Born in Jakarta in the 80s, Dea grew up with the sound of Indonesian city pop and new wave. Forced into learning classical piano by his parents, he soon developed a taste for many other instruments as well. At 18, he joined a breakdance crew as its DJ and quickly began fusing their usual elements of electro and break-beat with Chicago and Detroit sounds. He'd been furiously digging everywhere he could. In Bali, he utilizes his skills not only as a DJ but also as a highly ambitious sound designer and created the island's only audiophile space, Studio Eksotika, which features an incredible, painstakingly sourced array of vintage analog speakers in which he showcases the vinyl he has dug from every corner of the planet.