Maya and Vanya

Maya and Vanya

About the Artist

Maya and Vanya are a sister duo from Croatia, who have spent half of their life based in New Zealand, where they have been involved with music and spinning records, amongst other things.

Grew up listening to a wide array of music from Macchu Pitchu of the Andes, Gypsy Kings and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to The Beatles, Talking Heads and Rolling Stones. Gloria Gaynor to Larry Levan as well as funk and hip hop icons DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Bambaataa.

Their eclectic, fun sets and vast knowledge in music encompassing cross-cultural style, as well as great stage presence have made them become some of the most in-demand young DJs. Having a slightly different music taste from one another, put together they create a unique blend of music to get the dancefloor pumping. With their styles ranging from upfront House, Tech-house, Oldschool to the genres they are becoming ever so familiar for such as Tropical and Tribal House music mixed with Dub and Big Basslines.
But their sound is unique and ever evolving..!

Recent winners of a prestigious global DJ competition initiated by some of the biggest players in the industry: Beatport, Pioneer DJ and DJ Mag. Officially the biggest global online DJ talent search to date. Judges included the head of music download site Beatport, editor of DJ Mag, Marketing manager of Pioneer DJ, Ultra Record's David Waxman, Deadmau5's manager Dean Wilson and DJ/Producer Sebastian Ingrosso - who named the girls the ultimate Next Generation DJs.

Aside from that they've had worldwide interest and played at the annual Miami Winter Music Conference for parties such as DJ Mag, Beatport Beach Party, Ultra Records Industry Party, Set and Mansion Nightlcubs where they played alongside acts such as M.A.N.D.Y, Sharam, D.Ramirez, Dennis Ferrer, Steve Lawler, Macy Gray, Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong, Afrojack, Chris Lake, Riva Starr, DJ Craze, Diplo, Joris Voorn, DJ Sneak.

And recently successfully finished a tour playing in the UK, Europe and some of North America; which included events such as Creamfields UK and Cream at Amnesia Ibiza supporting acts such as Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Eric Prydz, Ms Dynamite, Annie Mac, DJ Zinc; Avalon in LA supporting Major Lazer; Mad Decent label party and Steve Aoki's Dim Mak at Cinespace.

Back home in Australasia Maya and Vanya have been booked to play at every major club, party and festival to date, in New Zealand Rhythm N' Vines, Homegrown, Summadayze, DeepHardNFunky, Air NZ Fashion Week, Ministry of Sound, Highlife, Our House; and in Australia at Revolver, Eurotrash, The Brown Alley, QBar, WorldBar Sydney, Elsewhere Gold Coast, The Mercat Cross, Wah Wah Lounge, Tonic.
Earlier in their career they held a residency at one of New Zealand’s most popular clubs Cassette9 for a year and a half (where they were also in charge of bringing over and hosting acts from labels such as Mad Decent, Dubsided, Made to Play, Spektrum, Brick Bandits, South Rakkas Crew, Sweat it Out, Ol Head Records, Grindin’, Ghetto Division, Scatterblog and many more).

And still run their very own monthly art and music based party night called The Thursday Night Tea Party, claimed to be one of Auckland City’s best and most popular club nights; as well as 'Akwaaba' in collaboration with Nick Dwyer a party aimed at showcasing exotic tunes from across the globe to the dancefloor, mixing them up to open peoples ears and expand their footwork.
In the past year they have been heavily involved with their own music production. Working on original material as well as in collaboration with both New Zealand and International artists more recently.

Tune into New Zealand’s premier electronic music station GeorgeFM weekly to hear their radio show:
Chaga 8-10pm NZT every Tuesday

Other major acts supported over the years include: Major Lazer, Carl Cox, Digitalism, Switch/Solid Groove, DJ Nu Mark, A-Trak, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Santigold, Darren Emerson, 2ManyDjs, Fake Blood, Crookers, Solo UK, Drummatic Twins, Jack Beats, DJ Zinc, Riva Starr, Sebastian Ingrosso, Shinichi Osawa, Boy 8 Bit, Feadz, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Justin Martin, Don Diablo, Fort Knox Five, Caspa, Nic Fanculli, Worthy, LA Riots, The Bloody Beetroots, South Rakkas Crew, DJ Chuckie, Sidney Samson, Richie Rich, Mark Knight, Alan Braxe, Thomas Gold, Colette, Bart B More, Puzique, KillaQueenz, Ladyhawke, Concord Dawn, Katchafire, Kora, P Money, Recloose, Optimus Gryme, Magik Johnson, DJ Reno (Shapeshifter), Simon Flower, Emerson Todd and many more.

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I Don't Need No One - EP by Maya and Vanya cover art

I Don't Need No One - EP

I Don't Need No One - EP