She has been called one of the most tender voices in dance and a stimulating aural aphrodisiac. Best known for her intoxicating melodies and profound lyrics, Zara Taylor’s voice has already made a lasting impact on the dance music scene appearing on over 100 albums including singles and compilations.
Zara first began her music career singing Progressive House back in 2006 with DJ Sultan. They released their first single ‘No Why’ on Deep Dish’s record label, ‘Yoshitoshi’ followed by numerous successful collaborations including ‘Be with U’ and their official remix of ‘Let’s Get Physical’. In 2008, after debuting on the Trance scene with the all-time balearic favourite ‘Crawling’, Zara teamed up again with Roger Shah a.k.a Sunlounger for the massive hit ‘Lost’ which quickly became #1 on the Beatport charts. The single made Armin’s ASOT 2008 Compilation, was voted Future Favourite, and won #1 Trance Song of the Year on ASOT Radio, establishing Zara’s name amongst the top vocalists in EDM. Two years later, Armin Van Buuren’s mash-up of the epic tune again reached the #1 spot on the charts proving to be a timeless winner. Since then Zara has continued collaborations with her favourite hit maker, Roger Shah, with their most recent single ‘Try To Be Love’ appearing on Armin’s ASOT 2012 Compilation and Universal Religion albums. Echoing the earlier success of ‘Lost’, ‘Try To Be Love’ was also voted tune of the week and future favourite on ASOT radio with a remix made once again by Armin himself.
This is a vocalist that continues to surprise us. Zara quickly appears on the scene every now and again with her provocatively emotional vocals, randomly disappearing again only to return to our headphones when she has something worth saying.
“Music has the powerful ability to transcend and awaken people, especially with EDM because often the listener is looking for that deliverance. Therefore, I always try to encourage this with my songwriting. My intention is to write simple and inspiring lyrics with deeply soothing melodies that offers the kind of release we all need sometimes. Music has always been my best-friend in my darkest hours, so if one person feels better after listening to my songs then I feel I’ve done my job. I don’t write music to make money, I don’t sing to be famous. I realized the only music I can make and want to make has to come from an authentic place where it has meaning and touches people’s hearts, and of course… I want to make people dance as well.” ~ Zara