SEATTLE – DJ and producer Chong the Nomad (aka Alda Agustiano) is taking travelers on a virtual tour of her favorite local haunts in Visit Seattle’s latest “I Know A Place” video. In the video, now live on Visit Seattle’s website, Agustiano plays host to friend Jax Anderson, a musician and artist from Detroit. Over the course of a day, Agustiano introduces Anderson to some of her favorite local spots.
“Being a part of the Seattle music scene, where undiscovered and newer artists are embraced and uplifted, has allowed me to flourish here in a way that I might not have in other cities,” said Agustiano. “Showing love to my favorite spots in the city, and taking my friend Jax along for the ride, felt full-circle for me.”
A queer woman of Indonesian descent, Agustiano has made waves in her hometown of Seattle and across the world for her layered dance music and hyped-up live performance style. Marvel tapped her to contribute to the lead single from the soundtrack of 2021’s hit film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The song, “Lazy Susan,” features 21 Savage, Rich Brian, Masiwei and Warren Hue. She produced a track for a Singapore Airlines commercial in 2019 based solely off of sounds recorded in an airplane. She was asked to write a song, “Forward,” for the Amazon Prime series “Modern Love,” which appears on the show’s season 2 soundtrack. Agustiano may be known for her electronic music, but she also plays instruments like the ukulele, trombone, harmonica and guitar.
In her “I Know A Place” video, Agustiano takes Anderson to Phở Bắc in Downtown Seattle, where she and her family are regulars. They meet with Yenvy Pham, the shop’s second-generation owner and a friend of Agustiano’s. Then, they head over to Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill, which Agustiano loves for its focus on local and queer authors. The adventure continues on to local music hub Café Racer in Capitol Hill, a venue known for showcasing up-and-coming artists. Finally, the two head to Inn at the Market’s rooftop, where they enjoy some wine fireside with a grand view of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.
Agustiano, who is currently working on a new album, will be performing at Tractor Tavern in Ballard on April 29 as part of KEXP Presents’ rescheduled New Year’s Eve show. Her latest releases include singles “Get Back,” and “No Pulp” with Laureli.
Visit Seattle’s “I Know A Place” video series takes viewers along as famous Seattleites show visiting loved ones their favorite places in Seattle. Agustiano is the latest to share her itinerary in the series; she joins Seattle Kraken announcer Everett ‘Fitz’ Fitzhugh, restaurateur and Top Chef star Shota Nakajima, actor Nicholas Paul Bernard and multi-talented artist SassyBlack.
“I Know A Place” videos are featured on Visit Seattle’s social media channels, YouTube, digital display, and more. Follow iknowaplace.org and #IKnowSeattle for the latest.
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Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Visit visitseattle.org.
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