Vex Ruffin - Mabuhay Boy
I'm really digging this fresh track from Vex Ruffin! Right from the start the beat punches in alongside a steady bass line. It's quite a solid groove and easy to get lost in the whole combo of intricate percussive elements, crunchy beats, and retro-like vocals. The single comes off of his third Stones Throw LP LiteAce Frequency, a collection of songs influenced by 70s Manila Sound and Pinoy soul. Other ingredients include Japanese funk, Brazilian sounds, and hip-hop. “At my age, you start to reflect,” Vex says, “I’m going back to my roots, channelling that time, mixing nostalgia with how I am right now."