Tattoo spearheads first ever passion forum: Trend Talks

Features local and international headliners led by renowned international act DJ Armin van Buuren
07:17 PM May 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—At this day and age where new knowledge is easily accessible, the premium of having information lies in those who are first to know. Always at the forefront of what is up and coming, Tattoo, the country’s leading mobile broadband launches Trend Talks.

The Trend Talks, led by the very people who set the trends, aims to stimulate an insightful exchange of ideas where local and international speakers, authorities in their respective fields, will share their expertise and discuss future trends.


On its first run, Trend Talks will delve deep into the evolution of music – the dance music in the Philippines, to be exact. With Globe Telecom’s launch of GoSURF and its partnership with one of the biggest music platforms, Spotify as premium content, there is no better time to explore the passion for music. With the rise of the different genres such as Electronic Dance Music (EDM) contemporary music derived from various inspirations.

Globe Senior Vice President for Broadband Business Gilbert Simpao and Globe VP for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business Dong Ronquillo

“The best musical events that Tattoo has thrown over the past years are not just for the sake of hosting events but to provide the perfect venue for Tattoo subscribers to express their passion for music as our way of giving back to them. Alongside the launch of our new product GoSURF with Spotify, we believe that music is the most engaging and stimulating of topics,” says Dong Ronquillo, Globe VP for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business.


A passion for sound

Instead of going the traditional route, Trend Talks will be equal parts talk and music. Not only will the headliners discuss the latest in dance music, they will also treat the crowd with special sets showcasing their own brand of sound.

Leading the roster of speakers is five-time top DJ in the world, DJ Armin van Buuren. Van Buuren, who is also topping a solo dance music concert the same night entitled “Armin Only Intense,” will be sharing his influential insights and international view on the evolution of dance music particularly in the progressive trance and uplifting trance genres.

Two of the speakers for Trend Talks, Ingo Vogelmann and Pav Parrotte

Opening for van Buuren are underground music influencers Ingo Voglemann and Pav Parrotte who are both prolific and experienced dance music artists whose singles and remixes have garnered critical and commercial acclaim.

Meanwhile, homegrown talent Nicky Jurado, with decades of experience on his belt, is slated to follow up with how EDM infuses sounds from the underground club scene to the mainstream.

DJs Katrina “Katzu” razon and Mikail

Katrina Razon and Mikail Schemm, both having travelled the world and immersed themselves in different cultures, sub-cultures and sounds, go back to their roots and explain why they ended up having a passion for music mixes and how their brand of sound incorporates elements from the underground.

Top local DJ Mars Miranda and business maverick Stephen Ku will take on the business side of music. They will expound on their own experiences in their chosen careers which aspiring musicians and producers, as well as entrepreneurs, can use as inspiration to succeed in the music business.


Finally, further enriching the local club scene are influences from across the globe brought about by international acts landing on our shores courtesy of Driven Manila’s Domini Primero and BigFish International’s Ricky Daker. They carry a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge on bringing in and managing international acts may it be in a massive arena or in an intimate club.

Ronquillo further enthuses, “Music is universal and perhaps the only language that can speak to every person in the world, no matter where they came from. It’s a form of communication that thrives in diversity and exists because of influences from different places and eras; and that’s in tune with the kind of connection that we at Tattoo aspire for.”

All the speakers for Trend Talks will also have their own Spotify playlist that the audience can view and follow. Check out the latest tracks the Trend Talks speakers have listened to when you get Spotify free on your tablets. Tattoo prepaid customers can subscribe to GoSURF50 with 250MB of data valid for 3 days with free access to Spotify.

The first edition of Trend Talks happened May 30, 2014, Friday at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino.

Official media partners are Magic 89.9 and Status Magazine.

Make your world sound wonderful with consumable mobile internet and all the music you want for free with GoSURF and Spotify. Register by texting GoSURF to 8888 or dial *143# and choose GoSURF. To know more about GoSurf and Spotify, visit

TOPICS: Globe Telecom, Mobile Broadband, tattoo, Trend Talks
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