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Pop Rock Royalty Bamboo Manalac released his new album

Pop Rock Royalty Bamboo Manalac released his new album, Bless This Mess at the 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub in Makati City.

His second album, Bless This Mess released by PolyEast Records saying that writing good music should take time and enough space.

Recorded in Grand Street Recording Studio in Brooklyn, New York featuring ten brand new well-crafted compositions, Bless This Mess offers broad selection of songs from emotional “Last Dance” to intriguing song like “Mr Wang” which was inspired by Bamboo’s former neighbor. Also taking subtle risks such as the bluesy but energy-boost kick-off single Firepower, written at the time of his 2011 No water, No Moon but thought it won’t match the tone of the other songs in his first solo album.

Firepower was officially heard on Spotify, iTunes, Deezr, Spinnr, Amazon, Guvera Music as well as local radios all over the country on October 15. PolyEast Records’ YouTube channel also premiered a prelude song “Nothing Like You” which connects to Firepower music video directed by Paolo Valenciano. “In the video, both songs are together because they are meant to be the same thing. If you see the video, you’ll get to interpret how both connect to each other,” Bamboo added.

As the album title “Bless This Mess” signifies more than it seems, he explained, “I’ll let folks figure that out but it’s something I’ve whispered to myself before sessions or gigs in past years”.

“I could be wrong with how long the break was and that’s the challenge of why it took so long. There was just so much swimming in my head and this album is part moving forward as well as just fitting another piece to the puzzle — in regards to how my current sets will sound and look like”.

Bamboo’s “Bless This Mess” CD will be available on October 30 at all records bars nationwide. Digital tracks can also be downloaded on iTunes, Amazon and Guvera Music. You may also listen to the full album on Spotify.

Music, Videos

JoJo Brings Her Heartbreak to the Woods in Say Love Music Video

JoJo finally debuts the music video for her single “Say Love” and it is heartbreaking.

Embraced by gloom and misery, the 24-year-old singer is found walking through different scenic spots as she releases her frustration lyrically. Apparently, her partner can’t seem to tell her the three words she is looking for.

Near the end of the video, JoJo and her man settled their differences but it is unclear if JoJo finally heard what she wanted to hear.

“Say Love” is the second single of JoJo’s latest EP Tringle, which also features “When Love Hurts” and “Save My Soul.”


Erykah Badu Set to Drop Mixtape

After releasing her cover of Drake’s Hotline Bling”, Erykah Badu preps the release of her upcoming mixtape.

According to an interview with Noisey, Ms. Badu was inspired by Drake’s “cute song” and decided to record But You Caint Use My Phone, which is set to drop early september.

Erykah will be hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards. She will also appear in Dallas for a one-woman performance called Live Nudity, which she reveals as “improv” in an interview with Noisey.

“I have a format, kind of, but I haven’t really had time to write a 60-minute show, so we just have to see what happens,” Badu said.

Music, Videos

MØ Premieres Latest Video for Kamikaze

MØ has debuted her latest Diplo-assisted single “Kamikaze” and it’s filled with frenzy.

Directed by Truman & Cooper, the visual features the Danish singer, along with her gang, bringing life to the streets of Kiev, Ukraine.

Showing of MØ’s own “carefree” charisma, the video is jam-packed with dancing, racing, partying, and stunts.

Check out the video below.


MYX Kicks Off 15th Anniversary At MYX Mo! 2015

MYX, the number one music channel in the Philippines kicks off its 15th anniversary celebration at the much-awaited MYX Mo! 2015 concert at the Mall of Asia concert grounds on October 31 (Saturday).

Since it falls on Halloween, Pinoy music fans will have an ultimate blast with their favorite MYX VJs Nikki Gil, Chino Lui Pio, Robi Domingo, Ai dela Cruz, Tippy Dos Santos, Erica Abello, and Diego Loyzaga.

MYX Mo! 2015 attendees can also enjoy fun activities and carnival games as gates open at 3PM and enjoy nonstop music as the country’s finest talents and hottest DJs take the stage from 4PM to 2AM.

Taking part in the biggest gathering of Pinoy music artists are: Abra, Aicelle Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Autotelic, Banda Ni Kleggy, Barbie Almalbis, Bugoy Drilon, Callalily, Chicosci, Christian Bautista, Cueshe, Darren Espanto, Dello, Elha Nympha, Faintlight, Gracenote, Hale, Imago, Itchyworms, Jason Dy, Jay R, Jeric Medina, Jessica Reynoso and Join The Club.

Also gracing the MYX Mo! Stage this Saturday are Jonalyn Viray, Jovit Baldivino, Julie Anne San Jose, Julian Trono, Kitchie Nadal, Kithara, Klarisse De Guzman, KZ Tandingan, Loonie, Lunar Lights, Lyca Gairanod, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Nyoy Volante, Pedicab, Philia, Pupil, Ransom Collective, Rivermaya, Ron Henley, Roxee B, Save Me Hollywood, Silent Sanctuary, Sirens, Slapshock, Smugglaz, Tanya Markova, Thyro and Yumi, Urbandub, Young JV, DJ Ace Ramos, DJ Katsy Lee, DJ Tom Taus, and more.

Part of the MYX Mo! 2015 proceeds will benefit ABS-CBN Foundation’s Programa Genio.

The MYX megabrand has also become the ultimate youth brand on TV, online via, and social media for fifteen years.
It remains as the most followed local media outfit on Twitter and has over 5.7 million likes on Facebook. Myx Mo 2015! is the music channel’s way of thanking and giving loyal fans a one-of-a-kind music festival experience.

Founder and MYX channel head Andre Alvarez also reveals that the biggest legacy of MYX in the cable industry since it aired 15 years ago is the music channel’s incorporation of lyrics onscreen.

“I think that flashing the lyrics onscreen is the indelible mark of MYX. It is a major attraction for our viewers. If they didn’t understand the song, MYX made it easy for them by having the lyrics readily available onscreen,” Alvarez said.

He also shared that MYX’s move to flash lyrics in the music videos that it played turned to be so successful that it even became a requirement for most variety shows on other mainstream channels to put lyrics onscreen.

MYX is currently celebrating its 15th year and Alvarez said its viewers should expect more changes in the years to come.

“There will be a lot of changes. It is always our burden to stay relevant that’s why we change our sets, we change our imaging so that MYX always looks fresh to our viewers,” Alvarez elaborated.

MYX is a youth-oriented music channel in the Philippines that aims to showcase music from OPM artists across all genres. It belongs to the family of cable channels under Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.


Kid Cudi Revels Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven Release Date

After the long wait, Kid Cudi finally announced the release date for his upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven and it’s set to drop this December 4.

Being a double-disc album, Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven will include new material on the first disc, while the second disc comprises studio sessions, demos, live performances, and more. It will be lead by Kid’s single “Confused” and will feature his two latest releases “Wedding Tux” and “Judgemental Cunt”.


Join Carly as She Travels the World with Run Away With Me Interactive Video

Having been released earlier this year, Carly Jae Repsen gives her single “Run Away With Me” a makeover.

Now featuring an interactive video, you can choose different emojis as response to Carly’s text messages.

Videos like this are usually enjoyable for fans as they can interact with the video and control its outcome rather than just watching the clip go by.

“Run Away With Me” is the second single from E•MO•TION, along with “I Really Like You”, “Boy Problems”, and many more. You can also catch Carly in her upcoming Gimmie Love Tour.


#AlDub: Happily Ever After playlist now on Spotify

Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, shares the newest addition to its Browse playlists, #AlDub: Happily Ever After!

Relive the #TamangPanahon feels last weekend with Alden, Yaya Dub and the Lolas’ favourite tunes. The #KiligPaMore-inducing playlist includes the ever famous entrance song of Lola Tidora, Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega, Alden Richard’s Wish I May, and of course, the love bird’s theme song, God Gave Me You of Bryan White.


Tori Kelly Sings Colors of the Wind

American singer and songwriter Tori Kelly covered the classic song Colors of the Wind from Disney’s animated movie Pocahontas.

Tori said that she like to do the cover Colors of the Wind because growing us as kid it was her favorite movie. She was all decked out in the Pocahontas outfit for Halloween, She had the Pocahontas mug, She was just obsessed with the movie so she thought it’d be cool to do Colors of the Wind.

Tori version stars off as a soft, emotional invitation driven by an acoustic guitar with her lovely voice comes in strong and end on a poweful crescendo.

Tori Kelly version of Colors of the Wind will appear on the upcoming We Love Disney complitation album. Some other artists set to appear on the compilation album include Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Fall Out Boy, among others which will be release on October 30.

We Love Disney Tracklisting:

  1. Ne-Yo – Friend Live Me (From Aladdin)
  2. Jessie J – Part of Your World (From The Little Mermaid)
  3. Jason Derulo – Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama (From The Lion King)
  4. Gwen Stefani – The Rainbow Connection (From The Muppet Movie)
  5. Ariana Grande – Zero to Hero (From Hercules)
  6. Jhené Aiko – In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice (From Alice In Wonderland)
  7. Fall Out Boy – I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (From The Jungle Book)
  8. Tori Kelly – Colors of the Wind (From Pocahontas)
  9. Kacey Musgraves – Spoonful of Sugar (From Mary Poppins)
  10. Charles Perry – Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (From The Aristocats)
  11. Jessie Ware – Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella)
  12. Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale – Let It Go (From Frozen)
  13. We Love Disney Artists – It’s a Small World
  14. Brenna Whitaker – It’s Not Easy Being Green (From The Muppet Shows)
  15. Yuna – A Whole New World (From Aladdin)

RZA Stars in Apple Watch Commercial

Apple has been one of the most creative companies when it comes to advertising. Tapping the likes of Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige and Flying lotus, the company really stepped up their game when it comes to marketing. For their Apple Watch, the company decided to feature RZA’s piano expertise.

Depicting how the watch makes your life easier, the 15-second ad featured RZA showcasing his piano skills all while surfing the web in his Apple Watch.