Originally from the Washington, DC area, Pursuit Grooves (born Vanese Smith) started producing music as a teenager to accompany the lyrics/rhymes she was writing. She's been obsessed with sound ever since.
Pursuit Grooves started turning heads and pulsating ears when she was featured on Rush Hour's Beat Dimensions compilation in 2007. The following year she earned a spot at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona. Soon after she released the "Fox Trot Mannerisms" EP and "Frantically Hopeful" full length on UK label Tectonic Recordings, all highlighting her knack for delivering varying tempos, warm melodies, and equally great abilities to sing and rap. She has also been featured on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers compilation series and albums for Swede:art and Portformat on Tokyo Dawn Records. She also produced two remixes for award winning Argentinian pop/electronic band Altocamet.
Never one for staying in a box, she creates her own path and describes her sound as "Electronic Travels through Soul, Bass, House and Hip Hop." Over the last few years she has performed Live PAs (with her trusty hardware sampler) internationally including performances at Sonar Festival in Spain, Elevate Festival in Austria and Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit to name a few. Smith also creates abstract video art as Wifihifiscifi which sometimes accompanies her performance. In September 2012 she released a "cinematic dub "project on the California based Deepblak Recordings label under the alias 91 Fellows which is a tribute to her grandfather who passed away in 2011.