2019 Rewind: Vanilla Ace

Vanilla Ace

How was 2019 for you?
Vanilla Ace: 2019 was a eventful year. I started my new label, WyldCard, and have released some great music from established and new artists. It’s been a learning curve as well as the industry is forever changing. I toured the U.S. twice as well this year and is always fun but exhausting to be on the road.

Playing Idris Elba’s wedding back in April. Me and Idris went B2B on the second night at one of the after parties and we didn’t finish till 5 am in the morning. I got to play some great tracks that I probably wouldn’t get to play anywhere else. He knows his tunes.

Probably releasing too much music and some of it not getting the attention it deserved as I was busy traveling with gigs. I need to get better at spreading my releases out so everything doesn’t come out at the same time.

Song of the year?
Tough call between The Chemical Brothers’ “We’ve Got to Try” and Reuben James’ “I Know You Too Well” (Karma Kid 12” Remix). Both [are] amazing pieces of music.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I hate New Year’s resolutions but it would probably be to continue making good music and pushing my label as hard as possible.

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