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PARADISE RISING, 88rising release ‘semilucent 3’ in celebration of Filipino-American history month

PARADISE RISING, the Filipino imprint of the label 88rising, announces its imminent third compilation, “semilucent 3’. Made up of musicians in genres like hip-hop, pop, indie, and R&B, the new crop of talents brings the new Filipino sound to the world stage.

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The focus track, “DON’T WAKE ME UP” by DACEY is a beachy, dream-pop track describing the bitter and helpless feeling of a sweet love turned sour. Capturing a semilucent, sentimental daydream of a romance slipping between one’s fingertips, DACEY’s saccharine vocals are sure to have you singing along in your next seaside, sunset drive.


Vancouver-based Indie / Alt-R&B sensation DACEY (pronounced DA-SEE) leaves you captivated with their honest lyricism and flawless rhythm. Consisting of duo Dacey Andrada (lead singer) and Justin Tecson (guitar / keys), DACEY creates genre-fluid music using the sounds of alternative R&B, Neo-Soul, Jazz and Indie. Inspired by The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Anderson .Paak, DACEY produces forward-thinking, melodic stories through their music.

PARADISE RISING DACEYThe 4 track genre-blending compilation album showcases an impressive array of emerging Philippine artists. The tracks include DACEY – “DON’T WAKE ME UP”, Kristina Alcordo – “Senseless”, Cabu, “Go Back (feat Gabby Nacua)”, and 8rae’s “Panalo”. Collectively, “semilucent 3” embodies the individual artists’ Filipino heritage and culture.

“The Philippines and music go hand in hand, and there is such a vibrancy in the way talented young artists are emerging, and such a massive audience in love with music,” 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro said in a statement. “We want to support their voices, help them be heard, and bring music from the Philippines to a global audience.”


88rising’s Filipino sister label, PARADISE RISING is a platform that brings together emerging Filipino talents to the forefront of globall youth culture.

Launched in 2020, it has been instrumental in putting the Philippines on the global music map amid the pandemic with the debut mixtape “semilucent”. The mixtape featured five local artists who specialize in different music genres.

Determined to further push the Filipino story overseas, Ylona Garcia was signed to release back-to-back music and Guapdad 4000 for his 1176 full-length album. With a brand-new roster of talented artists, PARADISE RISING returned with a sophomore five-track EP “semilucent 2” in 2021 and on October 7th this year for “semilucent 3”.

Paradise Rising is determined to continue putting the spotlight on Filipino music and artists to establish them in the West and throughout the world.

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