This track has a very special sound to it, blending elements of both deeper experimental bass music, with classic Trap/Trap 2 grooves. Each section of the song flows cohesively while standing up on its own to surprise the listener every time it switches.
Christian: Give the fans an idea of who you are if they don’t already know you, both as a person and an artist
Wynde Up: I’m a single dad and just love making music. Music first for me. I’m typically a quiet person and I view my music as a way of speaking for me. I try to get some sort of reaction out of my tracks, and I always run them by my kid to see what she thinks. Sometimes she really doesn’t like it and says it sounds yucky.
Christian: Where are you from? What first led you into music production?
Wynde Up: I’m from a small town in Southern Cali called Tehachapi, there’s a lot of country music here and everyone knows everyone vibes. I think a love for electronic music came before my love of producing. I grew up listening to a lot of oldies and radio hiphop stuff. I started to get into metal, I played guitar, and would write music for some of the bands I was in. I’ve always liked electronic music, like cheesy 2000’s techno but I never knew how deep it went. I came across a lot of electronic music because of Pandora ‘Dubstep Radio’ and a friend of mine told me we could make that kind of music. I asked how and he showed me FL Studio and we would mess around for hours (Shoutout Zac). Another friend of mine was also into production and let me use his copy of FL (Shoutout Donovan). And here I am now haha
Christian: What went into the making of “Thunder Rainbow” as a project? Where did you get the title name?
Wynde Up: I had a big period of just cranking out tracks, trying some new sounds and this was one of the ones that came out. I didn’t hit much writer’s block on it, luckily. I just went with the flow and could hear in my head what should come next. Most of my track titles come from things my kid says. I write them down and use them as song names. This is one of them
Christian: You had a big 2021 for releases – which one stood out to you the most? Which were you the most proud of?
Wynde Up: My song Jazz Reference VIP is the answer to both of those questions. It’s been like 4 years in the making. The original track was never released so me and my friend Arriel decided to try and touch it up recently. It changes BPM 3 times and is just a wild song. It was low key a nightmare to make but I’m satisfied with the final result and also glad it found a home with The Goblins Lair.
Christian: What are you most excited for in 2022?
Wynde Up: Trying to top myself for releases compared to 2021 and also getting back into playing shows. I don’t really play many as of right now, but I’m looking to change that for this year.
Christian: What’s next for the Wynde Up project? Any big plans or collaborations for 2022? Any goals you hope to accomplish as your career continues to skyrocket?
Wynde Up: Coming up next is more releases on some new labels. I also have a good handful of collaborations in the works, some finished and some not but, I’m going to keep those a secret until they come out. My #1 goal right now is to play any stage at EDC. That was where I really fell in love with the music and the scene so having it come full circle would definitely be a dream come true. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me still, but I’m up for the challenge.
Christian: Anything else you have coming up that you’d like to let the fans know about, go ahead and do it now!
Wynde Up: I have a couple new tracks coming up on Presently Lifted (2/6/22) and Future Vibes in March!
Christian: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Wynde Up! Be sure to check out his newest release “Thunder Rainbow” below! Happy listening 🙂