Event Review: Amine Live in Jakarta | Article by Indie Accent


Event Review: Amine Live in Jakarta

By Wicaksono Gitawan

If Trap and Hip Hop are your cup of tea, then we’re pretty sure that Aminé is a familiar name on your mind. The Portland-based rapper broke through Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2016 with his hit-single “Caroline”, peaking at number 4. Aminé played Jakarta for the first time on Thursday (25/7) as part of the annual Widelanes festival. The event was held at a packed Livespace, Lot 8, SCBD and everyone is very happy with the jolly rapper’s performance.


Opening Aminé’s performanfe is rising Indonesian rapper Ariel Nayaka (or A.Nayaka), who brought his friends Rakfy and Krisna to collaborate with him on stage. Many of his songs such as “3AM in Jakarta” and “NO HANDOUTS” are crowd favourites and people were starting to sing-along with them. One of Nayaka’s friend then proceeded to climb the stage’s metal tower and that was one of the highlight of their performance.

As expectation grew higher, Aminé’s tour DJ, Madison Stewart warmed the crowd with hip hop songs from Silentó, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Soulja Boy, and others to get the crowd in the mood. After a couple of minutes, Aminé’s intro video started rolling and the crowd went wild. He then opened his set with “DR. WHOEVER”, everyone from the front to the back started to sing with high enthusiasm.

Many of Aminé’s top songs such as “Yellow”, “REDMERCEDES”, “WHY?”, “Heebiejeebies”, and “Spice Girl” were on his setlist that night. Since Aminé was a big fan of Spice Girls, he even played a bit of Spice Girl’s 1996 hit “Wannabe” and a massive sing-along session kicked in.

He saved two of his most famous songs to close the performance. When “Caroline” started, everyone in the crowd literally went mental and he closes his set with “REEL IT IN”. Just before he kicked in “REEL IT IN”, Aminé asked the crowd to make circle pit on the middle and when the song kicks in, a slow but massive circle pit started, it was a fun and lots of happy faces were seen when the set is over.