MiM0SA - Wakarusa Music Festival

2012 Artist Lineup


Blissfully unconcerned with a world obsessed with categorization as a means of definition, MiM0SA crafts music for its own sake, defying expectations with genre bending soundscapes. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently residing in Los Angeles, MiM0SA began producing at the tender age of 17. Blessed with an abundance of talent and an ear for sonic experimentation, this fan-favorite has quickly developed a name for himself as one of the West Coast’s top exports. And the word is spreading fast. In just a few short years he’s shared the stage with standard-bearers like Benga, Skream, Rusko, Datsik, Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and Flying Lotus. He’s also played festivals and shows across North America, including Coachella, Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, Decibel Festival, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. To say that MiM0SA is on the rise is to miss the mark. Rather, MiM0SA has arrived. This past March found him headlining his first tour, as he criss-crossed the U.S., selling out major venues like Higher Ground (Burlington, VT), the Paradise (Boston, MA), and the Gothic Theater (Denver, CO). Not to mention stellar debut performances at legendary venues such as NYC’s Irving Plaza and The Fillmore in San Francisco. The words tireless and prolific don’t quite do MiM0SA justice. In one weekend he headlined Lightning in a Bottle, blasted over to Summer Camp, and finished off the weekend with a blistering performance Detroit Movement Fest. Ever ambitious and constantly in search of new avenues to explore, MiM0SA recently formed his own record label: False Idol Musik. Thus far, the results have been staggering. The tracks on 58 Degrees are rare and beautiful, full spectrum sonic brushstrokes hovering in the ether. MiM0SA says, “Music is a healing process, you can find a resolution to your problems through melody.” One listen to 58 Degrees will make you a believer. At present, MiM0SA is busy in the studio working on new music for a full-release. “I’m steering away from aggressive tones, but at the same time trying to find different avenues to get the same crowd response that a big bass drop would get.” And while the outcome of the work is yet to be determined, it’s clear that his versatility as an artist goes hand in hand with his refusal to be tied down by any particular sound or style. Speaking of variety, of late he’s been spending quite a bit of time in the lab with Sleepyhead, working on new tracks for their highly anticipated collaboration, “Naked Poetry,” which they will release under the moniker Sexytime. We’ll say it again, because it bears repeating, MiM0Sa has arrived.

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