About Eka Gustiwana (taken from ekagustiwana.com):
Eka Gustiwana is an Indonesian composer, arranger, and keyboardist. He was born in Jakarta, August, 1989. His musical journey was started when his dad introduced him a guitar and a Digital Audio Workstation at age 11th. Later, he choose Keyboard and Piano as his main instrument. Year by year, he became passionate about writing and producing.
In 2006 – 2009, after graduated from high-school, he did lot of music arrangements, jingles, engineering, and performances. In 2010, he build his own production studio, called Daylight Studio (Production and Recording Studio). In the same year, he wrote and produced a song for a beautiful Indonesian actress and singer, Nikita Willy, titled “Kutetap Menanti” (PT. Lingua Asiatic), which was deVAn’s song before. This song became Top 10 in many Indonesian Pop charts with millions of YouTube viewers. At the end of 2010, he chose to quit from his band (deVAn) and started his new journey as a producer and composer. He and his best friend established La Vida Musical, which is a professional entertainment service at Jakarta.
In 2011, he wrote and produced 5 songs for 3 Indonesian Pop artists. The 1st is “Lebih Dari Indah” (PT. Lingua Asiatic) as the second single for Nikita Willy. The 2nd and 3rd is “Jaga Dirimu” and “Ma Ma Mau” (PT. Lingua Asiatic) as the first and second single for deVAn. The 4th and 5th is: “Kusimpan Dalam Mimpi” and “Aku Percaya” (PT. Trinity Optima Production) for Maudy Ayunda’s album (new charming actress and singer). And in 2012, he wrote songs for Babydoll, titled “Jangan Buru-Buru”.
In this 2013, he created a fenomenal song and video on Youtube, which is Arya Wiguna’s Demi Tuhan and Jeremy Teti’s BBM Campuran reached 4 millions viewers (each song) in just 1 month. Listen to his other speech composing video like, Deddy Corbuzier – Ngaca Dulu Deh, Soimah – Artis Papan Atas, JURI IMB – Good Job, Tukul – Fighting Spirit, Bondan Winarno – Maknyus. He’s the first Speech Composer in Indonesia. And luckily people love his taste. In this year too, he’s partnered with Nadya Rafika, a newcomer singer songwriter. Listen to her voice when she sing Demi Tuhan and Speech Composing Medley.
He has won a lot of awards and been praised by music critics. He won Dunia Fantasi Jingle Arrangement Competition award as the 1st winner (2010),PT. Kereta Api Indonesia Jingle Competition award as the 1st winner (2011), Ajang Cipta Lagu Anak RCTI award as the 1st winner Kita Sahabat (2013), and Aburizal Bakrie Jingle Competition award as the 1st winner. Not to forgetICBC Bank and YUASA Accu Jingle Competition awards as runner-up winners.