BEST OF 2018 INSPIRATION SERIES WITH TANTRA


One of the hottest DJ collectives in Bali and Indonesia the Tantra collective are as busy as ever. When they are not out DJ’ing and partying round the island they have their own secret little hideaway where they create music and visual gems by day.

It’s no surprise that SugarSand have taken the decision to offer these guys the chance to host an entire night for the next edition of their SOULAXIS series as their musical knowledge and ability as DJ’s is better than most!

With that in mind we asked the boys to each pick us a track they considered to be the best of 2018 for their Inspiration series and this is what they came up with!

ARCHIE

Being an avid collector of sounds for years, Archie started on the decks in 2009 also producing & remixing tracks on the side. He has since been playing alongside international tastemakers such as of LeFtODam-FunkONRADetroit SwindleJazzanovaAuntie FloBasic Soul UnitSan Soda, and Grammy winning Starro from Soulection to name a few.Archie is a member of record label Darker Than Wax based in Singapore, which has been constantly pushing the boundaries of underground and leftfield music. This selector has brought his genre-bending sets to a number of familiar and unfamiliar venues, running tri-monthly nights called "SCRUBS! " along with Jakarta's rising selectors. He’s truly a sound enthusiast with an honest and tasteful selection with varying styles.

Spinvis & Vinkenoog - Leef Met Plezier
When Dutch poet Simon Vinkenoog met Spinvis the Dutch multi-instrumentalist.The whole album itself is a collage of poets, music and poetry. Such a trip.


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DOCTORYEZ


Jakarta transplant and now Bali based phenomenon that is Doctoryez / Dr.Yez / King Horror / NamiNamlih / Abidin $ has been known lately as one of Bali's most peculiar sound provider. With musical roots that goes all around the world, the soulful Doctor has been known to have an uncanny ability to read crowds on the fly and apply the necessary dance floor treatment.

Henry Wu feat. Simeon Jones - Just Negotiate
Perfect mood setter, never failed!


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ONES


For over a decade Ones has been performing at various events around Indonesia and South East Asia. He toured in the Philippines, Japan and South Korea after joining the Kingdom of Rebel (KOR) crew in 2013, a new media and art collaboration by House of Natural Fiber. His latest project is Casual Dance, a party concept born out of Ones’ desire to give back to the music and keep pushing the underground party scene in Yogyakarta. He's been DJ-ing a wide musical selection whilst proving that music is not a competition.

Make It Right (Komodo Disco Dub Mix) 
Komodo a.k.a Gerhan is a Jakarta-based producer and DJ, a name that brings quality under the radar sounds. If you expect Disco, Cosmic, House and Dubby sounds then you have to put this guy on your playlist (life).


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NVMBAH


Semarang-born, Bali-based NVMBAH started his DJ Career in 2016, while he join with the finest islands collective, Tantra. He grew up his musical journey for last two years and he started a residential for magical sunset time at Artotel Beach Club and Tantra for late night companion. His typically selection sounds more about world music, balearic, disco, house to acid music.

Francis Inverno Orchestra - Hygiene (My Everlasting Rhythmo)
Those shamanic percussion are out from their original, mandatory sounds for Labuan Sait drive after midnight? Perhaps.


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KAI


Starting off as an underground music and dance scene enthusiast, Kai slowly evolved his musical journey through Balearic, Funk, Boogie, Electronica, House, other obscurities and so much more. Alongside his fellow TANTRA creative collective of local Balinese based artists and musicians, he’s had a large hand in helping to bring local music events around the island to a larger and often largely foreign audiences. He’s a true innovator here amongst the local Balinese underground music and arts scene and he’s helped take that scene to a higher level on the island and beyond. It’s easy to see what a truly great passion it is for him.

Leif - Macro Beat
Groovy and always a perfect tune to make the vibes more uplifting!


Thank you so much for your selection guys! Don't forget to catch this guys playing at SugarSand on Saturday, 19th December!