The Bulacan based streetwear brand opens their 2021 with a mixtape and merch release dubbed “Abstract Frequencies”, A collection that explores telling a story and interpretation through music, graphic arts and clothing pieces.The collection carries the brand mantra of dedicating to all the believers of creating something from nothing, making noises to be heard, saying what you really feel, and being thankful even to the smallest of things.
“The feeling of sharing what we do came back to our senses and that’s where we got the idea of collaborating with the artists from our label, Thank You Records. We shared the story of each design piece with our artists and from there, they created the soundtrack of the clothing and graphic design”, said Francis Alden Mallo, Creative Director of Thank You by Thank You Gift Shop.
The EP is composed of tracks “Culture Vulture”, “Midnight at Rue de Rivoli”, “We Move Forward” and “Thank You”. Along with the EP are 5 clothing design pieces and downloadable graphic wallpapers.
“Abstract Frequencies is something that I am really proud of, the process and the output made this project more thrilling for us. We couldn’t have done this without these talented people. Beo Weapon, who produced, mixed and mastered all the tracks in this EP. Griot, who helped us in directing the videos that you will see in a few days. MNWLLY, the Creative Director for the live set and who did the graphics for the album and everything in between. Gabbie Page the most talented emcee I’ve met and thank you for making time to travel and finish the recordings at our store. Dave Behave for sharing your talent with us. He did an amazing instrumental track for the EP and Karma Saga, for being part of this project. There’s no better hook than what you did in that track.”, said Francis Alden.
Abstract Frequencies is available starting September 11 at their flagship store in Plaridel, Bulacan. Unit F Marila Arcade Rocka Village Tabang 3004 Plaridel, Philippines and online at thankyou.ph. The mixtape will drop on Thank You by Thank You Gift Shop’s Youtube channel a week after the merch release. The merch will include a QR Code where you can listen to the full mixtape and download the graphic wallpaper for the designs.
“We want to thank everyone who supported us in our journey and we are excited to bring more artistry in our craft and with the current situation we are facing we hope that everyone will be mindful about spending time with their loved ones. Thank you VIBEANT for this chance to talk about what we feel and think.”, said Francis Alden at the end of the interview.
Thank You by Thank you Gift Shop is open for resellers inside and outside the Philippines. Reach out directly through their website or social media channels.
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Raphael Tigno is the Founder and Creative Director of the magazine website vibeant.com. VIBEANT is an online magazine bridging global culture in fashion, art, music, culinary, subcultures, and lifestyles across the world. Pronounced as "VIBE" + "ANT", a literal translation of "ANTS ENERGY" a reference to "BAYANIHAN" virtue of Filipinos.