If you’re familiar with Riot Grrrl or feminist punk bands like Hole or Bikini Kill, you should check out this heavy, fuzz-driven, punk rock trio from Bandung named Bánanách.
One of Indonesia’s current main rock acts, Barasuara, is back with their album “Pikiran dan Perjalanan”, this time with even more artistry in their music, yet still as sociopolitically charged as ever.
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.
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.
You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve seen your favorite Indonesian musicians advocating against it, and you’ve seen your friends post about it. But what exactly is RUU Permusikan? This post will give you the basics of this bill that’s about to be passed by the Indonesian government, and what it means to the Indonesian music industry at large.
To kick off the start of 2019, Jakarta-based quintet Ringgo 5 has released a brand new single called “U” on January 25th, 2019.
Up-and-coming Indonesian alternative pop singer Jove Satara has recently released his digital double single “Aim Above, Bound Below”. Filled with metaphorical lyrics and intense, well-produced synth drops, the single makes for an intriguing, existential crisis-inducing first release.
Indonesian pop group HiVi!’s single, “Persaudaraan” has suddenly gone viral and reached the top of Google Trends a while ago. The single, released January 9 2019, turns out to be one of the tribute songs for Indonesian Jazz musician Candra Darusman, taken from the upcoming repackage version of album “Detik Waktu – Perjalanan Karya Cipta Candra Darusman” released in March 2018.
The definitive face of Jakartan urban hip hop, rising rapper A. Nayaka is back with his 13-track album Cadence Blue. And this time around, Nayaka shows us how to spell “versatility”.
As a timeless, insanely popular musical genre, jazz never fails to capture, soothe, and embrace the audience of a generation. But how did jazz become so popular in a big Southeast Asian country such as Indonesia, so far as to heavily influence the country’s pop music charts?