When it comes to Utah, who would have thought the last state you think of for nightlife would have an absolute star rising behind the decks? Putting Utah on the map and climbing the ladder all across the West Coast, selling out clubs almost four times a week consistently, playing shows for crowds pushing 9,000, and playing with names such as James Hype; GMs, booking agents, artists, fans, everyone’s raving about ‘the kid from Utah’
Roll out the red carpet and allow us to introduce MVDNESS, a soon-to-be industry name (and don’t say we didn’t tell you).
MVDNESS (Mitch Gogan) is a Utah native born and raised in Heber City, Utah. Having come from a very musically inclined family, MVDNESS played drumline growing up and learned his love for music. Starting at the age of 13, he got a little Numark controller, set up a camera in his room, and filmed his transitions as he learned his sound at a very young age. The real OGs know him as DJ M-GO at an early age. Dedication led him to host his own events and land gigs starting at the age of 15. Not only was he playing live at that age, but he was also learning and developing in the studio, eventually turning him into a force to be reckoned with in production.
Over ten years later, the grind never stopped for MVDNESS, announcing his professional national debut nearly two years ago. Indeed, the rate MVDNESS has been growing is insane and cannot be ignored by fans and industry players. Due to this rapid growth and following, MVDNESS and his team have finally decided to put together an EP as a brand new fresh project showing the true raw power of MVDNESS and wiping the slate clean. There is no looking back for MVDNESS, we are unbelievably excited to see the kid from Utah at festivals and clubs all around the nation as he continues to absolutely explode. If you get the chance to see a live show, get yourself ready. Until the release of his long-awaited EP, this is the only place where you will hear the gold he makes in the studio. MVDNESS is here to stay, and he is getting bigger and bigger every day. We are excited about this direction and the clean slate his team is pushing forward. His music simply is going to be the cherry on top.
We asked MVDNESS what’s next, and he simply replied, “At this point, I’m here to make a statement in the EDM world, playing open format growing up, I have nailed it, but now it’s time to show you what I really have fun with and that’s the genre such as jersey club, big room house, [and] trap to name a few. I have a clean slate to play with now, and I have never been more excited.” He also explains, “I love being from Utah…you guys have no idea the hidden talent here… raw and untouched, we are grinding in such a unique way it’s hard not to pay attention. I back the Utah artists besides me; names such as Silent Reign, my good friend, are also blowing up and so many more. It is our job to let people know who we are… I’m forever grateful for my followers, family, team, club owners, GMs, booking agents etc… for believing in me.”
MVDNESS can’t help but feel immense gratitude towards everyone’s support and faith in him. “It’s hard not to get emotional,” he shares. “My team and I are here to make a statement and I simply could not do it without you all. I promise to bring the energy to every show and I am putting work every single day in the studio. I am so excited to finally share everything being worked on behind the scenes,” he shares.
His (soon to be up for pre save) EP is called “EMOTIONS” to allude to every track packed with raw and genuine emotions that MVDNESS has felt throughout this whole journey. “We wanted to do something completely unique with this first release… our jaws drop in the studio with some of these tracks and I am absolutely stoked to see peoples faces when they get to hear it for themselves. We are just getting started,” he says. “This is absolute MVDNESS!”
Look to pre-save MVDNESS EP “Emotions” on all platforms soon. Follow MVDNESS on Instagram to stay up to date @MVDNESSMVSIC. For booking and business inquiries, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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