Up Darma Down Profile
Why the name Up Dharma Down?
The group got its name from the concept that states that everything in existence is connected no matter how diverse they are. This is how the band explains their music, having rather dissimilar musical influences that have resulted in a dynamic sound that still meets halfway as it appeals to a certain group of listeners almost everywhere.
Up Dharma Down’s Sounds?
rock, neo-soul, acid jazz, nu jazz, and electronic music
Since departing other bands, the 4 members have made a subconscious merge of an tangled-up, smacked-down groove that has remained unnamed but the likes of which has not been heard since fusion as a collective came out. Up Dharma Down, whom fans and industry insiders alike have described as Eryka Badu meets Zero 7, has a become a Philippine household name and their debut album. Fragmented was an immediate Tower Records/ M1 chain bestseller and continues to enjoy brisk sales.
- Armi Millare – keyboards, vocals, rhythm guitars
- Carlos Tanada – lead guitars
- Ean Mayor – drums, human turntables
- Paul Yap – bass
- Fragmented (2006, Terno Recordings)
- Song contribution on Hopia Mani Popcorn (The Best of Manila Sound, Compilation) – Bitin Sa’yo
- Paul Yap came from the band Hellbender
- First Filipino Band to be featured in MTV’s “Advanced Warning”, showcasing up-and-coming artists in the Asian region
- Made it to the QTV Channel 11 Show “Ang Pinaka”’s list of top 15 Philippine bands today
- Featured in Mark Coles’ BBC Radio Show
- Up Dharma Down on Myspace
- Up Dharma Down on Pinoy Banda