VNSSA Collaborates with #23by23 and Discovery Project for the official remix pack of her single from the inaugural ‘Femme House’ compilation.
LOS ANGELES, CA – LA-based producer VNSSA has teamed up with #23by23 to release the official remix pack for “In The Dark,” stemming from a recent contest partnered via Insomniac’s longstanding DJ/producer competition series Discovery Project and hosted by #23by23 and Native Instruments. The remix contest was aimed at encouraging female, trans, and non-binary producers to showcase their skills and win the opportunity to be featured on the remix EP released on the Discovery Project imprint..
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VNSSA is an LA-based producer who has made a name for herself by bringing her off-kilter approach to making house, breaks, and techno. She previously showcased her idiosyncratic production prowess on Insomniac Records with her strutting tech house track “In The Dark,” which was featured on LP Giobbi’s inaugural ‘Femme House’ compilation, showcasing music from all-female identifying individuals including Mija, Coco & Breezy, Kaleena Zanders, Mary Droppinz, Mz Worthy, Marsha Mar and Leena Punks. Leading the charge was also the piano goddess herself, LP Giobbi, teaming up with frequent partner-in-crime HERMIXALOT on their soulful house offering “Togetherness.”
VNSSA is now pushing the mission forward, having hosted an official remix competition powered by Insomniac’s Discovery Project, resulting in an all-female remix EP including up-and-coming artists AIMMIA, ABCO and ZOF.
Fellow Angeleno, AIMMIA, secured the first place slot which rewarded her with the lead spot, a dark tech house offering that peppers the vocal hook over oscillating basslines, skidding synths, dark tonal embellishments, and shuffling drums.
ZOF shares her excitement, saying, “Remixing a VNSSA track was a dream come true, especially since it’s with an initiative like Femme House, which has been doing amazing things to empower women in the music industry!”
ABCO provides a breakdown on her rework: “This is a super fun track for the club so I wanted to keep the low-end dark and driving for the remix but add the old-school house elements that I love. I added some call and response piano elements and introduced the classic house organ in the breakdown that plays really nicely with the bassline when everything comes back in. Had a blast working on this remix and it’s all thanks to Femme House, 23×23 and Insomniac for making it happen and supporting female producers!”
#23by23, a campaign from Canadian DJ Sydney Blu created with the help of Native Instruments, aims to encourage labels to increase their percentage of female, trans, and non-binary producers to 23% or more by the end of 2023. By collaborating with VNSSA, #23by23 hopes to create more opportunities for underrepresented groups in electronic music.
Released last March, the ‘Femme House Vol. 1’ compilation was coupled with a nationwide tour of live shows and seminars/workshops to empower female-identifying individuals with the tools to navigate through the music industry. The overwhelming support and love surrounding the release is still being felt to this day, as VNSSA highlights three exciting female talents coming up in the house music space.
More About VNSSA
VNSSA has always had a passion for music, even as a child. The Newport Beach native now calls Los Angeles home, and has immersed herself into the local electronic scene. Although Santa never gave her the turntables she wanted at a young age, she soon found herself drumming in local rock and indie rock bands. From there she started djing, and began performing at local clubs and house parties. After djing for 7 years and producing for 3, her debut single was released in early 2018 on House of Hustle Records and since, she has released multiple EP’s and singles on labels such as Defected, Higher Ground, Dirtybird Records, Rules Don’t Apply Records, Sweat It Out, Realm, Techne, and many more, including a Beatport #1 single “Word”, with Walker & Royce, on Black Book Records/ HotBoi. Her live sets cover all genres of house and techno, although don’t be surprised to hear some classic disco as well. VNSSA performs regularly at well-known venues all over the country and festivals including; Coachella, Dirtybird Campout, Lightning in a Bottle, EDC (Las Vegas, Orlando, and Mexico), Hard Summer, and more.
More About FEMME HOUSE
FEMME HOUSE creates opportunities for women, gender-expansive, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ creatives in the technical and behind the scenes areas of music. We are developing the future producers, mixers, engineers, DJs, artists, and executives of the industry by providing education and scholarships, cultivating community, furthering visual representation, and leveraging our platform to amplify the voices of marginalized communities.
More About Discovery Project
Insomniac’s Discovery Project was created to give a voice to emerging artists in the electronic music world. Aimed at cultivating the scene’s untapped talent, the platform strives to bring today’s fresh faces to light through editorial exposure, performance competitions, and a unique artist collective. Selected Discovery Project participants are given an opportunity to showcase their talent onstage at multiple Insomniac festivals across the country. Online, our content portal provides valuable news and opinions geared to creators of all calibers, while the artist collective highlights the work and achievements of past and present Discovery artists.
More About #23by23
The 23by23 campaign is a call to action for all record labels in electronic music,regardless of size and stature, to help boost the percentage of women, transand non-binary artists signed and discovered by various dance music imprintsto a higher rate of 23% (the percentage currently averages less than 5%).
To support this initiative, 23by23 & Native Instruments, are hosting remix competitions and demo challenges with some major labels participating in the campaign like Insomniac Records, HE.SHE.THEY, Anjunadeep, Hospital Records, Toolroom Records, Club Sweat, Gorgon City’s Realm Records, Soma Records, Desert Hearts, Rawthentic Music, Hospital Records and more. Since its inception in December 2021, we have garnered 350 members to our community in our #23by23 Discord channel, awarded 33 brand new female,trans, and non-binary artists prizes for their work from different parts of theworld and released 17 new records with many more to come.
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