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Welcome back to another edition of the Quick-hitter! We’ve been seeing a lot of UK dj/producer Vanilla Ace here in the States this summer, and wanted to catch up with him amidst his US tour and headlining Afternoon Delight this Sunday @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA… we’ll keep this short and sweet!

GDD: Vanilla Ace! You’ve been on a huge US summer tour, most notable just playing HARD Summer and Splash House… whats been some of your favorite shows on the tour so far?
VA: All the shows have been great so far, HARD and Splash house were fun and messy! I also had a great time playing Bardot in Miami and Audio in San Francisco.

GDD: You’ve been hard at work in the studio w/ remixes for Moon Boots, Destructo, and originals with Sharam Jey, Adam Banks and Lora… what else do you have in the pipeline that you can hint us about?
VA: I have two original releases on the way, ‘What you need’ single on Incorrect and the in demand ‘I’m hot’ EP on LouLou players. Both are out in the next few weeks.

GDD: Speaking of, your production is known in the “gangster house” category… whats one thing you do in the studio thats a signature to make it Vanilla Ace?
VA: Only some of the music I make is ‘G-House’, the Moon Boots remix I just did with Barber is definitely more on the proper ‘deep house’ vibe. But to answer the question a signature Vanilla Ace production usually has a killer bass line and spooky/unusual synths/pads.

GDD: You play the “Afternoon Delight” @ The Standard Hotel rooftop this Sunday… whats your favorite thing about playing in LA? And are you afraid of heights?
VA: I’m not afraid of heights but you wouldn’t catch me bungee jumping or sky diving anytime soon! I love LA, one of my favourite places in the world.

GDD: THINK FAST! What’s the last song you’d ever wanna listen to before you die?
VA: Roachford – ‘Cuddly Toy’ , lol


Don’t miss Vanilla Ace alongside Adam Auburn and our very own BONES this Sunday, August 17th @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA for Afternoon Delight!

Swimming with Sharks is a bi-coastal pool party held twice a month at The Standard Hotels in Downtown Los Angeles and New York City. It’s put on by our good friend, Matt Goldman AKA MFG Productions, and this year we’ve actually been grateful to be on board with some of the Saturday soirees. As Scion A/V is a main sponsor of the sexy summer series, they’ve decided to release the second volume of the Swimming with Sharks Sharkwaves EP — depicting the true vibe of the rooftop party in a 5 track free release available for all on the Scion A/V website tomorrow the 19th. Today, we premiere one track from the EP, and it’s from one of our favorite LA Nu Disco phenoms, Goldroom. ‘Pacific’ is everything you’d want in an EP made for a rooftop pool — slow, groovy, and tropical. A big √+ to our mate Goldroom on this one.


♥ jonahberry

If you’re looking for a daytime event in Los Angeles this weekend, Swimming with Sharks at The Standard Hotel rooftop pool Downtown is your go to. If you need more reasons to go other than it being a pool party on a roof, we’ll have $35 bottles of champagne (making you look like a baller), it’s free before 3PM, and of course, good tunes until sundown. Bring your water guns.