Be prepared for this Friday at Verde Lounge! Hail to the crowds in Bandung… I’m gonna spin my first-ever DJ Set to play 90’s Alternative, Indie Pop, Sunshine Pop, or even Baroque Pop songs!
Finally! My first Electronica EP album with Andezzz will be available on iTunes. You can click pre-order from now on and get your free preview from iTunes! You can also visit Andezzz official website on departurepeople.com for further information about the releases. FYI, the artworks made by Dinda Gayathri, a Jakarta-based illustrator who collaborated with us to make this amazing cover. Whoa!
Here we go…
Andezzz & Darryl Wezy
Together Again – EP
31 May 2013
1. Together Again
2. Together Again (Midnight Runners Remix)
3. Together Again (Random Remix)
4. Together Again (Andezzz Dub Remix)
5. Together Again (Instrumental Mix)
Japan is my favorite country, and I’ve been listening everything about J-Pop and I’m a big fan of Manga and Anime since I was a kid, especially One Piece, Dragon Ball, Chibi Maruko Chan, Crayon Shinchan, Doraemon, and many more. One thing about their music industry that I really love is their additional sleeve—I don’t know what is the name of this stuff—they put it on left, as the information or special note about the CD. It was 2004, at the class, daydreaming, and I was wondering if I could release my debut album in Japan someday with special additional sleeve which provides the information about my album.
Now, I got it.
After the release of my debut album nationally on 8 October 2012, I made a debut in Japan (24 April 2013) under the independent label Production Dessinee. Wow, they released me during Golden Week, which is COOL! It reminds me about Koinobori…Well, thanks to IVY League Music and Rooftop Sound for this wonderful gift. And also, big thanks to Masao Maruyama for the opportunity, I never thought it would be like this. It was like dream came true every day since my debut album, “Maze of Fears”, released without launching party and we just believed it would be fine. And yes, it’s fine…
Japan has given me a lot of opportunity to be introduced in their independent music industry and I don’t expect too much for this before, but I just believed that I will release my album in Japan with the additional sleeve outside the CD and using Hiragana letters as a special note. And it happened!
But, it’s not getting stop on the release matters. The other surprises came from some of media in Japan. They published me on Madame Figaro Japon (June edition, maybe?) which considered as a popular fashion magazine from France and Japan.
Then, the next is Billboard Japan which surprised me when I read the review from Mr. Hitoshi Kurimoto. He knew me so well without interviewing me first. And he could explain everything about my musicality, perfectly. It was a great moment, thanks for this amazing review.
I thought it would be just in the scope of online media, but they introduced me on Sankei Shimbun Japan, a daily newspaper and one of top five national newspapers in Japan. It was shocking me. Of course, I got the online edition from their website, so I could access it easily when some people told me about this good news from Facebook and Twitter.
But the important thing is… they appreciated me very well anyway. I never felt so happy like this. Thanks Japan, wait for me! 🙂
The blue skies of spring on April are the most fun things ever and Darryl Wezy has just released the third single called “Imaginary Hill” on 24 April 2013. After successful the releases of “Automatic High” and “The War Is Over Now” over a year, Darryl is now prepared to give another surprises to the listeners through the opening track from “Maze of Fears” album. Satire, apathetic, and filled with hidden anarchy are the essences of “Imaginary Hill” which has written as a reminder for always be thankful towards the freedoms that we had at this time.
“Every person missed a freedom from every system which has conquered their life, without being worried to build their own imaginary place. This song fully represents my personality and maybe there are lots of people outside there who think the same thing just like me.” Darryl said. The release of Imaginary Hill also would be the celebration for Darryl Wezy who released “Maze of Fears” in Japan on 23 April 2013 under the independent label Production Dessinee which has released the repertoires from Mindy Gledhill, Johan Christher Schutz, Monsieur Perine, and Tess Henley.
Darryl Wezy is a Jakarta-based singer-songwriter who has released his debut album called “Maze of Fears” under the independent labels IVY League Music and Rooftop Sound in October 2012. Recently, Darryl is an acceleration student who still studying Marketing Communications for Master Degree at the London School of Public Relations Jakarta.
IVY League Music is a Jakarta-based independent label, production house, and music publicist which founded by Sarah Glandosch and Mondo Gascaro. This label has contributed to publish Payung Teduh and Ayushita in Indonesian music industry. On the other side, Rooftop Sound is music production house managed by Aghi Narottama, a producer who has involved during “Maze of Fears” production.
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IMAGINARY HILL: SINGLE KETIGA, MUSIM SEMI DAN NEGERI SAKURA
Langit biru di musim Semi bulan April adalah hal yang menyenangkan dan di bawah langit itu adalah Darryl Wezy yang baru saja meluncurkan single ketiganya yang berjudul Imaginary Hill pada tanggal 24 April 2013. Setelah sukses menyuguhkan Automatic High dan The War Is Over Now dalam kurun waktu selama setahun ini, Darryl siap memberikan kejutan lagi kepada pendengar musik Indonesia lewat lagu pembuka di album Maze of Fears. Satir, apatis, dan anarki yang terpendam adalah esensi lagu Imaginary Hill yang ditulis sebagai bentuk pengingat untuk selalu bersyukur dengan kebebasan-kebebasan yang telah dimiliki saat ini.
“Setiap individu merindukan kebebasan dari segala sistem yang menguasai hidupnya, tanpa harus resah untuk membangun tempat khayalannya sendiri. Lagu ini merepresentasikan pribadi saya sepenuhnya dan mungkin banyak orang di luar sana telah berpikir hal yang sama.” jelas Darryl. Perilisan single Imaginary Hill juga menjadi perayaan bagi Darryl Wezy yang akan merilis album “Maze of Fears” di Jepang pada tanggal 23 April nanti dalam naungan label Production Dessinee yang merilis repertoire Mindy Gledhill, Johan Christher Schütz, Monsieur Perine, dan Tess Henley.
Darryl Wezy merupakan penyanyi dan pencipta lagu kelahiran Jakarta yang telah merilis album perdananya yang berjudul Maze of Fears di bawah label IVY League Music dan Rooftop Sound pada bulan Oktober 2012 lalu. Saat ini Darryl masih tercatat sebagai mahasiswa aktif dalam program Master (Acceleration) untuk konsentrasi Marketing Communications di London School of Public Relations Jakarta.
IVY League Music merupakan rumah produksi musik dan publicist musik asal Jakarta yang dikelola oleh Sarah Glandosch dan Mondo Gascaro. Label ini juga telah melambungkan nama Payung Teduh dan Ayushita di industri musik Indonesia. Rooftop Sound sendiri adalah rumah produksi musik yang dikelola oleh Aghi Narottama, seorang produser yang telah menangani proses produksi album Maze of Fears.
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When you believe in something, you must be prepared. Maze of Fears is just an imaginary album from a little boy. Fears were his friends, but he realized that these things were just the messengers to the world. He started to write the fears and sing along as well as the bluest boy in this town. Writing music and lyrics are the things what he called the real fight against his fears.
Maze of Fears is a debut album from a boy who named his music project under a pseudonym name, Darryl Wezy. “This album consists of 11 songs telling about how to fight against your fears in relationships, family, friendships, cultural issues, and how to gain self empowerment and motivation for ourselves.” explained Darryl. The album was successfully realized after Darryl participated in A Music Network, music audition program, in which five acoustic songs offered by him successfully set aside tens of other participants. And now the five acoustic tracks have expanded to 11 songs arranged with producer Aghi Narottama (KALA, Pintu Terlarang, ONROP! Musikal, Negeri 5 Menara, etc) and string section assisted by Alvin Witarsa.
After year by year, Darryl Wezy finally got a home; a place where he could stay and share together about the missions in music industry. It is Ivy League Music, a Jakarta-based music promotion and label (or whatever) which have chosen to believe in Darryl Wezy’s music for his distinctive musicality among the other soloists in Indonesia.
Darryl Wezy is a Jakarta based singer-songwriter and grew up with a lot of music references since he was a kid and influenced by his parents addiction towards 70s music. He found his passion in music after watching MTV in the 90s and he starts to collect cassettes ever since. He stated that his music has been influenced mostly by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Free Design, Pulp, Ash, The Cardigans, Weezer, The Concretes, The Lightning Seeds, The High Llamas, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, SORE, and White Shoes And The Couples Company.
ABOUT THE SONGS
1. Imaginary Hill
When you live as well as the youngsters in the world, you may forget what we called conspiracy. To live in the society, there are a lot of conspiracies created that pointed for us; the youngsters. Sometimes we hate to say that our leaders did not perfect; corruption everywhere, media power leads the politicians to show off their power to the audiences. It shows that power only gives to corrupt. So, if they could make a conspiracy, so do we. Mostly of us might have been brainwashed by sounds and sightings. But what we need is a little faith after all. If it is possible, maybe we can use a little faith to make another conspiracy back.
2. Automatic High
In friendships, some people tend to be someone else. Sometimes friend is not what friend should be. It’s totally freak to fake in friendships. You’re just walking between the lines and you won’t reach the right one. How can you be happier without your true best friends around you? Meanwhile everyone knows that you’re a faker. That would be the worst thing ever if you’re still doing this to everyone.
3. Maze of Fears
We know that we have been considering the fears since a kid. You might be afraid with the ghost, the monsters, illness, the fakers, the smart asses, the insects, a serial killer, lightning and thunder, shark, sting ray, sea urchin, darkness, empty room, or even with a doll. People always have problem, but some of them have their own ways to solve it. I think if we want to stay alive, we can’t expect to live easier without defeat our fears in every maze.
4. Perfection Will Stab Your Back
To face the envious from people around you is not easy. They will always try to offer something that leads you to the fall. Perfection is something that has been manipulated for our life, including in our friendship and relationship. When you want these things work perfectly, you will see a disappointment for real soon. It is because The Devil has tricked you actually. What we learnt after all, just don’t expect too much with perfection or comfort zone. It’s a curse that covered by silver lining.
5. Northern Star
Broken hearted is the hardest thing we had. Losing your identity until you have a desire to die might be so stupid and cheesy thing nowadays. But some of us are still fighting with this phase. Why don’t we give ourselves a support? So they realize that we are not alone to find our soul that already flown away up there; Northern Star.
6. Smile through Your Sorrow
Bully and violence always happen to those who think they have no power to fight against. Sometimes we don’t know how to support them. But sincere heart and love at least will make them smile through their sorrow.
Relationship is quite complicated. Possessive and sense of belonging could be better or even worse. It is bitter to face someone who you loved never gives you love back. Unfortunately, when a careless jumps off through your patience, then BOOM… you are a monster in your love life. It sucks when you finally call them a pet’s name instead of ‘baby’ or ‘honey’ to show your anger in a satire way.
8. The War Is Over Now
For a good reason, we had empathy for every freedom which has been defeated by the evil. Another war is really worse, never been better. Kids, women, and men are killed by the fears just for a piece of plans. If only people always think about peace, maybe it is a better way to eliminate the evil inside them, or even us.
Temptation from the drugs tends to drive us into the curiosity of fantasy. Maybe it is beautiful, but it is dangerous. People think once when they get a chance, but they think twice when they will get twisted chains. Surely, ignorance will always exist for those who stay with the drugs.
10. The Supernova
When you love someone but you frightened they won’t love you back, just remember one thing. Love is like a supernova. Just pretend that you are the star and will explode a lot of love someday. Being nothing to lose could break your fear for the love that won’t return your feelings back. But somehow, you can still be yourself and gain positivity with a lot of love that you had.
11. We Are The Stars
Youngsters are the nation’s expectation. In spite of this statement, sometimes we; as the youngsters, grew up by the pessimistic ideologies around us. It doesn’t mean I am trying to influence you with a radical movement, but here we are… Youngsters should be stronger than the pessimistic statements around them. Just believe even people think it is impossible to happen. Because at the end, what you believed in the past will bring you to your life of nowadays.
Darryl Wezy, born in Jakarta, July 5th 1989 and grew up musically since he was kid, influenced by his parents addiction towards 70s music. He found his passion in music after watching MTV in the 90s and he starts to collect cassettes ever since. His stage name, Darryl Wezy, is a pseudonym name that he got when he was daydreaming at high school during recess time. “There’s no reason why I chose Darryl Wezy, but I would like to use this name when I become a musician someday.” said this 22 years old musician.
He stated that his music has been influenced mostly by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Free Design, Pulp, Ash, The Cardigans, Weezer, The Concretes, The Lightning Seeds, The High Llamas, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, SORE, and White Shoes And The Couples Company.
Darryl Wezy has just released his first single “Automatic High” on January 1st 2012 through site A Music Network and exclusively free download through Rollingstone Indonesia website. “Automatic High” tells about how a person is facing a fake friendship and should be able to survive and find a new spirit in any way. The lyrics tend to be satire, because Darryl was trying to emphasize the disappointment without having to be over dramatic.
He announced the date release of his debut album might be around Fall 2012. The album will be titled “Maze of Fears”. “Maze of Fears consists of 11 songs telling about how to encounter your fears in relationships, family, friendships, cultural issues, and how to gain self empowerment and motivation for ourselves.” explained Darryl.
The album was successfully realized after Darryl participated in A Music Network, music audition program, in which five acoustic songs offered by him successfully set aside tens of other participants. And now the five acoustic tracks have expanded to 11 songs arranged with producer Aghi Narottama (Janji Joni, KALA, The Forbidden Door, ONROP! Musikal, Negeri 5 Menara) and a string section assisted by Alvin Witarsa. In his live performances, Darryl Wezy will be performing in a full band consisted of Ganesha Pratama (Guitar), Ridwan Yuniardhika (Lead Guitar), Anzarra Djahran (Keyboard), Efra Pratama Harya (Bass), and Aidil Akbar (Drum).
Among the other bands and singers that have sprung up in the music industry Indonesia, Darryl Wezy is one of the soloists who dares to explore more in each arrangements in his songs. To describe the album may be described with the phrase: “The big dreams of a person arranged with Chamber Pop and a little touch of cinematic.”
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The trees on the street
Laughing like the beasts
I’m begging they are dancing
Entertain me, and stop look at me like this
Some people are freaks
Being fake in friendships
I think I found what they need
I chose to leave and I’m going round and round
It’s gone, I’ll be fine
I could fly, and it’s automatic high
If it’s fine, I could say with my automatic mouth
The wind on the hills
It’s blowing my fear
Hysterical by self absorbed here!
You tout so gleam
And I started to scream like a kid
Somebody told me
I should be like this
Accepting what people think
It’s about me
And it’s just small things I could see
It’s gone, I’ll be fine
I could fly, and it’s automatic high
If it’s fine, I could say with my automatic mouth
I learn it everyday, I do!
If only I could say that it’s true
To stay in circle of these fools
If only I could breath, I’ve been through!
I can’t hold… anymore…
I’ve been through… for survive…
Without you… I will be just fine!
Versi Bahasa Indonesia:
7 Januari 2012 lalu Darryl Wezy, musisi muda berusia 22 tahun asal Jakarta merilis single pertamanya yang berjudul “Automatic High” secara ekslusif dan bisa diunduh gratis lewat situs Rollingstone Indonesia. Lagu ini adalah single pertama dari album perdana Darryl Wezy ’Maze Of Fears’ yang akan rilis sebentar lagi. Lagu “Automatic High” sendiri bercerita tentang bagaimana seseorang menghadapi sebuah fake friendship dan harus bisa bertahan serta mencari semangat baru dengan cara apapun. Liriknya cenderung satir, karena berusaha menekankan kekecewaan tanpa harus dramatis.
Album ini berhasil diwujudkan setelah usaha Darryl Wezy berpartisipasi dalam sebuah program audisi di A Music Network, dimana lima lagu akustik yang ditawarkan olehnya berhasil menyisihkan puluhan peserta lain karena dinilai memiliki kualitas, potensi serta kejujuran bermusik oleh tim juri. Dan sekarang lima lagu akustik tersebut telah berkembang menjadi 11 lagu yang diaransemen ulang oleh Aghi Narottama (Janji Joni, KALA, Pintu Terlarang, ONROP! Musikal) selaku produser dan string section dibantu oleh Alvin Witarsa. Dalam penampilan live-nya, Darryl Wezy tampil dengan konsep full band diperkuat oleh Ganesha (Guitar), Anzarra Djahran (Keyboard), Efra Pratama Harya (Bass), dan Aidil Akbar (Drum).
Darryl Wezy lahir di Jakarta pada tanggal 5 Juli 1989 dan tumbuh di keluarga yang menyukai musik. Darryl menemukan passion-nya di musik ketika menonton MTV di tahun 90-an sehabis pulang sekolah dan sejak saat itu dia mulai mengumpulkan kaset dan CD. Nama Darryl Wezy sendiri adalah nama pseudonym yang ia dapatkan waktu melamun di kelas. “Nggak ada alasan khusus kenapa Darryl Wezy, tapi saya senang aja dengan nama ini. Belum ada yang punya, dan waktu itu saya janji akan memakai nama ini ketika saya menjadi musisi suatu hari nanti.” jelasnya.
Dari segi musikalitas, Darryl banyak mendapatkan pengaruh dari musik Alternative, Britpop, Folk, dan juga Indie Pop seperti The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Free Design, Pulp, Ash, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cardigans, Weezer, The Concretes, The Lightning Seeds, The High Llamas, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, SORE, dan White Shoes And The Couples Company.
“Maze of Fears” berisi sebelas lagu yang menceritakan tentang bagaimana menghadapi ketakutan – ketakutan yang ada di dalam diri seseorang dan bagaimana memberdayakan diri sendiri serta membangun motivasi. Album ini rencana akan dirilis dalam waktu dekat di bawah IVY League Music Promo & WHATEVER!, sebuah rumah produksi, promosi, dan distribusi asal Jakarta milik Mondo Gascaro (ex SORE) dan Sarah Glandosch. Kini single ‘Automatic High’ dapat diunduh secara cuma – cuma melalui situs resmi www.ivyleaguemusic.com milik IVY League Music. Selamat menikmati!
Promotion Manager & Media Relations
IVY League Music Promo & WHATEVER!
Twitter: @sarahglandosch @IVY_leaguemusic
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