Hello, I'm mesmi.
**mesmi** is a trailblazer in music—a producer/singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, she is passionate about community and intersectional justice, uplifting her fellow female, AAPI & BIPOC communities, and believes in the power of connection through culture, music and the arts. **BIO** After achieving placements in competitions like the International Songwriting Competition and GRAMMY Amplifier, mesmi most recently released her self-produced album *Slow Bloom,* which the press described as "powerful, epic, yet fragile and beautiful" from a "rare voice, immense storyteller, music creator and vocalist." A self-produced/engineered project released during COVID, the LP has racked up 275K+ plays on streaming worldwide. Constantly growing, mesmi's skills have expanded from her singer/songwriter origins into music production and recording, and she is currently being mentored by producer 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak) as part of Sophia Chang's Unlock Her Potential 2022 Cohort. With her current focus of working with artists as a producer/songwriter, mesmi uses her years of experience as an indie artist and WOC musician to help others' visions come to life and ensure a creative space that is vibrant, safe and nourishing. mesmi currently offers services in music and audio from her studio in North Hollywood. Under her company, VATOCA Studios, she provides vocal production, music production and composition. A multi-talented creative with a wide background in visual art and marketing, mesmi also provides services on the many aspects of multimedia and career, actively working with artists and entities in visuals, branding and consulting. In between her work for others and her own artistic projects, mesmi also runs SOUND OFFF (formerly AsiAM), an online space dedicated to highlighting Asian Americans in music, and one that started out of her own recognizing of the vast AsAm underrepresentation in the industry. In all her work, mesmi hopes to create in ways that are authentic, daring and illuminating. **Recent Highlights** - 2022 Song placement in Good Trouble (Hulu, Freeform) - 2022 Music rights workshop at UC Riverside - 2022 UP Cohort with Mentor/Producer 9th Wonder - 2021 Balanced Breakfast Panelist, Music Marketing - 2020 Balanced Breakfast Panelist, Women in Music **VATOCA Studios Services** - Vocal Production - Music Production - Songwriting - Visuals - Consulting