LIke his friends Tiesto and Afrojack, Angger Dimas Rocks the Masses
Name: Angger Dimas
Where he’s from: Jakarta, Indonesia
Genre: Electro House
When he started: 2007
Most like: Steve Aoki, Tiesto
Sounds like: The most fun you ever had with 30,000 other people
Angger Dimas is unstoppable. At just 24, he’s already clocked collaborations with Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and a song with Laidback Luke is set for later in the summer. Like a lot of EDM gods, he started out in music in a very different place, playing guitar from the age of seven and studying jazz. He’s taken all that formal study and transformed it into the art of champagne-drenched bass drops. But he’s no hack: his latest single, “Release Me,” balances Polina’s sultry vocals with a subtle touch, synth stabs cascading into intelligent trance. It’s a single off his debut full-length, out later this year on Dim Mak in the US, and Australian label Vicious worldwide, which Angger promises will stretch from techno to dubstep.
Angger (his real name) has has made a name for himself playing sets around the world, including supporting Steve Aoki’s North American DEADMEATS tour, and he’s just come off a triumphant set at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival. And his star is only rising. He’s already started a trio with Tiesto and Showtek, called Boys Will Be Boys, and his two collaborations with Steve Aoki, the glitchy “Steve Jobs,” and the Iggy Azalea-graced “Beat Down,” both have been burning up the charts. Most recently, he’s released a free bootleg of Avicii’s Levels, to celebrate his 20,000th Facebook fan.
He reps the Indonesian dance scene with his trance house, but Angger has made a name blowing out roofs with his electro house. And the beats omnivore has been getting into producing drum’n'bass and dubstep, which he promises to bring to Indonesia. As well as bringing Indonesian house to the rest of the world, natch.