Friday, 26 October 2007

Pedicab: A Hip, Techno Ride

Techno-Rock. Sounds like a collaboration. Indeed. This wasn't that hip at the early times of the Pinoy rock. Booming starts early 20's when iconic Raimund Marasigan bravely applied techno sound to ever Pop-Punk Eraserheads. Results? Sticker Happy, Natin 99, and Carbon Stereo Oxide to site a few. Of course it was all a success. Everybody knew it. But after the 'Heads' fate, Raimund never put a period for his Techno-fetish deeds. Early 20's, he had himself an alter-ego known as Squid 9, and some good-looking bloke named Diego Mapa with his band flagged as Monsterbot arisen with a sonic success. Of course, Techno-Rock was become an instant hit with their singles Explosive, Bury The Oreo, Everything You. I knew it because i have a Destroy! Destroy! record. T'was circa '02 to be exact. Behind this success was Raimund acted as their producer. Maybe the band liked Techno in the first place. As Carlo Navarro, the Porta Sound-Tonebank-Synths player of the band emphasizes the chords, really amazing!

And everything evolves into a new era. Circa '03 or '04 (whichever), Pedicab appeared on to the mainstream and heard over the radio with Dizzy Boy as their carrier single and reached the top of the polling charts over NU107 and KLite's. Tugish Takish, a post-Monsterbot project of Diego "Mappy" Mapa with Twisted Halo's Jason as "J-Sonic", x-Teeth Mike Dizon as the group's master pounder and two others (sorry guys, forgot your tags). There's a track titled A Stormy Night, obviously sung by Raimund back-upped with Mappy. Sounds so Brit Pop! It was my personal favorite aside from Dizzy Boy and Dito Tayo Sa Dilim. During live performances, the band had justified every track on Tugish Takish. Very well done! And oh yeah, you can dance to the beat, help yourself! By the way, why Pedicab? Man, don't ask me..maybe because it's all Pinoy made, a hip techno ride with a huge space in Pinoy Rock scene on the time line.

3 comments:

Alambre sa Thanagar said...

wohooo... pedicab is the grooviest... pero astig din yung monsterbot, naalala ko nakipagslaman kami ni toto sa intramuros noon hehe concert ng monsterbot, haaayyy, gig days, nakakamiss...

papaparapappararaaaa...
dito tayo sa dilim!

oliwoo said...

astig tlaga Monsterbot,si chenchen ang nagbigay sa ken ng site nila para makasali sa mailing list ng banda.

Alambre sa Thanagar said...

talaga! nakasama kasi namen ni chen ang monsterbot sa comedy.com dati, pinakilala ko sya kay diego pgi... namimiss ko na rin yun.. mga banda nights... at si chen na ren... musta mo na lang ako pagnakita mo kung sakali...