Sasha at Jenja
The notorious Welsh DJ, Sasha, will bring the heat up with his progressive house spins at one of Jakarta’s hottest clubs right now, Jenja. The Grammy-nominated record producer was voted the world’s no. 1 DJ in a poll conducted by DJ Magazine seventeen years ago, but we’re pretty sure that this Madonna and The Chemical Brothers collaborator still has the ability to bring the house down when he pays a visit to the Big J.
Tigerlily at FABLE
Tigerlily, the Australian DJ who captivates many of us not only with her rad mixes but also her alluring looks, will elevate your Friday night with a performance set at FABLE. The 24-year-old made her first big break with her 2015 single, “Paradise”, before continuing to dominate the dance music charts, thanks to collaborations with the likes of Kyro and Bomber and KSHMR. She’s also a mainstay at the festival and club circuits in Australia, Europe, and North America, so consider yourself lucky to bask in her presence.
Kungs at X2
Valentine Brune, also known as Kungs, is still maybe 20 years old, but his fantastic deep house and tropical house cuts belie his young age – and baby-face looks. The French DJ will play at X2 Jakarta, and we’re expecting to hear the mixes from his recent record, Layers, including “The Girl”, “Don’t You Know”, and “I Feel So Bad”. You sure will find out what that latter track means if you miss his set.
Snavs at X2
Snavs, a DJ hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, will make his way to the warmer climes come March 10 when he performs at X2 Jakarta. Even though he’s a relative newcomer, Snavs has worked with some of the most illustrious names in the business. In his latest project, he remixed Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha’s single, “In the Name of Love”. We can’t wait to hear it live, for sure.
Lov-In’ Tunes: A Valentine’s Concert
What better way to pre-celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day than watching a live concert by the first-prize winner of the International May Choir Competition? Indonesia’s own Archipelago Singers, who received the prestigious prize last year, along with conductor Ega O. Azarya will captivate you with their choral renditions of popular love songs in this performance at Usmar Ismail Hall. A perfect appetizer two days before that romantic dinner you’ve planned.
The all-female American indie rock band Warpaint will finally grace their Jakarta fans with a live concert in support of their latest LP, Heads Up, at Parkir Selatan Senayan. This will be the Californian outfit’s only show in Southeast Asia before going to Australia and Japan, so make sure you won’t miss this one. Local acts including Kimokal – who will represent Indonesia at SXSW in March – will also support the concert.
February 19 & 20
The Moffatts: Farewell Tour
The Moffatts, the Canadian band fronted by Scott Andrew Moffatt, will play two nights at Hard Rock Café Jakarta as part of their farewell tour. This is a chance for fans of the brothers – who have been in hiatus and not released new record since 2001 – to pay their final tribute and sing along to their hit singles like “Miss You Like Crazy” and “If Life Is So Short”.
Java Jazz Festival 2017
If previous editions of Java Jazz Festival has somehow sneaked in pop performers to their line-ups, the much awaited festival is promised to return to its, well, jazz roots when it returns for three days in March. Held at JIExpo Kemayoran, the announced list of performers does sound promising with the likes of Nik West, Bebel Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Arturo Sandoval, and our own Dira Sugandi set to perform.
The 7th Music Gallery: Music and Arts Festival
The annual indie music and arts festival Music Gallery will present its seventh edition at Kuningan City Ballroom this March. Expect a great line-up that includes well-known and established performers like The Trees and The Wild and Seringai, as well as such emerging newcomers as Peonies and Polka Wars.
Mud Warrior 2017
Giving up already with that New Year’s resolution of yours? It might be a good idea to give your body a new challenge in Mud Warrior, a military-inspired obstacle course race “where anyone can start and everyone can finish.” Held in Sentul highland, you must conquer 15 obstacles spread over a 5-km course – or 10-km, if you’re feeling smug – and carry your way through muddy off-roads. The organizers promise a great after-party, so there’s something to look forward to after you cross the finish line.
BeautyFest Asia 2017
From makeup vloggers to Korean skincare trend, the beauty industry is major right now. Now you can find out all about the latest innovations and products in the biz at BeautyFest Asia, which will be held at Ciputra Artpreneur Center. The two-day conference features some of the biggest names in Southeast Asia’s beauty industry, so you’ll get to learn directly from the masters.