How a CNN article about ISIS soldiers burning the piano of a Syrian musician led to the writing of a new poem that I intend to set to music.
Aramaic is one of the latest musical sketches that I’ve completed from my backlog of musical ideas. This one’s a smooth, groovy space lounge/ future jazz track.
Glad to have contributed some background music for a podcast telling the story of one Filipina migrant worker who became a captive domestic helper in New Jersey. And how she was able to escape in the back of a Dunkin’ Donuts van. This is what podcasts *should* be like.
Here’s an energetic playlist that will keep you awake, and grooving in your seat while focusing on your next to-do item. Featuring electronica artists from the Philippines, most from the QED Records netlabel.
How I assembled a recent project for a client video, from rough project brief and an audio peg to final product.
How psy-trance artists 808 State got me hooked on producing electronic music because of one album, Gorgeous.
My workhorse laptop from 2002 is now dead. Thanks to my stupidity. But it served me well. And much longer than I thought it would. Here are the last 4 tracks I ever made on that machine.
My Ethnic Mix for the Bukas Palad track “All Shall Be Well,” which is a little world music, a little drum & bass, a little acid jazz. And all groovy.
I was interviewed by a college radio show in Manila called Ethnic Tunog (ET) Revisited, and talked about the process of creating music that pushes the Philippine identity.
How once I decided I wanted to create more music, I suddenly got handed two remix projects, but then… I dropped the ball. Epic fail? Nah. I still learned good lessons.