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Origin Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Years active Since 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Labels Sony BMG Entertainment
  • Edwin
  • Ernest
  • Jackline
  • Otto
  • Ronny
Past members
  • Bernard
  • Ervin
  • Kikan
  • Robert
  • Sarah

Cokelat (English: Chocolate) is Indonesian rock band, formed in Bandung, West Java, in 1996. They have released seven albums.


The band was formed at the Sekolah Tinggi Seni Rupa & Desain Indonesia in Bandung in 1996.[1] The band's name, Cokelat, order meant to they are liked by many people like chocolate.[clarification needed][1] Their music originally was influenced by Frente, Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries.[1]

In February 2000, they released the album Untuk Bintang with "Pergi" as the main track.[1]

In 2001, the band released Rasa Baru with "Karma" as the first track.[1]

In 2002, they released a repackaged version of Rasa Baru; the singles were "Bendera" and "Luka Lama".[1]

In 2003, the band released the album Segitiga on an airplane in flight.[1]

In 2004, they released the album Dari Hati with "Saat Jarak Memisahkan" as the main track.[1]

In 2009, they released the single "Lima Menit untuk Lima Tahun" in order to socialize the 2009 Indonesian legislative election.[2]

In March 2010, Kikan resigned, and in June 2010 the drummer Ervin resigned or was fired.[3] Sarah replaced Kikan as the vocalist and the drummer position is filled by additional player.[3]

After two hit singles, Otto Tri Jati Pambudi, an additional player, became a fixed player.[citation needed]

In 2012, Sarah resigned and by audition Jackline Rossy Natalia Mboeik a.k.a. "J" or only Jackline became a vocalist.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h [clarification needed] Putranto, Wendi (8 February 2011). "Cokelat: Tak Pernah Padam!". Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ [clarification needed] Damanik, Caroline (18 March 2009). "Seruan Jangan Golput, Band Cokelat Goyang KPU". Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b [clarification needed] Putranto, Wendi (8 February 2011). "Exclusive: Vokalis dan Drummer Hengkang, Cokelat Siap Luncurkan Line-up Baru". Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ [clarification needed] "Cokelat Temukan Vokalis Baru, Jackline Rossy Natalia Mboeik a.k.a "J"" (in Indonesian). 15 February 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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