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Sound and Visual: Giraffage Live in Manila

Sound and Visual: Giraffage Live in Manila


Mayee Gonzales September 13, 2018 Music & Culture

It’s not his first time in Manila but Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, made sure to put up a one-of-a-kind show last September 7 for Moonbeats Asia at Black Market.

Based in San Francisco, Giraffage charmingly took the stage as if he has been there before. Tall and dressed in a wrinkly brown shirt, he first acknowledged the crowd—a sheepish greeting of sorts—before dominating the decks with his dreamy synth-pop beats. Giraffage started his two-hour set with a mix of pop tunes, making the crowd crazy and somewhat nostalgic. He then transitioned to selected tracks from his renowned album “Needs” and his latest EP “Too Real,” which was released under Counter Records in 2017.

Apart from his music and cool aesthetic onstage, what made Giraffage’s show more interesting was his choice of visuals. Karaoke-inspired lyrics, WordArt, and shooting images of emojis, cats, and roses flashed right before the audience’s eyes, allowing them to further experience the producer’s sound and style. It was a feast for the ears and the eyes, proving Giraffage worthy of his success not only in Asia but also in the US. It may take a while for him to return to Manila, but we’re already looking forward to what he can offer.

Giraffage Live in Manila was supported by Lane, Youngsleepyboi, Butta B, and Bedspacer.

See photos from the show below.

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Giraffage Live in Manila was presented by Black Market and Moonbeats Asia. Founded in 2014, Moonbeats Asia is an independent boutique company established by two music cosmonauts specializing in artist bookings, event branding, show production, and tour management in Asia. Based in Singapore, the company hosts and curates electronic music live shows and events, delivering the freshest artists of the season to local and regional grounds, where they aim to share and (re)create moments with like-minded and passionate individuals in the ever-expanding music community.