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Comeback with a different music style … Vaja from Los Angeles used to release her debut EP „Awakened by silence“ a couple of years ago but then she was caught by silence. Now she’s back with a brand new single „We found love“, ready for a furious comeback.

Interview: Dennis Rowehl / Pics by courtesy of Vaja Vaja, the release of your debut EP „Awakened By Silence“ is a long time ago. So, what have you done in the meantime?

Vaja: Since my debut EP, I started working with music producers on a solo Pop/Rock project but that never came to fruition. I was a little frustrated that the music business had changed drastically as well. So I took some time off writing new music and started crossing over into Film & T.V. to broaden my appeal as multimedia artist. In 2012, Director Paul W.S. Anderson offered me to be the „Voice of Umbrella Corporation“ in the 3D sci-fi action feature film „Resident Evil: Retribution“ starring Milla Jovovich. You can view my voice over reel on IMDB – You’ve just released your single „We Found Love.“ The style is totally different … What made you crossover from Alternative Rock into the EDM World of Music?

Vaja: As all Artist’s evolve, I felt that Alternative Rock/Metal wasn’t working for me anymore. I decided to change the playbook and start creating new music in the realm of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). I knew in my heart that it was the right time to create a hybrid of Alternative Rock with Electronic Dance Music (EDM/Alternative Dance). I’ve always loved electronic dance music since I was a teenager, so this was the only natural progression for me as an Artist. In 2004, I was invited to perform with Trip Theory in front of 40,000 people at the annual outdoor Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Who is your biggest influence in music?

Vaja: My biggest influence in the world has always been Depeche Mode; they are my muse … Still to this day, I feel that their music is timeless. When I was in High School my mother took me to their „Devotional Tour“ concert where I experienced innovative music that touched me so deeply. We got invited backstage to meet them as well and they were some of the coolest guys we have ever met. I would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with Depeche Mode someday. When will you release your entire album? 

Vaja: I plan on releasing my 2nd EP „Inertia“ by the end of 2013. It will feature collaborations with Katipzade and other established Artistʼs & Producers. Do you have plans for an extended club tour?  

Vaja: I plan to start booking my extended club tour in the U.S. and eventually the rest of the world. Any plans regarding a video?    

Vaja: My new single „We Found Love“ is being released with the world premiere of my music video on Aug. 28th 2013. Will you come over to Germany?

Vaja: Ja natürlich (Yes of course)! I would love to perform in Germany at Rock am Ring – & Rock im Park – which are one of the largest music festivals in the world with a combined attendance of 150,000 people attending annually. Rock am Ring is held at the Nürburgring racetrack in the west and Rock im Park takes place around the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg, in the south. Another great fest in Kastellaun, Germany is called „Nature One“ – I also look forward to perform all over Europe at some of the other world’s biggest EDM Festivals like Tomorrowland –, Outlook Festival –, Creamfields –, KaZantip –, Mysteryland – etc. Thank you so far …

Vaja: Thanks! 

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