Bali Electronic Music Collectives: Tantra
One of the most long-standing house music collectives on the island with a reputation of funky, organic sounding — eclectic sounds. Tantra consist of a solid crew of Indonesians from all over the archipelago featuring artists, DJs and visual artists with a vision beyond music and a yearning for creative expression.
With their 3rd year anniversary just passing on Sunday, January 5th at Potato Head of which they are residents, Tantra are coming off a mega year celebrating highlights like their recent Boiler Room showcase at La Brisa supporting Gerd Janson as well as the ongoing Night Moves events at the same venue where they have supported the likes of Leon Vynehall, Moxie, Kink, Pete Herbert, Kamma and Masalo to name a few of the recent shows.
The collective is made up of Kai, Doctor Yez, Danny, Archie and Ones as well as visual artists, RA and JG and videographer/photographer Aged. As much as they are a house music collective, Tantra go beyond events – expressing ideas through workshops and exhibitions, striving to connect the dots between artists and enthusiasts encouraging collaborations to advance the culture in general, and in Indonesia particularly.
Stay tuned to their Paddy Grooves Radio show broadcasted from the Tantra Bali Creative Space & Studio which includes a recording studio ran by Jonathan Paradede. Also keep your eyes and ears peeled for their record label “Tambo” that will be releasing music as of 2020 and if you’re around for 25th of January catch them at their Diskotik Tantra party at 40 Thieves!
Tantra can be found on FB @tantracreatives