The Rest Is Noise PH, a music curator and events production outfit based in Manila, will push through with its 36th edition, May 26, Friday at Balcony Music House, Makati City. The pre-sale of the tickets have aready been sold out, but there will be walk-in tickets for sale.
Marking his debut as a producer/rapper/performer is award-winning actor and 'Senior High' star Elijah Canlas, who is currently working on new music with the guidance of his record label, Island Records Philippines. The rising multihyphenate will be performing using his mononym, elijah, for the first time, teasing listeners for what’s to come on his music venture.
BLKD and Calix return to The Rest Is Noise for a highly anticipated Kolateral set—their first performance since 2020. The pair will be performing the now-enduring material from the 2019 collaborative album—hailed as one of the best music from the last decade—made with research-backed data along with participation from several rappers and producers, aimed to tell the story of the nation’s drug war’s dead and those who bury them.
Other performers include ena mori, who recently made noise at South by Southwest (SWSW) music festival in Austin, Texas as the sole Filipino act at this year’s edition; T33G33, Aly Cabral’s experimental/electronic pop alter-ego; HEY JUNE!, an alt-rock newcomer; LONER, a two-step/garage music producer; and Pedicab, an iconic dance-rock outfit with several hits under their belt.
Kara Chenoa is currently in the Philippines for a series of engagements, including a music video shoot for his collaboration with Filipino alt-R&B artist Jason Dhakal. The two acts are teaming up on “Lifetime,” a soulful and heartfelt tune about the potential for a lasting connection. Conveying one’s romantic connection to someone special, the song presents the protagonist’s desire for a bond that transcends time and dimensions, wondering if the feeling is mutual.
“The song emphasizes a willingness to break societal norms for love,” describes Kara. “Despite acknowledging the limitations of time, the characters in the lyrics are patient and willing to wait for the right moment. "Lifetime" captures the longing, hope, and commitment associated with building a meaningful and enduring relationship.”
The upcoming single will serve as the focus track of his sophomore EP titled Green Banana, due to arrive on June 30.
Through the years, Kara Chenoa has acquired an impressive list of collaborations from the region, such as Midnight Quickie on the single “Call My Name” and Jevin Julian on tracks “BAJ” and “No Clue.” The latter was nominated for an AMI Award for Best Urban Single. Kara’s music can't really be classified under one genre, with varying influences such as hip-hop, jazz, rock, and even traditional Indonesian doo wop in its sonic arsenal. His work serves as a reflection of how he sees himself: as a chameleon in the music industry.