Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas marks 10th year with new songs, vinyl launch
When you’re weary and feeling down and out, you can always turn to music to lift your spirits up, like the kind put out by funky group Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas.
Helmed by award-winning film scorer and musical director Francis de Veyra, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas is a 10-piece, sometimes 11- or even 12-piece, band composed of some of the country’s leading session musicians who run the gamut of genres from jazz to swing, blues to disco and funk.
Those who are looking for feel-good music can turn to their new tunes–“Tayo Na’t Mag-Funk” and “Disko Na”—both digitally released in time for their month-long anniversary celebration this October.
“Tayo Na’t Mag-Funk” and “Disko Na” were composed by BPPPP vocalist Mike Luis and arranged by De Veyra.
Both songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at Wombworks Audio Productions by Jean-Paul Verona.
According to Luis, “Tayo Na’t Mag-Funk” is a “party song that pays homage to classic funk bands from the seventies, such as Sly & The Family Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Earth Wind & Fire, Bootsy Collins, etc.”
De Veyra, on the other hand, describes “Disko Na” as a modern-day disco song with retro and Manila Sound vibes, a tribute to the band’s musical influences Hotdog, The Boyfriends, VST & Co. and the like.
Released under Funkybeat Entertainment, “Tayo Na’t Mag-Funk” and “Disko Na” are available on all major music streaming apps including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube, Amazon Music and Anghami.
Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas will also hold an anniversary show at 123 Block in Mandala Park, Mandaluyong City, today, Oct. 8, during which they will debut the music videos for “Tayo Na’t Mag-Funk” and “Disko Na.”
The band also worked with Backspacer Records for a vinyl record, a collection of their “Greatest HITS” as remastered by Shinji Tanaka of Kodama Studio, set to be released also during the show.
The anniversary event will also feature sets by Zsaris, Basically Saturday Night, Leanne & Naara and Ang Bandang Shirley. Singers Bing Austria and Faye Yupano will also perform with the band.
For more information, follow Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas on Facebook, @brass_paspaspaspas on Instagram, and @BrassPasPas on Twitter. /ra
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