Monday, December 7, 2015

Repost from THESTANDARD.com.ph - Meet underrated producer-songwriter Rox Santos


Low profile, behind-the-scene geniuses often find themselves in the shadow of their illustrious work.
Roque “Rox” Balaoro Santos, in-house music producer and songwriter for giant record label Star Music, is one example -- an underrated achiever silently doing stuff only the real talented can.
That he scored two consecutive “Best Selling Album” plums from Awit Awards as producer makes him an industry dark horse.
As proven, Rox has the skill and passion to deliver the goods, guiding heartthrob Daniel Padilla to the top of the charts and record sales race through his work for the latter’s self-titled debut and 2014’s “DJP.” This year’s “I Heart You” also became a highly touted candidate for “Best Selling” nod.

Rox Santos
“I am in love with the art of creating records, writing songs, and bringing out the best in the artists I’m working with,” shares Rox who came on board in 2007 and fast-became a prolific record producer and songsmith from the talent-laden group ABS-CBN Creatives.
As songwriter, he co-wrote the phenomenal hit “Boom Panes” by comedian Vice Ganda, as well as the latter’s “Wag Kang Pabebe.” He also penned the radio favorites “Ngayong Alam Ko Na” by Liezel Garcia and “Now We’re Together” by Bailey May of Pinoy Big Brother fame.
The lists of musical artists he has handled and original songs he contributed for them to sing are proof of his strong grip on industry-level professionalism and pop sentimentality. He wrote “Pag-Ibig Ko’y Ikaw” for Martin Nievera, “Only With You” for Toni Gonzaga, “Sana Ngayon Ang Kahapon” for Angeline Quinto,” “Buhay Ko’y Ikaw” for Vina Morales, “Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan” for Juris Fernandez, among others.
With credential and credibility empowering his every step in the control room, Rox likewise spelled his magic touch in the field of movies, soaps, and TV commercials. He provided “Akin Ka Na Lang” for My Illegal Wife, “Karakaraka” for Bromance and the theme for The Amazing Praybet Benjamin.
For TV, he is behind the theme songs for Annaliza, The Love Story of Kang Chi, Pretty Man, I Do and others, having collaborated with singers Roel Manlangit, Kathryn Bernardo, Juris Fernandez and other noted voices and faces today. Several brands have also gained more grounds because of his talent, having crafted the main theme campaign for ABS-CBN mobile (“Unlimited and Free” by Daniel Padilla), jingle for Rejoice (“Gandang Filipina, Gandang Natural”), and that for Alaska (“Change for the Better”).
Rox points out, “The key is to not stop learning and be professional all the time. You can’t put in some half-baked material and hope they become hits. You quietly produce the hits. ”
The finished products under his care are almost always assured of making it to the hit parade. His decorated track record shows he can churn out albums that turn into gold and even platinum. Daniel Padilla’s DJP reached Platinum a staggering four times while the debut hit thrice; then the current year’s release already climbed to double Platinum status. Having said this, albums he produced for Richard Yap, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Vice Ganda, Xian Lim and Enchong Dee all reached the Platinum plateau.
Soundtrack and compilation albums Rox worked on mostly became Gold, too, like the Juan de la Cruz, Walang Hanggan, and Be Careful With My Heart soundtracks, as well as compilations of movie themes and past hits.
As a multi-awarded professional, Rox received a handful of Catholic Mass Media Awards, beginning with Best Inspirational Album trophy for May Bukas Pa (Conversations of Bro and Santino) during the Awards’ 2010 edition.
This year, he bagged the MYX Music Awards’ “Favorite Song of the Year” for Daniel Padilla’s “Simpleng Tulad Mo,” then collected trophies from the MOR Pinoy Music Awards after scoring Album of the Year for Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, Dance Hit of the Year for Enchong Dee’s Chinito Problems, and LSS Hit of the Year for “Boom Panes.”
At the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music, “Boom Panes” won Best Novelty Song of the Year, Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs was picked 2015 Compilation of the Year, and ADA The EDM Diva had been cited Best Dance Album.
Boom! Rox Santos is a real deal. And there you have the records to show.
http://www.thestandard.com.ph/showbitz/193804/meet-underrated-producer-songwriter-rox-santos.html

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Repost from INQUIRER.net - Meet underrated producer-songwriter Rox Santos

Low-profile, behind-the-scene geniuses often find themselves in the shadow of their illustrious work.
Roque “Rox” Balaoro Santos, in-house music producer and songwriter for giant record label Star Music, is one certified example—an underrated achiever silently doing stuff only the real talented can.
That he scored two consecutive “Best Selling Album” plums from Awit Awards as producer makes him an industry dark horse.

“I am in love with the art of creating records, writing songs, and bringing out the best in the artists I’m working with,” shares Rox who came on board in 2007 and fast-became a prolific record producer and songsmith from the talent-laden group ABS-CBN Creatives.
As songwriter, he co-wrote the phenomenal hit “Boom Panes” by comedian Vice Ganda, as well as the latter’s “Wag Kang Pabebe.” He also penned the radio favorites “Ngayong Alam Ko Na” by Liezel Garcia and “Now We’re Together” by Bailey May of Pinoy Big Brother fame.
The lists of musical artists he has handled and original songs he contributed for them to sing are proof of his strong grip on industry-level professionalism and pop sentimentality.
He wrote “Pag-Ibig Ko’y Ikaw” for Martin Nievera, “Only With You” for Toni Gonzaga, “Sana Ngayon Ang Kahapon” for Angeline Quinto,” “Buhay Ko’y Ikaw” for Vina Morales, “Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan” for Juris Fernandez, among others.
With credential and credibility empowering his every step in the control room, Rox likewise spelled his magic touch in the field of movies, soaps, and TV commercials.
He provided “Akin Ka Na Lang” for “My Illegal Wife,” “Karakaraka” for “Bromance” and the theme for “The Amazing Praybet Benjamin.”
For TV, he is behind the theme songs for “Annaliza,” “The Love Story of Kang Chi,” “Pretty Man,” “I Do” and others, having collaborated with singers Roel Manlangit, Kathryn Bernardo, Juris Fernandez and other noted voices and faces today.
Several brands have also gained more grounds because of his talent, having crafted the main theme campaign for ABS-CBN mobile (“Unlimited and Free” by Daniel Padilla), jingle for Rejoice (“Gandang Filipina, Gandang Natural”), and that for Alaska (“Change for the Better”).
Rox points out, “The key is to not stop learning and be professional all the time. You can’t put in some half-baked material and hope they become hits. You quietly produce the hits. ”
True enough, the finish products under his care are almost always assured of making the hit parade. His decorated track record shows he can churn out albums that turn into gold and even platinum.
Daniel Padilla’s “DJP” reached Platinum a staggering four times while the debut hit thrice; then the current year’s release already climbed to double Platinum status. Having said this, albums he produced for Richard Yap, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Vice Ganda, Xian Lim and Enchong Dee all reached the Platinum plateau.
Soundtrack and compilation albums Rox worked on mostly became Gold, too, like the “Juan Dela Cruz”, “Walang Hanggan’,” and “Be Careful With My Heart” soundtracks, as well as compilations of movie themes and past hits.
As a multi-awarded professional, Rox received a handful of Catholic Mass Media Awards, beginning with Best Inspirational Album trophy for “May Bukas Pa (Conversations of Bro and Santino)” during the Awards’ 2010 edition.
This year, he bagged the MYX Music Awards’ “Favorite Song of the Year” for Daniel Padilla’s “Simpleng Tulad Mo,” then collected trophies from the MOR Pinoy Music Awards after scoring “Album of the Year” for “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs,” “Dance Hit of the Year” for Enchong Dee’s “Chinito Problems,” and “LSS Hit of the Year” for “Boom Panes.”
At the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music, “Boom Panes” won Best Novelty Song of the Year, “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs was picked “2015 Compilation of the Year”, and “ADA The EDM Diva” had been cited “Best Dance Album.”
Boom! Rox Santos is a real deal. And there you have the records to show.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano's Wedding Reception Photos #LATEPOST

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano's Wedding Reception Photos #LATEPOST #PerfectTogether

 

 The Reception!
 The Bosses

 Direk Weng, Alex Gonzaga, Roxy Liquigan, Jonathan Manalo & Rox Santos

  Direk Weng, Alex Gonzaga, Roxy Liquigan, Jonathan Manalo & Rox Santos


Toni and her Father








 Mommy Pinty
 Toni and Paul

 Toni and Paul



 Toni and Paul
 Toni and Paul



 Toni and Paul


 Toni and Paul

 Toni and Paul


 Toni and Paul



 Toni and Paul





 Lea salonga



Toni and Paul

 Toni and Paul



 Toni and Paul

 Direk Paul Soriano, Toni Gonzaga and Roque Santos


  Direk Paul Soriano, Toni Gonzaga and Roque 'rox" Santos

 Charo Santos Concio
  Charo Santos Concio talking


 manny pacquiao

 manny pacquiao
 manny pacquiao


 manny pacquiao



  Direk Paul Soriano, Toni Gonzaga and Roque Santos




 Toni and Paul doing the tradition...slicing the wedding cake

  Toni and Paul

  Toni and Paul





 Rox santos, Jonathan Manalo, Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano, Mj, Mico

  Rox santos, Jonathan Manalo, Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano, Mj, Mico




 Fabulous Reception!
  Fabulous Reception!




 Alex Gonzaga Talking about her Ate Tin

 Toni is crying....


  Toni is crying....


 Alex is crying too...


  Touching message of Alex to her Ate Tin



 

 Even Paul is crying :(



 Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception

  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception

  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception

  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception

  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception



Full Of ROSES!


The Entrance To The Reception



  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception
  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception


So Elegant and Classy!


Wedding Souvenirs


Toni and Paul #PerfectTogether


  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception



  Rox Santos at Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Reception