Inside the Philippine hiphop DJ scene

An interesting read via filamfunk that takes you through the cracks and crevices of the current 
hiphop DJ scene in Manila. Check the excerpts and click through to read the FULL ARTICLE. Photobucket

Certainly, the music has changed since the 1990s, but how much control do DJs have in shaping the reception of new music, especially when much of the music being produced by Philippine artists are not even getting much love by Filipinos? If "open-format" cannot accommodate hip hop (at least at this point), even more does it fail to promote original Pilipino hip hop. 

Philippine DJs are in a constant struggle to be a part of this changing musical soundscape, which does not always sound the way they'd like. But they spin anyway. And as fans first, their profession is rooted in a passion for hip hop. 


Spotted at the WIP Caps HQ...

Watch out for these. Too fresh not to have on your dome. 
 Ka "Maong" x Black Star tribute x Corruption "Paisley" Photobucket

Original Pinoy Music.


"Sky High" by Red-i



In Vinyl We Trust


Mastaplann x Bambu - Welcome To Manila (official video)

Shot after THE HOMECOMING event, the official video of "Welcome To Manila" has finally been dropped. The legendary MASTAPLANN and the fire-breathing BAMBU connect past and present to rep the PI, making local fans proud, while opening the eyes and ears of the rest of the world. 

Check the visuals and bump to the music. Mad props to the Rye and the rest of the team!

Produced by 6 Fingers
Shot and Directed by DJ Arbie Won & Jowee Encina
Edited by Cedric Cordero and Paco Raterta
Special shouts-out to Delta Star Transformers, Music Colony, Team Manila & Next Frame


ILL-J drops his new track: "Got It Made"

One of the Philippines' hiphop veterans shows why he's still ILL.
Produced by Chrizo for Lockeddown Entertainment x Space Monkey Enterprise x True Asiatik Tribe ILL-J's new album "Escrow Stock" dropping in 2013!



DJ Umph getting dusty...

Diggin. Photo by THE BEATRAVELER. Photobucket

Getting our TIMBRE on...

Miscellaneous late-nights at the local Kowloon House
 Siopao, Beer, and fresh Team Manila-designed Gitara headphones from TIMBRE. Photobucket 

 DJ D'Tech plugs into some pork. Photobucket

Adidas Originals' BREATHE & STOP on Saturday!

If you don't know who these 3 are, then you shouldn't even be listening to hiphop.
Ali Shaheed x Maseo x Shortkut in Manila. Brought to you by Adidas Originals. Photobucket


HABAGAT SOUNDS: Music For a Cause

What uuuuuuuppp...

We hope y'all can support this project! HABAGAT SOUNDS is a growing library of tracks from our local artists/groups, that span several genres from hiphop, rock, electronica, soul, down to the experimental - with all proceeds going to help the flood relief efforts of Rock Ed Philippines.

All you need to do is pledge an amount and you'll gain access to a folder loaded with original music from musicians who care and want to do something to help. Just check out the artist lineup and you'll know how dope this folder's going to be. And yo, The Mighty Misc will be donating music for this so you'll get a preview of the "Almost Done" LP.

Just click the image to see the official page to get all the details you need. Nothing better than getting all that good local music AND being able to spread good vibes at the same time.



Fliptop: UNIBERSIKULO (Dos Por Dos Finals)

FlipTop Metro Manila presents: Dos Por Dos Finals - Unibersikulo.
August 31, 2012. B-Side, Malugay Street, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
P500 for pre-sale tickets. Visit the Fliptop Facebook for details and inquiries.

In collaboration with: B-Side x Boom Bap Fridays x Beatbox Philippines x Wip Caps

KOTD3: Global Supremacy Official Lineup

If you didn't see the EARLIER POST on this event, it's just proper to remind y'all that Protege and Anygma are reppin the PI once again in this year's KOTD3: Global Supremacy battles in Canada. 
Give props to our homies and show them some love! For those who want to watch it live online, 
there's a pay-per-view option to catch all the battles on the KOTD USTREAM
Peep out the poster to see the heavy-hitting lineup of the best battle MCs from all over the world. 

HYDRO74 Exhibit at Ronac

Hydro 74 is an Orlando based designer, known for pushing the boundaries in Illustration, Apparel Design and Type Treatments. His attention to detail is widely recognized within and outside creative circles world wide. 
Y'all shouldn't miss out on catching his art on exhibit in Manila! 


Team Manila Rockwell is back!

The much-awaited re-opening.


STATUS Magazine Feature (August 2012)

Big ups to STATUS Magazine for the Miscellaneous feature in their August 2012 issue
with BAPE founder and current Human Made designer, Nigo, on the cover. Grab a copy!