Look into Bobby Vena’s career. Search the name. Find yourself among catalogues of high-end production, massive club event affiliation, and knowing nods from dance music’s elite. To be fair, very little actual searching is required…
The year just gone showcased Vena’s remix abilities more than any other: Avicii’s Malo was reworked for release on Vicious Recordings, much to the approval of Roger Sanchez on the Release Yourself radio show. Two remixes through the Onelove label wore the Vena treatment as well: firstly as the only official remixer in Australia for John Dahlback, Tommy Trash & Sam Obernik’s Come Undone, and then when Blacktron’s Cassette Deck was retouched and subequently featured on Beatport’s Electro House Must Hear Charts.
Rachel Starr’s Till There Was You was refined by Vena and sometime collaborator JRJ, only to find its way onto Axwell’s mix for KISS100 (UK) last April. Tracks wearing Bobby Vena production credits feature on the set-lists/radio shows of David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, EDX, Grant Smillie (TV Rock) and John Course among many others. Vena regularly takes up space in the ARIA Club Charts. Vena’s studio work will be sought after more than ever in 2012 with a heady list of singles, collaborations and remixes lined up, with as much variation under the house heading as the genre will allow.
Just like his production Vena’s DJ sets maintain a big, versatile, mainroom sound used to fill floors and keep them full. Sharing bills with formidably varied acts like Digitalism, Calvin Harris, Barb B More, Kid Massive, Drop The Lime, Sam La More, GT, Ruby Rose, Goodwill, Andy Murphy, Bang Gang, and Acid Jack, not to mention the countless acts on Australias biggest EDM Festival Stereosonic where Vena played his debut festival set on the Innercity stage in 2011.
Bobby Vena is a name fast becoming synonymous with critical and popular success in the local and global dance music scenes. Whether you search or not, odds are you’ve danced to sounds that originated from Vena’s booth or studio recently.