Local Vocal (No. 16): Indische Party


This article is not about the first political party in Hinda-Belanda era. They have the same name but this Indische Party is a Jakarta-based band formed in 2011. This band consists of some well-known names who’ve been around in Indonesia’s indie music scene, Jafar Shadiq (It’s Different Class) on vox and harmonica, Andre Idris (The Upstairs) on guitar, Jacobus (Karon n Roll) on bass, and Tika on drum.

Started with their love to the british music in the 60’s such as The Rolling Stones, Indische party choose the 60’s to be their signature style. They mixed rhythm and blues, soul, rock n roll, and ballad to be one groovy tunes.


Last June they released their debut album ‘Indische Party – Self Titled” along with their new single from the album ‘Waiting for You’. In this album Indische Party collaborated with Ricky Virgana from White Shoes and The Couples Company to helped them filling the cello instrument, they also collaborated with Dharmo Soedirman (Sentimental Moods), and Ainijia Paat.

If you’re a fan of The Rolling Stone or Velvet Underground, you will love Indische Party, because they will bring you to the glory of the 60’s era. Catch them up next week at ProArt B-Voice!