Last Saturday, our team got a chance to attend EMO NIGHT JKT: Love is for Losers, at Miss Qi, Melawai. The event is a monthly event held by Crowdsurfers.id focusing on pop-punk and emo songs played by DJs and performing guests. With regular performers such as Janitra Satriani and Dion Mashiro, and other performers such as Silver/Gold and The Boris Suit, Emo Night JKT succeeded in luring “emo citizens” of Jakarta to gather in this one night event, and sing along to emo anthems together.
Mainly known as a part of K-pop vocal powerhouse group BTOB’s rap line and the only American member of the group, Peniel Shin is back with his single “Valentine”, marking his first official solo release after the fun, EDM-influenced “That Girl”. The full-English, rather mature-sounding single was released on Soundcloud right on Valentine’s day.
A renowned newcomer in the Indonesian jazz music scene has recently made a comeback with his new extended play. That newcomer, of course, is Ardhito Pramono, who started his jazz career in 2017, gaining popularity in 2018 with his hit single “Bitterlove”. First started out as a YouTube singer, he is now a recording artist under Sony Music Indonesia, well known for being an all-rounder, his unique jazzy style of music, and his soothing voice.
As one of the leading acts in the J-rock scene, ONE OK ROCK has found themselves at the heights of international fame, and now they are back with their ninth studio album “Eye of the Storm” - a fresh release following the singles “Stand Out Fit In”, “Change”, and “Wasted Nights”. Though the album received an abundance of praises, whether it retains ONE OK ROCK’s original J-rock sound - or even any kind of rock-influenced sound - is definitely still up for debate.
Our team of nine is back with our weekly "I don't care what genre this song is, what matters is that it sounds good to me" playlist, and this time we're bringing in more of what we'd call a "local flavour", with a selection of tunes from big names such as Pamungkas, Pee Wee Gaskins, Ardhito Pramono, and Janitra Satriani, blended in a mixtape along with a variety of foreign artists (e.g. BTOB's Lee Changsub, Jeff Bernat, Okkultokrati, and Kali Uchis). Enjoy!
Emily King was once regarded as the next big thing in R&B and Soul scene. However, in 2008, she parted away from her label which led to the demise of her career. A decade later she released her third studio album, Scenery.
The biggest night in music just happened last Sunday, February 10th, at its regular home at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After a few controversies, this year’s Grammys is a solid step forward compared to last year’s, both in the awards they presented and the performances they held.
Taemin, known as SHINee’s main dancer and vocalist, is back with his 2nd mini album “WANT”, with the promotional image of the album showing a very Taemin-ish, alluring message: “Will leave you wanting more, thirsting for more”.
At first, it may seem a bit difficult to find a link between the “harshness” of rock and metal music and the stereotypical “soothing” sounds of classical music - yet the similarity could not have been any more prominent, with the presence of classical sampling in many rock songs, the emergence of neo-classical metal bands, and guitar solos and riffs that somewhat imitate symphonies.
This week, the speedofsound team is proud to present our ninth weekly playlist, curated by our wonderful team of nine.