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Indonesia’s techno producers take centre stage in ‘Revolt’ compilation

Underradar Records, Koronna Collective, & Bordel Ensemble Records join forces to launch the nation's first-ever techno VA

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 29 January 2024
Indonesia’s techno producers take centre stage in ‘Revolt’ compilation

Indonesia-based labels and collectives Underradar Records, Koronna Collective and Bordel Ensemble Records are set to release the ‘Revolt’ compilation on January 31.

Dubbed “the first techno compilation in Indonesia”, it features contributions from 23 adept producers all based within the archipelago, collectively elevating the country's techno landscape onto the global stage.

Ranging anywhere from dub and hypnotic to minimal and soulful and more, the compilation illuminates the diverse and vibrant tapestry of the techno genre, as interpreted by its key players.

Among the line-up of producers are the notable Indonesian techno guru and Axis Records contributor Ecilo, groove techno pioneer and founder of Batalion techno movement Andra, modular synth duo Random Brothers known for their sonic versatility, longtime female techno stalwart STEF. and more.

Naturally, the release houses more than established names. Representing the rising talents in the Indonesian techno scene are Toro, Yose, BBANDIT, P.I.A and more.

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The compilation has already garnered early support from heavyweights such as Charlotte de Witte, Takaaki Itoh, Arjun Vagale, Joseph Capriati and more.

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Last Friday, a Revolt Listening Party was held at BOF Jakarta, where attendees got an exclusive listen to the tracks, plus additional insight into the story behind the compilation via a talkshow with Underradar’s Ecilo and Koronna’s Yose.

After the release drops this Wednesday, there will be a release party set to take place at Jakarta’s Wonderbar on Friday, February 2, with Ecilo, Random Brothers, Andra, Toro, P.I.A and Bali-based Deecoy.

You can pre-order ‘Revolt’ here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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