Troy Kurniawan (pka. Similar Outskirts) is an Indonesian-American bass music artist from California. His passion for blending bass-heavy and melodic styles have gathered support from NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Ace Aura, Kotori, Lizzy Jane, Hyper Potions, Synthion, and more.

Growing up, Kurniawan was surrounded by a variety of music from pop to metal. He began playing piano at age 10, performing pieces at recitals while also learning how to play his favorite songs in his spare time. He also took up drums at age 12, teaching himself solely through online videos. By furthering his musical ventures in high school through pep bands, jazz bands, and music theory lessons, he naturally grew interested in music production in 2012.

Kurniawan has made steady growth in the dance music community. With a decade of experience under his belt, he has produced a number of projects including EPs such as Horology, Titans, and Headspace. Moreover, he has released official remixes for artists like Chime, Skybreak, Tenkitsune, Disero, and foxi. His works have also been released with record labels including Disciple, Rushdown, and Heaven Sent.

In recent years, a majority of Kurniawan's influences have come from a new genre movement in the community called Colour Bass. This style aims to cohesively combine the aggressive elements of bass music and the catchiness/tonality of melodic music. Inspiration is also drawn a lot from video games soundtracks and Japanese Pop/Rock, namely by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose & Morikazu Aoki (Pokemon), Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Christopher Larkin (Hollow Knight), Sangatsu No Phantasia (Kiznaiver), Yorushika (A Whisker Away), and Eve (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dororo).

Art by yungbird
Photos by eeveevision

DISCOGRAPHY

Available on:


Since 2014, Similar Outskirts has released:


NOTABLE RELEASES

HEADSPACE EP


PLAYLISTS

ORIGINALS

REMIXES

LIVE DJ SETS

SYNTHION LIVE2D DEBUT

1 / 15 / 2022
Hosted by Synthion
Online Event


ROYALDUB LIVESTREAM

12 / 12 / 2020
Hosted by RoyalDub Productions
Online Event


TRANSMISSION

7 / 6 / 2019
Hosted by Maid Closet and the feels
Catch One | Los Angeles, CA


OTHER EVENTS

NEW HORIZONS

1 / 22 / 2022
Hosted by Shimotsuki Club
Online Event

EXOFEST

8 / 28 / 2021
Hosted by Exobolt and Shimotsuki Club
Online Event


VIRTUAL BASS

11 / 1 / 2020
Hosted by Virtual Bass
Online Event


SKYWARD+

8 / 30 / 2020
Hosted by the Porter Robinson Discord
Online Event

ARTWORKS


VISUALS


COMMISSIONED ART

MASTERMIND
by Cory Todd

SHADE SOUL / VESSEL
OC by agero
Artwork by Chime

HEADSPACE EP
by yungbird

*PLEASE DO NOT REPOST OR USE THE FOLLOWING ART BELOW WITHOUT PERMISSION

INITIAL OC ART
by yungbird

SHADE SOUL / VESSEL
by agero

CHIBI ART
by Emi

MUSIC USAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

General InfoHow To CreditCustom Maps/Charts for Rhythm GamesFAQ


GENERAL INFO

My music is available to be used in your YouTube and Twitch content, many of which come with certain restrictions.

One particular restriction involves YouTube content ID, which allows me to prevent a YouTube video from being monetizable by the channel if it detects my music within it. Instead, all ad revenue that would be generated by the video goes to me. This does not harm your channel, and you will not receive a copyright strike or anything similar unless my music is being used maliciously (fraud, stealing, etc).

I've created a list of my official discography that describes how you may use each track in your online content.

If you would like to use my music for commercial use (film, advertising, TV, video games, etc) or if you are unclear about anything, please feel free to contact me. Please describe your request in detail.


HOW TO CREDIT

You can credit me by putting the following in the description of your video/stream:

Music by Similar Outskirts:
https://similaroutskirts.com
https://soundcloud.com/similar-outskirts
https://twitter.com/Sim_Out_
https://youtube.com/SimilarOutskirts


CUSTOM MAPS/CHARTS FOR RHYTHM GAMES

Feel free to make custom rhythm game maps/charts in the following games. These should be fan-made. Commercial use is NOT allowed. If you are a developer looking to officially release my music along with a map/chart in your game, feel free to contact me.

A Dance of Fire and IceClone Heroosu!Project Arrythmia


FAQ

Q. Can I use your music in my YouTube videos and Twitch streams? Which of your songs are "safe" to use?
A. Generally speaking, yes! Songs that are original (non-remix) and self-released (not released with a music label) can be used in your videos. All other songs that involve other parties (original creator of remixes, music labels, etc.) will vary widely in usage since everyone has their own rules they like to follow. I've created a list of my discography that describes which tracks are "safe" to use in your YouTube and Twitch content (with certain restrictions in place). Check it out here. You are free to contact me if you have any questions or need any clarification.

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Q. Can I use your music in my school project?
A. As long as you aren't directly monetizing it, sure! Hope you get that A!

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Q. Can I promote your music on my YouTube music promotional channel?
A. Yes! Keep in mind that certain songs may have YouTube Content ID enabled, and therefore cannot be monetized. This will not harm your channel. Check out a list of my songs and their restrictions here.

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Q. Can I make custom maps/charts of your songs for <insert rhythm game here>?
A. Yes! Check out the "CUSTOM MAPS/CHARTS FOR RHYTHM GAMES" section to see a list of games. Don't see a particular game in the list? Feel free to contact me. To clarify, this is fan-created maps/charts not officially released by the game developers. You may not monetize it. Looking to officially release my music along with a map/chart in your game? Feel free to contact me for an official license.

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Q. I would like to license your music for commercial use (film, advertising, TV, video games, etc). How can I do so?
A. If you would like to license my music, please contact me.

SONG LIST

This is a complete list of my official discography, separated by your ability to use them in your YouTube videos and Twitch streams. Unofficial works are not listed here. Please note that this is strictly for YouTube and Twitch content only. For other usage (film, advertising, TV, video games, etc), please contact me for an official license.

LITTLE RESTRICTIONS

The following songs have these rules in place:
DMCA claims or copyright strikes will not occur.YouTube video monetization is allowed. YouTube Content ID is not enabled.Receiving YouTube stream donations/memberships is allowed.Use in Twitch streams is allowed.Receiving Twitch donations/subscribers on stream is allowed.Twitch VODs will not be muted.Please credit me as mentioned here.

TechnologyCyborg MeltdownBoom!Snowball FightJubilant SkydiveRadiationEpiphanyBlast OffChoreographyWhiplashAwake and UnafraidRoller CoasterThunderboltCyber TalkBurnoutNo Stopping Us (Remix)AtlantisNumazuGadgetDaredevilSpace CombatTriumphantStreet RaceAll Might (Remix)Eternal (Remix)Choreography (Chill Mix)Headspace (Chill Mix)Crescent (Chill Mix)Shade Soul (Chill Mix)

SOME RESTRICTIONS

The following songs have these rules in place:
DMCA claims or copyright strikes will not occur.YouTube video monetization is not allowed. YouTube Content ID is enabled, but will not harm your channel.Receiving YouTube stream donations/memberships is allowed. VOD afterwards will not be monetizable.Use in Twitch streams is allowed.Receiving Twitch donations/subscribers on stream is allowed.Twitch VODs will not be muted.Please credit me as mentioned here.


# denotes a music label release, more terms and conditions may apply

Phantom # RushdownAmberChaosHorology # RushdownXana # RushdownTime Leap # RushdownHourglass # RushdownCosmonautWhirlwind (Remix) # RushdownAbyss DwellerReplay Attack # RushdownStargazerFor Me (Intro)ImaginationDaydreamAdventureAnother WorldCrescent # RushdownSimulationPyreEonIf # artbyFORMTitans (Intro) # RushdownColossal # RushdownAlloy # RushdownCryotherapy # RushdownTectonic # RushdownMagneticShockwave # RushdownFind My WayIn The MomentUnlimitedMastermind # FiXT (more details)Lotus Overture (Remix) # Hot Panda MediaShade Soul # RushdownVessel # RushdownGood Night (Intro)HeadspaceTwo SidesPsycho BattleForgive YourselfWeHold On # RushdownVisionary (Remix) # Heaven Sent

WORK PORTFOLIO

COMPOSITIONS &
SOUND DESIGN

  • 10 years of writing music and sound design.

  • Experience using Synth VSTs including Massive, Serum, and Vital.

  • Experience with mastering using iZotope Ozone.

  • Experience with Kontakt Libraries including those by Spitfire Audio, Impact Soundworks, and 8Dio.

  • Genres include dubstep, house, rock, lofi, orchestral, and more.

  • All work is made in Ableton.

VOCAL MIXING

  • Timing the vocals to sing in unison.

  • Tuning the vocals to be more stable and harmonious.

  • Blending the entire vocal mix along with the instrumental of the original track.

  • Vocal chain includes a mixture of VSTs from Waves (Real-Time Tuner, RVox), and Celemony (Melodyne).

Note: Instrumentals in this playlist are not my work.

CONTACT

For casual questions, send me a DM on Twitter: @Sim_Out_

For all formal inquiries, bookings, and more, contact me using the form below: