OI means Yes or No, a choice to either do it or not..
Here is a little story about Rafael Gimelstein also known in music lexicon as RifRaf or dj OI. NOT RIFFRAFF... RifRaf is Rafael Gimelstein, an established music producer, dj, promoter & entrepreneur. He splits his time between the summers of Sydney and Berlin, bringing together a wealth of musical knowledge, exclusive collaborations and spirituality.
Raf was born in Lithuania (Vilnius), raised in Israel, flowered in Sydney-
Australia. He is also known for organising Sydney's favourite underground community festival - Earthdance Sydney (R.I.P. 2000 - 2008) as well as the head of Deep As Fu*k parties in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland & Vilnius, which hosted many world class artists such as Mathew Johnson, Maayan Nidam, Radioslave, Daze Maxim to name a few..
Following 10 years of classical violin, his dj career started when he started a skateboard movement in Lithuania then part of USSR, producing his own brand of skateboards and organising underground skate comps powered by a tape machine playing Beastie Boys & Run DMC on repeat.. Soon he moved to Israel where he bought turntables at age 16, and since then RifRaf has become a name you can see playing weekly across Europe, Asia and Australia as well as festivals, fashion shows and underground private events as well as his vegan food sounds for cruelty free eateries around the world..
In 2008 Rafael released his debut 12" on BEEF records - Audio Chip with Hirtenfellner (Sascha Braemer) and Shades of Gray remixes. This release reached #7 on Beatport charts..2009 saw him relocate to Berlin, collaborating with many artists including Daze Maxim, Losoul, San Proper, Dreems, Alexkid, Dubtaylor, Daniel Dreier, Philip Bader, Systrum, Dreems and Shades of Gray to name a few.. In 2011 RifRaf had few more successful releases on prestige labels such as Tonkind, Upon.you, Regular records.. His 12" was on nr1 buzz charts of decks.de
Currently Rafael is running OI Global movement with wide range of activities including OI Camps at various festivals and sacred sites around the globe, Diffusion parties @ Sydney, Melbourne and Europe and his big global gathering Escape Human Zoo. Raf is also affiliated with Multi Culti family and had a release under his pseudo - djOI…This collaboration with Dreems and with a touch of Lum remix has created superslow dance-floor monster. Raf had an EP on Parallel Records with Analog Cabin team and a remix from Jay Haze and few others guests including some shamanic figures straight from the Australian bush.. Today Raf is continuing his musical and spiritual journey into the next stage of combining his dj skills, electronic music production and his live shamanic acoustic performances with multitude of instruments ranging from duduk to pandrum, violin to djembe and the list goes on..
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