Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation

By Heavy Rotation
Heavy Rotation an ecosystem for Filipino Urban Culture and is the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B. We provide a platform for Filipino artists around the globe to come together and showcase their music in a 1-hour, weekly podcast. Heavy Rotation is presented in a radio format, accompanied by stories and conversations around music, life, and the people that impact our communities around the world. Heavy Rotation is for hip hop and R&B fans, music lovers, new music seekers, and for those who want an alternative to the norm.
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Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 53
New Year, New Music, welcome to Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B and today is our first show of the new year! Thank you for being here. To kick off the new year we’ve got the talented, R&B pop songstress Janel Marisse from the Bay Area on the show. We will be hooking you up with new music from Kiyomi also from the Bay Area, and ANJL from Manila. Plus we’re hooking you up with your first Heavy Rotation World Premiere of the year. We’ll be breaking new music from Kiana V of the Philippines. Listen now and share this episode with a friend.
1:04:57
January 13, 2020
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 52 with special guest Junior vs DJ Pleez
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back with another big show for you! Today, we have Junior vs DJ Pleez on the show! The "Junior vs. DJ Pleez" project is a collaboration between LA-based Artist/Producer, Junior (aka Brian McKnight Jr.), and Matt "DJ Pleez" Villacarte, a Fil-Am DJ & Producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are going to share their story on how their collaboration came together, taking risks, and insight into their musical journey in creating authentic R&B music. Plus, we will be playing tracks from their brand new EP SoulShine, along with new music from Randell and Alfred Jasper from the Philippines. Listen now!
1:09:35
December 19, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 51 with special guest Nieman
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is here, and can you believe there is only 3 and a half weeks left in this decade! Where the heck did the time go! The one thing we are proud about for this year is bringing back Heavy Rotation. Since April we’ve met some amazing people, hooked you up with tons of new music and discovered some dope Filipino artists around the globe, and we’re glad we were able to share our experiences with you. Today is no exception, we’re going to chat with R&B/Pop Artist Nieman! We’re going to talk to him about his new single brutally honest, learn more about his new project and journey as an up and coming artist, and hear a few of his timeless tracks. Also on the show, we’re going to hook you up with new music from James Reid and Zelijah out of the Philippines. Listen now!
1:16:58
December 9, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 50 - Top Ten Countdown November 2019
Heavy Rotation’s top 10 countdown is back for the Month of November. Last month Inigo Pascual took the number 1 spot, can he do it again for the second month in a row. Also on the show we have a Heavy Rotation World Premiere by DJ Romeo and his debut single as an artist, Up All Night, and you’ll get a chance to hear it first. We’ve got 10 bangers you’ve voted for through our website heavyrotationshow.com and by phone and text at 502-501-HVRN. Listen now to find out who takes number 1!
37:53
December 2, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 49 with special guest Ceraadi
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is here and you don’t want to miss out on today’s show. Here’s what’s goin down. New music coming your way from Christian Lloyd out of the Philippines, reppin' The Town, Guapdad 4000, and sisterly duo Ceraadi out of Los Angeles will be calling in to talk about their musical journey and share music from their latest EP Playlist. It’s all coming your way, let’s go!
1:04:18
November 28, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 48
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back with another week of heaters! On the show new music coming your way from Ron Velvet out of Los Angeles, Raydee from London, reppin Kiel, Germany, Swizzy Max is back with a brand new single, and your Heavy Rotation World Premiere is coming out of Los Angeles, Nieman has a really nice track we’re gonna drop for you first. In case you haven’t heard, Heavy Rotation is now on myxRADIO on DashRadio.com. Make sure you Download the dashradio app right now from wherever you get your apps. Heavy Rotation will be taking over myxRADIO every Wednesday at 5pm. Listen now!
1:02:59
November 22, 2019
Heavy Rotation: Filipino Hip Hop and R&B - Episode 47
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back on your radio. Welcome to the show! Exciting things happening at Heavy Rotation. 1. We are a few weeks closer to launching myxRADIO on Dashradio.com. If you haven’t heard the news Heavy Rotation will be one of the anchor shows on myxRADIO. It’s an online station that blends all the hits around the world. We will also be welcomed by Dash Radio's 12 million monthly subscribers. It’s gonna be lit, and we can’t wait. 2. This Monday, Heavy Rotation will be at the Clipper’s game in LA for Filipino Heritage Night. Jules Aurora will be singing the National Anthem, Inigo Pascual will be holding down the halftime show, and after the game, you can catch us ball up with P-LO, Kiana V, DJ Icy Ice, DJ Eman, Manila Killa, Dante Basco and more. 3. We’ve got so much music to hook you guys up with today.. I don’t think ya'll are ready though… On the show Apostol from London UK will be making his debut on the show along with the fam Russ Coson from San Jose, California, and repping Cebu City, Cebu Philippines, Mistah Lefty will be on the show with that fiya… And of course we have another Heavy Rotation World Premiere for you, this one is by 2 of the baddest women in the game right now, Nadine Lustre and Ruby Ibarra got that heat coming for you later on that show.
1:01:21
November 15, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 46 - Top Ten Countdown October 2019
Welcome to Heavy Rotation’s Top Ten Countdown for the month of October. We’re counting down the bangers of the month based on your votes and requests through our website heavyrotationshow.com and phones 502-501-HVRN. Last month Ruby Ibarra took the number one spot, and today we have a new number 1, who is it? Listen to the show to find out. We’ve got a few new artists debuting for the first time on the countdown, plus we have a new Heavy Rotation World Premiere for you by Junior vs. DJ Pleez so you don’t want to miss out.
39:25
November 8, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 45 with special guest Tracy Cruz
We are still celebrating Filipino American History Month here on Heavy Rotation and since this year’s theme is to celebrate Filipino American Women, our girl and long time friend, award winning R&B and Soul artist Tracy Cruz will be joining us on the show to talk about her journey with music. As always we will be hooking you up with new music. On the show you’re going to hear new music by Thea Cruz from Montreal Quebec, Canada, 16-year old singer/songwriter JZMN from the Bay Area, and Casta Troy from Vancouver, Canada will be on the show. Plus Your Heavy Rotation World Premiere is by Miss Ramonne from the Philippines!! 502-501-HVRN is our number for shouts and requests, and make sure you subscribe to our mailing list through our website www.heavyrotationshow.com. Big show coming your way! Listen now.
1:18:04
October 27, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 44
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back on the airwaves and we’ve got a ton of new music for you! 502-501-HVRN is the number to dial for your shouts and requests or you can log onto our website at Heavyrotationshow.com. Here we go, on the show you’ll hear new music from Rae Rosero out of Milpitas, CA, Drecat from San Diego, CA, and actress and R&B singer, Mica Javier from Manila Philippines will be on the show. We also have another Heavy Rotation World Premiere, and we are so excited to finally bring you new music from our fam in New York, Filipino-Canadian artist, Cyanne will be on the show! Press play and enjoy!
1:03:43
October 17, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 43 - Top Ten Countdown September 2019
Today is the debut and the return of Heavy Rotation’s Top Ten Countdown! We are counting down the hottest tracks of the month based on your votes and requests through our website Heavyrotationshow.com and through our phone lines 502-501-HVRN.  Who is number 1, well you have to listen to the show find out!
39:43
October 5, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 42
Are you guys ready to vibe with us for the next 60 minutes? We can’t wait to drop all this new music on you! First we gotta give some birthday love going out to a few of our favorite artists… Jessica Louise, Cyanne, M-Boogs, Inigo Pascual and DannieBoi. On the show, we’re going to bring you some of that boom bap flav from Gifted Youngstaz representing the Seattle Washington, and some nice R&B vibes from Kris Lawrence out of the Philippines and Teö out in the Cayman Islands repping the Philippines. We’re about to drop that feel good music on you right now. Turn up the volume and enjoy the show!
1:03:25
September 26, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 41 with special guest Rich Tu
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back at it again. Calling in from Brooklyn New York, He’s an Artist, Designer, Podcast host and he’s also the Vice President of Digital Design for MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo,  Rich Tu will be on the hotline talking about his First Gen Kicks he designed for the Nike By You Cultivator Project. Plus coming your way is brand new music from the Ylona Garcia from Manila and Maruxa Lynd from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Listen now.
1:11:04
September 19, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 40
Welcome to Heavy Rotation the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B! Today is kind of a big show for us because we’re celebrating the 20th episode (technically 40th) since we relaunched! And what a better way to celebrate than by hooking you up with new music from around the globe. On the show you’ll hear new music from XperiencingLife out of Vallejo and Antioch, CA, Jetter from Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, and making his debut on Heavy Rotation, Menon from Dubai UAE! Plus, we have another Heavy Rotation World Premiere!! This one comes from the Philippines and it’s by our bro, the Philippines’ King of R&B, Jay R will be blessing us on the show. Stop what you're are doing and press play!
1:00:05
September 12, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 39
Welcome to Heavy Rotation the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B! If this is the first time you’ve ever listened to our show, welcome, we are glad you are here. Plain and simple, we provide a platform for Filipino artists around the globe to come together and showcase their music in a 1-hour, weekly podcast. Our show is presented in a radio format and we always have guests that come through to talk about life, music, and the things that impact our community. Heavy Rotation is not for everyone… it’s a show for hip hop and R&B fans, music lovers, new music seekers, and for those who want an alternative to the norm. Together, we cultivate and foster the soundtrack for Filipino Urban Cultural expression. Now that you know what Heavy Rotation is, let’s get things started! On the show today, we’ve got brand new music from Cheesa out of Los Angeles, Romaliza from Long Beach, and representing the UK, Angeloumae. Plus we have a Heavy Rotation World Premiere coming all the way from Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines - Sadrhy, Mr. King Spade and Yamiboi will be on the show. You wanted a hot show, this one is going to be a heater. Listen Now!
1:02:59
September 5, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 38
Welcome to Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B!  We have a brand new episode coming your way! We’re gonna take you back with some classic Bambu, plus you’ll hear music from SKarm, Caitlin, Aero, Fatima Revne and more. Kicking things off is Lani Lux from New Jersey. Born in Hawaii, and raised in Jersey, her interest for music grew when she was a kid thanks to her parents who always played 80’s pop artists such as Whitney Houston to Chaka Demus & Pliers. Her latest single "We Go Beach" is a reflection of her commitment to staying true to her island, care-free roots, while her chill, angelic voice bridges the gap between her own style of genres such as “seductive trap”, “indie & R&b”, and “ghetto pop”. Press play now!
57:20
August 26, 2019
Heavy Rotation -Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 37 with special guest Inigo Pascual
It’s the World Premiere show on Heavy Rotation, Filipino hip hop and R&B. This week we are going to play all the songs we’ve World Premiered since our relaunch back in April. These are the songs you got to hear first on Heavy Rotation. On the show you'll hear music by Junior vs DJ Pleez, Swizzy Max, One Vo1ce, and more!  Plus, International R&B singer, songwriter, superstar, Inigo Pascual will be calling in to talk about his journey crossing over to US Mainstream radio, sharing a few of his latest singles, and talking about his goal of getting Tagalog at the grammies. Listen to Episode 37 now. Enjoy!
1:12:03
August 19, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 36 with special guest Czarina
Our good friend, singer and songwriter, Czarina, from Melbourne Australia calls in to Heavy Rotation to hang out and talk about her brand new album  "Stars". We're going to play a few tracks off the album, and she’s going to share some stories about her musical journey, tips on doing music full time while being a full time mommy, and how writing the album allowed her to grieve her mom’s passing. Also on the show, we’re hooking you up with brand new heaters from M_Boogs out of West Covina, CA, The Foundation ft Ver5e repping the Bay Area, and more. Tune in now to this week's episode on Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B.
1:15:49
August 15, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 35 with special guest Shaina Rae
R&B songstress, Shaina Rae from New York joins Heavy Rotation as this week's special guest to talk about her move to Los Angeles, the importance of community and talks about a few of her latests singles. Also on the show you'll hear new music from Rymeezee from San Francisco, CA and Shane Anja from the Philippines. Plus, we're dropping another Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Inigo Pascual from Manila, Philippines. Get all this and more on Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B. Listen now!
1:22:43
August 6, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 34 with special guest A-Rushh
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back on the airwaves this week with new music from Arianna Bernas from Philly, Lani Lux outta New Jersey, and Karin Melon from Oslo Norway. Plus we've got a Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Swizzy Max from Kiel, Germany, and we’ve got a special guest hanging out with us on the show, our boy A-Rushh from Los Angeles. He’s going to be choppin' it up with us on the show talking about music, life and sharing a few of his tracks for you. Listen now.
1:13:03
July 31, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 33
Welcome to Heavy Rotation the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B. If you’ve ever imagined a Hip Hop and R&B radio station where all the artists played are Filipino, then you’ve come to the right spot! We’ve got a hot one for you today. On the show you will hear new music by John Concepcion from Winnipeg, Canada, Inigo Pascual from Manila, Philippines, and Verse from San Jose, California. Plus your Heavy Rotation world Premiere comes out of Long Beach, California, Jessica Louise will be on the show! Press play now!
1:02:02
July 26, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 32
This is Heavy Rotation, the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B! Welcome to the show! Are you ready to get down with us today? We've got a lot of music to hook you up with. On the show you'll hear brand new music from Rey Resurreccion of San Jose, California, JanMarvin from Pittsburg, California, XperiencingLife from Daly City, California and your Heavy Rotation world premiere is from One Vo1ce from Vallejo, California. Yes, they are back! Press play now to hear all of this and more!!
1:04:03
July 16, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 31
Have you ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a music producer? Well today we are going to put 4 of the dopest producers to the test. We are bringing you Heavy Rotation’s first ever beat challenge… 1 sample, 4 producers, and challenge them to remix the sample, or create something entirely new. Up for the challenge we got KyleNBeats from LA, Remshot from San Diego, DiskoDave from Virginia Beach and Dex Beats from the bay area. You gotta make sure you stay tuned to hear what they come up with. Also on the show, we have new music for you by Klassy from Los Angeles, Alex Ritchie also from Los Angeles, and Jetter outta of Cebu Philippines. Listen now!!
1:05:30
July 10, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 30
This is Heavy Rotation the first and only global podcast for Filipino Hip Hop and R&B. It’s the first of the month and we’ve got a lot of heat to hook you up with today so let’s get thing movin'. On the show you'll hear new music from Ruby Ibarra from San Lorenzo California, Angelo from Manila, Philippines, from Honolulu Hawaii, Jehzan Exclusive, and your heavy rotation world premiere is by Flipgang from New Zealand. Listen to Episode 30 now!!
1:01:02
July 3, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 29
It’s officially summer here and the States and we’re about to get turnt up… But first we have big announcement - We’ve teamed up with MYX TV, Soul Hungry, and Barkada Hollywood to bring you Barkada Boogie every last Friday of the month in Los Angeles! Droppin' beats its Grace KTown, Allen Henyo, Aura, and Lonely Waves. Live performances Shaina Rae, K.Cero and a special surprise guest!! Doors open at 9:30 at Barkada Hollywood and portions of the proceeds will go toward school supplies and necessities for underprivileged children in the Philippines. So if you are in LA this Friday we hope to see you there! On the show new music from Elijvh from Moreno Valley California, holding it down in the bay Russ Coson will be on the show, making her debut on Heavy Rotation it’s Cheryl Tugade out of Singapore, plus your Heavy Rotation world premiere by K.Cero representing West Covina, California. Kick off your summer with Heavy Rotation!! Listen now.
59:20
June 25, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 28
This is the latest episode of Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B. Happy Belated Father's Day to all the fathers out there listening to our show. Summer is getting close things are about to get turnt up. This week we bring you fire from Kiana V of Manila, Philippines, MC Zuko from Los Angeles, Rapp also from the Philippines and a Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Marv featuring Knowa Lazarus and Aika Zabala. Listen to the show now to hear all of this a more!
1:01:09
June 18, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 27
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is here with a brand new episode. This week, on Wednesday, is Philippines Independence Day, the day the Philippines gained independence from Spain in 1898. Happy Philippines Independence Day to all Filipinos around the world. On this episode we have a ton of new music to play for you. You'll hear new music from Stephanie Lhui from Cebu, Vinsint from Winnipeg, Canada, and Fatima Revne from Bergen, Norway. We will also be dropping a Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Yung Rizzo out of San Jose, California. Plus listen in to hear details about the first annual Filipino Hip Hop and R&B State of the Union Address. Get all this and more by listening now.
59:18
June 10, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 26
Welcome to June Boom! Heavy Rotation is back and we have some heaters for you! To get you ready for the summer we have new music from Swizzy Max from Kiel, Germany, from the Bay to LA, new music from Junior vs. DJ Pleez, and from Cebu, Philippines, making his debut on Heavy Rotation is Drey with producer Yamiboi. Also on the show we have a Heavy Rotation world premiere by Markus, Inigo, Kyler, and Moophs with the first ever Tarsier Records family track. Get all this and more!! Listen now!
1:02:49
June 3, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 25
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back and we hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend with your friends and family. On the show this week, new music by Axla from Atlanta, Georgia, Felichi and Mat Olavides from Pasig and Uela from Manila, Philippines. Plus we have another Heavy Rotation World Premiere. This one is by Janel Marisse representing the Bay Area. All this and more as we get you closer to the summer. Press play now! 
1:02:03
May 27, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 24
Happy Hip Hop Appreciation Week from Heavy Rotation. As we close out the week, Heavy Rotation brings you an all hip hop show dedicated to our love for hip hop. On the show we'll take you on a short journey through the history of Filipino Hip Hop. Plus DJ Shortkut of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and Beat Junkies, DJ Kuttin Kandi of the 5th Platoon, and Beatbox champ, MC Zani from London are all here to shed some light on Filipino and hip hop culture. Also on the show we have new music by K!mmortal, Prometheus Brown, and GFAB. Press play now and don't miss this episode!
1:21:55
May 22, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 23
Happy belated Mother's Day to all the mom's out there from Heavy Rotation. We hope you had an amazing day! Coming up on this episode of Heavy Rotation, we're excited to bring you new music from Karin Melón from Oslo, Norway, A-Rushh and Cuja both representing Los Angeles, and a Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Ian Santillano from Hayward, Calfornia. Plus we're talking about the "Funniest thing your mom did to you in public." Get all of this and more, listen now! 
1:02:11
May 13, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 22
Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back with a new episode and this one is big! Coming up on the show we have new music by Vince Lucero from Cebu City, Cebu Philippines, New York's Frocious, and coming out of Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Rude Nala is on the show. And, we have a surprise! We have another Heavy Rotation World Premiere by Swizzy Max reppin' Germany. Press play now!
56:15
May 6, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B: Episode 21
Heavy Rotation is back with a new episode and a big announcement. We've teamed up with Traklife Radio in Los Angeles as a syndication partner! Now you can listen to Heavy Rotation on their online station every Friday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST. On the show, we have new music by Cloud King out of Queen City, Cebu, Caitlin representing New Jersey, and Los Angeles' own Rozen. Plus we have another Heavy Rotation world premiere by John Concepcion and Vinsint from Winnipeg Canada. You'll hear all this and more so press play now.
57:10
April 29, 2019
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B - Episode 20
Heavy Rotation - Filipino Hip Hop and R&B is back after a 10+ year break and it feels amazing! On the show this week we have brand new music by Kiana V, Miss Ramonne, and Shaina Rae. And, you get a chance to hear a Heavy Rotation exclusive! We will be doing a World Premiere of Junior vs DJ Pleez's newest track before anyone else. Listen Now!
1:00:54
April 24, 2019