While riding mopeds through busy Bali intersections, one half of this duo was intrigued by an Indonesian word that appeared on almost every street corner – Warung. Meaning ‘small family-run business’ it quickly became apparent how intrinsic these Warung were to the culture: self made, the lifeline of the family, and an ever-lasting legacy to carry forth.
The concept of Warung couldn’t have been a better inspiration for the sound and project for Aaron Hopkins & Dillon Ames. Both Aaron & Dillon decided to forego their solo projects and together cultivate something rich, from the ground up, with the intention of starting an organic music identity, just like the family businesses in Bali. Enter the duo, Warung.
2021 has been a breakthrough year for Warung, after their debut ‘Sinuous’ EP on world-renowned record label Anjunadeep and collaboration with label mate Enamour ‘Forget Your Name’ on When We Dip’s XYZ label, both of which had fantastic DJ support and key placements on both Spotify & Apple Music’s editorial playlists.
With the return to the clubs, 2022 is shaping up to be yet another key year for Warung, who continue to build their own legacy in dance music.