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The Sweatbox December 9

The Sweatbox December 9

The Sweatbox: The Return of the Aliens on December 9


Jonathan Kusuma at The Sweatbox Elysium Bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur

Art Xtreme Media and Elysium Bar & Terrace’s The Sweatbox this Saturday, December 9th, returns with an impressive guest: Jonathan Kusuma (ID) who has graced the Sweatbox decks once before.

Jonathan Kusuma is a musician, producer and DJ based in Singapore and Jakarta. His music is mainly released under the influential music labels “I’m a Cliché” (Paris) and “Cocktail d’Amour” (Berlin). With the latter, Kusuma released the Black Magic EP (2016). Kusuma’s Automatone (2016), released on “I’m a Cliché”, was premiered at with excellent reviews. His tracks Metro Mini and Motor Melodies is also featured in Correspondant's compilations (2017).

He has also been released by various internationally respected labels, such as “Ene Records” (Japan), “Power Station” (Melbourne) and was also featured on “Correspondant”’s 4th compilation for the label’s 5th anniversary. In 2014 he released his debut EP Gong 3000 on “I’m a Cliché” followed by the Underpass EP on "Love on the Rocks" (Berlin) in 2015. The same year, he also released various remix projects for 5alad on "Factor City" Label (Barcelona), Split Secs on "Machine Limited" (US), Cabaret Nocturne on "Rotten City"(Madrid) and Vicky Montefusco on "Clouded Vision Label" (UK). 2015 also saw growing global recognition of his work as a DJ, where he played at Cocktail D'Amour Parties Griessmuehle (Berlin), Renate (Berlin) ,Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Moog (Barcelona), Guggenheim (Bilbao),10th Anniversary Oath(Tokyo) ,Travessia Bonobo (Tokyo) , Holy Barbarians Gypsy (Kyoto), Power Station New Guernica (Melbourne) , Elysium (Kuala Lumpur) Savage (Hanoi) and Time (Manila). 

With two of his friends, he established "Space.rec" (2009 - 2015), a Left Wing Jakarta's record label that released albums and singles by Indonesian musicians. Ojon is also one of the founders of "Akamady Records" with Gerhan Ferdinal a.k.a Komodo, which is part of Jakarta's Rossi Musik scene. Since 2007, whether with his band Space System or as a solo musician, Ojon’s work has been released by local and international record labels, namely "Bravura" (London), "Jeansreatti" (Italy) as Draculae, "Pizzico" (Italy) as Space System, "Optimo Music" (Glasgow) as Space System, "Love International" (Malaysia) as Space System," Buy You Sell Me" (UK) as Space System, "Double Deer" (Jakarta), and "Fast Forward Rec" (Bandung) as Space System.

Dezz Desmond at The Sweatbox Elysium Bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur

Sweatbox’s second guest, Malaysia’s Dezz Desmond, who has been spending his recent years  years in Vietnam, makes his Sweatbox debut.

Residents OtherKind and Obadius will join in the fun, especially so this time around with Otherkind's debut EP, "Dreams", just launched on December 4th on Free Sound Tools . The EP features 2 tracks, with dark, deep and groovy undertones that build up a tremendous party mood. Whilst "Gravity" is a mood setter and a light and smooth track, "Dreams" is making room for the listeners' vivid imagination to envelop .The skilled Otherkind has a few more bombs lined up in the studio and 2018 looks as his most promising year in his career.

The Sweatbox Elysium Bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur

Elysium Bar & Terrace : Level 31/32, The Box, Wisma Goldhill, 67, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

Cover Charge; 30 RM + 1 drink before 3 AM, 40 RM + 1 drink after 3 AM
11 PM till late. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.

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