Now based in Amsterdam, Zanillya was born in Hannover Germany to an Aruban father and a Macedonian mother. She is anything but ordinary. Steering away from the “NORM” She is different and bold by using vibrant colors, prints, and eclectic bombastic sounds.
Describing her music as ‘Caribbean Grunge’ Zanillya has fused together her own musical interests to create her EP. It’s ‘pop with tropical influences’ electronic landscapes going from dancehall to hip hop. With the constant support of her producer THEprinceOFbeatz, she has not shied away from going a new direction and trying out new things. In 2011 Zanillya started to catch the media’s attention, which led to a “Rookie of the Year State Award” nomination and she became the first female MC to win Holland’s biggest live performance contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” in the category best Hip Hop. She has performed at Noorderslag Eurosonic and was a guest on the TV show ‘ De wereld draait door’, visited Giel Beelen at radio station 3FM and was chosen by FHM magazine as 1 of 500 prettiest women in The Netherlands. Recently she signed a publishing deal with Imagem Music.
Constantly changing and inventing her style, she uses her interest in a wide field of genres to make what she calls ‘Caribbean Grunge’. Tropical influences, bass-oriented songs that fuse dancehall, electronica, lo-fi and hip-hop with the attitude of grunge. She also calls it ‘New Era Pop’.
‘Provocative pop’, ‘unrestricted’ and ‘fierce fashion warrior’ are a few quotes that have been used to describe Zanillya and her music in the past. Check out this new EP man, cause its smokin hot!
we also posted this track she did with our homie STEREOTYP some time ago, which is a free dl: