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Counterflow Vol. 2: Currents In New Filipino Music

by JOEL QUIZON

New volume of contemporary sound explorations from the Philippines. Hope you can get behind some of these artists!

ambient movements electro pop lo-fi simmering jazz eclectic beats hip-hop

beautiful sultry shiny fuzzy nowness

  1. backflip3000 — 006 kulang ang ulam, nasunog pa ang kanin ko

  2. Serena_D.C. — Walang Alinlangan

  3. Calix — Pasaway / Holic

  4. crwn — Still Life

  5. dot.jaime — thoughts.

  6. lower myth — 18, Nov.

  7. operation : : zodiac — Goodbye Song (A Flock of Rare Birds)

  8. thisbeing_ — Woman

  9. Ysanygo — Bakit? - Ysanygo

  10. ruru — coco

  11. Pamcy — 25 and dead inside

  12. Pamcy — Monami

  13. babyblue — he couldn't smile

  14. IZE! — Watchuwannado (wip)

  15. moeblob — ponderin

  16. these sticky fingers — away

  17. fcj — feel the same (w/ chevy) 

  18. time_magic — 1055

  19. spaaawn — III

  20. HAUTE COUTURE — i h8 riddim

COUNTERFLOW:  Currents In New Filipino Music

by JOEL QUIZON

Recent finds while digital digging on Soundcloud for new music coming out of the Philippines.  These artists have so much to say and brave enough to say it through music.  Limitless and unguarded at times, hopeful and resilient as some of the best of Filipino pop music, and above all courageous.  Far-out sounds from dreamy indie pop, bedroom electronica, leftfield hip hop, experimental ambient, sample based downtempo, and other sonic ruminations.  Hope you enjoy and give these artists a follow and share.

  1. yaramy home is my grave

  2. LUZES P R K L

  3. washerebb what's gud

  4. BEDSPACERother plans

  5. Airalovely

  6. James UssherLullaby for the Distressed

  7. fcjboundless sea

  8. lui.juts in Escolta

  9. Alpha SubanonAko si Kamatayan

  10. Moki McflySoul Juggle

  11. Kapital MGDuyog

  12. Kapital MGActuality

  13. JAMES RAIDKuryente VS Maestra

  14. d e m z v e kVisions {INSTRUMENTAL + bonus track}

  15. s h a p e / s h i f tbd1313

  16. dat053boy — Papaluparan - Deadkey x Edgie - Prod. Crystol for R808

  17. NVTHVNi'm awkward and shy (ft. tiffi)

  18. ᖼ justo ᖽEunice, My Beloved - 【 mariposa 】

  19. Teenage GrannyF.F.F (favoriteflowerfetish)

  20. no$iabahog bilat

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Beat Soul Funk: The Pinoy Groove Experience

BY JOEL QUIZON

  1. P-Love  |   RCD Andante (2005)

  2. Tito, Vic & Joey  |   Rico J. Puto Department (1977)

  3. Juan Silos, Jr.  |   Ala-Ala Kita (early 60’s)

  4. The Rocky Fellers  |   Great Big World (1963)

  5. Vilma Santos  |   When The Clock Strikes One (late 60’s)

  6. Jaime Salazar  |   Pilipino Ako, Pilipina Siya (60’s)

  7. Priscilla Lee and The Filipino Rockets  |   Planting Rice (early 60’s)

  8. Estilong Pinoy   |   Never My Love (1978)

  9. The Association  |   Never My Love (1967)

  10. Estilong Pinoy   |  Never My Love (Reprise) (1978)

  11. Rey Valera   |  Hanggang Kailan (1983)

  12. Rico J. Puno   |   Neither One of Us (1976)

  13. Celeste Legaspi   |   Paibig Nang Lubus-Lubus (Feel Like Makin’ Love) (1976)

  14. Sharon Cuneta   |  Love On Your Mind (1982)

  15. Didith Reyes   |  Damdamin (1977)

  16. Eva Eugenio   |   Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig (mid 70’s)

  17. Apo Hiking Society  |   Nagmamahal Sa ‘Yo (late 70’s)

  18. Apo Hiking Society   |   Pumapatak Ang Ulan (late 70’s)

  19. Cinderella   |   Ikaw Ang Thrilla Ko (1975)

  20. Eddie Munji III   |   Dandansoy (late 70’s)

  21. Ryan Cayabyab    |   Leron Leron Sinta (late 70’s)

  22. Joe Bataan   |   Woman Don’t Want To Love Me (1975)

  23. Tribe  |   Siggy Siggy (1974)

  24. Barabas   |   Wild Safari (1972)

  25. Dakila  |   Ikalat (1972)

  26. Tribe  |   We’ve Got Work To Do (1975)

  27. Please   |   Grandad’s Goin Funky (1974)

  28. Sugar Pie DeSanto   |   Straighten It Out With Yo Man (1972)

  29. Barabas   |    Children (1973)

  30. Please    |   Good Stuff (1976)

  31. P-Love   |    4 Inches Per Minute on The DVP (2005)

  32. Asin   |    Himig Ng Pag-ibig (1988)

  33. Rico J. Puno   |   The Way We Were – Intro (1976)

Originally posted on March 3, 2008 on UpsetterSound.com’s Los Relics Radio curated by good friend filmmaker, DJ, musician, urban scholar, skater and family man Lakandiwa de Leon. His call out to selector friends to make mixes to share for Los Relics allowed me to share my growing collection of Pinoy (Filipino) centric records. Not a lot of venues I can play VST or Eva Eugenio, but I can always play Bataan or Barabas though.

So, one restless night at 2am I started pulling records of varying styles, origins, languages and eras but all had one thing in common, all were made by Filipinos (full blooded or not) whether solo or part of the band. Whether it was the Morales brothers as part of Spain’s psych-funk band Barabas or Afro-Filipino Joe Bataan from Spanish Harlem, beat music from the Rocky Fellers in the US or Jaime Salazar from Cebu, Philippine dream pop from Rey Valera or blissful 70’s pop from Apo Hiking Society and Cinderella, or from the Bay Area, soul wailer Sugar Pie DeSanto and ethno-funk heavies Dakila, all of them Pinoys and all make up this diasporic mixtape.

Two years after recording this rambling and rather technically flawed mix I have made it somewhat of a mission to help re-introduce Philippine popular music to an audience that would not normally seek them out as well as re-contextualize the music for people to appreciate and enjoy again or for the first time. A tad grandiose, but I will attempt to, at least.

One funky track at a time if I have to! ;-)

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Disco Manila

BY JOEL QUIZON 

  1. HAJJI - Ako Pa Rin

  2. ABC EXPRESS - Gustong-Gusto Kita

  3. BLACKBUSTER - Shotgun Shuffle

  4. VST and COMPANY - Disco Fever

  5. ELLA DEL ROSARIO - Shake It Baby

  6. SOLID BAND - Walang Sigla

  7. YOLLY SAMSON - Inibig Ka

  8. BOYFRIENDS - Palikero

  9. HALIK - Suplado Ka

  10. BLACK OPINION - Bahay Yugyugan

  11. HANGMEN - Let’s Boogie Now

  12. BOYFRIENDS - Seksing-Sexy

  13. HAGIBIS - Katawan

  14. NANNETTE - Ganyang Lang Ang Pag-Ibig

  15. RICO J. PUNO - Selos

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Disco Manila 2

BY JOEL QUIZON

  1. Step No…Step Yes - VST & Company

  2. Mucho Daldal - Red Hot

  3. Gawin Ang Gusto Mo - Singsing

  4. Bonggan-Bongga - Black Opinion

  5. Heto Na Kami - Nail Clippers

  6. Hanggang Magdamag - Soul Jugglers

  7. Whanui - Blackbusters

  8. Umaapoy (Disco Version) - Boyfriends

  9. Mama Monchang - Hagibis

  10. Dance - Nannette

  11. Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko (Disco Version) - VST & Company

  12. Isang Sayaw Na Lang - Wadab

  13. Sumayaw O Makinig - Advisors

  14. Do the Bus Stop - Blackbusters

  15. Rock Steady - The New Minstrels

  16. Rated X - Blackbusters

  17. Seksi Baby - Hangmen

  18. Kubling Hardin - Celeste Legaspi

  19. VST Galactica - VST & Company

  20. Disco Manila - Black Opinion

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OPM By Night: Filipino Emo Pop


by Joel Quizon

  1. Breakin’ In Two - Odette Quesada

  2. Give Me Your Love - Sharon Cuneta

  3. Cold Summer Nights - Francis M.

  4. Working Girls - Chona Cruz

  5. “Cause You Cause Me - Gary Valenciano

  6. Middle of the Night - Rico J. Puno

  7. To Love You - Zsa Zsa Padilla

  8. Running Away - Ang Tunay Na Amo

  9. Somewhere In My Past - Julie Vega

a collection of Filipino Emo Pop in English from the 80’s and 90’s
all vinyl