INTERVIEW: Indonesian record label Diawai Records

INTERVIEW | Diawai Records (Indonesia)
INTERVIEWED BY | Hassan Amin (Multinational Corporations, Dead Bhuttos)

Hassan Amin – vocalist of grindcore band Multinational Corporations and hardcore punk band Dead Bhuttos out of Pakistan – sent us this interview conducted with the owner of Diawai Records out of Indonesia. The label recently released a Palestinian benefit compilation tape featuring bands from Russia, Pakistan, Israel, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Burma and many other countries. Find out more about the label down below and if you’re down to support then him them up at this link:

Hassan: Hey, hope you’re doing good. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your label?
Sandro: I’m Sandro from Solok, Indonesia. I work at Diawai Records. It’s an independent label started in November of 2016.

Hassan: What was the purpose behind the compilation and how did you compile the bands?
Sandro: The compilation “PUNK FX: The Spirit Of PUNKs Refused To Die” is to help the victims of war in Palestine. I needed bands to join this compilation because I wanted to donate money and offer help to the Palestinian people. I talked with a bunch of bands to see if together we could create peace in the world. We need dancing, not wars!

Hassan: What else have you released on your label?
Sandro: CD’s, Tapes, T-shirts and a lot of other punk stuff. And I have a good news, Diawai Records will release records by Besthoven from Brazil, The End of Ernie from Belgium and Breakout from France soon. Diawai has released 3 releases so far – 2 from bands and one compilation.

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Hassan: Why do you think punk is very widespread in South-East Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia?
Sandro: I know about punks in Indonesia, but I only know a little about Malaysia. I think basically we all have similar reasons, similar feelings, and purpose. The freedom in determining what the purpose of life is. Form a band, organize a punk show…in Indonesia it’s basically part of our culture. Not just in Indonesia, any part of the world punks are punks and I love it. No borders just friends…

Hassan: Thanks for talking, best of luck for future projects. Anything else you’d like to say?
Sandro: We have a compilation project for 2017 against a reclamation project in Benoa Bay, Bali. All profits will be donated to BALI. So if you care about Earth, come join us. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!