Indonesia’s hard dance superstars take an intergalactic trip in this 3D-animated performance from CTM 2021’s Cyberia programme.
This week saw the opening of Cyberia, a a virtual multiplayer environment and exhibition from Berlin’s CTM Festival that allows visitors to explore a digital club space in the form of an avatar. One of the audiovisual works that can be experienced in Cyberia is MBELEDOSSS! (EXPLODE!), a 45-minute 3D-animated video mixtape from Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi, animator Rimbawan Gerilya and choreographer Siko Setyanto.
The full AV mixtape, soundtracked by GMO’s singular brand of hard, fast dance music, tells an intergalactic rave story through an early ’00s video game aesthetic. Here, Fact presents a supercut of the performance, soundtracked by GMO’s track ‘Melayu Boleh Neraka’, which is previously unreleased but features in the full performance.
‘Melayu Boleh Neraka’ will feature as a bonus track for the forthcoming re-release of Gabber Modus Operandi’s PUXXXIMAXXX LP, which was orginally released on Yes No Wave Music in 2018 and will be reissued by Aïsha Devi’s Danse Noire label on March 19. You can pre-order the reissue at Danse Noire’s Bandcamp.
You can experience MBELEDOSSS! (EXPLODE!) in full inside Cyberia, which you can access via the CTM website. Look out for more highlights from CTM Festival 2021 and Cyberia on Fact in the coming weeks, and catch up on all the highlights we’ve posted so far.
Executive producer: PK Entertainment
Producers: Ican Harem, Kasimyn, Rimbawan Gerilya
Directors: Ican Harem, Kasimyn, Rimbawan Gerilya
3D animator: Rimbawan Gerilya
Dance choreography: Siko Setyanto
Music: Gabber Modus Operandi
Editor: Rimbawan Gerilya
A first version of the video was created for Jakarta’s PK Entertainment and their Re:IMAGINE Festival 2020