Illustrado Travel Playlist – Summer 2k18
Aug13

Illustrado Travel Playlist – Summer 2k18

Illustrado Travel Playlist By Paolo Benitez     A successful road trip requires these few simple components: a car that won’t randomly die, a GPS that won’t lead you to the middle of nowhere, and a playlist that won’t make you toss the driver’s Ipod out of the car. Music can be your travel companion, and you don’t want to be stuck in a moving box fighting a battle over the stereo. So we took care of the music for you – just...

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Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month
Mar12

Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month

Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month By Behzad Sandila   Music can evoke feelings all by itself. But the effect amplifies when music takes a stand for something beyond just itself. Most of the best-known artists of their time have used their art as a means for representation. Following that principle is a group of talented Filipina-American rappers led by Ruby Ibarra, perhaps most...

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Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds
Jan17

Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds

Nowhere Birds is a Dubai based independent folk music duo. Composed of Jules Suarez and Mitchiko Bagayna, the pair are well known for their intimate style of playing and harmonizing. While both of them do Vocals, Jules’ specializes in the Guitar, whereas Mitchiko plays the Glockenspiel and Melodica.     The duo came together after a spontaneous jam session at a party in 2015. With their newfound chemistry (and the help of...

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Artist Spotlight: Laidback Luke
Jul25

Artist Spotlight: Laidback Luke

LAIDBACK LUKE a.k.a Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen DJ/Producer/Kung Fu Athlete     Photos By Ruud Baan   “What I love most about making music and playing music is the ability to create something that has a certain emotion, something that will touch big groups of people and can give them a long lasting memory. Making something that’s just a concept or a spark in the brain, finishing it and then putting it out for the...

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Artist Spotlight: Verdad

VERDAD Band   Verdad is Spanish for “Of the truth”. We live up to this name by staying true to ourselves and letting our individual influences merge and mutate into what we call our own collective identity. We love it because this has been our outlet and what we believe to be the highest form of expression.     Our Music Creating original music has been one of the bands main motivators when we started as Verdad; to mold...

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