We sat down with the Bali-native duo, Gabber Modus Operandi, for an hour during Nuits sonores Lab.

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Author: David Bola

Photo Credit: Oktavian Adhiek Putra

We had a conversation with the Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi to find out what makes up their DNA. Their experimental rave music is heavily influenced by traditional Balinese sounds and folklore. Kasimyn and Ican explain how “Alay culture” keeps inspiring them, which they define as an internet-fed popular culture in Indonesia, far from the Western trends. In our exchange, they also describe the absence of platform for contemporary electronic music in Bali which led them to create the “counter-art festival” Ravepasar.

Listen to the discussion to hear more about the duo’s history, influences and music production.

The interview was conducted by David bola and recorded during Nuits sonores and European Lab, with Radio Kapitał, IDA Radio, Rádio Quântica and Rinse France.


Gabber Modus Operandi – Dosa Besar
Gabber Modus Operandi – Melayu Boleh Neraka
Gabber Modus Operandi – Sangkakala III
Gabber Modus Operandi – Kon 1

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