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Riri Mestica

Most probably, Riri is the busiest man in the Indonesia’s dance scene. He serves not just local crowds, but also US, Canada, Australians and Asians. He is DJ’ing alongside the likes of yellow Claw, Skrillex, Sasha, Above & Beyond, Underworld, Dennis Ferrer, Fedde Le Grand, to name a few, during the formative years of the club scene across Asia. At the age 17, he moved to Europe, where he started his exploration in a small bar at Montreux, Switzerland, “Mayfair Café”. After a few years shaping his DJ techniques, in the year 2000, he came back to Jakarta explored the Indonesian scenes. It took only 3 months until Riri Mestica attracts a brand new club called Retro.

He has released five albums until 2015, his first album, ‘Keluar Malam’ was released in 2004 and it was the first bridge between dance music and his production concept for the ‘Live Act’. He was crowned No. 1 DJ in Indonesia’s Top Ten DJ Paranoia Award 2007. He won the local grammy’s AMI Award for the best Dance track for ‘Fadeaway’. He is the undisputed #1 Indonesia DJ 2010 & 2011 by REDMA Awards.

His Stereo Mestica Album and Endless Rue track also won the Ravelex Dance Music Awards. Business wise, he was chosen as one of the 10 best young music entrepreneur in Indonesia who nominated in Indonesia Young & Creative Enterpreneur 2008 by British Council. He also runs Spinach records, Backroom Auvigram, Eighty/Nine Eatery & Spirits, and The Fifth right at the central of kemang, Jakarta.