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BIOGRAPHY

Mahesa Utara is one of the first generation DJ/Producers who was truly one of the first “bedroom producers” in Indonesia. He won his first competition back in 2008 and his discography of originals and remixes received support and play from names such as Diplo, Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia to name a few. He had released his track in some of the biggest EDM label in the world such as Mad Decent and Vicious and also co-produced a track in the second Major Lazer Album.

On top of touring Indonesia for the better part of the last decade he was also a Consultant for the famous Indonesian Electronic Music centered TV show titled “THE REMIX”. During the past 10 years, he won another 7 awards including DJ of the Year by Paranoia in 2015 and in the same year he decided to create a platform together with his fellow producers with a single mission to teach and help the next generation of producers in Indonesia.

SIGNATURE SOUND

Jazz Punk References
Mahesa Utara sounds is inspired by his diverse references of music. From the complexity of jazz to the raw rebellious attitude of punk. This unique combination of music elements are projected into his work. His signature can only be described as “unexpected” and sometimes “weird” in a good way.

From Chick Corea to Diplo
At a very early young age, Mahesa Utara was introduced to jazz by his father, the complexity of Jazz fascinated him so much, that he decided to learn a musical instrument (drums) and dig deep into the progressive and fusion jazz such as Java Jazz and Chick Corea. In 2008 however, the other side of music making processes starts to grow on him, which is music production. In 2008 he made the the decision to lean into electronic music, he won his first nation wide remix competition in that same year. 2010 he made the first EDM to moombahton transitional tracks in the world. This track made him get recognition from some of the big DJs such as Diplo, Chuckie, Sidney Samson, Swedish House Mafia, and Laidback Luke. In 2012 Mahesa Utara coproduced a track with Diplo for the Major Lazer Project. This was his first biggest achievement. In 2018 he and his fellow producers made a label designed to help the next generation producers in Indonesia.

TIMELINE
  • 2008
    Mahesa Utara won his first nation wide remix competition.
  • 2010
    Mahesa Utara made a remix of Angger Dimas – Are You Ready, the remix that made him gained International attention. He also won Juice DJ Competition as 1st runner up in the same year.
  • 2011
    Mahesa Utara signed at Vicious Recordings. Released many bootlegs, and got the Rookie of the Year Award from Hard Rock Radio. He also played his first rave party at Dim Mak Stage in Playground Festival
  • 2012
    Mahesa Utara released his first single at Vicious titled To the Ground, and did nation wide tour.
  • 2013
    Mahesa Utara awarded Remix of The Year by Paranoia – Hard Rock FM
  • 2014
    Mahesa Utara won the Electro of The Year by Paranoia – Hard Rock FM
  • 2015
    Mahesa Utara awarded as DJ of the Year by Paranoia – Hard Rock FM
  • 2016
    Mahesa Utara and his team participated to make one of a very successful Indonesian TV show titled the REMIX.
  • 2017
    Mahesa Utara founded Uprising.

*Uprising is the first “right” leaned EDM music label in Indonesia. It had signed most of the best producers in the country.

Mahesa Utara had some great performances during his career these are the highlights:
  • 2010
    DimMak Stage @ Playground Festival.
  • 2012
    To the Ground Indonesian Tour. All big clubs in Indonesia.
  • 2013
    Opening set for Steve Aoki, back to back with Dipha Barus. Nation wide tour. Vicious Night @ Malaysia. All big clubs in Indonesia.
  • 2014
    Play at Playground Music Festival in Bali. Nation wide tour, all big clubs in Indonesia.
  • 2015
    Play at Dreamfields Music Festival In Bali. Nation wide tour, all big clubs in Indonesia.
  • 2016
    Play at Dreamfields Music Festival In Bali. Nation wide tour, all big clubs in Indonesia.
  • 2017
    Shivering Ground Festival @ Jakarta, and nation wide tour., Nation wide tour, all big clubs in Indonesia.
DISCOGRAPHY

2008

  • Cascade – She Pretends (Mahesa Utara Remix)

2009

  • Mahesa Utara – Ginger (Original Mix)
  • Mahesa Utara – The Floor Is Hot (Original Mix)
  • Mahesa Utara – Disco (Original Mix)
  • Mahesa Utara – Minutes (Original Mix)

2010

  • Angger Dimas – Are You Ready (Mahesa Utara Remix)
  • Mahesa Utara – To the Ground (Original Mix)

2011

  • Nicolas Strands – Wonky Funck (Mahesa Utara Remix)
  • Blink – Think About Me (Mahesa Utara LOUD Remix)
  • Diplo & Dillon Francis – Que Que (Mahesa & Dipha Remix)

2012

  • Tommy Sunshine – Tonight Is the Night (Mahesa & Winky Junko Remix)

2016

  • Mahesa Utara & Gianni Marino ft. Yacko – No Time For Fake (Original Mix)
  • Kimokal – Adiamo (Mahesa Utara Remix)
  • Kronutz – I Need More Love (Mahesa Utara Remix)

2017

  • Rendy Pandugo – Silver Rain (Mahesa Utara Remix)
  • Mahesa Utara ft. Yacko & Iwa K – Jomblo (Original Mix)
  • Mahesa Utara – Rag (Original Mix)

2018

  • Ramen Gvrl – Cashmere (Mahesa Utara Bootleg)
  • and many more..
Stay in touch with Mahesa Utara on Social Media

www.facebook.com/mahesautaramusic
www.soundcloud.com/mahesa-utara
www.twitter.com/mahesautara
www.instagram.com/mahesa.utara
www.youtube.com/MahesaUtaraMusic

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