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Fête de la Musique in Manila 2012 (Schedule + Venue)

French DJ Collective Chinese Man is this year’s main attraction in Fête de la Musique 2012. The group, known for its leader Chinese Man, an enigmatic head and owner of Chinese Man Records, blends contemporary jams of dubstep, Afro and hip-hop sampled with obscure samples of traditional music. The group is currently touring Southeast and has been invited to headline the event touted as World Music Day. Aside from the French exports, 10 local bands also take part in the concert: Coco Jam, Pepe Smith, Pupil, Jonan Aguilar, Tondo Tribe, Razorback, Flippin’ Soul Stompers and French singer Julien Drolon.

Aside from staging the concert, a street party is set to pay tribute to the Beatles and the anniversary of their first EP which I assume is their first British EP Twist and Shout. However, the EP was released July 12, 1963 which does not make sense with the press’ claim of celebrating its 50th anniversary. Any information on this one would be very appreciated, just in case the organizers are referring to the band’s another EP. (Here’s my favorite Beatles’ archive site.)

DOWNLOAD: Fete de la Musique 2012 Schedule

Here’s the low down of the event:

Fête de la Musique 2012

Date: June 23, 2012
Venue: Makati Avenue (between Kalayaan Ave. & Valdez St.)
Time: 4:00 pm

STREET PARTY on Makati Avenue
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Beatles’ EP release

FREE CONCERTS – 23 June 2012, 4pm onwards

Featuring French DJ Collective Chinese Man and 10 Filipino Bands + Pocket venues

The 2012 Fête de la Musique in Manila is made possible by The Embassy of France, The Alliance Française de Manille, together with Rustan’s, the City of Makati, B-side- The Collective and San Miguel Corporation.

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Cat Power: “Ruin” (MP3)

The story behind Cat Power’s upcoming record Sun is always followed by a mention of her break-up with long-time boyfriend actor Giovanni Ribisi. Honestly speaking, Chan Marshall’s private life has always been a thing I’d like to know a little but not as much as I would like to explore her discography. Quite hesitant to sound like a fanatic but You Are Free and The Greatest are two of the few records that could easily transport me to different set of mind.

After 2008’s Jukebox, containing mainly of covers, Cat Power was last seen working with Manny Pacquiao in a song “King Rides By” for charity. As one of the most anticipated records, Sun took her to different places (listen to the places mentioned in the lyrics) and a hint of that record was shown via her Instagram back in December 2011.

Now, the first single from Sun is out and I will reserve judgement until I get the whole damn thing but what is noticeable is a change in the atmosphere and instruments used on this one (together with a banging do) which could mean a totally different aura for Sun. Anyway, get “Ruin”, it’s free. If you like to see Chan in action, a video announcement is made for the single where you can see her spray painting barefoot and looking nothing but gorgeous.

DOWNLOAD “Ruin” by Cat Power (right-click, save as, my amigo.)

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