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PROPAGANDA, MUSIK & AKTIVISME
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Tonite! Beats & Pieces!

Tonite! Wednesday, June 09, 2010; 8 – 10 PM

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: RIDWAN RUDIANTO
Beats & Pieces

:: Playlist & notes, handpicked & written by Ridwan Himself ::

Sebagian besar lagu di play list ini saya ambil dari koleksi CD yang banyak dibeli antara tahun 1996-1999.
Tidak banyak memori pribadi yang tersimpan, melainkan hanya rangkaian nada yang disusun baik untuk menciptakan mood yang khusus.
Pengalaman sulitnya merangkai, saya menemukan ada beberapa lagu favorit yang ternyata tidak bisa dilepas dari albumnya untuk dimasukkan ke playlist ini.
Mungkin di sanalah tangguhnya beberapa musisi menyusun tracklist album hingga kita tidak tega untuk mencomot setiap individual track-nya.
Pemilihan lagu juga mempertimbangkan faktor jam tayang acara di malam hari, karena ternyata tidak semua musik cocok di dengar di kala langit gelap.

Demikian sudah, selamat malam, selamat menikmati.

Urban Jazz Crossover: Memudahkan, Meringankan, Menggembirakan

Jazz kerap divonis oleh sebagian kalangan sebagai musik sulit, susah dicerna, kurang membumi, dan beragam stigma sejenis. Di Indonesia sendiri perkembangan Jazz di masa-masa awal menemui kendala gigantik. Selain masyarakat umumnya belum siap dengan “kerumitan” musikal khas Jazz serta masih lebih memilih menyimak yang gampang dikonsumsi kuping, isu sumber daya manusia juga menjadi masalah signifikan: Nusantara kekurangan musisi handal lagi mampu meramu musik bikinan kaum kulit hitam ini. Namun, berkat usaha pantang menyerah dari segelintir penggiat Jazz lokal, eksistensi musik ini menunjukkan performa cukup baik, baik kualitas maupun kuantitas—pelan tapi pasti, lambat namun selamat—grafiknya terus menaik.

Tonite! Past, Present, Heron, & Morphine!

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: EKA ANNASH
Past, Present, Heron & Morphine

:: Playlist & notes, handpicked & written by Eka Himself ::

Some of these tracks are obvious classic. But I’m going to try to include a few obscures that I thought was brilliant and didn’t had the chance to be explored by (or exposed to) the mass at the time of its release. But then again, maybe it didn’t have to. It only belongs to those whom had intimate relation with (and appreciation to) these songs, that makes them extremely vital and relevant from the first place.

These songs connect with me in a special way. It has relation to momentum, mental state and memories that happened during the stretch of my childhood, puberty and adulthood. It helped shaping me into a better human being that I am today.

Enjoy!

Placebo: Kenyataan Dalam Dunia Fantasi

Paranoia itu sirna akhirnya. Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal, Steve Forrest, memang nyata—dan penuh gaya—berada di depan mata. Obsesi sejak masa baheula tercapai jua.

Dengan dibalut kecanggungan antara fakta dan fantasi, saya berdiri di tengah-tengah di antara empat ribuan penonton yang memadati konser Placebo di Tennis Indoor Senayan, 19 Februari malam silam. Memang, sebelumnya saya sempat ketar-ketir jangan-jangan, seperti beberapa grup manca negara lainnya, bak yang sudah-sudah, band asal London ini tiba-tiba di detik-detik terakhir membatalkan kedatangannya. Untungnya tidak. Kelompok yang baru saja tahun lalu menerbitkan album ke enamnya, Battle for the Sun, rupanya minus rasa takut berlebihan terhadap faktor keamanan di negara ini. Brian Molko beserta rombongan tetap datang dan menghibur publik Nusantara.

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: PRIMA YUDHISTIRA

Edition: December 30, 2009

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: PRIMA YUDHISTIRA
Born to Lose: Erase/Replace

:: Playlist, notes, and (most) photos, handpicked and written by Prima Himself ::

…I wish I had more time to choose the songs in the list but even if I did,
I will still need more time for the songs to be aired.
2 hours is not enough, and I realize thats the fun of it 🙂

Enjoy my rush hour; I think it defines me and my music well.

Playlist taken from the selfburned cd’s in my car,
these are the sound that i’ve heard and makes my day.
Easy to listen, hard to forget…

/rif: Tujuh, Cadas, & Ramah Pasar Gelap

/rif (Rhythm in Freedom) adalah salah satu grup musik cadas lokal yang masih kekal bertahan hingga hari ini. Koalisi musisi asal Bandung ini telah 18 tahun mengarungi derasnya arus blantika berkesenian Indonesia. Mengejutkan publik muda dan tua pertama kali lewat album debut via Sony Music Indonesia, Radja, dengan single bertitel sama pada 1997, hingga karya yang ke-6, Pil Malu, pada 2006.

Belakangan, di tahun 2010 ini, santer tersiar kabar Andy (vokal), Jikun (gitar), Ovy (bas), serta Maggi (drum), sedang masif menghabiskan waktunya di studio dalam rangka menyelesaikan album terbarunya. Mari kita cari tahu kebenarannya.

Blitzkrieg 3-Chords Gabba Gabba Hey

Semua bermula di klub CBGB, New York, tanah Paman Sam alias Amrik. Saat itu, sekitar 1974, band sebangsa Ramones, Talking Heads, Television serta penulis puisi merangkap penyanyi bernama Patti Smith, telah ofensif menggugah pemerhati musik Rock dengan konsep bermusik “marah, murah, meriah”nya (komplet dengan lirik bersahaja namun jujur bin “nendang”). Jaman itu, formula minimalis sedemikian rupa bukan hal lazim.

Moshpit Mavericks

Artikel yang saya tulis dan mengulas tentang album kompilasi MOSHPIT MAVERICKS ~ Celebrating 1 Year+ A Rock Society ini sejatinya adalah artikel lawas, dirilis pertama kali di sebuah September 2007. Tulisan ini saya pikir penting untuk ditayangkan kembali 3 tahun setelahnya, sebab dari sini bisa pula disimak progresi skena musik—tepatnya musik Rock—Bali. A Rock Society sendiri merupakan program pertunjukan musik hidup bulanan bertempat di The Wave yang konsepnya dibikin serta dieksekusi oleh Windu dengan The Blado (permufakatan kerja seni—meliputi event organizer, label rekaman independen, dsb—antara Igo dan saya) serta disponsori oleh A Mild Live Production.

Wednesday Nite! Inspirations/Mutations!

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: S. GAMBOA a.k.a. STEVIE G.
Inspirations/Mutations

:: Playlist, notes, & photos, handpicked & written by Stevie Himself ::

This selection of tracks is a synoptic reflection of the music and bands that greatly influenced me as a youth playing in punk bands in Washington, DC from 1988 – 2000.

Growing up in ‘The Chocolate City,’ a southern town with an incredible musical legacy the likes of Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Go-Go and D.C. Hardcore, I was very fortunate to have been exposed to a diverse range of music from my peers in the D.C. scene where I was brought up with the understanding that being a punk rocker meant not only that you listened to punk rock, but were also open to listening to all underground music regardless of genre, an ideology that I still maintain today as an active DJ. While it’s impossible to list most of the songs that influenced me during this period that was the most formative phase of my life, this playlist gives you a brief but personal idea of the groups and individuals that impacted my musical direction, manifested my politics, determined my style and made it on the tour van mix tapes.

Hope you can dig on it…

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: OTONG KOIL

Edition: March 24, 2010

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: OTONG KOIL
top ov the pops

:: Playlist & notes, handpicked & written by Otong Himself ::

sepeerti nonton inbox
ini lagulagu pop yg super katchy di telinga
melodi yg manis lirik yg brilliant
kalo kamu tida suka sebaeknya kamu ngarang lagu sendiri aja

The Flowers Kembali Datang, Berdendang & Menang

Adalah kisah jamak ketika sebuah grup musik—dalam konteks ini musik cadas—yang dulu pernah besar, sempat mencicipi segepok fame & fortune, kangen untuk kembali tampil di depan publik seraya berharap semoga ketenaran dan kesejahteraan bermurah hati menghampiri kembali. Namun dalam prakteknya, sebagian penggemar di masa lalu sudah beranjak uzur serta lebih memilih menjalani hidup “normal”, menjauh dari segala gemah ripah Rock-n-Roll. Sementara generasi yang lebih muda justru gersang rasa kedekatan dengan band baheula tersebut. Adalah kisah jamak pula ketika pada akhirnya mimpi menggapai bintang untuk kali kedua berakhir menjadi sekadar ilusi.

Tomorrow Nite! If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks The Depth Of “Musical” World!

Upcoming Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: RYAN KOESUMA
If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks The Depth Of “Musical” World

:: Playlist & notes, handpicked & written by Ryan Himself ::

When my good rock guru Rudolf Dethu, made a follow up program of his Rock chronicles “Clash Pistol”, and started to invite some of the notorious mavericks (or charlatans if you like) in the local music industry to guest-edit the program “The Block Rockin’ Beats : Rock-n-Roll Exhibition”, I said to myself, “Hey, I could do this too!”. But then I realized that I came from a totally different generation (the so-called Generation Y) from most of the guys (the so-called Generation X). I had never heard most of the stuff they came up with. Continuing the habits of exposing and preaching the romanticized names on rock history (most of them you’d probably haven’t heard also, if your were my age) would be very [lebay].

So when the opportunity came, instead of pretending and boasting my knowledge down on the Rock Memory Lane, I decided to narrow the lists to my personal, naive musical preferences. Some of you may judge this as banal guilty pleasures, but hey, I come from where everything is available in an instant, and these are what I had actually listened to. I could make a couple more playlists and this is just the first of (hopefully) many.

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