Wotts – Before [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Experimental electro hip-hop

Your new track ‘Before’ has an anthemic vibe. Tell us a few things about it.

Over the last year we’ve started to embrace the idea of going big and not shying away from making music that hits at a more emotional level. It’s been challenging for sure, especially coming from a minimalist hip-hop foundation, but it’s also been a lot of fun. “Before” is definitely our first legit attempt at making a pop song, but what’s cool is that it came together really naturally. I love artists like M83 and Tame Impala who can make these big pop anthems, but at the same time, not sacrifice when it comes to themes or lyrics. I think a lot of that influence is on this track.

Your sound is mostly electronic. Which is your favorite synth (analog or digital) you always use on your productions?

Without a doubt my pride and joy is my Roland Juno-106. I’m blessed on this one because It’s in amazing condition and I got it for an insanely low price. There’s just something magical about it and I’m pretty sure it’s been on every song since I copped it.

Favourite album of the past decade?

If we’re talking this decade then I really enjoyed Fuck Art by The Dirty Nil!

What would be your dream performance venue?

The Nude Bowl out in the Desert Hot Springs, California

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Before getting into music I was a huge graphic design nerd. I made shirts, album covers and concert posters for bands in my city and it was an absolute blast. For sure if I wasn’t doing music, I’d still be doing that.

One last thing we should know about you?

Our record COLONIES drops on August 19th! It’s our first album where hip-hop isn’t at the forefront, but we’re stoked about how it turned out and I think it’ll give people a good idea of where we’re going.

Thank you!

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