Wettworker – Going Through It [Interview]

  • Please Introduce yourself

My name is Wettworker. I’m a producer, visual and musical artist, director and photographer from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • Describe your sound in 3 words

Dystopian Sci-Fi Gangster

  • Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer

Favourite rapper – Lil Ugly Mane. The level of “not giving a fuck” is inspirational. There are no rules to this art shit and for some reason, when I think of LUM, I doubt people are ever telling him “your intros are too long”.

Favourite lyricist – Daveed Diggs of Clipping, on both a creative and technical level, the dude is writing engaging and nuanced tales with enough imagery and creative devices employed to make your head spin, all on some of the most challenging yet engaging instrumentals conceivable.

Favourite producer – El-P. Long before Run The Jewels, dude was incorporating science-fiction elements into his production and I always wanted to do that but with a little more of a cinematic, horror twist.

  • Best Hip Hop album ever

Right now, I’d have to say that “Hiding Places” by Billy Woods and Kenny Segal has me shook at how cohesive and refreshing it is. From the production to the message to the narrative, it’s just its own little world and paying attention to it really makes you think about the unnecessarily overhyped topic of drug dealing in a new light.

  • Top Hidden Gem Artist

Right now? Backxwash. She’s so fucking brooding and angsty and bold. That, and I have massive respect for anyone who is their own producer. It’s a blight and a freedom I know first-hand. To be fully in charge of the soundscapes you’re performing on top of and to create a sonic world of its own is no easy task and I commend folks who do it.

Misfittraumaqueen is producer I had recently been blown away by too. Phenomenal industrial EDM bangers. Was totally taken aback when his stuff magically appeared on my Discover Weekly playlists. I’d love to work with both of these artists one day.

  • Future plans

I’m gonna rattle out a few more singles over the next coming weeks but I’m celebrating my birthday by dropping my debut full-length. It’s got JPEGMAFIA meets Death Grips meets RTJ vibes. I’m very proud of it and if it weren’t for Coronavirus I’d be touring all of North America right now to perform it for you. I hope you all give it a listen. Thanks.

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