Pantayo (2022)

Toronto, ON

Made up of five queer, diasporic Filipinas, Pantayo makes electronic pop anchored by a kulintang ensemble (melodic gongs and other forms of percussion native to Asian island nations). Shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Prize and produced by alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, the group’s self-titled album shows off its ability to reach into far-flung corners of music while maintaining a unifying cohesion.