- Date/Time28/04/13 01:00
Indra7 found his music interest in Elementary School. Music changed everything in his life after he bought his first record album, Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction”. He soared in the whole band scene and formed his own in 6th grade.
His interest in DJ-ing began in 1998, when he started to learn DJ-ing and collect records. Nowadays he describes his musical style as anything from House, Deep House, and Techno, with influences from big names such as Sasha, Carl Craig, Aril Brikha, Underworld, and some of Indonesia’s great DJs.
He formed an electronic band, Media Distorsi, with Agus Sasongko in 2001 right after FSOP were disbanded in 1999, and released one full album in Indonesia and Japan, as well as a couple of singles for Jakarta Movement ’05 compilation album, OST of Janji Joni movie, and a few remixes for Indonesia’s indie bands. Yet due to “different perspective of music and thoughts” with his partner, he decided to freeze the band for an indefinite period of time.
In 2007, with Alvin K, he formed Microchip. A unity that offers high-quality music, presenting one of the first techno events in the country.
Throughout his journey up to now, he has shared decks with names such as Richie Hawtin, Yousef, Layo & Bushwacka!, Dave Seaman, Spirit Catcher, Nic Fanciulli, Paco & Frederic, Joris Voorn, Technasia, Danny Howells, and Ewan Pearson.
In 2012, he won the title for Ravelex Electronic Dance Music Award (REDMA) Techno DJ Of The Year 2011 and got ranked #34 in Indonesia’s Top 50 DJs.
His heart is truly in it. He grew up as a lover of band music far before he found EDM, with personal heroes from the Sunset Strip era (From Motley Crue, Guns ‘N Roses, Poison, to Hanoi Rocks), European Black Metal, up to the Manchester scene (Joy Division, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, and so on).
That strong bond he's always had with those sort of bands escalated when he found "Monday Mayhem" a regular event at Parc, Jakarta, that went on throughout 2003 - 2006, where he explored a most extraordinary DJ-ing style at the time and was able to break boundaries of "normal" and play whatever he wanted to. It was here that he found, it doesn't matter what songs you play, as long as your heart is truly in it, you can enchant many (and feed your self-indulgence).
Every chance he gets, those records come out again.