"It's only through writing that I've ever been able to suppress life's personal disappointments. When I can't write I feel anxious and out of sorts and am easily riled, though I'm usually able to control my emotions..."
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer (The Mute's Soliloquy: A Memoir)
["Hanya dengan menulis aku mampu menekan segala kekecewaan peribadi hidup. Bila aku tidak menulis, aku merasa cemas & tidak keruan serta mudah gusar, walau selalunya aku bisa mengawal emosiku..."]

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


My favor in music is very extensive. But those who have been my close friends and following me on social network (even MySpace) since the very beginning of my involvement would know that I'm very much into dance music, especially in the category of trance and progressive related. Most of the time, I will spend my time making comics while listening to this type of music (besides any other type of musics). With Ministry of Sound is my favorite label; among my favorite DJs are Benny Bennasi, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Norman Cook, the FatBoy Slim. But knowing one of my ex-colleague and former employee of Art Square Group (publisher of Gempak Starz™) has the talent in DJing into my kind of beat, that's really awesome! His stage name is Jonvu, and I happened to see him performed once and seriously he got the groove but still need more exposure from the industry. Now he's studying music in Australia, making experimental mix and on the move to develop his skill. Recently he requested me to illustrate an artwork for his latest work called 'Circus Beat' and I thought he never ask! It has been in my wish to draw his kind of mix. So here is my (comic-style) artwork inspired by the track and you can listen to the beat with the SoundCloud attached. Enjoy! ^_^

When I listen to the track, I told myself that you can even enjoy this to yourself. As I listen to it, I can only hear the humble groove that makes you up and going. The sound of elephant, makes you a little flamboyant to yourself and get a move on. Make yourself in a circus in your own mind, in your own room... while working in style. d[^_^]b
"Music is the art of thinking with sounds."
— Jules Combarieu