Blessed with the ability to blend up genres seamlessly, Wynde Up sat down with us to talk about his inspirations, his newest release on Below 'LOVE SMOOTHEE', and more!
'LOVE SMOOTHEE' is one hell of a blend of different "genres", with heavy drops, and beautiful catchy hooks/bridges. What inspired you to create such a unique take on these styles?
Most of the time when I make music, I try to combine things I have personally never heard together before and just let whatevers gonna come out, come out. I also really like musicality and I try to bridge the gaps between styles with that.
Do you tend to lean more toward one of these two styles when producing?
I tend to lean more into trap styles of things, but I like to take influence from everywhere. ‘Because why not’ is something I always apply to my music and for me, it’s easier to create that way instead of saying I’m going to make this type of song or that type of song. I just let it come out, usually drawing from what’s influencing me at the time.
What is your favorite song that you have been a part of the creative process in, and what made it so special to you?
I have a song I self released called “.Her” and it has my kid singing on it. I’ve recorded her singing quite a few times and its usually nonsense and gibberish, its great haha. I have a couple songs with her and a couple unused recordings that I will make use of, but I like trying to piece together the nonsense and make a piece of music out of it. She usually tells me what she does and doesn’t want in them. Those ones are very special to me and I really like being able to make them for her. As of right now .Her is my favorite
What goals do you have that you would like to achieve in the near future for Wynde Up?
One of my goals was to release something here on Below, so shoutout you guys haha. Releases with Jadu Dala and Quality Goods are some other goal labels of mine, and getting onto some virtual show lineups, or even in person shows if those ever resume here.
If you could change three things about the industry off the top of your head, what would they be, and why?
First thing would definitely be higher stream payouts from stream sources, its criminally low haha. I feel like thats the biggest issue and I also can’t think of another two at the moment.
Describe a real-life situation during the pandemic that inspired you as an artist?
The whole pandemic has been rough for everybody, its crazy times for sure. I think that having the opportunity for so much free time, coupled with the fear of homelessness is probably one of the biggest motivators to get things done that I can think of. It’s easy to get caught up in and exposed to all the craziness that is/was going on, and music has been an excellent way for me to get out of my own head and focus on something else.
Listen to 'LOVE SMOOTHEE', available now on all your favourite streaming platforms!
Interview by Christian Ashe, Aboveandbelow.co