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A Bay Area native, Vinja (aka Vince J. Santora) is an electronic music producer and DJ, whose productions and performances feature an encyclopedia of styles. Blending dubstep, grime, glitch-hop, hyphy and techno with heavy references to the golden age hip hop of the 80’s and 90’s, Vinja’s style is reminiscent of the rich musical culture of California’s past and present. Also characterized by his use of 50’s soundtrack music within his multi-genre compositions, Vinja utilizes the eclectic sounds of the yesteryear by recontextualizing them for today’s modern world. His live DJ performances reflect the many flavors, textures, tempos and genres which inspire his own productions, creating a limitless environment of musical intersections for listeners on the dance floor.
At the beginning of 2011, Vinja’s ‘Flute Loop’ and ‘Bombassador’ hit the nation’s stage with extensive support by top-ranking artists, including Noah D (SMOG), Babylon System, and a non-stop appearance during the 2011 Subsonic Tour. That same month Vinja released ‘Bang Out’ and ‘Sound War’ with Antiserum and Messinian (True Score Theory), landing the Beatport Top 100 for dubstep, followed by the track ‘Originate’, featuring San Francisco dubstep producers OSC & The Spit Brothers on the infamous Bay Area Dubstep Vol. 3 (Full Melt). Vinja’s most recent release ‘Murkulation’ with Antiserum & Messinian is currently a favorite of Rottun Recordings’ Excision. With his first debut EP The Voyager (Addictech) receiving top download status for three consecutive months in December 2010, Vinja has truly captured his audience from day one.