A House Music Renaissance Begins
(As published in Manila Standard Today - F
eb 6, 2010)
It was all clear blue skies and gentle breezes last Sunday afternoon when Jojo Flores performed poolside at the Mandarin Oriental, Manila. A native Filipino raised in Montreal, Canada, and one of the top international house music DJs in the world, Jojo Flores took the city by storm and wowed the city’s trendsetters as they danced, sang, and even swam into the night. “It’s been a long time coming and Jojo’s finally here,” said Passion’s Kristian Hernandez who co-organized the event along with his partner Gusty Au and MUSIC & WINE’s Elian Habayeb and Ines Cabarrus. “This is the beginning of a house music renaissance for Manila that Jojo Flores is igniting,” he said with a proud grin.
From the looks of it, Hernandez is right. Jojo Flores’s trip to Manila has brought an unprecedented number of serious house-he