Star Magic is the premier talent management agency in the Philippines, and they are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. As they continue to celebrate this great accomplishment, they are extending that celebration stateside by bringing some of the brightest Filipino talents of this generation to the U.S for a few shows.
Star Magic artists will be turning up the summer heat with their concert series Beyond the Stars slated to happen in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The stacked lineup includes some amazing artists, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the stage.
The Beyond the Stars lineup includes:
Zanjoe Marudo; Belle Mariano; Donny Pangilinan; Andrea Brillantes; Gigi De Lana; AC Bonifacio; Kyle Echarri; Angela Ken; Sab; Lian Kyla; Janine Berdin; Eric Nicolas; Maymay Entrata; Edward Barbers; Alexa Ilacad; KD Estrada; Maris Racal; Charlie Dizon; Carlo Aquino; and Kim Chiu.
The shows are made possible through the collaboration of Star Magic with iWantTFC and TFC. Beyond the Stars is co-presented with World Remit with Tancinco Law as a major sponsor. Tickets are already available for purchase at mytfc.com/StarMagic30.
Going back to her indie-pop roots, the singer-songwriter SAB starts a new chapter in her career with “I’d Like To.” This is her first single under Tarsier Records and collaboration with label head Moophs. Looking to dive deeper into the genre of indie-pop, this is a slight change to her previous sound of chill indie and ballads.
“I’d Like To” is an indie-pop track that touches on the themes of puppy love and teenage awkwardness that took inspiration from SAB’s personal experience of having a crush on one of her best friends. The track is influenced by the sounds of dodie, Will Jay, and AJ Rafael, and worked with Moophs to co-write and produce it.
Rekindle the bliss and butterflies from young love and stream SAB and Moophs’ “I’d Like To,” out now on various digital streaming platforms.
SAB (Sabine Cerrado) is a Filipino singer, songwriter known for her songs “She,” “Dancing in the Dark” & “Soft Hearts” alongside writing hit songs like “Broken Arrow” for P-Pop group, BINI.
Moophs (aka Chris Lopez) is a music producer, composer, sound engineer, DJ, and lifelong guitarist, having studied classical guitar from the age of 7. His eclectic musical background and training have allowed this San Francisco native to collaborate with vocalists across the veins of EDM, R&B, Hip-hop, Neo-soul, Pop, and more. Moophs has played festivals across Asia including Malasimbo 2016 & 2017, Castaway, Cinco De Mayhem, Beatship SSV, Hydro, 1MX (Dubai and Manila), and Music Matters. Critically acclaimed single “Phone Down” feat. Sam Concepcion was crowned “Best Dance Recording” at the 2018 Awit Awards and bagged a finalist spot in the International Songwriting Competition 2018, based out of Nashville, TN.
Moophs’ core work revolves around working with artists such as Kiana Valenciano, Inigo Pascual, Curtismith, Markus Paterson, and Kyler, to name a few. His most remarkable work to date is “Catching Feelings,” (2019) with Inigo Pascual: an island pop track that has garnered close over 13 million streams across all streaming platforms including over 100K dance challenge entries across all social media platforms, and a “Song of the Year” nomination in one of the Philippines’ top urban radio stations. For most of 2020, he has worked with top local talent from the Philippines to produce multiple singles including Sam Concepcion, Inigo Pascual, Brian McKnight Jr.’s reimagination of his viral hit “Marry Your Daughter”, and most notably: Leila Alcasid for a track called “Clouds”, released by 88Rising’s Filipino imprint, PARADISE RISING and produced his label’s biggest release to date: “RISE” with Eric Bellinger, Inigo Pascual, Sam Concepcion, Zee Avi, and Vince Nantes. His following release, the dancehall-afrobeat-inspired pop track, “Always”, with Inigo Pascual has made it to Apple Music’s “The 100 Best Songs of 2020”.
In 2021, Moophs has released various projects with the country’s most influential & talented acts: a lovers reggae track nearing 900K Spotify streams called “Tied” with Bugoy Drilon, and the 70s-pop rock inspired “Angel Baby” with duo GIBBS. Moophs also produced “Best Wishes” by Markus Paterson and has reached 1M Spotify streams. His most recent releases are his collaborations with Inigo Pascual on the latter’s international debut album, “Options,” andol a single, “Araw Mo.” As well as his second collaboration with Bugoy Drilon for the track, “Shipwrecked.” Together with former BoyBand PH member, Russell Reyes, they’ve released Russell’s first solo single, “Afraid.”
Moophs is also part of the Recording Academy’s Class of 2021 – a huge milestone for his career and for the label, Tarsier Records.https://www.youtube.com/embed/aCVabgNNIEk?feature=oembed
Cover Photo Credit: SAB Instagram