExchangeFestival for more updates.