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Celebrating and Appreciating the Efforts of Those Who Have Contributed to the Preservation and Creation of Indonesian Music

The first Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There stores participating in Record Store Day on every continent except Antarctica. 

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.

Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, audio and visual artworks exhibitions, music documentary screenings, records-spinning and so on.

Record Store Day Indonesia is held specifically but not limited to engage, and connect the Indonesian music and those in front and behind the scene with a larger audience both nationally, and internationally.  Record Store Day Indonesia strives to become one of the many platforms that consistently supports, encourages, and distributes the works of local musicians and the local music industry, to help in uniting Indonesia through music, elevating the sense of pride towards the Indonesian music, and last but not least, appreciating the various scenes, along with all the parties who are involved, interconnected and interdependent with one another and have worked hard in preserving, creating and shaping the Indonesian Music Scene to become what it is today.

This year the event will be held for two days; each day at two different venues in Jakarta – starting from Saturday, April 19 to Sunday, April 20, 2014. The events will be showcasing independent record stores, individual record collectors, and independent record labels with whom music enthusiasts could interact, trade, and learn from them through casual conversations or by listening to the discussion that will be moderated by Taufiq Rahman. Moreover, there will also be music performances on both days, as well signing sessions exclusively on the second day of the event.

Special and limited music releases from several well-respected Indonesian bands will be made available for purchase on the two days of the event, and certainly after. In addition, collectors could also purchase the official merchandise of Record Store Day Indonesia to commemorate this year’s celebration.

Special Record Store Day Indonesia Releases:

  • Sharkmove – Ghede Chokra’s 12″ (limited to 100) by Rockpod records
  • SORE – Sssst 7″ (limited to 300) by SRM
  • bangkutaman – Iblis Jalanan EP CD (limited to 50) by SRM
  • SRM Compilation on boombox cassette (limited to 5) by SRM
  • Death Vomit – The Prophecy (limited to 75) by Majemuk Records
  • Suri – Spacerider 12″ (wooden box,limited to 50) by Majemuk Records
  • Oracle – No Truth No Justice cassette (deluxe box,limited to 100) by Majemuk Records
  • Komunal – Panorama test press (wooden box,limited to 20) by Sonic Funeral Records
  • Komunal – Panorama (limited to 100) by Sonic Funeral Records
  • Semak Belukar – Antologi 2007-2012 double CD (limited to 50) by Elevation Records
  • Barefood cassette (limited to 100) by Anoa Records
  • Whistler Post / Tropical Thrust split cassette (limited to 24) by DFA Records
  • Innocenti cassette (limited) by Warriors Jakarta

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