Dance/electronic duo from Bandung, Indonesia
Bottlesmoker is a dance/electronic duo from Bandung, Indonesia. Their work focuses in exploring native rhythms from Indonesia and Southeast Asia, recreating them in an electronic form, mixing the old with the new, analog and digital, to create their own unique sound, light and visuals. Their musical explorations go from Tribal to Techno, from Pacific Vibes to psychedelic, from Downtempo to Ambient, the sound and visual palette keeps growing and adding more and more flavours to the mix. Bottlesmoker also experiments in its music making, incorporating traditional Indonesian instruments and rhythms. They've sampled recordings of rituals, of solo vocalists and group chants, adding catchy hooks, always making music that is danceable, even adding a pop sensibility. All this is always joined by amazing visuals and the always present costume. Bottlesmoker have toured extensively in around the world and played in major festival such as Laneway Festival, Transmusicales, Big Mountain Music Festival, Zandari Festa or Asian Pacific Triennial Summer Festival and more and more. They also opened several international bands such as Ladytron, Architecture in Helsinki, Porter Robinson, Tycho, M83 and Battles.