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Central makes Jakarta's ‘Memory Loop Night’ an event to remember

A glimpse into the night full of sonic idiosyncrasy from the Dekmantel label member

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 20 February 2023

On Friday, February 10, 2023, nightcrawlers in Jakarta swarmed Ding Dong Disko for ‘Memory Loop Night’ — a three-way collaboration between the city’s cult-favourite collectives and record labels Studiorama, Distinkt Riddim and Dead Pepaya.

Headlining the event was none other than Natal Zaks aka Central (among his many aliases). Part of Regelbau, Help Recordings and most recently Dekmantel, the Danish DJ delivered meticulously curated set that oscillated between '90s deep house, esoteric electronica and two-step garage that left a lasting impression on the crowd who swayed and gyrated across the dancefloor.

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Immersing his talents in multiple labels, the talented individual also supports his local scene through his venture SUPER. Located in Danish city of Aarhus, the intimate space is run by volunteers and aims to create awareness towards the many talents in and around electronic music.

Central’s musical versatility was mirrored by the eclectic crowd, some of which came from as far as Bali and Singapore to witness this enigmatic producer in action. Huddled in front of the deck, dancers euphorically moved to his sonic offering of off-kilter cuts — hands in the air, smiles on their faces, oftentimes enraptured with eyes closed.

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“I loved the crowd and that I am thankful for the opportunity. I wish the local scene much fun and good times in the future,” says Central on his experience performing in the Indonesian capital.

Check out snaps from the night in the gallery above.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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