DjakartaL'article en français
D FOR DUO, JAKARTA FOR THE GIANT CITY BETWEEN EURASIA AND AUSTRALIA, BRIDGE BETWEEN THEIR ROOTS. DJAKARTA, THROUGH ITS SOLAR POP FULL OF FOLK, OFFERS SINCE THEIR FIRST EP IN 2017 CREATIONS FULL OF CHARM AND DREAMS. "LOOKING FOR ATTENTION," THEIR LATEST SINGLE, WAS RELEASED IN JUNE. IT'S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO TURN OUR ATTENTION TO THE DUO'S UNIVERSE, THEY HAVE COMPLIED WITH THE "FOCUS ON..." QUESTIONNAIRE.
To begin with, who are you?
We are Raphael & Tristan Stuart, two French-Australian brothers based in Paris. We started the Djakarta project in 2015.
How would you define your music?
Indie Pop Folk melancholic and solar
What made you decide to embark on this musical adventure one day?
Passion, the need to write and compose songs, it's an outlet!
Your influences ?
Raphaël : Air, Agnès Obel, America, Altin Gun, Alt-j, Arcade Fire
Tristan : Balthazar, Beatles, Beck, Bill Withers, Doors, Tame Impala
In terms of art: Our father Mark Stuart (Painter and Sculptor) whose works are on our EP and Singles covers, as well as other artists such as Hundertwasser, Pollock, Richter & Rothko
Movies: Apocalypse Now, Coco (the Pixar movie), Monty Python's Life of Brian, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel
If you had to leave on a desert island with 3 records, which ones?
Raphael: The Beatles - "double white", The Rolling Stones - "Sticky Fingers", Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over trouble water"
Tristan: The Beatles - "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", Pink Floyd - "The Dark side of the moon, The Doors - "L.A. Woman"
The perfect track for cooking?
Raphael : Otis Redding - "Sitting on a dock of the bay
Tristan : Beck - "Peaches & Cream
A little technical point: what equipment do you use?
For recording: Mac book pro + Logic X Pro + Apollo 8 + Tac Bullet Custom console + U87 Vintage mic + Yamaha NS10 vintage speakers + Genelec 1030A
Instruments : Acoustic & electric guitar, piano, bass, analog keyboard (Juno 60 and Juno 106), drums, percussion etc
It's not easy to break into the musical jungle, even with talent... what do you think?
Indeed, it is not obvious in general in the music and especially with the current context! It takes a lot of passion, patience and hard work! We are going to pass a new step this year with the creation of our label and publishing company "Lyrebirds Records", a partnership with "Music Media Consulting" for the Press / Radio / TV and the accompaniment by the "MAP network" as a winner of the contest "Give Me Five 2021".
And finally, if you have something to add, here we go!
Watch and listen to our new video & single "Looking for Attention" (feat. Keilimei) while waiting for the release of our EP "Oversea" scheduled for this Fall!