MEET ASSERTIVE1 ARTIST

SOUTH AFRICA
Afro House Afro Tech Techno

"I always wanted to be a professional singer, as I walked out the stage, the butterflies I felt made me want to do more. The attention I got every time I sang and the encouragement I received from most people helped me pursue my musical journey, and ultimately led me to become a DJ." - Zany Deep

She is keen to point out that everything she listens to direct her musical development in some way. However, she would certainly include, Black Coffee, Pink, Stephanie Cooke, Lisa Shaw, The Script, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Eliki, Monique Bingham, Lira, Zano and Sarah Brighman as her biggest influences.

ZanyDeep is a merging artist and DJ ready to face the world. The development of her unique style is a result of a lifetime of musical influences. Growing up surrounded by different forms of music, her father was an employee at EMI Records, being a collector of great ballads and jazz records, her parents exposed her to the world of music as a child, all which influenced her musical development.

Her first foray into learning how to become a performer came when she started to sing in church at age 6 years old. Later she began to sing soprano in junior choir and girls’ choir at school, which she continued with for four years before finally singing lead soprano at age 12 in sextet, a decision which she never looked back from.

After realizing that making music and being an entertainer was her main goal. She began to showcase her talent in school talent shows and various venues around Lethabong , Rustenburg. As her confidence grew and her style developed, she started recording with various producers in 2010. Her unique style with a twist started to find an appreciative audience when she then enrolled with Music Row School of singing as she saw the need of having a vocal coach.

Her musical ambitions continued to grow, aided by sounds of soulful house and afro house music that she found around her; in fact her influences are vast, which her CD collection demonstrates.

Finally after honing her unique sounds over recent years, she pursued her journey in learning how to be a profound Disc Jockey, the challenges that came with her having to rely on friends for practice sessions made her to join a member of Djs in Alexandra back in 2013 at Open House Records, they were the first to teach her how to beat match etc and in 2014 she enrolled with Retro Music Academy mentored and coached by the phenomenal Bart Marley.

Her opportunity to be an ambassador for Pioneer DJ institute since 2016 has encouraged her to keep moving forward. ZanyDeep has taken it upon herself to include other genres as melodic house & techno as well on her journey.

Her latest offering is her single titled Graceland; An EP titled Rise above Ashes is to be released late in 2019. Keep looking for great tracks from this sensational being, as she is aiming to work with many producers and grow as one of the best female Djs in South Africa.