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New Chapters and New Dimensions: An Introduction to Zack Tabudlo
Rank Magazine | November 19, 2021

While history now sees him as the man behind the anthems in a time of isolation and distance, ultimately inducting him in the pantheon of Filipino music-making greats, young powerhouse Zack Tabudlo’s promise and purposeful commitment grows stronger and more significant than ever—telling stories of the people, one record-breaking hit at a time.
Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante catches up with the nineteen-year-old Island Records Philippines hitmaker as he relishes on his newfound seat atop OPM’s most promising discoveries and, with all bets placed on him, beyond the numbers and social media frenzy, we chart his aural history, imprint, and impact so far.

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Mark Thompson & Patty Tiu-Thompson Are All About Coloring Outside the Lines
Rank Magazine | November 2, 2021

From DJs to recording artists and entrepreneurs, life partners Patty Tiu-Thompson and Mark Thompson put out all the stops to come out of the pandemic alive, in every sense of the word. As the two established DJs, producers, and now creative entrepreneurs grapple with the loss of live shows, Rank Magazine catches up with the power couple to talk about this new chapter of transitions, and what they’re cooking for and with the creative community.

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Silvy and the Anatomy of a Revolution
Rank Magazine | October 25, 2021

Thai-Italian singer-songwriter and actress Silvy debuts into the global music scene with an empowering anthem for women all around the world. No detours, no dilly dallying or sugarcoating, she comes in straight to the industry knowing exactly what she has to offer, and what she wants to say. And with her powerful image and personality, the world is definitely eager to listen for more.

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Transits of Being: Music as Art, Business, and Advocacy in the Kean Cipriano Flight Path
Rank Magazine | September 29, 2021

With a sixteen-year-old (and counting) music career under his name that has elevated him to “OPM icon” status, mapping out Kean Cipriano’s journey within the industry looks much like an image that has come full circle. From self-expression, to an added layer of self-realization, and then turning around to guide the next generation going through the same path—his voyage across the arts might seem like he has already done everything. In truth, though, he’s just getting started.

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Ride Or Die: The Jungle Aural and Visual Universe Delivers New Grooves and a New Mood
Rank Magazine | September 27, 2021

In great anticipation of Jungle’s third full album, Rank Magazine sits down with Josh Lloyd Watson, one half of the duo alongside Tom McFarland, to dive deep into their latest release, how “Loving in Stereo”, is in many ways a re-realization, and what else is there to expect up their artistic sleeves.

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All Gas, No Brakes: Zachary Knowles Takes us on a Smooth Ride
admin | September 8, 2021

Zachary Knowles marks his latest chapter in music with debut album, “tendency to be a loner.” The record details the up and down flow of a loner’s thoughts and overall mood, and paints a vivid picture of Knowles’ general disposition amidst quarantine in 2020. To celebrate its launch, Rank Magazine sits down with the singer-songwriter to talk inspiration, production, and the perfect scene for the album to soundtrack.

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The Duality of Youth and the Art of Modern Mythmaking in the Ha.Mu Universe
admin | August 27, 2021

From their collaborative graduation showcase together in 2017 to conquering the world stage of fashion, the pair of Abraham Guardian and Mamuro Oki, behind the maximalist/minimalist fusion brand Ha.Mu, has consistently emphasized in their work that they’re committed to take the artistic and norm-challenging route in presenting fashion, or, as they put it, their art. As the Ha.Mu brand was able to make a name for itself in the fashion world for its free-spirited and seemingly anarchical pieces, it ventures all the more freely in the land of nostalgia and memory with its latest, the “Flowers of Youth” series.

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Not a Genre but a Movement: The ‘Gameboys’ Triumph and the Dawn of a New Mainstream
admin | August 13, 2021

Over a year down the line, and the story, success, and overall love for the “Gameboys” franchise and its cast of young actors have only grown further and deeper. With two seasons, a spin-off, and a feature film recently released, the cast looks back on what the past year has meant for their respective characters, their personal careers, and society at large. But more than anything else, here’s a look at how Elijah Canlas, Kokoy De Santos, Adrianna So, and the whole of the “Gameboys” universe rewrote mainstream rules and became the ultimate cultural arbiters of this generation.

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All Eyes on Gianna Jun and the Unceasing Global Allure of ‘Kingdom’
admin | July 23, 2021

With the weather in the Philippines growing more somber and darker as the rainy season then pummel us with new world realizations, the special origin story in Kingdom’s thrilling saga is the perfect accompaniment to a cold evening of hiding under the blankets and scaring ourselves into insomnia. But not only will it give us nightmares to wake from, Kingdom: Ashin of the North also promises hard-hitting emotions that goes deep into the human experience. And we can’t wait to lose sleep over what that entails.

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‘All Hell Breaks Loose’: The Mechanism and Inner Workings of Leeroy New
Rank Magazine | June 4, 2021

“Problem-solving, world-reflecting, and conversation-starting.” If there’s any one way to describe Leeroy New’s work, it would still bring together several words to encapsulate; same as how the artist’s creations merge the limitations and freedoms of more than one practice at a time across his eccentric portfolio. The one thing that wraps them all together? A persistent push towards action.

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