Maliq & D’essentials is an Indonesian soulful band, formed in Jakarta May 15, 2002 and consists of 8 personnel. They are one of Indonesia’s first soul artists. Contrary to the popular belief, “Maliq” is not the name of their lead singer. Instead, it is an acronym of “Music And Live Instrument Quality”. Maliq started as a concept by Angga (vocals) and Widi (producer, composer, arranger and song writer) and Indra (executive producer and manager). The band, D’essentials, are Indah and Dimi (vocals), Satrio (guitar), Ifa (piano & keyboard), Jawa (bass) and Amar (trumpet).