Artist, Jesse hughes by day is more distinctly known for his alias, Vanic, by night. Hailing from British Columbia, 2016 is becoming a very vital year for Vanic. Jesse Hughes was first introduced to Dance Music in high school. He started off getting into Hardstyle listening to artists like DJ Zanny. After obtaining a history of writing and producing music, Jesse Hughes was starting to launch his career. When his profit from his music became an income that he could live off, he left his 30 hour days at a Shipping and Receiving Warehouse behind. After amassing a group with over 10,000 supporters on Facebook, Vanic started to become viral through out the internet. After Adventure Club’s, Made in Canada Tour as guest his remix of Skinny Love left Adventure club featuring it at numerous festivals. When signing with Disrupted Records, a subsidiary label to Sony Records; Vanic is kicking off his first solo tour, Road to Coachella. Disruptor Records features other artists including XYLO, The Chainsmokers, and Lost Kings.

      This will be Jesse Hughes first time coming out as Vanic in North America on stage. At 26, Vanic’s Melodic Trap infused with Future Bass established a radically different, genre shattering style and sound. Vanic has a way of blending pulsating synths with wave basslines forming the perfect rhythm for any vocalist he features. Known for his remixes featuring Lana Del Rey, and other obscure artists. Producers like Skrillex and Knife Party have provided primitive inspiration that reflects through his music. Vanic set out to release music that would appease anyone’s taste. Music for the people that aren’t as accustomed to Electronic Dance Music. Vanic aimed for music that stimulated an appreciation for the Trap and Dubstep listeners.All together Vanic’s music successfully engrossed the Indi listeners, accumulating fans at an excessive rate.

     Producers that Vanic would look forward to working with include Keisza, Aluna George, and anyone he was worked with in the past. Vanic has acquired fame through tracks including ‘Hypnotic’ featuring Zella Day, his work with the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, and his remix of ‘Police’ from the band Some Kind of Wonderful. His rework done on The Mother We Share ft. CHVRCHES has also gained recognition. Remixes of Underground Hip Hop heroine, K. Flay including ‘The Cops’ and ‘Make Me Fade’ are tracks that are more prominently well­known for where you can find on Soundcloud. You can catch Vanic’s first U.S. solo show at The Loft, February 20th. Mark your calendars for this Saturday if you’re looking to see EDM’s up and coming artist.

​Written by: Alexa Gerard

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