Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great Band from Indonesia #5


Why Bondan Prakoso & Fade2Black?
This is music project collaboration between a musician, named Bondan Prakoso and a Rap hiphop group, Fade2Black; the members are Titz, Santoz, Lezzano.

In the early 2002, Bondan Prakoso who is also well known by public as a great talented bass player, who was also a former bass player in a Funk Stream band called Funky Kopral, and Tito a.k.a Titz who are known as a rapper and has group called Fade2Black, are often share their thoughts and idea to each others about music. They both came from different backgrounds of music, Bondan Prakoso more likely in Funk and Rock music and Titz in Rap/Hiphop. These 2 campus mates from Faculty of Culture and Humaniora, deepin' in Dutch literature, are colleges friends on University of Indonesia, Depok.

By the late 2003, because of the needs and his desire in acknowledging music is getting more mature, deeper and freedom in creating this art, Bondan Prakoso decided to go further as he decided to retired from their former band, Funky Kopral.

2004 was the year where Bondan came up with an idea to merge a different kind of music and combine them in a new package form of music, as in that mid year, he has asked Titz to join in a music project. Titz thought that it will be more strong with his group joining in.

The situation is getting more varieties and more colorfull as Bondan approved to involve this Hiphop group from Bogor, Fade2Black, in this project. Instead of only 1 rapper, this music project is combining 3 rappers, Titz, Santoz and Lezzano.

Fade2BlackBy the late 2004, they were starting to go further with this project and created various kind of music whit the touch of Rap, Rock, Funk as the elements. Bondan Prakoso is in charge for the music instruments, looping, and arranging, while fade2Black get more close to the lyrics.

The process took only 4 months to complete and in August 2005, their 1st album with the title "RESPECT" released under the SONY BMG Music Indonesia. Since then, the album which contains not only 1 type of music, but many types of music with rap as the basic vocal, by TITZ, SANTOZ LEZZANO, while in other songs also joined BONDAN on vocal in singing.

With this piece of arts, they managed to received contribution and awards, such as:

- MTv Indonesia Exclusive artist in November, 2005
- MTv Advance Warning award in November, 2005
- Indonesian Music Award 2006, as the best Rap album production.

In 2007, they were breaking the Indonesian Music Industry with their more hard, impulsive, innovative forms of music with their album titled UNITY with the breaking through hits 'Keroncong Protol' and AGAIN won the Indonesian Music Award 2008 for Best Rap Production Album

Now in 2010, they are releasing their 3rd Album called "FOR ALL". The single "Ya Sudahlah" is shocking the music Industry with the easy listening music. It's different from what they have on the 1st and 2nd album.

1 comment:

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