Fresh from their launch of GoSURF with Spotify, Globe announced a music forum series, Trend Talks, the first of which, happening on May 30, will cover music.
The announcement was held in part-performance, part-presentation style, at the Black Market in Makati.
Equal parts talk and music, Trend Talks will dig into how music evolved, and in particular, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), sounds from the underground, and the new mixes arising from this popular style.
Gilbert Simpao, Globe Senior Vice President for Broadband Business with host G Tongi
The Trend Talks speakers will both discuss dance music and treat the audience to their own brand of sound. Here are the speakers:
Get to know them…
- Katrina “Katsu” Razon
- DJ Mars Miranda
- DJ Mikail
- Nicky Jurado
- Pav Parrotte
- Stephen Ku
- Ricky Daker
- Domini Primero
Ingo has established himself as one of the most influential figures in the field of electronic music over the years as both a DJ, and a producer. 7 albums and over 150 singles and remixes, he is currently working on his 8th artist album for which he teamed up with the Danish classical/crossover singer Helene Hørlyck, as well as New York City based singer Jane Silence, to create another pioneering work in the field of advanced electronic music. Last 2013, Ingo moved to Philippines to start his new STUDIO 909 for which he composes and produces new music for artists and labels.
Katrina “Katsu” Razon was born and raised in Manila and her first DJ adventures started at the age of seventeen in Manila’s nightlife circuit with house to electro. In 2009, Katsu started playing frequently in clubs and events in and around Boston, Massachusetts. She co-founded an events and promotions group that brings international house and techno artists to play shows in Boston called Soundscape and the Manila Music Festival (MMF) back in 2012. Aside from playing music at clubs and events, Katsu has collaborated with house and techno artists by lending her voice to original productions. Under her alter-ego pseudonym Lady Falkor, she has been featured in Guy Gerber’s Fabric 64 album, which landed on DJ Mag’s Top 10 Albums of 2012.
DJ Mars Miranda is one of Manila’s most sought after DJs that offers a unique sound that offers a fusion of the most current tracks with classic Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, Rock, Soul, Funk, and Disco. His versatile style enables him to play for various audiences. He has played at the country’s biggest events, and played alongside some of the world’s best DJs.
DJ Mikail’s sound revolves between House and Techno. Throughout his career, Mikhail has played in cities such as London, Paris, Barcelona, Miami, Rome, Bali, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mikail has shared the decks with heavyweight DJ’s such as Jamie xx, Kerri Chandler, Magda, Nina Kraviz, Chez Damier, Kyle Hall, Phil Weeks, Stacey Pullen, DJ Rolando, Shaun Reeves just to name a few. He also co-founded FunkyZeit warehouse parties in London, and was a resident in Another Party in Singapore. Today, he is now based in Manila and has a drive and passion for growing the quality electronic music scene in the country and the region. He co-founded SYGNS – a new experience and event brand for clubbing in Manila, which aims to grow the underground electronic music scene.
Nicky Jurado is backed-up with more than 30 years of DJ experience and trademarked with harder genres of dance music. He was partners with Robert Villaluz and Manolet Dario in that elite circle of DJ’s that was known as the “Brady Bunch”– who and which were partly responsible for the house music evolution through their string of warehouse parties from 1994 to 1997. Nicky is also known in the industry to have trained Dj’s, and many industry constituents consult with. He also spearheaded an event concept and design production company – Vinylvets Productions. He has played alongside many international superstar DJ’s such as Armand Van Helden, Deep Dish, Simon Blackjack, Mike Cosford, Dave Lee, Steve Lawler, Timo Maas, Steve Lavelle, Ferry Corsten, and Nakadia.
Pav Parrotte ws originally from the UK but firmly based in Manila since 2006 and has built a reputation as one of Manila’s Finest DJ’s. He holds down a residency at Manila’s only underground club, TIME in Manila where he has been able to finely shape his craft playing week in and week out. Pav has opened or closed for many greats including SLAM, Beroshima, Secret Cinema, Satoshi Fumi, Ramon Tapia, Jimmy Van M, Dave Seaman, DJ Bone, Nick Warren, Christian Smith & Xhin amongst many, many others. Pav has played at venues all across the globe including Ministry of Sound, Pacha and The Egg in London as well as numerous other venues in the UK, The Philippines, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India and Singapore. In addition to being a DJ and producing, Pav is also one of the men behind the record label Asia Music and as Director of Music and Business Development he is on a swift journey to take underground dance music from Asia and feed it to the world.
Stehen Ku is one of the forerunners of the events industries in the Philippines. He started one of the leading below-the-line agencies – Eventscape Manila, which has evolved to become a leader in the lifestyle & corporate events, marketing & digital media industry in country servicing some of the biggest brands. He also produced some of the biggest concerts and dance events in the country to include: Jason Mraz, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, CloseUp Summer Solstice, and Fat Boy Slim. He also ventured into the F&B Business by opening bars such as Distillery with over hundred kinds of liquors, Opus, Draft, Beso Epic, Tides Hotel, Speakeasy Makati, Alphonse/Vault, and newly opened Southeast Asian Diner: Pink Panda.
In 2005, Ricky Daker known for his business-management expertise joined BigFish International overseeing operations and brought the brand to a bigger and bolder direction. Today, he is the Chief Operating Officer and handler of Business Development for BigFish. Ricky, together with Team BigFish, also took the know-how they gained from scratch and applied it to corporate clientele. In line with their credo of churning out the most happening parties, BigFish now hosts events and launches for big-name and multi-national companies. They also extended the brand and party experience to a much more accessible and consistent audience through Club Haze at The Fort, Bonifacio Global City.
One of the pioneers of the local clubbing scene, Domini Primero has delved into the different aspects of partying – from putting up underground clubs like Warehouse 135 and Time in Manila, to mounting big room dance events under his production house Driven Manila. In 1999 he co-founded Big Fish International with the late Tuck Cheah also known as DJ TC. He has produced more than 100 shows since then, both commercial and underground, from Hed Kandi to Global Underground. Powered by his love for electronic music, Domini is on a quest to usher in the rebirth of the underground dance scene.
Each speaker will have their own Spotify playlist that anyone can view and follow. When you get Spotify free on your mobile device, you can check the latest tracks the Trend Talks speakers listened to.
Dong Ronquillo, Globe Vice President for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband
Tattoo prepaid customers can subscribe to GoSURF50 with 250MB of data valid for 3 days with free access to Spotify.
The first Trend Talks forum is set to happen on May 30, Friday, at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino. Tickets sold at P2,500.00 via Ticket World. That ticket gives you access to Trend Talks speaker Armin Buuren’s Armin Only “Intense” concert, which happens at the Mall of Asia on the same day.