Manila Creative Scenes Welcome 2023 at ‘New Year, New Scene’

SYQL Productions presents ‘New Year, New Scene,’ a one-of-a-kind gig and creatives’ fair that gathers the Manila creative scenes into one collaborative space. 

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Taking place at 123 Block, Mandaluyong on January 21st, ‘New Year, New Scene’ is a celebration of the diverse local art scenes as they make their comeback from over two years of lockdown. Indie production house, SYQL, has made it its mission to gather representation from as many scenes as possible.


From the local music scene, NYNS will feature performances by Munimuni, syd hartha, ena mori, Ciudad, SOS, and Paolo Sandejas. Electronic musicians PIKUNIN and dot.jaime from BuwanBuwan Collective and DJs SLEEPY PASTA and CHAIN MESSAGES from independent radio platform Manila Community Radio are also set to perform as ‘New Year, New Scene’ will be staged in partnership with the two collectives.


From the visual art scenes, illustrators awkwardbutable, KITA, betsy.cola, and jemima_grace_, and VFX & CGI artist Miko del Rosario will give short talks on their work and will run merchandise booths at the event proper. Photographer Michael Perfecto will also run a portrait booth at the event where gig-goers can have their photograph taken for free under professional lighting and direction by Perfecto. SYQL has also partnered with independent video production house Saint’s Production to produce a short documentary-style film about the one-of-a-kind gig that will be released post-event.


More niche creative communities will also have an opportunity to shine at ‘New Year, New Scene’: women-led spiritual community Celessya headed by Aly Dimaculangan of theblessedbhie will provide spiritual services and tools; small analog music businesses Acetate Music and Good Vibrations Records will set up shop to sell vinyl records and CDs respectively; and rising vegan coffeehouse Odd Cafe will sell specialty coffee at the event, representing the third-wave coffee community.


SYQL is an independent production house born out of a passion for the local music and art scenes.


This prod house envisions a gig culture that is accessible and collaborative, connecting the diverse Filipino creative scenes regardless of medium, genre, or inspiration.