After an informal search last year for local DJs and record producers, four men were chosen to be part of the pool of official remixers from the Philippines.
The search was initiated by CNR Music Belgium, the official label of Tomorrowland Festival, through Curve Entertainment and Mannix Manalo, formerly of Tonedef Music and Bounce Music DJ School. After a number of candidates were screened, four names were eventually chosen to be part of the exclusive group.
The new DJ-record producers are Dumas Johan Xanthus Ong, John Sedano, Aldo Legarda and Mark Nicosia. They will soon be releasing official remixes of works by CNR artists and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) giants such as Dutch pair Bassjackers know for their electro house tracks, Australian DJs Nervo, Belgian DJ and record producer DimitriVegas and Like Mike brothers duo, Dutch DJ Blasterjaxx, Belgian DJ Regi Penxten and Dutch DJ-musician Sophie Francis.
“We are truly pleased to work with CNR Records Belgium and bring the international spotlight to talented Filipino DJs” says Narciso Chan, head of Curve Entertainment. It’s about thime these DJs are recognized by a bigger market. They undoubtedly bring pride to the Philippines.”
This collaboration, according to Chan is only the start of many things to come that will highlight the working partnerships of CNR Records Belgium and Curve Entertainment. “We are looking forward to many more exciting things to come after this. Not just with the DJs but in the music scene as well” added Chan.
CNR Music is the parent company for such sub-labels as Smash the House and Mostiko Records. CNR has been responsible for the rise of such names in international disc jockeying as Felguk, Wolfpack and Dimaro, including international releases for Diplo, Buscemi, Moloko, Katy B, Jomy, Hardwell and many more.
This will soon pave the way for our local dance music proponents to be placed on the world of EDM. Soon enough, we can already expect to be listening to remixes for new and original music.
With reports from Leah C. Saltero, The Philippine Star
Photos: Curve Entertainment