Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ivy Grace Paredes – Trailblazer
Feb06

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ivy Grace Paredes – Trailblazer

IVY GRACE PAREDES AKA AYEGEE Singer   The Middle East will never lack for fantastic Filipino singers, but amongst their ranks stands Ivy Grace as one of the most exceptional. A seasoned vocalist who started her career in amateur singing competitions in the Philippines, Ivy is a “singer’s singer” – an artist of such prodigious skill that she has become a true benchmark in her field. Ivy’s immense talent has taken her career far...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Pauline Moreno Craig – Tastemaker
Feb06

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Pauline Moreno Craig – Tastemaker

PAULINE M. CRAIG DJ   It ain’t easy being a female DJ – what’s even harder is being a female DJ who is a non-Western. But despite the odds, Pauline has emerged as a prominent figure in Dubai’s dynamic club scene, with gigs that put her at par with the most successful electronic dance music acts in the region. Hers is a story of sticking to one’s guns in pursuit of passion and recognition. The odds may not always be in her favor,...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: SONIQ – Tastemaker
Feb01

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: SONIQ – Tastemaker

SONIQ EDM Collective   In the pulsating, Western culture-dominated club scene of the UAE, Soniq stands as a uniquely Filipino voice – a group of young, musically gifted DJ’s on a quest to infuse the Middle East’s audio landscape with Pinoy soul. Having formed only 2 years ago, Soniq has quickly climbed the ranks of Dubai’s EDM intelligentsia, with gigs in renowned clubs such as Warehouse in Le Meridien Garhoud and Mint Leaf...

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Artist Spotlight: SONIQ DJ DUO Filipino DJ
Nov16

Artist Spotlight: SONIQ DJ DUO Filipino DJ

  SONIQ DJ DUO ­What we do CARL: Being a DJ isn’t just about blending 2 or more songs together, it’s about having that sense of passion with music. It’s very important to have that distinctive taste that will somewhat “brand” you different among others. Let’s admit it: there are a lot of famous DJ’s out there who are more experienced than we are, but I’d say the “identity” of our music makes us “different.” We specialize in Dirty...

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Illustrado Entertainment: Muhaisnah Four, Actor Jake Ofrasio & Artist Therese Malvar
Aug31

Illustrado Entertainment: Muhaisnah Four, Actor Jake Ofrasio & Artist Therese Malvar

  Muhaisnah Four drops summer track “Signal” Filipino Indie music producer, Cromwell Ojeda, the driving force behind Dubai-based electro outfit Muhaisnah Four, has just released their second single “Signal”, a track off their upcoming debut album “A Memoir”. Ojeda, also known for his work in bands Parallel Soundsystem, Goddamn Electric and as session bassist for international band Juliana Down, describes his latest...

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Artist Spotlight: WYWY Band
Aug24

Artist Spotlight: WYWY Band

The Middle East teems with talented Filipino musicians, but every once in a while, an act rises above the crop and proves to be of a different, more transcendent and audacious sort of mettle. Case in point: WYWY. Take it from this quick profile, penned by lead vocalist “X.” OUR BAND The band name is inspired by The Beatles song ‘Within You Without You’ from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The lyrics of the song...

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