Mixmag Indonesia officially launches this weekend, promising a diverse array of social and video content, including translated materials from Mixmag Asia, and an exciting addition of podcasts all in Bahasa Indonesia.
Indonesia is a country brimming with ever-evolving club culture and a kaleidoscope of dance music styles — including the distinctive funkot — and Mixmag Indonesia is ready to cover all bases when it comes to the local scene and sounds.
Guided by a local creative agency, the team's mission is to shine a spotlight on homegrown DJs, collectives and sonic spaces in the country, while celebrating and nurturing the immersive electronic music culture.
The team have expressed their excitement towards providing a platform for Indonesian creatives, stating: “There’s a sudden outburst of creativity that has been locked up from a few years back and we can see it manifesting from the local DJs to the parties each week.”
Another interesting observation they mention: “We can also see that there are no limitations in the electronic music scene in Indonesia. It’s so heavily related to the creative industry in general so there’s a lot of brand collaborations that fuse fashion and lifestyle, for example, but it always circles back to electronic music.”
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Speaking on their original content, Mixmag Indonesia have prepared several hyperlocal programming such as ‘Roots’, covering legendary and iconic DJ collectives, alongside ‘Fresh’ that focuses on the contributions of newer, younger collectives.
The official launch event happens this Saturday at South Jakarta hotspot Lime Lightbar, inviting over modern breakbeat and garage aficionado Mister Rodrigo from Kuala Lumpur to grace the dance floor with his eclectic set.
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Sharing the decks with him are a finely curated crew of homegrown selectors House Cartel, Monty, Skeletale and Bania who are expected to spin up a perfect storm fitting for Mixmag Indonesia’s debut.
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Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.