When it comes to nightlife media company in Indonesia, we can’t exclude Dance Signal from the list. On 8 September 2017, they celebrated their 8th anniversary with the first festival inside mall called The FINALICE Festival. The event itself was held at Kuningan City.
The festival is the final event that conclude the series of DanceSignal International Clubbing Experience 2017 (DICE 2017) that kick off at March 2017. After DJ competition, 10 sessions, and various events, The FINALICE Festival wrapped up as the celebration for all that involves.
There were 8 areas prepared for the event. The 7 areas dedicated to various genre music that popular in Indonesia and 1 secret area separated from other areas.
Rave Colony was offered the opportunity to make Area 3 Deep and Techno as our "Road to Rave Colony 3 Years Anniversary" event. We're very happy to receive the opportunity. We also excited to see that local DJ have the same opportunity to showcase their skills in their respected genres.
Although our main area was Area 3, we also went to another areas. The areas that caught our attention the most were Area 1 Classic Disco & House and Area 4 Breakbeat & Funkot/ In Area 1, we saw members from Classic Disco Indonesia communities, regardless their age, were having fun. A feeling of nostalgic came from tracks played by fellow members, like Olly Tandjung. How often you can listen to Andre Hehanusa's track 'Bidadari' or even BeeGees's legendary songs in a big event nowadays?
While in Area 4, the area was filled with people, who wants to listen to Breakbeat & Funkot. That was the first time a festival allowed these genres have their own area, equal to other genres. When DJ Cheche took the deck, his tracks made everybody in the room cheered and danced.
The Main Stage area located at mall's main lobby and already filed with audience. Throoper, a costumed DJ, opened the performance at Main Stage. Since Throoper was known wearing Stormtrooper in every performance, in front of DJ booth, members of Jaksaber showcased their lightsaber skills.
Other areas also filled with audience who wants to watch their favorite DJ. Diskopantera at Area 2 brought back memories by playing 80's and 90's tracks. In Area 3 itself, lots of audience came to enjoy Techno and Deep House performances while chilling with their friends.
This event was a great initiative from Dance Signal to support local scene. There are no guest list for the night so everybody have to buy the ticket. If you're willing to buy ticket for international DJ, why don't you do the same for local DJ? Dance Signal gave the equal opportunity for every genre so everybody can listen to it, without any prejudice or judgment about certain genre.
However, we saw some issues in preparation. When we arrived at Kuningan City around 8 PM, some areas still in progress of setting up the equipment. Even in Area 4, where they should start their performance at 8 PM, the workers still setup DJ booth from scratch. Few adjustment in timetable were made so the event finished on time.
No incident during the event and everybody were having fun. This event also became a reunion for everyone who works in the industry. We saw everybody chat happily and greet one another.
On 9 September 2017, the party continued in 5 places with MOSIMANN as guest star at The Pallas.
We salute Dance Signal for organizing this event. Happy 8th anniversary!
PS. We put pictures from Area 3 here.
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