Timbre Headphones in cooperation with Plip House Producers
presents our MusiCon giveaway

The 2012 Manila Electronic Dance Music Conference CD
A collaboration of some of the best dance music tracks produced by Filipinos.

MEDMC Screening Team headed by A&R Manager, Miguel Libre


The Manila ED MusiCon CD is a collaboration of original house music / dance music tracks produced and created by Filipino Producers. The CD will be distributed to all MusiCon delegates, and will be given to all attendees of the "Plip House Radio Live!", which is the culminating event of the conference happening on the evening of Day 3.


The MusiCon Fellowship night, which is scheduled to be held prior to the main event, will also serve as the CD Release Party for the MusiCon CD.



CD 1 (House, Deep, Garage, Soulful, Indie, Liquid Drum n Bass)

1. Millenium Social - I Feel Your Energy (Bryan Boogie & Tug Beats Remix)


Bryan Boogie— San Francisco based DJ and producer— each day continues to live the dream of every Filipino EDM artist. Miguel Migs, Fred Everything, Julius Papp, and Paul van Dyk are just some of the few artists Bryan had played alongside with. And with much success, it is inevitable for a talent like Bryan to set foot in various destinations such as New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Manila and even Singapore. "I Feel Your Energy" by Milleinum Social—a project by fellow Filipino producer, Vinroc sees a deep and soulful reinterpretation in the hands of Bryan Boogie and Tugs Beats.




2. Joshua Evangelista feat. Juno Limjap – Invading Mars (Original Mix)


What's a 2012 Manila Electronic Dance Music Conference compilation without a track from soulful funky house producer extraordinaire and Mr. PlipHouse himself-- Joshua Evangelista! Josh would not be flying solo this time around, however. Featuring FEEN band's vocalist, Filipina singer and songwriter, Juno Limjap, "Invading Mars" brings to life five minutes of heartwarming vocals from Juno and a lot of housey groovy pianos from Mr. PlipHouse. 2012 will also mark the launch of Josh's label, KandeeTrax Recordings , where this track will be released.




3. Justin de Guzman - Garahe Sh*t (Original Mix)


Only 21 years old, Justin has left an indelible mark in the electronic dance music scene here in Manila. Known as a co-owner and A&R director for one of the country's most successful independent labels, Deeper Manila (Records) alongside Kass Ilagan-- Justin has been hailed as one of the most-respected electronic dance musicians in the industry. Aside from his countless releases, remixes, and gigs, Justin was also recently inducted in the Asian Composers League. "Garahe Sh*t" reveals the housey side of Justin's productions-- jackin' percussion, punchy drums, groovy chords, and some fancy brass leads!




4. Jan Areno - All Night (Dancing) (Pliphouse Radio Mix)


Now here's something easy on the ear, "All Night" by Jan Areno. "All Night" is actually a straightforward disco and swing influenced tune with a funky twist on the groove. Let the night go by effortlessly with this tune, and maybe a glass of wine would do while you're at it.




5. Miguel Libre - Blackberry, Blackberry (Original Mix)


It started with a few bottles of ice-cold beer on the balcony, feeling the breeze and enjoying the vibe one Sunday afternoon for DJ and Deeper Manila artist, Miguel Libre. In an attempt to put into sound that feel-good vibe, Miguel crafts “Blackberry, Blackberry”, a six minute piece made up of a pinch mellow Rhodes, a cup of resonating vocal snippets, and a dash of soul-tingling sax leads.




6. Egan Kolb feat. Freya - Your Way


Originally from Austin, Texas, but now based in Cebu, Egan Kolb is a producer who has worked at Bigfoot Studios back in 2010. Egan's musical journey started when he first studied how to play the guitar through Guitar Tracks PRO as well as when he first embraced the beauty of music production with FL Studio, both at the tender age of 15. For the 2012 MEDMC, Egan chooses "Your Way"-- with vocalist Freya-- a gentle Rhode-led song that calls upon Spring vibes.




7. Nights of Rizal (Migi De Belen) – Words


The electronic music project by Migi De Belen-- Nights of Rizal-- started off with productions completely devoid of human vocals. Then came "Words", the song that contemplates why words are more difficult to say than to do. For sure though, "Words" is one of those few tracks in this compilation that will really stick in your head for sometime. . . so while you're at it, enjoy!




8. Summer (Jumbo De Belen) - So Right (No Bow Tie Remix)


It was the bouncy vibe and the upbeat vocals of this song that got our attention. True enough, "So Right (No Bow Tie Remix)" comes from a Filipino singer, songwriter, and producer named Summer, whose musical influences stretch from jazz, standards, lounge to house, electronica, and the like. In 2006, Summer finished 9th place in the very first staging of Philippine Idol, a franchise of America's renowned talent competition. "So Right" comes from a forthcoming album, "Soul" under FlipMusic Productions Co. (Sound Production House), the label that Summer runs and manages together with four other partners including Bojam De Belen.




9. Clyde Harris ft. Ben Curry, Austin & April – Homebase (Original Mix)


From Manila to Guam and currently Baltimore, Clyde Harris continues his musical journey even across international waters. "Homebase"-- sampled from dZihan & Kamien's downtempo track of the same title-- is the personal interpretation of Clyde Harris, together with Ben Curry, Austin, and April, of what tranquility really is.




10. Jack Stone - Southern Tale of Lights


Jack Stone is here to represent the South. Known as a Cebu-based DJ, producer, and radio personality for Killerbee Cebu, Jack Stone has been honored to be able to warm up for international DJs like Jose Nunez and to also be featured on Compression Session (Bigfish Radio) hosted by Johnboy Lee. "Southern Tale of Lights" by Jack Stone is the perfect chilled-down track that puts into sound a peaceful night by the campfire.




11. Gillette Yaneza - Alone + Missing You


Resident DJ of ICON Ultimate Club, Gillette Yaneza's appearance on the compilation showcases his diverse production skills. Gillette actually submitted several tracks, ranging from the standard four-on-the-floor tracks to a high-flying head-bobbing liquid drum n bass track, but it was one of the latter that allowed Gillette's sound to be heard-- and that ladies and gentlemen, you can hear from "Alone + Missing You"!




12. Ryan Pamatmat & Pav Parrotte - Sunquest (Original Mix)


Ryan Pamatmat and Pav Parrotte are two names that will always be associated with their successes in the underground scenes from London to Manila. Pioneers of Frequency Manila, one of the leading straight-up underground music outfits in the country, Ryan and Pav have gone a long way together—from back-to-back gigs at various clubs to private yacht parties. It is such an honor to present their collaborative seven-minute track, “Sunquest”!






Timbre Headphones in cooperation with Plip House Producers
presents our MusiCon giveaway

The 2012 Manila Electronic Dance Music Conference CD
A collaboration of some of the best dance music tracks produced by Filipinos.

MEDMC Screening Team headed by A&R Manager, Miguel Libre


The Manila ED MusiCon CD is a collaboration of original house music / dance music tracks produced and created by Filipino Producers. The CD will be distributed to all MusiCon delegates, and will be given to all attendees of the "Plip House Radio Live!", which is the culminating event of the conference happening on the evening of Day 3.


The MusiCon Fellowship night, which is scheduled to be held prior to the main event, will also serve as the CD Release Party for the MusiCon CD.



CD 2 (Tech House, Techno, Progressive Trance, Dubstep, Electro)

1. Silverfilter (Cyril Sorongon) - Loops n Hits


Now a proud father and the label owner of the newly established Trike Records, Cyril Sorongon aka. Silverfilter is one of Manila's artists who needs no introduction. "Loops n Hits", an exclusive track for all 2012 MEDMC goers, will also be included in a forthcoming release on Silverfilter's new record label. Coming in with a thundering, jackin' groove and adrenaline-pumping energy, "Loops n Hits" is just a preview of what Silverfilter is about to reveal in the near future!




2. Vega (Aaron Cisneros) – Gravity


Aaron Cisneros is Vega and he is here to electrify with his four-by-four banger, "Gravity"! Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, but now based in Cebu, Aaron is far from being called a noob in the industry. Back in the US, Aaron Cisneros has played at over 100 events in San Francisco and California, and has also been the drum n' bass and breaks buyer for In Tha Mix Records in Sacramento, CA. To top things, Cisneros has also hosted and DJ'd at Rhythm Method in SF for some time. "Gravity" reveals more about Aaron Cisneros as Vega-- and this you wouldn't want to miss!




3. MicFreak (Michael Cobaria) - No Way In


Late night melodic sounds that rushing through your system. . . this is probably the best way to describe the productions of Michael Cobaria aka. micFreak! A Filipino DJ and producer based in Baltimore, Michael has belted-out several astonishing remixes on Deeper Manila for artists like Florin H, Silverfilter, Miguel Libre, and recently, Palitra. "No Way In" is a brand new tune for the 2012 MEDMC and is also hailed as one of the favorites by the screening team!




4. Sashalay – Low (Mecha Hell Remix)


"Mecha Hell" is a wordplay for "Mikhail". We'll let it pass if you did not get it at first read, but make sure you remember the name Mikhail Arce-Ignacio as the man-behind-the-armor-suit, Mecha Hell! Mike is responsible for propagating dubstep and electro here in Manila through his outfit The Wildlife, and has earned the title "Prince of Dubstep". In addition, Mike won first runner up in a remix contest by Dada Life, and has now has tracks released under Deep Sphere Records and Shax Trax including his entry for the 2012 MEDMC CD, "Low". Currently, Mike is a faculty at Looper Beat Academy together with its headmaster, Mark Nicosia.




5. Disco Robots - Through the Stars (Radio Edit)


If we were to find a Chicane counterpart here in the country, Disco Robots is definitely the first contender for the title. Disco Robots is a three-man project headed by Reinald Jerome Pineda, Ryan Pineda, and Earl John Delos Santos-- all three having different musical influences. "Through the Stars", manifests that dynamic bond between the three producers as heard from its heart-quenching stabs, euphoric arps, and poignant pianos.




6. DJDon – Progression


Lyndon Jocson aka. DJDon is all about good ol' progressive vibes. Living right in the heart of the city of Manila, DJDon takes from his surroundings inspirations to his own sound. City lights, fast-driving cars, glorious skylines, and unending nightlife energy, these are some factors that play a vital role in DJDon's sound— close your eyes and listen to "Progression", and you will be there where DJDon exactly wants you to be in.




7. Miguel Cortes - End Of Summer (2012 MEDMC Edit)


Apprenticed by DigiSound Recording head honcho, Jim Sarthou in 1998, and then became the assistant recording engineer three months later at the age of 19-- this is where it all started for producer, composer , music engineer, and guru, Miguel Cortes. The apprenticeship ended in 2000 when Jim resigned, making Miguel the main engineer of DigiSound Recording from 2000 to 2001, 2003-2004, and finally 2006 until the studio finally closed down in 2008. Aside from conducting seminars on music production, Miguel Cortes also had stints on BMG Philippines, Viva Records, Sony Music Philippines among others. At present, Miguel is working on a number of film scores including "Musikero", "Katipunan", "Ang Libingan", "Bayaning Pepe", and "Melchora". The 2012 MEDMC Edit of his big-room euphoric track, "End of Summer" effortlessly exhibits the mastery of Miguel when it comes to production!




8. Mannix Manalo – Conquest


An intergalactic love song by Mannix Manalo will take you to places you have never been to before through its mind-levitating vocals and freefalling arps. Mannix, aside from being an avid musician, owns a Law Firm in Makati. When missing in action in the office, you'll probably find Mannix Manalo on another musical space odyssey far, far away!




9. Alex Perez – Static


There's a reason why this track by Alex Perez-- a producer from the city of Las Piñas--is called "Static": It all starts with a steady flow of electrifying energy, slowly collecting. The energy then rises, getting ready for a climactic burst . . . and then. . . it explodes.




10. Jemir Blanco – Sonique


Like many EDM converts who have left the world behind to pursue a more profound connection with the sound, Jemir Blanco and his story does not deviate from that of the others: Formerly a member of a metal band, Jemir has always had the palate for a darker and a heavier shade of sound— and it is through his new-found love for techno and minimal that he chose the path less taken. Although having had stints here in the underground scene in Manila, Jemir Blanco now resides in Jakarta, Indonesia where he is pushing-forward the local techno scene.




11. Kabute - Reload and Drop (Original Pliphouse Mix)


If the indigenous people of the Philippines had synthesizers and kick drums back then, their battlecry would mostly sound something like “Reload and Drop”! Kabute is in fact the moniker of Tony Pavia, a purveyor of tribal house music in the underground scene here in Manila. Always expect heavy tribal percussion and some big-room synths from this guy.




12. Aldwin Macapagal - Black Samba (Original Mix)


Aldwin Macapagal, aside from being hailed as one of the veteran Filipino electronic music artists, is best known as the man behind the Shandong-based tribal tech house label, Wulongzu Records. “Black Samba” is a mean tune by Aldwin off the Wulongzu Weapons Vol. 1 that gives its listeners an in-your-face tech house vibe accompanied by heavy, heavy tribal percussion. Truly a main room floor-filler, a big-room banger-- “Black Samba” is here to stay!