Reform: Good Times Festival
by Ken Jenie
Whiteboard Journal, who will be graced with our own stage, are proud to support a day long back-yard style outdoor party showcasing a specific fresh genre of music with the support of respected music communities doing varied activities such as a record fair, live podcasting of guest music stars, discussing their music collections and their latest works in music.
Taman Kridaloka, Senayan.
7 September 2013.
3 pm – midnight.
IDR 150,000,- (presale)
IDR 200,000,- (at the door)
0817 9350 610 (from 9am to 5pm)
Jl. Kemang Raya 8B
Phone: (021) 719 9288
AKSARA CILANDAK TOWN SQUARE
Cilandak Town Square 2nd floor unit 153
Jl. TB. Simatupang Kav. 17
Phone: (021) 7592 0347
AKSARA PLAZA INDONESIA
Plaza Indonesia level 5 unit E02
Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Phone: (021) 310 7711
AKSARA PACIFIC PLACE
Pacific Place 4th floor unit 406A
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Phone: (021) 5797 3740
LIST OF PERFORMERS
Reform is proud to have three renowned artists from the internationally acclaimed Stones Throw Records to perform at the event.
Stones Throw Records
Perhaps the ultimate label in the independent/underground hip-hop roster, Stones Throw Records have been supplying indie-music fans with a steady stream of quality music that stretches from Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Prog-Rock and everything in between. Headed by renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw have, since 1996, gained worldwide acclaim through their impressive roster that includes Madlib, J Dilla, MF DOOM, Mayer Hawthorne, Myron & E, Aloe Blacc, Dudley Perkins, Karriem Riggins as well as the trio who are about to make their way to Indonesia: Dam Funk, Chris Karns and The Stepkids.
Known amongst his peers and fans alike as the “Ambassador of Boogie Funk”, Dam Funk is heir-apparent to Prince, The Egyptian Lover, Rick James, Zapp and other synth-funk pioneers. His Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk sets have become a staple for crowds in his native Los Angeles as well as finding its way into dance floors across the globe.
The Stepkids formed in 2009 after playing in bands and as sidemen for other musicians for years. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh—came together to play music that is a gleeful blend of classic jazz, R&B, funk, 70s pop rock and countless other genres and styles to create a uniquely personal brand of modern psychedelic soul.
American turntablist, who won the 2011 DMC World DJ Championships. He has also won the 2002 WSTC World Championships, six DMC Regional Championships, and three Redbull Thre3style Championships. He has produced songs for Ahmad and Mayer Hawthorne. Chris has also shared stages around the world with industry legends such as Run-D.M.C., A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Mos Def, and many others. He is currently the official touring DJ for Yelawolf.
Jamie Aditya is an award winning entertainer, presenter and actor who is best known for his work as a presenter for MTV and Discovery Channel. Jamie is also a giften soul-musician, having performed in various venues across the archipelago. He is currently working on his debut album, due to be released some time in the not so far away future.
Aardvarck (Rush Hour / ESKIMO)
Having migrated from Amsterdam to Bali after a respectable 25 years as a DJ and producer in Europe, Aardvarck is your DJ’s favourite DJ. His long career has seen him collaborate with a plethora of well-respected labels such and has made him the Dutch go-to-guy for many like-minded producers like The Gaslamp Killer, Theo Parrish, and Mark Pritchard and has Thom Yorke select his tracks for Radiohead’s Dead Air Space Office Chart. Aardvarck has also taken part in numerous prestigious festivals across the globe, including Sonar in Barcelona, Deviation in London with Benji B and Gilles Peterson, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Batofar in Paris with Moodymann and The Detroit Electronic Music Festival as well as performing in various venues in Japan, Cuba, Australia and Asia. Now in charge of Bali’s own soul/funk-centric ESKIMO bar, Aardvarck is ready to provide and share his rich musical knowledge at Reform.
Bergas Haryadita, one of W_Music’s music editors, is a seasoned DJ that has worked with many of the worlds best music groups including Japan’s FreeDisco, Rong Music, and London’s LaserMagnetic Crew. With experience in living in two of the world’s most music-centric cities (London and New York), Bergas has since returned to Jakarta where he can often be seen filling up dance floors at various Jakarta hotspots, injecting the Jakarta scene with funky tunes that revolve around Soul, Disco, House and everything else in between.
One of Jakarta’s finest and purest hip-hop disc jockeys, Nasa began his DJing career in 1997 in Jakarta before moving to the UK for 3 1/2 years. While in the UK DJ Nasa was greatly influenced by the skills of the DJ’s around him and the music they played. Taking an interest in the technical aspects of DJing, Nasa has been refining his scratch techniques over the past five years after moving back to Jakarta and has seen him star as the opening DJ for Ja Rule, Naughty by Nature and Sean Paul. With his true love lying in the area of DJ Breaks and Grooves DJ Nasa’s musical interest is vast, spanning from Acid Jazz to House to Drum & Bass and Hip Hop.
Co founder of the influential GOODNWS, REI is known for his eclectic DJ set, he always tries to introduce new sound to his mix, pushing the sound of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Disco, Boogie, Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Beats, House and anything that related to progression of all genres of music above. His talent led him to open for world renowned DJ/Talent such as Cro-Magnon, Masaya Fantasista, Dam Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Benji B, and Modern Funk duo from Sweden, Opolopo and Amalia. His hard work finally paid off when Juice Magazine voted him as DJ of the year back in 2011.
Archie (Ketoprak Malem)
A member of the esteemed Jakarta based collective Ketoprak Malam, Archie started off his DJing as a sideline passion, and has since progressed into being one of Jakarta’s finest selectors. Archie has been on the decks since 2009, and produces his own tracks & remixes just for kicks, playing at friends’ parties before moving on to gigs, pubs, and soon will be on the radio waves. This sound enthusiast will always please you with tasteful selections in a versatile style, from Bass to House Garage, from Hip-Hop to Modern Funk.
pDouble (Soulmenace Soundsystem)
This native Torontonian made his mark on the scene by establishing himself as a premier party MC upon his arrival in Jakarta over a decade ago. He took the industry by storm as he rocked the mic through countless major events and clubs across the country, earning a number of awards along the way, including Ravelex and Paranoia’s MC of the Year, and named HardRock FM’s Paranoia Icon and Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has used his knowledge and passion for music to return to his rightful place behind the decks, and his versatility as a DJ has seen no boundaries, dropping a wide variety of musical genres during his set, while simultaneously controlling the vibe through the microphone.
DJ Cream (Soulmenace Soundsystem)
One of the true pioneers in Indonesia’s urban scene, he began his illustrious career by building the SoulMenace label and claiming several accolades such as multiple-winner of Paranoia’s DJ of the Year and International Breakthrough of the Year awards. This one-of-a kind turntable specialist rose to the top of his game, going from club DJ to performing alongside several top-notch local stars and opening for numerous foreign acts. He still ﬁnds himself in high demand as he still sets himself apart with high-energy sets ﬁlled with scratches, cuts, and beat-juggling, to showcase the deﬁnition of a true turntablist.
In order to make the event a success, Reform have made an exclusive partnership with Whiteboard Journal, Jakarta’s definitive online destination for a creative lifestyle community that also boasts its own music community/section in the form of W_Music. Whiteboard Journal, who will be graced with its own stage at the event, will play a crucial role at the event, not only as a media partner, but also in the gathering local music communities and individuals to participate at the event, be it through DJ performances or by inviting Jakarta based independent record shops to sell their goods and merchandise at the event. The local communities and individuals who will participate include:
GOODNWS are a dedicated music media based in Jakarta, Indonesia with a purpose to spread the sound of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Afro Beats, Boogie, Disco, Hip-Hop, Minimal, Deep House, Beats, Future Music, and other music genres that are heavily influenced by all the music genres above. GOODNWS also acts as a music promoter, independent record label and artist management with the mission to create a platform for local talents to express their music and bring inspiring artists to Indonesia to exchange thoughts in music, productions, and anything related to progression of music.
Monka Magic Vinyl
An anomaly in the vast declining availability of physical record stores in Jakarta, Monka Magic Vinyl is perhaps one of the saving graces of the Indonesian record industry. Selling quality and highly sought-after vinyl, cds, DVDs and various other music related merchandise, Monka Magic also happen to officially distribute Stones Throw vinyl records and CDs in Indonesia.
One of Kemang’s best kept secrets, Hi-Fidelity is a vinyl-only record store with a distinctly underground feel, located on the top floor of Kemang’s Café Mondo. Run by one of Jakarta’s premier record collectors in the shape of Fadli Aat, the store has been in operation for just over a year and has already established itself as a focal point for Jakarta’s left-field music lovers.
A virtual record store run by two respectable members of Jakarta’s music community: Space System’s Jonathan Kusuma and Quirk It Soundsystem’s Gerhan, Akamady have been actively selling vinyl records and other music related paraphernalia online for over a year with an impressive catalogue to boot.