MYXclusive: GLOC-9 Returns To Form In "Rotonda" EP!
Clocking at just over 21 minutes, Gloc-9's new EP Rotonda is his 20th year anniversary offering. It's the latest milestone from this month's MYX Headliner who has renewed ties with Universal Records.
The six-track EP also marks Gloc-9's return to form as he cultivates fresh stories to share to his loyal fans. "Yung Rotonda is an EP na sobrang natuwa ako sa bawat kanta, kasi dumating sa’kin paisa-isa, and parang nung nabuo ko ‘yung lima, sakto siya do’n sa gusto kong i-discuss na mga bagay na hindi ko pa napag-usapan sa ibang album," he said.
Gloc-9 officially launched the EP last November 4 at Eastwood Central Plaza. He also got the chance to meet and greet his fans who bought the album.
We got the chance to listen the whole album! Here are the tracks in a nutshell:
Gloc-9 never forgets where he came from. It's a about conquering adversaries and intrigues while looking back to the past and recalling how he started.
A collaboration with singer Mike Luis, the lead single is about a relationship which has turned cold as ice. “Tungkol sa isang babae na ang kanyang puso ay parang ice tubig,” he said.
The 40-year old rapper is known for tackling social issues in his songs. He tapped the band Agsunta for the refreshing track which is simply about the life of a typical working-class Filipino here in the Metro.
“Mamang Poser Skit”
The filler skit about a pseudo rapper will prepare you for the next track.
Way before "Lodi" became a thing, Gloc-9 already released songs like "Silup” and “Atik Laham”. This one is actually “Meron” spelled backwards. He collaborates with Abbadon and Shanti Dope in this impactful track about the war on drugs which Gloc-9 considers as one of his favorites from the EP.
Featuring Joey Ayala, the title track is packed with eye-opening stories about life and social inequalities. “Pauulit-ulit ang eksena, kahit bago ang yugto. Sa palabas na ang bida ang paghihirap at buno, sa araw-araw na maraming sikmurang kumukulo.”
While Gloc-9 can't believe that he got the chance to work with the OPM icon again, his young collaborators also feel the same way about him. "High school pa lang ako lagi ko na siya napapakinggan. Lagi ko pang inaantay ang mga music videos niya sa MYX, doon ako nau-update sa mga songs niya", recalled Klumcee who produced "Ice Tubig" and "Norem". Likewise, 16-year old rapper Shanti Dope is grateful for the chance to work with his "Master Gloc".
Rotonda is now out in record stores and digital platforms!
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