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Vanilla Ace is a prolific and increasingly prominent force in house music. A firm favourite in his native UK and a growing name globally, 2016 was arguably his strongest year to date, with searing club hits on Toolroom, Night Bass, Suara, Nervous, Bunny Tiger and of course ‘The Gee’: the sax-led, Club Sweat-released anthem that topped the Beatport overall chart for nearly two weeks.
Originally from London, Vanilla Ace has more than two decades of DJing behind him, initially growing up on a healthy dose of hip-hop, drum & bass and house music.
The last few years have seen him go from strength to strength with top charting singles on Beatport and Traxsource. His 2013 ‘Musicology’ EP on OFF recordings received acclaim from bloggers, DJs and fans alike, with ‘Bring it Back’ track spending seven weeks in the Beatport Deep House top 10 with heavy support from the likes of Pete Tong, Tiesto and Seth Troxler.
A steady stream of releases on labels such as Suara, Simma Black, Enormous, LouLou Records, Milk & Sugar followed alongside collaborations with Destructo & Wax Motif on Night Bass, Sharam Jey & Illusionize on Bunny Tiger and remixing the likes of Basement Jaxx, Yolanda Be Cool, Deadmau5, Marshall Jefferson, Kylie and Moon Boots.
He’s also found a loyal following on Spotify, where his music regularly hits close to 100k stream every month.
The crowning achievement of 2016 was ‘The Gee’. Built around an instantly recognizable sax sample, the track shot to the top of the Beatport chart and stayed there for weeks and picking up support from an array of club and radio DJs.
2017 continues in similarly impressive fashion, with releases on Toolroom, Spinnin’ Deep, Simma Black, Armada and Glasgow Underground already in the bag, and his take on Soul Sonic Force’s ‘Planet Rock’, out now on Atlantic Records.
Touring globally, Vanilla Ace hasperformed in North and South America, Australia, South Africa and India, with bookings including HARD Summer festival in LA, Holy Ship in Miami, Green Valley in Brazil, Ministry of Sound and Egg in London and Chinese Laundry in Sydney, Australia playing alongside the likes of Shiba San, Patrick Topping, Low Steppa, Roger Sanchez and Breach.
VANILLA ACE’s tracks