ESTHER ANAYA, “Adagio For Strings”
Colombia-born Esther Anaya has spent her life in the entertainment business. From age 6 she has been immersed, which has led to performing as a singer (opening on Maluma’s worldwide tour a few years back), actress, violinist, and producer/DJ. Now based out of Los Angeles, I saw her recently open for Cash Cash in Las Vegas in a DJ set, in which she pulled out her violin and gave another dimension to some classic dance tracks over which she played. I later found that she had recorded a version of Samuel Barber’s classical piece “Adagio For Strings” – and despite having already been interpreted by Tiësto and Armin van Buuren – Esther puts her own stamp on it, bringing the mix down a few times for listeners to soak in her exquisite violin playing, before relaunching into a whirlwind of trance-flavoured synths. Be sure to check it out!