Anika aKa Venus Vibes has for a long time been Resident Dj on Phangan.
She is one of the most well known, loved & liked DJs on the island. Respected for her skills on the decks and has proven herself to be an excellent genre mixer!
Through the years she has shown her herself as a Dj with various skills and talents!
Last year she played at very wicked progressive set at the Vuuv Experience Festival in Germany and on the Alternative Scene;
She was also playing at the New Years Experience Festival on Koh Tao.
She has by now developed a fine unique sound in a wicked mixture of all her genre skills and her technique and mixing are – according to her Senior and co-resident at Mer ka Ba, Graham Gold – very spotless!!
We also had the pleasure of her excellent Techish Skills at the Sramanora Waterfalls party.
"It was the first trip to a different continent for me, in fact my very first time in an airplane.
I had no idea what to expect from Koh Phangan, as I simply agreed to go on holiday with my friends.
Just a week before arriving, I played my very first dj set at a small party in Germany, organized by my Mentor and one of the friends that I came out to Thailand with."
Koh Phangan has always been a trance party island and she was amazed to come here and see it all happening;
A tropical jungle environment where all my senses got totally exploded with the sheer beauty of this wild Island and the magic of living the moment to the fullest."
Now she is a Resident DJ and a local "Fallang".
She must have liked it!!
On the photo on the right side, - the traces of psychedelic experiences ; )))
"The music scene here on this island is constantly evolving.
Compared to Ibiza which is famous for its techno-minimal and house scene and Goa for its psychedelic Trance scene, Koh Phangan is becoming an open ended place where the passion of electronic dance music is celebrated in all genres, because at the end of the day, that’s what it`s all about, letting urself go, being free and dance."
And she dont seem to be wrong in her assumptions about mixing the two styles. She is mostly full booked and very busy with her residencies and other gigs around the island and the world!
“ happy to say that I´ve been fortunate enough to have played in quite a few countries including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Japan, China ,Bali, Singapore and Taiwan."
"So far I have played at almost all of the parties here on the island and nowadays I have three residences like Shivamoon, Moonset party and Mer ka ba, as on the photo on the right.
Since she returned from her performance in Japan last year, her and Paul Taylor has together created a new project known as Nutcase.
It is within the Psy Trance genre and is very inspired by the Trip she had to Japan!
It was very clear for everyone to see that she have had a good trip and tour when she returned from Japan to Phangan.
She was a very happy girl by the look f it and she returned to the decks with new ideas and happy experiences!
Photo on left is Anika Trancing it at a Secret Outdoor Party on her Japan Tour!
On the right she is at the Axxics Club Shibuja Japan.
About the production at the Nutcase project she says;
"Since becoming involved in the actual production of tracks, my whole understanding of electronic dance music has expanded and I find myself even more amazed about my freaky, wild, free and blissed out life here on this magical island." she says about the work in the studio.
The Name Venus Vibe, she brought with her from Germany;
"Actually it was suggested by my german friend Robert. Shortly after adopting the name, I was quite surprised to discover that there was in fact another male Dj using that name and also happened to be from my local area.
I sent him an email, explaining that the name Venus Vibes would definitely suit a female Dj more and as I am a Taurus on top, Venus also happens to be my ruling planet.
On the right is a shot of the Magnificent Pirates Bar. A ship on land the decks raised above the colourful stringworks overlooking the sandy beach dance floor only a few meter from the waterline.
Pirates Tech House ROCK !
As a last treat before we round up this interview is Anika in the Woods playing Psy Trance!
Thanks to Anika for her time and energy, her beats and her skills - and for all the future Boogies she will create for us on the dance floors around this island and the world.