Sweatbox Records hits the home base with the label debut of Malaysian- hailing RIMKA. ' Budaya' means ' Culture' in Malay language and it signifies the evolution of music in the 60 years + independent nation. A resident DJ of The Sweatbox parties, she identifies through the use of ethnic elements in her sets and we say no less about her productions: The result is a melodic groover with colorful synth lines and a rather unique use of rare samples of Malaysian traditional instruments - the Kompang and and the Seruling.The Kompang is a popular percussion instrument that is commonly played at weddings as an ensemble. It is played in an interlocking rhythmic pattern to accompany choral singing. The Seruling is a small Malay flute made out of bamboo. It's been much debated as to whether the Seruling was the first Malayan Instrument as it was commonly used among the indigenous tribes (earlier Malays or Proto-Malays who inhabit the jungles). The feel of 'Budaya' is like a serene trip to a green, lush jungle.
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