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These are exciting times to be a musician. A million years ago when I was in a band, it was difficult to see a pathway towards being in music full time. It was the weird period of when it wasn’t clear what outlets to put music online, but at the same time, everyone was pirating music via Limewire.

Fast forward to today. There’s Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, etc. All these are very real ways for musicians to make money. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not easy, but the blueprint is there. If your music is good, there are avenues to get it out there, to get people to listen, to get clients to book you, to get attention, and to even get paid.

This was crystal clear to me after my interview with Carlisle Tabanera. He isn’t someone with a song who has lucked into having a huge hit. But if I were a betting man, I would put money on him. With the rate of his releases, it’s only a matter of time till one of his songs explodes in the mainstream. But despite not having a crazy hit song, he is still able to make a living in music.

Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t easy. Carlisle happens to be one of the most talented and hardworking music producers out there. You can’t control luck, but you can control hardwork. Carlisle’s output speaks for itself.

In this episode, we talk about the music middle class, his mistakes in the past, on DJs, on making a hundred songs, and the music community in Cebu.

Enjoy the podcast!


Light Me Up by Carlisle ft. Jessa Lucañas

HahahaHasula by Kurt Fick (CARLISLE Remix)

Linkin Park


Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Fall Out Boy

Garage Band

Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

Wessui Bacareza (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)


Relden Campanilla of route83

Sixthree Casual Wear

Ronda by Carlisle

Felipe Calinawan

Russell Manaloto (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Serum (synth)

Massive (synth)

KONTAKT (sample library)


Cattski (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Kurt Fick (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Lourdes Maglinte

Jude Gitamondoc (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Alex Lim (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Cheryl Alba-Pages

Anthony Feliciano


Fonzy (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Drop Decay




Light Me Up by Carlisle ft. Jessa Lucañas

Good Morning Cebu by Carlisle


Paolo dela Victoria

Chad Songalia

Where can you find Carlisle?

This podcast is brought to you by Qube Gallery. They are the premier art space in Cebu City and has been working with artists to initiate, create and showcase contemporary art and ideas.

Coming up next at Qube, beginning April 25th, 2019: three emerging artists team up for Camping Trip. Headlined by Reen Barrera, Terence (TRNZ) Eduarte and Jepoy Santos (Mister S), the show brings the artists’ childlike wonder to an expedition of fun.

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Artwork by Jon Ahmed Durano

 Carlo Villarica

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