We've seen how electronic dance music in Indonesia evolve. Numerous producers emerge each day with their tracks. This is a great news for the scene. That's why some senior producers in Indonesia initiated a movement called LOKAL ITU KEREN (roughly translated as Local Is Cool).
It started from Backroom Producer Session that stream live every Thursday at 1900 WIB. Each week, there will be a panel consists of senior producers will listen and then give feedback to every demo submitted. The amount of demo submitted to the show always increase every week.
LOKAL ITU KEREN was initiated by Riri Mestica, Osvaldo Nugroho, Miko, Fajar Juliawan, DJ Haji Indonesia, and Angger Dimas. Through this movement, they want to encourage aspiring producer in Indonesia to keep creating music and be confident with it. "We want to give a channel for these talented producers to showcase their tracks," said Riri. Miko also added that the positive response for the show triggered them to create this movement.
LOKAL ITU KEREN have two programs. The first one is LOKAL ITU KEREN EP 1. This mini album consist of tracks from young producers that has been curated by senior producers. Osvaldo Nugroho said that from the demo sent each week, they spot some tracks already need to be polish a bit and ready to release. "It shows that we have many talented producers and we decided to make this EP," said Osvaldo.
Through this album, young producers can showcase their tracks to public and wil trigger them to create tracks in good quality. This EP is released under Spinach Records in digital format. You can find this album through iTunes, Spotify, JOOX, and Beatport. As support to this album, the senior producers will play those tracks in their set whenever they perform at LOKAL ITU KEREN Tour.
The second program is LOKAL ITU KEREN Tour. The enthusiast response from young producers all over Indonesia made the senior producers initiated this tour. "We once received a demo from remote area at East Java and we all amazed of how good is the song. This proves that there are lots of hidden talents all across Indonesia," said Osvaldo.
During the tour, there will be seminar conducted by Riri Mestica, Osvaldo Nugroho, Miko and Angger Dimas. In this seminar, young producers can bring their demo and discuss directly with them. From the seminar, the panel will choose one song to be played at Club Session.
Club Session is an event to entertain young producers and also the public. It's a way to promote the mini album and the movement itself. "So far, we've planned to come to ten cities in Indonesia. For tour schedule, you can check our Instagram account," said Osvaldo.
We at Rave Colony support LOKAL ITU KEREN. Through this movement, we can expect the born of new producers with good quality tracks and the enthusiast to build EDM scene in Indonesia.
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