We first get to know Tantra from a flyer of underground event. Unfamiliar name for us, so we decided to know about Tantra. We’ve met with them and talked more about who and what is Tantra all about.
Tantra is a duo consists Baba and E-Bump and they choose Techno as their main genre. Both Baba and E-Bump came from different music background. E-Bump started his music career in 2002, focusing more in producing Trance music. He founded Control Records, an imprint label for his music and other artists.
He paved his way seriously until 2009 he won Paranoia Awards as Producer of The Year. Started 2010-2011, E-Bump felt a bit saturated with the dance music scene and decided to take a break from performing. During his break time, E-Bump listened to Tropical House. He found the genre interesting because of the chill vibe and ambience of it. One of his notable work in this genre is the remix for Sonja for the track called “Honey”.
Baba known not only as a DJ, but also an event promoter. Numerous event he managed and always bring new artist to perform in top clubs in Indonesia. It was Baba who introduced E-Bump to Techno music.
When E-Bump went to Bali, he met Baba and discussed a lot about music. When E-Bump listened to the tracks Baba played, he was hooked. Then Baba asked E-Bump to play again as a duo. Baba already published few mixtapes under the name Tantra. The origin of the name came from one of the event that Baba once managed. Rather than find new name, Baba suggested to continue use Tantra as their duo name, and E-Bump agreed.
After they decided to join forces, Tantra debuted in Bali played in one of the club there. They also started to publish more mixtape through their Soundcloud account. So far, they published 10 mixtapes, where the first 5 mixtapes were Baba’s works.
Both Baba and E-Bump have no difficulties to combine their ideas for mixtape. Both of them know so well about each other’s music taste. This also affect how they perform on stage. Their chemistry proves to magnet for the crowd.
With Baba’s background as event promoter, Tantra held event called Entity. So far, Entity already hold 3 events. Another Entity event will be held at Jenja Club Jakarta on March 2017. Tantra serves Entity as their playground. They also ask fellow artists to play at Entity.
For inspiration, Baba chose Maceo Plex as roloe model. While E-Bump chose Sam Paganini and few Italian DJs. Tantra does not categorize their music in particular genres. They play with the feeling to enjoy each moment on stage.
Tantra is not about playing as a DJ, they also produce track. They ready to release their first track through Rokum Record. The track will be called “Karma”. It will be available in every digital music store.
We expect nothing but the best for Tantra! You can follow them at their Instagram account @tantra_official and listen to their music mix in their Soundcloud account. Get ready to go deep.
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