Jakarta, Indonesia

Mad Madmen are a Jakarta based musical duo formed in 2018. The band consists of Kalam Mahardhika (Guitar/Vocals) and Marvin Muhammad (Bass/Vocals). The musical dynamic of Mad Madmen plays upon elements of dualism between Kalam’s more funk, groove, and rhythm oriented compositions and Marvin’s more chordal, textured, and melodic compositions through which they have developed together over years of friendship.

Having released 1 full length album (Mental Breakdance), 1 EP (Ego Friendly), 1 collaborative EP (Mad Madmen Shoebox Sessions), and 5 singles (Mad Mad Woman, Cold Turkey, 5’s & 7’s, B.K.B/Kalamazoo, and Kobe) Mad Madmen’s repertoire make a point of not wanting to abide to any certain genres and instead heavily emphasize on narrative context that are near and dear to the members, and elements of surprise throughout their songs such as sudden key and tempo changes, and abrupt shifts in nuance.


  • Jazzed-up Funkadelic Prog-Pop Power Duo


  • Independent


  • Kalam Mahardhika – Vocal & Guitar
  • Marvin Muhammad – Vocal & Bass


  • Notable Achievements
    1. Anugerah Musik Indonesia 2020: “5’s & 7’s” – Best Progressive Music Production (Nomination)
    2. Extreme Moshpit Award 2021: “Mental Breakdance” – The Most Extreme Alternative Music Album 2021 (Nomination)
    3. “Mental Breakdance” – 20 Best Indonesian Music Albums of 2021 by Pop Hari Ini Music Media
    4. “The Striker” – 100 Best Indonesian Songs of 2021 by Pop Hari Ini Music Media
  • Notable Performances
    1. Joyland Festival 2019
    2. Jazz Goes To Campus 2021
    3. The Other Festival 2022
    4. Sofar Sounds Jakarta 2019
    5. Opening act for Efek Rumah Kaca mini album showcase, “Jalan Enam Tiga” 2020
    6. Opening act for The Brandals “Era Agressor Tour” 2022
  • Notable Collaboration
    1. Shoebox Session for Shoemaker Music 2019
    2. “Papillon (Tea for Two)” Original Soundtrack for “Katanya The Series” by Creativox and Vision+
    3. “Manggung Nanggung Extra” presented by Flash Coffee Indonesia and Eventori Indonesia.

Link to EPK





  • Email: mad.madmen.trio@gmail.com
  • Tel & Whatsapp: +6287871885672
  • LINE: satrio_bagus