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Vanilla ACE

London, UK House Tech House Deep House Indie Dance / Nu Disco


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, CUFF, 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, growing up on a healthy dose of hip-hop, funk and house music.

The last few years have seen him go from strength to strength with top charting singles on Beatport, Traxsource and Trackitdown. ‘Ghetto Track’ his latest release has had major support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. ‘Whistle Blower’ his previous release on Spinnin Deep had major support from Fatboy Slim, Eats Everything, Tiesto, David Guetta to MistaJam at BBC Radio 1.

A steady stream of releases on labels such as Suara, Simma Black, Enormous, LouLou Records, OFF 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 to name a few.

He’s also found a loyal following on Spotify, where his music regularly hits close to 100k stream every month. His Shazam followers is over 177,000.

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. It was also included in Dutch radio station SLAM best 1000 Dance tracks of all time.

2017 continues in similarly impressive fashion, with releases on Toolroom, Spinnin’ Deep, Simma Black, Nurvous and Glasgow Underground already in the bag, and remixes for Afrika Bambattaa and the Soulsonic Force & Krafty Kuts.

Touring globally, Vanilla Ace has performed 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 Amine Edge & Dance, Shiba San, Patrick Topping, Low Steppa, Roger Sanchez and Breach.

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