DJ This woman from Tulungagung will represent her country to Krakow, Poland.
At that time, Talisa Kurlina could not hold back her tears when Paul Palele announced that she had won a Trophy in a national DJ competition. This victory means Talisa from Tulungagung will represent his country in the DJ World Final competition in Krakow, Poland.
That night, Talisa Kurlina became the last contest to appear in front of 800 spectators who filled the Fable Club in SCBD area, the southern capital, after Raggil, Teefo, Tianz and RDNT each incorporated 3 genres of songs in a 15-minute set. DJ Byte (world champion 2015) and DJ Hedspin (2011 world champion) who was given the mandate to be a jury looked surprised when Talisa started her setlist and started stomping on the dance floor. “Dude, what the f – k ?!” Delighted Byte shouted to Hedspin as Talisa reached the middle of the set.
Talisa’s victory sounded almost like a fairy tale. Talisa’s journey in this competition began when he met DJ Emii and DJ Fafa, a contestant from France in Bali. The three of them train together for one month in Bali, Malang, and Tulungagung. “This competition brings us together from different countries as families,” Talisa recalls, “I learned a lot from Emii about turntablism and song editing.” When Emii and Fafa had to return to France, the three of them drove by car from Tulungagung to the capital. “Our gasoline runs out in the middle of the road, our tires also leaked.” Talisa’s story, “Finally we split up at the international airport when their plane was nearly departing hugging and crying, we promised to meet again in the World Final.”
Talisa then decided to stay in the capital for 2 months to continue practicing under the guidance of DJ Dudut of the DJ School Metronome. Every day he spends 10 hours in front of the computer 5 hours ahead of turntables to practice and creates a matching setlist. Two days before the final of the competition, after months of training, Talisa finally found the set she would bring in the final night. The set that took him to Krakow, Poland.
Hard effort and Talisa struggle in the end sweet fruit. Talisa will meet again with her best friend Emii in the World Final in Krakow, this time as a rival in the title of World Champion. “Hopefully I can bring the name of the country in the world DJ scheme.” Close Talisa, “Please pray for blessings so I can take home the World DJ Championship trophy plaques to my country.”