Photo by Ryan Jerome @ryan_jerome Hair + Makeup by Brenda Ferrell @b_readybeauty  Writing by Perana Srikantappa @prerana_srikantappa

She is the life of the party and has the whole world grooving to her music, all while building an empire. With a residency at Zouk, one of the biggest nightclubs in Vegas, to being assigned as the official DJ for the chargers, her life is nothing short of a dream. Esther walks us through what it’s like to live in her shoes.

When did you first realize music was something you’d want to pursue for the rest of your life?
When I turned seven, I knew I was go- ing to make music my career. I fell in love with music. I knew it was going to be a lifelong choice. I have always had immense passion for sound, music creation and performance.

An EDM DJ, Violinist, singer and songwriter, your life seems unreal. Can you explain a day in Esther Anaya’s life?

A day in my life is very active I would say. First off, I must have 8 hours of beauty sleep. I start the day with making my bed, doing a prayer/meditation, usually I practice intermittent fasting and hop onto zoom calls & meetings. I then dedicate the rest of my day to music. I spend numerous hours everyday practicing my craft for shows. I usually have at least 2 shows per week, so the practice is a huge priority to me. I also often spend long hours in the studio working on making music. About once per week, I have vocal classes to make sure my vocals stay trained and ready to go whether I’m working them in the studio or on stage. Along with this, I try to have a balanced life by exercising about 4 times a week, spending time with family and self pampering about once a month.

What does your creative process entail ?

I get a lot of different influences from the techniques and sounds of artists I admire. I try to pull the best out of each technique and use that as a base to form my unique sound.

How has social media impacted your career?

Social Media has expanded my public presence, helped showcase my talent on a regular basis and stay connected with my fans around the world. It also has helped me in showing my personality and the different sides to me outside my craft.

You are the official DJ for the chargers and zouk, can you tell us about that experience?

I would have to say performing at both has been a dream come true. I always dreamt of performing in Vegas at the best venues, next to world renowned artists who I’ve admired for a very long time. The Zouk residency has fulfilled this dream. It’s amazing to see people from all over the world gather in one place where I get the opportunity to provide an exciting and memorable experience to them. When it comes to the Chargers, I must say the energy of the fans and the stadium is contagious. Not only am I a big fan of the organization but, I also love the incredible feeling of performing at the amazing SoFi Stadium. I remember being 9 years old and dreaming of performing at a larger stadium one day. In 2022 that dream became reality. I feel very blessed for these incredible opportunities.

You are attracted to the color pink, Why is this color special and what does it mean to you?

I just love pink because it’s feminine and loud. I think it shows that I can be a boss while still being feminine and sexy. To me, it makes a statement. Also, it stands out, brings attention to my persona. It is important to have your own identity when you’re an artist and a performer.