Where to begin when talking about Will, taking the underground scene by storm with his latest collab release labelled "FUCK WIT ME" with Naarm up & comers 6sense. Will also released his 'Crash Test' EP earlier on during the year which features 3 incredibly produced tracks taking you through a journey! Having played at the likes of Xe54, Cicada, New Guernica & more you can expect to find Will gaining more & more bookings as the times go on!
Will has also released hit tracks such as N#GGAS IN PARIS (R4C Edit) & SICKOMODE (R4C On Tha' BLock Edit) which has making him known for such a profound sound for rap remixes followed by driving basslines & bouncy kicks designed for the Naarm club scene. We recently did an interview with Will to find out more about his career as an artist and how he got to where he is today.
Q & A:
Question 1: When did the drive to start mixing and being involved in Dance music be a big thing for you in your life?
A: Electronic music has always been a constant in my life as long as I can remember. Even throughout my early high school days I would often muck around with my mates on fruity loops learning how to run the program.
Although I became the most invested in music the year before lockdown after I had been learning to deejay and produce music, I was venturing down the deep house loop-hole inspired by labels like PIV, END and MOSCOW. This is the period where I learnt the bulk of my production and deejay skills.
If I’m honest though. I love Melbourne bounce
Question 2: Your new EP is so fresh, how do you go about producing a unique style
A: I believe my taste has been consistently shaped over time. And by drawing on music that excites me my style is a combination of elements I consciously pickup from my favourite listens. Today my interest in sound design always adds a personal touch that I can’t deny, crafting my own atmospheres, percussion and melodics is always an intricate process.
Question 3: What is your favourite track you have produced?
A: ‘Trauma’ the first track off my last EP
Question 4: Do you feel like the progression in your producing career is heavily relied on how much you actually spend time on it?
A: I believe that spending time without a goal or intention is worthless. Personally my best work is crafted when I have a vision that I have to work hard to extract. From what I have seen, I think progress comes from being consistent and putting in a little bit of time each day. That’s the time that counts.
Question 5: What is the one thing you can't go without in your tracks?
A: Pan ya hats
Question 6: What is one piece of advice you can give to those just starting in the industry?
A: In terms of being creative in the industry. I would say don’t overthink what you want to make.
Throw ideas down and hope they stick.
And when they stick, stand by your work proudly!
Question 7: Name your style in 5 words!?
A: Cinematic, textured techno for raves.
Question 8: What is your dream?
A: My dream is to continue creating music that I feel proud of.
Question 9: Do you feel like the naarm community is growing stronger & stronger towards electronic dance music?
A: One hundred percent. By surrounding yourself with people who have their own goals, I think this culture creates individuality. This is a massive characteristic of our scene in Melbourne as different acts are continuing to find their niche. I also think it promotes hope for up and coming artists to make a change.
Keep your homies close and learn from each other.
You can find Will on all these social media handles below, also linked will be his latest release and his 'Crash Test' EP.
Facebook: @Will Landman
Spotify: @Run For Cover