“Soto Ayam Bu Karti” has been in our staff members’ conversations for the past few weeks. This absurd short parody by Mamang Kesbor references the style of trap hip hop artists (most obviously Playboi Carti) to tell a story about a chicken soto street food stall. Speed of Sound Mag’s editors and staff writers collaborated on an editorial reviewing the song and the extent of which “Soto Ayam Bu Karti” impacts Indonesian culture, however niche it could be.
The Hallyu wave has introduced us to Korean drama (K-drama) and its OSTs (original soundtracks). Yet some OSTs became forgotten in a few years, despite deserving more recognition from the general public.
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.
With the ever-so-lively existence of music festivals throughout the years, there are some concerns and thoughts about music festival lineups that have remained year by year, including genre diversity, racial/gender diversity, and relevancy. Some of our contributors have rounded up their thoughts, concerns, and tips regarding 2019’s festival season!