MUSIC AND WINE is Manila's premier Saturday social event held weekly at the city's top bar Martinis, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Hosted by DJ Elian Habayeb and wine expert Ines Cabarrus, the party is known for its loungy deep house music and the beautiful wines it features, as well as its quirky signature cocktails that attract the city's trendsetters every weekend.
In 2010, the critically acclaimed internet radio show [MUSIC & WINE Radio] evolved into a weekly 3-hour program on Manila's Smooth Jazz Authority 106.7 Dream FM, broadcasting nationally on various frequencies including Davao, Laoag, Boracay (97.3), and General Santos (93.5).
Just like the podcast, you get a good mix of soul, jazz, funk, and deep house music, mixed by Elian and hosted by Ines. The show features weekly guest music mixes by some of the best DJs in the business from around the world, including Jojo Flores (Montreal), Jazzy Jeff (Philadelphia), Jazzanova (Berlin), Julius the Mad Thinker (Chicago), Brent Crampton (Omaha), Mr. Nugget (UK), Marshall Boardman (Tokyo), DJ Spinna, Tommy Bones, Ed Dunn, Nickodemus, Master Kev, E-Man & Doc Link (NYC), and many many more. The show also features some of the best talent Manila has to offer.
Tune in every Saturday night from 9pm to midnight to get your weekly dose of modern lounge music.
Yacht Rock Special. Elian. Episode 126
Once in a while, we like to slightly deviate from our "bread and butter". Here's something perfect for your next cook out ;)
Swept Away. Elian. Strictly Jazz. Episode 125
We're getting a ton of excellent feedback on our Strictly Jazz series of music sets. Here's a fresh new one for you :)
Dear Limmertz. Elian. Episode 124
A new eclectic set to help you get your groove on
Wherever You Are // Strictly Jazz // Elian // Episode 123
Here's a new Strictly Jazz episode for your listening pleasure
01 Griot. Jeremy Pelt
02 Carry Christ Wherever You Are. Jeremy Pelt
03 Stardust. Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker
04 Montara. Harvey Mason
05 Zambian Offertory. Jesse Ryan, Joanna Majoko
06 Place in My Heart. Taylor McFerrin
07 Touched by an Angel. Joel Ross
08 Midnite-daylight. Nate Smith
09 Welcome to the Hills. Yussef Dayes, Charlie Stacey
10 Lonely Girl. Earl Klugh Trio
11 Sisters of Arequipa. Nils Landgren Funk Unit
12 Bye Bye Blackbird. Ron Carter
13 A Seat at the Table. Jeremy Pelt
14 The Thing We Did Last Summer. Freddie Hubbard
Quincy // Elian // Episode 122
Feeling me some Quincy Jones this month. Here's a tribute set :)
01 Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me. Quincy Jones
02 Manteca. Quincy Jones
03 I Can't Help It. Michael Jackson
04 Soul Bossa Nova. Quincy Jones
05 One Hundred Ways
06 Ai No Corrida. Quincy Jones
07 Baby, Come To Me. Patti Austin, James Ingram
08 Moanin'. Quincy Jones
09 Sax In The Garden. Quincy Jones
10 What's Going On. Quincy Jones
11 I'm Yours. El DeBarge
12 The Dude. Quincy Jones
13 Turn On The Lamplight. Quincy Jones
14 Stuff Like That. Quincy Jones
15 You Put A Move On My Heart. Tamia
16 Velas. Quincy Jones
17 Superwoman. Patti Austin
18 Setembro. Quincy Jones
19 Tomorrow. Tevin Campbell
20 Sanford & Son Theme. Quincy Jones
21 Eyes Of Love. Quincy Jones
Les Nuits // Elian - Episode 121
2021 has had a rough start, but overall, I think everyone is looking optimistically to the future. Now that the vaccine has been approved, it's just a matter of time before enough people are vaccinated, and the world finally moves on. Whether it takes a year or two is a matter of semantics. One thing is for sure: the end of the madness is within striking distance.
Our hearts go out to those how lost loved ones and to those who lost businesses or jobs due to the pandemic. However, there has got to be some silver linings we can identify and even celebrate. For example, every one of us has learned some new coping mechanisms that we can now add to our toolbox of resilience. We have learned to get work done easier, or to no longer need to go to the office anymore. For millions, the hours wasted every day have just become a thing of the past. It seemed impossible for so many years to avoid sitting in traffic daily for an extended period of time. It seemed inevitable, something we'd need to learn to deal with and accept for the rest of our lives. Yet, in some of the most populous cities in the world, the bi-product of this exercise of lockdowns has turned out to be the eradication of traffic problems that are so bad, that they used to plague their populations and render their lives discouragingly frustrating.
And without much fanfare, a major leap for mankind has taken place. The phenomenon may not be discussed very much to speak of in the media, yet it is one that is not lost on the residents of major cities from Sao Paolo, and L.A. to Johannesburg, Jakarta and Manila: traffic problems have been virtually solved. And this all happened with little to no capital spent on infrastructure.
The big lesson here is that many of our society's most seemingly insurmountable problems can be solvable if we were to simply reorganise our priorities and think outside the box.
And even though we are still at the dawn of the digital age, where every action is becoming recorded and remembered, there are nevertheless major breakthroughs for the specie happening at an unprecedented pace. The fact that pretty much everyone can talk to each other, that everyone can find pretty much any business they are searching for, the fact that every person can find any destination effortlessly, the fact that any product can be sold to anyone, without the need for the seller to rent a store, the fact that you never have to leave your house anymore to eat any food out there on the menu of just about any restaurant, the fact that you can now meet with anybody without driving to see them... many of these new realities have become fully adopted in the last year.
We are still waiting to find out how the music industry is going to adjust to the situation. But we are sure that what's on the other side will be better in some ways than what we had before the pandemic. Let's take the radio show broadcasted on the internet by NPR called Tiny Desk Concerts. In the past, the artist had to fly to DC and record their appearance inside NPR's offices, behind the tiny desk. What they've learned to do during the pandemic is that in it no longer necessary for the band and their crew to fly to DC. The performance can be filmed anywhere and submitted to NPR digitally, thus exponentially expanding the possibilities of artists that could appear on the award-winning music show.
Soon we will find a digital substitute for the live performance, one that I am sure will be somehow "better", both for the audience and for the artist, because it will give the artist unprecedented access to their fans. True, the jazz artist may no longer have a room of 30 fans to play to, but they may instead have a virtual room of 3000 listeners.
In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy this 2 1/2-hour set of uninterrupted music from the Music & Wine vault. For now, we'll just keep br
I'm a first time listener to Music and Wine radio and I love the relaxing peaceful melodies. Whether it's that little touch to help set the mood or increase focus for studies. The music and styles featured on Music and Wine Radio has it all.
This is such a unique take on podcasting and it really draws you in with some of the best Jazz music available I love all of the variety of jazz musical stylings that they provide on Music and Wine.
You really can listen for hours and hours as they have a large collection that is fit for nearly any occasion. Once you start listening you will be hooked.