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MAKOTO & JavabassCrew at SOUNDSFAIR 2014

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Makoto is back in Jakarta and he’ll be on the deck at Soundsfair 2014 – alongside with Javabass Crew whose gonna perform their live decks and FX show on the third day of Soundsfair– which is happen on Sunday, October 26th! Get your tix nowat http://www.javasoundsfair.com !

MAKOTO (Human Elements, Japan)

Having first come to prominence in 1999 when he was signed to LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking label, Makoto has steadily, consistently carved out his own groove in the world of Drum and Bass, with his trademark expansive jazz and soul-inflected workouts garnering critical praise from all corners. Having worked with a veritable who’s who of the scene, with releases on Hospital Records, Zinc’s Bingo Beats, Fabio’s Creative Source and numerous collaborations with DJ Marky, Makoto now releases his first EP on Apollo records.

Human Elements Official Web – http://www.humanelements.jp
Twitter (Japanese) – http://www.twitter.com/Makoto_MusicJP
Twitter (English) – http://www.twitter.com/Makoto_Music
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/makoto.humanelements
SoundCloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/makoto-humanelements
Discography – http://www.discogs.com/artist/Makoto

Attend the Facebook event, here.

Meanwhile, check Makoto’s sounds here or you can watch the videos:

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Bass In Yo Face Session:05 – Random & MC Eloopz live at PHUNKTION:76

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Brand new episode of Bass In Yo Face podcast. For this 5th session I bring you this live set of my self featuring MC Eloops, recorded live at PHUNKTION:76. All out Drum & Bass and Drumstep are on the menu. Enjoy!


JAVABASS @ JOGJA YOUTHFEST 2011, 13 Nov 2011

Jogja junglist!

Get ready for Javabass special decks & FX performance at Jogja Youthfest 2011, Jogja Expo Center on Sunday, November 13th 2011, 8 pm ’till end!


RnB Parade “Extreme Arena” on 23 July 2011!


Get ready for Pool DnB & Dubstep area at RnB Parade “Extreme Arena” on 23 July 2011 at Waterbom Pantai Indah Kapuk! Its time for Bikini n Bass Mayhem!
Line up for the Dubstep/Drum’n’bass area are: Scratchy, Eone & Dheewz, MC Riza (Cronik), Bima G (Crimescene), Sixteen (Dafkaf), Dymz (Junglizta), Jerome & DFMC (Javabass), Okie, Beric, and Massive Kontrol!

Djarum Black Menthol Power Beat & Wave Production Present

* 36 Best Indonesian Dj
* 5 Best South East Asian International DJ
* 4 Best Australian International Dj
* 6 Best Indonesian R&B HipHop MC

With 3Area Full R&B

//R&B Mash Up //Old School //DubStep & Drum N Bass

At FIRST R&B RAVE IN INDONESIA
SATURDAY 23th JULY 2011
R&B PARADE ” Extreme Arena ”
Waterbom Jakarta – Pantai Indah Kapuk
Start 12:00(siang) – 24:00(malam)

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BIMA G feat DMZ, DFMC, DRIFT Live at Phunktion #60 – Dance Republic 2010

Here comes another mix by the only Bima G, featuring DMZ, DFMC, and Drift recorded live at Phunktion #60 on Dance Republic 2010. Everybody juuuuump!

BIMA G feat. DMZ, DFMC, Drift Live at Phunktion #60 – Dance Republic 2010


Celcius feat. Drift, DMZ, DFMC Live at Phunktion #60 – Dance Republic 2010

Here comes another mix from the massive Phunktion #60. Recorded live at PHUNKTION:60 – Dance Republic 2010, Celcius, along with Drift, DMZ, and DFMC, brings damage to the dancefloor and make bodies moooves!

Celcius feat. Drift, DMZ, DFMC Live at Phunktion #60 – Dance Republic 2010


DMZ feat DFMC & MC DRIFT Live at PHUNKTION:60 – Dance Republic 2010


Here’s another mix taken from the Javabass Crew sound vault. Recorded live at PHUNKTION:60 – Dance Republic 2010, its a set from DMZ (Junglizta) along with Javabass’ own DFMC and MC Drift. Wiickeeed!

DMZ feat DFMC & MC DRIFT Live at PHUNKTION 60 – Dance Republic 2010


24 HOUR CATCHING BUKEM SESSION.

I’m not a good writer , but I have to make a report from Bukem Session at Home Club ( Singapore ) for the Javabass Blog , so trying very hard to write this and came out as log journal as far I can remember from that trip ….
Here we goes ….

24 HOUR CATCHING BUKEM SESSION.

Saturday 26 February 2011

12.00
After a full hectic week at the office & wrapping another blazing Phunktion night at 07.00 with so little time to sleep, I still have to go to my office to make another online revision brief to my tired post editng crew then leaving them a chaos overload deadline for Monday . Then pick up Sintorini & Fyuli at home.

15.15
Stepping deep to the gas pedal, I have to race my car 120km/hour to the airport because we only have less than an hour to check in. Already driving dangerously to fast in Jakarta famous traffic, hopelessness start to come and felt we not gonna make it for the flight, especially when we have to completely stop for a view minutes because there is an accident at the highway. Thank god I got a quick overnight parking space..

16.20
Fast forward … guess what we are the last 3 people to check in with one other passenger, and we didn’t carry any baggage, so quick check in on the counter. Then the terror begins at the immigration when me and Sinto was trap on the ” Umroh Kloter ” while Fyuli already got through. Dozen 75 + grandma & grandpa are slowing the immigration officer. Minutes feels like hours and my nerve almost blow when hearing the last call of our flight. Feel wanna scream but have to keep smiling to the grandma’s and assist them to move forward. Aaaaaahhh..

16.45
After escaping the immigration we run like hell to the flight gate … and damm its the furthest … now my heartbeat is 200 bpm i guess …. and thinking when we arrive the plane already taxied away .

17.10

We run until the plane door and thank god they still on the ground. Got the back seat and take off with racing heartbeat in our chests. So Thirsty…. not until 30 minutes on the flight we got the drinks….all of a sudden then  bumpy rides begin  Oh noooo….  anyway we have to fly through this bad weather … time to pray …

19.00 PM

Waking up violently when the pilot touches down at Changi and it was raining quite hard but thank god we landed safely. After all airport business done & seeing the same grandpa that collects trolley, we go straight to the MRT to the city. Little bit more relax on the MRT cause its quite far and will take a while, well just disappointed why my government still can’t manage to have this kinda public transportation back home…

And another scene that so different than home … everybody in the MRT are wearing headphones and looking video clips or playing games on their I Phone 4 … from 5 years old overweight girl  to a grandpa with stick … even a Sing chick use it for checking up her make up .. Wow.. the only two using BB is Sintorini & Fyuli, and their Indonesian and in the middle of their BB autism , and i am to shame to pull out my 2g version…..  Oh god …I want my I Phone 4 pleaseee !!!!!

22.55

Arriving at Raffles Place to meet   Zul Subvert, Rini & his brother , food is the only thing in our mind now, lucky Rini take us straight to food hall,  we gonna eat the famous Singaporean ” Chili Crab ”  ..Oh my God .. makyuss lah pokoke  … enak sokilll . Can’t described with words …sorry guys makan dulu.

11.30 PM

After catching some old stories at the chili crab and Fyuli desperately need to find “colokan” to charge her BB … “well Indonesian you know la” , The Subvert  crew drop us straight to Home Club for the Bukem Session , but we arrive quite early so still have time to wash up, change clothes and relaxing little bit , even i can  unload my self .. what a relief … now  we are ready for the party, the bass already rolling phat inside from Ming as the first line up .

12.35

The nice weather make us hang out side Home for an hour, meeting & chat with some friends and waiting for Calima to take its effect.

01.00

Bukem finally hitting the decks and Conrad is on the Mic. The atmosphere inside Home definitely changes into euphoria and energy. Although Home is not as pack when Dj Marky play,  but it is much hotter,  I guess the aircon not function properly,  ….kipas  … mana kipass.

I don’t care because I was waiting this moment for the past 15 years since I first got into drum n bass and the all the hassle getting here. Finally we got to see LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad live where before we can only hear their mix tapes & albums. He start away with a lot of new tunes that I never heard before , I’m so happy listening a lot DnB tunes for the first time in a proper sound , surprise bass line always gets me.

The energy constantly pick up all the way through his set, filling up the room with a lot of his famous deep bass-line  & liquid atmospheric pads  & not forget the constantly thin Amen breaks cutting through the sub frequencies and always try to switch it between 2 decks…. Classic Bukem style.

Not only beautiful music came out the speakers but Conrad legendary warm voice is filling the room to and he makes you thrill  to hear it , switching between MCing to keep the crowd hype up, he sings a lot, especially when they put their famous vocal tunes, the girls definitely scream their lung out and dance their feet of  on the wet dance floor.

After 1 hour we are sweating like hell and need some fresh air, going outside for breathe and quick smoke, we rush inside again for the second hour of Bukem Session, the journey goes on. There is no wobbling Jump Up, Techstep stuff or the trending Drumstep tunes from them, its full of pure deep uplifting soulful drum n bass business, blending futuristic beats & soundscapes with jazz , soul, & funk .  People are really having a good time.. They smile , jump and  dance like nobodies watching,  Its all good.

Here ‘s some video , sorry about the low quality :


Getting deeper into the second hour, he begun to play many of the famous classic stuff back from 96 like ” Horizons ” and  ” Atlantis ” even though keeping the energy very high level and Conrad never stops singing soulful lyrics with his amazing voice. If I’m not skipping… 3 rewinds that night with perfect timing.

Awsome set & vibe.


Bukem set finish around 03.30 with a big applause from the crowd, after that Singapore local legend, Dj Kiat step up to deck and continue the party with his unique style of Duby minimal jump up rollers cuts and accompanied with a female MC that sing with a powerful vocal to … I guess its their own tunes that they play … very cool and nicely produced, another different style of drum n bass. Kiat please send me those dubs … I want that SG sound…. woohoo….

04.10

Exhausted feeling is crawling inside us, so we go outside to sit and find fresh air, by good change we ended hanging out with Ajay, Ungku, Ming & the owners from Home Club also the legends them self. Chatting with Bukem about our emails with him year ago, we realized that he is a very nice and friendly person yet he give us another surprise, that he said going to play in Jakarta on 18 March…. Oh My Gosh….. I thought it was still Calima thats speaks…. No it’s for REAL!!! …Jakarta get ready to roll…

05.00

When finally home closed, we still chatting outside and realized we have to go back to the airport, our flight is at 10 am. We still have plenty of time so Ajay & Ungku take us for some breakfast near the airport for some dim sum. Hanging out for an hour waiting the sun go up, fyuli still on the “colokan ” hunt  ( get i phone girl ) and the rest are trap in cycle of Paradise In Bali stories and the Singaporean racist jokes, we laugh until our jaw is cram … well Calima is still here … i guess Singaporean is bored being Singaporean … and Ungku …I think our Indome is better than your MaggieMie.

08.00

Ajay & Ungku  dropped us at then airport, wait a half hour  for check in then we go inside with an hour and half before the flight, so ” Judulnya ” airport shopping while BB charging, the girls hunt perfumes and duty free alcohols , my self got  3.5 Star Wars Sandtrooper figure in vintage style card for discount price … yeeiy.

Finally after  the last security hustle while boarding on the plane, our plane take off to the sky. Watching the beautiful clouds and rewinding last night  snapshot in our head  we finally feel a sleep.

12.00

Landed safely in Cengkareng we go straight to Hoka Bento because we are so starving. Then we pick up the car at the parking lot and go back to Jakarta. I’m so tired and sleepy, only the feeling of happiness for this amazing journey  can wake me up for driving the car  … all of a sudden I realized that i have go straight to the office to check the editing work  for final presentation  on Monday …AAAAHHHHH ….. zombies mode on.

I guess you all already know LTJ Bukem  gonna play here in Jakarta on 18 march at Potato Head. Many thanks go to Ashram Project to make this happen. To bad that Conrad didn’ join in this time, it will be super perfect if he did, but most important for our beloved scene here, this is the first time any UK DnB dj play in Jakarta since the last time with DJ Frenzic at Jakarta Movement 04, so excitement will be high after waiting for 7 years, and this time is not an ordinary DJ but carried a legend title with in his name, not only special in the Drum N Bass universe but also well known in the other dance music scene, because his unique sound,  and the skills in djing , the producing quality is first class, and this is constantly since the 90’s so experience is unquestionable .  If you wanna know more about Bukem just go to his site:  http://www.myspace.com/therealdannyltjbukemhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTJ_Bukem .

So to all junglist out there  … OldSkool or  NuSkool and also all ravers that maybe not into the DnB scene but love & carve for  good quality soulful dance music …I recommended you to prepare and come for this one  ….. “wajib hukumnya ” not only because this is a lifetime experience & the importance moment for our scene, also to show  the legend what are the Indonesian junglist its all about , I know you all can rock the dance floor …..

Its only 100k so don’t miss it … ” nyesel klo nggak ” . See you guys bounce  & roll  at Potato Head…..

( now I’m praying very hard  Phead can take this bare …. 😛 )

LETS SMASH IT!!!!!


DTX Live at PHUNKTION:60 mix

DTX, one of Javabass Recordings artist tear it up at PHUNKTION’s special edition in Jakarta’s Massive Dance Republic. Here’s his set.

DTX live at PHUNKTION:60 Dance Republic


Mistral live w/ 4 MCs at PHUNKTION:63


Mistral threw down this wicked sets during our last PHUNKTION at The Barons. The set is heavy and worth checkin’ out. She is indeed the first lady of Indonesian drum’n’bass!

update: apparently wordpress is not allowing me to embed a flash player here. so here’s the link to the mixcloud page.

Mistral live w/ 4 MCs at PHUNKTION:63