Junglists, the time we’ve all been waiting for is here. Our legendary drum’n’bass night, PHUNKTION:100 will land soon. For nearly 11 years, PHUNKTION has made marks in both local and international dance scenes. Those who remember the humble beginning of JAVABASS events will know this special occasions. We want to bring back that vibe with best artists and friendliest crowd around. For those who never made it to PHUNKTION, now is your chance to experience and be part of Indonesian dance music and JAVABASS history.
PHUNKTION has always been our passion since day one. Started back in 2003 during the rise of Jakarta Underground dance/club scene, many clubs and labels/crews from different musical genres are starting to sprung up all over. Events and parties are happening all over Jakarta in a healthy competitive atmosphere. In order to stand out from the crowd we need to come up with a brand name that can become synonymous with drum & bass. We need a name that junglist can identify with their music. That’s when PHUNKTION was born. PHUNKTION means many things. first, it means the drum & bass scene is running, functioning properly, and are here to stay. Second, what separates drum & bass with other dance music is the FUNK and that’s what it’s all about. Third, phunk can also be associated with Punk. Our scene always operate according to our own ethos and very deep in DIY mentality, we are the Punk of dance music.
Through times, many venues and clubs became part of this small dance movement. From swanky jazz club Mardigras, the posh A2 Club, the underground Parc, the homely West Pacific, Willow, Phoenix, D’Barons, and the trendy 365Ecobar & Monstore Bar, they all helped made PHUNKTION becomes a legendary night with bigger crowd, more guest DJs and MCs playing and sponsors and magazine exposure that comes along the way. We’ve received 4 Paranoia Awards for Best DNB night and nominated numerous time on many dance music awards and end of the year best of list. PHUNKTION also intrumental in discovering new talents in both DJs and productions resulting in the founding of Javabass Recordings. Not only rocking Jakarta, we occasionally brought PHUNKTION on the road with our small tour tour Jogjakarta, Bali, Bandung and Lampung. One thing is certain. Clubs, DJs, ravers, and music trend come and go but PHUNKTION has managed to survive the test of time thanks to the support from all of you junglist! You are the reason why we do PHUNKTION all these years. To celebrate this moment, JAVABASS together with Go Ahead People have collaborate to put together PHUNKTION:100 a celebration of our small music, art, photography, fashion, culture and community.
Go Beyond Music!
Go Ahead People supports the 4 subculture of art in music, visual art, photography and fashion. Now, they have become synonymous with the creative movement in Indonesian youth.
With the tagline “Go Beyond Music”, Go Ahead People have consistently held that facilitate not only musician but also other art forms and avenue to exhibit their works to the public.
With the same mission, to develop local creative industry, Go Ahead People is collaborating with Javabass to present PHUNKTION:100 0n September 2014. It’s an event that will showcase Drum & Bass, Visual Art, Photo and Fashion exhibition in one night under one roof.
For this 100 edition not only all Javabass Soundsystem latest rooster : JEROME, RANDOM, ADDER , OSGD will be taking charge the music deck and DFMC , MC DRIFT will be spitting the mic, we also have a special guests that will rock the dancefloor for sure . First we have ASTRONAUGHTY a young and well established Dj & Producer in the national EDM circuit, then we also have this amazing Live PA trio – CEK OMBAK PROJECT that will take you through to an experimental journey of Jungle, Dub, Hip Hop clash with traditional tripy soundscape. Not forget the infamous YACKO will also taking charge the mic to make sure everyone will stay on their feet and bounce all night
This time, PHUNKTION collaborate with Go Ahead People will present Visual art installation by THE GLOBALPORT, ISHA HENING, PGGW, NSANE5, and 2ND BITE. There’s also Phunktion photography exhibiton by NAREEND, ALI THE BEAT, and KEKE TUMBUAN.
There will be our PHUNKTION:100 special limited edition T-shirts available for sale ( bring extra cash for this) , also free mix CDs give away, and loads of stickers.
The Date & Time
Make sure you all come to Soupanova Eco Sky on FRIDAY 26 September 14 , by 10 PM, so not to miss any of the Dj sets and get your best spot to roll n bounce the bass
Soupanova Eco Sky has its roots and background in Berlins vivid bar and restaurant scene. It has superb FUNKTION 1 soundsystem and thrilling Jakarta night city view as its located on The GKM GREEN TOWER rooftop. This typical locations with a typical style, which we refer to as berlin wall -style, that are unique in atmosphere and character. They also has a lot of gigs that consists of non mainstream music going on, and that includes Techno , Deep House & Drum n Bass . Soupanova combine café, restaurant, bar and club in one location in order to maximize convenience and comfort for the visitor. Even their dress code policy is DRESS DOWN TO COOL DOWN, so all you junglist don’t have to worry about the usual dress up / high heels door policy like other clubs , you all can wear comfortable clothes & shoes to maximize your dancing moves .
Cek Out their FB for more info : https://www.facebook.com/soupanova.ecosky
The full address is : GKM GREEN TOWER 23rd FLOOR – ROOF TOP LOUNGE JL TB SIMATUPANG KAV 89G PS. MINGGU
here is the full map if you wanna be sure
Let’s dance like nobody’s watching!
Tour of Dirty by the Blackout crew was fun as hell. We got 3 rooms of random genres (no specific genre room i.e. DNB or Dubstep room), all mashed up into an organized chaos on a TUESDAY night. Everyone in the line up genuinely had fun, free from the needs to worry about pleasing the venue and the crowd. In fact the promoter encourage us to play whatever we like (we need more promoter like Blackout Crew in Jakarta). Donna from Blackout actually went as far as asking me if it was possible for me to play a Britpop set since she knew that I was a britpop freak at one point in my life. Well nonetheless, sanity prevailed and I stuck around doing a drum’n’bass/drumstep set. Anyway it was fun and thanks to Blackout for inviting Jerome and I to play. When’s the next one?
Photo courtesy of Arletha Sutopo
There’s a reason why this Hospital Record’s staff have become of of the longest enduring talent to be around in the label’s catalog. Danny Byrd has constantly put out fresh sounding tunes without missing one bit of his trademark sound. His latest remix of this upcoming singer Clare Maguire’s single “The Last Dance” is another evidence with its uplifting sound that eerily remind me to his classic tune “Do It Again” added with his new rave sound that he has championed in his last album Rave Digger. The result is hands in the air with euphoric feel on the dance floor. Maguire’s debut album will be out in two weeks time.