Zanias is a singer, performer, producer and DJ based in Berlin. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, raised in Southeast Asia, and attended university in London. She found her voice when she teamed up with Ryan Ambridge to form Linea Aspera, and later the band Keluar with Sid Lamar of Schwefelgelb. She left behind a life in archaeological academia to focus on music full time, and relocated from London to Berlin. There she co-founded the body music collective ‘Fleisch’ and now runs the record label of the same name while simultaneously writing and performing her own work, which she co-produces with Alex Akers of Forces.
Over the last few years she has collaborated with some of electronic music’s most respected figures, appearing on Dax J’s critically acclaimed ‘Offending Public Morality’ LP, as well as providing vocals on Black Rain’s ‘Dark Pool’ album and ‘Computer Soul’ EP (Blackest Ever Black), and working with Ancient Methods on the track ‘Andromeda’ (Candela Rising). Her debut EP ‘To the Core’ (2016, Noiztank) featured the track ‘Follow the Body’, which between the original and its remixes by Dax J and Kobosil has since become a staple of techno dancefloors worldwide. At the end of 2018 she followed it with her debut album, ‘Into the All’ (Candela Rising), a genre-defying journey of psychospiritual enlightenment formed from extensive recording and experimentation.
While her live sets are a spectacle and catharsis led by an intense vocal performance, in her DJ and hybrid sets (featuring live vocals) she expresses this emotive force in the form of evocative melodies intricately woven through industrial beats and EBM basslines, aimed to move both the body and the mind. In 2019 she will unveil a new EP on Fleisch Records.
Berghain Säule, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Artheatre, Ehrenfeldgürtel 127, 50825 Cologne, Germany