Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain capital of Denver, Colorado, Vanish brings a fresh yet old-school vibe into this region’s music and nightclub scene. This emphasis on the new and fresh is largely due to his interests in new and unique strides within all genres of the music industry. With a keen eye and an attentive ear, he creates music by observing the talents of others and infusing them in the creation of his fresh beats. This willingness to explore the boundaries and interplay of all music continues to fill a vital role in developing his fan base. He has created a persona as an artist who is known for mixing genres influenced by 80s, funk, jazz, techno, electro, disco and rock.
Since the mid-nineties, Vanish has been non-stop. Beginning with the early development and honing of his DJ talents and performances in Denver’s local clubs, warehouses, and venues, Vanish has expanded his reach to include producing music, record label management, and event production. While absorbing knowledge from his fellow artists, friends, and family, his work as a consultant in the development of young new talent, allows Vanish to continue expanding his music imagination via new ideas and trends defining the cutting edge of the music industry. His undiscriminating nature and flexibility allows him to create and share unique musical concepts with his fans and the general public who always seem to find a familiar beat within his music.
By 2005, with so much time and effort invested into his music career, Vanish knew that there was no turning back. In order to keep moving forward, he decided to take his knowledge of event production to the next level. This lead Vanish to team up with his longtime friend, Brandon Butler (aka. Technical Endeavor) and together, the birth of an electronic production company, One Productions, came to fruition. Since 2005, One Productions has been a heavy hitter producing large scale memorable events such as: the "Massive" series, "Lost in Paradise," “Winter Wonderland,” as well as various other music events and club nights.
In 2008, Vanish launched Velcro City Records (VCR) with the direction of Matt Carmichael and Hero from Solitude Studios. Debuting with the release “Mile High City,” a single containing four remixes, VCR’s start-up came with a sense of ease that was only possible due the years of work and dedication Vanish had endured. It was as if Vanish had started at the top of the music industry incline; rather than the bottom. From VCR’s commencement, one of the four “Mile High City” mixes hit the top 100 on beatport.com. It was then followed by a second successful release, titled “Drifting in Life,” which also reached the top 100 on beatport.com. With a commitment to producing high quality beats, and finding original artists across the globe, VCR has yet to plummet. No one doubts that with Vanish’s dedication and ingenuity VCR will continue soaring into new heights building superstars along the way.
2011 has been a busy year for Vanish as a producer. His spaced out original, titled “Don’t Be Afraid,” spent nearly three weeks on Beatport’s top 100 Indie Chart. That achievement was followed by a two week run on Juno download’s Progressive Top 100. And, not too long after “Don’t Be Afraid” was catching all the attention, Vanish’s next remix “Different” appeared. In the making of the new remix, Vanish took a beautiful original by Lefo X & Gary Frad from Greece and turned it into a chills-inducing synth rework — one which ended up peaking at the 7th spot on Juno UK’s Top Indie / Rock Chart.
Spending many years in the electronic music industry definitely has its perks. Vanish has had the opportunity to share stages with and open for some very well-known artists, including: Sasha, Kaskade, Kimball Collins, D:Fuse, Roger Sanchez, George Acosta, Charles Feelgood, Victor Calderone, and Infected Mushroom, and many more. He has also graced such memorable events as the Caffeine Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. But, Vanish knows that the work doesn’t end when the lights, crowds and sounds dwindle away into the witching hour. When he’s not on stage, he’s still “on the clock.” In fact, during his time off stage, Vanish wrote a song for an Extreme Sports T.V. pilot on Altitude T.V., and played at MTV’s The Real World Denver, Colorado Welcome.
What makes Vanish stand out among many is how he is able to combine his understanding of commercial techniques and the modern age with his love of producing and mixing. Vanish stretches the musical boundaries, testing their resiliency. He aspires to create an interesting, yet original type of music — something everyone can enjoy. Vanish’s perseverance and dedication to pushing the limits ensures audiences can expect no ebb, just a constant flow of unique music and ideas.