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Batavia Collective

Batavia Collective (BTVC) is a musical force to be reckoned with. Comprised of Elfa Zulham on drums, Doni Joesran on keys, and Kenny Gabriel on synth bass, this Jakarta-based trio draws influence from an array of musical styles, ranging from future jazz to electronic soul to liquid funk, and beyond.

The result is a sound that defies genre, blending mind-altering synths, snazzy chord progressions, deep sub-bass, energetic grooves, and neck-breaking tempos to create a sonic landscape that is as sophisticated as it is raw.

Their innovative approach to music-making has not gone unnoticed, with international publications such as Mixmag Asia praising the trio's ability to seamlessly integrate the highest modernity of musical technology with the emotive instrumentalism.

For BTVC, music is not just an art form, but a reflection of their surroundings. The gritty, uncompromising streets of Indonesia's capital provide a constant source of inspiration for the trio, infusing their music with a unique sense of urgency and authenticity.

With each performance, BTVC invites their audience on a journey that is equal parts captivating and thought-provoking, proving that the name may be simple, but the music is anything but.
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THU, OCT 19, 2023
8:20 PM - 8:50 PM

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Batavia Collective (BTVC) is a musical force to be reckoned with. Comprised of Elfa Zulham on drums, Doni Joesran on keys, and Kenny Gabriel on synth bass, this Jakarta-based trio draws influence from an array of musical styles, ranging from future jazz to electronic soul to liquid funk, and beyond. The result is a sound that defies genre, blending mind-altering synths, snazzy chord progressions, deep sub-bass, energetic grooves, and neck-breaking tempos to create a sonic landscape that is as sophisticated as it is raw. Their innovative approach to music-making has not gone unnoticed, with international publications such as Mixmag Asia praising the trio's ability to seamlessly integrate the highest modernity of musical technology with the emotive instrumentalism. For BTVC, music is not just an art form, but a reflection of their surroundings. The gritty, uncompromising streets of Indonesia's capital provide a constant source of inspiration for the trio, infusing their music with a unique sense of urgency and authenticity. With each performance, BTVC invites their audience on a journey that is equal parts captivating and thought-provoking, proving that the name may be simple, but the music is anything but.
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