Hailed as the gathering of world class lights and sounds royalties in one venue up in the steep mountain of Mt. Malasimbo in exciting Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, this year’s festival on its 5th year was one for the books!
I have heard of this annual festival and friend’s who went there before have only nice words for it.
To celebrate their 5th milestone year, the Malasimbo organizers decided to hold two fun weekends to signal early summer and celebrate the essence of lights, sounds and dance.
The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival held March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15, 2015.
International and local DJs alike gathered and showcased their spinning skills to the delight of their returning and first time festival guests from here and abroad.
DJs Kentaro, Hifana, Swindle, Katsu, Emel Rowe, Hana ACBD, Akisuda, Justin de Guzman, Curtismith, Manolet Dario,Cebu- based Womb, The After-School Special, Qelle, Br3aking Silence, Russ Ligtas, and Assembly Generals among others made the festival extra spicy special.
Dance were courtesy of the the Philippine All-Stars, Daloy Dance Company and my good friends Planet Zips Luminaries.
Perhaps considered as the highlight of the 2nd batch of music and dance festival was the Silent Disco presented by the amazing headsets of Tangram Philippines who specializes in providing silent events.
The crowd trooped to the Mangyan Village where the Silent Disco initially gathered 150 music lovers where a couple of DJs battled it out for the best set of various genre music. Each DJ was assigned a color each – blue and green. If one liked DJ blue’s music, they would just have to switch to its same color as the headset would also show the same color. Same thing when one opts for DJ green, its headset also turns green. How pretty and beautiful the combination looked like when these two colors were mixed among the crowd and the venue set to dim.
Most of the festival goers said it’s their first time to try silent disco and loved it! This type of “gathering” was first experimented in Europe and when it was noticed, slowly made its way to the US.
A good friend of mine (and Malasimbo Festival regular) who tried the Tangram headset said she appreciated the clarity of the sound and enjoyed every bit of instrumental detail and didn’t mind switching from one channel to another. Since the crowd was dominantly “silent”, one can throughly enjoy listening to the music more. She’d love to try the Tangram again this time a lot longer.
Malasimbo’s lights, music and dance were a perfect comibination to what the Tangram silent headsets had to offer. If you would like to try silent disco as an option, you can never go wrong using a Tangram unit.
Discover for yourself that “Silent is the New Loud”…
Watch out for Part 2 article where we will discuss the details of a Tangram headset unit.
**Tangram Silent Event Philippines invited selected bloggers to try out their headsets and evaluate its use and quality. Thank you for inviting and having us at Astig PH to witness the magic of Malasimbo Festival 2015 and your unique and entertaining silent disco headsets.