Recognized as the man behind the first ever Dj -produced album here in the Philippines, Dj Arbie Won has no doubt played an integral part on shaping the sound of the local Hiphop scene. Whether doing Dj gigs around the metro, or in the studio collaborating with other artists, Dj Arbie Won has maintained one general rule on his music career for more than a decade: Keepin' it fresh. Starting out as a mobile Dj and selling mixtapes at their shop in Makati square,he made his production debut ...Read more
Dj Arbie Won's Bio
Starting out as a mobile Dj and selling mixtapes at their shop in Makati square,he made his production debut in 1996 with the release of his group, the Urban Flow with their debut album.The same album went on to win the Best Rap album of 1997(Miss Pakipot). Since then, Dj Arbie Won has produced albums and singles for other artists as well,and collaborating with other artists such as Kulay, Ogie Alcasid, Slapshock as well as compilations for Octo-Emi and the Recognize compilation for Warner Music. In 1999 and 2000, he was a finalist for the Philippine Dj Mxing Championships (DMC).
In 2004, he released the first ever Dj-produced album, called "United Freestyles 2" collaborating with Francis M, The Mastaplann,SVC,BB Clan and basically almost everyone who's part of the local hiphop scene at that time. The same album garnered "Best Album of the Year", "Best Producer of the Year" and "Single of the Year (Taken In) for the 1st Phil. Hiphop Awards.The album was also subsequently released in Japan in 2005, and had Dj Arbie Won promoting in key cities in Japan.
Dj Arbie Won's roots in the Dj'ing culture got him travelling across different genres of music. Inspired by the past and galvanized by the future, he has dropped sets for events such as the Absolut Launch, Miller Beer,Coca Cola,Oktoberfest,Pfizer,Manila Design Week,Abs-Cbn,Team Manila, and doing product showcases for Stanton Dj and the PALMM convention. He also contributed music scores for short films,promo videos and Tv shows.
"Isang katerbang Mc's, isang Dj ang pakana"..-Ali of BB Clan
Dj Arbie Won has come a long way from his mobile days and house parties(although he still does it), now he's all set to dropped his new album, "United Freestyles vol.3"..Pushing the envelope once again,this time collaborating with Nyko Maka,Nimbus 9, Beng Calma of Drip and other surprise artists. "I had the idea of trying to be more behind the scenes and just get different artists on the record." says Dj Arbie Won. "Each song holds its own, each song has it's own style, each tempo is not the same tempo throughout the album and lyrically everybody's not talking about the same thing. I produce,scratch,conceptualize and write some of the lyrics".. Coming off a stellar 2010,DJ Arbie Won is the Beatraveler is once again about to KEEP IT FRESH.