Unorthodox Music recently interviewed Vanic, the Dj / Producer fresh out of Vancouver BC. Here’s everything you need to know about Vanic and his music!
Q1) What is your name, age and location?
A) I’m Jesse, I’m 24, and I’m from Vancouver, BC.
Q2) How did the come to the name Vanic?
A) I was brainstorming names after I decided I wanted to be an artist and a friend just suggested it and it stuck!
Q3) When did you start producing / Djing?
A) I’ve played piano since i was 4, I dabbled in music production with reason 3 back in grade 12, but didn’t really take it seriously or spend much time on it. Then about a year and a half ago I decided (after some life changing events) to drop out of school and pursue music production. I wasn’t very good and I didn’t have anything except a laptop and a desire to make music, so its been a pretty big risk!
We’re sure that risk is going to payoff in the near future, Vanic’s production clearly stands out and sounds great!
*15/10/2015 Update – It really has paid off, Vanic’s latest track reached 6.6 million plays on soundcloud!
Q4) What would you say your major influences are and which other Artists or Djs inspire you?
A) My influences change constantly. I respect different artists for their different strengths. For example, I like Adventure Club’s ability to blend melodic/hard hitting sounds, its a difficult combination and it sort of inspires the melodic dubstep I make. I think Wolfgang Gartner makes some of the most amazing melodies. I think Showtek’s productions are really good. Knife party as well, although I prefer their earlier work!
Q5) Whats next for Vanic?
A) I’m planning on focusing on a full year of production in all styles. Melodic dubstep is one of my favorites to make and listen to, but I also want more big room tunes for live performances. My next track coming out in a few weeks is a remix of Showtek and Noise Controllers – Get Loose, and I’m planning on bouncing between some big electro/house/dubstep and even trap influces.
So it looks like Vanic has a new track in the pipeline, which may appear on the site in the near future.We will be sure to keep up with him over the following weeks.
Q6) If you could pick to work with one Artist or Producer who would it be?
A) If I could work with one artist… I think it would be major lazer, dillon francis or flux pavillion.
Yeah! We think you collaborating with Major Lazer would be sick too!
Q7) What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
A) My advice to anyone just starting out is just to work hard and try and perfect your sound. If you make good music everything else should follow (I’m hoping this happens for me!) I think my sound is far from perfect, but I work hard at it and try to improve constantly. I think that even though the tracks I make are all very different from each other, I really feel them personally, and I think other people respond to them because they feel the same emotion. Emotion in music is really important to me!
When we first heard Vanic’s Remix of Summertime Sadness we knew it was going to be a big tune. We picked it to be our summer anthem as we can really feel the emotion he adds to the track.
Q8) Which single track is your favorite / never fails to impress?
A) It’s hard to pick a favorite for me because all of my music is totally different, it depends on my mood. My remix of The Fear by Ben Howard is the first remix I’ve ever done, and I tried to keep it simple but emotional and a lot of people were really into it. It inspired me to keep going. I think currently though my most intense production is my remix of Summertime Sadness.
Q9) If you could pick to go on a date with any famous DJ/ Producer who would it be?
A) Welllllll I don’t know a lot of female Dj/Producers off the top of my head. Nervo comes to mind first and I’d take them on a date if they asked nicely!
I’m sure they would be lucky to go on said date!