Contributor Profiles

Claudia Siregar is a management consulting analyst and aspiring singer based in Jakarta who edits and writes for speedofsound in her free time. Her taste of music ranges from heavy metal to classical to k-pop and j-rock and she makes it a point to listen to every artist there is in the world at least once. You can contact her through

Favourite genres: post-punk, britpop, classic rock, K-indie, K-pop, classical

Favourite artists: Queen, Oasis, Big Bang, The 1975, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Blur, Winner, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Beethoven, Taeyeon, IU, Mariah Carey, One OK Rock, Barasuara, Joy Division, BTOB

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Ralka Skjerseth is a 1998-born German Studies undergraduate based in Jakarta (and sometimes Depok) who works as a freelance columnist and music journalist and has been doing it on-and-off since the age of 17. She has previously gotten her works featured on several media such as, Women’s Republic, Pure Grain Audio, Warning Magazine, and L’Éphémère Review. She believes in nothing else but the revolutionary kind of good and wholesomeness. Often found crying over Title Fight songs under the influence of booze when not revolting.

Favorite genres: Anything that suits her best at the moment

Favorite artists: Oathbreaker, Honningbarna, Myrkur, Deafheaven, Trash Talk, Ghost Bath, Darkthrone, Hate Forest, Sargeist, Ulver, Okkultokrati, King Woman, Nothing, Title Fight, Deathspell Omega, Against Me!, MF Doom, Pelican, Mclusky, Wolves in the Throne Room, Young and in the Way, Cult Leader, Coliseum, Converge, Angel Du$t, Sannhet, Liberteer, Kvelertak 

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Patricia Kusumaningtyas is an Indonesian computer science student based in New York. When she’s not coding or working on problem sets, she watches NPR Tiny Desk Concert and KEXP Live videos religiously. Send her your mixtape inquiries through

Favorite genres: indie folk, rock, alternative pop

Favorite artists: Father John Misty, Mitski, Weyes Blood, Fleet Foxes, Lorde, Foo Fighters, Sufjan Stevens, .Feast, Pearl Jam, Nina Simone, Iron & Wine, Pink Floyd

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Bianda Calista, a 1998 born Audio & Visual Communication undergraduate based in Malang who loves to go to gigs whenever her favourite bands are in town and sometimes just spends her days curating music for her daily playlist.

Favourite genres: pop punk, pop, dreampop, synthpop, edm, kpop, RnB, hip-hop, indie, lo-fi, britpop

Favourite artist: Owl City, Chvrches, Day6, Stray Kids, 3racha, the 1975, .feast, Rebelsuns, Lido, Flume

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Zessa Ghaisani is a self-proclaimed Jedi. She currently works as a digital content marketer in a digital advertising agency, she spends most of her free time listening to music and reading comic books.

You can talk about Star Wars & even send her mixtapes to :

Favorite genres: no specific genres in her likings, but mostly pop & indie

Favorite artists: based on her Spotify profiles, she listens to EXO, Years & Years, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Lauv, Troye Sivan, Coldplay, Skizzy Mars, RADWIMPS, Jamie Cullum, Rei Yasuda

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Alvindra, born in 1998, is a management student who loves music as much as he loves money. The self proclaimed Hip Hop connoiseur spends most of his time in his room, either discovering new songs, going through basketball statistics, or sleeping. He can be contacted through

Favorite Genres: Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Art Rock, Classic Rock, Kpop

Favorite Artists: Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, Earl Sweatshirt, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak, David Bowie, Daft Punk, WINNER, Epik High, Bruno Major, Jorja Smith

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Michelle Mayfa, the 19 year-old design-enthusiast who constantly puts random artists to her spotify playlist. She befriends with huge range of music to find an inspiration for her designer brain. she can be contacted through

Favorite genres: Hip Hop, Jazz, RnB, Rock, Folk and Acoustic. Depends with her mood actually. 

Favorite artists: Daniel Caesar, Frank Ocean, Queen, Coldplay, The Wanted, Miguel, Doja Cat, TVXQ, Brockhampton, Jeff Bernat

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Dinda Aza’Ara Putri is a Communication Skill student based in Jakarta, She listens to music everytime. When she has a free time, she usually looks for new songs or watches some movies on Netflix. 

Favorite Genres: Dream Pop, Alternative RnB, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, a little bit of Pop Punk, and EDM. 

Favorite Artists: Joji, Reality Club, Calvin Harris, Fazerdaze, Grrrl Gang, Cigarettes After Sex, Rex Orange County, Boy Pablo.

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