Gabber Modus Operandi was accidentally founded by DJ/Producer Kasimyn and artist-fashion designer Ican Harem following their fad staging at an underground punk concert in Denpasar, Bali. After some DJ- and MC-ing, Kasimyn began producing tracks for the duo using the smallest musical instrument: the Mini Synth Teenage Engineering OP-1, While Ican Harem provides vocals and joke-filled improvisation about Indonesian bizzare contemporary culture. Their experimentation began with a healthy obsession for the energy and intensity of jathilan, gabber, dangdut koplo, ebeg dance, funkot, Chicago footwork, grindcore, noise music and especially estranged community party in the small cities in Indonesia. Their debut LP ‘PUXXIMAXX’ released for diigital-free-download on Yes No Wave Music, their second LP ‘HOXXXYA’ released by Shanghai-based label SVBKVLT.
Gabber Modus Operandi has been presented for wider public in Nusasonic festival in Yogyakarta (2018) and followed up with their debut show in Europe in CTM Festival (Berlin), Unsound (Krakow), Dark Mofo (Tasmania), ALL (Shanghai), Final (Taipei), WWW (Shibuya), MACAN (Jakarta), WSK Festival (Manila), Nyege Nyege Festival (Kampala, Uganda), Soft Center (Sydney). Their upcoming tour in 2020 will be in Counterflows Festival (Glasgow), Cafe OTO (London), Borderline (Athens), Rewire (Den Haag), Kilbi Festival (Krems, Swiss) and Primavera (Barcelona) to name a few.