It’s always interesting to talk about the most controversial era and one of the most iconic eras of Indonesian music - the era where local Malay pop bands dominated the scene and released what would later be national sad karaoke anthems.
The indie-rock band that was formed in Kiaracondong, Bandung has finally released their single “Panic Mixie Dream Boy” / “Dyin’ Young” for their upcoming album this year.
I know most of you have been bored by the constant repeat of “Old Town Road,” but let me say it this time: The song is deserving of its fame.
Best known for her bedroom lo-fi aesthetics and “DIY” simplicity, Claire Cottrill, or better known as Clairo, is trying to take a bold approach to her music on her debut full length album “Immunity”.
The Speedofsound Mag Team recently (partially) gathered to assemble our current faves from the local music scene - ranging from folk ballads to heartwrenching melodic punk to chill R&B. Sit back and enjoy the rest of the week with our picks.
rebelsuns might be one of the first names to pop up in the conversation when we talk about Indonesian synthpop. Our team recently had a chance to interview the duo, Gilang (Lan) and Dai, about their newest single’s creative process and what they think about the Asian synthpop scene.
Fresh from their self-titled EP release last year, the Australia-based band comes back with another EP titled “Black Canvas Pt. II”, with their atmospheric sound as their main theme once again.
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”.