PADI was originally one of the campus bands in Airlangga University (Unair), Surabaya, Indonesia. Formed in 1996 they were called Soda before eventually dubbed as Padi. Padi is Indonesian for “rice”. It was not only inspired by the philosophy of rice, which bows even further down when ripen, a symbol for modesty. But also by the fact that it is Indonesian staple food that everybody could enjoy. From peasants, little kids, to the executives.