Reader Spotlight: Ankadiov Subran

Ankadiov Subran

Meet Ankadiov Subran, a bassist from Indonesia who made it easy to select him as reader spotlight with a single line in his profile: “My dad bought me a bass guitar, I threw my guitar away, and I’ve played the bass ever since.”

You can’t beat that. Ankadiov is our player in the spotlight for the week of November 27, 2012.


I’ve enjoyed listening to good music since I was a kid, and that’s my only reason to play the bass: to make a really good music. I never really tried to do a “masterpiece” bass solo or anything. I’m 22 years old and today, I’ve played with many artist in Indonesia (I’ve gathered my vids on my Youtube page – see below). I perform many genres such as jazz, gospel, funk, R&B, rock, blues, pop, reggae, fusion, etc.

In the present, I currently do some recordings for many Indonesian singers, bands, including my own , Indonesian Youth Regeneration (IYR) – and my bass-sax duet project, RhythmSaxion.


Jakarta, Indonesia

Day gig:

Bass player, Arranger, Producer, and last but not least, a student.

Years experience:

7 years

Bands & Gigs:

IYR (Indonesian Youth Regeneration) an album should be released by 2013

RhythmSaxion, still record stuffs, hopefully released also by 2013

And a lot of session calls (performing and recording).


  • Nats Guitar Singlecut 6 string bass guitar.
  • Nats Guitar Pbass 4string
  • Korg MicroKorg Vocoder/Synth

Why I play the bass:

My dad bought me a bass guitar, I threw my guitar away, and I’ve played the bass ever since.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

I really know how to play music and get the job done with my bass.

My influences

Nathan East, Pino Palladino, Neil Stubenhaus, Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson

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