Ever wonder how a DJ celebrate his birthday and also his career? We were very lucky to attend the birthday bash of 1MAN at The Foundry 8 on 15 January 2016. 1MAN was one of the Indonesia’s Techno hero and no wonder his birthday bash was supported by Indonesia’s senior DJ cross genre. This occasion also celebrating his 30 years career as a DJ.
The concept of this event is 1MAN will have B2B performances with his fellow DJ. For 7 hours, 1MAN played along with big names of Indonesia’s dance music, such as Romi Idris, Naro, Deny, and many more. We never found this concept before in Jakarta and according to Romi Idris, founder of NoLabelSoundz, this concept was the first time ever conducted.
The idea of the event itself came from Romi. This was his tribute to 1MAN as his mentor. Romi invited Indonesia's first liner DJ and the response was good. The timetable for B2B performances were:
We arrived at the venue around 10 AM. On deck was Aay dropped some tracks before 1MAN took over. Each DJ had 10 minutes to perform. This timetable gave an opportunity to each DJ show their skills mixing good music and showed their support for 1MAN.
After Aay, consecutively Raymond, Deny, Riri Mestica and Romi Idris performed B2B with 1MAN. On 16 January 2016 at 12 AM, everybody were wishing 1MAN happy birthday. The party still continue with massive tracks. Blanco, Naro, Ardi Pite, Faried, Sony Smoor also performed for the rest of the night.
What made it so special was the B2B performance by 1MAN and Guntur. We were told that Guntur is 1MAN’s mentor. No wonder that this performance was the highlight of the night. Not every day we could see the performance of student-teacher like this.
We took notes, good notes, about the night. We have to admit, it was special to see Indonesia’s front liner DJ in one place. Late 90’s and early 2000’s, we could see them perform in various clubs in Jakarta. Saw them perform again was like nostalgic. The crowd who came could be identified as the loyal fans. They greeted each other just like an old friend. They also excited with each DJ that performed. Every tracks was welcome with loud cheers. Truly a night to remember.
Once again happy birthday 1MAN and happy 30th anniversary of your career!
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