CAMPUR SARI INDIE & TOP 40 DI BALI

Fenomena campur sari indie x Top 40 sedang riuh terjadi di Bali belakangan ini. Walau sejatinya sudah ada sejak cukup lama, jajaran pegiat indie mulai dari Zat Kimia, Aray Daulay (alM.), hingga bahkan Navicula, pernah cukup aktif “ngamen” di bar-bar di Bali selatan. Namun “serbuan” para aktivis indie di masa pagebluk ini mengalami peningkatan signifikan. Musisi seperti Manja, Modjorido, Soulfood, Truedy, dsb. silih berganti meramaikan panggung-panggung pertunjukan bar dan restoran di Canggu, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, sampai Uluwatu. Bergantian dengan paguyuban dendang Top 40 veteran seperti, sebut saja misalnya, Ika & the Soul Brothers serta Djampiro. Apakah merupakan aksi terlarang ketika sebuah band indie menyanyikan lagu orang lain? Bisakah dikategorikan dalam perbuatan tidak menyenangkan kala sekelompok grup musik yang mengaku indie namun faktanya kerap tampil menyanyikan tembang-tembang populer/Top 40?

DUNIA BELUM BERAKHIR

Barangkali mengejutkan, tembang power pop “Dunia Belum Berakhir” oleh Shaden yang dirilis di tahun 2000 ini oh-ternyata punya peran lumayan signifikan di skena punk rock Bali Selatan, utamanya Twice Tape Shop (jalan raya Legian). Anak skena macam Superman Is Dead, Jihad (sebelum berubah nama ke The Dji Hard), Emocore Revolver, Commercial Suicide, dsb, mereka adalah saksi kunci.

ROD, RACHEL, RIO, MAGGIE

Rod Stewart married New Zealand model Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills, this week in 1990. After the wedding Stewart was quoted as saying “I Found the Girl that I Want, I won’t be putting my banana in anybody’s fruit bowl from now on.” They split in 1999. Four years later, still in December, Stewart played in front of 3.5 million people on Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro, and made into the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the largest free rock concert attendance in history.

MACTITUDE: GO YOUR OWN WAY

A breakup song and record with a happy ending: it has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

MACTITUDE: LANIE GARDNER – DREAMS

The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording “Dreams”. Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Christine McVie was separating from her husband John McVie. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship; Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood had just started an affair. What made it more complicated and worse was that all the band members were so addicted to cocaine during the production of the album, Rumours. Hard drugs, bad romances, excellent album.

MACTITUDE: ORLA GARTLAND – EVERYWHERE

Song that can help you facing the Monday blues. And maybe we can learn a thing or two from Orla Gartland: she covers Mac’s famous melancholy song, “Everywhere”, with positive vibes—smiling and looked happy.

SUNDOWN BEATS – DIANA ROSA

We pump up Mojito Disco, 90s R&B, Soul & Funk classics, Berry Gordy Jr. Social Club, featuring one of the best female singers on the

BALTHAZAR: BUNKER

Cool New York art-pop fashionistas. Not. They’re from Belgium.

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

According to a chart compiled for BBC 2 in 2009 today, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was the most played song in public places in the past 75 years.

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