Invading Time Chronicles

ADELIA AYU on ART & CULTURE

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For the second time, the biggest indoor music festival INVASION Jakarta is back with good ol’-time pieces that set high standard in the future of dance music festival.


Bringing back the 19th century industrial revolution, INVASION 2018 showcased high technology performance through rustic decorations. Held at JI-EXPO Kemayoran Hall B3/C3, the festival featured electronic dance music key players such as Yellow Claw, Don Diablo, Andrew Rayel, Snakehips, and Sam Feldt. Attended by both electronic music lovers and partygoers, INVASION 2018 becomes a time tunnel to those who want to experience pastime futurism.

Along with light smokes coming out from chimney decorations, deep house music producer Sam Feldt brings back one classic element in golden era music scene: saxophone.  Another big throwback was brought by British duo Snakehips through 90’s R&B and Electronic Music. The crowd goes crazy when members Oliver Lee and James Carter successfully heat up the situation by playing their famous heartbreak anthems like Don’t Leave and All My Friends.

As l the night goes, Moldovan-born DJ Andrew Rayel turns up the party ambience with heavy trance music mixed with big room house. Presenting well-composed remix from classic hits such as Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana and Zombies by The Cranberries, the 26-year old DJ showcased mind-blowing performance with massive fireworks. The founding fathers of future house movement, Don Diablo, rock the stage with heavy drum and bass rhythm like in one of his notable hits, We Are Chemical that bring back 90’s romantic hit vibes.

The cherry on top of this year Invasion is when Dutch electronic duo, Yellow Claw takes over the stage, loudly playing their well-known hits like trap-beat Shotgun and Ocho Cinco. Displaying interactive multimedia such as Indonesia legendary drama parody and snippet from their clip, both Jim Taihuttu and Nils Rondhuis proved that they are one of the key players in Electronic music scene.

With great remix classic hits, 19th century heavy decorations, and tribute to timeless pop culture, INVASION 2018 successfully invades time while setting new standards for the future of electronic music festival.

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