Sunday, 15 July 2007

Pinoy indie film: Tribu

SYNOPSIS: The dangerous unlit streets and labyrinthine alleyways in the ghetto district of Tondo in Manila, serves as a claustrophobic backdrop to a random killing that triggers a wild and bloody gang war.

Through the eyes of a 10 year old boy, we are immersed into the normal, impoverished, tough life of Tondo. Through him, we encounter the juvenile yet murderous leaders and members of various gangsta tribes -- adolescent thugs and petty criminals whose past time is sex, drugs and their eloquently poetic street rap, delivered in their own unique tongue-twisting machine gun-style.

This movie will premiere during the Cinemalaya digital film competition at the Cultural Centre of The Philippines on July 22, 2007.

Screening dates of "Tribu"

21 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

Friday, 6 July 2007

Dongalo Wreckords' artists on Deal or No Deal

Dongalo artists, Salbakuta, Kruzzada, Don G. of Gulpe De Gulat, Razzamanazz, Lil Kix and of course, Andrew E. played on the popular game show Deal or No Deal which was hosted by TV actress, Kris Aquino. The show is said to be aired on June 12, 8:00 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Fête de la Musique

The Fête de la Musique is a music festival that started in Paris back in 1982 and is today celebrated in over a hundred countries around the world. Manila is one of the major cities celebrating this event and bands of different musical genres will be performing in the same venue on different stages.

This year's event will be sponsored by Pulp Magazine and will be held around Malate, Manila on June 23, 2007. The main stage will be held at Rajah Soliman Park while the other stages would be at Remedios Cicle, Orosa and Nakpil.

The Adriatico corner Nakpil area will be the hip-hop and r&b stage and will feature some of the freshest Pinoy rap acts. Some of those performing are listed below.

Sinag + God’s Will, Nimbus-9, Krazykyle, Slick n Sly Kane + Mista Blaze, Corporate Lo-Fi, Audible, Syke, Pamilya Dimagiba, Chilitees, Out of Body Special, Mobbstarr, Jay Flava, Hi-C, Miscellaneous, Stick Figgaz, The Expansion Team, Urban Outlaws, Artstrong, Dash & Esp, Monique with Metagrove, Ill-J, 2tay, People’s Future, Flipballaz, Aero, Ampon, Los Indios Bravoz, Diwata, Mike’s Apartment, Dcoy + The Franchize + Sunny Blaze, Nathan J, Circulo Pugantes, Mhcrew, Audible.

Friday, 8 June 2007

A.M.P.O.N VS. 2 Freestyle Battle Tournament

June 9, 2007
9pm - onwardsat

KUBLAIS Katipunan (beside Mercury Drug, in front of Miriam College)
P150 with a free beer
Contestants free entrance (no reg fee)

From the same tournament that gave you the classic Datu vs Loonie battle, A.M.P.O.N presents the V.S. 2 Freestyle Tourney.
16 battle MCs. 1 winner.
History in the making.

Side note:
*For those who want to sign up, please do so as soon as possible. Only sixteen slots are available and are on a first come first served basis.*For those who want to sell their merchandise (shirts, cds, etc.),please bring them with you at the event.

Thank you very much!

Peace, Love and Happiness (If there are any available),

Marlowe of AMPON

Contacts for signing up or other related queries:

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Quaizy Illeon releases solo album

Lee Andre Katindoy or known to the Pinoy hip-hop community as Quaizy Illeon releases his first solo album. Entitled Strip Club, he becomes the second member of Madd Poets to release an album after D-Coy. Strip Club will feature smooth feel-good tracks, profound lyrics and vibrant club beats. The album will also feature guest artist such as Kim from 7-Shots, Cirkulo Pugantes, Aimee, Brian Revilla, The Escalera Brothers and more. More info can be found on

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Gloc-9's music video "Lando"

Gloc-9's music video "Lando" has reached the MYX top 10. Support the Philippine hip-hop scene by voting this video. To vote, text MYX VOTE LANDO and it send to 2366.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

The Community Project

The Community is an event which will be held every year showcasing the Philippines abundance in talent and determination to break down barriers of how limited people think of what hiphop really is. Nathan J , formerly of 7Shots of Wisdom, got in touch with Turbulence Productions to execute his ideas of how to generate positivitism amongst his peers both old and new. The Community will spawn 2 products by the end of 2006, a CD and a DVD. The DVD will feature a documentary, documenting not only the show itself but whatever went on in Philippines hiphop scene within the months of April and May. The DVD includes Mastaplann's last visit and performance in Manila with Francism, Dongalo Wreckordz album launching of KATREND2DUHAN, Turbulence Productions artists Psylent and Nimbusnine performing alongside Loon and Jin The MC in Taiwan, interviews and more.

The Community this year was a 7 week stint in Club Halo, Makati City. Every week showcased performers with different angles of their brand of hiphop. Performers throughout the entire 7 week included Pamilya Dimagiba, Dj Arbie Won, Miscellaneous, Audible, Nimbusnine, Mike Swift, Johnny Krush, Mobbstarr, A.M.P.O.N, Madd Poets, Chinese Mafia, 2tay, Marquiss, Los Indios Bravoz, SVC, Dash and more. After which, the organizers played music videos (Mobbstarr's "6 N The Mornin', PKSO's "Solid", Konigs "Nganong Ni Enter" and more) that were rarely given airplay and help celebrate multi media success of our peers and artists.

The first two weeks saw the development of the CD. We raffled out beats by 18 different producers to 18 different acts which songs will be performed at the last day of the event. Amidst the props for event, tragedy struck and one of the b-boys had an accident that required him to undergo surgery. With the strength of the people behind the organizers, they instigated an auction of a tarpaulin signed by everyone supporting the movement including signatures from Francis M and Andrew E and a autographed Francis M jersey. Eventually Steak Productions bought out the competition that which served to help the b-boy in need.

Now, with months gone by, The Community still serves its purpose as a sparkplug and a place to network amongst visionaries or the scene. Placing ourselves on myspace allows up to bridge gaps and gives the world a piece of how we are overcoming conflicts within our scene and make a move into the world scene.

The latest Community event will take place at The Basement at Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. The show will take place every Wednesday from May 9 to May 30 starting 10pm. For more into, e-mail