In an age increasingly dominated by faceless machine-created sounds, DJ-Producer Rebecca Vasmant is bringing a fresh new twist to dance music with her love of jazz, disco and techno – a combination that she regularly fuses.
While promoting her own parties and record fair in Glasgow, starting her record label Shiehallion and touring the world over the past few years, her whirlwind schedule has fitted in sessions with eight-strong Ghanaian outfit Kakatsitsi as well as working on her new project Glasgow Jazz Experiment which features world-class musicians from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – her talents are not only in spinning records but in composing and live shows also.
Rebecca has already made a name in Glasgow with her residency at Sub Club, Made In Glasgow and Know The Way parties, running a popular record fair with the venerable Sub Club and a monthly spot on BBC Radio Scotland playing contemporary jazz records in an attempt to bridge the gap between this much abused but crucial genre and the electronic scene. As a huge jazz fan, she also airs this facet of her irrepressible musical passion at key events like the Glasgow Jazz Festival and the Baltic Soul Weekender.
Renowned UK clubs that have been treated to Rebecca’s sublime house and techno sets include a two year residency at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, the Sub Club/Arches and 69 Below in Glasgow, Aberdeen’s Snafu, Dundee’s Reading Room, We Love… at Manchester’s Sankey’s, Leeds’ Back To Basics and London niteries including MOS, Pacha, Turnmills and East Village. She has also played festivals including Rockness, Audio Soup, Kelburn and Wickerman, plus Ibiza spots such as Space, Savannah and Zoo Project.
Rebecca’s activities have taken her to 22 countries in the last few years, including premiere spots in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Estonia, India, Africa, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Latvia, Dubai, Austria, Turkey, Serbia, Algeria and Bulgaria.
Rebecca is a passionate record collector and her knowledge exceeds her time as a “digger”.