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Bangon Pilipinas The Yolanda Project Volume IV

Indiepinoy’s Bangon Pilipinas The Yolanda Project has released volume IV of its series of compilation albums and just like the previous volumes, the proceeds of it will go to those who got affected by Typhoon Haiyan (local name is Yolanda).

The project is a collaborative effort of various independent Filipino artists and through this small way, may bring a big difference in helping out our brothers and sisters in the Southern part of the country.

Volume IV features songs by guitarist extraordinaire senyor Noli Aurillo, Gary Ignacio (formerly of Alamid) and the Saintstreet, Half man Half Elf, Muffin, QT Paduano (Agaw Agimat), Rain Mayo, DJ Angela, Beato and other independent artists.

The album, as well as the other three volumes, are also now available at OPM2Go.

Below is the track listing of Volume IV:

1. Beato – In a World of Neverending
2. DJ Angela – Kapit Kamay
3. Gary Ignacio and the Saintstreet – Hamon
4. halfman halfelf – Buhay Karnabal Yolanda Mix
5. Jeepney Jake – Agila
6. Milky Summer – Paglalakbay
7. Muffin – Come Home
8. Noli Aurillo – Lament
9. QT Paduano – Mulat
10. Rain Mayo – May Pag-asa Pa Ba
11. Rainbow Project – Power
12. SOJ – New Day
13. Yssa Aldreanne – Forever and After


New Collaboration Music Rlease: In A World Of Never Ending by Beato

Date with Fate duo Wendell Quinto and I have formed a project band named Beato (pronounced as be’ya’to) and we have released a new collaboration music “In A World Of Never Ending”.

The previously unreleased track, a new wave 80’s inspired music, was written by Wendell way back with his former group and was rearranged and recorded at Nolit’s studio during the Date with Fate project. It was one of the songs that were originally planned to be on the Control album but was later on cut in the final production. While the earlier recorded version I did with the guitar parts were ‘overdriven-dirt’, the re-recorded parts I’ve done here have more subtle feel, focusing on the acoustic side and clean vibe. You can hear the latest version below.

Beato reintroduce the classic new wave to the kids of today as well as bring nostalgia to the people who grew up listening to those kind of stuffs. The genre of the group is not limited to the 80s old school though, as they’ve mixed it up with present influences of alternative, indie pop and electronica.

“In A World Of Never Ending” will also be part of Indiepinoy’s typhoon Haiyan compilation album Bangon Pilipinas on its later volumes so do watch out for this :). Proceeds of these albums will be donated to the victims.

Listen to the song.

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Bangon Pilipinas (The Yolanda Project) Volume 1

If you’re not aware of what’s happening around the globe, Philippines was struck with the strongest typhoon ever recorded in years. Called as “Haiyan” also known as “Yolanda” here, it made a huge storm surge that caused thousands of lives and destroyed establishments in its Southern region. It’s like a total wipe out if you would put it as what this image shows via The Telegraph‘s post here.

So in the wake of this horrendous catastrophe, Indiepinoy has put up an album compilation project that features various independent artists. Bangon Pilipinas (The Yolanda Project) Volume 1 is the first to be released that include Arko, Equilibrio, AcidRadio from Tacloban, Geek City Riot from Cebu, Iloveyouruby from Palawan, Kley, singer/songwriter Kuyakurt, Lion And The Scouts, Pack of Wolvz and Syato. Proceeds of the album will go to the victims of Haiyan.

It’s now available at


KJ, A New Collaboration Band Featuring Kuya Kurt and Jyel

Illustration by: singer-songwriter Jong Sumangil

A new collaborative project has emerged in the independent/underground scene here in Manila that features two of the most prominent advocates of independent music, Kuya Kurt (Sigwada Experiment) and Jyel (Sensitivo).

Simply called as KJ, they started out with fun jams during sets of each group and in drinking sessions and after those sessions, they’re now a band!

The group is fronted by the two and features a cast of other musicians from the scene – Chitols Asprec (Sigwada Experiment) on bass, Glenn Mapue (Mushroom and Mint) on guitars, yours truly also on guitars and Rod Jaropay (Mushroom) on drums. The band is a mix of Sensitivo, Sigwada Experiment and Mushroom. Check out their music as well.

Lots of “wasakenrol” will be heard and witnessed definitely and they’re set to deliver their brand of music to the public and bring the house down.

The band plays the songs impromptu and unrehearsed since each member have their own busy schedules so what you hear/see is what you get.

Here’s the debut performance of the group at Conspiracy Garden Cafe, an original song titled “Rakrakan sa Langit” (Rock n’Roll in Heaven).

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Date with Fate Releases “Control” Album

Date with Fate, a side project of half of Crude Oz – Wendell Quinto (drums) and I (guitar), has released their debut album titled “Control”.

Initially, we aim to collaborate with other artists and play other genres outside what they usually play, but as songs were written down and been recorded by the duo, playing live would be difficult (I laid down multiple guitars on a single song) so we get to form the band.

For this group, the influences are on the new wave and indie pop scene, so the songs were basically created on those genres.

All songs were written by Wendell Quinto and I. The album is produced by Date with Fate and co-produced by Indiepinoy. Recorded and mixed by Nolit Abanilla at Nolit’s Studio.

Listen to the songs via the group’s Soundcloud Page.