What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Hello everyone who read this, my name is Abdur Rahim Latada but you can call me Oyi, i’m from Jakarta Indonesia. I start writing song when I was 14th years old. At first it’s because it’s hard for me to do a cover song.
I used to be in a hardcore punk band named Nervous Breakdown and a post-punk band named Ultra Enigma, before i decide to go alone under the name of Grow Rich at the end of 2016 and release my first single ‘Cash to Kyodo’ in April 20th 2017.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
On April 27th 2018, precisely my birthday. I release “Senen Lempuyangan EP’, it contains a three new songs with Cash to Kyodo as a bonus track. In this EP (As you can read on my bandcamp) I invite several drummers from Death Metal and Grindcore scene to fill the beat on my self-made Indie Rock song. The result satisfy my needs for creating something fresh. sweet and heavy rock music with strong penchant in psychedelic vibes.
You can hear it here.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Well I could say, those who strife to make their dream come true is very influential and inspiring to me. I couldn’t name one..
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
If you are looking a sweet, heavy, groovy, energetic, psychedelic indie rock music, you’re gonna fall in love with Grow Rich music.
Because there’s a glimpse of heavy metal and hardcore elements on my indie rock music.
Imagine Sonic Youth heavily mixed with The Pixies and Agnostic Front.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
The Beatles – The Anthology
Nirvana – In Utero
The Clash – London Calling
No Country For Old Men
John Perkins – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Michael Azerrad – Our Band could be Your Life
Tom Wainwright – Narconomics: How to run a Drug Cartel
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I used to be a performing artist now I solely focus my limited energy as a recording artist and the business mastermind of my own product through digital way.
The path I choose, indeed bring a new challenge and it’s excite me. Because I’m curious how far I can reach strictly only with this unconventional methods.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I met many amazing individual because i produce music, one of them is the one and only Christos Doukakis from LAST DAY DEAF.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I pick ‘Poo She Whack On’ because it has the sweet indie rock playfulness along with some gloomy heavy hardcore with metallic drum things.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
In January 2019 I’m gonna record my new musics with Grow Rich, hopefully it will maintain the same high quality from my previous release.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What is the theme of your lyrics and why it always about Virgo people in particular?
I don’t know, my life story always get me crashed with one of them and I’m just let it flow, swim along the river of madness while uphold my own mental sanity through making creative music.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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