We had the pleasure of speaking to talented singer, songwriter and producer WYN. Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, WYN emerged 3 years ago breaking into the electronic music scene with her Djiing talent and ability to write soulful, beautiful and catchy electronic music.
WYN has been playing hard hitting and genre diverse sets at major venues almost every weekend since the launch of her project in mid-2016. Playing at nightclubs such as; Capitol, Villa, Flyrite and Jack Rabbits Slim's. Also festivals including Sets on the Beach, Listen Out, Falls Festival and Origin fields.
Not only has she been providing soul shaking, dark melodic mixes for your ears but she's been cooking up some very inventive and experimental music in the studio. Capturing the attention from Triple J and other successful electronic artists, her most recent track 'Those Other Things Will Come With Time,' features lush vocals accompanied with her intricate and interesting sound design.
"suppppper mooooodddddyyyyy and i loving it!" - The Aston Shuffle
"you've taken the pace off it a little but haven't lost any of your intriguing and captivating qualities." - Declan Byrne (Triple J)
How would you describe your style of music to those who haven't heard it before?
"I would say I make moody bass music, I suppose. Heavy music that makes you feel something or has wholesome lyrical content. Glitchy, dark, ambient and bassy. Genre wise you could describe it as fitting into the realms of halftime, hip hop, drum and bass and future beats."
What inspired your musical journey?
"7 years ago, I started writing songs and playing guitar and piano. I started writing folk type tunes and playing in bands, that’s what I was listening to at the time. However, my favourite stuff to listen to was always electronic music - back then I was listening to artists such as Blue Foundation, Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead and Death Grips. At some point, I realised I was making music I wouldn’t really want to listen to and so I decided to learn to produce. That was around 4 years ago, and the final push came from attending a show at the Bird where I saw Mei Saraswati perform. Mei is a really amazing local producer and vocalist and I remember she told me she used Ableton to make her music, so I decided to start there."
Tell us a little bit about your home setup and go to tools for your production style.
"I use Ableton and Yamaha Hs7’s for studio monitors. I use a dual monitor screen, I find this very helpful, being able to have Ableton set up on one screen and Youtube on another to follow tutorials. It definitely helps productivity. I also have a Roland FA08 (Keyboard) which I don’t really touch because the more I learn in Ableton the worse I get at piano - I’m planning to incorporate it more into my workflow in the future though. I usually work with audio and resample or just use digital synths like serum and omnisphere. I love messing around in simpler and granulator too. I have a studio condenser for recording my vocals. To be honest, most of the plugins I have are used for mixing and mastering rather than sound design."
Is there anything we can get excited about when it comes to your next releases?
"I have a bunch of singles coming out. Next there will be some instrumental releases, one track being at 170 BPM which features a really weird lead which I think may polarise people. The other is a really moody track - it has a Clams Casino vibe. It’s got a good halftime beat though so I think it should work well in clubs. I’m playing a live show this week at MOJO’s Bar and I’ve only played two live shows in the last 3 years! So, if you want to see me sing live instead of DJing, get down Thursday(tomorrow)! "
Upcoming show dates:
Thu, Aug 22 · Big Chick Energy @ Mojos Bar Fremantle
Sat, Aug 24 · YOUR SHOT @ The Court
Fri, Aug 30 · 10 PM · Zodiac Social @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Interviewer - Jack Lobo