In San Francisco's dance music community, where everyone is a dj or a dj's best friend, Atish Mehta has succeeded in making a name for himself at a staggering rate. He dances the line between party devotee and focused artist with a charismatic stage presence and a thoughtful approach to track selections. Citing Lee Burridge, Danny Howells, and Dan Bell as his biggest EDM influences, Atish invites his audience on a musical journey, preferring longer time slots that allow him to indulge eclectic tastes. He weaves a magical carpet of melodic deep house, percussive tech-house, and synthy nu-disco that floats seamlessly across many hours.
A Chicago native, Atish spent his suburban youth discovering house music on the radio and playing suzuki-trained violin from age five. He dabbled in marching bands, jazz bands, rock bands, and had a brief stint in hip-hop production before eventually making his way back to house music upon his introduction to the colorful nightlife of San Francisco's underground in 2008.
Over a bewilderingly short time span, Atish has firmly grounded himself as a rising star alongside a crew of like-minded compadres who execute underground events under the apt alias of House-Heads. Atish was recently added to the listed bookings roster after having been featured in a handful of Listed Productions across the country. In just one whirlwind year, he has released multiple mesmerizing mixes on Proton Radio, launched a monthly radio show called Deepartures on etn.fm and created a shining local presence as the sole resident of 222 Hyde's most successful monthly party, Tutu Tuesday.
2011 has been a wildly exciting year for this ambitious young artist. Atish's disarming humility in the face of enviable opportunities is balanced with an infectious enthusiasm that has led him being called upon to open for prestigious and diverse acts. He has shared the decks with Craig Richards, Guido Schneider, Sammy Dee, Troy Pierce, Dyed Soundorom to name a few. Global engagements ranging from BPM festival in Mexico to the listed Tikki boat party at WMC in Miami, Atish's performances and spontaneous tagging alongside the ever inspiring Lee Burridge have been some of his most entertaining appearances to date. We are certain the future offers many more surprises from the quirky, up and coming Atish Mehta.