To prepare for his debut album, Manila Killa releases a brand new track with Lights called, “Dusk.” The new song is also the name of the album that’s ready to drop this summer. The collaboration between the two artists brings out a project with multitudes of flow and feelings, pushing the sound of electronic music.
The track colors vivid imagery, which brings the lyrics to life that matches Manila Killa’s refined sound design. “Dusk” delivers an ideal scenario of being the soundtrack played while escaping the city to something much quieter.
Manila Killa shares, “‘Dusk’ is a song that I always imagined to be played on the road leaving the city heading towards the desert. I made sure to encapsulate that feeling through my production, and reaching out to Lights to lay down the vocals was the missing piece to complete the song. This one’s special to me because I looked up to Lights and listened to her well before I began my music production journey, so it feels like a full circle moment to have her on the song. I’m hoping people feel a type of yearning emotion when listening to it as that’s what I’ve felt throughout the journey of creating this song over the last year.”
ABOUT MANILA KILLA
Surveying the wonders of cultures from across the globe, Chris Gavino, best known as Manila Killa is a well-traveled producer inspired by his cross-continental upbringing. A now decorated producer with an expansive repertoire of accolades, Manila Killa cut his musical teeth as a high schooler in the Philippines by combining self-taught Ableton lessons with a penchant for electronic music. Guided by emotion-driven soundscapes and the connective nature of melodic dance music, Manila Killa excels at synthesizing the foundations of human passion. In 2014, he formed the successful house duo Hotel Garuda and co-founded his own independent record label Moving Castle which has since housed acts like Robokid, Slow Magic, Khamsin, and many more.
Since his departure from Hotel Garuda in 2018, Manila Killa refined his solo craft with his 2019 debut EP ‘1993‘ which garnered praise from media heavyweights like Billboard, Forbes and Ones To Watch, adding to a laundry list of critical-acclaim from tastemakers like Complex, Paper, and NYLON. With official remixes for Chvrches, The Knocks, Tegan and Sara, and performances at festivals like Firefly, Electric Zoo, 88rising’s Head in the Clouds, and more, Manila Killa is defined in equal parts as a producer, performer, and in-demand collaborator. Dedicated to the consciousness of contemporary dance music, Manila Killa is distilling years of passionate experience and expertise to unveil his debut album in the summer of 2022.
Currently, Manila’s Top 10 Streaming Markets worldwide include Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Singapore.