R8FTOP 27 – Imagine

After announcing the track earlier this week, today (28 January) R8FTOP 27 has released their second single of the year and accompanying music video, Imagine. This melancholic piano ballad joins the series of singles they have been releasing and we are excited to share it with you. Expect another studio album from R8FTOP 27 in the coming months. We will make sure to sit down and talk to them when it comes!

About R8FTOP 27

R8FTOP 27 is a band based in Germany and was independently formed in 2015 by twin brothers, Raka P. Suwandhi and Dimas P. Suwandhi (born 8 March 1995 in Bandung, Indonesia). Started composing music since 2006 and moved to Germany in 2014 for studying and realization of their dreams. In 2016 their first album „PILOT“ was released, which was supposed to be only a trial or introduction for the listeners. This can only be found on their youtube channel. The first music video „Your Calling“ was released in 2017, followed by „P.S. I Love You“ (2018) and „Destroyer“ (2019). They also covered some songs from their favorite musicians such as Florence and the Machine, Lorde, SZA, and Wolf Alice. 80’s pop/ballad, rock, synthwave, ambient, country/folk and even classic have influenced their style of music. This can clearly be explored in their second album „OSTSEE“, which was released in 2019 on all streaming platforms worldwide. read more

In the Basement with Ghaliz

Ghaliz Filkhair Haris takes us through his studio and reveals how the circumstance that dictates its operation transforms his process. 

Words and photography by Azhari

Ghaliz in his studio

Across rows of tall housings that line up along Neckarstrasse, stands an even taller wall that doesn’t seem to belong to anything or anyone. The wall remains white and plain at the top and gradually filled with colorful graffiti as it reaches the pavement at the bottom. Layers and layers of spray paint hide a couple of doors like a camouflage. They are barely recognisable if not from the stickers that people keep adding on them as time goes by. read more

Berkenalan dengan Aryati (English)

by Umi Maisaroh.
translated by Azhari.

She introduces herself as Aryati. From a vague turmoil, waiting to meet, waiting to talk.

This article is a translated version of an article with the same title. If you wish to read this article in its original Bahasa Indonesia (recommended), click here.

Foreword

I barely remember how we met. It all seemed so coincidental, yet planned. Relaxed, but also serious. At that time I felt uneasy with myself. on one hand, getting to know Aryati is a breath of fresh air. But on the other hand, it’s quite a challange. I’m not sure. Ultimately, Aryati choose me to be the tailor of her words. read more

Wartakawarsa Artist Talk

On Saturday (29.01) we met with the casts and crew of Wartakwarsa project via Zoom conference to talk about their latest project. Watch the video to find out about the casts and crews' background as well as the origin, development and the future of the project.

A Book Full of Questions Offers Passages to Conversations

Circadian, a Berlin-based independent publishing house releases a book that invites you to explore different versions of yourself.

Diego and some books from Circadian.

Diego Agulló and Dmitry Paranyushkin had gone through endless conversations together. A significant amount of their talks were not just mere talks, but rather a practice to provide a space to become someone else. Instead of confirming each of their identities, they searched for possibilities to loose themselves and break from the boundaries of their own characters. They had been collecting many questions out of that practice. 39 most engaging questions were accumulated and bound together in a book called The Conversation Book: Questions to open the portal into parallel lives. read more

Makna tanpa Makna (English)

Words and photography by Umi Maisaroh.
Translated by Azhari.

A small review of the Soydivision show: “Tumpeng Tindih“

This article is a translated version of an article with the same title. If you wish to read this article in its original Bahasa Indonesia (recommended), click here.

The warmth of Berlin summer embraced my skin. I walked along the silent brick walls that end at a gate. Behind it, couldn’t grasp the sense of time of where I stood. A soaring tower made out of bricks stood between two walls and a fence. Below it was a spacious empty lot. These buildings don’t look like dane studios, even though the search engine -that I refuse to mention- says so. The name is Ufer Studio. There I ‎saw my very first performance by Soydivision Berlin. read more

Aryati Listening Session

On the opening day of INTERSPACE COLLECTIVE's debut exhibition (04.02.2022), Soydivision Berlin hosted "Aryati" Listenting & Discourse Session. This session marked the first introduction of our current flagship project "Aryati" to the public.

Senyawa – Kiamat

We would like to invite you to revisit the track that became the central theme of the upcoming collaboration project by L_KW, Rabih Beaini of Morphine Records, Senyawa, and Soydivision: Kiamat.

About Empathy Supper

The fusion of a relatively new discipline: Human Centered Design, with what is most closely related to everyday life: food, forms the embryo of one of the main formats of Soydivision’s show: Empathy Supper.

Live Improvisation by Bintang Manira & Morgan Sully

Kaum Festival that we held last year was an amazing moment where many souls met each other, anew or for the first time. Not long after the festival, Bintang Manira -who performed in the festival- and Morgan Sully -who was one of the DJs at the after party- gathered together and spent an afternoon to make some music. Watch the video to enjoy 20+ minutes of fascinating sonic exploration.

(un)Covering Melanin – an Exhibition by Irma Fadhila

A visitor in (un)Covering Melanin exhibition.

A noticable red neon box sticks out at the blue wall in the the side of lively Weserstraße. The logo on the neon box -B and H on three stacking circles- belongs to Backhaus Project, and from 14 to 23 Ferbuary they hosted a solo exhibtion by Irma Fadhila: (un)Covering Melanin.

The first thing that appeared in front of me when I entered the gallery was two sets of tables that showcased some beauty products. But my attention turned quickly to the wall at the right side. Indeed, what was hung at the wall was the main point of the exhibition: 11 portraits attached to a string across the wall were staring back at me. Some of the faces were familiar, while the others were strange. However I could easily identify the strange faces thanks to the names on the handwritten notes below each portraits. Not only their names, I could also read some words that gave those faces some voices. Those words were wishes. One could quickly notice that they wished for something that they do not have. read more