For an outsider, Agung Hercules is just another dangdut singer with a one-hit wonder, or another bodybuilder internet sensation. But for the people who grew up during the heyday of his only dangdut hit, “Astuti,” Agung Hercules is much, much more than that.
Diskoria came to inception four years ago and since then has been making Indonesian disco and classic Indonesian music an option to dance to in clubs, bars, festivals, and even prom nights. They have been credited by music critics and music lovers alike to be resuscitators of Indonesian disco, and have brought a diverse array of audiences and fans to the dancefloor. Diskoria shows us that disco isn’t dead in Indonesia—it’s alive and thriving.
With the rising popularity of K-pop idol groups during the last few years, Korean music has begun to reach a new high. Enter DAY6, a rock band managed by K-pop mogul JYP Entertainment who has recently broken into the international market with their fifth EP “The Book of Us: Gravity”.
Chamber pop is not a common genre in the local music scene. Karsha, a newcomer in the industry, proceeds to reintroduce the genre to the scene.
There’s an alternative to familiarising yourself with Korean music if K-Pop is not your thing, as Korean House music movement is becoming a thing with artists such as Peggy Gou, Yaeji, and Park Hye-Jin leading the movement.
Yogyakarta might be one of the most chill cities in Java - not only because of the people who live there, but also because of the vibes the city brings. Contributor Dinda Aza'ara has curated a playlist of songs that remind her of the city.
This post is a creative nonfiction interpretation of Hindia and Rara Sekar’s “Membasuh,” based on contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas' current state of mind. Put on your earphones/speakers, listen along while you read.
Indie folk artists have been lesser known to most music enthusiasts, but it does not necessarily mean they are not good. Here is a playlist with 20 songs from indie folk artists who have striven under the radar, with artists including Irish singer and songwriter Rosie Carney, English folk duo Seafret, Australian band The Paper Kites.
The energetic indie pop rock band who came far away from Medan to Jakarta is back with their newest EP, titled ‘Perpetual’.
“Anima”, Thom Yorke’s third solo studio album, was released on June 27, 2019, produced by Radiohead’s regular producer Nigel Godrich. The album is a dystopian take on history and one’s inner soul, with a good use of vocal layering and mixes of various real-life electronic sounds.