Veteran indie electronic outfit Agrikulture from Nusantara neighbour Indonesia make a special intimate two date stop this coming week at Live Fact and fONO in on the 13th & 14th November here in the Klang Valley.
The veterans started in 2003 making remixes for popular Indonesian artists such as Slank, Indra Lesmana & Reborn, Naif, and Maliq n D’essentials and their career was further solidified when they released a remix for The Safari’s ‘Disko di Rumah’, which went on to be nominated for an AMI award, and persisted at the top ten of national radio charts.
Agrikulture moved on from the decks format on-to a 5-piece band, with Irfandy as their vocalist, Aditya Permana on drums, Emil Pahlevi on guitars, the famed Dipha Barus on bass and keys, and an additional percussionist and saxophone player Ade Koestomo.
In July 2007, the band released their debut album, ‘Dawai Damai’, evoking a sense of life in the big city, with tracks like ‘Gosip’ describing celebrity culture and infotainment. The band also reinterpreted a song by one of their idols, Benyamin S, titled ‘ Kompor Meledug’, a comedic reminder for communities to protect their environment in times of hardship. The album featured collaborations with Tika, Indra Aziz, and Edo Wallad of The Safari. Having built a reputation for their uniquely Indonesian electronic pop sound, the band went on to play alongside bands such as Beastie Boys, Franz Ferdinand, NERD, 2ManyDJs, Cut Copy, and The Rapture. The band was selected to represent Indonesia at festivals such as Good Vibrations in Singapore, Global Gathering, and Sunburst Music Festival in Malaysia.
Their second album, “Terang Benderang” features collaborations by Malaysian rapper Arabyrd, and Indonesian reggae musician Ras Muhamad released in 2012. The 2nd album takes them to another level, stepping up the game by delivering their own significant musical character.
Supported by 13 November 2018, LIONEL RIZKI
Lionel Rizki has always been immersed into the local music scene, starting out as a roadie, a music photographer, a VJ and now a DJ! As a selector, his favoured sound is a range of disco and electronic sounds with groovy beats, horns and synths from the late 70s that’s guaranteed to get the dance floor down to boogie. As a Japanophile, audiences are often treated to the odd city pop single, Shibuya kei track and event themes from recent Nippon productions.
See also our An Interview with Kuala Lumpur DJ Lionel Rizki
Expect Indonesian disco to be included into his selections inspired by his recent rediscovery of his hometown. He is also the head of Marketing and PR for SaturdaySelects, a collective, platform and record label that consists of creatives & musicians from around the world and a member of Public School, focusing on leftfield music which are deemed unacceptable to be played at clubs.
Opening Act: 14 November 2018: DISKO SANTAN
Disko Santan was founded in 2017, a collective of local vinyl enthusiasts, where to them there is no boundaries in music. It’s all started from a small idea of gathering close friends and a session of exchanging some good tunes in wax, and they found out that Asia has their own unique sound and the exposure of it wasn’t that big lately. (Well we used to have good old tunes that makes the dance floor on fire!)
They believe that all kind of music should be appreciated also to be listen and presented by a good music lovers, no matter how and what the medium is. Disko Santan provides variety kind of music, from Garage Rock to British Rock & Roll, Cumbia to Ambient, House to Disco, and Psychedelic Rock to local/asia Funk tunes. So buckle up for some good tunes and let’s make the dance floor on fire like we used to!
13 NOVEMBER 2018: LIVE FACT, No. 6-2 & M, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Kota Damansara, PJ. Admission l RM30 (At the door). Call +60 12-377 8558
14 NOVEMBER 2018: fONO. 80C, Zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Admission l RM15 (At the door)