‘If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’ Nikola Tesla
Vanessa Holliday’s insatiable curiosity about the true origins of the universe and thinking in terms of energy, frequencies and vibrations, has led her to experiment and to infuse special transformational vibrational frequencies into her productions, thereby creating music that truly resonates positively with humanity. She is constantly pushing boundaries, transcending rules and trends, creating her own distinctive sound and offering music that in its purist form expresses freedom, expansion of consciousness, truth and love.
Vanessa has been entertaining crowds through vinyl since her teens. Her passion for music lead her to study Advanced Music Production at Soul Candi, piano as well as experimenting with production technology in her live sets. With her fingers in a world of soulful and deep melodic music making, Vanessa has been signed to Heads & Tails Record Label, by far one of the most established deep/nu-disco house labels in South Africa. She has also recently been signed to Sullivan Room Records in NYC, one of the longest running underground house and techno institutions.
Vanessa’s first EP release “Deep Layers” is an elegant serving of her musical productions. This EP was inspired by her cavernous passion for electronic dance music and producing. It’s heartfelt, deep and incorporates the many layers of her creative expression. She is constantly improving her skills on her productions, as she believes that you can never know too much in the world of production - you learn something new every day.
Vanessa has been DJing for almost 10 years - growing from club and festival performer, to radio presenter, savvy businesswoman and producer, taking her love for sublime beats on the journey. With roots in vinyl and playing progressive trance, Vanessa is one of the first female performers to sustain the ever-changing scene, exploring sounds which she does not limit herself to one sound, technology, dancing, singing, fashion and even piano lessons, as an intrinsic part of her creative expression.
Today, her music is inspired by a more intelligent sound, avant-garde underground, still influenced with a melodic undertone. She favours a blend of euphoria, femininity and finesse and indulges the productions of Alex Niggemann, Pantha Du Prince, Jon Hopkins and Deniz Kurtel, among others. Her work on the club circuit has taken her beyond the borders to London, India and Ibiza, as well as all over SA and deep into Africa. Here, experiencing the cultures in Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, inspired her tribal rhythms.
Vanessa has done shows on some of SA’s best-loved community and web radio stations, including Dance Web Radio, MFM in Stellenbosch, 2Oceansvibe and Assembly Radio.
“The Underground Radio Show - you are what you listen to,” a radio show hosted every Wednesday from 4-6pm on Assembly Radio, was created so that she can experiment with a more subversive and underground sound to push boundaries and share creative musical DNA comprising of sounds that are anomalous and contagiously unique.
Vanessa Holliday has no qualms about her endeavour to consistently improve herself and her technical performance, and it’s this same graceful approach to working for success and impressive ambition that has propelled her into starting her own communications and events company.
Younique Concepts specializes in PR for the music & entertainment industry, as well as staging their own events and collaborating with other artists all over the world. A large part of this role functions within the music industry, a connection she’s grateful to be making.
Vanessa has left the crowd in the dust, as her unique adventure continues into the vast void...
To listen to her mixes and productions visit:
The Underground Radio Show: www.assemblyradio.com
The Underground Radio Show: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Underground-Radio- Show/518841934825035?ref=hl
For bookings contact: Heidi De Sousa
Vanessa Holliday’s tracks