Domestic Groove: ZEKE KHASELI

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into, musically speaking.

For the 20th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Zeke Khaseli.

Singer, Songwriter

What music are you into at the moment?
Old school rap. Public Enemy, Dr. Dre.

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
It would be the Beatles—I don’t know which one. I remember the first time I listened to Sgt. Pepper’s, when my mom was giving birth to my sister. I was four.

What is your all-time favorite album? Why?
Blur’s 13. It speaks to me like no other album.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
The Strokes’ Angles. They are done.

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
A poker pro. Someone like Phil Ivey or Tom Dwan.

What song do you choose to start your weekend?
I choose “Do What you Gotta Do” by Public Enemy (The Greatest Misses).

And song you choose to end your weekend?
“Henry III” by Supergrass.

Zeke is currently about to finish producing his second solo album, Fell in Love with the Wrong Planet, expected out next month. He’s also busy doing two film scoring jobs and earning big dough playing online poker.


*This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #43, July 2011

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