The 90s was a very important decade for me in terms of music – not only that I listened to a lot of pop and rock music, but I also began to explore on bands that I really like, instead of following other people’s preferences.
Before Spice Girls and All Saints there were.. Shampoo. And after all, “Girl Power” was a single by Shampoo, not Spice Girls.
..or 1994 in 94 minutes.I never really realised how defining 1994 was for me until recently. Basically, almost all of my favourite songs of all time were released in that year, including Erasure’s “Always”, Pet Shop Boys’s “Liberation”, and the Lightning Seeds’s “Lucky You”.
Last weekend I asked my friend Sapta, who co-run a darkroom rental called Wash & Burn at Pasar Santa, to develop a roll of film that had been lying inside my analogue camera since 2014. So I found some photos from this festival which took place five years ago!
No this was not a football match. It was another tribute for Manchester bands – this time it was for The Stone Roses and Oasis.
Jakarta’s Britpop tribute scene might be in a coma, but the few remaining enthusiasts are still trying to keep it alive.
After a jam-packed programme of 100% Manusia Film Festival in Jakarta last year, we went on a tour to Bali to screen some of our finest curated films.
Charli XCX might have had a big hit with “1999” last year, but she did not have the slightest idea on how it felt like to live in 1999. This playlist is a recollection of my music memories in 1999 – how Eminem was a nobody and there was more to music than Britney and …
The 2018 mixtape, based on my Top 18 Tracks of 2018
Despite having an even more depressing year, 2018 was not so bad in terms of musical experience.