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Kulay – Vibestation

Kulay formed in 1991. Boom Dayupay (born Lino) returned that year to the Philippines from Canada, where he had worked the club scene in Vancouver as a DJ. Joining Dayupay was girlfriend/singer Jeannie Oakman. The two formed Kulay, which means “color” in Tagalog, the Philippines’ national language. An audition brought local female vocalist Radha Cuadrado.

Kulay signed to OctoArts/EMI, a joint venture between local label OctoArts and EMI, and released their debut album, 100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma, in 1995. Dayupay composed and arranged nearly all the material (there was a cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”), and also produced the album, a process followed in all of Kulay’s releases.

100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma contained a myriad of rhythm & blues styles, including rap, soul, and old-school R&B. However, despite the inclusion of several soulful, presumably radio-friendly songs in the traditional “verse-chorus-verse” structure, as requested by the label, the album failed to hit.

Flavour of da Moment was released in 1996, and though a fine outing, containing heavier doses of rap and funk, it lacked the overall charm and energy of the first album. It also did not sell well, according to the label (there are no album charts or SoundScan in the Philippines).

Kulay then signed with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines (SMEP) and was placed on the Dance Pool label, operated out of Sony’s European regional office in the United Kingdom. In August of 1997, Kulay released Vibestation, again encompassing many rhythm & blues styles, but this time emphasizing funk. Vibestation is an outstanding effort, and sets the standard for hip-hop in the Philippines.

Sadly, however, founding member/singer Jeannie Oakman passed away in September of 1997 after an epileptic seizure. Kulay nearly disbanded, but then recruited female vocalist Angel Jones, an American of Philippine ancestry.

Kulay – Chapter What?!

Kulay formed in 1991. Boom Dayupay (born Lino) returned that year to the Philippines from Canada, where he had worked the club scene in Vancouver as a DJ. Joining Dayupay was girlfriend/singer Jeannie Oakman. The two formed Kulay, which means “color” in Tagalog, the Philippines’ national language. An audition brought local female vocalist Radha Cuadrado.

Kulay signed to OctoArts/EMI, a joint venture between local label OctoArts and EMI, and released their debut album, 100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma, in 1995. Dayupay composed and arranged nearly all the material (there was a cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”), and also produced the album, a process followed in all of Kulay’s releases.

100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma contained a myriad of rhythm & blues styles, including rap, soul, and old-school R&B. However, despite the inclusion of several soulful, presumably radio-friendly songs in the traditional “verse-chorus-verse” structure, as requested by the label, the album failed to hit.

Flavour of da Moment was released in 1996, and though a fine outing, containing heavier doses of rap and funk, it lacked the overall charm and energy of the first album. It also did not sell well, according to the label (there are no album charts or SoundScan in the Philippines).

Kulay then signed with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines (SMEP) and was placed on the Dance Pool label, operated out of Sony’s European regional office in the United Kingdom. In August of 1997, Kulay released Vibestation, again encompassing many rhythm & blues styles, but this time emphasizing funk. Vibestation is an outstanding effort, and sets the standard for hip-hop in the Philippines.

Sadly, however, founding member/singer Jeannie Oakman passed away in September of 1997 after an epileptic seizure. Kulay nearly disbanded, but then recruited female vocalist Angel Jones, an American of Philippine ancestry.

Kulay – Flavour of Da Moment

Kulay formed in 1991. Boom Dayupay (born Lino) returned that year to the Philippines from Canada, where he had worked the club scene in Vancouver as a DJ. Joining Dayupay was girlfriend/singer Jeannie Oakman. The two formed Kulay, which means “color” in Tagalog, the Philippines’ national language. An audition brought local female vocalist Radha Cuadrado.

Kulay signed to OctoArts/EMI, a joint venture between local label OctoArts and EMI, and released their debut album, 100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma, in 1995. Dayupay composed and arranged nearly all the material (there was a cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”), and also produced the album, a process followed in all of Kulay’s releases.

100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma contained a myriad of rhythm & blues styles, including rap, soul, and old-school R&B. However, despite the inclusion of several soulful, presumably radio-friendly songs in the traditional “verse-chorus-verse” structure, as requested by the label, the album failed to hit.

Flavour of da Moment was released in 1996, and though a fine outing, containing heavier doses of rap and funk, it lacked the overall charm and energy of the first album. It also did not sell well, according to the label (there are no album charts or SoundScan in the Philippines).

Kulay then signed with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines (SMEP) and was placed on the Dance Pool label, operated out of Sony’s European regional office in the United Kingdom. In August of 1997, Kulay released Vibestation, again encompassing many rhythm & blues styles, but this time emphasizing funk. Vibestation is an outstanding effort, and sets the standard for hip-hop in the Philippines.

Sadly, however, founding member/singer Jeannie Oakman passed away in September of 1997 after an epileptic seizure. Kulay nearly disbanded, but then recruited female vocalist Angel Jones, an American of Philippine ancestry.

Kulay – 100, 000 Pesos Worth of Karma

Kulay formed in 1991. Boom Dayupay (born Lino) returned that year to the Philippines from Canada, where he had worked the club scene in Vancouver as a DJ. Joining Dayupay was girlfriend/singer Jeannie Oakman. The two formed Kulay, which means “color” in Tagalog, the Philippines’ national language. An audition brought local female vocalist Radha Cuadrado.

Kulay signed to OctoArts/EMI, a joint venture between local label OctoArts and EMI, and released their debut album, 100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma, in 1995. Dayupay composed and arranged nearly all the material (there was a cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”), and also produced the album, a process followed in all of Kulay’s releases.

100,000 Pesos Worth of Karma contained a myriad of rhythm & blues styles, including rap, soul, and old-school R&B. However, despite the inclusion of several soulful, presumably radio-friendly songs in the traditional “verse-chorus-verse” structure, as requested by the label, the album failed to hit.

Flavour of da Moment was released in 1996, and though a fine outing, containing heavier doses of rap and funk, it lacked the overall charm and energy of the first album. It also did not sell well, according to the label (there are no album charts or SoundScan in the Philippines).

Kulay then signed with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines (SMEP) and was placed on the Dance Pool label, operated out of Sony’s European regional office in the United Kingdom. In August of 1997, Kulay released Vibestation, again encompassing many rhythm & blues styles, but this time emphasizing funk. Vibestation is an outstanding effort, and sets the standard for hip-hop in the Philippines.

Sadly, however, founding member/singer Jeannie Oakman passed away in September of 1997 after an epileptic seizure. Kulay nearly disbanded, but then recruited female vocalist Angel Jones, an American of Philippine ancestry.