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The Ransom Collective Make A #1 Comeback With New Single ‘I Don’t Care’

mustard music proudly presents “I Don’t Care” the newest single from indie/folk-pop band The Ransom Collective.

Since releasing their debut album “Traces” in 2017, the band has undergone a creative rebirth — exploring new musical ideas, and experimenting between different styles and sounds that have led them to a fresh, modern reinvention on the sound listeners and fans have come to love them for.

“I Don’t Care” brings these ideas into fruition, as the first of many songs that came to be in this new era of The Ransom Collective. The song is about discovering oneself, and all the ugliness and beauty that comes with the process.

Prior to its release, the song took the top spot on the iTunes PH New Music Pre-Order Chart – proving even more successful as the single launched on May 3rd. Aside from topping the iTunes PH Alternative Chart, the head-bopping track also entered the iTunes PH All-genre chart, taking the highest spot for an OPM song. The band’s comeback song joins the big leagues of Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie, BTS, and BLACKPINK, who similarly have released new tracks for their longtime fans.

Talking about the song, lead vocalist Kian Ransom says, “I watched someone I love go through depression, and this song is essentially about the journey they went through and the empathy that’s required to understand someone who’s going through something so difficult.”

While the song tackles rather serious matters, its backing track provides a sense of fun and lightness – giving an upbeat, retro feel that will give listeners good vibes to sing and dance along to on repeat.

Coming into this brand new take on the TRC sound, band members mention Anderson Paak, Honne, Boy Pablo, Bon Iver, Prep, Crumb, Chance the Rapper, among many artists they’ve taken inspiration from.

If this song is any indication, long-time fans and new listeners have a lot of good music to look forward to from The Ransom Collective all-year round.

I Don’t Care is now available for streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music, under mustard music. Watch out for its accompanying music video, premiering on MYX and YouTube on May 4th.

Music

Joey Tha Boy Drops Latest Track ‘Another Day’

mustard music’s Joey tha Boy is set to claim the throne as one of the fiery up-and-coming rappers in the Manila scene with his latest single “Anotha Day”

A change of pace from his previous release “Fantasy (feat. Paolo Sandejas), the head-bopping track is a personification of Joey the Boy as an artist – flexing his skills in writing, making a beat, and showing off some personal swag as he raps about his rap idols, what makes him great, and what keeps him going from day to day.

Talking about the song, Joey says “it’s about my personal mindset towards my everyday life. I talk about my daily thought processes and opinions while implementing positivity towards them. I see a lot going wrong with the world, but I think we all shouldn’t be complacent with it. The song encapsulates my strive for to be great and make an impact as an artist.”

With this fiery-hot banger, Joey the Boy is set to wow hip-hop fans with his artistry and inkling for social commentary.

Anotha Day is available for streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music under mustard music

Music

Julie Anne San Jose’s Newest Single “Regrets” Debuts at #1

Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life.

Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify.

This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life.

Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.

Also released on the same day was the emotional music video, featuring a live and intimate performance of the song.

All eyes are on Julie’s next move, and if her previous release are any indication, “Regrets” is bound to become another hit in the making.

Regrets is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, under Universal Records.

Music

Tupac Shakur Biopic All Eyez On Me Release Date Announced

The most-anticipated biopic of Tupac Shakur ‘All Eyez On Me’ release date was announced via onthisdateinhiphop instagram post.

All Eyez On Me is set to be released on Tupac Shakur’s 46th birthday.  The announcement was held at Demetrius Shipp Jr. birthday bash. Shipp will be playing as Tupac Shakur on the movie. Dominic Santana confirmed the release date via an Instagram post. Santana will be playing as Suge Knight on the movie.

Get ready it’s coming. And please no whining about the date. It’s Pac’s b day. We’re all anxious for it to come out but people gotta remember it’s a major film and there’s a lot of process to releasing major films. Because it was Tupac a lot of buzz was created word of mouth even while we were filming which usually doesn’t happen until a movie is about to come out. This was no regular movie so you’ve been hearing about it since we started. It’s actually right on par with the timing to release a major film after you wrap shooting. So relax and look for the formal announcement soon and actual promotion to start coming out.#AllEyezOnMe #tupac #movie#instagood #followme – Dominic L. Santana

Tupac Shakur Biopic All Eyez On Me Release Date Announced

(L) Demetrius Shipp Jr (Tupac Shakur) (R) Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight)

Jamal Woolard will be playing as Biggie Small. The Walking Dead TV series stars Danai Gurira will be playing as Tupac Shakur’s mother Afeni and Lauren Cohan will be playing as manager Leila Steinberg.

Tupac Shakur Biopic “All Eyez On Me” directed by Benny Boom.

Watch the trailer of Tupac Shakur Biopic “All Eyez On Me” below:

Don’t forget to comment below your thoughts after knowing the release date of the movie.

Events, Music

Boyce Avenue Coming in February for 5-City PHL Tour

You Tube’s biggest band Boyce Avenue made up of the three Manzano brothers; Alejandro, Daniel, and Fabian, will be going on a Philippine Tour in February 2016 to be mounted by Ovation Productions. The 5-city tour starts in Manila at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 16, then at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel on the 18th, moving to Cagayan de Oro’s Limketkai Mall on the 19th, followed by La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod on the 20th, and finally at the University of Baguio gym on February 22nd. The band gained fame from their self-made career in YouTube and are now the network’s biggest band. Views they get per song is in the tens of millions. Their songs are mostly killer covers of well known hits by Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Cold Play, Pharrell, Bruno Mars, and most of pop music’s current big name stars. Not a few people will argue that they even sound better than the original versions.

Boyce Avenue was recently named as Spotify’s No.1 most streamed international artist in the Philippines. They continue to enjoy a large digital fan base in the country and their 2016 Philippine Tour has long been awaited by their multitudes of Filipino fans. Tickets for the Araneta Coliseum concert on February 16 will be available starting November 19. More Tour details to be announced soon by Ovation Productions. For info, call 2-532-8883.

Music

L!FE Yoga at Eight Forbes Town Fuses Party Music with Yoga with International DJ Taz

Party music meets yoga this November as the hottest fitness hub in the Metro, L!FE Yoga Studios, bring renowned international party jock, DJ Taz from Chicago, USA to pump up yogis and fitness enthusiasts with two days of electrifying club music and pure energy.

Known for bringing a different level of energy to parties using a mix of beats and rhythms from different genre and instruments, DJ Taz is set to pump up yoga classes at L!FE Yoga this November 21 to 22.

Yogis and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy unique and music-infused sessions as DJ Taz delivers his signature beats that combines traditional sounds with more current ones, transcending the usual party scenario into a divine and spiritual experience.

On November 21, L!FE Yoga guests can take part in Ecstatic Dance, Yoga Grooves, Kirtan, Devotional Mantras, Beats, Sound Healing, and Ambient Music sessions with the renowned DJ.

And if that’s not enough, at 7PM on the same day, guests can shake the night away at the Conscious Dance Party, a surefire hit for fitness buffs who love to party.

The fun and music-filled sessions continue on November 22, 3PM with the Yoga Music Movement, a workshop for yoga teachers, fitness enthusiasts and DJs alike. During the session, DJ Taz will share essential tips on how to build a yoga or fitness playlist to accompany a workout, as well as how to incorporate music into any practice in order to make it more interesting.

DJ Taz will also share secrets on how yogis and fitness enthusiasts can hone their basic listening skills and intuition needed to seamlessly thread in music into their yoga, and how to mix beats and make smooth transitions—the perfect thing if they want to create their own personal and unique sounds for their practice.

Yogis and interested parties looking to participate in the two sessions with DJ Taz may book for a slot by contacting L!FE Yoga at 09276921199 or 8867500. Limited slots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Founded this year, 2015, L!FE Yoga aims to bring a holistic approach to wellness by combining music, good food, art, and community into the practice of yoga. It aims to offer an escape for people from the bustle of their busy lives, a place where they can focus on themselves, on a balanced mind, body and spirit that can positively impact one’s sense of self and well-being.

Located at the 2F Eight Forbes Town Road, Forbes Town Center, L!FE Yoga offers a wide range and variety of classes, from the traditional Ash-Asana, and Goin Yin, to the likes of Rock n’ Flow, which incorporates modern movement and music. The studio also has options of both heated and non-heated rooms, and classes are taught by very capable teachers.

For more information and reservations, L!FE Yoga Studios, please call 09276921199 or 886-7500 or visit their website at www.lifeyogacenter.com.

Music

ICA Batch 1990’s “FLY HIGH: That so Ravens” to deliver 10 local acts in one night!

The Immaculate Conception Academy Batch 1990 proudly presents “FLY HIGH: That so Ravens,” a homecoming concert featuring an incredible mix of all the hottest names in local music today. The event will be on November 14, 2015, Saturday 8:00 pm at ICA Greenhills.

ICA FlyHigh poster

Expect an epic night with performances from OPM icons Gary Valenciano and songwriter Ogie Alcasid to rock superstar Bamboo Manalac; from “Your Face Sounds Familiar” biggest contender Sam Concepcion to charming leading man Enrique Gil and singer/actor Elmo Magalona; from fresh faced Perkins Twins and Kenneth Parsad to EDM hottie Callum David; and TV Patrol’s beautiful Gretchen Fulido.

Hosted by ICA Batch 1990 together with ICA Batches 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 2000, 2005 and 2015, the show is directed by Paolo Valenciano and written by Garlic Garcia. There will also be performances by ICA Dance Troupe, Xavier Dance X, LSDC and many more surprise guests.

Aside from witnessing an outstanding live performances by our very own local acts, every ticket purchase also entitles you a chance to win one (1) year membership to the exclusive Balesin Island Club or round-trip tickets for two (2) to any of these destinations: Australia, Phuket, Hong Kong or Palawan!

Ticket information is available by contacting (02) 721-2687 or (0917) 898-0585.

Music

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.”

Music

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.