On the Lookout: These Are the Music Houses and Labels That Produced Your Life’s Anthem

Maria Romero
PUBLISHED September 20, 2018 09:04 am
Art by Dani Elevazo.

It’s always been fascinating how music unites people of different backgrounds. But what’s even awe-inspiring is how musicians weave words and melodies to produce songs that became our life’s anthem. Sometimes we may even ask ourselves: How did they wax such records? Does Manila have that top-notch recording place and label?

Truth is yes, Metro Manila is a swamp of rising independent music houses and labels. No wonder why our music scene continues to flourish than ever before.

Yellow Room Music Philippines

7th Floor - Unit J, Westgate Tower Condominium, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Yellow Room Music is an Independent Record Label, Recording & Rehearsal Studio and Music School for both professional and amateur musicians. Since 2013, they have produced songs for Blue Jeans Junkie, One Click Straight, and Paraluman to name a few. Their 2018 artists roster includes the likes of Mayonnaise, Mojofly, Southern Lights, There’s Era, and Tonight We Sleep.

Did you know that your favorite indie tear-jerking song “Sorrys and Goodbyes” by Banna Harbera is also produced by Yellow Room?

Tower of Doom
4th Floor Armon Bldg., cor. Anonas & Kamias Rd., Brgy. East Kamias, Quezon City

Tower of Doom, Inc. began in the summer of 2002 as a home-based digital recording studio. In 2005, they started accumulating warm and loyal following among indie artists and groups. Until in 2005, their official recording studio in Quezon City was established. Tower of Doom helps Pinoy musicians to showcase the best they have to offer by providing them with practical recording and music marketing solutions.

As an entrenched music production house, they have produced songs for big-league bands such as Sponge Cola, Kamikazee, Urbandub, and Franco including the ultimate road trip song “Better Days”.

WombWorks Audio Production

3rd Floor Clarion Bldg. #194 A. Bonifacio Ave. Brgy, Tañong, Marikina

WombWorks Audio Production builds themselves to be a staple of music recording in the Philippines. They cater services for the newcomers too to help them create a name for themselves and shape the sound of the future generation.

They have produced our favorite makata singer Johnoy Danao’s “Buntung-Hininga”.

La Balls Studios
132 amorsolo, Alexander house bldg, room 401, Makati City

La Ball Studios is managed by couple Ricca and Nicholas Lazaro. This house prides itself in producing songs that will tinge your hearts just like Lions and Acrobat’s “Mundane” album and some of Cheat’s songs like “Drunk”. This independent house is definitely going to be the next big production house in the Metro.

Did you know that three of this year’s Music Matter’s Live PH representatives Clara Benin, Over October, and Gracenote are produced by La Balls?

Over October’s “Never Stop” is La Balls’ first ever produced song that reached more than a million plays in Spotify.

Wide Eyed Records

Wide Eyed Records champions the indie music scene by producing songs that would allow their artists to be individually successful without compromising their musical integrity. They thus put out quality music more than anything else so as to attract and hold audiences’ attention. Currently they have Ang Bandang Shirley, Halik Ni Gringo, Oh, Flamingo!, We Are Imaginary, and Rusty Machine under their label.

O/C Records

Brainchild of one of the music scene’s power couple Kean Cipriano and Chynna Ortaleza, O/C Records is a months old music production house that prides itself in connecting diverse people through music.

So far, this production house has produced Unique Salonga’s acclaimed “Grandma” album featuring tracks like “Midnight Sky”, “Sino”, and “OZONE”.

Whether a rookie or veteran in the circuit, there’s always a place for everyone whose passion speaks for their craft. If you feel like recording a new song, you can always go to these houses. Who knows, your first song may even be given birth at a place where your life’s anthem was produced. 



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