Virginia To Vegas Essentials
Toronto-based musician Derik John Baker—a.k.a. Virginia To Vegas—trades in uplifting electronic pop, crafting vibes that evoke the dazzling neon glow of Sin City, and lighting up dance floors. His breakthrough 2014 single, the dizzying “We Are Stars,” melded rousing choruses, a whistling hook, and bouncy melodies on its way to Platinum certification in Canada. In the years since, his production and textures have only become more nuanced, with songs like “Just Friends” and the beachy “Malibu” setting the scene for digital dreams, while “Palm Springs (the way you made me feel)” soundtracks a joyous, 21st-century romance with its percussive drive.