There is a new bali based live music act on the scene which we really wanted to bring to your attention, they are called the Rhythm Rebels. Put together by two of the islands best loved and recognised musicians, Rizal Abdulhadi and Reza Achman.
Rizal is the bamboo music master. This guy is a master craftsman, famous for making weird and wonderful instruments out of bamboo such as his most famous piece the Rasendriya. There is nothing this guy cannot make out of bamboo; instruments, sunglasses even bicycles and a lot more we are probably not even aware of!
Reza is one half of one of the greatest acts in Indonesia when it comes to contemporary live music, the legendary Matajiwa, where Reza bangs the beat alongside one of the best frontmen you will ever see in or outside of Indonesia, Anda Perdana.

Based in Ubud Bali, the duo combined musical forces to conceptualise their unique blend of energetic roots music. The eclectic rhythms are a powerful and raw combination of different sounds including Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Jungle and Deep House. Using primarily organic instruments, such as a drum kit for beats and rhythm, a didgeridoo for bass and synthesiser sound, Trutruka for Brass Sections, 1 string Bass out of bamboo and many more instruments; Rhythm Rebels create a powerful beat with moments of pure tension that are irresistible for listeners to move along and dance to.

We have had the good fortune of catching these guys live and their performance is truly something to behold. If ever there was an act perfectly suited for any festival or live performance then this is it. Their high energy set really makes you want to jump up on your feet and dance around, which is quite a feat considering they are just a duo.

The guys have a new album dropping soon called xxx and to celebrate the launch of the album they are having a couple of launch parties taking place at The Orchard on the 20th of July, Betulnut in Ubud on the 21st of July and in Deus Ex Machina on the 29th of July, so if you want a guaranteed good night out with great music and vibes then this is as far as you need to look!