Most probably, Riri is the busiest man in the Indonesia’s dance scene. Still at the first half of 2010, he is lined up with every biggest djs coming to Indonesia. Opening set for Cressida, Marco V, Ferry Corsten, Dash Berlin, Kaskade, Tocadisco, Felix de Housecat, ATB, Rank 1, and more at few different festivals and clubnights. Riri’s profile has been amazing. He serves not just local crowds, but also Australians and Asians. He is DJ’ing alongside the likes of Sasha, Underworld, Nick Warren, Dennis Ferrer, Sean Tyas, Fedde Le Grand, James Lavelle, Ashley Caselle, Harry Lemon, Kasey Taylor, 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 four albums until 2010, his first album, Keluarmalam was originally released in 2004 and it was the bridge between dance music and his production concept for the ‘Live Act’. This album really set another chapter for dance music in Indonesia, which has sold up to 12.000 pieces under his own label, Spinach Records & a repackage of 15.000 cds in 2008/2009, plus 300.000 subscribes for his Ring Back Tone “Rusty Guitar”. Now he is on the go to the next album “Unspoken” with the hits single “Last Call” & “Goodbye Silence”. The single “Last Call” just nominated in INDONESIA CUTTING EDGE AWARD 2010.
His achievements never come to an end. He was crowned No.1 DJ in Indonesia’s Top Ten DJ Paranoia Award 2007. Accompanying another award for Best Live PA of the year 2007. Came up 2nd best DJ REDMA 2009, Best Progressive DJ REDMA 2008. In 2007, He won the local grammy’s AMI Award for the best Dance Track for ‘Fadeaway’. His Stereo Mestica Album and Endless Rue track also won the Ravelexx Dance Music Awards. In 2009, he was chosen for the 2nd time to be the only Indonesian performed in F1 Singapore FUEL party, after 2003 Zouk Out and last year F1 Singapore Party.
Business wise, He was chosen as one of the 10 best young music entrepreneur in Indonesia who nominated in Indonesia Young & Creative Entrepreneur 2008. He also runs Spinach Records as independent label, dj academy and off course “Barcode”, 1800m2 club and outdoor venue right at the central of Kemang, Jakarta.