A multi-Talented Record Producer / Arranger / Composer / Musician / Artist / that had been in the local Underground Club Circuit since '93. started as a B-boy (breakdancer) he is one of the pioneers of bboying since late 80’s as a young bboy.then became an emcee in the early 90’s then became a soul funk r&b rap singer on the late 90’s then became a renaissance of music in 2000.
Inherited his Fathers' Jazz Influenced since his Dads' fame back in the 60's the magnificent Pioneer of Jazz Stand-Up duo Pat Salem and Dinky doo Sr. He released His First long awaited Debut Solo Album in May 2004 released under "Warner Music Philippines" self entitled "It's meant to be like that!" one of the most eclectic major released album in the Philippines in 2004.
And on the 18th Annual Awit Awards 2005 He was awarded for the following Categories: Best RAP, Best Alternative/World Music, and Best Jazz He shared the Best Male Performer of the Year with Gary V. All of his works are self –written, self-recorded and self-produced.He also produced a couple of famous Filipino music artists like Nina, Kyla, Luke Mejares, Dice and K9, Hi-C and D-coy.
In 2006 He started working at HIT PRODUCTIONS one the most prestige and renowned Production House of Advertising in the Philippines. Where he got discovered by Mike Villegas, Alan Feliciano, Brian Cua and Boss Vic and He was hired as a composer / musician / arranger for commercials. He scored most of the biggest corporate clients in advertising such as Nestea,Nescafe,Creamsilk,Jollibee,Mazda,San Miguel Beer, Sky Cable,Citreon,Nesvita,Globe Telecom, Smart Telecom, Hush Puppies, Bingo Cookies, Alaska Milk,Rexona body Spray and the lists goes on. His biggest commercial jingle Project in 2006 was the Remarkable NESCAFE Campaign jingle that is still being used in all the NESCAFE TV ADS up to this time.
He's first major collaboration track made it on a #1 Hollywood Movie in 2006 Soundtrack of "Step Up" the Movie the song " U must B" along with Gina Rene of Soulstice where Artstrong originally co-wrote the words and music of the soundtrack itself and released his version dated 2004 two years before the movie released in 2006.
He also worked with Keith Martin in 2007 Production called “the projex” where they produced local artists in the Philippines in all types of genre.Artstrong also worked with Rey Valera along with Dcoy in VIVA AMERASIA recording studio. He opened up for “NAS” one of the most renown Rap Icon in the U.S. on October 2008 at the impact arena stadium in Bangkok Thailand along with his crew the “BEATMATHICS” where they represent and was chosen as ASIAs’ most favourite hip-hop group in the Community after performing their biggest song that made Philippines proud “Pambansang Kamao” a song produced by Artstrong and a tribute to “Manny Paquiao” that is now recognized by all Filipinos Worldwide. Artstrong is also the very first Filipino Hip-hop Producer from the Philippines that was featured in 2007 Issue of “XXL SCRATCH” a Magazine strictly for Record Hip-hop Producers in the U.S. and was ranked as a Track Star Hip-hop Producer. A Renaissance man whose jazzy inflected tracks helped him win various AWIT AWARDS ( A Filipino Music Awards Equivalent to Grammy).
In 2009 He appeared to indorse "Sting" Energy Drink for their TV AD. And this 2010 He’s still indorsing “Sting" Energy Drink. Recently he was chosen by “PARI’” (Philippine Association of the Recording Industry) to judge for the year 2010th ANNUAL AWIT AWARDS, on May 2010 He Facilitated as Music Scorer for the Presentation of the U.S.-R.P. Hip-hop Happy Summer camp in Mt. Makiling, Laguna. A project of the U.S embassy, Ballet Philippines and CCP where all the selected youth from all the regions of the Philippines LUZON, VISAYAS and MINDANAO joined to learn some of the basic and advance hip-hop workshop.
In 2011 He became a part of a show in GMA Network Channel 7 every Sunday called “Party Pilipinas where he get to showcase his talent in singing and performing Live on TV.Along the Performances on TV with the big house hold names of the Network. He had also produced a few songs and performed with Rachelle Anne Go, Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona, Sarah Labhati and Jaya.
Artstrong specializes skill improvement program in singing, song writing and music arranging or music production. Now He dedicate his Line of Music back to Rasta Roots Music and Reggae and also a co-founder of “ITAL RASTA YARD” a Food,Arts and Music Place for the Rasta Community based in the Philippines.He also is a part of Tropical Depression Band together with Papadom along joined the B-Side Irie Sunday Massive Movement. During He’s session with Tropical Depression Band
They became a part of SILENT FILM FESTIVAL held at the Shangri-La Mall Edsa. Along with JAPAN Foundation. They Played the Old Classic 1932 Movie in Japan entitled “I Was Born But..." Directed by Ozu Yasujiro.2012 Music by Tropical Depression (PHIL) version.
2012 He been active performing every Sunday with Selectors Red-I Sound, Soul Flower, Don-P from Philippines, Big Answer Sound from Japan (Takashi,Tatsuki) and Emcee Ras Taro. Spreading the good vibe
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