Down to Mars launches first record
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - June 4, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Pinoy Pop or “P-Pop” group Down to Mars launched its first recording album recently at Dolce Bar on Timog Ave., Quezon City.

The self-titled album contains five songs including the Tagalog ballad Nandito Lang Ako and the carrier single My Everything, which also comes with a remix version.

The seven members of the group — Kiro, Yheen, Daisuke, Sky, Jeongwon, Jang and Kenji — delivered an amazing performance before fans as well as some members of the press and VIPs who were present during the launch, including former GMA SVP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante who was the guest of honor.

The boys dedicated their only Tagalog song in the album to Galvante who, they said, was instrumental in the formation of the group.

Down to Mars was formed in 2011 through the initiative of dance choreographer Geleen Eugenio, who’s also the co-manager of the group. Down To Mars is co-managed by GMA Artist Center.

Nasa Party Pilipinas kami nun, tapos may segment doon na kailangan ng foreign-looking boys na makakasama ni Kyla sa isang production number. Tapos yung aming music researcher nagdala, ang dinala sina Jang at Daisuke. Sabi ko ‘OK to ah, may dating.’ Tapos ingles sila ng ingles. Tinanong ko sila, ‘Are you enjoying the show?’ Sagot naman siya ng ‘Yes, yes…’ So ako naman ingles din nang ingles. Tapus nung tinanong ko yung music researcher kung magkakaibigan ba ‘tong mga ‘to, sumagot naman sila ng ‘Opo, magkakaibigan po kami.’ Marunong palang mag-Tagalog,” recalled Eugenio.

Jang and Daisuke told Eugenio that they have peers who are also good performers. Two days later, the group showed its talent to Eugenio, who in turn introduced the group to Galvante.

The then nameless group performed in front of Galvante and all the program managers. The entertainment heads were impressed and not long after, the group signed up for a co-management contract with GMA Artist Center.

Since then, Down to Mars has been a mainstay of Party Pilipinas. The group was officially launched on TV May of last year, exactly a year before the launch of its first album. The members of the group are unanimous in saying that the release of their first album was dream come true.

Down to Mars is distributed by Polyeast Records.

ARTIST CENTER DAISUKE DOLCE BAR DOWN TO MARS EUGENIO GALVANTE GELEEN EUGENIO GROUP JANG AND DAISUKE JANG AND KENJI PARTY PILIPINAS
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