Playlist: Summer 2022 Mixtape

By Teta

Unintentionally, I was awake for the midnight release of Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.” I was so enthralled and energized that I stayed up for another hour just looping the song.

And during a recent return to Indonesia, I listened to a lot of new and old Indonesian pop music. I once again heard Farid Hardja and Lucky Resha’s “Ini Rindu,” and this time, I was able to sing along. I also learned more about Indonesian disco, past and present.

So with all that energy, fueled by a restlessness that could only be cured by 130 bpm, I was inspired to curate a body-moving playlist featuring Indonesian artists. Something to get the heart thumping and the blood pumping. It is my great hope that you will also find something to blast at 4 a.m. to dance around your room or outside.

Think sensual and muggy, much like part of this poem:

my moans are / chants / in the dark
and your / sweat / will be the / mist
that turns into / morning dew
when the daylight breaks in / along
with the thieves / that will carry
out / my heavy / heart / to
the beaches

“Tropical Body” by Ray Shabir, from Kink (2021)

This playlist is also available on Apple Music here.

This playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

If you’re looking for more beats to lose yourself in, check out these DJ mixes:

Find previous Buah zine playlists here.

(Header photo via Apple Music screenshots)