Ghetto Vanessa, who recently turned heads with his single "Yuh Live" on Ministry Of Sound, is a man of many talents. A trained musician, he found love in percussion music from all around the world, while he experienced the growth of the global bass movement.
Ghetto Vanessa, who is the artist moniker of German artist Sönke Oberschmidt, released his first record as marimbaphonist in the percussion ensemble Banda Westfalica, which released their "Versions"-EP on Daniel Haaksman‘s Man Recordings in 2012. While Banda Westfalica has disbanded in the meantime, Ghetto Vanessa keeps the idea of the project alive under the name Awalesi Fitness.
In summer 2016, the first part of the "Ghetto Bird Saga" EP was published through Jamaican dancehall label Equiknoxx Music, which contaied experimental caribbean music mixed with modern club sounds. The debut EP contained "Yuh Live Nice" which has become a club staple.
Ghetto Vanessa has a wide musical spectrum. Inspired dancehall over to favela beats or Dominican Bachata, he delivers new club sounds you may have not heard yet.