It’s obvious that when you put these three together in a room, it’s going to be magical. Jesse Barrera, Jeremy Passion, and Gabe Bondoc just released a new R&B/Soul track, “Obvious,” along with a music video starring dancers Ellen Kim and Devyck Bull. The smooth and silky track reflects the cinematography and choreography for their music video directed by Charles Guinto.
The track talks about an obvious love that runs deep and is ready to take that next step in life. The trio brings a sonically pleasing melody and a catchy chorus to the song, which can easily be placed on repeat. You can now stream “Obvious” on all major streaming platforms.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Jesse Barrera Instagram
With the seasons changing, we’re feeling a little nostalgic. We’re switching up our playlist and adding some of our favorite OG Youtube Songs to the mix. Whether it’s an original or a cover, you can’t mention OGs without including AJ Rafael, Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc, Melissa Polinar, JR Aquino, and more!
Check out what we listed down and let us know if we nailed it or what else you’d add!
We gotta kick off with AJ Rafael & Jesse Barrera on the original, “She Was Mine.” Honesty, who doesn’t know the lyrics? We’re already singing along!
Okay, JR Aquino’s “By Chance (You & I)” immediately gets stuck in you head…*you and I could be like Sonny and Cher* and you know the rest.
Here comes the unofficial Filipino national anthem. Jeremy Passion’s “Lemonade.” We don’t think there’s anything else to say.
Melissa Polinar’s “Try” is 12 years old! On it’s 10-year anniversary, she re-released the song to commemorate not only the debut of the track but also her journey. We’re all feeling nostalgic.
Okay so this medley made all of us want to be part of this friend group. How many times have we gone to a family party and all the kids had to perform? Albert Posis originally posted this impromptu moment among friends and it definitely turned into a medley staple circa early 2010s.
We couldn’t leave out Gabe Bondoc and “You’re It.” Watching the video along screams OG. It was before all the fancy set ups, we see a lot now but it’s just Gabe, a mic, and his guitar. We couldn’t ask for anything more.
So who remembers “Hey Soul Sister” being played everywhere? We do! But Joseph Vincent’s acoustic cover showcases his natural talent. This was definitely on repeat when it first came out and it’s still on repeat.
We love, love Kina Grannis and although it’s not February yet, we have to include “Valentine.” The music video is one of the cutest you’ll see and the song is one you can’t get enough of.
You know we had to include a bonus track! It’s another mash up that includes Jeremy Passion, Inigo Pascual, and Gabe Bondoc. They myx it up with their original songs for a medley of “Catching One Lemonade.”
The “One Take Session” King Gabe Bondoc has co-authored a new kids book titled “That’s My Jam” alongside Randy De Jesus of RadisRad Clothing and now RadisRadbooks. It’s a story about two jam characters, John & Joy, who have been friends forever.
You might have remembered RadisRad Clothing from the early years of Youtube and competition dance circuits like World of Dance. The graphic tees were seen on almost every prominent Youtube Musician back in the day, including AJ Rafael, Andrew Garcia, and Jeremy Passion.
But more recently, Randy has switched things up and has now created RadisRad Books! It was a project he started in the pandemic that ended up with the creation of three books, and now a collaboration with Gabe on “That’s My Jam.”
“That’s My Jam” is now available for Pre-Order. Gabe is also dropping a song with the same title on 8/23, and there is also a giveaway. Check out his Instagram post below on how to enter.
Cover Photo Courtesy Of: www.radisrad.com
FAHMFest aka the largest Filipino Festival in LA is bringing the food, art, music, and fashion to San Pedro, California. The festival is set for October 16-17, 2021, just in time for Filipino American History Month. It is all inspired by Filipino culture and brings together music, food, art, and fashion. Get a 1-Day or 2-Day VIP Pass and enjoy all the festivities that weekend!
They’ll transform the historic Port of Los Angeles to celebrate the culture and the elements that make it so special. The lineup of performers is special with emcee sensation EZ Mil, Bay Area favorite P-Lo, and legend Jeremy Passion who’s no doubt bringing the unofficial Filipino anthem, Lemonade to the stage. These artists are only a few performers named in the 2-day festival with more going to be announced soon!
FAHMFest includes four of our favorite topics: Music, Food, Art & Dance, and Fashion. Everything is family friendly so bring all the titas, titos, cousins, everyone!
• Music is the heartbeat of any celebration. Enjoy spectacular live performances from headline artists, local favorites, and beloved newcomers. No matter your taste, you’ll find your groove at this two-day musical paradise.
• For food, you’ll step into various “districts” like Filipinotown, Koreatown, and Chinatown to get an authentic taste of Asian cultures – curated by popular chefs and restaurants in our local community.
• Cultural folk performers will be dancing throughout the festival all weekend long. We will also be showcasing a diverse collection of local art and pop-up installations. Don’t forget to stop by our dance competition judged by members of popular dance crews!
• The winners of Miss Philippines USA and other pageants will grace the catwalk wearing the finest in Filipino fashion. Find the work of well-known designers at our vendor booths.
Check out FAHMFest for more info!
Cover Photo Credit: FAHMFest Facebook
We’ll be celebrating the holiday season differently this year, but it doesn’t stop us from sharing the spirit of it. Gabe Bondoc shares an original holiday song, No Matter Where that shows us the spirit of the holidays.
Gabe says the song is about “…the idea that, despite these challenging times, our fondest memories bring us joy and comfort – and that really, no distance is too far to send our love to the people we care about.”
Spending time with my family is everything to me – ESPECIALLY during the holidays. With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas coming up, I had it on my heart to write a song to send to my loved ones that I can’t be with this year.
Kollective Hustle‘s Website Launch Party was lit! The event hosted by Romeo Marques Jr., had your favorite Filipino artists, DJs, and personalities all stopping by to show some love:
The Hustle Mission was the outline for the two and a half hour kickoff event:
Each section mixed interviews and DJ sets with conversations between SOSUPERSAM and Jen Deleon and our very own Roslynn chatting with Guapdad 4000 and Illmind. Plus we were stoked to see Passion and Gabe Bondoc singing the Filipino national anthem, Lemonade together! It was a reunion of half of #CatchingOneLemonade.
Kollective Hustle is all about “uniting the emerging generation of Filipinos in transforming their ideas into action, passion into profession, creativity into careers, and to inspire a global culture of collaboration.” We hope you were just as inspired as we are! Keep up to date with news or get involved at kollectivehustle.com