After all these years of waiting the impossible, finally here comes to Jakarta the grand master of 3 turntables of drum n bass, the king of double droping madness, the living legend world NO 1 DnB DJ , No 4 in Mixmag’s ‘Greatest DJ Of All Time’, or even one of the best real DJ in the world regardless of gerne , and they call him THE EXECUTIONER , the one and only ANDY C is here !!! . Not only that, add more weight for all you heavy bass addict here, the original pioneers behind dubstep scene, the godfathers of low frequency SKREAM & BENGA is also gonna shake and smash all your heads to pieces !!!
Now its time for all that called them self Junglist & Steppas, Bassheadz & Ravers, Rudebw0y & Skatebwoy , Oldskool or NuSkool, whatever step you like or even the retired ones to roll out to NEON JUNGLE – BLOWFISH on Wednesday , 8 May 2013 and show to the Don’s what is the Indonesian Underground Bass scene is all about and rock the night like you never did before. Even Ismaya Live & Blowfish as the promotor , gonna step up their sound system specialy for this night only.. So what all you waiting for…. Jump Up .. Step & Bounce and Dance Like Nobody’s Watching !!!
Regarded as one of the greatest DJs ever to touch a turntable, the Ram Records founder has relentlessly dedicated almost two decades of his life to the music he loves, flying across the globe week in, week out, to demonstrate a mastery of craft that has earnt him a status as one of the most iconic and important figures in global dance music culture.
Much more than just a DJ, Andy C is a true figurehead for the drum & bass movement, within which he has been an instrumental player since its very beginnings; his DJ sets and own seminal productions helping to evolve the genre through the many stages of its evolution. Andy’s dedication to dance music is only matched by his list of achievements, and his is a journey that has taken him from sneaking into raves in barns as a 13 year old, to the glamorous terraces of Space in Ibiza and being invited to speak at Oxford University.
Ram’s third release, the classic ‘Valley Of The Shadows’ (with Ant Miles under the Origin Unknown moniker) in 1993, assured Andy a place in the history of dance music at the age of just 16, but the teenager from Essex wasn’t about to rest on his laurels. As the 1990s went on, and Drum & Bass emerged from Jungle, Andy’s impeccable DJ sets consolidated his status as an essential at any big rave, while Ram continued to develop into one of the most forward thinking and consistent labels in dance music.
Two albums followed for Origin Unknown, ‘Speed Of Sound’ and ‘Sound In Motion’ in 1997 and 1998 respectively, before Andy and Ant linked up within another long-standing local friend, Shimon, to form the mighty Ram Trilogy. In 1999 the trio released ‘Molten Beats’, a landmark drum & bass album that signified just how far the genre come in the few short years since the emergence of Jungle in the early-90s.
DJing more than ever, in almost every corner of the planet, Andy was – and continues to be – repeatedly voted Number One at every D&B awards ceremony going, confirming his reputation for near super-human skills behind the turntables with every set, and demonstrating a technical and musical erudition that led to his fond labelling as a ‘robot’ by the fans that religiously attended the packed-out Ram events at The End nightclub in London’s West End.
In 2003 Andy released the first in his ‘Nightlife’ mix series, winning universal acclaim for its selection and construction and spawning four further instalments over the years that would follow.
Despite this incredible career, the future is set for only bigger and better things for a man who has dedicated the vast majority of his life to the music he loves and believes in. After a year that saw him unleash the latest ‘Nightlife’, moving the Ram nights to London’s Fabric superclub, signing a whole raft of fresh talent to the label and even lecturing at Oxford University, as the new decade develops the man they call ‘The Executioner’ isn’t softening up… in fact, he’s sharpening his axe.
Awards & Honours:
DJ Mag Top 100 Best D&B DJ – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
National D&B Awards Best DJ – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Drum & Bass Arena Awards Best DJ – 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
Knowledge Mag Best DJ – 1999, 2000, 2003
Accelerated Culture Best DJ – 2002, 2003, 2004
Mixmag Greatest DJ Of All Time – No.4
Southwest Awards Best DJ – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
DJ Mag Top 100 Highest Climber – 2010
Accelerated Culture Outstanding Achievement – 2004
National D&B Awards Lifetime Achievement – 2008
National D&B Awards Best Album – 2011
BBC 1Xtra Icon Award – 2007
Drum & Bass Arena Hall of Fame – 2009
Future Music Awards Best International DJ – 2009
Hardcore Dance awards Best DJ – 1997
SKREAM & BENGA
SKREAM, a natural born modernist, has a wicked range of sounds that cover hip hop, bass-wobbling dubstep, dreamy electronica, a dark and tribal so-called dubstep, and a strong dose of euphoric jungle. Now he’s switching up his DJ sets to include 4/4, techno, garage and grime and, hosting his Rinse FM show alongside Benga–where listeners get to hear new tunes and Skream and Benga’s inimitable banter. This is just one of his awesome bass sounds:
BENGA, a funny, bright, charismatic, and like all genius musicians, a bit mad, Benga’s enigmatic personality shines both behind the decks and within his music. Since Night and his acclaimed 2008 album Diary Of An Afro Warrior, Benga has propelled club music in many directions. There’s always bass – loads of bass – but he refuses to be limited by a sound or scene. Benga has done big business with subterranean basslines, evocative instrumentation and undeniable choruses, placing him in the upper echelons of producer/remixers working right now. Hear “Night”, one of the classic dubstep anthem from 2007:
And now, known for their bass-centric brand of sci-fi sonics, at last the pair will bring the real sound of bass to the audiences of Jakarta. From their early studio releases on Big Apple Records to their group project Magnetic Man, these childhood friends have put in the necessary work to take their sound from its niche London origins to an awesome level of international prominence. Step to it!
To accompany these heavy weights,
Our best local talents gonna guide you , warm up & close the night properly, so make sure you come early to avoid disappointment
Jerome & DFMC (Javabass)
beatz rolling 10pm onwards
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NORMAL TICKET Rp. 150K
See you all on the dance floor !!
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Out own Random has been super productive lately. Here’s another release from him from Strong Mind Records (US). Another bangin’ drum’n’bass anthem utilizing lovely vocal sample and uplifting vibe. Something that goes along the line of Hospital Records releases. Check it out and show him some love by buying it from the following digital download stores.
Our own Random has been super productive in the studio lately. Hot on the heel of ‘So Alive EP’ that came out earlier this month is a brand new remix of Andezzz’ deep house track ‘Electric Love3’. The remix is out now on Laxity Recordings and available at all your favorite digital download stores.
Jakarta’s longest running drum’n’bass night continues!
Lets have some proper bass music on
Saturday, March 30 2013
at D’Barons Ambhara Hotel
Jl Iskandarsyah Raya #1 Blok M
With the usual suspects
Lets dance like nobody’s watching! 😉
Attend the event here.
Liquid Brilliants add to their already bulging catalogue of artists with Indonesian producer ‘Random’ – often known under his other moniker ‘Lawrence’. Adding a pop sensibility to his uplifting drum and bass, title track “So Alive” features the crystal clear vocals of Aliya Sachi, the lead singer of Indonesian pop-rocker outfit ‘STOYA’. “Stranger In Paradise” teams acoustic guitar with Random’s signature beats, creating a more intense sound much more attuned to the Hospital Records school of liquid. A fun foray into a world outside his own label, we salute you Random.
Random – So Alive EP is out now on Liquid Brilliants and available at the following stores…
PHUNKTION:83 is done. It was another great evening of bass. OSGD open the evening with some excellent minimal stuff. Random took over the decks around midnite. He dropped bunch of his new tunes, some are dues out in couple monthson several labels. Tasyatpx smashed up the place with some big dnb anthems and Jerome round out the evening with his euphoric set. Overall, another awesome evening. Thank to those that came and had fun with us.
The city’s longest running drum’n’bass night is back!
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
@ D’Barons Ambhara Hotel
Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya #1
and Javabass’ selekta
Visual by MOTIONCHAMBER (Synan Rec)
TASYATPX is one of the anticipated young DJ hailing from Jakarta. Usually spin some RnB, but on this PHUNKTION:83 she’ll prove that her roots was and always Drum’n’Bass.. Lets roll!
Dance like nobody’s watching!
Drumsound & Bassline Smith is giving away their latest tune “Back To The Future” as free download. All you need to do is like their Facebook page.
Download them here.
The first PHUNKTION of 2013 was a great way to start our new year. The evening were started by Jerome with some rolling liquid. At midnight, our special guest, Jebar from Russia’s most respected lquid dnb label Liquid Brilliants smashed out the place with great mix of soulful liquid rollers and bouncy ragga. At 1.30 out other guest Sixteen from Dafkaf took over with some organ shaking dub roller before switching it up to all out drum’n’bass half way into his set. Our own Random close out the night with classic liquid roller sets. The evening might started slow but it ended with a bang! Here’s for more great upcoming parties in this upcoming year!
The 8th episode of Bass In Yo Face is an uptempo high energy sets featuring all the different spectrums of drum & bass. There are plenty of exclusive tunes in there including Random’s latest collaboration with Yacko, a brand new tune from DTX featuring DFMC and a yet to be released remix of Indonesia’s electronic band RNRM by Random. Have fun and Enjoy!
You can stream it from Mixcloud above or download it from the Official.fm player below.
Tracklist after the jump…
Jakarta’s Serial Event of the Year
Saturday, 26th January 2013
@ D’Barons Ambhara Hotel
Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya #1 Jakarta Selatan
JEBAR (Liquid Brilliants, Russia)
Visual by MOTIONCHAMBER
Jebar – DJ and producer of more than 9-years of experience. One of the popular musicians of the Urals, a well-known electronic music lovers around the world. Jebar by 3 releases on vinyl (Defunked, Soundtrax, Blu Saphir recordings). His music is a mixture of dancefloore soulful, liquid funk & dubwise tunes that leave no one indifferent person and have only positive emotions. Which would not have acted Jebar, his appearance in public accompanied by success, applause and enthusiastic audience!
He not only speaks and writes music, but also in 2002 been actively involved in the night life of the city of Chelyabinsk, hosting events and brings DnB guests. More! Since 2008, engaged in the development of one of the oldest clubs in Russia with more than eleven-story night club GARAGE UNDERGROUND. Jebar Art Director Club.
A few years ago Jebar founded his label Liquid Brilliants Records, which today is respected in Russia and in the West. Liquid Brilliants Records is pleased the world 40 successful releases, including the release of the most Jebar’a. The history of the label is just beginning.
In this case, it seems incredible, but Jebar constantly touring all over the globe, which is confirmed list of cities he visited New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Omsk , Izhevsk, Tomsk, Togliatti, Magnitogorsk. And this is not a complete list.
Jebar-party’s most high-profile and large-scale festivals: the Republic of Kazantip 004, D’n’B National Convention 02,04,05. Wetluck 06 (Altai). He played on the same stage with such stars as Teebee, Panacea, Paradox, Bailey, Groove, Hype, SS, Tech Itch, Raiden, Dom & Roland, Matrix, N-Phect, Kabuki, Benny Page, The Sect, Hazard, Axiom, Freestylers, Submerged , Utah Jazz, LAOS, Mutated Forms and many others.
In his set, he prefer only light of the musical material. In May 2007, he released a mix CD in St. Petersburg – Dj Jebar – Colours of Summer Mix – on the label REWIND REC, accompanied the release of two-party presentation: Chelyabinsk and Saint-Petersburg.
2010 saw the release of their debut album. In 2011 the expected release of the second album already.
Dedosixteen or better known as Sixteen became a student of the hip hop movement after watching Dj Cream Spinning at Parkit back in the days. Beginning with his residency at EX Plaza Indonesia around 2004, before he joined D’makaveli one of the biggest hip hop party promoters in the scenes of Jakarta Night life in 2005 for 2 years. He has made a name for himself in Jakarta’s RnB club scene and quickly gained more knowledge and experience of the whole entertainment scene by playing at various parties and events.
By the end of 2007, he moved to Birmingham United Kingdom to continue his study in Birmingham University. Playing in HouseFM radio in London for couple a month in early 2008 with Soulful Angus, triggered him to explore different kind of music. He has got more influences from UK Djs such as Mr Scruff, Four tet, Tim Green, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, Jimpster and inspired by Skream, Benga, Caspa J:Kenzo, Loefah, Mala & Coki (Digital Mystikz ) he discovered his musical faith through Dubstep.
Since he came back for good to Indonesia, Sixteen’s an open minded DJ who has no limitation in accepting new kinds Of Music and Beats, his sound can best be described as Dubstep, Grime, 2step, with an expertise of jazz, afrobeat, deephouse, reggae, rhythm & blues. Share deck with his favorite dj’s Cooly G, Diplo, Shockone, El Hornet of Pendulum and now his joining the most respectable label in Indonesia DAFKAF INC along side Remy Irwan, 1man, Danish w, Dialogue 7, Andre Uchiel, Putra, Rangga, Mamit, Alvin K & Motioninja triggered him to bring dubstep to the next level in Indonesian Dance Scene
Attend the event here.
Dance like nobody’s watching!
Our DJ JEROME and DFMC is going to drop the heavy bass at Djakarta Warehouse Project 2012!
Be ready for a massive line-up this year in 2012!
7th December 2012
GATE OPENS @5 PM
DJAKARTA WAREHOUSE PROJECT (DWP), Ismaya Group’s annual dance music festival, is back. This year’s festival, which is the biggest dance music festival in Indonesia of the year, will be held in multiple arenas at Istora Senayan on December 7th 2012 and will feature International acts and Indonesia’s best electronic artists/djs in one-of-a-kind dramatic décor, and completed with the best quality production of sound and music. This dance music festival is presenting special performances by International DJs and performers with different music genres, ranging from: electronic, house, progressive, techno, trance, drum and bass, to dubstep. This year’s Djakarta Warehouse Project will continue the use of digital technology– showing cool modern ambiance and will give the partygoers an out-of-this-world party experience. The use of visuals, sounds, and interactive engagement will give the visitors a feeling of excitement like they have never experienced before.
We haven’t heard much from this Kiwi duo. In the mid 2000′s they were among the top dnb producers with their signature trance induced hard dnb. Now they are back with this slightly more tone down version of their tune. Nina McSweeney provided the vocal here and the result is a potential crossover hits that will fit right in to the catalog of drum & bass labels such as Hospital or even RAM. Looking forward to more new stuff from this duo.
Concord Dawn – River (Ft. Nina McSweeney) is released 19th November and is from the Album ‘Air Chrysalis‘.
‘Air Chrysalis’ is available as free download here.
All you need to do is LIKE their facebook fanpage.
PHUNKTION:79 went down last month on 15th of September. Sorry that it took this long to upload the pics. Anyway, Bandung was awesome and the party was rockin’ as you can see the pics below.
Javabass Recording’s latest release, Digital Ivy – Light Waves invasion EP is out now. Additionaly, the lead track ‘Light Waves Invasion’ is selected as this week’s featured drum’n’bass track at Trackitdown. So get them now while it’s hot!
Digital Ivy made successful debut with a track titled ‘Waiting For Something’ in Javabass Recordings’ compilation ‘Homegrown 2 EP’. Now he follows it up with his first proper release titled ‘Light Waves Invasion EP’. The lead track ‘Light Wave Invasion’ is a deep chilled out tune with laid-back attitude and dreamy vocal delivery from Miranda Rae. This track is also backed with remix from Random, turning it into an uplifting and club friendly tune that stays true to the original’s dreamy vibe. ‘Power Amplifier’ is a straight up tech roller and ‘Shockwave Breaker’ is another tech roller that twist you in and out as if you’re being pounded by endless incoming waves. Keep your ears open as more great things are coming from this young producer.
Digital Ivy’s Light Waves Invasion EP is out now on Javabass Recordings and available at the following digital stores:
We had another great night at our first gig after the Ramadhan in PHUNKTION:78. We held it at a brand new venue Royal Taste and the turn out was great. Thanks for the continous support and looking forward to PHUNKTION:79.
Two of Indonesia’s most respected producers Random & DTX join forces to deliver 2 slamming tunes. ‘Analog Science’ is a techno induced track utilizing 808 drums, squelching techno sound and hard charging in your face synth before dropping into all out techno anthem dead smack in the middle. ‘Losing My Mind’ is an uplifting tune with huge chords, epic piano, searing lead, soulful vocal and nice half tempo beats right after the drop. These guys are bound for big things in 2012.
We’re back with the 6th installment of ‘Bass In Yo Face’. This time aroud we’re taking you into a journey in various styles of drum & bass. We started with some smooth liquid tune and it only gets harder from there! Enjoy!
p.s. we’re using this new service from www.official.fm which lets you upload DJ mixtape that is downloadable and 100% free without download limit or any other restrictions.
Tracklist after the jump…
Brand new mix tape from Javabass’ newest member OSGD. It’s 93% fuckin’ dirty jump up he said! I thought it’s closer to 98% but whatever… it’s dirty for sure and it’s slammin’.
Trakclist after the jump…
COLLABASS session #1
Young Blood spirited Collaboration for Bass Heads ,
Presents you good mixture of todays Drum N Bass, Dubstep and
everything kickin’ the Bass
Royal Taste Cipete
July 6th | 9pm Onwards
chillin’ Visual by : 4:20pm
let’s kick the Bass and remains Underground.
Presented by COLLABASS | Supported by ROYAL TASTE, JAVABASS & CAMOUFLAGE
Saturday, May 12th 2012
at D’Barons Ambhara Hotel
Blok M Jakarta Selatan
with special guest:
and our selektas:
Jakarta’s longest running drum’n’bass night is back with its 76th episode. This time around we bring you the first lady of Indonesian drum’n’bass Mistral. Get ready for some heavy beats and all out sonic assault. Also spinning are your usual suspects Random, Jerome & OSGD. Come early before 11pm to get in for free. Otherwise, just buy any drinks to get in. Support your local movement and don’t forget, dance like no one is watching!
Supported by POT MEETS POP
62 21 7508740
R:EVOLUTION NYE 2012
4 AREAS OF MUSIC
Saturday, December 31st 2011
@ FAIRGROUNDS (Ex-Bengkel Nightpark)
Celebrating Future10’s 16 year Anniversary
JOIN THE R:EVOLUTION !!
Area 1 – Main Hall (House/Techno/Club Classics)
Area 2 – Side Hall (Bass Area – Drum N’ Bass / Dubstep)
Jerome & DFMC
Sixteen & Eloopz
MILS & MC Drift
Arbwork & Agoy
Area 4 – Lucy Rooftop (Disco, Nu-Disco, Deep House)
Jonathan Kusuma (Space System)
Mongo Disko (Belda & Ito)
Area 3 – The Goods Diner (Indie Dance, Electro, HipHop, Eclectic)
Blackout On Narkosob
Presented by: FUTURE10 & FAIRGROUNDS
Early bird tickets available until Dec 29th for Rp 150,000,- at Sinto 0811146753
Tickets On The Spot Rp 200,000,-
Jakarta’s longest running drum’n’bass night is on!!!
Saturday, 24 December 2011
10 pm ’till late
@ D’Barons Ambhara Hotel
Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No. 1 Blok M
Celebrating christmas eve with fast soul music, with the finest selectas:
and visual stimulation by
*Dance like nobody’s watchin’!*
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62 21 7508740
Here’s another free download taken from Random‘s hard drive. A classic remix of Indonesian pop diva Andien. Get them while it last (available for free to the first 100 download).
To download head to his Facebook Fanpage here.