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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!
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June 26, 2009
Sammy Hagar - Montrose founder, solo artist and singer in VAN HALEN who enjoyed more Top 10 albums and singles than original singer David Lee Roth.
Joe Satriani - one of the biggest guitar heroes of all time.
Michael Anthony - founding member of VAN HALEN. Bass player and backing vocalist (of unique high pitch style). He played on all the Van Halen studio albums so far.
Chad Smith - a real thunder on the drums and a member of one of the biggest Rock groups of the last 20 years with loyal dedicated fans - Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
“Chickenfoot” is a big American Rock album with a rich and powerful sound that was not to be found since at least 10 years. The definitive Hard Rock masterpieces from four musicians who could generate a huge amount of interest even if they were to release a new Rock album as solo artists. Together... they are simply the best Rock band of the year!
Chickenfoot is supported in the Philippines by the Home of NU Rock, NU 107!
Described by The Guardian as being "as consistently entertaining as anything The Killers have ever done" or think Interpol if they'd spent less time listening to Joy Division and more to New Order, British four-piece Burn The Negative's debut album "In The Atmosphere" is a unique concoction of energetic trashy disco blended with electro beats, New Romantic rhythms and the spirit of ‘70s punk, ‘80s rock and ‘90s house. The band cite Japan, David Sylvian, Gary Numan, Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Baby Ford, Nine Inch Nails and a dozen others as holding key spots in their music collections. Featuring "Wonder Why", "Candem", "You Control Me", Low" and more.
JUNIOR BOYS - Begone Dull Care
"Begone Dull Care" is electronic indie darlings Junior Boys' third album, following the critical and commercial successes of "Last Exit" (2004) and "So This Is Goodbye" (2006). The new album still holds the melancholic flavor they’ve come to perfect, just with some added twinkling synths, hints at old-school R&B, and a splash of funk for good measure. It's definitely a bold and meticulously crafted effort by one of the most original electronic pop acts of the 2000s. Includes "Hazel", "Parallel Lines", "Sneak A Picture", "Dull To Pause" and more.
London's Pocketbooks combine melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate piano lines. Their debut album, "Flight Paths", sweeps majestically through the places and everyday lives that indie music has perhaps forgotten recently - from 'the supermarket aisles to the dancefloors of provincial towns' and 'from the platforms of the Central line to the beaches of a south coast town'. Its eleven songs will surely interest fans of Camera Obscura, Saint Etienne, Belle and Sebastian and The Pipettes. Includes "Cross The Line" and "Footsteps".
CATS ON FIRE - Our Temperance Movement
“Our Temperance Movement” is second album from fashionable Finnish pop foursome that has earned favorable comparisons to indie legends The Smiths, Felt, Orange Juice, Pulp, One Thousand Violins, Happydeadmen and Belle and Sebastian. This album expands upon the traditional guitar, bass, and drums with liberal bursts of piano, organ, clarinet, banjo, glockenspiel & other percussion which help to showcase singer Mattias Bjork's Morrissey-esque croon and his poetic, sardonic, and rather eccentric take on the world. Includes "Tears In Your Cup", "Letters from a Voyage to Sweden" and "Horoscope". Highly recommended!
LIECHTENSTEIN - Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein are an all-girl indiepop quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden who play a unique brand of shambling yet dreamy guitar pop. Taking their influences from '80s post punk, C86 and '60s girl group sensibilities - Dolly Mixture, Talulah Gosh, Girls At Our Best, Television Personalities, Mo-Dettes, The Slits, Shop Assistants, The Vaselines. Liechtenstein are ready to bring their subversive pop to a larger audience and will surely appeal to fans of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Vivian Girls and Love Is All. Includes "All At Once", "Roses In The Park" and more.
THIEVES LIKE US - Play Music
Named after a New Order's 1984 song, Paris-based, Swedish-American trio Thieves Like Us release their first album called "Play Music". Their sound is heavily influenced by new wave, synth-pop, post-punk and seminal electronic artists. The album’s eleven songs are characterized by repetitive programmed hooks and minimal arrangements that are more atmospheric than dance-inducing, which ultimately make for one cool record. Think New Order, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Hot Chip etc. . Includes "Drugs In My Body", "Fass", "Miss You" and "Your Heart Feels".
MONTT MARDIE - Introducing...The Best Of
Montt Mardié is one of the finest pop jewels ever found in Sweden. His rather provokingly titled U.K. debut release "Introducing... The Best Of Montt Mardié" is a celebration of pop and blue-eyed soul and a a tribute to some of the best pure pop music of the '80s like Wham!, Haircut 100, Aztec Camera, The Lilac Time and Prefab Sprout - from the corny synths, machine-driven Northern soul drumbeats, out of control falsetto vocals and completely fake-sounding production. He takes the music of the past, perfects it and twists it. The album includes 6 re-recorded tracks from his first album "Drama" plus 10 tracks off of the "Clocks/Pretender" double-album plus 2 new songs. File next to Prefab Sprout, Saint Etienne, The King Of Luxembourg, The Style Council. Featuring the singles "Modesty Blaise" and "Names Not Forgotten".
ALLY KERR - Off The Radar
One of Scotland’s fastest-rising artists and best-kept secrets, singer-songwriter Ally Kerr released his brand new album, “Off the Radar”. Echoing the likes of Kings Of Convenience, Simon & Garfunkel, Tim Burgess, Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian, along with shades of The Lilac Time, this follow-up is produced by The Pearlfishers’ David Scott. Featuring the singles “Could Have Been a Contender” and “There’s A World”.
BUTCHER BOY - React Or Die
Glaswegian act Butcher Boy came to our attention in 2007, with the release of their magnificent debut album "Profit in Your Poetry". Its tender, organically produced sound drew favourable comparisons - Think Belle and Sebastian, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and Felt. With their latest album "React Or Die", Butcher Boy’s sound continues in the classic Glasgow vein. This is pop music that transports you to a sepia tinted world. A world where Morrissey and kitchen sink dramas take center stage. The sleeve echoes classic Smiths whilst being thoroughly Butcher Boy. Includes "Clockwork", "Carve A Pattern" and "A Better Ghost".
NATALIA CLAVIER - Nectar
Argentinian sensation Natalia Clavier finally releases her highly anticipated debut album "Nectar". Bought to you by the same minds who gave you Thievery Corporation, the album features elements of soul, disco, folk, pop, dub, electronica, down tempo and jazz, which will appeal to fans of Bebel Gilberto, Portishead, Morcheeba, Jazzanova, Supreme Beings Of Leisure and of course Thievery Corporation. This is music full of laid back Latin-based percussion, piano and Latin inspired bass lines, cello, violins and one hell of an alluring voice. It's like listening to Astrud Gilberto, if she were recording today with Thievery Corporation.
THE LEGENDS - Over And Over
Sweden's The Legends is one-man studio project of the prolific popsmith Johan Angergård (Club 8, Pallers, Acid House Kings). His 4th album "Over and Over" is a brilliantly modern mix of white noise, '60s girls pop, indie, ambient and krautrock. Hypnotic washes of distorted synthesizers and sweet bouncy melodies echoes under walls of feedback and crushingly loud shimmering guitars. The album includes contribution from Club 8's Karolina Komstedt, The Mary Onettes' Philip Ekström, Tralala's Liane Moccia and more. Fans of My Bloody Valentine, Panda Bear, Animal Collective, Stereolab and The Jesus and Mary Chain, look no further. Featuring the single "Seconds Away".
THE REST - Everyone All At Once
Hamilton, Ontario - home to electronica darlings like the Junior Boys and Caribou and now the residence of one of Canada's most promising bands, The Rest. The seven-piece's dreamy sound dials in the daintiest parts of shoegaze, sprinkles in the occasional rush of bombast ala Arcade Fire. Their latest album "Everyone All At Once" showcases the wide array of weapons The Rest have at their disposition. No one formula is employed in this album as every track is different and beautifully executed! Imagine Arcade Fire, The National and Mercury Rev went into the studio together. With a stunningly great album, they could be well on their to way to becoming the next great Canadian band. Includes "Apples & Allergies", "Modern Time Travel", "Walk On Water" and more!
June 23, 2009
Watch out for the repackaged edition of Sponge Cola's self-titled album. Featuring this collaboration between Mr. Gary V and Sponge Cola, plus "Closer You & I" and more revamped hits!
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June 20, 2009
“Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist” is Jed's follow-up to his Double Platinum-certified album “Songs Rediscovered” released five years ago. The new CD features his interpretations of timeless OPM songs from the '80s and '90s by artists such as Sharon Cuneta, Basil Valdez, Ric Segreto, Raymond Lauchengco, Jose Mari Chan, Keno, Odette Quesada, Side A, Neocolours, Tito Mina, Jam Morales and more. Produced by the Platinum producer Ito Rapadas, the album is also available on MP3 and MP4 formats. Both formats contains all the songs (82 songs!) taken from his albums - "I'll Be Around", "Songs Rediscovered", "Only Human", "Songs Rediscovered 2" and "The Voice Of Christmas". The MP4 format contains all his music videos!
SONGS REDISCOVERED 2: THE ULTIMATE OPM PLAYLIST tracklisting:
To Love Again (originally popularized by Sharon Cuneta)
Can’t We Start Over Again (originally popularized by Jose Mari Chan)
I Need You Back (originally popularized by Raymond Lauchengco)
Give Me A Chance (originally popularized by Ric Segreto)
I’ll Always Stay In Love This Way (originally popularized Baron Barbers)
Maybe (originally popularized by Neocolours)
Smile In Your Heart (originally popularized by Jam Morales)
You (originally popularized by Basil Valdez)
A Friend (originally popularized by Keno)
Everyday (originally popularized by Agot Isidro)
Friend Of Mine (originally popularized by Odette Quesada)
Got To Let You Know (originally popularized by Tito Mina)
Let The Pain Remain (originally popularized by Basil Valdez)
Can Find No Reason (originally popularized by Louie Heredia)
Hold On (originally popularized by Side A)
Special Memory (originally popularized by Iwi Laurel)
June 16, 2009
1. Foolish Heart (originally popularized by Steve Perry)
2. Cherish (originally popularized by Kool & The Gang)
3. Anyone Can See (originally popularized by Irene Cara)
4. You Got It All (originally popularized by The Jets)
5. After All (originally popularized by Al Jarreau)
6. Lost In Love (originally popularized by Air Supply)
7. Somebody (originally popularized by Depeche Mode)
8. On The Wings Of Love (originally popularized by Jeffrey Osbourne)
9. Open Arms (originally popularized by Journey)
10. Can't Fight This Feeling (originally popularized by REO Speedwagon)
11. Missing You (originally popularized by John Waite)
12. Almost Over You (originally popularized by Sheena Easton)
13. Always (originally popularized by Atlantic Starr)
14. Too Young (originally popularized by Jack Wagner)
15. Piano In The Dark (originally popularized by Brenda Russell)
16. Rhythm Of The Night (originally popularized by El Debarge)
June 13, 2009
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"I'm knocked out! That is a BIG BIG record! Very strong!!" Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
"This album is f*cking amazing. In fact it is in severe danger of taking over our lives..." Popjustice.com
"File next to Orbital, Underworld and The Chemical Brothers" The Guardian
"Do believe the hype" IDJ Magzine
"They Might Also Be The Most Exciting New Electronic Act On The Planet" Mixmag
“They’re gonna be riding high in the charts before long... Cut from the same cloth as Orbital and Underworld, theirs is a sky-skimming stadium-sized version: the kind of tracks built to make an entire field of ravers jump in unison. They’re something special...” DJ Magazine
THE JAPANESE POPSTARS' debut album "We Just Are" will be released locally this June by Universal Records!
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Chickenfoot is this year's Rock Supergroup composed of:
Sammy Hagar (vocalist, Van Halen), Chad Smith (drummer, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Joe Satriani ("guitar god"), Michael Anthony (bassist, Van Halen).
Watch the video to find out more. Chickenfoot's self-titled debut album out locally next week, released by Universal Records.
June 8, 2009
Official website: http://www.burnthenegative.co.uk/