Gabber Modus Operandi

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Gabber Modus Operandi is an accidental project founded by Kasimyn and Ican Harem. Born out of a shared obsession for all sorts of high-octane, fast-paced sounds, they explode an extensive range of influences into vibrant, outrageous productions.

Together, the duo fuse the challenging sounds of gabber, footwork, grindcore, and noise with a number of uniquely Indonesian sounds such as jathilan (a trance dance in which an animal spirit possesses the body), dangdut koplo (a subgenre of a popular folk music), and funkot (reminiscent of both European happy hardcore as well as dangdut).

Their acclaimed records PUXXXIMAXXX and HOXXXYA (out via Yes No Wave and SVBKVLT, respectively) are chock full of tracks that are now international dancefloor staples. Rapidfire tempos; stuttering, angular percussion; and high-octane vocal delivery coalesce in “a seethingly up-for-it and puckishly immediate sound, lending a thrilling new spin to well-trampled tropes in a way symptomatic of the current wave of rave goods.” (Boomkat)

Gabber Modus Operandi’s love for energetic, intense sounds forms the foundation of their hyper-active, unprecedented output. Using samples of traditional Indonesian music (especially of the Balinese gamelan), and borrowing from the pentatonic scale, Gabber Modus Operandi attempt to bridge the gaps between humour, dark contemporary music, and Indonesian tradition. With exuberant digital sarcasm, they straddle the line between the sacred and the banal.