Jorge Juan B. Wieneke V (aka similarobjects) born October 21, 1989 is a 26 year old multi-genre beat-maker/producer/laptop musician/experimental artist from the Philippine Islands. He produces electronic tracks of an ever evolving aesthetic of various genres showcasing his wide range of influences spanning from ambient, avant-garde, lo-fi, wierdpop, minimal, glitch, hip-hop, IDM, down-tempo to future beats, synth funk and chill trap resulting in a sound uniquely his own.
The moniker "similarobjects" was a reference to Carl Jung's theory of collective unconscious. the young musician mentions that the name was born out of a meditation seeded by the idea of a Russian Nesting Doll where the idea of "similarobject within similarobject" was derived from.
One of the household names of the Manila local beat scene that has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music world and is sought after for both his DJ sets and Live Performances. His music has caught some airtime on radio stations all over the world including Sydney (Future Face, FBi radio), Ireland (Souletiquette Radio, RTE pulse), Helsinki (Soft Focus Radio, Basso Radio) London (MOTION,REPREZENT), Los Angeles (Truthseekers Radio, KPFK) and Brooklyn (MUSHPOST,BBOXRADIO). He is currently signed to local Record label "Number Line Records" as well as the Singaporean-based genre-bending Label "DarkerThanWax" and is one of the founding members of one of the Philippines' household communities in the Manila local beat scene called "The BuwanBuwan Collective".
Commercially, he has accomplished some notable work in the Film, TV, Fashion and broadcast industry with clients like Edsa Shangrila, SM, Star Cinema, Axe and Adidas.
He was also nominated for "Pinakamahusay na Musika" (Best Music Score) for his film score in the Movie "#Y" in the prestigious 38th Gawad Urian Film Awards. He is also the program director of his own Electronic Music School called “Cosmic Sonic Arts” and a music professor in De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts where he teaches Electronic Music as a part of the AB Music Production Program. He specializes in the fields of midi programming, arranging, composition, sound design and performance predominantly in Ableton Live.
== Music career ==
In 2010, independently came out with his first ever release called ''blackairconsober '' which got featured on online music publication Pitchfork Media (http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/14871-2-bonsai-kids/) after which he was signed to Deeper Manila Records later on releasing his first 4-track EP on the label called ''Quanta'' under the Deeper Manila imprint. Later on in 2011, he was also signed on Philippine Independent Online Label Numberline Records and shortly released his album ''ambgqty'' on May 19, 2011 which recieved the title of top 5 albums in 2011 based on philippine music publication Pulp Magazine, followed by another release on July 27, 2011 called ''The Limits of Thought'' and ''Finding Astral Lovers'' in December 16, 2011 which was awarded as one ofhttp://www.gig.ph/2011/30-releases-of-2011/ Gig.Ph's Philippines' top 30 releases of 2011.
In December of 2011 he also remixes the song Chosen Few by Tarsius, which later was pressed and released on Vinyl. he was also signed under Singaporean-based label DarkerThanWax later on in 2011. He has steadily been featured in countless blogs and publications for his prolific catalog of music that he continues to build.
He also has been participating in various film scoring festivals including the University of the Philippines' Cineastes Silent Film Festivals and The Cinemalaya Film Festival which got him nominated in the prestigious “Gawad Urian Awards” for his film score for the movie “#Y” in 2014.
Similarobjects has taken part in many of the countries prestigious arts and music related festivities having been able to share the stage in the Manila Music Festival 2012 with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa "Father of the Electro Funk Sound", Ali Shaheed Muhammad of "A tribe called Quest" and Shinichi Osawa who is known internationally as one of the "Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists". He also is a staple when it comes to Local Music Festivals in the Philippines and was booked at the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival consecutively from 2011-2016 which is one of the most prestigious Music and Art Festivals in the Philippines.
NOTABLE ACTS THAT HE HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH:
- Afrika Bambaataa ("Father of the Electro Funk Sound")
- Ali Shaheed Muhammad ("A tribe called Quest")
- DJ KRUSH
- JOSS STONE
- JOE BATAAN
- EUREKA THE BUTCHER
- DJ KENTARO
- FREDDIE JOACHIM
- JIMMY CLIFF
- JORDAN RAKEI
- ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT
- ROY AYERS
- MAD PROFESSOR
- HOW TO DRESS WELL (wierdworldrecords / TRI-ANGLERECORDS)
- DAISUKE TANABE
- YOSI HORIKAWA (FIRST WORLD RECORDS / EKLEKTIC RECORDS)
- TOKIMONSTA (BRAINFEEDER)
- TEEBS (BRAINFEEDER)
- FREE THE ROBOTS (ALPHAPUP RECORDS)
- OGIYY ( DAYTRIPPER RECORDS / CASCADE RECORDS / PROJECT MOON CIRCLE / FINEST EGO)
-SWINDLE (Deep Medi / Butterz)
-HIFANA (W+K Tokyo Lab , EMI)
-DJ MITSU THE BEATS (JAZZY SPORT/松竹梅)
-DJ KENTARO (Ninja Tune, Endeavor, Beatink)
-The Whooligan (Soulection)