Contributor Profiles

Claudia Siregar is a management consulting analyst and aspiring content editor based in Jakarta who edits and writes for speedofsound in her free time. Her taste of music ranges from heavy metal to classical to k-pop and j-rock and she makes it a point to listen to every artist there is in the world at least once. You can contact her through

Favourite genres: post-punk, britpop, classic rock, K-rock, J-rock, K-pop, heavy metal, classical

Favourite artists: Radiohead, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, Iron Maiden, FTISLAND, One OK Rock, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blur, Rammstein, Sisters of Mercy, Radwimps, Jannabi, The Smiths, The Cure, Suede, Pulp, The Rolling Stones, Beethoven, Debussy, Bjork, IU, Red Hot Chili Peppers, CNBLUE, Wolfmother, L’Arc-En-Ciel, Yerin Baek, Simon & Garfunkel, My First Story, Super Junior KRY, The Clash, Heize

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Ralka Skjerseth is a 1998-born German Studies undergraduate based in Jakarta (and sometimes Depok) who works as a freelance columnist and music journalist and has been doing it on-and-off since the age of 17. She has previously gotten her works featured on several media such as, Women’s Republic, Pure Grain Audio, Warning Magazine, and L’Éphémère Review. She believes in nothing else but the revolutionary kind of good and wholesomeness. Often found crying over Title Fight songs under the influence of booze when not revolting.

Favorite genres: Anything that suits her best at the moment

Favorite artists: Oathbreaker, Honningbarna, Myrkur, Deafheaven, Trash Talk, Ghost Bath, Darkthrone, Hate Forest, Sargeist, Ulver, Okkultokrati, King Woman, Nothing, Title Fight, Deathspell Omega, Against Me!, MF Doom, Pelican, Mclusky, Wolves in the Throne Room, Young and in the Way, Cult Leader, Coliseum, Converge, Angel Du$t, Sannhet, Liberteer, Kvelertak, Mayhem, Bathory, Satyricon, Taake, Dark Funeral

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Patricia Kusumaningtyas is an Indonesian computer science student based in New York. When she’s not coding or working on problem sets, you can find her watching NPR Tiny Desk Concert and KEXP Live videos religiously or staring blankly in public transit while listening to folk. Send her your mixtape inquiries through

Favorite genres: indie folk, (all kinds of) rock, alternative pop, jazz, soul, musicals

Favorite artists: Father John Misty, Mitski, Weyes Blood, Fleet Foxes, Lorde, Beyoncé, Foo Fighters, Sufjan Stevens, .Feast, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nina Simone, Etta James, Iron & Wine, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin

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Zessa Ghaisani is a self-proclaimed Jedi. She currently works as a digital content marketer in a digital advertising agency, she spends most of her free time listening to music and reading comic books.

You can talk about Star Wars & even send her mixtapes to :

Favorite genres: no specific genres in her likings, but mostly pop & indie

Favorite artists: based on her Spotify profiles, she listens to EXO, Years & Years, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Lauv, Troye Sivan, Coldplay, Skizzy Mars, RADWIMPS, Jamie Cullum, Rei Yasuda

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Alvindra, born in 1998, is a management student who loves music as much as he loves money. The self proclaimed Hip Hop connoiseur spends most of his time in his room, either discovering new songs, going through basketball statistics, or sleeping. He can be contacted through

Favorite Genres: Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Art Rock, Classic Rock, Kpop

Favorite Artists: Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, Earl Sweatshirt, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak, David Bowie, Daft Punk, WINNER, Epik High, Bruno Major, Jorja Smith

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Michelle Mayfa, the 19 year-old design-enthusiast who constantly puts random artists to her spotify playlist. She befriends with huge range of music to find an inspiration for her designer brain. she can be contacted through

Favorite genres: Hip Hop, Jazz, RnB, Rock, Folk and Acoustic. Depends with her mood actually. 

Favorite artists: Daniel Caesar, Frank Ocean, Queen, Coldplay, The Wanted, Miguel, Doja Cat, TVXQ, Brockhampton, Jeff Bernat

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Dinda Aza’Ara Putri is a Communication Skill student based in Jakarta, She listens to music everytime. When she has a free time, she usually looks for new songs or watches some movies on Netflix. 

Favorite Genres: Dream Pop, Alternative RnB, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, a little bit of Pop Punk, and EDM. 

Favorite Artists: Joji, Reality Club, Calvin Harris, Fazerdaze, Grrrl Gang, Cigarettes After Sex, Rex Orange County, Boy Pablo.

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Michael Kevin Flo is an International Relations undergraduate student who is currently residing in Malang. Music has been a major part of his life since the teenage years, discovering new music and curating a few playlists based on an array of genres, from indie rock and indie folk to hip-hop and RnB. His preferences on lesser known musicians is leading to some hidden gems that people aren’t familiar with, and it’s becoming his intention to share it with everyone else.

Favorite genres: Indie folk, indie pop, indie rock, RnB, lo-fi, hip hop, electronic, French pop, alternative

Favorite artists: Rosie Carney, Birdy, Gabrielle Aplin, Lucy Rose, Paramore, Fazerdaze, Alvvays, Sabrina Claudio, Brent Faiyaz, Hazel English, Wet, Melody’s Echo Chamber, The Marias, Danilla, Vira Talisa, Grrrl Gang, Snail Mail, Yumi Zouma, Foxes, Cigarettes After Sex

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Syahzanan Haunan Fatharani is proclaimed creative writer and graphic designer in Jakarta. She enjoyed any forms of cultures in music, movie and books. Still practicing manual and digital painting to master her desire in art. Sometimes she love to go to communal karaoke, and if you want catch up you can find her on Instagram @syahzananhf or e-mail

Favorite Genres: Citypop, Alternative Rock, K-Pop, J-Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Metalcore, Pop Rock/Pop Punk, Keroncong, Dance Pop.

Favorite Artists: BMTH, Barasuara, Pijar, BIGBANG, All Time Low, Bye Bye Bad Man, The Cab, Cigarettes After Sex, Clazziquai Project, Coast Modern, Coldiac, Demi Lovato, Epik High, Flumpool, Foster The People, Ikkubaru, The Krontjong Minstrels, Orkes Keroncong Cafrinho Toegoe, Lady Gaga, Passion Pit, Polyester Embassy, Rain, Ramengvrl, Rebelsuns, Rich Brian, Sajama Cut, Semiotika, Sheila On 7, Sistar, The Strokes, Wonder Girls, Tame Impala, Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Urban Zakapa, With Confidence, Sunset Rollercoaster.

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Riefan Novalde Herliansyah is a digital marketer who aspires to become the next Milo Aukerman. He learned a lot of things from music, especially punk and its ideology. He grow up with all kind of punk music, ranges from the oldskool one to the modern punk. Reach him out through his instagram profile @potatoweedges if you’re interested to talk about punk or want to make a punk band.

Favorite genres: Punk Rock, Melodic Punk, Trash Punk, Pop Punk, Hardcore Punk, Melodic Hardcore, Math Rock, Rock/Emo, and Midwest Emo.

Favorite Artists: The Descendents, NOFX, Black Flag, Bad Religion, Misfits, Blink182, Blink182, Blink 182, MxPx, New Found Glory, The Ataris, The Starting Line, Finch, Useless ID, My Chemical Romance, American Football, Tiny Moving Parts, Neck Deep.

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Bianda Calista, a 1998 born Audio & Visual Communication undergraduate based in Malang who loves to go to gigs whenever her favourite bands are in town and sometimes just spends her days curating music for her daily playlist.

Favourite genres: pop punk, pop, dreampop, synthpop, edm, kpop, RnB, hip-hop, indie, lo-fi, britpop

Favourite artist: Owl City, Chvrches, Day6, Stray Kids, 3racha, the 1975, .feast, Rebelsuns, Lido, Flume

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