Lost in the New Groove of Indonesia
What’s considered a rare groove is open to anyone’s interpretation. For me it needs to possess a certain feeling, be it one with rock and psychedelic leanings, or straight-up floor fillers of disco, funk and soul. The phrase “Indonesian rare groove” was coined by two of my good friends from Jakarta, Merdi and Aat. In Indonesia they refer to this as Irama Nusantara; Irama meaning groove in Indonesian and Nusantara is a contemporary term for the Indonesian archipelago. The music that Jiwa Jiwa represents bears this groove.