Self-taught DJ Sutra, who hails from Sarawak has been perfecting her skills in the comfort of her bedroom since 1998. Traveling extensively throughout Malaysia with her DJ partner & mentor she has been in the console with some of the best DJ’s in the local industry all the while being the observer, quietly learning and taking in the different feel and techniques of each DJ she met.
Sutra’s love for music and her immaculate skills on the deck was only impaired by the performance anxiety she suffered from since she was young. In 2005 she left the club scene to join the corporate world thinking that she has closed for good a chapter in her life.
Destiny had a different plan. In 2008 Sutra got acquainted with some passionate people in the most unlikely place and together they worked on a project which re-ignited her passion for music. 2 of them went on to become the founder & co-founder of VIMA (Malaysia’s Indie Music Awards) and AVIMA (World’s Biggest Independent Music Awards).
As for Sutra, the project was a wake up call and this time the flame of passion was too great. Helmed with more than a decade’s worth of learning the art of DJ-ing and a newfound tranquility in taking charge of the deck, Sutra is now back within the club circuits, ready to get the party going with her brand of music.
“There is something about Sutra that immediately elevates the senses – she’s a wonderful mixbag of aesthetic electronica fused with smart grooves and sensual beats. She is the one to watch out for! But don’t take my word for it..go experience the art of Sutra and get ready to transcend” Siva Chandran, founder of VIMA (Malaysia’s Indie Music Awards) and AVIMA (World’s Biggest Independent Music Awards)
Genres: Progressive, Tribal, Funky & Tech House, Acid House/Trance, Trance & Psychedelic Trance
Music style: Versatile
Early influences: Imagination, Prodigy, Enigma, Anggun, Fatboy Slim, Josh Wink, Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Robert Miles, Ferry Corsten.