VANCOUVER – Based electronic producer Jesse Hughes, better known as Vanic, has made a name for himself with spellbinding remixes and distinctive originals. Known for his signature blend of milky vocals with a hypnotizing combination of trappy beats and melodies, Hughes has a built himself quite the enamoured fan-base. His extraordinary ability to turn dulcet indie tunes into haunting electronic compositions has helped Hughes build his own unique identity in an otherwise crowded scene.
While Hughes parents started him with piano lesson at age three, it wasn’t until later in his high school years however that he developed an interest in electronic music.
“The music part has always kind of come naturally, but it’s all the other stuff — the mixing, mashing, sound design all that — that’s the hard stuff. You can learn everything online, but it’s a lot different than music itself. It’s a lot of the science and math and geek stuff… watching videos after videos and you just keep trying things until eventually something sounds good,” he explains.
The melodic trap producer is now embarking on his third Canada-wide tour over January and February, finishing with two back-to-back hometown shows in Vancouver at Celebrities Nightclub, branding him the first local act to ever play two shows in a row at the venue.
Hughes acknowledges that his favorite part of touring are the shows themselves, adding, “It’s really cool connecting with people in different size rooms and just, you know, meeting people.”
Fans can expect to hear a mix of his classic melodic tracks as well as some of his newer harder mixes such as his recent G-Easy remixes during this tour. Hughes also plans on playing some of his newer unreleased tracks, expected to drop following the conclusion of the tour.
Vanic plays Feb. 7 at the Dancing Sasquatch (Banff), Feb. 8 the Palace (Calgary), Feb. 9 Union Hall (Edmonton), Feb. 16 the Capital Ballroom (Victoria), Feb. 17 Maxx Fish in Whistler, and Feb. 22 and 23 at Celebrities (Vancouver).Capital Ballroom, Celebrities, Dancing Sasquatch, Maxx Fish in Whistler, Palace, Union Hall, Vanic