Hey! Thanks so much for this interview, I’ve been great! Just been recording lots of new music and keeping myself fairly busy!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Back It Up, Drop It”?
Signing with Waxploitation in October last year has brought on a lot of great opportunities and energy, “Back It Up” was one of the first projects I took on with them.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording process on this track was a short yet fun one as I heard the beat the rhymes came instantly, I recorded it with one take.
What was it like to work with Leo Justi?
It’s all high energy working with Leo. His beats are masterpieces of bangers, always excited whenever I hear he’s sending another beat over.
How did you guys get to balance your dancehall roots and Justi’s Heavy Baile sound?
Well…I pride myself on being able to flow on any beat from any genre. I came into music as a hardcore rapper and now blended with the Jamaican patois, my flow has evolved to “Hybrid”.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?
My first rule of thumb is to do WHATEVER it takes to blend in with whatever the instruments are telling us, or whichever artistes you’re collaborating with. I take that approach to all my recording sessions.
The single debuted in Samsung’s Galaxy S10 commercial. What’s it like hearing your music in an ad?
I must say it’s pretty exciting, it proves what I always suspected—that one really can achieve anything they want given the right mindset.
As your music keeps gaining much and much momentum – how has this been influencing your music and yourself as an artist? Has this thrown in any pressure on you?
To be honest for me it’s a regular day at the office…I’ve always been one to continually evolve my sound. I’m never afraid to experiment and I record different ideas every day in my home studio, so no pressure.
Does the new single mean we can expect new material? Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I do have a few singles to come soon, just not sure which before which. However, you can keep your ears open for another huge placement soon featuring a couple of said unreleased singles.
Why do you think dancehall has such a strong global appeal?
I think it’s the raw cultural aspect it allows listeners from outside the culture to feel. From the drum patterns to the dancing that comes with it…topped off with the colorful Jamaican patois, it’s really hard to sit still.
Any plans to hit the road?
Will be hitting the road again soon, for now I have a couple singles I’m working on in the studio.
What else is happening next in DeeWunn’s world?
Settling in Canada’s west coast, I am currently enjoying being back on an Island. I moved to Victoria, B.C. and hope to collaborate with local dispensaries, with the Cannabis industry booming.