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.
Netlabelism, the (online) Netlabel magazine, contacted me a month ago to ask if I wanted to be interviewed regarding QED Records. Of course I said yes! They were impressed with the sheer number of releases that my humble netlabel seemed to have and wanted some tips on how to effectively curate so much content.
I was quite up front with them that the QED Records catalog number was deceiving since the very first release was qd-4200. So no, we did not have 4,200+ releases just a mere 72. Still, it was a chance for me to take a look at what I could’ve done better to promote and publicize QED Records music to the rest of the world.
So, a few months back, an editor friend emailed me asking if he could interview me via email for the cover story he was doing on Stuff Magazine Philippines’ August 2005 issue. He wanted me to talk about mp3s, QED Records and the future of music. I was game. Answered all the questions, (rather lengthily), sent in the email, and waited.
The July 2004 issue of T3 magazine Philippines finally came out, and they did a piece on Philippine electronica musicians and their favorite pieces of gear. Several of us from Electronica Manila were featured quite nicely. the article was written by Karlo Samson, and each of us featured had a little sidebar with a quick profile. Cool article on the machines we make music with… and the people behind the local electronic scene. Bravo!
Reviewer Cris Ramos of The Manila Times places Mutatis Mutandis in the #9 spot on his list of 25 best local albums of 2003.