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Jakarta Post

DJ Dipha Barus: Imbuing music with life, life with music

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Sat, October 10 2020   /  01:00 am
Tune in: DJ Dipha Barus works with various artists in a studio. (Moses Sihombing/-)

It could be the way Dipha Barus introduces himself as “fully human” that has made him an antithesis to the “young and famous”stereotype: He is someone who lives according to the deeper meaning of “you only live once”. But there is, of course, much more to the Indonesian DJ and music producer. He has a vast curiosity for anything happening under the sun. From fashion to architecture, from the emerging field of epigenetics to traditional medicine, as well as all the trades involved in making and producing music, he finds all this and more intriguing. “I just looked up on YouTube the health benefits of coconut this morning and I found a post on the benefits of bathing in yellow coconut water. So, I just tried [that] earlier,” Dipha said in a recent video interview with The Jakarta Post. This seems to indicate that Dipha d...