Meet WYN, an exciting new producer out of Perth whose new single, Never Be, is a vibe
Part of the WOMPP crew and already got some big supports coming up.
Last week we shared a very-fun-to-make little video with Rosie and Elise from Feels at Falls Festival, who are also behind Women Of Music Production Perth (WOMPP), a rad new initiative bringing fresh new producer peeps in Perth together to work on production. One of the tracks you heard in it was from an emerging producer WYN, who just so happened to release the track fully on the same day. In light of that, we sent her a few questions to find out a little more about her background, and what's coming up in what's already shaping up to be an exciting year.
Tell us about yourself?
For the last few years I’ve been channelling a large majority of my time into music. I used to gig around doing live performances before making the switch to DJing just over a year ago and I’ve used that time to really develop my skills in Ableton so that I could eventually re-enter the scene as an electronic music producer. DJing has actually taught me a lot about who I want to be as a producer because I’m constantly exposed to so many different styles and sounds. I love the endless possibility that electronic music brings – I think I feel more stimulated and that there’s a lot more room for me to grow and evolve my sound in the future. I do still love the entertainment factor of watching live acts, so that’s something I’m working on incorporating into my sets for 2018.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
If I had to describe my style I’d say it’s soulful bass music. I love making beats inspired by eastern percussion and hip hop – anything super vibey, but on the other end of the spectrum I’m really into the sound design side of things, so you’ll find a lot of my music coming out in the future will have sounds inspired by the likes of Noisia, Tsuruda, and other similar artists. Expect a lot of hip hop/trap and halftime tunes from me, as well as dnb, 4x4 and maybe even some dub vibes.
Some of my prime influences are Lapalux, Flying Lotus, Clams Casino, Mr Carmack, IAMDDB and Sevdaliza, if that helps paint the picture.
Writing music has always been a go-to for me to make sense of my own experiences. I don’t have a set process. If I’m writing about a significant personal experience, I’ll tend to start with vocals or a melody. If I’m working on a track that I want to be more danceable and fun, I’ll usually go for a strong beat or bassline. Ideas usually flow pretty quickly for me. I sing and play piano, so the melodic side of things comes easily (I don’t really work actively thinking about a certain key, I just do everything by ear). However, the biggest challenge for me, and the reason I gave myself so long before releasing anything, has been learning how to get mixdowns/masters sounding tight, which I’m still learning more about every day.
Can you tell us about your new single, Never Be?
I think Never Be is a good reflection of how I’ve been influenced by a range of musical styles. It’s essentially an off-beat hip hop tune, but the second drop hints at the heavier side of my music production. It’s the first of many releases to come this year - I’ve been keeping a lot of stuff to myself while I developed my craft, so I’m excited to finally share what I’ve been working on.
Any shows coming up?
On Jan 25th I’m on support for Cesqeaux at Villa (put on by Hiline) and then I’m supporting Preditah at Tetsuo NC for a District show on Feb 10. Following that I’ll be doing some festivals, but I’m not allowed to give more info just yet!
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
You can expect lots more music – with a huge diversity of sounds that I’ve been compiling over the last two years. I study architecture at uni and I’ve been getting really into 3D modelling/rendering/animation lately so expect to see a culmination of audio/visual works at my shows and in online videos. I’d love to do some shows/make some connections over on the east coast if the opportunity presents itself, so maybe a sneaky trip over there could be in order.
Where can we hear more of your music?
Currently my song is just available on Soundcloud, but it should be up on Spotify and other platforms within the week. All info regarding that will be posted on my Facebook page.