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Manila Electronic Dance Music Conference June 15 to June 17

Manila Electronic Dance Music Conference

Today marks a very insightful weekend for DJ’s, dance music producers, remixers, electronica artists and music enthusiasts all together.  Its going to be the first day of a 3 day seminar on Electronic Dance music and I just feel honored to be part of this event as well.  Its going to be from June 15 to 17 at F1 Best Western Premier in BGC. Fee is just P2,000 for the 3 days and seats are limited.

Electronic music and electronic dance music is around us since your childhood days whatever your age is. From Kraftwerk to New Order to Trent Reznor to even the current sounds of J.lo.  If youre not sure of what electronic dance music is , the genre it encompasses is just so diverse it needs to be reblogged in volumes to do justice.  At the moment visit…  this site… the most comprehensive guide to electronic music ive seen Ishkur’s Guide to electronic music http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

The conference will be having a DJ clinic and workshop, Electronic Dance music production seminar and workshop and a remixing workshop.

DJ Setup by Aryan Magat A quick overview of the technology of DJing and its development from turntables until today.  Basic overview of equipment setup turntable/CDJ/Mixer/Headphones . Proper techniques to scratch and play vinyl

Mixing and Counting by Mark Nicosia How to count beats and bars + “Dropping on the 1. How to perform a basic mix/blend of two songs .Beatmatching techniques . Phrase mixing and conversation between two songs . How to build a set with a definite arc and flow

 Performance and Intermediate skills by Chris Myk Basic guidelines to EQing What are loops and looping/layering .Music Programming and Reading a crowd

How to build a set with a definite arc and flow .Beat cluster and beat juggling

 Music Organization by Travis Monsod

Organizing your Music Harmonic Mixing . How to record a mix  .How to create a podcast/mixtape  Travis Monsod

 

Digital DJing

Native Instruments Traktor S4 – Travis Monsod

Pioneer DDJ-T1 – Mark Nicosia

Pioneer DDJ-S1 – Aryan Magat

Pioneer DDJ Ergo – Jimmy Gustilo

Serato Scratch Live + Video Mixing – Chris Myk

Reloop Controller – Arnel Castillo

MP3s and Midi Mapping Travis Monsod + Mark Nicosia

Marketing and Promotion + Social Media Mike Bolante

DJ Business Chris Myk

Special feature: Maschine

Pads and Rhythmic Theory Josh Evangelista

Rhythmic Notation, Tempo, Bars, Time Signatures, Syncopation, Measures and Phrases, Drum Sounds Josh Evangelista

A breakdown of how to program pads for each genre of music. Josh Evangelista

 Introduction To Electronic Dance Music Production (EMP) by Josh Evangelista

Electronic Music History . Musical Styles . Current Trends in Dance Music

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations by Silverfilter

Introduction to Gear and Studio Basics . Different DAW Brands .Overview of the basic parts of a DAW

MUSIC THEORY Basic Music Theory & Melody . Joshua Evangelista

Harmony – Chords + Chord Progression Miguel Cortes

Circle of Fifths Chord Progression Joshua Evangelista

Song Structure and Music Basics Joshua Evangelista

 

SYNTHESIS

 

Synthesis, Compression, and ADSR  Silverfilter

Practical Dynamics – Modulation (Envelopes/LFOs) Joshua Evangelista

TECHNOLOGY

MIDI    Silverfiter

Basic EQ Miguel Cortes

Sampling  – Creative Sampling Justin De Guzman

 

PROGRAMMING THEORY – DRUMS / BASS

Drums Silverfilter / Miguel Cortes / Josh Evangelista

Swing / Groove / Quantize Miguel Cortes

Bass  Silverfilter

Riffs Josh Evangelista

PROGRAMMING THEORY – MUSIC + VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS 

Piano (Acoustic & Electric)  Silverfilter + Josh Evangelista

Stabs  Miguel Cortes

Fat Leads and Arpeggios  Silverfilter

Pads Miguel Cortes

Creative Loops Abdel Aziz

WORKING with VOCALS

Vocals Silverfilter

MIXING & MASTERING

Basic Mixing Noel de Brackinghe

Basic Mastering Noel de Brackinghe

 

DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN BY GENRE

DEEP HOUSE – JUSTIN DE GUZMAN

TRIBAL HOUSE – BRIAN CUA

FUNKY/SOULFUL/DISCO – JOSH EVANGELISTA

PROGRESSIVE UNDERGROUND – ABDEL AZIZ

PROGRESSIVE MAINSTREAM – MIGUEL CORTES

TECHNO/TECH HOUSE/ELECTRONICA – SILVERFILTER

TRANCE – MIGUEL CORTES

DUBSTEP – MECHA HELL

 

 PROMOTION

Music Business & Promotion Silverfilter & Abdel Aziz


Its going to be equally exciting as well to work with such talented artists and professionals in the industry.

Mike Bolante (Spin City DJ Academy, Orange MNL, Incognito MNL) – Manila, Philippines

Mike Bolante is a DJ/Producer working out of Manila, Philippines. He had his early education in music through classical piano, listening to Michael Jackson, New Order, Informational Society, Depeche Mode, and U2. Simple as it may seem, this performer carries with him an impressive pedigree.Just like most people in the industry, Mike Bolante started as a DJ, working for small parties. He then decided to venture into production, working with NYC legend, Ray Roc AKA The Roc Project. Mike was tasked to manage his label, ROCit Records.He then went on his own to earn his stripes in one of the cities that is most populated with DJs and is in fact, the birthplace of HOUSE MUSIC, the city of Chicago. Toiling for 6 years in the scene, he was exposed to this genre as Chicago defines it. He worked with local superheroes such as Michael Serafini, CzboogieMirani, Miguel Castro, Gene Farris, Andre Harris, Maurice Joshua, Bill Basil, Lego, Bad Boy Bill, JJ Flores, Kalendr, Inphinity, NORDjs, and John Curley to name a few.He also discovered his love for Techno and Tech House, working for Dino Gardiakos at his world renowned club, Spy Bar. Exposed to the sophisticated sounds of ShlomiAber, Steve Lawler, Loco Dice, Audiofly, PacoOsuna, and many more, his passion for these genres and Chicago’s house music can be seen and felt in his productions, including commercial mixes.
Travis Monsod(Spin City DJ Academy) – Manila, Philippines
DJ, Producer &Remixer Travis Monsod aka travism has been in the scene since 1998. He has established himself as one of Manila’s best with residencies and guest DJ spots in the best clubs and bars! He started his DJ career after quitting a band. He went to work for Tower Records in Makati where he was in charge of the vinyl and electronica section. With some friends help, he learned the basics of the craft and honed his taste in the music. Since then he has been DJing in various clubs around the metro. Travis also began producing his own material. Songs he produced landed him a spot on the Local E CD 2 compilation which Nokia picked up to launch their express music phones! His track grabbed awesome reviews from critics left and right. His 2nd offering is scheduled be part of the 3rd compilation out soon. He has also co-produced a track on the debut album of the band Archepelago and has put up a project with friends Danielle Faber and Brian Cua called Girl Shake Boy. He now holds down the sonic fort at Limbo located in The Fort every Thursdays and Saturdays. His Saturday nights are slowly becoming legendary and other people are taking notice. Other new bars and clubs are already positioning themselves to get his other available nights! With all of these things happening his sound has even reached the decks of Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur too. Aside from all the music creation & performance, He has put up a review site for digital DJs where he talks about upcoming trends on hardware and software. As one of the very first digital DJs in Manila, Travis is called upon by DJs when it comes to all the aspects of the new digital craft. He is now part of the DJ school Spin City where he heads the DJ academix team and help shape Manila’s future behind the decks whether analog or digital! He is also one of the three judges of the GSM Blue Mix Master DJ competition and is also on rotation as a headliner for the Philip Morris Smoking Lounge all over Manila. He recently DJ’ed for Jay Sean at Republiq club for the Marlboro Gold launch.
Chris Myk (Philippine Deejay Academy) – Manila, Philippines
The sobriquet Philippines’ Finest Video-DJ is known to go hand-in-hand with the moniker DJChrisMyk. Born Michael Manlapaz, his skills for mixing developed at the age of 14, and he honed this musical art as the years progressed. Knowing how challenging video mixing is for most DJs, this became his main focus.
By mid-year 2010, he raised his name above all others when he launched into video DJing. Aside from DJing, he is also a remixer and producer. His talent transforms every song in his playlist into a unique and unparalleled experience for all because of the accompanying videos. Because of the success of his video edits, he has given access to all his original works to everyone the world over. Countless foreign VDJs have benefited immensely from these, entertaining party crowds in different clubs across the globe. All his extraordinary works and skills can be seen live at different party hotspots in the Philippines where he regularly plays, such as Republiq, Manor, Encore, Fiamma, and Haceinda. He currently heads one of Manila’s DJ school, Philippine Deejay Academy.

Aryan Magat(Spin City DJ Academy) – Manila, Philippines

“DJ Aryan is an amazing combination of technical skill and artistic talent, add to that a wide array of genre specialties and artists collaborations, he is truly an ace of the industry.” DJ Aryan got his first experience with the turntables at the age of 11. Thru his older brother, he started experimenting scratching and beatmatching with a really modest direct drive decks and mixer setup. Got his first ever gig in his elementary school graduation. Buying records was really difficult for him and his older brother making them save up their daily allowances and setting a goal of getting at least 2 new records each month striving to update their small vinyl collection. Aryan got his first club gig thru a good friend with a fee just enough for him to gas up his car on his way home. He got regular gigs in the Quezon City area while balancing his time reviewing for his Civil Engineering Board Exam. DJ Steve Mills from Toronto who’s based in Manila that time discovered him on an event that Aryan opened for him. That started his career with Flavastreet Entertainment and now called VIBE Entertainment, an events production company that has been doing parties around Manila since 1997.With over 9 years of club experience, Aryan is now considered as one of the pioneer DJs in the Philippine night life industry. Having a professional attitude in continuous DJ research and an extraordinary ability to keep the dance floor rocking, Aryan gives any club or event a diverse and distinctive edge in its music atmosphere, vibe and energy.Aside from having weekly residencies in the best nightspots in Manila such as Pravda, Wasabi, Absinth, Fiamma, Club V, Ascend, Dolce and other happening places, he also gets regular Philippine tours bringing the real party to the world class beach of Boracay Island, and other major cities like Bacolod, Cebu, Ilo-ilo, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.DJ Aryan has been doing mixtapes for his supporters thru giveaways or online downloads thru http://www.mixcrate.com/djaryan. He also does music production and remixes for local artists.Key highlights of his career are rocking yearly gigs in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and playing alongside international acts like the Triple Threat DJs: APOLLO, VINROC and SHORTKUT. He also opened for LEROY THORNHILL of the English electronic dance group PRODIGY, Australia’s number 1 DJ Nino Brown, and Hollywood A-list DJ and frontman of the American pop-punk band Good Charlotte, JOEL MADDEN and a lot more.

Mark Nicosia (Looper Beat) – Manila, Philippines
Also known as Mark NiCAUTION or AiS, Mark has been in the DJ business for 10 years now. Mark is the Head Faculty of Looper Beat Academy, one of the best DJ schools in Manila, Philippines. He is also part of the duo called LOOP FACULTY, producing original tracks and remixes for Filipino musicians, and also does scoring for advertisements. He currently headlines famous clubs in Manila like Republiq, Attica, and Opus. Mark has performed at several notable venues such as Reserve Liquor Lounge, Excess Club, Manor Club,  Tabu Lounge, Kyss Club, Time, and other famous clubs in Manila. Mark has done several remixes for famous Filipino rockstars such as Pepe Smith and Eli Buendia. He was also one of the judges and consultants at the recently concluded GSM Mixmasters Event. Not many people know that he was a champion and finalist of numerous Pioneer Digital DJ Battle competitions, both locally and internationally. He also is the author of Looper Beat Academy’s Beginner and Intermediate DJ courses and is currently very active in the scene.

 

 

 

 

2nd Day – Electronic Dance Music Production Workshop – Speaker Profiles

 

Joshua Evangelista (KandeeTrax Recordings, Incognito Los Angeles, Plip House Radio)

Los Angeles, California, USA

DAW Software: Apple Logic Pro + AbletonLive

Genres: Funky House, Soulful House, Vocal House, and Disco House

A practicing Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the US, Josh is a club DJ and has been at the forefront of local clubbing industry. He had his share of Manila’s nightlife from 2001 all the way back in the 90s. He first joined X-static, a mobile DJ group in the city of Paranaque back in 1990. It was also this yearwhen Josh saw himself frequently playing at 99.5 RT FM. The show “Saturday Night Live” was anchored by Boo Kyler and and guested Joshon Saturday nights. In 1992, Josh landed a residency at Corner Pocket,Alabang.  Eventually, he left the bar to join the company of DJ’s collectively known as First Audio, the DJ group headed by Wopsy Zamora. HeDJ’ed at the famous Stargazer Manila and Pirates Den. Joining Anzia was an experience that shaped him as a house head, notably inspired by famous First Audio DJs such as Elmer Dado, James McCranie, his cousin Alvin Blanco, Bryan Apalit, and Mike Monsod.In 1993, Josh was hired to DJ at Cosmo Bar in Greenhills. With the success of Cosmo Bar, a new club, Club Nirvana was opened in Makati. He spearheaded Club Nirvana’s music programming. After finishing a degree in Medical Technology, he landed a job as an A & R Manager for WEA/Universal Records. Bella Tan, then company president, gave Josh the job of handling Galaxy Records, its major dance label which includes VMP Singapore and a bunch of European labels. Working with music executive Peter Chan, he released 20 different dance compilations, half of which he mixed and produced. He also got involved in the album releases of WEA Philippines’ major bands such as the Neocolors, Nexus, Parokyani Edgar, and the band called Weedd, who sang the one time hit, “Long Hair”. After his gig at WEA, Josh went on a hiatus for 6 years doing corporate sales for Mead Johnson. In 1998, he decided to revive his DJing career. Mike Monsod, who was the head DJ of club Giraffe back then, invited Josh to spin on weekends together with resident DJ Rocky Solarta. That same year saw him landing a residency at Venezia Bar in Makati. When the legendary disco king Louie Ysmael and ChitoMelo gave him the break, he worked alongside DJs Fernando and Matthew Carbonell, creating a formidable team who were responsible for introducing several dance anthems that have graced Manila’s nightspots for years. Venezia, with its unique house music programming, became the hottest night spot in Makati’s saturated club row. These also have opened some opportunities for DJing. He was featured in some of Manila’s major marketing events involving brands like Esprit, Ritratto, Toyota Motors, Magic 89.9’s annual Summer Kickoff Party in Glorietta, Ford Motor Phils launch parties and several others.In the middle of 2001, he called it quits and moved to the US. In Los Angeles, he met former Mars resident and local pinoy DJ, George Garcia. Sharing the same passion for house music, George tapped Josh to DJ on several events that were being promoted under his FLOW and REVIBE series of parties all over Los Angeles. He had spun at Hollywood clubs like Joseph’s, Forbidden City, King King, Les Voyouz, Boulevard, Minx and The Cove in Glendale, Clear, Zen Lounge, Tatou, O Bar in Cerritos, and Candlelight in Simi Valley. In 2005, Josh met marketing genius Alan Agbayani. During that time, Alan, together with upcoming DJ, Franco Benito aka Gerard Florendo, was in the midst of concocting a promotions outfit company that will later be known as Incognito. Josh was later on invited to join and DJ several gigs of Incognito at several Hollywood clubs, including the #1 house music venue in Hollywood, King King Club, and also at Burgundy Club in Santa Monica. After opening for Incognito’s event that featured Samantha James in 2007, Josh went on a second hiatus to pursue his Master’s degree. During this hiatus, Josh pursued music production to cap off his DJing career. The years 2010 and 2011 sent Josh to prestigious dance music production schools such as Dubspot in New York, USA, and Point Blank Music College in London, England. Currently Josh is very active in music production and has several remixes under his belt. The year 2011 saw the revival of House Music in Hollywood’s hiphop saturated nightlife. This transformation has inspired Josh to embark again in an ambitious project called DELECTABLE. In collaboration with Alan, they have recently concluded an event called “DELECTABLE presents Grant Nelson” with Joshua Evangelista, Eddie Barajas,and West Coast Collective headlining the event at King King Hollywood last April 2011.

At the moment, Josh runs an online radio show called PLIP HOUSE RADIO, where he collaborates with fellow Filipino House Music producers. PLIP HOUSE RADIO was put up to promote original Filipino House Music productions, and as a way to spread the amazing talent of Filipinos when it comes to dance music production.Plip House Radio is broadcasted fortnightly on Soundcloud.com and Mixcloud.com, and is replayed at Manila’s only club music station, 107.9 U-Radio FM every Wednesdays and Fridays from 7am to 10am and 6pm to 9pm.2012 will also mark the launch of Josh’s online record label, KandeeTrax Recordings. The record label will showcase funky, soulful, house music tracks and will feature notable remixers and producers from the dance music industry.

Brian Cua (Hit Productions, BED Manila)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: AbletonLive + Apple Logic Pro

Genres: Progressive House, Pop House, Tribal House, Vocal House
Brian is an award winning producer, arranger, jingle composer, remixer and DJ from the Philippines. Brian is a founding partner of Hit Productions, Inc, the largest jingle house and audio-post production house in Manila, Philippines. He is one of the resident DJs of BED, the largest dance clubs in Manila. He is also best known for his monthly mix sets and pop remixes, as featured by Dirrtyremixes.com, and Remixarchive. He won Dirrtyremixes.com’s Best Regional DJ Poll for 2 years in a row (2011-2012). He also collaborated on several tracks for the compilation CD Club Anthems Asia (sold in Itunes and HMV) with DJ Stonedog, the top resident DJ of Volume, HK’s best gay club. Currently, he is the remixing partner of Drew G (LA/NY), collaborating on official remixes for Beyonce, Hayla, Solange, Dangerous Muse, Jason Derulo, Cyon Flare, Matt Consola, Jessica Wild, Patti Rothberg and Brian Kent. Brian also collaborates regularly with Joe Gauthreaux, Top US circuit DJ and Big Kid, Asia’s circuit DJ superstar. Last year, Brian has started to DJ at clubs around Asia, Jump (TWN), and Midnight Shift (Sydney). He also has been the DJ for Belvedere events in Saigon.
MadzAbubakar (NykoMaca + Playground)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: AbletonLive

Genres: Deep House, Electronica
MadzAbubakar a renowned electronic producer and a genius live beats programmer for NykoMaca + Playground. (http://www.m-audio.com/artists/en_us/NykoMacaPLAYgROUND.html) Hailed as, “one of the most talented Electronic Dance Music producer in the Philippines” – Rogue Magazine 2007. An evident name in the LIVE electronic music culture in Manila, he is a remixer, an arranger and a producer; an Ableton user and an Akai APC pusher. He performs a solo live-electronic act as NEON8 and also the third musical head of PLAYgROUND. It was in 2005 that MadzAbubakar was cast as the bassline/beats programming caballero for NM+PG (NykoMaca+PLAYgROUND); alongside Alvin Cornista& Rick Sanchez, they created a live yet smooth, crisp and clean electronic music. Their sound is their OWN. A unique style that ranged from lounge jazz to jacking beats where the boundaries of musical genres can’t contain. As the members went on their separate ways in 2010, MadzAbubakar went on to relive his solo live electronic act. As a forward-thinking live artist using new technology, he has earned the credence and respect of local artists (and promoters) in the urban music scene. His musical styling’s, (hammering buttons and cross-faders) (muse) around soulful sounds of the 70s to the most trendy, on-front dance genre, triggers voluntary arm and hip movements from both Manila hipsters and partyphiles. Currently, MadzAbubakar continues to take part on frequent collaborations with various artist and DJs. He continues to evolve, blending the organic with the electronic and helps reshape, outstrip and create new aural experience for audiophiles all over the Manila and the rest of the islands.
Silverfilter aka Cyril Sorongon(Trike Records, Electronica Manila)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: Propellerheads Reason

Genres: Techno, Tech House, Electronica, Deep House
Recognized beyond local waters with his tracks being signed by record labels in UK, Italy, Germany, Denmark, France, Romania, US, and the rest of the world following suit, this producer was put on the map by his flavorful approach to any genre of electronic music he puts his hands on. Known for his versatility in covering Techno, to various styles of house, to drum and bass, to lounge and chillout, Silverfilter constantly pushes his limits. All these are brought out in the open through his live performances, which are definitely an experience. He has also produced and released a slew of albums done exclusively in his home studio and has even made an appearance in a number of rock, pop, and electronic albums as a remixer both locally and internationally. His music, made up of beat-driven patterns and catchy hooks, is best experienced on the dance floor where the booming basses, pulsating beats and the infectious vibe can easily be felt all over. Meanwhile, he continues his song writing with more albums up his sleeve and singles released all over the world. He also produces other artists as well, proving he can be in front, or even behind the scenes in whatever music project he handles. He has also started his label, Trike Records to handle his releases with artists who share the same vision in pushing electronic music forward locally.Silverfilter can claim an essential part in the rise of live dance music in the Philippines due to his hard-hitting dance sets, which leaves audiences no choice but to move and groove. Fusing the live experience to the DJ vibe, every silverfilter set is sure to be the best of both worlds and has proven to entertain crowds from all over. Silverfilter’s live performances and his original tracks have already proven to be ear candies to floor-fillers, making him one of the most sought after electronic music producers in the industry.
Justin De Guzman (Deeper Manila Records)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: Fruity Loops Studio + AbletonLive + Sonar + Propellerheads Reason

Genre: Tech House, Deep House, Hip-Hop
Currently the A&R and managing director of Deeper Manila Records, Justin is at the forefront of the dance music production industry. One of the most successful Filipino dance music producer and remixer, Justin has released a ton of tracks via Beatport, Traxsource, Juno Download to name a few via Deeper Manila Records, which is considered to be one of the most successful dance music label based in the Philippines. He has collaborated with notable dance music producers and has done remixed projects for labels such as Asia Music and TraxAcid, and has worked with artists such as Aerodynamic, Palitra, AnthonyLogarta etc. Justin holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Music Production from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, and has worked as a Sound Engineer and project Manager at his alma mater.

Salamangkero aka Noel De Brackinghe (Rubber Inc.)

Boracay + Manila Philippines

DAW Software: Ableton Max/MSP + Sound Design and Synthesis

Genres: Techno, Acid Jazz, Funk, Rock, Industrial Dance Music
Noel aka the Salamangkero (the Filipino word for Wizard) started DJing sometime around 1996 after discovering jungle during a trip to London. With Manila’s rave scene just taking off clearing dance floors that were just starting to understand house was not unusual. Even though,  he became part of the production crew Kinky Sphere renowned for throwing underground jungle parties in strange locations and developing a consistent following. Once the scene really took off if was not uncommon to see him playing in the “other” room alongside artists like Ken Ishii, Pure Science etc. He is also a member of the pioneering live PA Rubber Inc (http://www.rubberinc.multiply.com/).While pushing the idea of live electronic music in the Philippines, Noel became one of the owners and residents of the small but very influential club Kemistry; the only place in Manila where DJ’s could do whatever they wanted to do. Being a resident meant expanding his sound to everything from Techno, House, Breakbeats, Drum n’ Bass etc.After moving into more serious production with Rubber Inc., doing strange experiments with Ballet Philippines and The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Noel became a full time record producer working on some of the most respected albums released in the country.With the start of Sweetspot Progressive Audio Solutions, a studio devoted to producing good but commercially questionable bands, his relationship with DJing lost its priority but every 2 years he would come back championing a new sound and developing new disciples.After several trips to Koln and Berlin with Rubber Inc., he has started to move away from the studio curse of working on other peoples music for money and back to self production, Rubber Inc., DJing and a healthy dose of experiments with custom midi controllers and max/msp programming.These days his DJ sets can vary intensely based on venues. He is as comfortable playing Acid Jazz, Funk and Rock as he is playing long Techno sets.Though always with a distinct dose of IDM, psychedelia and other tunes that always works but never seem like they should.
Miguel Cortes (Independent Music Producer/ DJ)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: Presonus Studio One + AbletonLive

Genre: Progressive House, Trance
Initially trained and interned as an assistant recording engineer in a small recording studio near his house in 1998 until early 2000, he possesses a wide knowledge in the field of music production. After a short stint as a recording engineer in DigiSound studio, where he also honed his skills in music arrangement and production, he slowly moved away from being a recording engineer to answering his true calling, writing, arranging and producing music. His first project, “Teknobrown” in 2000 – 2001, was an independent production. The album, which was made up of mostly dance tracks, further enhanced his skills in the production of electronic dance music. He has written music and arranged for projects like Death Threat’s “Still Wanted”, AvantismCreative’s “Tula” (musical score). He is also known as the music writer, and music arranger for RetroSPECT’s dance hit album “Decade”. And also got the job of arranging music, and doing the score for the stage presentation, “Queen Of Disco: The Musical Journey Of Donna Summer”. Lately he has been dipping his music hand in the realm of film scoring, composing for such films as the short film “Tula” and the independent film “Watawat” and a number of indie documentaries. He is currently set to score another film entitled “Musikero” in 2012. Miguel recently conducted a seminar on Music Technology and post-production at MAPUA IT center in Makati, and MapuaInstitue of Technology Intramuros

 

 

Mike Bolante

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: AbletonLive

Genre: Deep House, House, Tech House

 

3rd Day – RemixingWorkshop – Speaker Profiles

Joshua Evangelista

 

Brian Cua

 

Mike Bolante

 

Justin De Guzman

 

DJ X-Factor (Philippine Deejay Academy)

Northridge, California + Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: Ableton

Remixer + Mashup Artist
International Dj& Remix Artist, X-Factor has been busy doing dominating Manila’s daunted nightlife. As a producer and remixer, his famous tracks with the signature X-Factor Hype, has landed him on the Top 4, Best Remix Artists Of All Time at Crack4djs , where DJs worldwide get their club banging remix tracks. As a Club DJ, he combines his killer scratching, looping skills with his own Remix brand of Hip-Hop, RnB, Mashup, Electro & Dirty Dutch which impressed clubbers, promoters &Dj’s in his recent club tour this year in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia , Thailand, Hong Kong, China & Singapore. When not touring, he samples his freshly released tracks in different clubs in the Philippines and remixes for a Dance show on TV, “Party Pilipinas”. X-Factor was also based in Los Angeles, California for 10 years acquiring the influence of the Hiphop club scene and transforming his taste in music. This naturally talented artist started out as a young radio spinner, was a 1st Runner Up In the Philippine DMC Competition &turntablist showcase DJ before landing his first resident Club DJ gig. He has since then played alongside World Celebrity DJs like DJ QBERT (Legendary Turntablist), DJ Craze (3-Time DMC Champion), DJ Numark (Jurrasic 5) , DJ Klever (USA DMC Champion), DJ Mat The Alien, B Traits and Joel Madden & other celebrity Djs around the globe. X-Factor is also a member of “HITMEN CREW INTERNATIONAL” ( Australia) & JIVE CREW (Philippines ). Havng said that, X-Factor’s remixes are hyping up the dance floor of Clubs around the World.

 

DJ Patch aka Jimmy Gustilo (Balcony, Harvest, Team Switch)

Manila, Philippines

DAW Software: Apple Soundtrack Pro

Genre: Groovy House, Soulful House, Latin House
Known all over Manila for his funky, disco &latin house sound, Jimmy Gustilo a.k.a. DJ Patch has been spinning and mixing music since 1998. Nowadays, you can watch him work the decks of The Balcony & Harvest. Patch has been featured in venues like Absinth, Bed, Flute, Orange, & the legendary ABG’s. Makati’s clubs were not the privileged firsts though. Patch headlined a number of white party events in Malate as far back as 2001. He has also been headlining Hey Jude’s anniversary & New Year parties for the past 5 years. His talent for audio foreplay has earned him a rare spot as one of Mild 7’s seven honoree DJs for 2005. And by constantly producing live mixed CD’s, remixes & original tracks, Patch’s music has been heard throughout the Philippines and has even crossed our country’s borders into international territory. His mixes can now be heard streaming through the internet& has been getting good reviews from DJs all over the world.

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Photo credits in Facebook shared by Carla Abaya from Joey Henson

“Dim the lights..here we go…”

So the nation, the Philippines at least where “American” Idol put most on hold.. awaiting for the results. Those that were still ranting on the CJ trial momentarily focused on this,  my tropa friends who have recently hibernated and probably left their kids, wives, and girlfriends for Diablo3, and mommies, and yaya’s who have failed to pick up their alagas and panggas at school to watch American Idol.

From the start I, among millions of fans and most in the music industry would have to agree, that Jessica Sanchez has an amazing technical ability and truly a God given talent in singing. Being half mexican and half filipino, she could be the first singer to actually sing 2 national anthems in a Manny Pacquiao Vs __(place mexican boxer name here)__  .

Why o why? how could she lose? is it because she was homeschooled and didnt have a tad many classmates..  Or didnt she fit the bill of what at an “American” is? We’re all entitled to our own opinion.  Hold the comments haters, Im not reading yours…

While watching the AI results episode, I was totally blown away by the song number of Ms. Jennifer Holiday duet with Jessica Sanchez.. you can watch this amazing performance here.. (spoof ofcourse is the pic above..hehehe)

 

Oh ha… so after watching this.. nagsisisi na sila na hindi nila binoto si Jessica Sanchez
We all can agree, this sweet little girl truly has inspired so many of us and makes us Filipino proud. Regardless if she won or not, she is definitely bound for stardom.

 

just sharing my friend’s tweets and facebook status’ … Hindi ko na ilalagay kung kanino ng galing..  you know who you are

comment nalang kayo para angkinin yung post niyo..

 

Will race organizers fire me..if sa awarding ceremony..hirit ako… “and the Top placer goes to..” PHILIP PHILLIPS! ” sige na rio, ian, mike

 

Excited na tuloy ako sa awarding ceremony sa mga races.. and the winner is not a kenyan but a filipino #ganyanansaamericanidol

 

It takes 12 muscles to smile, It takes 11 muscles to frown, BUT it takes 0 muscles…. to not give a fuck… done na with #americanidol

 

sheesh …not sour graping..I love phillips but clearly the winner of#AmericanIdol is..drumroll..please…A “white” American

im not updated in fashion.. designer na ba si #mchammer ?#carrotpantstohell

first time lang ako nakakita ng naka baggy pants at litaw ang pwet#sexy #jlo


di ba nabigyan ng tamang pagaaruga si #joshualedet nung bata pa? medyo pampam.. sige na sa iyo na stage..sige na alis na kami..kaw nalang

korean #hairstylists must be cringing on #heejunhan ‘s haircut

im a fan of pambansang legs tweets..SOBRA

 

jessica is a great performer and phil is an artist. different but both relevant.

 

jessica please come home. ilang marching bands ba ang gusto mo?

 

i’m doing a dionesia pacquiao trance here with my spiritista spiritual adviser.lurd si jisica,panalanuni niyo po,lurd,para sa pilipins.

 

ms. holiday, you’re not on broadway ha!

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and more fun tweets and FB status from friends and anonymous

..#Phillip won America’s votes #Jessica won our Hearts #AI

 

.. That. Was. The. Best. Thing. I. Have. Ever. Witnessed. In. My. Life. OMG!!!!!!!! #IdolFinale #jessica

…parang kakainin ng buhay ni jeniffer holliday si jessica sanchez. scary. | SHE DEVOURED jessica before the show. Iniluwa lang.

Philip Philips = Marlboro Marlboros : I just love Jessica. RT if you too!

..Ms. Jennifer Holiday, in behalf of grateful Filipinos (and Mexicans too) all over the world, we love you.

 

and from ms. holiday herself

2NITE I ENCOURAGE U 2DREAM BIG!.. BUT LET UR DREAM ESTEEM OTHERS!. MyDesire was 2Help @JSanchezAI11 & GOD GAVE ME FAVOR 4THINKING OF OTHERS!