Genre: Tech House
Origin: United States
SoCal-based DJ/producer MNTRA has cultivated a funky-fresh, avant garde style of house music, circling around tech house with elements of swing and the occasional breaks, and in doing so has pioneered a genre of his own. A thrilling interplay between playful harmonies and nasty basslines defines his boundary-pushing sound, perfect for the dance music fan who craves something new. MNTRA’s musical education at Icon Collective combined with his classical training in East Asia to become an ensemble percussionist translates into his otherworldly soundscaping abilities. In 2016 he made a home for this sound with his record label Boiz House.
MNTRA has released on Tons & Tons, OKNF, Electro Swing Thing and more. His latest EP on Box of Cats landed #1 in Bass House on Beatport. His recent remix for Rock Bottom Records amassed more than 100,000 plays on Spotify in less than two months. He’s earned a great deal of support from the dance music scene with his tracks played by the likes of The Sponges, Walker & Royce and Kyle Watson along with providing direct support for AC Slater, Destructo, Mija and many more. Having already played at some of West Coast’s most prestigious venues including Exchange LA, The Midway SF, 1015 Folsom and EOS Lounge as well as festivals such as Dirtybird Campout and Lucidity, MNTRA is set to bring his exciting new sound to far-reaching heights in 2022.