Studio Eksotika and friends come together to bring good times at home, with their series of DJ mixes, live videos and listening sessions curated to take you on an explorative journey of Indonesian music.
Designed to make you dance at home and transport you to Bali, the mixes, videos and podcasts cover music from around the world, but focus on some of the best underground and commercial Indonesian tracks, touching on the DJs’ music collections from over 30 years ago to the current day.
DJ mixes released weekly every Saturday, each mix also delivers a message from the DJ.
Move your body to Diskoria’s Indonesian disco sounds. Recorded from the Studio Eksotika webcam in February.
DJ mix #001: Voyage de Charme by Dea Barandana
#goodtimesathome from potato head Dea Barandana. He gifts us this exotic, sun infused Sunday mix. Featuring Consuelo, Prentice, Mari Nakamoto and more.
1. Genji Sawai – Za
2. Hamid El Shaeri – Law Konti
3. Pyrolator – Ein Weihnachtsmann Kommt In Die Disco
4. 4c Soul – Joy
5. Elephant Man – The Plague Riddim
6. African Project – Be My Husband
8. Consuelo – Besame Mucho
9. Jean Louis Murat – Te Garder Pres Moi
10. Afterlife – No Holiday For Broken Heart
11. Prentice – Sou Louco
12. Ronald Sneijders – Zonnige Siriname
13. Joanne King – Two Pillows
14. Sophie D Estave – Aventurine
15. Mari Nakamoto – When Will I See You Again
DJ mix #002: Touching The Times by Munir (Midnight Runners)
The next mix in the ‘Studio Eksotika and Potato Head Present’ series comes in from Munir Midnight Runners, which touches the times of his music collections from the last 30-40 years. From Asia to Africa, there’s tracks in different languages, and we can appreciate them all. He ‘hopes it will make you dance at home’.
1. Grasshopper – Inseparable
2. Kay Huang – Crystal Ball
3. Gaby Lang – 1,2,3 O’Clock
4. Trouble In Side – Zulu Rap
5. Harold Lucious – Let The Feeling Turn You Out
6. Ben Brako – Adom Tomorrow
7. Dancing with the One You Love (Munir Edit)
8. Naoya Matsuoka – Batucada Primavera
9. Munir (Edit)
10. Munir (Edit)
11. Midnight Runners – Dago 99 (Edit)
12. Tong Poo (Munir Edit)
13. Sun – We’re So Hot (Munir Edit)
14. Ghisly Brown – Let’s Talk About It
15. Mother F – Welcome Aboard
DJ mix #003: Sounds from the Paddy Fields by Kai (Tantrà)
A mix from Tantrà’s Kai to accompany your days of isolation. A theme tune to feel the wind that blows from its streets, coasts, hills and paddy fields, that sings of better days!
1. Pili Pili – Virgin Jungle
2. Mondi Bizarre – Where Are You
3. Cantome – The Call (Banzai Republic Mix)
4. Rheinzand – Mr. Mercury
5. Relmer International – Nightingale
6. Happy Mondays – W.F.L. (Vince Clarke Remix)
7. Get Down Edits – Rise (Daz’s Rise Up Edit)
8. Sweet Control ft. Georgie O – Lighter Than The Wind (Wind Mix)
9. Jay Tee – Nana Nana, Now Wait A Minute
10. Lola – Wax The Van (Jon’s Dub)
11. Tracey Lynn Clarke
12. Cassia Eller – Eles (Craig Ouar Edit)
13. Nu Guinea ft. Tony Allen – Howls
14. Feon – The Sun Is High
15. Afrobotic Musicology – Jungle
16. Muddyloop – Lov Me (Instrumental)
17. Afrosound – El Regreso de E.T. el Extraterrestre
18. Local Artist – Dancer
19. Warehouse Preservation Society – Loving Touch
20. River Yarra – Aorsom Wislhs
21. Sprutbass – Reddik
22. Kutchi-Kutchi – Não Morra De Ciúme
23. Walter Martino – What Love Can Do
DJ mix #004: Samilir Tresna by Gero
Our own Studio Eksotika’s Gero has prepared us a playlist that’s made with love.
1. Nature Sounds – Seascape
2. Joe Tossini – Lady of Mine
3. Celi Bee – For The Love Of My Man
4. Russ Long – Never Was Love
5. Miquel Brown – Close to Perfection (Extended Version)
6. Pino D’Angiò – Ma quale idea
7. Cerrone – My Desire
8. Flor De Coca – Number One Ensemble
9. Gipsy Kings – Volare (Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu)
10. Gato Barbieri – I Want You
11. Copeland Davis – Morning Spring
12. Enterprise – Anónimo Veneciano
13. Queen – Cool Cat – Remastered 2011
DJ mix #005: Walearic by Wale
This mixtape is a love message from Wale. The mix, covering all bases from Donald Byrd to The Stone Roses encourages the listeners to keep their head up, be chill and be open to change.
1. Montana Sextet – Philly Bus Beats
2. P’cock – Telephone Song
3. Nina Simone – Jelly Roll
4. Leo Sayer – Easy To Love
5. Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You
6. The Loose Control Band – Doin’ It
7. Get Down Edits – It’s Your Love
8. Donald Byrd – Where Are We Going
9. Dos Palos – I’ve Been Around
10. Bob James – Angela
11. The Stone Roses – Tightrope
DJ mix #006: Twirl A Little by Dita
Tune in to some harmony from Dita. Here’s a mix to accompany you while you prepare your brunch or even open a bottle of wine in the afternoon.
1. Lisa Ono – Manoa
2. Ms. Sharon Ridely – Changin’
3. Sasso – Tudo Ben
4. Tony Scott – Spirits Return
5. Miskotom – Berenice’s Hair
6. Oldschool Rider – Living On Another
7. Os Abelhudos – Contos De Escola (Millos Kaiser Edit)
8. Real Sucker for Your Love – Hugh Mane
9. HLB – Ooh La La
10. Sol Power All Stars – Catch Monkey (2AM Dub)
11. Benedek & Noble – Profesora
12. Neon – Le Macho Du Mambo (Club Mix)
13. Yasuka Shimizu – Find No Words To Say
DJ mix #007: Damba Kelana by Diskoria
This mix is described as Diskoria’s isolation mood interpretation. It is Diskoria’s personal wish to be able to travel the world again to play and spread love through music.
1. Mondo Gascaro – Dan Bila (80s Version)
2. Vina Panduwinata – Dunia Yang Kudamba
3. Margie Segers – Naluri
4. Grace Simon – Indonesia
5. Margie Segers – Derita Hilang, Bahagia Datang
6. Rafika Duri – Citra
7. Paquita – Damai
8. Rien Djamain – Indahnya Cinta Pertama
9. Parlemen Pop – Kelana Asmara
10. Emerald ft. Utha Likumahuwa – Gaya Disco
12. Louise & Eben – Makna Hatiku
13. Rien Djamain & Jack Lesmana – Masa Yang Indah
14. Margie Segers & Yopie Item – Nada Dan Lagu
Listening Session: Daniele Baldelli
The iconic Italian DJ and producer Daniele Baldelli sits down with Studio Eksotika head Dea Barandana for an enlightening talk about the evolution of DJing, cosmic disco and some of his favourite records.
DJ mix #008: Ramadan Tape by Kasimyn / Gabber Modus Operandi
The other fun stuff that i learnt after 2nd time travelling to East Africa:
Bunch of love collection from Middle East, Persian, North and East Africa. This just a tip of Iceberg of amazing music out of never ending conversations with friends that cross the path in my tour and residency project. I think this playlist come from the messy topic of Silk Trade Route, Spread of Islam, Fascination of Black Jazz mixing tons of territorial musical scales and that somehow vibing close and happened to 60-70s South East Asian Boogie like Pop Yeye or Thai Funk.”
1. Mamamn Sani – Ya Bismillah
2. Abdallah Oumbadougou – Thingalene
3. Raze De Soare – Ferastra Usa
4. Ibrahim El Kashif – Elhabeeb Wain? (Where is My Sweetheart?)
5. Ziad Rahbani – Ma Tfel
6. Ahmed Fakroun – Nisyan
7. Fairuz – Aloula
8. Hamid Al Shaeri – Ayonha
9. Dur-Dur Band & Sahra Dawo – Gorof (Elixir)
10. Attarazat Addahabia – Aflana
11. The Scorpions – Mashena
12. Alogte Oho & His Sound of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa
13. Dur-Dur Band – Caashaqa Maxaa Il Baray
14. Saied Khalifa – Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)
15. Sharaf Band & Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani
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About Studio Eksotika
A sleek gallery-like space with reflective floors and comfy couches, Studio Eksotika is a multi-functional space inside Potato Head Studios packing a library of intellectual page-turners as well as an audiophile setup helmed by Jakarta-born DJ Dea Barandana.