Western EDM-Asian and Latin Fussion

Have you ever familiar to the electronic dance music (EDM). It is the kind of music genre which is used technology to produce music. But, I always wonder why EDM artist such as Jonas Blue, Clean Bandit, Marshmello and Calvin Harris always collaborate with Western artist, such as Dua Lipa and Anne Marie for vocals. It’s time to collaborate those EDM artist to the Asian artists for vocal. But the disadvantage is difficulties to do a collaborate because of very expensive of everything.

Collaboration with OPM Artists

In 2016, Norwegian EDM artist Matoma was collaborated with Filipino singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino for the song “Wonderful Life” for an Angry Birds movie. It is one of the example of collaboration fussion. But, I ever wonder if other OPM artists like Moira dela Torre, Darren Espanto, Unique Salonga (the former member of IV of Spades), Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose and others will be collaborated with Calvin Harris, Jonas Blue, among others.

Collaboration with KPop Artists

Ever since Korean pop or K-pop is popular in my country, Steve Oaki was collaborated with the Korean boy group, BTS for the song, “Mic Drop” last year.

But, I ever wonder again if other K-pop groups like Momoland and Blackpink will also collaborated with such EDM artists.

In Other Countries

So, from my country’s music to K-pop, I also discussed the collaboration of Western EDM artists with other singers from Latin countries and other parts of Asia. If I wonder if Indonesian singer Anggun, Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee, among other Asian and Latin singer will collaborate with those EDM artists.


Music can be bridge between countries. And this genre in which two genre from other countries combined is called fussion music.


Summit Media is now on digital

Last April, Summit Media announced that they will be published the last print issues of Yes! Magazine, Top Gear, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Preview, and Town & Country as they announced that they will be fully migrated to a digital media.

Yes! Magazine mentioned on their last issue that they will be fully migrated to a digital world through Pep.ph (according to a certain report on ABS-CBN News). Meanwhile, the other 5 will alsp migrate to a digital world through their respective websites.

Thanks Summit Media for gathering information and inspiration through print media and good luck for the digitalized chapter of your company.

Is the CHR Radio Station decline their listenership?

THE FORMER CHR STATION. The photo above is the Citystate Center where the studio of 97.9 Home Radio Manila is located. Home Radio was a CHR station before it came back to the original easy listening format in June 2017. (Photo courtesy of Google Street View)

This post is obviously an opinion of an admin.

The answer is maybe because in key cities in the Philippines like Manila, Cebu, Davao, Gen. Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Baguio, and Legazpi have CHR radio stations but the number of them is limited. But I am very curious to that question, is CHR stations decline their listenership? Here are some reasons if the answer of that question is yes:

Digital Bandwagon

Say thanks to the internet because music lovers can stream music through Spotify or music videos through YouTube or they can download those music or music videos online. So, due to the digital bandwagon, millennial and Gen Z music lovers are now switched to the digital world to discover more music.

Reformatting of the former CHR stations

Due to the bandwagon that I said earlier and some financial reasons or mismanagement rather, some CHR stations was signed off to their format and they switched to another format. Those examples are Campus Radio (now Barangay FM), OK FM, Oomph! Radio (now Halo Halo Radio), UFM 105.5 Pampanga, and Home Radio.

Campus Radio

Owned by Radio GMA Network, was a Number One Pop Music Station from 90s to mid 2000s. It was popular in playing contemporary hits. But due to the financial reasons, the management of RGMA decided to rebrand the Manila station as Barangay and reformat as masa station in February 2007. However, the Campus brand was still used in most provincial stations until those stations were finally rebranded as Barangay in 2014.


Owned by PBN Bicol, was one of the most listened pop stations in the Bicol region until 2011 when OK FM Naga became a news FM (but it was reverted as OK FM in 2014) and the Naga and Legazpi stations were became a masa station by the year 2014.

Home Radio

Since the last quarter of 2014, Home Radio was became a CHR station from being a masa station. Owned by Aliw Broadcasting Corporation. Home Radio aired the Fave Five, H20 Countdown, Twilight Zone, and Guilty Pleasures. In June 2017, the station was reverted to their original easy listening format.

Oomph! Radio

Since 2014, Oomph! Radio was a CHR radio station in Cebu, Davao, and Zamboanga owned by Viva. In midyear of 2016, the Oomph! brand was dropped and it was simplified to the frequency branding. But later, the Oomph! brand was reborn but in the following year, it was dropped. In May 2017, the Oomph! stations was rebranded as Halo Halo Radio, an all time OPM radio station.

UFM 105.5 Clark

It was a CHR station since the year 2015. This station is located at Clark, Pampanga. In earlier this year, this station was reformat as an easy listening radio station.


CHR music lovers may also find an alternative for those stations that I mentioned above. Here are these (based on my observation):

Metro Manila

  • 87.5 FM1 (owned by Philippine Broadcasting Service)
  • Wave 89.1
  • Magic 89.9 (owned by Quest Broadcasting Inc.)
  • Monster RX 93.1
  • Mellow 94.7
  • 99.5 Play FM


  • 96.7 K-Lite Baguio
  • 96.7 K-Lite Olongapo
  • 89.5 Subic Bay Radio
  • 94.7 Spirit FM Legazpi


  • Magic FM Bacolod
  • Magic 92.3 Cebu
  • Magic FM Bohol
  • Radio Boracay
  • Monster BT 105.9 Cebu
  • Y101 Cebu


  • Magic 95.5 Zamboanga
  • Magic FM General Santos
  • Magic 89.1 Davao
  • Magic 89.3 Cagayan de Oro
  • Monster EZ 88.7 General Santos
  • Monster BT 99.5 Davao

I don’t really include the following:

  • Yes! The Best – because most songs on their playlist is not really heard on CHR station and all the DJs are speaking so-called balbal language.
  • GV 99.1 Angeles – because I think it is a masa station and it is not a CHR station but I think it was a CHR station before but later it was converted into a hybrid radio station.

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A Beautiful Disaster

DISCLAIMER: This article is actually based from the admin/blogger’s experience and observation. He resides more than ten kilometers from Mayon Volcano’s crater (He resides in Sto. Domingo, Albay).

Last January 13, the eruption of Mayon Volcano was started by puffing ashes which was the sign of raising the alert status from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3 and it was followed last January 15 by lava fountaining. Lava fountaining was happened again two days later.

Last Monday noon, January 22, the ashes puffing was happen and it caused ashfall in Guinobatan. So that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level status to Alert Level 4. So that’s why the classes was suspended due to this disaster.

The following day, I captured some explosions at 9 am, 1 pm, and 6 pm (The 6 am and 9 pm eruption was not taken.) The following day, I didn’t see the explosions at 2 am (I think), 6 am (because I was sleep in that time), and the following 3-5 hours (due to cloudy weather).

More updates about Mayon’s eruption later. Stay tune for more updates.

Chakuy Reaction No. 20

Billboard Philippines Results

Billboard Philippines Top 20 (Top 5) – January 15, 2018

Narito na ang limang sikat na awiting sariling atin mula sa Billboard Philippines.

1 – Titibo-Tibo – Moira dela Torre (=)

2 – Hayaan Mo Sila – Ex Battalion and OC Dawgs feat. JRoa (+1)

3 – Malaya – Moira dela Torre (-1)

4 – Dahil Sa Iyo – Iñigo Pascual (=)

5 – Sundo – Moira dela Torre (=)

Para sa kompletong resulta, maari niyong i-click ang link na ito.

Chakuy’s Official Statement on Rappler’s Challenge

(Originally posted on the blog’s Facebook page)

Nahihinayang ako sa nangyari sa Rappler news organization na kung saan tinanggal ng Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ang kanilang sertipikado sa pagrerehistro dahil diumano sa pag-aari ng banyaga. Iginiit ng Rappler na ito ay hindi pinag-aari ng banyaga. Ito ay 100% pagmamay-ari ng isang Pilipino. Nakasaad sa Saligang Batas na hindi pwedeng mag-ari ang banyaga ng media outlet dito sa Pilipinas.

Nagsusuporta ang Chakuy Productions sa Rappler dahil ito ay isa sa mga lehitimong pinagkunan ng impormasyon ng naturang blog site (Chakuy). Malaya ang Rappler sa paghatid ng mahahalagang impormasyon.


Iba Pang Tsismis

Be safe, folks of Albay for Mayon Volcano’s abnormality.

CHAKUYPINION: Ex Battalion Fever

Number 3 noong Enero 8 ang awitin ng grupong Ex Battalion na Hayaan Mo Sila sa Billboard Philippines Top 20 samantalang nasa number 18 sa Catch 22 Pilipinas ng Manila Broadcasting Company nito lamang na Sabado. Pero ang tanong, bakit naging paborito ng mga Pinoy ang naturang grupo kahit ang mga kanta nila ay may mga mura?

Ang awiting Hayaan Mo Sila ay tungkol sa mga lalaki na ayaw pilitin na huwag magmahal sa babae ngunit pinipilit lang lalaki sa kanyang isip na hayaan na lang ang babae. Sa palagay ko, mukhang walang reputasyon sa mga babae ang awitin na ito. Para lang na ginawang alipin ang mga babae sa naturang awitin.

Naging trending sa YouTube ang music video nito ngunit biglang pinull-out ng naturang site ang naturang music video dahil sa isyu ng karapatang sipi. May utang pa Ex Battalion ng milyones sa Diamond Beats, ang orihinal na gumawa ng beat para sa kanilang kanta. Hindi iniisip ng grupo kung gaano kahirap gawin ang isang awitin na walang pagnanakaw sa iba. Ganon din ang naturang sitwasyon sa Spotify.

Sa ganang akin, para nilang binababoy ang industriya ng OPM dahil rito.

Kung ang grupo ay bumisita sa Wish 107.5 Bus, maaapekto ang identidad ng naturang himpilan dahil MGCI o Ang Dating Daan ang may-ari ng parent company ng Wish.

Ang pagmamahal sa musikang sariling atin ay hindi binababoy. Kailangang mahalin ang OPM sa ngalan ng kabutihan. Ito ay nasa puso.

Billboard Philippines Results (January 8-12, 2018)

(UPDATED as of January 16, 2018 5:52 PM PH Time)

Billboard Philippines Top 20 (Top 5) – January 8, 2018

Narito na ang limang sikat na awiting sariling atin mula sa Billboard Philippines.

1 – Titibo-Tibo – Moira dela Torre (=)

2 – Malaya – Moira dela Torre (=)

3 – Hayaan Mo Sila – Ex Battalion and OC Dawgs feat. JRoa (=)

4 – Dahil Sa Iyo – Iñigo Pascual (+1)

5 – Sundo – Moira dela Torre (-1)

Para sa kompletong resulta, maari niyong i-click ang link na ito.

Billboard Philippines K-Pop Top 5 – January 12, 2018

Anneong! Here are the five most popular K-Pop songs from Billboard Philippines.

1 – Heart Shaker – Twice (=)

2 – Mic Drop – BTS (+2)

3 – DNA – BTS (=)

4 – Likey – Twice (-2)

5 – It’s You – HENRY (NEW)

5 – 고민보다 Go – BTS

Source: Billboard Philippines Website