(Press Release) Electronica Manila organizes a support gig for Emorej (aka Jerome Llama)
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Get Well Soon Emorej: Electronica Manila organizes a support gig for Emorej (aka Jerome Llama)
Emorej (Jerome Llama) is a mild-mannered businessman by day but by night, he transforms into, quite possibly, the most prolific electronic music producer in Manila. Last month, Emorej had a cardiac arrest and is now in a coma. “He is still in a coma and slow in coming out of it, and music is our best bet since electronica is more or less his love and obsession,” Elsbeth Llama, sister of Emorej, says.
Silverfilter, head of Electronica Manila (EM), says “Let’s all continue to pray for his quick recovery. Emorej is an active member in Electronica Manila, online and offline. He’s always in EM events”.
“Please pray for his recovery — that he be cured of pneumonia, awaken from his coma, and resume his joyful music-making,” Lionel Valdellon, EM member and founder of QED Records Netlabel, adds.
Since 2001, he’s used a program called ACID PRO to create music with samples and virtual instruments, amassing a stockpile of tracks and albums that have been enjoyed by listeners worldwide. He is the first artist to represent the Philippines on Jamendo, a music website based in Luxenbourg. He also won in the 1st Philippine Digital Music Awards (Phil Digi Awards 2009) for Best House/Electronic Music Category.
Join Electronica Manila on June 22, 2011, 8PM at Capone’s (A Venue, Makati Ave, Makati City). Silverfilter, Flavours N’ Caffeine, Pupiliris, Migi de Belen (Nights of Rizal), F-Zero and Blend:er will perform to show support.
“We play for his recovery, because we believe in supporting our brother and his family in this time of need.” – Electronica Manila
Entrance fee is Php 150 with 1 free drink courtesy of Capone’s. Proceeds will be donated to help Emorej’s medical expenses.
Electronica Manila. Formed in May 16, 2002, Electronica Manila has remained the premier collective of electronic music producers and enthusiasts focused on promoting and cultivating electronic music in the Philippines. Pushing not just the appreciation of the genre, the group has continuously stood as a community engaged in the development of Philippine-made electronica. With members coming from all backgrounds from producer, DJ, listener, and even fans of homegrown electronic artists, Electronica Manila has always contributed to the awareness of the local electronic scene. www.electronicamanila.org.
QED RECORDS is a netlabel originally based in the Philippines, but now recently relocated to Hayward, California. It is the brainchild of Acid42 a.k.a. Lionel Valdellon. It went online June 25, 2004 as an alternative channel through which he could offer his music free on the web and quickly grew into an online showcase of electronic music made by colleagues and countrymen.
Special Thanks to Capone’s Bistro and Sound Engineer Charlie Morales.
Silverfilter can claim an essential part in the rise of live dance music in the Philippines with a decade of LIVE PA experience under his belt, playing for the biggest events and most happening clubs all over the country. 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. His live performances and his original tracks have already proven to be ear candies to floor-fillers with his tracks being signed by record labels in UK, Italy, Germany, France, Romania, US, and Denmark, making him one of the most sought after electronic music producers in the industry. http://www.silverfilter.com
Pupiliris is a project of music producer and sound artist Jezi Matias (aka Single Eye Perspective) focusing on the less-is-more side of electronic/dance music. http://pupiliris.bandcamp.com/
Migi de Belen (Nights of Rizal) is a singer-songwriter and producer who is involved in a number of bands and collaborations. As electronic act Nights of Rizal, he borrows from the catchy nostalgia of 8bit and chiptune genres to formulate his own unmistakable hybrid of lo-fi and hi-fi, analogue and digital, human and machine. You will hear a wide variety of beats in his sets: from hip-hop and house to dubstep, and even some drum and bass and IDM… http://soundcloud.com/nightsofrizal
F-Zero regularly plays drum & bass DJ sets in venues across Metro Manila, mainly in Makati & The Fort. He has released a number of tracks and EPs under QED Records (a Philippine electronica net label owned and operated by Lionel Valdellion aka Acid42). He has also released material via NXT Phage, an online Drum & Bass movement based in the Philippines. In 2010, he was drafted by US-based dance music label, Ultraphonix Recordings. One of his tracks, “Ultra Magnus”, was hailed editor’s pick for the last quarter of 2010 at djdownload.com. In 2011 He released his “Her Smile” EP via Ultraphonix and his music was well-received by the dance music scene in Atlanta, Georgia. http://soundcloud.com/fzero-ph
Flavours N’ Caffeine
The concept Flavours and Caffeine was formed early November of 2006, with members Tina Roxas (Vocals) and Franco Madrid (Synths programming), and Paolo Pacheco from AMPON (turntables, effects) who just joined them in March 2008. They all started out as music producers/composers in the indie music domain. Boy Ramos (The Thoughts/ Watari’s Machine) and Rem Vocalan (Dayuhan) recently joined the group for FNC’s live set up. Flavours N’ Caffeine on FBhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Flavours-and-Caffeine/63643639033
Blend:er is Cris Garcimo – electronic musician/sound designer based in the Philippines. He creates sounds and music using vintage synths, computers, children’s toys, field recordings and found sounds. He was featured in S.A.B.A.W. Anthology CD (2006) – the first anthology of sound art, electronic, and experimental music in the Philippines. He has performed in several music and sound events/festivals such as Media Arts Manila’s Field Trip (Green Papaya), Asia-Europe New Media Arts Symposium 09, TAMA 09, Ateneo Manila, and Fete Dela WSK 2010 (with E.X.I.S.T). http://soundcloud.com/blendermusika
Update on Jerome: Day 15 (Notes from Jemore’s Sister Elsbeth Llama. )
QED Records Interview with EMOREJ: