Denny / Miller’s Data
Meet Denny of Miller’s Data; an independently curated music retailer nestled in a quaint, quiet nook of Umalas – a sanctum for music fanatics to tune into their world and dive deep right into a sonic search.
The reminiscences of my first go to to Miller’s has all the time left an impression on me, having Denny and his accomplice warmly welcome all in to their haven of enthusiasm, sharing their ardour and zest of discovery amongst their well-arranged collections of music.
I spent a great afternoon in awe… gasping and squealing from albums of artists that I believed I’d by no means bodily come throughout (Bali issues!), to discovering tasks that pals overseas have been concerned in, to international style gems that sparked such inventive curiosity in me.
Deeply grateful to share this interview with you immediately.
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Hey Mas Denny!
Let’s begin from the start… The place are you from and the way did you find yourself in Bali?
Hello Thearosa! I used to be born and raised in Bandung, West Java. I ended up in Bali to arrange the placement of our bodily retailer, primarily as a result of it’s a really vibrant and inventive setting with a melting pot from individuals from everywhere in the world.
What ignited your love of data and the way did it encourage you to begin your retailer?
Accumulating bodily music has been a life lengthy ardour of mine since junior highschool. I’ve been accumulating cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl’s ever since.
It’s all in regards to the expertise, how the joy builds if you maintain the data in your palms for the very first time, the second the needle hits the document and the way the music fills the room… It’s a very totally different expertise from simply having an area in your laborious drive.
Do you keep in mind the primary vinyl you ever bought?
Speaking Heads – True Tales!
Do you’ve got any sentimental private collections?
The Treatment – Simply Like Heaven 12” Single UK 1987
My brother gave the document to me, which was left by his outdated roommate. It was gifted lengthy earlier than I owned a turntable, since I couldn’t afford one again then. Although I all the time saved that document with me for years understanding that in the future I’d personal a turntable (and higher but, a document retailer!)
The fantastic thing about document shops is just not solely of their collections, but in addition within the retailer’s character itself. How would you describe or envision Miller’s?
I envision Miller’s as a well-curated document retailer… an idyllic musical sanctuary to whereas away the hours. I wished our assortment to be numerous, if you are much less more likely to discover many present high 40 or oldies right here, you’ll uncover one of the best in indie and obscure music!
Should you have been confined to 1 album for the remainder of your life, which album would it not be and why?
Weezer – Blue Album
This album has confirmed to face the take a look at of time since its launch over 25 years in the past. It’s the right energy pop albums of all time, with unbelievable hooks, melodies, and infectious guitar riffs that make you wanna amp your air guitar and go wild!
What’s the Indonesian “document retailer day” expertise like for you and what preparations go into it?
To me, Document Retailer Day is a celebration for impartial shops and prospects. The core of RSD is to focus on our group and experiences, to create an occasion the place sellers, collectors, music lovers, and performers can meet, share their ardour for music and uncover new data.
The place’s a dream journey vacation spot for a music fanatic like your self?
Undoubtedly Japan. There’s by no means a scarcity of document shops in Japan (they’ve over 300 document shops). It’s fascinating to see how accumulating bodily data has stayed alive in Japan, regardless of their modernization and tech ahead tradition. I can spend an entire day alone in a single document retailer in Tokyo, which has eight tales with genres specialization on every stage! Loopy!
Bali in three phrases?
Stunning, unique, inventive.
What’s one piece of recommendation you’ll give to somebody that’s wanting into dwelling the “Bali Dream”?
When the chance comes knocking, seize the second.
Earlier than transferring out, I used to be within the stage of life the place I felt fairly frequent. I used to be dwelling the default setting of life, the place every part felt mediocre. Life is fairly nice proper now, I get to dwell in Bali and do one thing that I’m really enthusiastic about!