REVIEWS

TRACK REVIEW: Al James – PSG

Written by Elijah P. The mythology of Al James as an annual hitmaker begins to loom over many hiphop heads ever since the start of the pandemic. Memes, jpegs, and fan comments explain the deprivation of new releases from one of their favorite rappers. As the Baryo Berde mainstay’s absence began to stretch for the […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Nonentities – Autonimbus

Written by Nikolai Dineros Man’s desire for emancipation entangles him in a constant battle with that which oppresses him – a battle that was never lost but has withered him to the point of numbness. Autonimbus zooms down on the other struggle that ensues, one that exists from within the mind of our already embattled […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Travelator – THE SINS OF YOUR CHILDREN

Written by Louis Pelingen In terms of creating an instrumental album centered towards a mood or a concept, the artist has to start thinking outside the box when creating tunes and textures especially if the said concept is a complex one, or at the very least, requires more thought into making it translate to the […]

TRACK REVIEW: Woochito – Validation

Written by Elijah P. Batangas-based solo artist Woochito’s vision in ‘Validation’ is nothing short of cliche. A beaten-up individual walks across several blocks way past midnight; bathroom breakdowns; and a couple shots that evoke a feeling of a daydream – it ticks all the boxes of an action-movie built for a bedroom pop audience. But […]

TRACK REVIEW: Arthur Nery – Isa Lang

Written by Elijah P. As music listenership and awareness continues to grow, a ‘trifecta’ or ‘holy trinity’ arises from the ashes of ‘OPM’ past. Rock music with feelings are the new ‘nostalgia’ acts, while industry torchbearer soloists Zack Tabudlo and Adie claim to become the flavors for a new generation of local music listeners. The […]

TRACK REVIEW: VXON – The Beast

Written by Elijah P. Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. – a talent agency that’s known to house all upcoming ‘artistas’ and established personalities such as Catriona Grey, Empoy Marquez, and just to name a few – has gambled on producing an all-male idol group called VXON (pronounced as ‘vi-sion’) and their latest debut that launched not too […]

TRACK REVIEW: HEY JUNE! – Panahon

Written by Elijah P. Hey June!’s sophomore single “Panahon” has a pretty straightforward premise: a protagonist yearning to repeat a certain moment only to be taken away from the claws of time. The four-piece didn’t want to mince any words — the song only contains two short verses, quick hooks, and a dramatic instrumental outro […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Himig Borhuh – Candle in the Dark

Hello there! My name is KyleMapagmahal420 and i’m from the Taft Commonwealth. I used to hang by the bar and wipe the vomit off of my vertical striped polos. I’m the great grandson of a politician-who-can’t-be-named-because-i-was-twice-removed-for-mentioning-their-name, and I’ve been meaning to make a hedonistic online tutorial in picking up your date on the murky corners […]

MIXTAPE REVIEW: Kennedy Music – From The Top Bunk

The last time we’ve talked about Raushaus, they released their artist showcase last year. Those cuts showed a lot of potential in terms of style clashing and adopting the new styles of the western rap hemisphere. We chose to go inside the RausHaus, and looking inside those vibrant rooms we have a bunch of young […]

TRACK REVIEW: VILLA MOB – TWO STEP

From the Windy City to the hummocks of the United Kingdom, Los Banos’ Villa Mob shuffles their cards and takes a step in the drill rabbit hole with their latest track titled “Two Step”. That gamble in the grimiest of trap forms doesn’t stunt the group’s growth entirely, it instead accelerates their material to the […]