Please Stand By2020 — PRESENT
PLEASE STAND BY— is a new music concept, celebrating the art of slowing down in the public space.
We were inspired by our long-time fascination to ‘budots’, a peculiar genre of Filipino electronic music that combines Bajau drum beats with the blip synths of ‘90s Eurodance. In the Visayan language, budots translates to the Tagalog slang ‘tambay’ — a play on the words “stand by,” meaning a loiterer with too much time.
Driven by a desire to build community, albeit, without a public space to occupy, ‘Please Stand By’ challenges notions that “doing nothing” is detrimental for our well-being — a love letter to our public spaces, whether through a livestream or on the curb outside your street.