MC Galang is the co-founder and creative director of The Rest Is Noise PH (TRIN), a music curator, events production, and online publication based in Manila, Philippines—home of the annual Summer Noise and All of the Noise music festivals—which proudly champions Asian music, arts, and culture.
She oversees, develops, and curates creative projects and content for The Rest Is Noise’s live events and online platform, from conceptualization to execution. Since 2018, she’s been representing TRIN as a delegate and panelist at various music showcases and conferences abroad, including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Since 2023, she has also been booking and organizing shows for independent and underground Filipino artists overseas.
In addition, she is one of the co-founders of the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, Southeast Asia’s first intraregional music showcase festival. Her role involves programming and handling press relations, among others.
In 2023, she was named the Editorial Lead of Jaded, a diversified entertainment platform dedicated to Asian youth culture headquartered in Los Angeles. In March 2023, she helped curate the lineup for Tiger Den, the first Pan-Asian showcase at SXSW, which is jointly presented with Seoul-based ‘alternative K-pop group’ Balming Tiger.
As a music writer, she has previously contributed for NME Asia, Bandwagon Philippines, and Purveyr. She was named content and editorial head of HipHopDX Asia, the Asia edition of the American online magazine, HipHopDX from 2021 to 2023, where she helped build readership to nearly 40,000 views per month and gain over 600,000 combined subscribers on social media in just one year. Launched in September 2022, she helped bring the first-ever Pan-Asian rap cypher series, The Regionals, to fruition, bringing top hip-hop artists from the Philippines, Taipei, and Vietnam to collaborate with Grammy Award-winning producers and hitmakers !llmind, 9th Wonder, and Hit-Boy.
The Rest Is Noise PH (TRIN) is a music curator, events production, and online publication based in Manila, Philippines.
Since 2015, TRIN has curated and produced more than 30 shows: ranging from pocket venues to outdoor festival settings. It is home to the annual Summer Noise and All Of The Noise music festivals, which feature critically acclaimed homegrown and international music acts. These shows highlight the rich and diverse backgrounds, cultures, and styles of music artists from home and abroad, championing both emerging and established music-makers.
In 2020, TRIN launched a digital platform to cover music by Asian artists from anywhere in the world: publishing in-depth stories, profiles, features, and essays as well as curate regular playlists, country spotlight, and radio mixes. During the same year, TRIN co-founded the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, a collaborative regional showcase and conference festival that aims to put the spotlight on music artists and communities from Southeast Asia.
TRIN takes pride in fostering a thriving sense of community, culture, and inclusivity—providing a platform that champions the best of Asian music and strengthening regional and global connections, onstage or in the digital space.
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