Chatterbox: dwilly

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

Well I’m “dwilly”, a Boston based electronic artist and DJ. Originally from SC, I’ve been up in Boston attending Berklee College of Music. Ever since a kid, my life has been invested in music, and it’s exciting to finally compose my ideas and release music that I people actually vibe to. Growing up on legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Rush rooted me in a strong respect and understanding for music and theory. But sonically my influences come from current producers like Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and Kill the Noise.

Where did the new single come from?

I have to give huge credit to songwriter Jake Torrey who originally conceived the idea for the hook “Birds and the Bees”. Jake’s writing and my production have always complimented each other, and we couldn’t have worked with a better artist than Kyle Thornton. Kyle has such a unique tone and character to his voice, it definitely was the “icing on the cake”.

The song itself is about “morning love”, and describes the feeling of waking up next to someone you care about. Most people wouldn’t imagine a collaboration between Kyle and I considering our variation in style (electronic vs. soul), but “Birds and the Bees” combines both. We thought the best way to describe the track’s genre was “Soul House”, a hybrid dance track containing fluid soul vocals.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Absolutely. Watch out for several collaborations coming up with artists such as Rahn Harper and Graves.

What’s on the horizon for you?

I’ll be announcing my first line-up in a huge Festival this summer.

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