Palm Beach — Zanillya, an international artist with Aruban roots will be releasing her first English EP under the name Electricity and Drums on Monday, August 4th. The EP’s first single ‘Raise Ya Flag,’ was just premiered on select radio stations on her island of Aruba.
All of the EP’s songs were written by Zanillya and produced by THEprinceOFbeatz, with whom Zanillya has a close working relationship for the past 4 years.
Zanillya reveals that as a contemporary artist she has switched to singing in the English language in 2013, and has been working on more than 50 tracks, since then, searching for her new authentic sound. At the end of a long period of experimentation and creativity, she is proud to present her new music, and who she is today
Base in Amsterdam, Zanillya was born in Hannover Germany, to an Aruban father and a Macedonian mother. She inherited her love of music from her artistic mother and musical father, also known as the late Bobby Farrell, from mega-vocal group of the 70s’ and 80s’ Boney M.
Zanillya started to catch the media’s attention in 2011, which led to a “Rookie of the Year State Award,” nomination and she became the first female MC to win Holland’s biggest live performance contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland,” in Best Hip Hop category.
Since then she has performed at Noorderslag Eurosonic and was guest on ‘De wereld draait door,’ TV show. She also visited Giel Beelen at radio 3FM station and was chosen by FHM magazine as 1 of 500 prettiest women in The Netherlands. She recently signed a publishing deal with Imagam Music.
Constantly changing and re-inventing her style, Zanillya uses her interest in a wide field of genres to craft what she calls ‘Caribbean Grunge.’ He bass-oriented songs with tropical influences, freshly fuse dancehall, electronica, lo-fi and hip-hop with the attitude of grunge, which she also calls New Era Pop.
In addition to performing and recording, Zanillya is currently student at the Fontys School of Arts, The Rock Academy where she continues to develop her personal talents and skills. She will graduate in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music degree and is excited to line up and tackle many new projects.
The single Raise ya Flag, is the first release of Electricity & Drums, its focus is a woman believing in herself, proud and independent, under all circumstances, enjoying life’s up and down journey! Champion, a second single, pays tribute to women’s inner strength.
As an entertainer, Zanillya delivers a strong live show, with DJ live sampler, horns and backings, peppered with humor, removed from restrictions, limitations or rules, just childlike, playful and fun! While she cherishes the entertainment value of her music she hopes to also inspire young women to excel and spread their wings.
The name of her EP suggests her secret recipe, her level of electric energy combined with the drum rhythem, the beat of her life, set by the music producer.
Download the EP from:
My soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zanillyamusic
My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zanillyamusic
Or my site: www.zanillya.com