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 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.
Raised in a multicultural home and nourished by multi-genre music from around the world, her life in Paris steeped her taste into electronic music and its sub-genres. Hitting the party capitals of the world from Ibiza to Berlin to catch top acts further fuelled her love for the scene.Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, a city with a rapidly growing underground scene, she’s sharing her love for music inspired by her frequent travels to different parts of the world, absorbing their unique sound and vibe to create her distinctive sets and productions.
Playing at some of the best house and techno nights in the city, has seen her spin from major capitals like NYC to islands like Bali.Her passion for the house/techno genre infused with her unique blend of global ethnic centric music, has seen her go from strength to strength with every set she plays, transporting her audience onto exotic cerebral mindscapes.
This dedication to her craft has gained her opening spots for international DJs such as Re.You, You And Me, Sabb, Matthias Meyer, Technasia, Bas Iberlini, Amine K, Basti Grub, David Squillace, Stefano Noferini, Nora en Pure, Nico Pusch and Alle Farben to name a few.