A mixtape for Enchong Dee

Dear Enchong,

We sat down with you for this Supreme cover shoot in the midst of you dividing your day between concert rehearsals (a “dance concert” as you are quick to clarify) and preparing for your new Pinoy Big Brother hosting gig. As we looked into your eyes and listened to you speak, all we heard was music. So now, we offer you a mix that you could (or could not) listen to. Think of it as a Spotify playlist inspired by your life — a musical profile with songs that sum up everything that we talked about during our interview.

Yours,
Don

‘New Beat’ by Toro Y Moi

I respect your preference of sad/upbeat songs over sad/saddest anthems. Sad songs don’t always have to be so sad, you told me, and that “you can still create happy music even though you’re referring to heartbreak or falling in love.” So here, Chaz Bundick — who is part Filipino, since you like Bruno Mars! — harps on a past relationship, its failings and how he’s still in its chokehold. “Now I’m surrounded/By my old things/Thought I had moved on” drums up on this miserable bent but see, you still want to break out on the dance floor. Because sometimes the only thing you have to do to forget is to dance your blues away.

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Enchong asked: Did you want to leave ABS-CBN?

By his own admission, Enchong Dee was not visible on TV for a year.

But, he emphasized, that did not mean he had no work with ABS-CBN during that time — which was supposedly the reason why he contemplated leaving the network.

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Enchong Dee says he is thankful for his supportive girlfriend

Enchong Dee says he is thankful for his supportive girlfriend

Enchong Dee shared that it has always been his dream to have a concert. “Oo bata pa lang ako ini-imagine ko na magkakaroon na ako ng concert mga, six, seven years old [pa yata ako]. Basta ang gusto mo nasa isa kang stage at nagpe-perform ka sa harap ng maraming tao.” His dream is set to come true with his DeeTour concert this coming July 3 and 10, 2015.

When it comes to musical influences, Enchong said the he used to listen to boybands like the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.

The actor-performer shared that he already planned the concert as early as 2011. “I was really hoping na makapag-concert na ako but it didn’t happen until now.” He relayed that most of the concepts and the idea from the concert came from him “Actually siguro naging mayabang din ako ng sobra kasi sa akin lahat nanggaling ‘yun. Sa akin lahat nanggaling ang conceptualization pero I’m asking my musical directors, ‘Sa tingin niyo po ba magiging maganda ‘to o hindi?’ So nagco-collaborate kami with my choreographer, nagtatanong ako. Maybe we could do this by myself so it’s really collaboration but majority talagang piniga ko ‘yung utak ko.”

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Enchong Dee on entering the PBB house: ‘I’m really not prepared’

Enchong Dee on entering the PBB house: ‘I'm really not prepared’Enchong Dee admitted that he did not expect that he would abruptly be brought inside the Pinoy Big Brother house last Sunday. “I know na mami-meet ko si kuya ng Sunday but I didn’t know na right after my performance sa ASAP for the promo of my concert don nila ako tatakluban, don nila ako kukunin kaagad. I didn’t know that. Siguro nasabi sa akin pero di ko naalala, akala ko kasi mag-closing muna at ako ‘yung pupunta don.”

He shared that he was really anxious when he was put inside the PBB house because he still had numerous things to do especially in preparation for his concert this coming July. “I’m kind of worried, di ako pwede mag stay kasi I had to rehearse, I had to do a video shoot, I had to plan pa about the concert so preoccupied ako at then nong pinull-out nila ako tinanggalan nila ako ng privilege na with the outside world kaagad. Siyempre nandon ako sa loob ng confession room eh.”

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Enchong completes first task in ‘PBB’

Actor Enchong Dee has successfully completed his first task on the reality TV show “Pinoy Big Brother.”

On Monday night, Dee was welcomed inside the famous yellow house as one of the show’s hosts, joining Bianca Gonzales, Robi Domingo and show’s main host Toni Gonzaga.

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Enchong is 12th housemate of ‘PBB’

Enchong Dee surprised “ASAP” viewers on Sunday when it was announced that he will be the 12th housemate to enter the “Pinoy Big Brother” house for its 10th anniversary edition.

After his production number on the musical variety show, “PBB” co-host Robi Domingo said Dee will be joining him, Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzalez in giving updates about the reality show starting Sunday.

“Sa pagbubukas po ng Bahay ni Kuya, may bago kaming makakasama nila Bianca and Toni sa paghahatid sa inyo ng mga latest happenings sa pinakasikat na bahay sa buong bansa,” Domingo said.

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Enchong Dee joins ‘Pinoy Big Brother 737′

Enchong is the 12th housemate to enter the yellow house

Actor and swimmer Enchong Dee is the first celebrity to join Pinoy Big Brother 737.

On Sunday, June 21, Enchong who was introduced as the Swabeng Swimmer ng Quezon City was escorted by his friends Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz into the yellow house located near ABS-CBN.

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Enchong Dee sings “Seloso” on Banana Split

Enchong Dee feels the pressure of being a performer and producer of his concert DeeTour2015

Halos dalawang linggo na lang at mapapanood na ang DeeTour2015, ang first concert ng actor/singer/dancer na si Enchong Dee.

Doble pressure daw ang hatid nito sa 25-year-old Kapamilya star dahil bukod sa first time niyang mag-concert, siya rin ang producer nito.

Meron naman siyang mga staff na nag-aayos ng lahat, pero iba pa rin daw yung matutukan niya ang paghahanda sa concert.

Saad ni Enchong, “Iba pa rin yung tutok talaga, kasi ito yung gusto ko, e.

“Gusto ko talaga siyang gawin, e, at ngayong magagawa ko na siya, hindi ko na siya palalampasin.

“Ayoko siya na simpleng concert lang na para lang masabing makapag-concert lang.

“It’s really something from my heart.”

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Downpour of blessings for Enchong Dee

It has been more than a year since Enchong Dee’s last teleserye “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” ended. He may not be visible on-screen lately but the Kapamilya star has taken it as an opportunity to do other things aside from acting.

While Enchong is known as a good actor and dancer, he’s also become a singer. In 2014, he released his eponymous debut album, featuring the song “Chinito Problems.”

Taking it a step further, he will hold a concert titled “Deetour: The Chinito Live in Concert,” on July 3 and 10 at the Music Museum. Enchong said he would like to show people his versatility as an artist.

“Doon ko pa lang masasabi sa mga tao na, ‘See, I can sing.’ So, sobra akong kabado,” Enchong said at the press conference of his newest show “Wansapanataym: My Kung Fu Chinito.”

He added, “Ako lahat pumili ng songs, mga sayaw, mga damit. Gusto ko ’yung mga taong nanood, sasabihin nila, ‘Concert nga siya. Binigay niya nga ’yung todo niya.’ Iyon ’yung worry ko na masabi lang na basta lang magka-concert.”

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