Biography

There are at least nine artists that have used the name AKA.
1) AkA (Electronic project)
2) AKA (Rock band, Indonesia)
3) AKA (Pop-punk band, USA)
4) AKA (No Wave band, Canada)
5) AKA (New media composer)
6) AKA (Rapper, Finland)
7) AKA (Punk band, USA)
8) Aka (Rapper, France)
9) AKA (Rapper, South Africa)

1) AkA Electronic Music project was grounded in 1993 by Henri Sizaret with the aim to go further in the inspiration triggered by the work of Richard H. Kirk, Uwe Schmidt and Vince Clarke.

AkA music is artificial, snappy, electronic and metronomic.
Almost 15 years after its inception and more than 50 tracks, AkA philosophy remains the intact : to be a skin (hence the name “AkA” for Also Known As) for Henri to play with music and create, freed from day light life.

AkA’s album Proton MX (EP) is out on Cinoci Records (free download), and released “Metal In My Body” on Cinoci Records “Broadcast” Compilation on iTunes.

Recent tracks include “CounterPoint”, “‘Gotta Go to Vegas” and “Mandibular”.

2) AKA is an Indonesian 70’s hard rock band, fronted by Ucok AKA. The band is no longer existed but Ucok is still touring with his solo work. Afro-powered heavy distortion meets mathematic funky beats in a strange prog rock vibe.

Biography in Bahasa Indonesia :

Grup musik rock AKA (singkatan dari Apotik Kali Asin, apotek milik orang tua Ucok Harahap, tempat mereka bermarkas dan latihan) dibentuk di Surabaya pada 23 Mei 1967 dengan formasi awal: Ucok Harahap (keyboard/vokal utama), Syech Abidin (drum/vokal), Soenata Tanjung (guitar utama/vokal), Harris Sormin (guitar/vocal) dan Peter Wass (bass). Peter Wass digantikan oleh Lexy Rumagit karena cedera ketika granat yang disiapkan untuk aksi panggung grup rock Ogle Eyes di Lumajang tiba-tiba meledak dan melukainya. Sejak 1969, Lexy Rumagit digantikan oleh Arthur Kaunang. Yang patut dicatat, semua pemain bass AKA adalah pemain kidal.

Ciri khas dari grup rock ini adalah kerap membawakan lagu-lagu Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Deep Purple, dan Jimi Hendrix, notabene waktu itu memang digemari anak-anak muda. Karena aksi panggung yang heroic, AKA dikenal sebagai grup rock eksentrik. Tak hanya di panggung, AKA juga telah meluncurkan beberapa album. Pada album pertama mereka, Do What You Like (1970), terdapat lima lagu berbahasa Indonesia dan tiga lagu berbahasa Inggris (Do What You Like, I’ve Gotta Work It Out, dan Glenmore). Meski dibentuk di tahun 1967, AKA TS masukkan ke daftar band rock Indonesia tahun 70an karena mereka baru eksis di era 70an.

3) AKA is pop-punk, all-femme trio stemming from Miami, FL, USA. They have been together since 2003 and switched drummers around 2005.

4) AKA is a Canadian No Wave group from the early 80s who released an EP titled “Red Therapy.”

5) AKA is an American new media composer who began self-releasing works as AKA in 2001. They are tracked in last.fm as AKA MEDIA SYSTEM

6) AKA is Finnish rap-artist, who won Finnish Freestyle-rap Championship in 2008.

7) AKA is a group from Southern California, notably featured on the “Who Cares” compilation released by American Standard Records in 1981.

8) Aka is a a French rap artist who has colbarated with the likes of Tunisiano

9) AKA is a South African rapper known for his song Victory Lap.

10) AKA is AOR/melodic rock from the USA.

Edited by bujangankota on 4 May 2013, 09:25

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