I'll Give You a Break, Pt. 51: Dina Mariana's "Mari Bergoyang"
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM
[I’ll Give You a Break is a sporadic series of posts highlighting obscure (and not so obscure) breakbeats in unlikely places, so that they may be sampled by producers or just enjoyed for their own geeky purposes. NB: Don’t forget to clear all samples through the proper channels (cough).]
Get a load of this standout track from Sublime Frequencies sub-label Sham Palace’s 2012 release, Indonesia Pop Nostalgia: Dina Mariana’s “Mari Bergoyang.” Talk about freaky, fizzy, bubblegum electro-funk… If you don’t fall hopelessly in love with this effervescent nugget within the first 10 seconds, you need open-heart surgery to remove the stone from your main organ. Speaking of those first 10 seconds, that’s the chunk you need to sample to give your production an astronomical lift. Seriously, some clever hiphop artist could turn this into a smash hit (Katie Kate and Fresh Espresso come to mind).
The whole Indonesia Pop Nostalgia comp is recommended, too. Subtitled Pan-Indonesian Pop, Folk, Instrumentals & Children's Songs, 1970s-1980s and compiled by Mark Gergis, it reveals a Southeast Asian region bursting with bold songwriters and producers messing with tradition and new technology in a variety of wonderfully idiosyncratic ways. There are so many unusual and piquant flavors on display here, especially Ira Maya Sopha’s “Buah Manggis,” which sadly isn’t on the web. You can obtain Indonesia Pop Nostalgia via Forced Exposure or from finer indie record shops.