[PREMIERE] Jakarta’s Deefo shares ‘Benji Effect’

Deefo started his DJ-ing days in April 2005. His set is best described as pure  “underground music” with a touch of Tech and Acid House, always managing to bring groovy feels with each set. 

His passion in this industry has led him to compose various singles, remixes, and EPs. As an electronic music producer, his tracks have been released under well-known labels worldwide such as CUFF, Klaphouse Records, Freakin909, Witty Tunes, PPMUsic Unlimited and Younan Music to name a few.

Deefo’s musical perspective has taken him to where he is right now. 

He has received recognition through a number of notable competitions. He was runner-up at PIONEER PRO DJ 2006 (club mix), winner of the JUICE DJ QUEST 2008, runner-up at the JUICE DJ QUEST REGIONAL FINAL, and he has been awarded “Best Rookie of the Year” at the Paranoia Awards (2008) & “Best House DJ” at the Paranoia Awards (2016).

Enjoy ‘Benji Effect’ below and read on to get to know more about Deefo.

What are your earliest memories of techno music?

When I saw Richie Hawtin at my very first rave party in 2006. It was awesome!

Please tell us more about how your latest release was conceived and created.

Basically I enjoy all music genres and used to explore something different, unusual, catchy, and spontaneously. 

It has given me more knowledge and influence to create music. 

For the upcoming release, the ideas are coming when I was playing with filter effect and trying to make different patterns from the previous one.

What are the key pieces of gear or software that you are using when producing music?

I’m using Ableton Live 10, Maschine MK3, M Audio Keystation 49, Akai MPK Mini, and some plug-ins such as Lush 101, Effectrix, Synth Master 2, etc

What is your favourite part of the creative/production process?

Making Beat and Sound Design

What is the most memorable response you’ve had to your music?

Before starting to become a music producer, I’ve been followed a remix competition from mobile phone in 2004. I got very good responses from judges and audiences. 

Eventually, I won it and represented my country. 

It was my starting point to learn and be more focused in the music industry as a DJ and Producer.

Outside of music, where do you draw inspiration from?

From the famous painter Jean Michel Basquiat.

Tell us about your upcoming releases or projects?

I have unreleased tracks and will send it to some labels. Furthermore, Klaphouse Records is going to release my track for compilations.

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