8 OPM Collaborations
to Watch Out For
in Coke Studio PH
By Tynne De Leon
If you would ask me about some of the best national treasures we have, I’d say OPM.
Music is a universal language, and there is something about it that connects people together. And OPM has done this many times.
To celebrate OPM’s rich diversity, Coca-Cola Philippines started the Coke Studio, a weekly-music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists – bringing together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. It launched last July 29 at SMX Convention Center, and if you missed it, below are the music collaborations you should watch out for in the coming weeks:
Noel Cabangon x Curtismith
Noel Cabangon always reminds us of the soulful side of OPM. Whenever we hear his masterpieces like “Kanlungan,” we find ourselves humming to its relaxing melody. Curtismith, on the other hand, has distinct rapping skills that transcend the modern world—and his sound is hard to resist. Their collaboration is definitely something you won’t expect, but when you think about it, they are bursting with beautiful melodies that will leave us in awe.
Gabby Alipe and John Dinopol of Urbandub x The Ransom Collective
Urbandub’s songs were full of angst set against heavy rock beats, so who would have thought that they’d blend well with the whimsical, indie folk sound of The Ransom Collective? It is, literally, two different worlds colliding. Aside from the new music they’ll bring to the table, we can’t wait to hear them cover each other’s songs!
Ebe Dancel x Autotelic
If there’s one thing Ebe Dancel and Autotelic have in common, it’s that love is their favorite language—or at least that’s what their music tells us. Their lyrics are like personal poetries that hit right to the chest, something that you’d want your special someone to hear when words fail you. While we’re not sure yet if they’ll make us hate or like the idea of love with their original composition, one thing’s for sure: it will definitely drive our emotions once again.
Moonstar88 x Jensen and the Flips
When I heard that Moonstar88, one of the bands that got me through my high school years, will collaborate with one of my new favorites, Jensen and the Flips, I know my heart is about to get broken—in a really satisfying way. If voices were people, they’d make a great couple: different, but you know they’re meant to be. Plus, we’re thrilled to hear Jensen’s own take on “Torete.”