A while ago, our team had the chance to attend the third installment of the rock festival Paguyuban Crowdsurf at Rossi Musik Fatmawati, Jakarta. Presenting diverse local indie rock acts including Rekah, Dental Surf Kombat, Cumloud, Piston, .Feast, and Tarrkam, the show gathered rock enthusiasts from all over Jakarta to crowdsurf all night long – a move that is both special to the rock music movement and of course, authorities. But what is it that makes the act of crowdsurfing so iconic yet often banned at the same time?
This is a response to ‘Spotify dan Betapa Narsisnya Kita’. This article offers another perspective on the relation between music digitalization and our narcissism. After all, we are all just starting the new era of nostalgic moments for the new generation.
Eight months ago, co-editor Patricia Kusumaningtyas joined Tinder. It was a confusing time in her life. Regardless of that, she learned that Spotify’s anthem API on Tinder could carry a lot of weight into swiping left or right on a person, despite its obvious biases.
I know most of you have been bored by the constant repeat of “Old Town Road,” but let me say it this time: The song is deserving of its fame.
This post is a creative nonfiction interpretation of Hindia and Rara Sekar’s “Membasuh,” based on contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas’ current state of mind. Put on your earphones/speakers, listen along while you read.
People who were born in the 90s must’ve experienced the time when Disney pop stars ruled the world. Yes, as a kid who was born in the 90s and spent my teenager life in the 00s, I have experienced that era, an era where I could see and hear their names, their movies, and their series everywhere.