Darker Than Wax x TANTRÀ PRESENT
Kai (IDN, Tantrà), Archie (IDN, Scrbs!/ DTW) & RAH
COVER | free before midnight, $20 after midnight
Darker Than Wax presents a series of nights featuring acts from all over the region. We’ll be spotlighting the best talents, producers and collectives from Thailand to Indonesia to Vietnam to Japan and more
Kicking off the first edition is Bali’s very own Tantra, introducing the creative label’s residents Archie and Kai, supported by RAH of Darker Than Wax and Revision Music.
Kai (IDN, Tantrà Bali)
Starting off as an underground music and dance scene enthusiast, Kai slowly evolved his musical journey through Balearic, Funk, Boogie, Electronica, House, other obscurities and so much more. Alongside his fellow TANTRÀ creative collective of local Balinese based artists and musicians, he's had a large hand in helping to bring local music events around the island to a larger and often largely foreign audiences. In doing so he's provided the local underground artists in the scene with many opportunities to showcase their sounds and talents.
He's often seen collaborating with other musical collectives with similar mindsets and perspectives. He's a true innovator here amongst the local Balinese underground music and arts scene and he's helped take that scene to a higher level on the island and beyond. It's easy to see what a truly great passion it is for him.
Archie (IDN, Scrbs!/ DTW)
Music and spinning started out as a personal hobby, and with a bit of passion and a stroke of luck - Archie has grown to be one of the brightest selectors in Jakarta.
Archie started on the decks since 2009, also producing & remixing tracks on the side. He saw his beginnings from crashing the console at house parties, progressively moving on to gigs in bars, clubs, festivals and international gigs.
He has since been playing alongside international tastemakers such as of LeFtO (Brownswood / Studio Brussels, Belgium), Dam-Funk (Stones Throw, USA), ONRA (Fools Gold, France), Chris Karns (DMC World Champion, USA), Basic Soul Unit (Philpot / New Kanada, Canada), Detroit Swindle (Heist Recordings / Freerange Records, Nederland), Alex Barck (Jazzanova /SonarKollektiv, Germany), Auntie Flo (Public Possession, Germany) and San Soda (We Play House, Belgium).
This selector has brought his musical chops to a number of familiar and unfamiliar venues, running monthly nights called “ Ketoprak Malem ”, " SCRUBS! ", and ” TROPICANA ” along with Jakarta's rising selectors. As one half of AKU SUKA MATEMATIKA duo, Archie always has something in the box that surprises.
A sound enthusiast gratifies the audience with an honest and tasteful selection, with varying styles ranging from hip-hop, soul, beats, boogie, balearic, jungle, house, bass and beyond.
RAH (SG, DTW / Revision Music)
RAH’s foray into electronic music began with her fascination of rolling amen breaks and drum patterns of drum and bass. This formative pursuit naturally progressed to the turntables, where she discovered her latent ability as a selector.
Her sound has since developed to a distinct, eclectic style that has reached out to a discerning international audience across Asia, Europe and America. RAH is part of two independent movements in Singapore, record label Darker Than Wax, and events & music promotion collective, Revision Music - where she explores worldly alternative sounds the likes of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Dub, and Bass music, which marks her distinct style of always keeping sounds fresh, feet move and souls content.
TIME | 10PM till late
LOCATION | 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-02/04 S(088444)
TABLE BOOKINGS | call or whatsapp 9824 9747 / email@example.com