Colorful Sounds: New Indonesian music, from grindcore, rap, to techno – Jakarta Post

Whether it is new artists, scene veterans or young musicians paying respect to their predecessors, Indonesia keeps releasing fresh music.

From noise rock to political grindcore, gentle piano pop to chill techno, here are some recent tunes from Indonesia worth checking out.

BAP. – Same Shoes, No Company

Modern rap: BAP. releases his new sample-heavy single “Same Shoes, No Company” (BAP.) (Personal collection/courtesy of BAP.)

Cleverly titled “Same Shoes, No Company”, the new single from Jakarta producer Kareem Soeharjo, or BAP. samples retro pop indie acts White Shoes’ and The Couples Company’s jazzy guitar solos and 60s-inspired pop chords. The first two lines are also a nod to Jakarta’s retro pop legend Naif. Featuring Kareem’s fast rapping, the song is a romantic admiration for a special someone “You shine in the dark/ …

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