articles on music

SENJAMACHINE by Yasmine Lazuli

A tea party on speed, a house in the woods made out of cotton candy: queer, pink, sweet and sticky, meant to make you feel uncomfortable and call for your attention without having to demand or beg for it. That is the experience of watching the two Malaysian bands that are Senja and TimeMachine perform and flourish over the past few years. Transcending and calm, grounding and chaotic. Both these bands debuted into the Malaysian music scene around the same time within the first 6 months of 2018 and have been active with their own progress together, and individually since. On Saturday, February 22nd, I attended Down To Riot! at Panggung Asia and sat down with the members of Senja and TimeMachine in a cold room among music equipments and paper plate pasta to talk process, progress and being in the scene wearing dresses.


The title of my article is Onar-Rona Seorang Omar, as Onar means the uproar/riot while rona means the colour tones of one Omar Apollo. Within minutes of warming up to each others’ presence, we managed to have a conversation and exchange questions to both learn the human experience better and accept, understand one’s purpose in creating work and embracing vulnerability.

Reddi Set Go by Pravin Nair

In celebration of the release of his new single “Lotto” with artist Lunadira, writer Pravin Nair decided to sit down with Jimmy or F.K.A Reddi Rocket to discuss on his upcoming track, music, fashion, coffee and what makes him Reddi Rocket, the artist we should all be listening to!

Satu Peggy di Gou-Ala Lumpur by Yasmine Lazuli

I’ll take you back to November 30, 2019. It was a sweaty party that I arrived too early for. One claypot chicken rice, two Family Mart trips and three dead phones later, the whole of REX KL was housing the likes of party go-ers and anti-socialites crooning lullabies to themselves in corners.

RANTI-NG by Yasmine Lazuli

The 19th of October 2019, like every other day, happens differently for everyone. For me, it was the day I shook hands with Jason Ranti, an Indonesian born and based creator who came to Malaysia to perform his work. This was his debut staging outside of his home country. The event, organized by Mendam Rasso, took place at Serambi Karya, Rumah Meranti 2, Jalan Bellamy, Kuala Lumpur. It was a gathering of many good faces and intentions nesting sheltered and barefoot in a homely space.

Recap: We went to see Aladdin the musical!

Whether you grew up watching Disney classics or you’re a fan of musicals, Aladdin the musical is a treat for your senses. From the lavish sets to the stunning costumes, they have spared no expense in making the world of Aladdin come to life. The best part? The Disney magic of course.
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