LEARN MORE ABOUT X3M THROUGH THEIR MUSIC VIDEOS

KALIGTA ‘AWITIN MULA SA’YO’

“Awitin Mula Sa’yo” is the debut single and music video from Soundskool 2010 finalist Kaligta, and dwells upon one’s battle against personal fears and conquering the same through faith — in God and in the person’s own strength. Directed by J. Pacena II (Gloc 9, Letter Day Story, Eevee), the music video was done in a minimalist approach playing-up on shadows and silhouettes which goes very well with the video’s concept.

 

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KILOS ‘DR. LOVE’

UPLB lads Kilos’ first offering is a playful take on our favorite radio character which, in the music video, was literally portrayed through a lovely vixen role-playing as a doctor to a bunch of black-and-blue-beaten young boys played by members of Kilos themselves. The music video, helmed by J. Pacena II, instantly became MYX’s Pick of the Week two days after it’s debut on-air.

 

Visit www.facebook.com/kilosband for more info about the band

SOUNDVENT ‘TAYO’

Puzzle cut outs and colorful production design are the main visual points of this fun and energetic music video by Soundskool 2010 finalist and Greenhills Sessionistas champs – Soundvent, also directed by J. Pacena II. Originally intended to be a one-take shoot, the video was one of the quickest gigs the director has done in terms of shooting time, but is definitely is the one which consumed the most hours in terms of preparation of the props and production design. Check out below to see why…

 

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IN STORES NOW

 

Includes

KALIGTA: Akin Ka Kaibigan * Awitin Mula Sa’yo

KILOS: Leaves * Dr. Love

SOUNDVENT: Tayo * Di Na Lang

 

LETTER DAY STORY ‘SAMA-SAMA’ MALL TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND!

After winning Nescafe Soundskool in 2008, inking a record deal under Sony Music, releasing two albums namely ‘Sulat, Araw, Kwento’ EP (2009) and ‘Sama~Sama’ (2010), plus having their song ‘The Hero Winthin’ being chosen as AXN channels promo spot early this year, Letter Day Story has indeed come along way.

This young band have also inch their way to the music scene with their distinct hit songs like “Ikaw Pa Rin,” “Positib,” “Sulong,” “Sama-Sama,” and “Paano” which we’ll be able to watch performed live this weekend on their first ever headlining mall tour on Saturday, May 21 at SM Muntinlupa and on Sunday, May 22 at SM Baliwag. Both shows will start at 5pm.

Here’s a look on their show sched:

  • May 21 (Saturday) SM Muntinlupa with Ajka

  • May 22 (Sunday) SM Baliwag with Kaligta

  • May 29 (Sunday) SM Valenzuela with Soundvent

  • June 5 (Sunday) SM SM Lazaro with Kilos

  • June 19 (Sunday) SM Sta Rosa with Kilos and Soundvent

Grab a copy of Letter Day Story’s “Sama~Sama” album to meet and greet the band plus have your album signed by the members. See you there!

Visit www.facebook.com/letterdaystorypage or http://www.facebook.com/sonymusicphilippines for more updates about the band.

SOUNDVENT, KALIGTA & KILOS: Ready for imminent change of guards in OPM scene

No matter how good and well-loved established acts are, there always comes a time when emerging ones are given the chance to shine, too.

Sony Music knows this well and so invests in the future by coming up with the concept EP, “X3M.” The six-track output features two original songs each by recent Nescafe Soundskool finalists Kilos, Kaligta and Soundvent. Every group has its distinct sound and musical style that are sure to win more fans and help reinvigorate the local music scene.

Kilos is composed of vocalist Chao Sison, guitarist Andres Villaruel, drummer Kevin Vega and bass guitarist Dunne Mamhot. They recorded the songs “Dr. Love,” the promotional single that comes with a music video; and “Leaves,” the demo of which got them into Nescafe Soundskool.

The boys of Kilos have known each other for years. They all studied at Quezon City Science High School and went to college at U.P. Los Banos. They are a rock band influenced by different musical genres.

Kaligta, on the other hand, is the country’s first Christian band in recent years. Comprised by church mates who honed their musical skills through music ministries during worship services, they offer uplifting songs that are ecumenical enough to be embraced by all kinds of music lovers regardless of faith.

For “X3M,” the brothers Michael and Arnold Artita (singer and guitarist, respectively), bass guitarist Sherman Tupas and drummer John Michael Dino contributed “Awitin Mula Sa Yo” and “Aking Ka-ibigan.” The first talks about using the song in your heart to turn your life around, while the second is a love song in upbeat tempo.

The bands name is short for “kaligtasan” (salvation). “We thought of shortening it to ‘kaligta’ so it comes across as if the last part of the word was forgotten. They say in psychology that the more you want to forget something, the more it sticks to your head. We hope it works here,” said Michael.

 Finally, Soundvent. With their winsome pop/alternative sound, vocalist Jhoranz Lopez, drummer Tim Mejia, guitarists JC Feliciano and Jeric Amistoso, and bassist Jeremiah de Asis are, indeed, ready for the big time. Their songs “Di Na Lang” and “Tayo” have impressed even the likes of Sponge Cola and Robert Javier of The Youth, both of whom the band had worked with recently either on stage or in studio.

The band’s influences range from The Script and Switchfoot to John Mayer and Vertical Horizon. They believe in the importance of good songwriting and good musical arrangement, making the resolve to never put out half-baked material.

The three bands are set to record their respective full-length albums soon.

“X3M” under Sony Music swells a catalogue that have works by the country’s hottest recording artists including Gloc-9, Pupil, Itchyworms, Eevee, Letter Day Story and many more.

MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of May 9

Here are the latest news about your favorite Sony Music artists (Week of May4-9, 2011)

local highlights:

  • X3M Team mini-album out now stores! The 6-track album features 2 original songs each by recent Nescafe Soundskool finalists Soundvent (Tayo & Di Na Lang), Kaligta (Akin Ka-ibigan & Awitin Mula Sa’yo) and Kilos (Leaves & Dr. Love). Click HERE for more info about the album.
  • Kaligta on Mellow 94.7 Stage 1 last May 11. The band performed songs from their X3M album including their carrier single “Awitin Mula Sa’yo.” Watch HERE
  • Kaligta featured on MYX Daily Top 10 and Star MYX and was aired this week. See photos HERE.
  • Pupil performed their single TNT at Eat Bulaga today, May 12. See photos HERE.
  • WEEKEND SHOWS:
    • May 13 (Friday)    Mark Alain & Ajka at Marquee Mall Dau (5pm)
    • May 13 (Friday)    Soundvent and Kaligta at Tiendesitas (8pm)
    • May 15 (Sunday)  Eevee & Ajka at SM Calamba (5pm)

International:

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GLOBAL WEBSITE DATE LATEST NEWS
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  J’aime la France
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Britney Spears May4 New ‘Femme Fatale’ Interview
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  Britney in Maxim’s 2011 Hot 100
  May7 VIDEO: Everybody Loves Britney!
Daniel Merriweather May4 Live From The Artist Den Premieres New Episode Featuring Daniel Merriweather
  ‘ARTHUR’ SOUNDTRACK FEATURING DANIEL MERRIWEATHER OUT NOW
  May7 Daniel’s Performance To Air On Live From The Artist Den Tonight!
David Cook May4 David’s Visit And Performance at MIX 106.5
  David Cook Performs “Paper Heart” Acoustic
  May5 Yahoo! Music Interview With David
  David’s Royal Wedding Gift
  Celebrate Mother’s Day With David
  May7 David At DC’s Race For Hope!
  “This Loud Morning” Behind The Scenes With David
  Limited Edition David Cook Sticker Available Now on GetGlue!
  Live Performance Of The Last Goodbye!
John Legend May4 Rolling in the Deep in Sydney!
Kelly Clarkson May4 MOTHER’S DAY SALE AT KELLY’S OFFICIAL MUSIC STORE
  May8 KELLY TO PERFORM DURING COCA-COLA 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Kris Allen May7 Quick Kris News Roundup
Michael Jackson May4 Video of the Day
  BTM Project Sumissions are Now Closed!
  May5 Video of the Day
  May7 Vote For MJ!
Jordin Sparks May4 JORDIN IN THE NEWS!
  May5 LISTEN TO JORDIN’S NEW SONG “I AM WOMAN” NOW!
  May8 JORDIN WILL PERFORM “I AM WOMAN” ON IDOL NEXT WEEK
  JORDIN GOES TO KENTUCKY
Kesha May5 CONAN CONCERT SERIES
  May7 DANCING PHIL DANCES TO ‘THE SLEAZY REMIX (FEAT. ANDRE 3000)’ WITH A SPECIAL GUEST…
  May9 KE$HA FEATURED IN LOS ANGELES TIMES!
  MTV BUZZWORTHY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT KE$HA
Mike Posner May4 Mike’s Royal Wedding Gift
  Mike Posner’s Interview From Walmart Soundcheck Risers
Glee May4 DOWNLOAD TRACKS FROM “RUMOURS” ON iTUNES
  PRE-ORDER GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 6 AVAILABLE MONDAY MAY23
  May7 FIRST LISTEN FRIDAY: “PROM QUEEN”
Adam Lambert May5 Adam Featured In New Google Chrome Commercial
  Adam’s Royal Wedding Gift
Alicia Keys May9 Alicia Featured In The June 2011 Issue Of Essence Magazine
Train May3 “Save Me, San Francisco” Video Premiere!
  Summer Tour Presale Started!
  May5 Come hang with us and Cee Lo!
Pitbull May4 PIT’S NEW PUMP IT GAME ON FACEBOOK
  PIT’S NEW ALBUM PLANET PIT
  May5 PITBULL TO BE FEATURED ON JUNE-JULY COVER OF LATINA MAGAZINE!
  BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS
  PIT PERFORMS ON WWE FOR THE ROCK’S BIRTHDAY
  May7 PITBULL TO PERFORM IN TODAY’S TOYOTA CONCERT SERIES!
  PIT’S PERFORMANCE ON AMERICAN IDOL
  BEHIND THE SCENES OF “GIVE ME EVERYTHING” VIDEO SHOOT!
Christina Aguilera May5 The Voice – Blind Auditions Round 2
AC/DC May6 Congratulations ‘I Was There!’ Contest Winners!
  May8 AC/DC Live At River Plate World Premiere In London
Leona Lewis May3 Leona Gets ‘Tattooed’ for HSI’s Campaign to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics
Susan Boyle May3 Susan Boyle and Jackie Evancho sing “A Mother’s Prayer”
Usher May4 Bring Your Child to Work Day
  May5 EXCLUSIVE MSN Interview
Kings of Leon May3 NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER 2011 TOUR DATES
  May4 Road To Slane Castle
Sade May3 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION AVAILABLE TODAY
  May4 SADE LAUNCH ‘SUPER BIEN TOTAL’ BLOG
  May5 WIN TICKETS TO SADE’S UK TOUR
Hurts May3 HURTS INTERVIEW ON ABSOLUTE RADIO
  May4 WATCH HURTS T4 INTERVIEW
  May9 ILLUMINATED/ BETTER THAN LOVE OUT TODAY
  SOMERSET HOUSE SHOW SOLD OUT

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[EVENT] EEVEE 2ND ANNIVERSARY AT BIG SKY MIND | 15APR2011

Eevee, the grand prize winner of the Nescafe 3-in-1 Soundskool in 2009 will be celebrating their second year in the music industry this Friday, April 15 at Big Sky Mind. The group composed of Enzo Miguel Villegas (vocals, guitars), Paolo Segura (lead guitars, back up vocals), Jerrick Sy (bass) and Craig John Neniel (drums), moved from Davao to Manila 2 years ago and released their debut album ‘Paramdam.’ The album includes the hit single “Gusto Ko Lang Ng Girlfriend,” which was followed by “Waiter” and their latest “Larawan.” Joining them tomorrow, are Nescafe Soundskool 2010 finalists Kilos, Soundvent and Kaligta (also known as the X3M) who will soon release an album under Sony Music.

Learn more about Eevee, visit their fanpage at www.facebook.com/EEVEEBAND or follow them at twitter.com/Eeveeband