About Vanessa HollidayVanessa Holliday has been djing for almost 10 years and grown from club and festival performer, to radio presenter and savvy business woman, 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, technology and even fashion, as an intrinsic part of her creative expression.
Today her sound is inspired by a fresher house sound, still influenced with a seductive, melodic undertone and generously applied with a passion for Apple Mac and Traktor precision. Her work on the club circuit has taken her beyond the borders to London, India and Ibiza, all over SA and deep into Africa, where 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 and 2Oceansvibe radio. And, venturing further into the magical layers of the music has completed her Advanced Music Production diploma with Soul Candi.
Finding her fingers in a world of soulful and melodic music-making, Vanessa has just been signed to Heads & Tails Record Label, by far one of the most established deep/nu-disco house labels in South Africa. Her first EP will be released this year. She is also part of the Red Bull Music Studio’s in Cape Town where she visits regularly on consistently improving her production.
The sonic beauty is also experimenting with a more subversive and intelligent sound. A softer techno sound, but dynamic, driving and edgy none the less, she favours a blend of euphoria, femininity and finesse and indulges the productions of Sven Vath, Alex Niggemann, Audiofly, Solomun, Maya Jane Coles and Maceo Plex among them.
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 company. Younique Concepts focuses on fashion, entertainment and lifestyle PR, a large part of which functions within the music industry, a connection she's grateful to be making.