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24 Feeling off color? Here’s your fortnightly prescription of funk, rhythm, beats and melodies to get you on your feet again...

12 What’s On 24 HereNow Schizo Lola Alicia-Renza Moors-SharyYasmin Richard Sen Kyoto Jazz Massive ATB Bob Sinclar 32 The Scoop


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52 Funpics 56 Features Horror Bands ICEMA Red Addict DJ School


Talk about learning on the job. Red Square’s residents pass their mixing knowledge down to the next generation of DJs.


62 Food Scoop Review : Coffee Talk Kitchenette 82 The Beat Zodiac 84 Gizmos


Wanna find out “Everything” you need to know about homely new restaurant, Kitchenette? Turn to our review on p.64

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TBJ’s Hanzky finds Chanel ‘farm’ more approachable at their latest runway show in the Kempinski Hotel. Check out the Spring/Summer ‘10 collection.

Several blockbusters are heading to our screens this summer, but does our movie man, Ve, find them even remotely believable? 70-73 Jakarta Listing 78-81 Art Culture / Scoop 74 Film


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ight now Jakarta can be seen as a magnet for the stars with its ability to attract anything from international artists to heavenly objects like meteors that have landed in the outskirts of the city. Falling stars, or those within our orbit, are ready to shine on the stages of Jakarta. For example Sundaze with its “Metro” theme, a very long awaited event in a location that was unused due to last year’s bomb incident. Prepare your summer clothes and catch a glimpse of Kyoto Jazz Massive, Terry Hunter and Lisa Shaw. Still related to outdoor events is the highly anticipated Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem event. For the lineup of other spectacular events, as usual, check out the What’s On and HereNow sections for more info. If you happen to be seeking a more intimate club experience, why not head down to Blowfish which will soon be reopening its doors after its renovation. Just choose your destination and head on out to your desired spot. Jakarta is always filled with surprises. Meanwhile, if you are in Bali next long weekend May 28 make sure you get to our 10th Anniversary Party on the beach at Oceans 27. You are all invited. Saat ini Jakarta bagaikan sebuah magnet, mampu menarik apapun, mulai dari artis international hingga benda langit seperti meteor yang sempat mendarat di sekitar pinggiran kota. Bintang jatuh ataupun bintang yang sedang mengorbit, semua siap pentas di panggung Jakarta, sebagai contoh Sundaze dengan tema “Metro”, acara yang sudah cukup lama ditunggu kehadirannya yang akan digelar dilokasi yang gagal dipakai karena kejadian bom tahun lalu. Siapkan pakaian minim anda untuk menyaksikan penampilan dari Kyoto Jazz Massive, Terry Hunter dan Lisa Shaw. Masih seputar kegiatan diluar ruangan, gelaran yang sangat diantisipasi adalah acara Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem. Untuk informasi sederetan acara spektakuler lainnya, seperti biasa baca rubrik Whats On karena terlalu banyak untuk ditampilkan disini. BIla anda mencari suasana clubbing yang lebih intim, tidak ada salahnya mengunjungi Blowfish yang akan segera beroperasi kembali setelah direnovasi. Tinggal pilih tujuan anda dan langsung menuju ke tempat yang anda inginkan. Jakarta selalu penuh kejutan!

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Monday May 17th Black Cat Open Mic BYSS feat.Ryan Trio. Hard Rock ‘I Like Monday’ Feat SLANK. Red Square Mondays At Red Square: It’s The All Night Happy Hour For Drinkers Only - 1F1 Red Square Vodka Cocktails and Selected Beers all night long! Resident DJ’s Larry Satrio, Ruffie & Ricky Chattaway. Movie Time on our Giant Screen from 8pm. Watch the top 100 movies of all time.



May 18th

May 19th

Barcode Tuesday 2 Die 4 with Afrikacoustic at 8pm. Come & sing, free flow beer from 5-7pm. Black Cat Night Jam Sessions: Instruments & Vocalists are welcome to jam on stage with host band Ahmad Ananda Trio with Menu Hentisanti on vocals. D’place Ladies’ Tuesday, free cocktail for ladies after 7pm. Hacienda Tuesday Night Taco Buffet Feast on All the Tacos You Can Eat for just Rp. 99.000++ from 6-11pm. Live Mariachi Music by Los Paraguas.

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Score! Monday Madness 50% discount on branded beer all day long with Live Entertainment by Laskar Band playing Rock, starts 9pm.

Hard Rock Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards. Nu Musro Every Tuesday, starts 7pm onwards. INONK & FRIENDS BAND (Playing all-round music). Red Square Bring Back The Bling! Event by 7th Soul feat. DJ’s and Live PA. DJ Larry Satrio, Iwel, Ricky Chattaway. Triple Nine ‘Feelectronic’ Feat Dj Katab (Bluejack), Irene & Oned (Net’z Prod& Bluejack), David Alexander-Aiz (13rdub), Alexa – Fernandez (Bluejack), MC Olen (El’8teen)

Apollo Bar Twinks on Wednesday Apollo’s handsome ‘Twink’ Dancers and free entry for customers from 18-25 before midnight. Beyond Love Disco Style DJ Kikies. Black Cat Wednesday Swing Night Idang Rasjidi Trio feat Kemala Ayu. Dinner Time Solo Piano starts 7pm-9.15pm by Rike. Hacienda Salsa Wednesday Salsa Dancing every Wednesday with your hosts Damaris & Iono from 9pm to midnight. Arriba Arriba! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600,000++ continued next page | 013



Wednesday May 19th Continued

Hard Rock Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards. Immigrant Jukebox DJ Tomz, Olly Tandjung. Nu Musro Every Wednesday starts 7pm onwards. VIP Band (Playing Pop, R&B, & Top 40 Music). Red Square Evolve events ‘Urban Episodes: Pulp Fiction’. Urban-RnB-Hip Hop night with Guest DJ Schizo & DJ Odotto, Sexy Secretaries, resident DJs Ruffie and Reza Bukan.

Score! What’s On Wednesday. It’s a ladies night! 50% discount for Martini promo from 7pm – Closing. Free Cocktail for Ladies (7pm–10pm) with Live Entertainment by 7 Fun Band playing The Best Top 40’s & All-round, starts 9pm. X2 Back to Basic ‘SpaceDisco’ Feat Iconic Twilight, Mamit, Tiara Eve, Cello, MC Giri. Equinox ‘Jam & Blaze’ Feat DJ Gerry, RizkyRixx, Edwan, Also with MC Raben & T, Really Dancers, Dimaz, Goeslan.

Thursday May 20th Apollo Thursday Special Events featuring the 2010 Apollo Male Model Search and the Apollo Male Dance Contest!

Equinox ‘Glow In The Dark’ Celebrate DJ Ride’s B’day Party feat DJ Flodee, Juicy, Lil B, MC Big Bunch.

Aphrodite Ladies get free drinks at Aphrodite every Thursday Nite! Live music by DJ Max Don, our resident.

Hard Rock Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards. Indochine Tootsie Roll RnB, Slow Jam, Simply Hip Hop with DJ Jiggy Jig, Haze, Q.

Black Cat Funk Attack Feat Barry Likumahuwa, Taufan Goenarso, Doni Joesran, Matthew Sayers. D’Place Citos Beer fever Buy 1 get 1 beer free, glass or pitcher ALL DAY.

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Immigrant Taboo - DJ Anto, Tomz.

TIRA HAZE, ANEZ, EZHA, ANO, HEMZH. Red Square ‘SCI-FI Night’ Female DJ Rini, dancers in Space Costumes, DJ Larry Satrio, Iwel, Reza Bukan. Equinox ‘Ice Age’ Event by Wave Production feat DJ Venom C, Sixteen, Odotto, MC Moc, DImaz, Goeslan, Agung.

Musro ‘UNIVERSITY OF DANCE’ An event by Trinity feat DJ

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Friday May 21st Apollo

Hunkomania! Jakarta’s hottest Hunky Gogo dancers.


Friday Classy Freak ‘LOVE THEME’ With Resident DJ Kikies.

Black Cat

Friday Cool Jazz Oele Pattiselano Trio feat. Dira. Dinner Time Solo Piano starts 7pm-9.15pm by Abe Simpson.


‘COAST2COAST: SPRING/SUMMER MAYHEM’ Feat DJ Twist, Jeremy Jay, Ojink (+MC-ing), Ndeesaster. D’Makaveli’s signature COAST2COAST is back in Jakarta’s ever-so-upscale BLOWFISH.

D’place Citos

Friday Nite with Freakustik at 9.30pm till end. Get 20% off.


Hard Rock

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.

Friday Addiction Get Special Price For Alcoholic Beverages By the Bottle. Live Entertainment by Chaplin Band playing The Best Top 40’s & All Around starts 10.00 pm.


Shanghai Blue 1920

‘Where’s My Cherry?’ Feat DJ Anto Polski, Oki Koro, Ebby. Dresscode: Sexy Red.


Glamour Friday ‘Black Friday’ Feat DJ Shary, Yasmin, The LUV”S Resident DJ Yunie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Fashion show by LUV’S Models and sexy dancers.

SHANGHAI JAZZ BAND featuring Nita Aartsen Project, play Latin, Swing Jazz & Cantopop.


Dancesfellas ’Essential’ Feat DJ Yasmin Le Bon (Netherlands), Cello, Bone.


Red Square

’Republic of Equinox’ DJ Dimaz, Goeslan, Schizo, Agung.


Black Cat

Red Square


SATURDAY DISQUIRE ‘Project Taurus’ with DJ Joyo.



Fabulous Friday DJ’s Larry, Ruffie, Iwel & Ricky.


‘White Affair - Jet Seven Anniversary’ Feat Dj Alice Norin, Anastasia, Deliziouzdevina, Syeni, Tiara Eve, MC Cherryl.

Buddha Bar Special Event ‘Richard Sen’ from Padded Cell. See HereNow for details

Saturday May 22nd Saturdays at Apollo, Special Lipsync performances & Apollo’s Go Go Dancers. Resident DJ’s Novi & Lana. For reservations please call Daniel: 0899 0030 996 Final of the Champions’ League INTER MILAN vs BAYERN MUNCHEN’ Also performing: THE ALASTAIR, LEGNA, HERU - ODEQ (ThreeSixty).

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Saturday Jazz Pop Sam Trio feat Dira. Dinner Time Solo Piano starts 7pm-9.15pm by Sukat.


LUV’S Saturday ’Celebrity Night’ Feat LUV’S Resident DJ Yunie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Hosted by Celebrities.

Red Square Saturdaze! DJ’S Larry, Ruffie, Reza, Iwel & Ricky spin Early Classics and Electro House. Saturday Bounce Buy Steak item Get 1 Glass of Beer. Live Entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band Playing The Best Top 40’s & All Around starts 10.00 pm

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May 22nd

May 24th


Triple Nine

‘SATURDAY NIGHT OUT’ with DJ Tom’s, Shinta, Joe. 20% off all items before midnight.


Odyssey ‘Recommended’ Feat DJ Cello and Bone.


‘Come on & Dance Face to Face’ with DJ Yy and Novi.


Black Cat

Open Mic BYSS feat.Ryan Trio.


Margarita Mondays Featuring All You Can Drink Midori Madness for just Rp.199.000++ from 7pm until 12 midnight.

Hard Rock

Red Square

Mondays At Red Square: It's The All Night Happy Hour For Drinkers Only - 1F1 Red Square Vodka Cocktails and Selected Beers all night long! Resident DJ's Larry Satrio, Ruffie & Ricky. Movie Time on our Giant Screen from 8pm. Watch the top 100 movies of all time.

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.

‘Glitterati’ with Dimaz, Goeslan, Agung, Schizo.

Sunday May 23th Black Cat

Sunday Jazz Piano Time Piano by Abe Simpson.

Hard Rock Café

VINTAGE ROCK Nu Colour Live Band.

Nu Musro

Every Sunday from 7pm onwards. FOUR COLOURS Band (Playing ‘allround’ music).

Epicentrum Walk, Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan

SUNDAZE METRO SUNDAZE Stage: TERRY HUNTER (T’s Box), Chicago US, LISA SHAW Live Vocal (the vocal diva behind Naked Music), Jhudeth,

Ade Ferdian, Johannes Taufan (Adroitz Music), MC P Double. JAZZED DUB Stage: Kyoto Jass Massive (3-piece Live PA) Shuya Okino, Hiderow Nishioka, Vanessa Freeman, Maliq & D’essentials.

Tuesday May 25th Barcode

Tuesday 2 Die 4 With Africoustic at 8pm. Come & sing, free flow beer from 5-7pm.

Black Cat

Night Jam Sessions: Instruments & Vocalists are welcome to jam on stage with host band Ahmad Ananda Trio with Menu Hentisanti on vocals.

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Tuesday Night Taco Buffet Feast on All the Tacos You Can Eat for just Rp. 99.000++ from 6-11pm. Live Mariachi Music by Los Paraguas.

Nu Musro

Every Tuesday, 7pm onwards. INONK & FRIENDS Band (Playing ‘all-round’ music).

Hard Rock

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.

Red Square

Bring Back The Bling! Event by 7th Soul feat DJ’s and Live PA. DJ Larry Satrio, Iwel & Ricky.

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Wednesday May 26th Apollo Bar & Lounge

Nu Musro

Black Cat

Red Square

‘Memorial Lane’ In conjunction with DJ Marween and Inez Bday Bash feat DJ Suresh Nelson (Dafkaf), Pierre, Tiara, Morena, Marween, MC Cherryl, Cello.



Twinks On Wednesday Apollo’s handsome ‘Twink’ Dancers and free entry for customers aged 18-25 before midnight. Wednesday Swing Night Idang Rasjidi Trio feat. Kemala Ayu. Dinner Time Solo Piano from 7pm-9.15pm by Rike.


Salsa Wednesday Salsa Dancing every Wednesday with your hosts Damaris & Iono from 9pm to midnight. Arriba Arriba! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600.000++

Every Wednesday from 7pm onwards. VIP Band (Playing Pop, R&B, & Top 40 Music). Evolve Event Urban Episodes ‘STEWARDESS’ RnB-Hip Hop Night Feat DJ DJ BABUL & DJ RIDE, SEXY STEWARDESS DANCERS, resident DJ Ruffie & Reza Bukan .


Hard Rock

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.


Jukebox DJ Tomz, Olly Tandjung.


‘Telepisi’ Event By Otherside Productions, Telepision Republic Otherside in conjuntion with Iisip and Lspr Campus Nite. Feat Dj Vinlady (Otherside), Bintanxx (999 Records / Iisip Jkt), Danz (Otherside / Plush), Egha ‘Finalist Ravelex Campus’ (Laternight Ramadance), Lost Out MC (Otherside), MC Big Bunch (Grooz / Loop).

Thursday May 27th Apollo

Thursday special events featuring the 2010 Apollo Male Model Search and the Apollo Male Dance Contest!

Black Cat

Funk Attack Feat Barry Likumahuwa, Taufan Goenarso, Doni Joesran, Matthew Sayers.

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‘Restless Disco’ DJ Dimaz and Goeslan.

Hard Rock

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.

Taboo DJ Tomz, Kupang.

Planet Hollywood

High Heels Resident DJ Martin, free Illusion for ladies. 30% off only for ladies.

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May 27th

May 28th


Red Square

‘One Night Only’ Feat Rahma Azhari & Ricky Chattaway, Live PA w/ DJ Reza Bukan, DJ Larry Satrio, Iwel.

Apollo Bar

Hunkomania Jakarta’s hottest Hunky Go Go Dancers. Also with DJ Novi & DJ Anthony (Apollo’s Resident DJ’s).

Black Cat

Friday Cool Jazz Oele Pattiselano Trio feat. Pinky. Dinner Time Solo Piano starts 7pm-9.15pm by Abe Simpson.


‘Time Machine: Rendez-vu’ with DJ Novi and Yy.


‘Republic of Equinox’ Feat DJ Odotto, Dimaz, Goeslan, Schizo.

Hard Rock

Broadband Live On Stage Starts 9pm onwards.


Glamour Friday ‘Wonderland’ Feat DJ Lola Alicia, Renza Moors, resident DJ Yunie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv.

Red Square

Fabulous Friday The weekend starts now! DJ's Larry, Ruffie, Iwel & Ricky.

Shanghai Blue 1920

SHANGHAI JAZZ BAND featuring Nita Aartsen Project, play Latin, Swing Jazz & Cantopop.

Triple Nine Score!

Fabulous Thursday Buy Pasta Item Get a Glass Of House Wine. Live Entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing Classic Disco starts 9pm.

‘INTIMATE’ With DJ Tom’s, Shinta, Joe. Get 20% off all items before midnight.


‘Dancefloor Goddess’ Feat DJ Yasmin, Alfi Da Lovely, MC Cherryl, Bone, Cello.

Saturday May 29th Apollo

Release Saturdays at Apollo, Special Lip Sync performances & Apollo’s Go Go Dancers!

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Black Cat

Saturday Jazz Pop Sam Trio feat Dira. Dinner Time Solo Piano starts 7pm-9.15pm by Sukat.

Buddha Bar

’CLUB ZEN’ A Monthly Boudoir Soiree at Buddha Bar feat DJ Twist, Jeremy Jay, Ojink, Ndeesaster.



Saturday May 29th Continued

Red Square

Red Square Saturdaze! DJ'S Larry, Ruffie, Reza, Iwel & Ricky spin Early Classics and Electro House.


Saturday Bounce Food Promo Chef Suggestion of the day (weekly basis), 50% Discount on All Cakes after 10pm, Buy Steak Get 1 Glass of Beer Free. Live Entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing the Best Top 40’s & all-round, starts 10pm.

Triple Nine

‘SATURDAY NIGHT OUT’ with DJ Tom’s, Shinta, Joe. 20% off all items before midnight.


‘Odyssey’ With DJ Cello, Bone.


‘Glitterati’ with DJ Dimaz and Goeslan.


‘Premium RnB & First Class Hip Hop’ With DJ Dimaz, Goeslan, Schizo, Agung.


The line-up is: Empire Of The Sun, Atb, Felix Da Housecat, Roger Shah, Tocadisco, Rank1, Riri Mestica, Egrv, Dade, Marquee, Groove Monkeys, Double Dee, Ltn, Altuna, Ready, Purple, Dee, Rome, Mc Joey, Mc Ditter, Vj Lost Siska, Vj Raphael.

May 30th Black Cat

Sunday Jazz Piano Time by Abe Simpson.

Hard Rock Café

VINTAGE ROCK Nu Colour Live Band.


BOB SINCLAR See HereNow for details.

Nu Musro

Every Sunday from 7pm onwards. FOUR COLOURS Band (playing allround music).


‘SCORE! KIDS PLAYLAND’ Enjoy ‘Tons Of Fun’ In Our Kids’ Playland and Kids Activities, Bouncy Castle, Double Swing.

Monday May 31st Black Cat

Open Mic BYSS feat.Ryan Trio.

Red Square

Mondays At Red Square: It's The All Night Happy Hour For Drinkers Only - 1F1 Red Square Vodka Cocktails and Selected Beers all night long!

Resident DJ's Larry Satrio, Ruffie & Ricky. Movie Time on our Giant Screen from 8pm. Watch the top 100 movies of all time.


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Red Square Wednesday 19 May 10pm

Has Been Only learning to DJ a year ago is no indicator of the quality of Schizo’s performance. His deep passion for music and determination to enrich his skills has immediately pushed him into a serious position. Having tried a vast array of music from RnB, Slow Jamz, Hip Hop, and Reggaeton to Eclectic and even Club Tracks, his skills have led him to perform at numerous big clubs in Indonesia. His outstanding quality was a surefire path to working with artists such as Yacko, Soul Id, Native, Neo, and Sweet Martabak, who always have him along on their tours. Because of his high quality beats, X2 club in Jakarta has made Schizo a resident at Equinox. He has also successfully released a nonstop Hip Hop mixed compilation album, titled ‘Invasion’. is Now Schizo will now be performing at the regular ‘Urban Episodes’ event. With a different theme for each event, May 19 will see a ‘Pulp Fiction’ theme and apart from Schizo, DJ Otto will be on stage along with several Sexy Secretary Dancers.

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Sounds Like HipHop - R&B - Soul - Classic Disco – House Hails From Jakarta

Has Been Walaupun hanya dibekali ilmu DJ yang dipelajari selama setahun, bukan berarti kualitas skill Schizo dibawah ratarata. Justru dalam kurun waktu yang sedemikian singkat ditambah hasrat besarnya terhadap musik, membuat Schizo semakin matang. Beragam genre sudah dicobanya, mulai dari RnB, SlowJamz, Hip Hop, Reggaeton hingga Eclectic bahkan Club Tracks. Kualitas musik yang dimainkannya telah mengantar Schizo untuk tampil di berbagai tempat di berbagai kota seantero Indonesia dan tak heran Schizo jika bekerja sama dengan artis seperti Yacko, Soul Id, Native, Neo, dan Sweet Martabak, yang selalu mengikutsertakan Schizo dalam tur mereka. Karena kualitasnya ini pula, X2 Jakarta mengangkat Schizo sebagai resident DJ untuk Equinox. Tidak hanya itu yang dihasilkan oleh Schizo, dia bahkan berhasil meluncurkan album kompilasi Mix Hip Hop nonstop berjudul “Invasion”. is Now Pengunjung setia Red Square tidak perlu repot untuk melihat aksi Schizo di atas panggung, karena tanggal 19 Mei mendatang, Schizo akan tampil di acara berseri ‘Urban Episodes’. Tema yang selalu berbeda di tiap serinya, kali ini akan mengangkat tema “Pulp Fiction”, dan selain Schizo, akan ada DJ Odotto, dan para Sexy Secretary Dancers yang ikut meramaikan suasana.

hereNOW DJ Shary

Lola Alicia-Renza Moors-Shary-Yasmin DJ Lola Alicia

DJ Yasmin

LUV’S Friday 21 & 28 May 9pm

Have Been From being a model and cinema actress, and starting back in 2006, Lola Alicia has entered the DJ scene. Inspired by big name DJ’s such as DJ Mark Knight and Steve Angello, Lola perfected her mixing skills by finally joining 8Delapan Management along with Renza Moors. DJ Yasmin began her DJ career through a friend at the tender age of 19, and eventually formed her musical characteristic into a colorful form of Progressive, Techno and Tribal, giving her the merit to join the rank of DJ’s in Sound Of Zeus. Beginning her DJ career back in 2006, DJ Shary was nominated ‘Best Female DJ’, and as well as the stages of Indonesia, she has also performed throughout Asia, now residing in Malaysia, and joining Image Innovate. are Now DJ’s Shary and Yasmin will both be performing at the ‘Black Friday’ event, which will be held on the 21st May, while Lola Alicia and Renza Moors from 8Delapan Management will perform together at the ‘Wonderland’ event on the 28th May. Both events combining beauty and great music will be held at LUV’s, so don’t miss it!

Sound Like House-Prog-Tech HouseProgressive Trance Hail From Jakarta

Have Been Berawal sebagai seorang model, aktris sinema, model iklan, dan sejak tahun 2006, Lola Alicia mengawali karirnya di dunia DJ. Terinspirasi oleh beberapa artis nama besar seperti DJ Mark Knight dan Steve Angello, Lola mengasah keahlian mixing-nya dan akhirnya bergabung dengan 8Delapan Management bersama Renza Moors. DJ Yasmin, mulai belajar menjadi DJ pada umur yang terbilang masih belia; 19 tahun, dan lewat beberapa rekannya membentuk karakter musik Yasmin lebih berwarna Progressive, Techno dan Tribal, lalu ia terus berkarya sampai tergabung dalam ‘Sound Of Zeus’. Mengawali karir DJ-nya pada tahun 2006, DJ Shary berhasil mendapat nominasi untuk ‘Best Female DJ’. Selain tampil di ranah Indonesia, dia juga punya pengalaman di wilayah Asia. Sekarang Shary menetap di Malaysia, dan tergabung dalam ‘Image Innovate’. are Now DJ Shary dan Yasmin akan tampil pada acara “Black Friday” yang akan digelar pada tanggal 21 Mei mendatang. Sedangkan Lola Alicia dan Renza Moors yang tergabung dalam 8Delapan Management, akan tampil bersama pada acara “Wonderland” pada tanggal 28 Mei. Kedua acara yang memadukan kecantikan dengan musik yang mengagumkan akan diadakan di LUV’s, jangan sampai terlewatkan! | 025


Richard Sen

Buddha Bar Friday 21 May 10pm

Has Been Graffiti artist Richard Sen has been DJing since 1989, starting with a residency at the legendary Crazy Club at The Astoria. Known for his production outfits, ‘Padded Cell’ and ‘Bronx Dogs’, he has released numerous singles, 2 albums and a compilation titled ‘Powercuts’ for BMG Records. Highlights of his career include a Heavenly Social residency and being nominated for ‘Best New DJ’ MUZIK AWARDS 1998. In keeping with the attitude from his graffiti background, Richard’s DJ style is totally unique and it’s important for him not to be pigeonholed. is Now On the 21st of May, the chance to watch and listen to the unique beats of Richard Sen at Buddha Bar will have arrived. After performing in Bali, he is set to stop into Jakarta for his second Indonesian destination. Of course he’ll be here to perform his DJ set, not to graffiti the walls, so don’t miss his Psychedelic beats.

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Sounds Like Psychedelic-Disco House-Club Hails From London UK

Has Been Seniman grafitti Richard Sen telah menyelami dunia DJ sejak tahun1989 yang dimulai dengan menjadi resident DJ di sebuah klab melegenda yaitu Crazy Club di The Astoria. Terkenal karena perusahaan produksi milikinya seperti ‘Padded Cell’ dan ‘Bronx Dogs’, dia berhasil meluncurkan banyak single, dua album dan sebuah album kompilasi berjudul “Powercuts” untuk BMG Records. Titik tertinggi dalam karirinya antara lain: menjadi resident dj di Heavenly Social dari 1998-200, ‘DJ of the Month’ FACE 1998, dan medapat nominasi untuk ‘Best New DJ’ pada MUZIK AWARDS 1998. Berpegangan teguh terhadap prinsip-prinsipnya yang dilatarbelakangi seni graffiti, ciri khas permainan musik Richard bisa dibilang unik dan sangat penting baginya untuk tidak dikatagorikan, karena kemampuannya untuk memainkan aneka ragam musik seperti Psyched Out Rock, dan Leftfield Cosmic Funk termasuk New Wave/ Electro Oddities sangat menonjol. is Now Tanggal 21 Mei mendatang, adalah kesempatan Anda untuk menyaksikan dan mendengarkan permainan musik yang unik milik Richard Sen di Buddha Bar akan tiba. Setelah tampil di Bali, dia akan menghampiri Jakarta untuk dijadikan persinggahan keduanya di Indonesia. Tentunya kali ini Richard akan menggelar DJ set bukan mencoret dinding, jadi simak Psychedelic Set darinya!


Kyoto Jazz Massive

Epicentrum Walk, Rasuna Epicentrum, Kuningan Sunday 23 May 5pm Have Been Kyoto Jazz Massive is a special Electronica music project formed by brotherly duo Okino Shuya and Okino Yoshihiro. Both brothers from time to time perform solo as DJ Shuya and DJ Yoshi, but in 1994 they decided to produce their first compilation that they titled ‘Kyoto Jazz Massive V.A.’ which popularized the single ‘Eclipse’. Their style of music is akin to a mix of Jazz and Soul combined with Broken Beats. Kyoto Jazz Project is considered the breakthrough starter of Jazz Cross Over in Japan. Having toured not only in Asia but also through Europe, the brothers have performed in Jakarta before as KJM and even solo as DJ Shuya and Yoshi. are Now Together as Kyoto Jazz Massive, the brothers are returning to Jakarta to perform at the Epicentrum Walk Kuningan to play at ‘Sundaze Metro’. A great lineup of musicians will join them on stage such as Lisa Shaw, Terry Hunter and local band Maliq & D’Essentials. So don’t forget the sunscreen and hat and get ready for ‘Sundaze Metro’.

Sound Like Nu-Jazz / Soul / Jazz Hail From Japan

Have Been Kyoto Jazz Massive adalah proyek unik Elektronika yang digawangi oleh dua bersaudara Okino Shuya dan Okino Yoshihiro. Mereka berdua juga sering tampil terpisah dengan nama DJ Shuya dan DJ Yoshi. Tahun 94 mereka merilis produksi pertamanya yaitu kompilasi yang berjudul “Kyoto Jazz Massive V.A.” yang mengorbitkan single berjudul “Eclipse”. Warna musik mereka bercampur antara Jazz, Soul, yang juga dikombinasi dengan Broken Beat. Kyoto Jazz Massive pun terbilang sebagai pembuka jalan bagi perkembangan musik Jazz Cross Over di Jepang. Rute tour mereka tidak hanya Asia, namun juga mencapai Eropa, dan mereka pernah tampil di Jakarta beberapa waktu silam, baik sebagai Kyoto Jazz Massive maupun tampil secara perorangan sebagai DJ Shuya dan DJ Yoshi. are Now Shuya dan Yoshi akan tampil kembali di Jakarta, tepatnya di Epicentrum Walk Kuningan, dalam acara Sundaze ‘Metro’. Selain mereka berdua yang tampil di Jazzed Dub Area, akan tampil pula bintang lainnya yaitu Lisa Shaw, Terry Hunter, plus artis lokal seperti Maliq & D’Essentials. Siapkan sunblock, sandal, shorts, kaos tipis, tanktops dan nikmati kembali kehadiran Sundaze yang kali ini digelar di Epicentrum Walk Kuningan tanggal 23 Mei mendatang. | 027



Carnaval Beach Ancol Saturday 29 May 4pm Has Been ATB are the initials for Andre Tanneberger, who before becoming a DJ, started his musical career as a member of ‘Sequential One’ a Pop Dance music group. In 1998, Andre decided to go solo with the name ATB releasing his first single ‘9pm (Till I Come)’ which became an instant hit and launched his name onto the dance scene. Andre is also recognized as a very productive producer/ DJ, releasing an album almost every year. From 1999 to 2009 he released 9 albums and 5 remix albums. His last album ‘Future Memories’ was released in 2009 and ‘In The Mix’ (The Remix) was just recently released this year. All his songs have their own unique characteristics, with Progressive-Trance beats and a melody instantly identifiable as ATB. is Now ATB is set to perform at the ‘Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem Indonesia 2010’ rave party at Pantai Karnaval Ancol, along with a massive lineup of international DJ’s such as Empire Of The Sun, Felix Da HouseCat, TocaDisco, Roger Shah, Rank1, and several local DJ’s who will take to the stage also.

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Sounds Like Progressive Trance, Electronica Hails From Freiberg, Germany

Has Been ATB atau singkatan dari André Tanneberger, yang mulanya adalah salah satu dari anggota grup musik dansa bernama “Sequential One”. Tahun 98, Andre memulai solo karirnya dengan nama ATB dan melepas track berjudul 9pm (Till I Come) yang langsung menjadi hits yang melegenda. Andre adalah salah satu produser/DJ yang sangat produktif, karena setiap tahunnya selalu membuat album. Terhitung sejak tahun 99 hingga 2009, sebanyak 9 album dan 5 album mix ada ditangan. Terakhir album “Future Memories” tahun 2009 dan “In The Mix“ tahun ini. Semua lagunya mempunyai karakteristik tersendiri, yaitu ProgressiveTrance dengan melodi plus sound khas ATB. is Now Tanggal 29 Mei mendatang, ATB akan mengisi daftar pengisi acara yang akan tampil di rave party “Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem Indonesia 2010” di Pantai Karnaval Ancol. ATB tidak hanya sendirian, karena akan tampil bersama para bintang internasional lainnya, seperti Empire Of The Sun, Felix Da HouseCat, TocaDisco, Roger Shah, Rank1, ditambah dengan bintang lokalnya. Bagi para Ravers, tentunya acara ini tidak boleh dilewatkan. Siapkan enerji Anda untuk Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem Indonesia! | 029


Bob Sinclar

Dragonfly Sunday 30 May 10pm

Has Been Christophe Le Fraint, better known as Bob Sinclar, is a world class House DJ hailing from France. Not just a DJ, he is also known as a remixer and the owner of recording company Yellow Productions. Getting his musical roots from Funk and Hip Hop, he now plays a more colorful form of House music. Bob is known as the ‘French Touch’ in the House music scene, because of his use of ‘filtered disco strings’. He also uses different names for every project he does, like ‘The Mighty Bop’ for his Hip Hop and Acid Jazz projects. For his projects combining Latin, Jazz, African and Tribal beats he uses the alias ‘The Africanism Project. Whatever his alias, Bob will always be known for his outstanding House beats. is Now Bob Sinclar is a name long-awaited by many clubbers in Jakarta to perform on stage, and many efforts have been made to make this wish a reality. Finally, he has agreed to perform at Dragonfly on the 30th of May. Don’t miss this first time performance of Bob Sinclar in Jakarta and enjoy his world class beats.

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Sounds Like House Hails From France

Has Been Christophe Le Friant adalah Bob Sinclar, seorang DJ House kelas dunia asal Perancis. Bob bukan hanya seorang DJ, namun seorang remixer dan juga pemilik perusahaan rekaman bernama Yellow Productions. Akar musiknya bermula dari Funk dan Hip Hop, ini menjadikan set musik House yang dimainkannya lebih berwarna. Bahkan, Bob dikenal sebagai ‘French Touch’ dalam ranah musik House, ini karena cirinya yang menggunakan elemen “Filtered Disco Strings”. Bob sering menggunakan nama lain untuk setiap jenis proyeknya, seperti “The Mighty Bop” untuk pengerjaan musik Hip Hop dan Acid Jazz. Lalu nama lain seperti “The Africanism Project” untuk proyek musik yang mengkombinasikan Latin, Jazz, African dan Tribal. Apapun nama aliasnya, musikalitas seorang Bob Sinclar tidak terpisahkan dari dunia musik House. is Now Nama Bob Sinclar sudah menjadi buah bibir sejak lama, terlebih di seantero klab di Jakarta. Berbagai usaha untuk mendatangkannya pun tidak mudah, namun kesempatan untuk melihatnya akhirnya datang. Minggu, 30 Mei nanti, Dragonfly akan menampilkan sosoknya di DJ Booth. Jadi, jangan sampai melewatkan penampilan Sang pencetak hits “Love Generation” ini di Dragonfly! | 031




Still remember classic rock band Firehouse? The band, famous for their hits such as ‘Don’t Treat Me Bad’, ‘When I Look Into Your Eyes’ and ‘All She Wrote’, will head to Indonesia as a part of their Asian tour, passing through Jakarta, Makassar, Jogja, Balikpapan, Surabaya, Palembang/Pekanbaru, Medan, Bali and then over to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The band, consisting of CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, Michael Foster and Allen McKenzie, will tour from the 16th - 30th June and their tour through Indonesia will be promoted by Original Productions. Stay tuned to this spot for more information in upcoming editions.


Michael Bolton

For all you fans of melancholy music, especially those who are into the mellow voice of Michael Bolton, rejoice, as this male vocalist returns once again to Indonesia. He will be performing at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Pacific Place Jakarta on the 17th of May and the concert will be promoted by Original Productions. His last concert in Jakarta was sometime in the late 90’s and this time Michael Bolton is returning to promote his latest album titled ‘One World Of Love’, but don’t be surprised to hear several classic hits like ‘To Love Somebody’ and ‘Said I Loved You (But I Lied)’. For more information on the event, please contact (021) 7279 0253 or 726 1190.


Absolut-ly One Night Only!

Absolut Vodka in conjunction with Red Square will be holding another One Night Only! Event and this time around they’ll be presenting one of Indonesia’s sex bombs, Rahma Azhari, to be a live PA collaborating with DJ Ricky Chattaway on the 27th of May. Resident DJ’s Larry Satrio, Reza Bukan and Iwel will also be on the decks to liven up the party. Get a special price of Rp700K++ for a bottle of Absolute Blue and RP800K++ for Absolute Flavors. To RSVP the event contact Nina (081586360078), Byanca (08567871405), Jenny (081908269293) or call (021) 5790 1281 for more information.

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Long curling hair covering his face, dark glasses and a big top hat are the descriptive traits of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ famous ex-guitarist, Slash. Come the 3rd of August, this iconic guitarist will grace the stage in Jakarta to play at Istora Senayan. This rocking concert will be brought to you by Mahaka Entertainment, and is part of Slash’s latest promotional album tour titled ‘Slash The Album’. All rock fans are sure to be hoping all goes well for this event, to finally realize their dream of seeing this legendary guitarist on stage in Indonesia.


Jakarta Highland Gathering 2010

The Highland Gathering is a Scottish tradition that has been a highlight of the Jakarta international community’s social calendar for close to 35 years now. This year, the event is scheduled for the 23rd of May and once again will be held in the grounds of a Jakarta golf course. The main events are based on the traditional Highland Games held in Scotland: tossing the caber, throwing the weight for height and distance and so on, but also encompass football, rugby and volley ball competitions, a rock band contest and a lot of fun things for kids to do. Finally, there is a good variety of food and beverage tents to relax in. For more information on the event please visit www. or email: jhg@phoenix.


Lobow on Stage

Who is Lobow you ask? Lobow is a solo musician hailing from Makassar, and was once a member of the band Apache. Having travelled the hard road to fame performing from café to café with his band, he has been lucky enough to be the opening act for some of Indonesia’s great bands such as Slank, KLA Project, Gigi and many others. After parting with Apache, Lobow travelled to Jakarta to try his luck in the big city and his slow path to stardom has paid off. After successfully releasing the single ‘Salah’ (Wrong), which was the soundtrack for an Indonesian movie, he entered the spotlight and released his first album back in 2008. Now Lobow will be performing live on stage at the main hall of Plaza EX Jakarta on the 19th of May starting at 6:30pm. The concert is open to all visitors of Plaza EX but if you are unlucky enough to miss it, you can still catch his performance on television on GlobalTV the following day. For more information, call: (021) 3107272 | 033


Tennis Indoor Senayan Thursday 29 April

Kelly Clarkson “All I Ever Wanted Tour”


enyanyi wanita kelas dunia dan pemenang pertama dari acara ‘American Idol’, Kelly Clarkson, hadir di Jakarta untuk menghibur para penggemarnya. JAVA Musikindo selaku promotor, berhasil membawa penyanyi ini ke Jakarta untuk pentas di Tennis Indoor Senayan. Kedatangan Kelly Clarkson merupakan bagian dari tur promo album terbarunya yang berjudul “All I Ever Wanted”. Acara yang dimulai pada jam 8 malam, wanita yang satu ini langusung menghadirkan barisan hits miliknya seperti “All I Ever Wanted”, “Miss Independent”, “Because of You”, dan beberapa hits dari album terdahulunya. Penampilan Kelly Clarkson pada malam itu mampu mencuri perhatian para penggemarnya dan pada akhir acara dia menyanyikan tembang “Already Gone” sebagai penutup.

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World class performer and winner of ‘American Idol’, Kelly Clarkson performed in Jakarta at the Tennis Indoor Senayan. As part of her promo album tour titled ‘All I Ever Wanted’, Kelly Clarkson’s onstage performance had all her fans enjoying a great night of her hits, with them singing along to her songs. While her voice rocked maybe her dress sense needed some attention.

thereTHEN Red Square Thursday 29 April

Stars & Strips


adonna, Christina Aguilera dan Britney Spears tampil di Red Square! Tentu bukan yang aslinya, namun mereka adalah look-a-like yang dihadirkan bersama talenta muda DJ Anya tanggal 29 April lalu. Acara malam itu yang bertema “Hollywood Look-aLike”, diramaikan oleh 3 wanita yang mirip ketiga Diva asal Amerika tersebut, sementara Anya menghadirkan sederetan track beraliran House-Tech. Pengunjung yang datang Kamis malam itu lumayan ramai dan mereka antusias menikmati konsep acara yang digelar. Selain penampilan Anya, seorang DJ yang mirip resident DJ Reza Bukan, ikut tampil memainkan musik House.

Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears performed at Red Square on the 29th of April... Of course not the real stars, but look-a-likes performing alongside DJ Anya with her House-Tech House tracks, for the night’s themed event ‘Hollywood Look-a-Like’. Apart from DJ Anya, a look-a-like of resident DJ Reza Bukan also took to the decks playing a string of House beats. | 035


Street Party


Epicentrum Walk, Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan Friday 30 April

didas menggelar sebuah acara bertema Street Party pada tanggal 30 April lalu. Acara yang juga didukung oleh Adroitz Music ini digelar di Epicentrum Walk, Rasuna Sahid. Selain menggelar ragam produk Adidas, ada juga pemeriah acara, seperti DJ David J, MC Mistah, Indobeatbox, Andre Harihandoyo & Sonic People, dan DJ Kulki. Acara yang memadukan musik, olah raga dan kesenian ini dituangkan lewat program yang diramaikan oleh nuansa kehidupan Urban di Jakarta, ditambah Shoe painting, dan ada juga sesi pembagian hadiah sepatu Limited Edition dari Adidas. Adidas, aided by Adroitz Music, held a Street Party event at Epicentrum Walk, Rasuna Sahid, featuring a great line-up of DJs and MCs. The event, which combined music, sports and art, had a shoe painting competition with the lucky winners receiving a pair of Limited Edition Adidas shoes.

LUV’S Friday 7 May

Road To Brazil


asih dalam rangka mencari pemenang yang akan diberangkatkan ke Brazil untuk menonton pertandingan final piala Champions, Heineken Music terus digelar di beberapa klab di ibukota. Kali ini, giliran LUV’S yang menjadi tempat venue acaranya. DJ yang tampil malam itu adalah DJ Syeni dan Dreco, plus fashion show dari LUV’S models dan juga resident DJ Yunie, Nathalie dan Vinny Liv. Selamat bagi para pemenang yang beruntung . Heineken Music’s club-hopping search for soccer fans to send to Brazil continues. The lucky people who get to go will be present for all the action of the Champions Cup final. This time round the event was held in LUV’s. Apart from the fan search, DJs Syeni and Dreco, plus resident DJs Yunie, Nathalie and Vinny Liv were on stage to entertain the many hopefuls headed for Brazil, along with the Luv’s models, who strutted their stuff in a fashion show.

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Score! Bandung Friday 30 April

Mobil Derek Launching Album


and Elektronika nan eksentrik asal Bandung bernama Mobil Derek kembali hadir dengan album baru yang berjudul ‘Tanpaspasi’. Untuk meresmikan rilis album mereka, digelar acara di Score! Bandung yang didukung Dickdick, Revolver 13, Local Drug Store, dan Muffin Naked. Melewati tengah malam, Doji, T3ori dan Qkey naik ke atas pentas dan meluncurkan lagu–lagu yang diambil dari album terbarunya seperti “Automatic”, “Aku Bosan Dengan Musik”, “Bacteria”, “Money Money Money”, “I Believe In UFO”. Dan tidak hanya mereka bertiga, tampil pula Adam gitaris dari Koil, Magi drummer dari /rif, DJ E-One Cronik yang turut berkolaborasi dengan Mobil Derek. Lagu “Kehidupan” dari Godbless yang dibawakan oleh Mobil Derek, jadi lagu terakhir mereka malam itu. Acara yang juga diramaikan oleh visual mapping dari Digital Hallucination dan para mobsters ini, ditutup oleh penampilan DJ awa, Areef dan Agung.

Electronica band from Bandung, Mobil Derek recently released their album titled ‘Tanpaspasi’ (Without Spaces). Holding a release party at Score! Bandung. It was Mobil Derek plus Dickdick Revolver 13, Local Drug Store and Muffin Naked performing on stage. Post-midnight, the members of Mobil Derek, Doji, T3ori and Qkey got on stage to entertain those present that night with their latest singles. | 037

thereTHEN Immigrant Friday 30 April



ampil untuk kedua kalinya di Jakarta, DJ Nick Terranova alias Starkillers kali ini manggung di Immigrant untuk menghibur para clubber disana. DJ Oki Koro sebagai tuan rumah membuka acara pada malam itu dengan sederetan track music House untuk menghangatkan suasana. Saat Nick mengambil alih diatas panggung untuk menghadirkan sederetan track House-Progressive-Electro yang dibalut dengan kombinasi sound ala Starkillers, ditambah vokal dan bassline yang membahana, memikat para pengunjung untuk ke barisan depan dengan DJ set yang dimainkan. Performing in Jakarta for the second time, DJ Nick Terranova AKA Starkillers rocked the crowd of clubbers at Immigrant. Resident DJ Oki Koro got things started with his selection of House tracks before Nick took control of the decks getting everyone on the dance floor with the HouseProgressive-Electro rhythms Starkillers is best known for.

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thereTHEN Maja House Saturday 1 May

Maja House swings its doors open...


aja House, sebuah venue baru yang baru buka di Bandung tanggal 1 Mei kemarin menggelar sebuah pre-opening party bagi 350 undangan khusus untuk meramaikan private party malam itu. Dengan menghadirkan sederetan DJ ternama seperti Adith (JUNKO), Ingga (ADVARK), Adith (RNRM) dan Twist (D’MAKAVELI) ditambah free-flow drinks sepanjang malam, acara yang di adakan di Sugar and Cream rooftop bar and restaurant yang berlokasi di atap Maja House ini menjadi semakin semarak di balut pemandangan kota Bandung yang indah. Maja House secara resmi dibuka untuk pada tanggal 8 Mei, jadi bagi anda yang sedang weekend ke Bandung jangan ragu lagi untuk hadir ke Maja House. Maja House, a new venue located in Bandung, recently held a private pre-opening party for 350 invitees. Entertained with a great line-up of DJ’s plus free flow drinks all night long, everyone was partying to great music surrounded by the beauty of Bandung’s skyline at night. The doors of Maja House officially opened to the public on the 8th of May. | 039

thereTHEN Nite Flight Saturday 1 May

Soul Plane


ingga Enterprise dan Sound of Naomi menggelar acara di Nite Flight dengan menghadirkan DJ Antz dari Black Independent, Deew, DJ Choco dari Sound Of Naomi plus resident DJ Evie dan Yudi. Walaupun pengunjung tidak sampai penuh, namun acara ini berlangsung cukup seru dengan para DJ yang memainkan aliran musik yang beragam.

Jingga Enterprise and Sound of Naomi held the ‘Soul Plane’ event at Night Flight, presenting DJ Antz from Black Independent, Deew and DJ Choco from Sound of Naomi plus residents Evie and Yudi.



xcursion adalah acara yang digelar oleh Nine Circles dan Homses. net di Tribeca. Lewat acara ini, Nine Circles sebagai DJ management, mengumumkan kehadirannya kembali ke dunia musik dansa di Jakarta sekaligus meluncurkan logo baru mereka dan merayakan hari jadinya yang kedua. Untuk memeriahkan acaranya, barisan DJ disiapkan; mulai dari E Bump, Dree, David Gilz, Priast, Andiq, Freeman, Musha, dan Otsu Aiko yang menampilkan aliran musik Progressive, Techno dan juga Trance. Tepat pada tengah malam, kata sambutan diberikan oleh DJ Freeman selaku direktur dari Nine Circles.

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Nine Circles management, in conjunction with, held the ‘Excursion’ event as an announcement of ‘Nine Circles’ return to the Jakarta dance scene and the release of their new logo. A fantastic lineup of DJs were set up to entertain the masses.

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Red Square Wednesday 5 May

Naughty Students Episode


ack to School! Itulah nuansa yang diangkat di acara berseri Urban Episodes pada tanggal 5 Mei di Red Square Jakarta. Tema yang lebih tepat adalah “Naughty Students”, dimana suasana Red Square pada malam itu dibuat lebih mirip dengan sebuah kelas di sekolah, lengkap dengan seragam, dan rutinitas kenakalan. DJ Bart’o yang jadi pengisi acaranya, mengenakan seragam anak Sekolah Dasar berwarna merah-putih, lengkap dengan topinya. Sedangkan para siswi diwakilkan oleh DJ Deena dan beberapa ‘Naughty School Dancers’ yang tampil dan berdansa di atas meja belajarnya. Untuk lebih meramaikan acaranya, staff dan tamu pun berdandan ala murid sekolahan. Ramai dan seru, itulah suasana kelas Red Square yang malam itu tidak ada gurunya. All clubbers were sent back to school at Red Square’s regular Urban Episodes, as this week’s event was themed ‘Naughty Students’. Having everyone adorned in school attire that night, Red Square’s class began with special guest DJ Bart’o on the decks followed by DJ Deena, accompanied by the ‘Naughty School Dancers’ dancing on their desks. A wild and fun party was had at the school of Red Square, with no teachers in sight.

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Indochine Friday 7 May

My Society


cara ‘My Society’ yang digelar di Indochine penuh dengan sederetan perayaan dan musik yang berlangsung dengan meriah. Diawali dengan acara perayaan ulang tahun Erness, sang PR marketing untuk Indochine yang dilanjutkan dengan tampilnya Neil Pierce, salah satu DJ jagoan dalam meracik musik Soulful House. Acara tidak berhenti setelah tampilnya Neil Pierce tapi dilanjuti dengan hadirnya para DJ lokal berkualitas, MC dan dancers yang semuanya adalah wanita, mulai dari DJ Milinka Radisic, Alice Norin, dan Rheema yang tampil di deck, dan ditambah pula oleh penampilan dari D&D Dancer yang membuat suasana semakin panas malam itu.

The ‘My Society’ event over at Indochine was jam-packed with excitement, starting with a special birthday celebration for Erness (PR marketing) from Indochine, followed by the performance of Soulful House specialist DJ Neil Pierce on the decks. The night did not end there; a lineup of female DJ’s from DJ Milinka Radisic, Alice Norin and Rheema were on the decks following Neil Pierce’s time on stage. Added to that, D&D Dancers on stage raised the heat level even higher. | 043

thereTHEN Dragonfly Saturday 8 May

House Nation with Fedde Le Grand


atu lagi DJ internasional tampil di Jakarta, kali ini Fedde Le Grand, DJ asal Belanda yang mengantongi peringkat 29 di dunia versi DJ Mag, mampu menyedot perhatian publik pecinta musik House. Red Beat kembali menghadirkan Fedde lewat acara berjudul ‘House Nation’ yang digelar di Dragonfly yang juga dalam rangka mempromosikan album terbarunya yang berjudul “Output”. Fedde tidak sendiri untuk menghibur banyak clubbers yang hadir pada malam itu, karena beberapa talenta lokal ikut memeriahkan acara termasuki DJ Joyo beserta visual master VJ Mutter juga berperan memanaskan suasana di Dragonfly. Sudah bisa ditebak, Dragonfly kebanjiran oleh pengunjungnya yang memenuhi seluruh sudut dancefloor dari awal hingga akhir acara. Dutch DJ, Fedde Le Grand, hit the stage at Dragonfly to pump up the overflowing crowds of clubbers with his signature House beats on Saturday night. Returning to Jakarta for a promotional tour of his latest album titled ‘Output’, the event House Nation promoted by Red Beat had Fedde jamming along with local talent DJ Joyo, and visual master VJ Mutter got the mob of enthusiastic party heads dancing nonstop until the end of the show.

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thereTHEN Hard Rock Café Jakarta Sunday 9 May

Konser Instrumen Gitar


ebuah konser musik instrumen digelar di Hard Rock Café Jakarta pada tanggal 9 Mei lalu. Konser yang hanya menampilkan musik instrumen gitar tanpa vokalis ini merupakan wujud apresiatif dari seorang gitaris muda bernama Ega Liong yang merupakan anggota dari band Blackout. Yang membuat acara ini lebih istimewa adalah hadirnya sejumlah bintang tamu senior yang ikut tampil, yaitu para gitaris seperti Ian Antono, Totok Tewel, Pay, Eet Syahrani, dan beberapa gitaris lainnya. Bahkan, acara ini dianugerahi oleh Indonesia Book Of Records kepada Akar Liar Music’s atas prestasinya mengukir rekor Indonesia yang langsung diserahkan kepada pihak penyelenggara pada malam itu. Salut untuk terwujudnya konser yang telah digelar dan selamat untuk Ega Liong dan pihak-pihak yang turut membantu. An Indonesian record-breaking concert featuring a great line-up of guitarists was held at Hard Rock Café Jakarta on the 9th of May, inaugurated by Ega Liong, the guitarist for the band ‘Blackout’. Senior guitarists present for this record-breaking event included Ian Antono, Totok Tewel, Pay, Eet Syahrani and many others. | 045


Buddha Bar Sunday 9 May

DJ Yousef & Lazy Sunday


anggal 7 Mei lalu, DJ berkebangsaan UK bernama Yousef tampil di Buddha Bar dalam rangkaian Dance Republic pre party. Yousef yang dihadirkan oleh Front Media ini berbagi deck dengan talenta lokal seperti DJ Alda, Alvin K & Indra 7, Mamit dan DT. Selain Jakarta, kota lain seperti Surabaya, Bandung, Bali dan Jogja adalah tujuan selanjutnya. Sedangkan hari Minggu yang cerah 9 Mei lalu, acara Lazy Sunday digelar sejak tengah hari. Berbagai booth menghiasi area Buddha Bar, dari mulai pakaian, makanan, nail art & body painting, tarot reading dari Alva Reva, hingga games Wii dan PS3. Untuk musik, dipercayakan kepada para DJ yang tampil yaitu DJ Deefo, Gerry, resident DJ Ulil, Aldrin, MC P Double, plus penampilan akustik dari Jakarta Journey. Musik yang chill, “Breakfast Martini”, Bazaar, dan ambient yang baik. Satu acara yang menyenangkan, sampai jumpa di Lazy Sunday berikutnya!

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DJ Yousef took to the stage of Buddha Bar on the 7th of May in part for the Dance Republic pre party. Acommpanied by local DJs Alda, Alvin K & Indra 7, Mamit and DT. Sunday then saw the annual “Lazy Sunday” Bazaar filled with booths offering clothes, food, Tarot reading by Alva Reva, nail art and body painting to Wii and PS3 games. To entertain the masses DJs Deefo, Gerry and resident DJs were on stage plus a special acoustic performance by Jakarta Journey. A special “Breakfast Martini” was offered at the bar for those wanting to whet their whistle.

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ummertime is popular around the world for outdoor classical concerts. Recently in Singapore, I had the opportunity to witness Andrea Bocelli’s private performance in an outdoor setting for the YTL Corporation Anniversary. Together with an ensemble of wellknown international artists, such as soprano Sabrina Cvilak, conductor Eugen Kohn, Australian pop sensation Delta Goodrem and flutist Maestro Andrea Griminelli, they gave Singapore a concert to remember. VIPs from around South East Asia, including yours truly, were lucky enough to be invited and witness this once in a lifetime experience. Hopefully the rumors will come true and soon we will be able to witness Andrea Bocelli’s performance in our own country.

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Back to our city, going into the middle of summertime has made Jakarta busy, playing host for many prestigious performers of both local and international calibre. On this upcoming 18th May, one of America’s renowned pianists, Steven Spooner, will finally visit Jakarta to give a recital, seminar and even a master class. He is surely one pianist that you can’t miss. Savannah Times praised him recently, saying: “American Steven Spooner had everything: polished technique, musical intelligence, innate sensitivity, and a personality that reached across the keyboard.” Not only this, he is also known as a great teacher, who has taught many young and talented pianists. From the 16th – 19th May, you can participate in his seminar on piano pedagogy with a theme of “Establishing a Daily Technical Regiment Russian-Style” and “Examining Chopin’s Aesthetic Streams: Rubinstein Vs. Cortot.” He will also conduct a master class and solo recital, where he is going to perform an intimate program from Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt. For string lovers, this May will also be very special with the upcoming performance from Yayasan Musik Amadeus Indonesia under the title of “An Evening With Neo Capella Amadeus” on the 20th of May. Yayasan Musik Amadeus Indonesia is known to be the institution that produces many great Indonesian string players.

classicalMUSIC During this concert, the institution will showcase its young talents with a rather interesting program from classics such as Mozart, Vivaldi and Haydn to more contemporary compositions from Holst, Boismortier and Faure. I am actually quite curious to witness this new and fresh generation and see what it sounds like. Aside from fun and cheerful tunes, we go to a performance that has deeper meaning and intention. “A Tribute to Poland” will commemorate the national tragedy that happened there last month on April 10th. This will take place on May 25th at Erasmus Huis. You may be aware of the tragedy in Poland involving the loss of its national hero and President, as well as the first lady and some high-ranking officials in an airplane accident. The renowned Armonia Choir - together with genius 12 year-old pianist Geraldine Gillian Gani - will pay their respects in a tribute to Poland by performing all Chopin compositions for one night only. I salute them for this and look forward to this great tribute.

Guitar lovers in Jakarta can also rejoice this month as we can finally experience again a concert performance focusing only on classical guitar music. A group of senior and young, talented guitarists under the name of Opus’78 will be performing solo, duet and ensemble pieces. The concert ‘Just Guitar’ is actually a concert that they do quite regularly. May really does have a little bit for everyone including choir lovers. One university-based choir, Perbanas Institute Choir, is planning to perform a concert under the title of ‘Musicavaria’ bringing various vocal compositions from Monteverdi and Brahms to some popular, folksong and jazzy tunes. Aside from this choir, a religious-themed concert by Capella Victoria will take place on May 29th, when they will perform sacred polyphonies. ‘The Flower of All Virginity’ has been chosen as the theme of their concert, focusing on compositions by famous 16th century Catholic composer, Tomas Luis De Victoria, such as Missa Vidi Speciosam and Cantica Beatae Virginis.

Enjoy what Jakarta can offer this month. We’ll update you again if Andrea Bocelli really confirms a concert in Jakarta! Piano Recital by Dr. Steven Spooner 18 May 2010 start from 7.30pm Erasmus Huis For more information: Jakarta Conservatory of Music at +62-21 769 0470

Musicavaria by Perbanas Institute Choir 28 May 2010 start from 7.30pm GoetheHaus For more information: Ermi +62-857 187 80098, Mitha +62-898 9288 246 or April +62-856 772 3354

An Evening With Neo Capella Amadeus 20 May 2010 start from 7.30pm Erasmus Huis For more information: Frans at +62-21 766 2854; +62-21 332 59255; +62-838 920 42940

The Flower of All Virginity by Cappella Victoria 29 May 2010 start from 8pm Santa Theresia Catholic Church Jakarta Free admission

Tribute to Poland 25 May 2010 start from 7.30pm Erasmus Huis Free admission Just Guitar by Opus’78 27 May 2010 start from 7.30pm Erasmus Huis For more information: Ronny +62-21 926 42530, Edwin +62-882 104 37314 or Danny +62-815 7455 6393 | 049

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Rio Silaen Indonesia kembali melahirkan talenta terbarunya yang bernama Rio Silaen. Bisa dibilang, sebenarnya Rio bukan penyanyi yang baru, karena Dia telah lama malang melintang di dunia musik lokal maupun internasional. Bahkan, baru saja Rio merilis album yang berjudul sama dengan namanya “Rio Silaen” di bawah naungan label Demajors. Album ini menghadirkan musik Pop yang “Easy Listening”. Dengan balutan Up Beat RnB, Disko, bahkan semi klasik yang bisa ditemukan dalam lagu perdana yang berjudul “Cinta Kelewatan”. Kualitas suara Rio Silaen tertuang dalam 10 karya lagu dalam album ini. Ditambah pula dengan kemampuan dalam menciptakan keseluruhan lagu yang ada di albumnya, menjadikan Rio seorang penyanyi dengan musikalitas yang bagus. Kualitas itu pula yang mendasari Jack Daniels menjadi salah satu pendukung Rio dalam dunia musik, lewat salah satu programnya yang bernama ‘Jack Daniels Global Tour’. Lagu berjudul “Arti Hidupku’ dibalut dengan nuansa disko dengan vokal khas dari Rio.

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Sedangkan sound yang lebih melankolis, ada pada lagu berjudul “Kau”. “Haruskah” adalah lagu yang lebih mengarah pada Slow RnB, begitupun juga dengan “Teman”. Satu lagu berbahasa Inggris di album ini adalah “Fairweather Friends”. Well, bagi Anda penikmat Rest & Relax, album ini adalah satu rekomendasinya. Mari dukung talenta lokal dengan membeli produk yang asli dan bukan BAJAKAN!

Another Indonesian talent has come out of the woodwork to liven up the local Pop music scene. Rio Silaen has recently released his first self titled album under the label Demajors, consisting of 10 songs all written by himself. The tracks in this album are different from the usual Pop tracks currently filling the local radio airwaves; Rio’s tracks are mixed in with elements of Upbeat RnB, Disco, and semiclassical elements, giving an air of easy listening to several of them. | 051

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The local punk scene is about to get a scare. “Horror core”, a genre of punk rock that uses imageries of ghouls, ghosts, and gore, is taking the local music by the jugular. While well-known American bands such as The Misfits have long combined rock with tongue-in-cheek B-grade horror imagery, Indonesia is only beginning to get a taste for it, and has a rich mythology to draw on.

trying to inject more imagery of local ghouls into our new songs.”

Local punk gigs that used to rely solely on melodic or old-school punk bands are now more exciting, thanks to local horror punk bands and their ghoulish stage presence, which maximizes cheesy but amusing macabre imageries.

Sometimes, the music even seems to attract the ghosts themselves into the pit.

“Nothing beats our local ghosts” said Dede, the singer and creative force behind Serigala Jahanam (Bastard Wolf), a one-man band that combines heavy metal and old-school hard-core with themes of grotesque horror. Live, Dede is joined by rotating cast additional musicians from the local music scene. “They are surely much more terrifying than ghosts in Western films,” he said. “That is why we are

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“If in America they have Vampira, here we have Suzzana [an iconic Indonesian actress known for her many ghoulish roles in the late ’80s and early ’90s],” Saiba said. “If in Europe they have Dracula, here we have the Kuntilanak [a longhaired female ghost].”

The guys in horror melodic punk group Kelelawar Malam (Night Bat) were playing their most energetic tune, “Pocong Berjalan” (“Walking Ghoul”) at Rossi Musik in South Jakarta in August, when without warning the sound system died, bringing the performance to a screeching halt. A pocong is one of Indonesia’s most famous ghouls — a corpse covered in a white burial shroud. “It has happened to us many, many times. And during that particular song,” said Saiba, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, adding that they always put on the best shows “when things go awry.”

feature Lyrically, both bands are more akin to each other, faithfully sticking to the darker side of things. “We want to evoke themes that terrify people, which are not necessarily limited to mystical subjects. But also things like the end of the world, death, life after death, mutants, aliens, prophecies about the end of the world and, of course, human nature, which is often the most frightening,” Saiba said. Dede said his lyrics are “bleak, dark, depressing, and chaotic, with a sprinkle of menacing humor.”

Saiba, who goes by the stage name Saiba Mencekam (Terrifying Saiba), said, “A lot of odd things occur whenever we perform that song. Believe it or not, some of our fans have reported seeing a real pocong in the audience, singing along.” Saiba chuckled. He was clearly enjoying the ghostly recollections. Either that or he was taking the piss. After all, he adds that “We conduct some dark rituals prior to gigs.” Kelelawar Malam is made up of Saiba, Apin “Doomsday” on drums, “Violent” Deta on bass and Fahri “Scary Death” on guitar.

To write such lyrics one must first get into an appropriately grim mood. Saiba said the members of Serigala Jahanam, who write the lyrics together, are at their most inspired when they isolate themselves in a dark room and start imagining slasher-flick scenarios. The band also often dims the lights in Saiba’s house and engages in morbid role-playing games, with one band member playing the role of an assailant, and the others the victims. Both groups’ live performances use elements of theater to maximize the drama. They often use fake blood or white face paint to create corpselike appearances. But neither band relies solely on shtick to impress fans. While Serigala Jahanam’s relentless loud riffs

While they do share a common theme of blood and gore, Serigala Jahanam and Kelelawar Malam are very different musically. “Black Sabbath are gods of music and The Melvins are our role models,” Dede said, listing his musical influences, which account for the band’s pounding beats and adrenaline-driven guitar riffs. Onstage, Dede and his pals deliver a breathtaking set reminiscent of old-school rock acts such as Motorhead and Slayer. “We always give our blood and soul into each show” he explains. Saiba said the original concept for Kelelawar Malam was as a cover band that would perform songs by any group American singer Glenn Danzig had been a member of, including Samhain, The Misfits and Danzig. The band’s sing-along style certainly owes a large debt to Danzig’s twisted version of punk. | 057


and growling vocals might not be for everyone, its live energy is undeniable. Kelelawar Malam is a crowd favorite, with the charismatic Saiba consistently able to drive audiences into sing-along frenzy. Both bands have released mini-albums. Serigala Jahanam’s “Ketika Pria Memakan Wanita, Ketika Wanita Memakan Pria” (“When Men Eat Women, When Women Eat Men”) was released in 2008. The CD version was sold at shows, while a digital version was given away free through a prominent Yogyakarta-based Net-label, Yesnowave. Kelelawar Malam’s “Suzzanakenstein” was released in February. A digital version was also released through Yesnowave. “We originally intended a digital-only release, but people started asking for a physical product so we pressed a limited edition of 100, which we sold with an equally limited-print T-shirt. They sold out pretty quickly,” Saiba said. Both groups plan to continue to use horror imagery in their shows and in their lyrics, and both said they would stick to the campy local horrors of the past as a main source of inspiration, rather than the newer generation of scary movies. “Today’s horror movies rely solely on loud sound effects and supposedly stylish camera work. It ends up looking like an expensively budgeted music video with zero taste,” Saiba said. “All the shocks come from the loudness of the sound. If we turn the sound down, it pales in comparison to Suzzana’s quietly grim appearance and her large hair. What scary icons do we have that can compete with that today?”

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“ICEMA adalah wadah apresiasi dan penghargaan bagi komunitas-komunitas musik di seluruh Indonesia, khususnya musik yang dihasilkan oleh komunitas-komunitas musik non mainstream yang berkembang pesat, hal ini tidak lepas dari penerimaan dan dukungan para penggemarnya. ICEMA menjadi salah satu ajang penghargaan terhadap karya musik Indonesia untuk menanggapi perkembangan terkini di dunia musik Indonesia,” ungkap Denny Sakrie, pengamat musik handal yang menduduki posisi Ketua Dewan Kategorisasi di ajang ICEMA, dalam siaran persnya. ICEMA? Indonesia Cutting Edge Music Award, begitu kepanjangannya. Menyimak namanya sepertinya pihak penyelenggara—dengan didukung oleh Windows Live—memang menyasar segmen berbeda dibanding festival musik pada umumnya di Nusantara. Target yang dituju sepertinya sengaja ke koridor yang bukan arus utama, tak tergolong konsumsi untuk umum, non-mainstream. Memang, ajang yang agak mirip dengan ICEMA sejatinya ada yaitu LA Lights Indie Fest. Bedanya, jika LA Lights Indie Fest cenderung menyeleksi grupgrup musik relatif pemula, sebaliknya filterisasi ICEMA lebih kepada jajaran musisi yang telah moncer reputasinya di ranah alternatif. Sebut saja misalnya Ras Muhamad, Goodnight Electric,

Navicula, Adrian Adioetomo, Efek Rumah Kaca, dan masih banyak lagi. Sementara itu 20 kategori yang dilombakan ialah: Favourite Solo Artists, Favourite Band, Group or Duo, Favourite Alternative Song, Favourite Pop Song, Favourite Rock Song, Favourite Metal Song, Favourite Electronica Song, Favourite Jazz Song, Favourite Hip-Hop/R&B Song, Favourite Dance Song, Favourite Punk/Hard Core Song, Favourite Emo Song, Favourite Reggae/Ska Song, Favourite Blues Song, Favopurite Comedy Song, Favourite Folk/Country Song, Favourite Singer-Songwriter, Favourite World Music Song, Favourite Artwork from Album, Favourite Album Packaging. Karya-karya yang berhak dilombakan adalah yang dirilis antara tahun 2008 hingga 2010. Pemilihan lima band paling favorit di tiap kategori diawali di periode pertama mulai 29 April sampai 29 Mei. Berikutnya, sesi kedua, 29 Mei – 29 Juni adalah proses seleksi pemilihan pemenang yang kemudian diumumkan pada 18 Juli 2010. Untuk keterangan lebih rinci bisa berselancar ke situs resminya: Hey, revolusi baru saja dimulai! [RUDOLF DETHU]

ICEMA stands for Indonesia Cutting Edge Music Award. The concept is quite similar to the LA Lights Indiefest, which accommodates the non-mainstream side of music. The difference is LA Lights Indiefest focuses more on new bands whereas ICEMA gives more attention to independent bands, who have slowly built their reputation in the independent music scene. In ICEMA you’ll find names such as Ras Muhamad, Goodnight Electric, Navicula, Efek Rumah Kaca, Adrian Adioetomo and many more, being nominated in specific categories. For more info click: | 059


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Sampai hari ini terlihat banyak berdiri sekolah DJ di berbagai pelosok Jakarta. Dari mulai ruangan kecil yang disulap menjadi studio mini, hingga yang ada di dalam Mal. Satu yang baru lahir adalah Red Addict DJ/EO Management & DJ School, yang berdiri di bawah management Red Square.Tapi apa yang beda dari konsep yang mereka tawarkan ? Berawal dari permintaan pengunjung yang sering datang ke klab Red Square, akhirnya sekolah ini didirikan dan membidik pangsa pasar para pengunjung sendiri. Tidak terlalu muluk memang, justru itulah yang lebih ingin dicapai Red Square untuk lebih memanjakan tamunya. Keuntungan terbesar bagi muridnya adalah, lokasi tempat belajarnya, langsung di klab Red Square, tentunya dengan waktu beserta peralatan yang sudah disiapkan. Sehingga, sang murid akan langsung mendapatkan suasana bermain di klab karena belajar langsung di DJ booth. Untuk guru pembimbing, 5 orang resident DJ Red Square dengan berbagai macam karakter genre, siap untuk mengajar. Mereka adalah

DJ Larry Satrio, Ruffie, Iwel, Reza Bukan, dan Ricky Chattaway. Anda tinggal pilih berdasarkan keinginan atau genre, mulai dari Classic DiscoHouse-Techno-Progressive, maupun RnB-Hip Hop. Dalam waktu kurikulum 3 bulan, murid akan diajari tehnik dasar, dan setelah melewati tahap selanjutnya, bisa mulai belajar untuk remix. Tentunya, bagi para lulusan akan mendapat job training di seluruh outlet dari Red Square. Red Addict DJ/EO Management juga punya konsep yang menarik. Selain memaksimalkan sekolah DJ, para talenta yang tergabung di dalamnya pun siap untuk tampil beda. Setiap DJ akan tampil secara Live PA, yaitu berkolaborasi dengan instrumen. Uniknya, konsepnya adalah secara berpasangan, yaitu talenta pria dengan wanita. Saat ini, para anggota dari management adalah kelima orang resident diatas, plus DJ Reza, Babydrie, Rini, dan juga Byanca. Jadi, jika Anda tertarik, kontak mereka lewat Byanca Lou di nomer 0856 787 1405, atau bisa langsung datang ke Red Square Jakarta.

Nowadays, there are many DJ schools across Jakarta, from tiny little spaces that have been turned into mini studios, to fancy spots in big malls. But something new is hitting the town for sure. They call it ‘Red Addict DJ/EO Management & DJ School’ which is under Red Square Management. It came about from the constant demand from Red Square’s visitors for new DJs, and they are now committed to meeting the high expectations of the party-going crowd. But what’s so special about them? Well, the main advantage for the students is that the class takes place inside the actual club at Red Square. This gives the newbies a real taste of how to control the mood in the club straight from the DJ booth! Five of Red Square’s resident DJs from various genres of dance music are acting as instructors: DJ Larry Satrio, Ruffie, Iwel, Reza Bukan, and Ricky Chattaway. All students have to do is make a choice of style & genre, from Classic Disco-House-Techno-Progressive, to RnB-Hip Hop. Over a three-month period, students will learn basic techniques; after this is the time to pick up some remix skills etc. Red Addict DJ/EO Management is also ready with exciting concepts like opportunities to do Live PA with other musical instrument collaborations, and even a back-to-back female and male DJ set. Right now, the crew and management include the residents along with DJ Babydrie, Rini and Byanca. Call up Byanca at 0856 787 1405, or just hit Red Square Jakarta for details. | 061

food SCOOP Cinema E Birra Pizza e Birra, the fun, casual dining environment serving innovative gourmet pizza creations and extensive selections of beer,is adding Movie Night to their list of fun ways to enjoy your time in this cool place. Watch your favorite movies with Pizza e Birra’s Happy Hour and Free Popcorn every Sunday at 8pm in Gedung Setiabudi One, Ground Floor, where they have new theme every month. So grab a friend and have yourselves a movie marathon! For more information, contact Pizza e Birra on (021) 520 3230. Pizza e Birra, tempat yang fun, dengan kreasi inovatif dalam layanan casual dining untuk gourmet pizza dan plihan yang luas untuk bir berkualitas. Dan sekarang mereka meggelar ‘Movie Night’ untuk menikmati waktu dengan baik ditempat yang menyenangkan. Mulai sekarang bisa menonton film favorit anda di Pizza e Birra’s Happy Hour, dan ada Free Popcorn setiap minggu jam 8 malam di Gedung Setiabudi One, Ground Floor, dimana setiap bulan berganti tema agar menarik dan segar. Jadi mulai hubungi teman dan nikmati menonton film bersama dengan santapan istimewa. Untuk informasi Pizza e Birra di (021) 520 3230.

What’s For Lunch? Need some great food to complement your busy day? Head down to Pasta de Waraku and enjoy their lunch promo every weekday from 11am 3pm. Get any main course with a free Coca Cola for only Rp 50K, and with an additional Rp15K, you can get an appetizer or pizza. A great choice for your busy working lunch. For more information, please contact Pasta de Waraku Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Level 3A. Tel (021) 2358 0916; Pondok Indah Mall 2, Restaurant Row Level 3. Tel (021) 7592 0608; Mall Taman Anggrek, Unit E 16A Level 2. Tel: (021) 563 9590. Butuh santapan yang istimewa ditengah hari sibuk anda? Langsung saja menuju Pasta de Waraku dan nikmati lunch promo mereka setiap har kerja dari jam 11 sampai 3 siang. Setiap anda pesan main course, dapatkan free Coca Cola hanya dengan Rp 50K, dan dengan hanya menambah Rp15K, anda bisa dapatkan appetizer atau pizza. Sebuah pilihan yang istimewa untuk lunch ditengah sibuknya hari. Untuk informasi, hubungi saja Pasta de Waraku Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Level 3A. Tel (021) 2358 0916; Pondok Indah Mall 2, Restaurant Row Level 3. Tel (021) 7592 0608; Mall Taman Anggrek, Unit E 16A Level 2. Tel: (021) 563 9590.

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Australian Wine Dinner Come and enjoy an Australian Wine Dinner at Mixx Grill Steak House on the 22nd of May. Choose from a great selection of Australian wines by Yellow Tail such as Bubles, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, and many others. With a price of Rp350K for members and Rp400K for non members you will be served a four course set menu meal and an all you can drink Australian wine list, so head to Mixx Grill Steak House to enjoy a night of culinary delight. RSVP with Laura / Liza by calling (021) 7179 2577. Mixx Grill Steak House, Kemang Raya 45 B, Jakarta Selatan. Datang dan nikmati istimewanya Australian Wine Dinner di Mixx Grill Steak House tanggal 22 Mei nanti. Tentukan piihan Australian Wine dengan Yellow Tail seperti Bubles, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, dan masih banyak lainnya. Dengan hanya Rp350K untuk member dan Rp400K untuk non member, dan anda berhak menikmati hidangan dalam 4 course set menu meal dan all you can drink Australian Wine, jadi jangan menunggu, langsung menuju Mixx Grill Steak House untuk menikmati sebuah santap malam yang spesial. RSVP dengan Laura / Liza dengan menghubungi (021) 7179 2577. Mixx Grill Steak House, Kemang Raya 45 B, Jakarta Selatan.

Ranch Market celebrates Mother’s Day Show your mom how much you love her on Mother’s Month of May - the Ranch Market is making it easy for you. Give love to your mom and win a Shopping Voucher for Rp.1.000.000. This is available for 6 lucky shoppers with a minimum in-store purchase of Rp 500K. Double entries are possible by using HSBC cards and purchasing any gift basket. Go to any Ranch Market outlet in Jakarta and grab your chance to win! Tunjukkan sayang anda kepada sang Bunda di hari Ibu bulan Mei ini. Ranch Market akan membuatnya lebih mudah untuk anda. Sampaikan cinta anda dan dapatkan Shopping Voucher senilai Rp.1.000.000. Ini untuk 6 orang beruntung yang berbelanja minimal Rp 500K. Double entries bisa dilakukan dengan HSBC cards dan utuk pembelian gift basket apa saja. Datang ke Ranch Market mana saja di Jakarta dan dapatkan kesempatan untuk menang! | 063


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love coming to Starbucks. Really. I like the combination of frills it offers; from the impressively decorated coffee treats to the matte-colored atmosphere, the big writing boards behind the counter and the big comfortable sofas. The bluesy music in the background and the smiling green-apron-wearing baristas are what give the dot to the i and cross to the t. Friendly and comforting? That’s an understatement. I’d say it is more like a cult. It has that compelling power, a sort of inspirationinducing atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in New York or something. I genuinely think this is the reason why Starbucks has gained so much success globally. That universal likeability. I remember those days when I just started freelance writing and did not have any internet connection and was always in dire need of a coffee fix to start my writing, or else I would draw a blank and write nonsense. I always ended up choosing Starbucks as my “go to” place for some reason. I didn’t care so much for the price tag nor the gorgeously decorated coffee, but I liked the sense it gave me – like I could suddenly write a masterpiece or something. The coffee? Well, to be honest, that’s another matter. It has its followers – don’t get me wrong. Legions of followers. I may even be one of them, although selectively and discreetly. But what I like about this place lies in the way it adapts the so-called ‘classic’ way to appreciate coffee, and wrestles it down to commercialism and

succeeds at doing it. We have the Americans to thank for that. Now, those who sneer at the very thought of blended ice coffee can be seen lurking discreetly, sipping that very concept– and actually appearing to enjoy it. And we have Starbucks to thank for that. Nowadays, I think it all comes down to variety. And taste. We have so little time to dissect anything down to its very essence and have made a habit of looking for an instant fix – preferably one that looks as good as it is instant. I am, for one, unable to deny the wonderfully mountainous, soft, swirly whipped cream and sweet caramel in deliciouslooking icy plastic cups. Especially on a hot Jakarta day. These icy drinks make the existence of a steamy and aromatic doppio espresso more and more irrelevant in Jakarta. Besides, who can remember all the rules on what to drink in what hour and how to do it properly? Europeans love this gimmick - I guess because they come from a so-called more cultured place - but nowadays, who cares? Too rigid to follow, too complicated to remember and too long a time to explain. Heck, we need to get back to checking our Facebook! Make it simple, fast and pretty, I’d say – if it wants to survive in the mind of the short attention span generation. This generation avoids rules like a disease and loves anything flashy. Hail to the Iced Blended Choc Chip coffee, for milking the opportunity. Crass commercialism? Who cares? Fact is, we’re all now hooked and high on caffeine. [text & photos: fonnyta amran] | 065


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Kitchenette opens in Plaza Indonesia


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he Kitchenette is a new restaurant opened by the kings of Jakarta concept-dining, the Ismaya group and this one is another fine example of their pedigree. “Everything your Heart Desires” could be the tag-line of Kitchenette, as the menu is plastered with tags of ‘Everything’ from salads, tapas, mains and especially their hotlist, blackboard specials menu, also appropriately named ‘Everything Special’ or something similar. It’s fast and easy at Kitchenette with snappy service and a menu to suit. The restaurant is set in what resembles a French kitchen with pots and pans hanging from hooks, cabinets full of goodies and the timber look of a rambling country kitchen pervading the home-style ambience. A home-style look demands home-style fare and Kitchenette appears to be delivering just that. Savory Galettes and Sweet Crepes are the specialties of the house and half of the menu is dedicated to them. With names like Gusteau and Antoine-Ego gracing the Galette list, one could imagine that Ratatouille would also be on the menu, but at last look, it wasn’t. The French-style Galette is made from buckwheat flour, all natural ingredients and as they say, a large dash of love, with a choice of many toppings from which to choose. The Galette could be called a cross between a pizza and a crepe for anyone unaware of how it looks. Other savory dishes on the menu include a bunch of classic salads and a ‘build your own fresh salad from the bar’ option. The ‘Everything to Share’ section contains a selection of tapas and sharing dishes like Vietnamese rolls [39k], Charcoal grilled marinated octopus with potato salad [45k], Calamari fritti [45k] and Nachos [45k]. ‘Everything Mains’ is also bursting with Grandma’s favorites too, with a mix of Western and Asian dishes. Rib eye steak [125k], pan fried John Dory fish over

sauteed spinach [59k], Roasted chicken [75k] and Burgers [69k] are all there and backed up by Uncle Chin’s Asian recipes and Grandpa Luigi’s classic and rustic pastas. The size and quality of everything served at Kitchenette is substantial and value for money does look assured. Kitchenette is sited in a part of the new Plaza Indonesia Extension that is fast becoming the new place to dine in the mall and for that matter, the city. With the adjacent office block and general traffic from the mall, Kitchenette is bound to be a very busy kitchen over the next period. With the bustling crowd and the fast moving action of Kitchenette, you could just about find ‘Everything You Need!’ [Text: Trauts, Photos: Ramadhan]

Kitchenette Restaurant and Creperie Plaza Indonesia Extension Tel: 021 2992 3580 | 067



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TIPSY MAP T6 Wine & Bar DJThe Beat Building 2nd Floor Jl. Kemang Raya No. 29 Jakarta Selatan : 021-718.2970

MOONLIGHT MAP K6 Jazzy Lounge Jazz Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021-5794.1731

THE BAR MAP S5 RocknRoll Bar Rock, Blues Jl. Taman Kemang No.19 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7199.988 restaurants

PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP N6 Hollywood style Top 40, Classic Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 : 021-526.7827 PORTOBELLO MAP L7 Wine, Lounge, Music Live Band and DJ Mid Plaza 2 , First GF Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 : 021-570.7600 POSTE 47 MAP O8 Dine-Drink in a unique place DJ The East Building Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan kav e32 : 021-2554.2707 SEGARRA MAP A7 Dining-Lounge Beach Sound Pantai Carnaval - Ancol Bay City Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7 Jakarta Utara : 021.9959.9404 SHY ROOFTOP MAP U6 Kemang 6 Building The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 TABAC MAP S5 Kemang 6 Building Jl. Taman Kemang Jakarta Selatan : 021-7191.357 TIGA PULUH MAP L7 Band and DJ Le Meridien Hotel Jl.Jend Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta Pusat : 021-251.3131

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Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 57956977

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KADO MAP K7 Traditional Japanese Intercontinental Mid Plaza LG Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 573 2030 ext. 6703 / 4735 KAMPUS MAP L9 Dining-Club-KaraokeLounge House Menara Imperium 35th -37th Floor Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kuningan Kav 1 : 021-8378.6008 KOI CAFÉ & GALLERY MAP S6 International Saberro House Jl. Kemang Raya No.10aJakarta Selatan : 021-719 5707 KENANGA MAP T1 Chinese Pondok Indah Plaza 2 Blok BA 2 No.9 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah : 021 - 769 6042 KAFE PISA MAP I8 Ice Cream & Italian Jl. Gereja Theresia 1 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3100 151/ 3928568 LARA DJONGGRANG MAP K10 Indonesian Traditional Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 3252 / 316 0288 LOWEY MAP O7 Nice hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378 MOSCATLY MAP T1 Wine, Western & Oriental Jl. Metro Pondok Indah UF 21Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 765 3877

MOS BURGER MAP N3 Japanese burger Plaza Senayan 3rd Floor Jl. Asia Afrika No.8 Jakarta Selatan MOYA MAP L6 Spanish Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade JL. KH Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021 - 5794 1733 MOONLIGHT MAP L6 Food and Jazz music Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kav 24 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5794 1731 PASTA DE WARAKU MAP I6 Japanese casual pasta Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Level 3A. : 021 - 2358 0916 Pondok Indah Mall 2 Level 3 : 021 - 7592 0608 Mall Taman Anggrek, Unit E 16 A , Level 2 : 021 - 563 9590 PORTOBELLO MAP L6 East meet West Mid Plaza 2, 1st Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 570 7774 ext 5100 PIZZA E BIRRA MAP I6 Pizza & Beer Plaza Indonesia Extension 5th Floor, Unit E 22-23 JL.MH Thamrin Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 319 28070 PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP O6 American Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 526 7827 PORTICO MAP N2 East Meet West Senayan City, Panin Tower Level B2 Unit 0 Jl. Asia Afrika - Jakarta Selatan

: 021 – 727 81 641 POTATO HEAD MAP O5 Western Pacic Place Mall Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta : 021 - 5797 3322 PURO MAP P7 Japanese and Italian City Plaza at Wisma Mulia Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto No. 42 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5297 1234 RAMEN 38 MAP Q3 Japanese Ramen noodles and more. Kamome Building Lt. 2, Melawai, Blok M Jakarta Selatan : 021-7280 0268 SAKANA MAP K6 Japanese light meal Mid Plaza 1 Basement Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-574 6452 SCORE! MAP X3 International and Indonesian Cilandak Town Square 1st Floor. restaurants Jl. TB Simatupang kav.17 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7592.0279 SHY MAP U6 Elegant fine dining The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 SOCIAL HOUSE MAP I7t Restaurant, Bar, Winepost Harvey Nichols Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2358 1818 TOSCANA MAP U5 Italian Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 1216

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Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2555 8758 VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 726 1162 VIN + MAP T6 Casual but stylish wine bar



with western food and great affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577 VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9 Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477


WARUNG GEROBAK MAP P5 Warung style Jl. Ciranjang 38 Kebayoran Baru - Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 722 0125 XIN MAP P4 Mongolian Jl. Wolter Monginsidi 53 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 720 1622

art ADORAMUS ART GALLERY Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta 143M Jakarta : 021 – 70001966 ARTEGRAPHIC INTEGRATED DESIGN Taman Kedoya Baru Jl. Agave VI, Blok C1 No. 20 Jakarta Barat : 021 - 58300100, 58300200 BENTARA BUDAYA JAKARTA Jl.Palmerah Selatan 17 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 5483008, 5490666 ext.7910 ART SEASONS Jl. Permata Berlian V,Permata Hijau Jakarta : 021 – 6845 3980 ART SEASONS Jl. Kemang Timur No. 63B Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 68453980 ARTSPHERE GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 7278 6661 ANDI’S GALLERY Jl. Tanah Abang IV No. 14

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ARTNIVORA GALLERY Jl. Kemang Utara No. 50 Sisi Kiri Jakarta : 021 – 7199614

GALERI CANNA Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya Block LC 6 No. 33-34 Kelapa Gading Permai Jakarta Utara : 021 – 4526429 - 30

BIZETE GALLERY Jl. Gandaria I No. 9 Kebayoran Baru : 021 – 724 6725 BUDI GALLERY Jl. Ciputat Raya No. 58 Jakarta : 021 – 70622190 CEMPAKA FINE ART AUCTION Gedung Inter Asia lantai 1 Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No. 96 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 3907779 CEMARA 6 GALERI Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No: 9 - 11 Menteng, Jakarta : 021 – 3911823 D’PEAK GALLERY JL.RS Fatmawati No. 56 Jakarta : 021 – 380 7047 EDITY’S ART HOUSE Jl. Gresik Blok FB 2 No. 9 Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7 Jakarta : 021 – 7450624 ELCANNA ART GALLERY Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 35 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta

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SIGIARTS GALLERY Jl. Mahakam I No. 11 Blok M, Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 7260949

KOONG GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 72788263

VANESSA ART LINK Graha MIK main lobby, Taman Perkantoran Kuningan Jl. Setiabudi Selatan Kav. 16-17 Jakarta : 021 5794 1411 | 073


Here Comes the Blockbuster Season!


etelah “Iron-Man 2” membuka musim film-film blockbuster, sekarang giliran Russell Crowe main panah-panahan di “Robin Hood”, Mike Myers jadi ogre di “Shrek Forever After”, dan Jake Gyllenhaal jadi Pangeran Persia. Siapkan blitzCard supaya tidak mengantri panjangpanjang! Cek jadwalnya, dan pesan tiketnya di In the wake of ‘Iron-Man 2, more blockbusters are coming to our big screens! From Russell Crow shooting arrows in “Robin Hood”, Mike Myers returns (his voice anyway) in “Shrek Forever After, and pretty boy tries to pass as a Persian prince in Disney’s latest epic flick. Order your tickets from

Robin Hood Action. Drama. Director: Ridley Scott. Writer: Brian Helgeland. Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston. Yang paling mengejutkan dari film “Robin Hood” terbaru versi Ridley Scott ini memang para pemainnya. Russell Crowe seolah tidak sadar umurnya sudah berkepala empat – ketuaan untuk jadi Robin Hood. Tapi, berhubung ini kerja samanya yang kesekian kali dengan Ridley Scott – setelah “Gladiator”, “A Good Year”, “American Gangster”, dan “Body of Lies” – jadi, ya sudahlah, mari kita tonton saja. Apalagi deretan pemainnya menunjukkan nama-nama kelas berat! Dasar ceritanya masih sama. Robin Hood adalah seorang pemanah dari pasukan King Richard The Lionheart. Sepeninggalnya Sang Raja, Robin Hood jalan-jalan ke kota kecil Nottingham yang penduduknya menderita gara-gara korupsi dan pajak yang semena-mena. Demi menyelamatkan kota itu, sekaligus memikat hati Sang Janda Kembang, Marion (Cate Blanchett), Robin Hood pun membentuk geng untuk melawan ketidakadilan. Cerita yang sederhana ini memang sangat membutuhkan lebih banyak bobot yang (kemungkinan besar) bisa dihasilkan oleh pena-nya Brian Helgeland – sang penulis skenario yang sudah sukses dengan “Green Zone” dan “The Taking of Pelham 123”. Prepare to get bloated with caramel popcorn as you try very hard to believe that Robin Hood is 41-year old Russell Crowe in the latest Ridley Scott film, ‘Robin Hood’. While Crowe needs to toughen up his look, scriptwriter Brian Helgeland’s difficult task is to buff up the story. The good thing is, names like Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac and Danny Huston are involved.

Shrek: Forever After Animation. Comedy. Director: Mike Mitchell. Writer: Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke. Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Craig Robinson. Kita sudah nyaris bosan tertawa melihat Puss in Boots versi gendut melorot di tiang. Akhirnya “Shrek: Forever After” main juga, dalam versi RealD 3D! Kali ini, sutradaranya adalah Mike Mitchell, yang sebelas tahun yang lalu membuat “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”

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Tokoh dongeng baru yang muncul di film ketiga si ogre jelek ini adalah Rumpelstiltskin – coba baca namanya dengan terbalik dengan cepat! – yang juga jadi biang kerok di cerita kali ini. Shrek yang sudah bosan dengan kehidupan sebagai seorang raja memuat sebuah kesepakatan dengan Rumpelstiltskin yang membuatnya menjadi ogre jelata nan biasa-biasa saja lagi. Harapan Shrek terkabul. Tibalah ia pada sebuah kenyataan baru yang pahit, di mana Fiona sama sekali tidak kenal siapa atau apa itu Shrek, Rumplelstiltskin memerintah sebagai raja, para ogre diburu bagaikan kriminal, dan Puss in Boots gendut bagaikan bola. Petualangan Shrek ini paling seru dinikmati di bioskop berteknologi RealD 3D, yang hanya ada di Blitzmegaplex. Bagi yang berkacamata bisa mendapatkan lensa 3D “clip-on” di blitzShop – seharga Rp 75.000, atau Rp 60.000 menggunakan blitzCard – agar tidak perlu pakai dua kaca mata sekaligus saat nonton nanti. Following Robin Hood, you also have to accept the fact that Puss in Boots is now an obese feline in ‘Shrek: Forever After’. Even worse: obese in 3D! This twisted fact is the result of Shrek’s pact with Rumpelstiltskin, which also involves him losing Princess Fiona and the hunting of the ogre species. Hard to believe? Here’s one more:

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Action. Adventure. Director: Mike Newell. Writers: Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Aterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina. Buat yang suka main game-nya, tanggal main film ini pasti sudah dilingkari dengan tinta merah darah di kalendernya. “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” – dari judulnya saja sudah kelihatan bahwa film ini punya cita-cita jadi franchise – diproduksi oleh Jerry Bruckheimer, yang menelurkan serangkain film seperti “National Treasure” dan “Pirates of the Carribean”. Salah satu biang-nya blockbuster ini sekarang menggaet si muka manis Jake Gyllenhaal jadi jagoannya. Tentunya, Jake mesti menggagahkan badannya dulu. (Kalau masih kurang berhasil, tidak apa-apalah pakai efek digital buat bikin kotak-kotak di perut itu!) Ceritanya, di Persia saat Abad Pertengahan, Pangeran Dastan harus menghentikan badai pasir yang bisa menghancurkan dunia. Untuk itu, ia harus kerja sama dengan Puteri Tamina (Gemma Aterton) untuk melumpuhkan kekuatan pasir maut itu menggunakan sebilah belati pusaka yang bisa mengendalikan waktu. Ini memang sebuah film laga ala Persia buatan Hollywood. Siap-siap dibikin bingung! Harapan terbesar ada di tangan Mike Newell, sang sutradara yang berhasil membuat “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” jadi layak ditonton.

Sweet boy Jake Gyllenhaal is Persian, and a Prince. Yes, that’s Jerry Bruckheimer’s idea of another franchise start-up: ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’, based on the video game of the same name. The Prince’s mission is to team up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) – a Persian who speaks fluent, noble British English – to hold back a sandstorm and put all that sand inside an hourglass, using the magic Dagger of Time, which can control, well… time. Welcome to Hollywood! | 075




Chanel Barn


was so excited when I stepped inside the Bali room of Kempinski Hotel for the Chanel fashion show. Why? Because in front of me, I saw a huge barn with hay everywhere, just like the set they had at the Paris fashion show. Wow. Granted, it was much smaller and minus Lily Allen, but everything else remained the same. I’d seen the clothes on so it was nice

to see them live. The clothes, of course, were nothing you would wear anywhere near a farm. Except maybe for the wooden clog shoes and the straw bag. Oh, and there was one look where the model wore highwaisted pants with boots; that’s as close as it got to ‘farm chic’. The rest of the clothes were lovely. They were surprisingly, luxuriously understated – a far cry from the unapproachable vibe usually associated with Chanel. Or was it just the barn setting that transformed their image into something more modest and down to earth? By Hanzky Style & Beauty with Attitude

Dreamy & Delicate Collection from Valentino


tunning red, beautifully crafted, Oscar-ready gowns is what comes to mind whenever I think about Valentino. Now that it’s under the the guidance of new designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciol, it has a more youthful vibe: still feminine and elegant but a lot more flirtatious with higher hemlines and sheer chiffon. It was a Spring/Summer 2010 collection being shown at Plaza Indonesia at the end of April, but the color theme was nothing vibrant - it was more in a nude and soft color spectrum. But the feminine ruffles, the sheer fabric and the flowing drapery gave it the Spring feeling. In short, it was a beautiful collection, one that you will immediately reach for when you need an extra dose of femininity injected into your day. By Hanzky – Style & Beauty with Attitude | 077




ne must admit that the separating screens between art, craft, design, and architecture have become increasingly blurred. Crossborder attempts become an intriguing challenge and adventure for the artists, designers and architects. In Indonesia, efforts to go across the boundaries and hold collaborations between the different disciplines have been minimal. What Perimeter is doing today is an effort to encourage and facilitate cross-border collaborations among artists, designers and architects. Perimeter’s first project involves prominent artist Agus Suwage, who was invited to design a range of

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products (t-shirts, jewelry, buckles, ceramic money boxes and belts). In this project, Agus Suwage also worked on existing items such as scooters, electric guitars and jackets, applying his characteristic signature to these products. Perimeter also invited a young designer with increasing prominence: Alvin Tjitrowirjo, who presents his rattan bench, titled Linger Bench, produced only in twelve units. Kika, a bag and jewelry designer from Yogyakarta, presents oneof-a-kind jewelry pieces that possess strong aesthetic qualities and Sutra (freshly graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology) presents


Designer Kika

Artist Agus Suwage

unique and functional one-of-a kind handmade products such as notebooks and storage boxes. Perimeter serves as a medium that encourages the collaboration, alliance and cross-border relationships between art, craft, design and architecture. Admittedly, this will not be an easy task, but the challene will be worth it. The experimental project exhibition ‘Perimeter: DesignArt’ is open for viewing this month until July 2010, every day from 11am - 7pm at Perimeter Gallery, Kemang Icon 1st floor, Jl. Kemang Raya no. 1 Jakarta. Tel. (021) 718 0719.

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Rachel, could you tell us about your background in the art industry?

Last April, Rachel Ibrahim launched the KIAS/ PERIMETER Gallery, located in the Kemang Icon, creating a myriad of opportunities for Jakartans to enjoy Indonesia's incredible talents in the arts. The Beat Jakarta had the opportunity to speak with the lovely Ms. Ibrahim about her goals for the gallery and her thoughts on Jakarta's art scene. 080 |

I don’t have any background related to art, academically. My educational background is finance. But my love for art transcends everything. My finance background has played an important role in opening up the gallery though. It is not only about art, it is business too. What propels the decision of opening up a gallery? As I see it, this is a very big and unique opportunity to be able to manage two major aspects of an art gallery, which are the artists and the collectors. It is satisfying to be able to fulfill both their needs.

Photos of Rachel Ibrahim at various exhibitions at the Kias/ Perimeter gallery.

Does KIAS/Perimeter specialize in a certain style of art? KIAS and Perimeter is just like any other gallery that exhibits artworks from many talented artists. But specifically for Perimeter, we provide space as a showroom for artists to experiment and create collectible products using their own designs. What would be your personal goal for KIAS/ Perimeter? To be the best in the industry. Do you have any personal preference when choosing certain art styles to be exhibited in your gallery? We prefer to collaborate with the best artists out there (smiling), this is not to say that there is no opportunity for emerging artists to exhibit their works here, but of course they need to be able to display the best of their talents and abilities. How many exhibitions are scheduled in KIAS/ Perimeter in 2010? We have one current exhibition and two others planned for 2010.

What do you think of Jakarta’s appreciation of art? Has there been any increased levels of interest? From what I can see, Jakarta is not really different from any other big cosmopolitan cities in the world. People are starting to be more critical and informed when it comes to art. They are aware of what they want and what they don’t want and this is a good indication. The art communities in Jakarta have grown and are now more aware and informed, therefore becoming part of the art movement itself. Any interesting projects coming up? We have set a plan this year to exhibit an extraordinary project and I can assure you that these projects will be the best. You should come and see for yourself!

KIAS/Perimeter is located at Jl. Kemang Raya No. 1 Jakarta 12130. Tel (021) 718 0719; email: Opening hours: Daily 11 am – 7 pm (public holidays by appointment only). | 081

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March 21 - April 20 March 21 - April 20 Local news isn’t terribly interesting You now feel a strong pull towards to you right now - after all, knowing something new and different in your what is going on in your own backyard life. Not only do you have a better isn’t nearly as fascinating finding chance of success, but theasfun and out what’s upisin faraway places enthusiasm infectious. If youwith are strange-sounding names. Fuel this given a chance be sure to make the geographical curiosity by learning most of it, with dedication you'll more about aAforeign spotmay you’re have success. newcomer stir thinking of visiting. Your subject mental your interest in a particular energy is focused on wild fantasies or will reignite an old flame. If and plans that you creative are determined tomight makenever your come to fruition. Spiritual studies mark and impress others, take care lend an otherworldly air to your of your image. If you have been routine. Your mind isn’t on feeling emotionally neglected the or mundane tasks that yourthehands physically isolated, expect void are performing. Your intellect is to be filled. You are emerging from feeling a littlecloud itch and, -- sowith scratch it an emotional Venus with some new or a in your sign, willinformation enjoy harmony brand-new obsession! There is was the and happiness. Something that possibility willcould project not to youryou liking takeblame on a on toslant, otherswhen or speak of people new you realise thewho full are not there. potential of the offer.


June 22 - July 22 June 22 - July 22 Social events and group activities You may discover your could take up a lot of that your time. suspicions, fearspartner or worries were Perhaps a love is hosting unfounded and Ifyour one of them. thisanxiety is the levels case, will plummet. andspend reflect on you’ll probablyPause want to most aspects of your life that need to of your time there. It is showering be developed or improved. It that may you with the gift of ensuring be timeenjoy to mention you’ll great something happinessthat in you've been keeping yourself. your relationships. Aftertoall, you’re You will be feeling stronger and actually quite easy to please. The more ablealignment to communicate. planetary indicates Your that intuition will bescore spot-on, so with use you’ll definitely points it to sort out any issues that have your beloved if you do. Nonetheless, recently heldtoyou back, or confused you’ll have make a choice. Put you. A window of opportunity is in a brief appearance at the other about to open, allowing you to events, then make your excuses. expand an idea isorsomething network Have fun!onProsperity with many new of people. There be that us crave. This may doesn’t some to doubters deal with, but have includetoexpensive sports you will forward a convincing cars, but put enough money to provide plan or argument. enjoy a comfortable andPeople well you balanced spending time with bring of lifestyle is a good place you for out many. your could shell and validate choices This prove a verythe gratifying you made. period for both of you, as well as making you happy.

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April 21 - May 20 April 21 - May 20 Some of these unusual ideas may be There may be an urge to live in quite bizarre whilst others may turn the moment and be less inclined to out to be very beneficial if you can worry about trivial issues. You will get into the habit of implementing be happiest when you feel loved them. You need to you dispense and needed, hence shouldsome mix advice to those needyou -- in though with people whoinhold high they may not be receptive! Even regard. Present time will boost if youego don’t remember the details, your and enthusiasm, and a you should withbea both new venture youwake startupwill sense of meaning. It’s time to successful and satisfying. Ifmake you a change! Temptations may arise, feel young at heart, it suggests that but rather than succumbing you a night out is the ideal setting for will be eyes more with inclined listenThe to locking yourtolover. your conscience. seems that your energy is fairly It light-hearted and point of fare viewbetter has become muddy you will if you skim the and your sense of commitment surface of the situation. Creativity diminished. It would be an ideal and colours are sure to grab your time to re-establish yoursomething sense of eye and you will do what you consider right If andyou wrong. wonderful with them. feel Your first instinct may be duck an emotionally isolated or to physically issue, or project blame but you’ll be tried, indulge yourself and nurture accountable for your actions. your own needs.


July 23 - August 22 July 23 - August 22 Your benevolence might have no Financially, no matter how much limits, but you know you’re not opposition there be toif your doing anyone anymay favours you ideas, you will persevere and try to tackle all their business for succeed in achieving your ways. A them. Have you worked hard for a perfect to examine financial long timetime to attain a specific goal? and could investment and You receive strategies word that your review have situations. Respectively, efforts proven successful. Your you have ofa the chance toisput your command details showing, talent and intelligence to the test and there’s little doubt that you’re in boostingall your income. impressing thefinancial right people. Your Thereenergy is a is lot good just of rightinteresting for taking and action invigorating information bold and making things available to you to build up happen even when you are afraid on your finances. Follow your they are impossible. Your sense of financial instinctsis without being what’s important making life a distracted, as something exciting lot more interesting -- especially could happen to influence an for those who disagree! The astral important financial decision. Your energy implies that any relationship changeable attitude now and isability begun or reaffirmed likely to last see for how fortunes are being to a long time. Enjoy your made will lead to very successful time. decisions.


May 21 - June 21 May 21 - June 21 You are winning the trust and Uncertainty and delays have confidence of friends and colleagues. several advantages, they finally With energy levels, enthusiasm and enable you to get to thehigh bottom of self-confidence running there complex problem. Your wisdom and is very little that will get you down foresight used positive or stand incan yourbeway. Youinare more ways on advice to in tuneby withpassing your resources, money others or avoiding mistakes. and talents and yourpast sense of selfA twist This of fate common sense worth. couldorbe a productive time in which will beyour ablelife to decision helps you to make make a lot of progress. Favours and easier or happier. If you've been any opportunities for expansion bewildered about something or on the other hand, your someone, you'll feel enhance more certain adaptability and your abilityYour to about what action to take. question yourself thetuned universe. self-awareness is and finely and In benevolent atmosphere you youthis have the ability to pull ideas, have every chance of connecting resolutions and tactics out of the with people of influence that could air. You want to get ahead and open upwill splendid opportunities for will figure cleveronways to you. Being quick ready and to move to the get around your time next stage, things. you willTake be reaching a whenlevel it comes to making important new of understanding in all decisions, as you will to be types of personal andneed emotional comfortable with the outcome. relationships.


Aug 23 - Sept 22 Aug 23 - Sept 22 You are slowly building your little Don’t let matters nest, by emotional consolidating the hold bits you pieces back. you Focus on where the and already have. This money is is andclearly how you approach goingcan to make bear more Take of it.satisfaction A sudden in change in fruit. knowing a partnership surprise you, that an old taskmay will be completed but the end result willdeal be to your and probably a great better. advantage. Refine thoughts, Experimentation andyour improvisation reviewwork current obligations and should well now. Allow for many consult with close future possibilities, put ones few about restrictions financial situations. Financially on projects. You are finding new stop talking about what you depths within yourself, and want may to do that and itstart to decide is thedoing perfectthings time for increase your wealth. this new explorations. BusinessUse matters period to study situations should proceed smoothly. that Nowcan is opentime newtodoors to ball opportunities the get the rolling in for you financially. Yourproperty ideas will all-important business, or be on grand scale, butYou your means career negotiations. will get and abilities carry them out your message,to personal desires, maypractical not be questions enough. across Don’t make or more a commitment yet. You easily. You couldjust stumble uponwill an discover that bargain. you are worth more extraordinary and may be able to get the same results on your own.

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Sept 23 - Oct 23 Sept 23 - Oct 23 Your social business is working out You'll be highly tuned to the pretty well - especially if you’re material world and you will also integrating into a new group or have a greater awareness of your welcoming body's needssomeone at this into time. your This own periodgroup. beginsThe withsynchronization you resolving istostartling! Your love life is taking make more money and achieve off, if you’re notuntil feeling it moreeven success, but not you've quite Someone just about to had yet. a chance tois bargain-hunt. take a serious to Financial goalsinterest. can beExpect reached see mate in a new lighttosoon. withyour some planning. An urge own There’s not a than cloudrent in the sky to things, rather or window darken moments of love and shop isthese growing stronger. Material intimacy that you’ll sharing with issues come to thebeforefront and your loved ones. Somust enjoybeitshrewd while the message is you you can! You might find yourself to succeed. Material comfort and invited more than party. personaltohappiness will one be high on It’s to choose between yourdifficult list of priorities, and the more them, so you’ll probably put in an monotonous chores should be put appearance at both. Your star on the backburner. You canlucky expect to ishave telling and clearslowly that you theyou lastloud laugh when but must seize the opportunities that surely others warm to your plans. arise, including any new interest or possibility of a new friendship.


Dec 22 - Jan 20 Dec 22 - Jan 20 You will have heaviour responsibilities You've plenty to say to deal with and youright will now haveand to exactly the right to say it. seek endless ways words to survive from It's a great time to communicate one situation to another. Anyone your needs to whom is atmore hand who is telling you ever to get -- they are much more likely be discipline and structure in yourtolife yourshould needs.ignore You may isreceptive someoneto you -need todoing makejust a few calls or person send a you’re fine! This few emails to track down that one is just projecting their own worries person youonneed If it'stoa and guilt you,tosoreach. feel free long-lost relative, you may surprise ignore it. Sometimes people project your family with on youryou, tenacity and what they want and you resourcefulness! way need with can’t let them do Your that. They words quitetime powerful and to spendismore workingnow on their youand mayless find it working much simpler to life time on yours. communicate Feeling trapped your by thefeelings demandsand of ideas,you especially if you take a bit of those work with, you find their time to focus your thoughts before overbearing attitude intolerable. In proceeding. not to let other this situation,Try it’s best to keep your people with plans -cool andinterfere take time outyour by yourself as long as you are able to express so as to preserve your integrity and yourself you should be able keep yourclearly, bearings. to get your way.


Oct 24 - Nov 22 Oct 24 - Nov 22 It’s one of those times when you This is your time to shine and there really need to make sure that you’re will be more money coming your in the boss’ good graces - whoever way to support your plans and ‘the boss’ may be! Luck and goals. You might opt for a minifriendship you! Just sit makeover awaits or break or seek outback that and enjoy all life’s pleasures. promotion, payofincrease or luxury This may leave you with a bit of a purchase. Financially, you'll need dilemma, youwith like light and to draw but the ifline a special breezy, seek lightitand occasionyou’ll or gift before getsbreezy. out of Your social be buzzing you control. It life is amay period that isasfilled begin to be more fully accepted into with many exciting and wonderful new circles you’ve opportunities. Be recently preparedentered. to grab Your creative skillsitare very much to success and ride into the future the fore right now; make good use with enthusiasm. You'll be in a moneyof them mode. and earn extra cash!through, In this making If you follow benevolent atmosphere the accomplishment you you makehave will every chancePlanets of connecting with be lucrative. usher in many people of influence that could open wonderful opportunities, though you up splendid for care. you. need to pickopportunities and choose with You something special,ball a You radiate should get the financial kind of now magnetism. Motivated, rolling or you could miss outyou on have a strong hold over the people an opportunistic investment, income that to you. boostare or close creative enterprise.


Jan 21 - Feb 18 Jan 21 - Feb 18 Recently you may have found your A softening of yourasstance or views efforts frustrated you tried to helps you see someone a more get ahead. You need to beinpatient, positive light. You are among especially as support from others the not lucky you may cash as in may be one, as readily available on someone's absence, blunder you’d hoped. Try to pay attention to or messages cancelled ofdeal. Because self. you the your physical are might in an feel affable life tired, cycle,orthere You a little you will be no some malice in information could have minor aches and exchanged passed to pains. That isor what’s doing on this to others. Start by discussing your you - making you very reserved, concerns and follow up with almost distant. You might evendirect play action. to impact shy if youPlanet are notisinabout total agreement positively on relationships. with the people around you, An in opportunity present and order to avoidmay being drawnitself into any while you are realistic about the confrontations or conflicts. Your temporary of it, yourushing will be innate neednature to keep from powerless through lifetois resist. workingContact against with you someone you've been somewhat, but you may struggling be able to stay in touch with will open to find a way to make it work. The communication lines.indicate You are in planetary influences that a caring sharing cycleand andthis rather you’ve been very busy, is a than shooting fromvery the hip, will lull before another busyyou period wisely consult with others before that could be very distracting. making major decisions.


Nov 23 – Dec 21 Nov 23 – Dec 21 The big prize is finally yours! Perfect time for catching up on old Whether you expected it to turn out email or other messages that need like this or not, you feel vindicated replies. Every now and then you -- and someone you want to know need to just clear them all away, better the opportunity to even iftakes that means just deleting start a new conversation. It’sIt's onea and forgetting about them. of those things good timetimes to sitwhen downgreat and rethink are possible with your love life. The recent developments. Your ability results of past investments could be to focus is strong and you ought fattening walletout at athis to be ableyour to figure fewtime. new Lady be calling during anglesLuck thatcould will make you glad you this time, make that you spent the so time. Yoursure opinions are leave your door wide open! What hardly set in stone, though you do starts as something new could like to see hard evidence before lead to something fun,-- and changing your mind thatmaybe is to even romantic. You could be super say, you're eminently sensible. You Social. You might feel popular all of meet someone new who turns you aaround suddenonassome friends and colleagues subject. Emails are contact phone could be efficientyou. and Your convenient, but the ringing throughout as people try tois best way to get across a message get with stillintotouch talk it outyou. in person.


Feb 19 – March 20 Feb 19 – March 20 Try to balance dependability with Romance and and accept love relationships are flexibility that your word strongly this period and may not favoured be law. Communications you can make use of the awareness seems to get complicated and you that disinclined surrounds toyou to out enhance feel voice what your love life. Show them some is truly on your mind. You will take sensitivity and generosity and they life seriously will willmore do the same forand youthoughts if the tables focus inwards.DoHowever, someone are turned. as you would be may you with a secret, or doneburden to. Nothing is more important you maythan find athat prying to you fillipyou of are gossip and into affairs do not really you seek thethat company of people concern you. It gift discourages you who share your of gab. Now is notentering the time procrastinate, from intoto futile conflicts but to take who action andto work on with others want impose your plans ideas for excellent their views.and Important financial or results. documentation A trip will take business canyou be to latea place thatand willyou inspire you move in arriving would be to right to forward with financial plans that be wary of why this might be. Your you have been contemplating. innate attraction to people who A certain amount of travel is are bright and or witty, or yourthat inbuilt indicated something you fear commitment, could you haveofbeen longing for will see happen changing friends. at this time. Your persuasive ability will help you gain the support you need. A trip will lead to someone from your past.| 083




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The time has come once again to cut loose and get your rock on, so we’re celebrating ten years of solid good times on this island with a Beat Party of grand proportions. Drawing together an eclectic mix of artists, music is the main event and the line-up is set to blast the beach away down at Oceans 27, so get yourselves down there for an early kick-off at 8pm Friday May 28 to make sure you don’t miss any of the acts. Here’s a focus on the talent at hand…

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NAIF equal retro equal good equal entertaining. They’ve been around since the mid 90’s and they’re still going strong today with their new traditionalist’s imagery, heavy on the 70’s side. 2009 saw the release of their last album The Night at Schouwburg and this year the plan is underway to get Planet Cinta onto the shelves. The Beat talked with Jarwo and Emil about their upcoming album, Indonesia’s music today, and their thoughts on lip-syncing…



Pa r t y . Th e B eat Pa r t y . The B e at Pa r t y . Th e B e at Pa r t y . The B eat Par t y . The B eat Par t y . The Ok, let’s start with your upcoming album, Planet Cinta. We’ve seen “coming soon 2010” on your website for quite a while now. Do you already have an exact date when it’s going to be released? What took you so long? Jarwo: No exact date yet. The album has needed longer to be prepared than we arranged, the music master is done, but things are more complicated than just the master itself, because we decided to do everything ourselves. We need to prepare other things too, album cover, video clip, marketing schedule etc. Emil: We’re pretty sure that the album will be released sometime this year, haha... We have to finish the artwork, then duplicating, printing and then, since we’re managing ourselves and we’re building our own record label, we have to find a distributor to become our partner. So it’s a lot of homework to do… The album is going to be titled “Planet Cinta”; does it mean you are going to focus on love, nothing but love? Jarwo: It’s all about love, but not all of the songs are “ordinary love songs”. Love is the strongest theme written into the songs and we think it’s ok for us to write a whole album as a love song. In fact, there is a little compromising between our pure idealism with what people like to listen to… Just one question, are we prepared for NAIF love songs? Hehe… Will you release the album online or on CD? What are your reasons behind the decision? Jarwo: First on CD only, next, we never know, could be anything. I’m wondering about it myself… hahaha… Emil: We will release the album physically and digitally (of course). It’s a common way, we’re thinking of other ways to sell the album, maybe in some other package, but actually we don’t put high expectations on selling the album nowadays. This album is just a ‘statement’ that we’re still producing. It’s a fun thing to do in our lives.

things go wherever they run. Today’s music (large and commercial) is like 80% directed by listeners and by people who want big money from it… For people other than them, there is still no direction. Emil: Music is just music. I don’t really care about direction. People listen to different kinds of music depending on how they got their ‘education/ appreciation, environment/ habit, emotional equation, spiritual equation, so, it really is different, one from the other. It’s all mixed up beautifully. For example, you’ll get some brainiac who works as a high level executive for an international company who likes to listen to dangdut music or some poor homeless murderer who listens to jazz music. There will be music with a strong character, and then mainstream music (which is very common in all countries in the world). The music industry, local, national, and global, is having a very difficult time right now. Most people believe the biggest problems are piracy and illegal downloads. Of course this will affect your income. Does playing many concerts and selling merchandise help? Jarwo: We’ve been looking for an income source outside of selling physical music for a long time. The big useful part of releasing an album is to maintain our existence so people keep coming to our shows, which is where we get our income mostly. I think the music industry will keep on going, but in different new ways, not like before. Emil: Performing is the best. We already released our live recording album, The Night at Schouwburg, limited edition. That’s a fun thing to do too. Last question, there’s a big debate about lip-syncing. Lots—if not all—of TV music programs in Indonesia are in this format. Are Naif ok doing lip-syncs?

And, jumping to another topic, tell us what you think about Indonesian music today. Is it going in a better direction, worse direction, or ahem, no direction at all? Why?

Jarwo: I don’t know about lip-syncing, we’re just doing minus-one. Doing it is having fun… haha… TV is not all about live performance, it’s more about appearance. There are no laws. Being a performer means you have to make the effect to people who watch you however you do it, including ‘act as if it’s real’. If you don’t like it, don’t do it. Emil: Well, it’s just a technical thing with TV production. It’s ok for me.

Jarwo: In my opinion, there is no direction in Indonesian music at all. In fact, there shouldn’t be any. Music development should not be directed, let

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Tell us about you musical background and what led you to the decks. Were Jazz and Funk infused into your bones as a child? Did your Dad have some decent vinyl? I was lucky to have parents who were both into music. My mother was into disco and soul and my father used to be the tour manager for a few LA rock bands in the 70’s. I can remember my Mom and I dancing to “Let’s groove” by Earth, Wind and Fire in the kitchen when I was 5. My own personal connection with music as a child started with Prince‘s album 1999 and of course Michael Jackson (R.I.P). From there I discovered early hip hop, electro and my interest just sort of grew. As a teenager I was really into the acid jazz scene in London where I lived. There were a few key clubs that educated me on the funk and DJ’s who schooled me on the artists I was listening to. I thought this was the pinnacle of great music ….until I heard LiL Louis French Kiss on the radio. It was love at first listen. House music had arrived in my life and it has never left. Although I am a fan of all good music no matter what genre, nothing makes me feel the way a good deep house cut does. How would you define your sound as a DJ? Driving, funky, unpredictable and very energetic, even in deep sets. I like to play with different genres and challenge my own boundaries. It is very important to me to tune into the crowd’s energy and work with it to create the best possible experience for them. Just don’t ask me to play any trance, ok?

Cpen Sublime melodies and killer bass lines are this producer’s forte and he’s on board to bring the funk home to The Beat Party dance floor…

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Was your debut solo EP ‘Pirate’s Life’ a long time in the making or did you lock yourself in a studio and jam it all out over a short burst of inspiration? The Pirate’s Life E.P was written in LA when I had only one keyboard, an MPC 2000 drum machine and a portable dat recorder. A friend of mine had a studio with tons of vintage gear so I took a couple of the tracks over there and played the Rhodes, moog etc. on top of the songs. For the song Third Quarter, I did some session drumming with another friend in exchange for his trumpet solo. The EP was written in about a week or so. Funny thing is that a few days after I signed the record to Seasons Recordings, my apartment burned to the ground including the gear that I used to write the tracks. A lot of precious vinyl fell victim to the flames that night.



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Tell us about your collaboration with JT Donaldson; where did the friendship begin and at which point did it become a compatible production effort? I met JT in Dallas, Texas in 1995. He was working at the world famous Bill’s Records and I had just moved there from London. We were both starting out as producers; neither of us had released anything. He had a Roland 909 and a Juno 106 and so we started messing around with tracks. It didn’t take long to realize that we had strong chemistry in the studio. Before long we were releasing projects together and have been for over 12 years now. Who takes which reigns when it comes to laying down originals? Normally with us, JT handles the beats and I handle the music. This formula has proven itself time and time again. JT is great with samples, adding the odd vocal phrase here and there. What have been some of the biggest boosts to your direction over the years? Raving in the countryside of Southern England in the early 90’s. This was my official introduction to the joys of what true club experiences should be. There may have been a few illegal substances involved, I will neither confirm nor deny this … This experience has never been topped. Any negative experiences over the years that caused you to question your direction as a DJ? For many years I wasn’t DJing , just producing records. When I began to play out, I wished that I had started much earlier because it has helped me to have a better understanding of what the role of the music that I write is, on the dance floor. Which project has brought you the most satisfaction over the last couple of years and why? I would have to say the one that I am currently working on. A new LP. My first album came out in 2001 on Glasgow Underground and 9 years is too long of a break, no? It’s great to be able to get back into the lab and focus on a whole new body of work. The experiments are going well so far.

What inspired this trip to Bali and how did it affect you? This is my first trip to Bali and I am loving it here. I’m a huge fan of Babi Guling and the smiles of the locals. No one in the states can smile like that. My long time friend Willy (who was also at those infamous raves back in the day) moved out here a couple years ago and fell in love with the place. I pretty much followed his lead after hearing his reports and dragged the family out with me a couple of months ago. What do you see as the major differences between this island’s electronic scene and the club culture you’re used to back home? The main difference is that Bali is a very transient place. Tourists dominate the crowds most of the time. This makes it difficult to have a local scene. Back in Los Angeles there are club nights that have been running for years. There are local followers who create a family environment. Having said that, I have had a few great nights out so far at places like Blackstar, Ku De Ta and SOS Anantara . Musically here in Bali, it seems like the harder more pumping sound is prevalent. This is not exactly my cup of tea but I understand why it’s popular. It works particularly well if you wear a fake Bintang tank top. (hehehehe) Have you now decided to call Bali home? What has inspired this? I am going to stay till the end of the year and then decide. The reason for being here is to write music with a new frame of mind, channeling the island energy for inspiration. If moving here means only bringing three items with you, what would they be? Easy : My wife and my 2 kids . If I didn’t have a family: 3 gallons of high strength mosquito repellent. If you could meet anyone from the past, present and future, who would they be and what would you ask them? It would have to be the big man, God. I would ask him, “Why the #@$% did you create mosquitoes?” | 089



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The S.I.G.I.T

The S.I.G.I.T has been a long time in the making, as most truly competent rock and roll bands are. When it comes to looking like you don’t give a &#*@ about anything yet need to be taken seriously, you need to back it up with a pretty intense dedication to your music and these boys have certainly been doing that for some time. It was back in ’94 that Adit, Rekti, Acil and Farri began hanging out, chewing fat, jamming, writing tracks and generally annoying each other. Come 2004 and Spill Records saw the talent, releasing the bands first self titled debut mini album as they stepped up the gig accelerator. Their first single ‘Soul Sister’ got high rotation on local radio across Jakarta and Bandung and Trax magazine declared them to be “the hottest rock n roll band in town”. Since then it’s been a consistent rise in popularity and opportunity for a band that has earned its reputation through thick walls of distortion and old school blues rock riffs, live shows that scream of experience and down to earth attitudes that sit pretty with the tunes. Already having toured Australia, California and Hong Kong along with a huge opportunity to impress thousands at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Texas, The SIGIT have already been the focus of many a rock enthused crowd. With a huge fan base across Indonesia, the boys have ripped out their chords at plenty of national festivals and venues. Now they’ll be bringing the amped energy to The Beat Party’s live stage…

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Getting infected with house beats came at an early age for DJ Dade. With his older brother DJ Romy passing on the love along with the exploding house scene in Jakarta thanks to early underground clubs like B1 and Bengkel pushing the sounds, Dade was set to travel on one road. By 19 Dade had already joined the successful team of spinners at 1945 Music Factory and putting his talent to the decks at major clubs soon followed. Quickly loved and obviously revered, Dade was the chosen act to open for Tiesto in Jakarta where he laid down the mood for 26,000 excited dance lovers and he didn’t let them down. As the youngest DJ to win Best DJ of the Year at the Paranoia Awards in 2005, Dade has gone on to play internationally in Malaysia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and has also put his ears to producing tracks and creating successful compilation albums. With a solid reputation for bringing a dance floor all the right sounds, Dade was an obvious choice for The Beat Party line-up.

Renowned for being an electro playground, Bali is certainly never short of a DJ stream to satisfy the thirst of the party masses. The flipside of this is finding DJ’s that truly bring a unique music choice to the dance floor with an ability to keep everyone not only moving, but seriously loving every tune. DJ Adit does just that. Hailing from Bandung, Adit pulls together a broad width of styles that stretch their influence from MGMT to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, New Order to PJ Harvey, Phoenix and beyond, from pop to electronic and everything worth playing in between. His personal touch has been quickly earning him accolades not just across Indonesia but right through Europe and Australia thanks to international touring in the recent years. DJ’s and artists like Steve Aoki, Deep Dish and Peter Hook (New Order) have all given praise to his abilities and there have been plenty of awards to back them up, including Best Rural DJ at the Paranoia Awards in 2008. Adit will be kick-starting the energy for us at The Beat Party so be there with your ears in check for a rockin’ playlist.

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. . . e s i R e OnTh Despite the limited amount of venues supporting original live music, Bali is still home to a huge network of talented musicians and songwriters. Not to be held back by the system, bands are still forming and jamming it out in rehearsal studio across the island, recording albums and performing wherever they can set up their gear. The Beat decided once again to take a closer look at who’s been making the most amount of noise‌

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nfluenced by a number of Hardcore bands, Parau was formed back in 2002. As time progressed, the band introduced certain elements of Heavy Metal to their stage set lists and from there, they eventually transformed their style into a full Heavy Metal sound, mixed up with the varying additions of each band member’s own style. What you’ll hear now when you get in the mosh at a Parau gig is a rhythmic wall of heavy distortion and thumping double kick beats, set to get your adrenaline pumping. Parau’s heavy metal recipe consists of smart and sensitive lyrics promoting moral issues about social topics and the environment. Having been featured in many compilation albums, Parau released their first album in 2006 titled ‘Surga Bencana’ (Heaven of Disaster) under the label Electrohell Records. They are currently working on their second album scheduled to be released in a few months under a new label from Bandung. Parau are Ghigox - Vocals, Onche - Bass, Gusde - Guitar, Krisna Kadz - Guitar, Kharisma-Drums Band address, booking, info & merchandise: Contact: 08123969576, 081916677788 Email:


anding together back in May of 2003, ‘Scared of Bums’ took their rather question-inducing name from a NOFX track as a reference to their love for both the band and the genre of punk. Starting out with a similar direction in sound, the boys moved more into what they dub ‘Metal Melodic Core’, expanding their influences over time to bands like Metallica and Sum 41. The boys got their first album wrapped up and out to the local masses in early ’07 as a self-titled record. It included 10 original tracks and one cover (Total Chaos’s ‘Riot City’). Their songwriting skills got them onto the ‘LA Lights Indie Fest 2007’ compilation album with 10 other national bands, which brought them plenty of attention and led to shows being booked across Java, including a support slot with the USA’s Simple Plan at the Senayan in Jakarta. They hope to have their second album out in late July or early August of this year, followed by a promotional tour around Indonesia and possibly Singapore and Australia depending on sponsorship. Watch this space...

SCARED OF BUMS Scared of Bums are: Eka Bo-care - vocals and rhythm guitar Aryx C-leng - Bass and Vocals Eka Poglak - Lead Giutar Nova Co-death - Drums Contact: | 093

feature De Buntu


De Buntu are: Nowo Setiyo R - Vocals Dhinar Hadi - Bass, Jon Aritonang - rhythm guitar, Andri Tjahyono Bayu M - Lead Guitar I Kadek Bardon - Drums. Contact De Buntu Management, Mita 081 9330 98703

ith the band’s name coming from a lane near where the founding members lived, you could imagine these musicians were living close enough to each other to have inspired plenty of jamming. Originally hitting the scene with two vocalists under the name Buntu in 2001, there were plenty of gigs for these boys before studies and other commitments forced some line-up changes. 2005 arrived with the final incarnation of the members and with it the decision to add the Balinese word ‘De’ to the name. Inspired by the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s De Buntu have come to create their own musical concept which they refer to as FUNTHEMENTAL. Now having played at numerous venues, big events and campus events around Bali, to date they have released a mini album, four compilation albums and another full length album titled FUNTHEMENTAL.

and in Jakarta... Monkey to Millionaire are: Wisnu Bramono Adji - vocals + guitar, Agan Sudrajat - bass + vocals, Emir Kharsadi - drums. Contact:

Monkey to Millionaire


lternative Rock trio, Monkey to Millionaire, began jamming it out as a band back in Junior High but ended up breaking up because, in their own words they “were crap!” Maintaining their friendships and their dedication to their individual instruments eventually brought them back together though and by then the union was a worthwhile venture. 2004 saw them hit the Jakarta scene and quickly start proving themselves as an alternative

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rock force to be reckoned with. The band’s name Monkey to Millionaire is a play of words from the phrase “from hero to zero”. Their self released EP in 2006 led one of their songs ‘Rules and Policies’ to be featured in the LA Lights Indiefest band competition a year later and their full-length debut album titled Lantai Merah (Red Floor) by Sinjitos Records was released in 2009.


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Vi Ai Pi

Bubba Gump

Double Six


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Blue Fin


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Heaven Club

Deejay Club

Ozigo Ubud

Batan Waru

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thereTHEN Anantara Monday 26 April

Art Jam and the Female Outlook...


Art Cafe Tuesday 27 April

n exhibition by ISI (Indonesian Art Institute) Jogjakarta colored Art Café’s charm as all-female artists displayed their perspectives through photos, paintings, digital imaging and videos, creating a playground for the minds of those who stopped by to check it out. The exhibition was also supported by a music jam to add some extra grooves to the art space.

Two Up!


nantara celebrated their 2nd anniversary with a festive sunset beach party. Anantara’s GM, Ivan Casadevall was present, participating in the traditional Balinese prayers and ceremonial cutting of the cake. A fireworks show at night set off the party spirit plus an exhibition of traditional kites by Made Subrata added a different artistic flair to the occasion.

Eikon Tuesday 27 April

No Grey Matter...


ticking to Eikon’s yin and yang theme for the night, DJ Tenzin from Oz brought together a mix of shades and scratched up a huge playlist of tracks by artists like Pink Floyd, Oasis, Bob Marley and even Nirvana into Hip Hop and Disco Electro beats. A mix master at work...

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Double Six Friday 30 April

Portuguese Power to the People


Red Square

ouble Six held the event Digital Moon by presenting Portuguese DJ, Pena. This wasn’t his first time in Bali or Double Six, so Pena was well armed and ready to take the crowd on a ride of Techno House beats. Accompanied by MC Beno and VJ Mully the party turned into a rave scene and kept plenty of people dancing through ‘til Saturday morning.

Wednesday 28 April

Midnite Express to Bikini Town...


nother female DJ who’s been setting fire to Indonesia’s dance scene, DJ Alfi da Lovely, got the chance to prove her worth at Red Square Bali, her sensual and glamorous performance becoming the center of attention for all the male party goers that night. A bikini show raised the temperature even more along with FHM girls shaking their money makers. Red Square knows how to keep eyes glued to a stage...

Deja’vu Friday 30 April

What’s your Remy-dy?


ouse Essentials was held on a very crowded Friday night, Deja’vu bringing in guest DJ Remy Kersten to perform on the decks. Before the main event, resident DJ Wilson spun out thumping house beats, preparing the clubbers for some non-stop dancing. Remy’s choice of tracks like “I Got a Feeling” sent out a small wave of confusion at the move to R & B and Hip Hop, though extra Jos was just around the corner. | 099



Friday 30 April & Saturday 1 May

Soft ‘n’ Grand Opening


fter a change of management, a total interior overhaul, and a re-christening from ‘Vi Ai Pi’, to ‘VIP’, a soft opening was held for this restaurant, club and midnight lounge, which is located right in the center of Kuta. The night’s entertainment at the Center Stage & Lounge started from 9pm-12am, and presented KLIMT Band with their Jazz music, Assassin Band jamming out modern music followed by Step Up performing a fire dance. The onstage show continued until 3am with The Company performing an aerial show. In the Club and Midnight Lounge, located upstairs, the party started from 12am-4am and had a great lineup of local and international DJs such as James Sullivan from the UK with his New Disco and DJ Yudi playing RnB and Hip Hop beats, while DJ Yuki and DJ Rome enticed the crowd with Lounge, Electric and House music all night long. The following day the Grand Opening of VIP started at 3pm, with another great line-up of events.

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Jerome gets Progressive


Double Six Saturday 1 May

ouble Six’s regular event DecaDance, known for bringing in big name international DJ’s, this time gave Bali’s party goers a taste of Progressive House beats by presenting Jerome Isma Ae from Germany. This DJ/producer proved his advanced mixing skills, timing the beats just right, never giving a break to the endless flow of people on the dance floor. It’s no wonder Jerome reached #1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts.

Klapa Klab Sunday 2 May

Pembunuh Bintang!


lapa Klab’s galactic-themed sunset bash featured DJ Wisdy warming up the party before the main event, DJ Starkillers. The event was pushed back due to the lack of partygoers, but the tunes spun out by DJ Wisdy called out to the crowd, which slowly grew in numbers. Eventually surrounded by an amazing laser show and the Starkillers House/ Progressive/Electronica beats, the crowd that made it up the hill were well rewarded. DJ Georgia continued the party pumping until 2am with his own award winning style...

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thereTHEN Blue Eyes Tuesday 4 May

White Lion’s Back!


n unexpected turn of events had Mike Trump’s performance pushed a day ahead of the scheduled event but the small crowd who were informed of the change still had a rockin’ time...

Oceans27 Sunday 2 May

DJ Yousef


ance Republic is a series of parties held in clubs around Indonesia and at Oceans 27 it was UK DJ Yousef on the decks. Famous worldwide for his broad sets mixing techno, vocals, house and electronica, not to mention his huge infamous house parties in Liverpool, Yousef is no stranger to providing the right soundtrack...

Deja’vu Thursday 6 May

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall...


mar was the fairest one of all last Thursday as he flipped another year of good times over into a Birthday celebration that brought all the Love and Lies out onto the dance floor. It was a familiar cast of smiles in a very familiar environment. Yeah!

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