Budots is a grassroots electronic dance music EDM genre that originated in Davao City, southern Philippines, and eventually spread in Bisaya-speaking regions. Based on house music, it is regarded as the first "Filipino-fied" electronic music, characterized by its heavy percussion, hypnotic bass, high-pitched "tiw ti-ti-tiw" whistle hooks, and organic noises that surround the city. Budots is a Bisaya slang word for slacker Tagalog: tambay , as it is allegedly first performed by unemployed bums who loiter the streets of Davao City. It can also be traced from the Bisaya word tabudots , which means "a person dancing with unpredictable movements.
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In the run-up to the Philippine Presidential elections, countless of videos featuring then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte went viral online. However, nothing was more head-scratching than one that shows him dancing with five teenagers, gyrating their bodies to a loud, repetitive tune. It had pitch-shifting whistles and heavy percussions. The bass was hypnotic. The YouTube video made its rounds online, garnering millions of views across various re-uploads on Facebook. People can debate endlessly about whether videos like this helped Duterte win the presidency that year, but one thing is for sure: it launched a regional dance craze into the Philippine mainstream. Budots eventually made its way into parody. It has also taken over Philippine streets, where budots remixes of popular songs are mainstays during festivals and Christmas parties.
THE issues of copyright and intellectual property in the Philippines are not new. Various artists, especially those who are yet to be known in the mainstream scene, suffer from plagiarism and content stealing. The short documentary is fun to watch, especially if you are a Bisaya or can understand the language. The documentary film acts as if it were Sherwin's friend who is curious about his work and how he manages to sustain it. He acts as a one-man-army: he makes the music, directs and edits the music videos, and does the online promotion. The film is faithful in giving Sherwin the right recognition he truly deserved. Sherwin wants to distance himself and his creation from the gang war or the child delinquency issues that plagued Davao City. For this same reason, he incorporates positive messages on his music videos like: "Yes to Dance.
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