Indonesia might not have always been known for its musical talent in the international arena but in recent years that has been changing. Among the electronic talents, only a small handful have managed to gain awareness in the global music scene, this week two of their talented rising exports have joined forces for a new heaving club weapon. The releases of ”Lazers On Repeat” sees SIHK team up with Bleu Clair for a pounding bass house jam via Moksi family, a sub-imprint of revered label Barong Family as part of Clair’s EP “Do My Thing”.
Kicking off with an infectiously catchy vocal the track kicks off with a chant “I don’t want no beef, lets keep this brief, all I smoke is keef, lazers on repeat” that is sure to get stuck in your head, and the club destined tune quickly heats things up with a heaving house beat. “Lazers On Repeat” is a meshing of Bleu Clairs’ signature grinding house sounds, touched up with SIHK’s unique weirdness. Throughout the track, we also get a taste of Indonesian instruments between bass wobbling bass house synths, intricately placed vocal chops and a dance-inducing drop.
The track marks the third time they’ve worked together, among the past collaborations was a remix of Yellow Claw’s club hit “Do You Like Bass” with Juyen Sebulba and a single on SIHK’s debut EP on barong Family. The release rounds out a big year for both artists, with SIHK having represented Indonesia at Tomorrowland and on the mainstage of Thailand’s Siam Songkran amongst club shows in China, Vietnam, and Japan. To top it off. SIHK is also set to play the biggest festival in his home country this week, Djakarta Warehouse Project which features a line up including Skrillex, Disclosure, Calvin Harris and more.
For Bleu Clair it’s been a similarly groundbreaking year, having released singles such as “Phone Call”, “Call My Name” and a remix of bass house legend Matroda, his music has caught the eye of iconic tastemakers such as Malaa, Skrillex, QUIX, A-Trak, Ephwurd and AC Slater, ultimately setting the bar high and we can only wait in anticipation for his arrival on festivals overseas soon too.