There’s no denying the effect of citypop to music fans of the internet. Citypop is growing in Indonesia, but no one does it like Aya Anjani. In her most recent EP, “Tak Ada Yang Hilang,” Aya Anjani takes citypop into new heights—transforming its Japanese roots with lyrics in Indonesian, while writing deeply personal lyrics that speaks to her listeners.
On October 27th, Terima Kost Putri (TKP The Band) held their very first concert, “Konser Metafase” in celebration of the release of their debut EP. The Speedofsound Mag team had the chance to interview the band on their creative processes, their thoughts on social issues, and a lot of other things.
Jove Satara is an up-and-coming musician based in Jakarta, Indonesia; his music is an ode for the outcasts—written on a narrative from Ganendra Satria’s own mind, while relating to those who share the same commonalities. Introducing Jove Satara to be the first in the roster of our in-house artists, the Speedofsoundmag team talked to Ganendra about his creative process, the complications of solitude, and Dante’s Inferno.
ENVY* is a distinct voice in the Indonesian music scene. In a scene dominated by solo rappers, this collective is a significant player inside the scarcity of Indonesian hip hop collectives. With their innovation, catchy music, and idiosyncratic message, ENVY* is on their way to becoming a major voice in the Indonesian hip hop scene. The Speedofsoundmag team talked to ENVY* about NO WONDER WE HAVE NO FRIENDS, self-expression, and the t-slur.
Anthemic indie rock band Lightcraft is back with their newest album, ‘Us Is All’. To mark the release of this album on June 27th, they also held a gig with various indie rock/indie pop artists such as Rebelsuns, Tanayu, Agrikulture, Neonomora, Aya Anjani, Muhammad Arief of Rumahsakit, Nanin Wardhani of Nonaria, Rai Putriansyah, Sakti, Estusk, and Provoke! Repro Alumni Choir. We had the chance to discuss about Lightcraft’s inspiration in making ‘Us Is All’ and their opinion on the current Indonesian indie rock scene.
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.
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.
There’s nobody quite like Sal Priadi in the Indonesian music industry; there’s a focus on sincerity and honesty in his craft, but at the same time, there’s a great care put on exhibiting grandeur and flair. Securing a set on We The Fest—possibly Indonesia’s biggest music festival—while working on some new music, juggling through collaborations with other musicians, and gathering a fan following to boot, Sal Priadi is on his way to great things.