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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

September 25, 2009


Kenyo are Mcoy Fundales (vocals/guitars), Ace del Mundo (guitars), JM del Mundo (bass guitars), Cleng Ocampo (guitars) and Ariz Villalon (drums/percussions). If your memory is still sharp, Mcoy, Ace and JM were part of the critically-acclaimed yet sadly defunct act Orange and Lemons (ONL). The ex-frontman of ONL, Mcoy was also a housemate of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition Season 2. All members of Kenyo hail from Bulacan (a province just a few miles north of Manila, Philippines). Kenyo is short for "Bulakenyo," which is what people from Bulacan are called. Formed in 2008, Kenyo's potential was immediately recognized and was soon signed under Universal Records (home to Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola and yes, Orange and Lemons). They released a trippy-musical scrapbook of sorts in their first project album called "Radiosurfing" that spawned hits like "Sana" and "Ayoko Na Sa 'Yo". This project also led the group to a successful tour of the United States on September of 2008.

Kenyo are back with a brand new album called "Maharlika". This time, the group writes and dishes out original music filled with zest, their own special sound and poetry. The band's affinity towards the sweet sound of the past, pop sensibilities, honest lyricism and edgy musical approach makes the band a thrilling experience on its own. "Maharlika" contains the hit single "Hanggang Sa Muli", a melodic ode to the heroic Filipino overseas workers. The track is one of the most played OPM songs on the radio today!

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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kenyotic
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Yahoo Group: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kenyo_musika

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