Formed in December 24th 2011 at Bandung, Indonesia. ikkubaru name was created by converting its frontman name "Iqbal" into a Japanese katakana romanization. Ikkubaru influenced by the 80’s Japanese pop song or so-called "City Pop" genre by the Japanese. Ikkubaru plays urban and sophisticated pop music, and professes the influence of Tatsuro Yamashita and Toshiki Kadomatsu, Mariya Takeuchi, etc. Since 2013, until present, Ikkubaru have a deep connection with the Japanese music scene by providing and producing / collaborating songs such as; Tofubeats, Especia, TWEEDEES, RYUTist, Monari Wakita, Kenichiro Nishihara, Takashi Fujii, etc.
Their sophomore album “Chords & Melodies” Indonesian Version has released in March, and September 2020 for the Japanese Version. For Japan market, Ikkubaru now is working with the Japanese Indie Record Label, Hayabusa Landings."