A Conversation with Wenzday: the essential Dubstep DJ of Heartbreak House Music

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A Conversation with Wenzday: the essential Dubstep DJ of Heartbreak House Music

Joining us at the Lounge Virtual at theRoof of theWit in Chicago, Nexus Radio got the chance to speak with the fantastic Dubstep DJ Wenzday about her inspirations, her favorite films, her upcoming projects, and more.
From being the youngest person to DJ at the Playboy Mansion to co-founding her own clothing company, Wenzday’s career is the story of a woman who has worked tirelessly to achieve her goals. A classically trained vocalist from the bay area, Wenzday began her career as a DJ at sixteen and hasn’t stopped working since.
She began releasing music in 2016 and is now seeing hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify. Although her work as an artist is still in its early days, it’s clear that she has a lot to offer, and fans are eager to hear more and; now she’s signed up with the record label Mau5trap, you’d better believe that every day is Wenzday.
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Inspiration is different for every artist. But, whether it’s a walk on the beach or the drama of everyday life, they all need something to get the creativity flowing. So, where does Wenzday draw her inspiration from?
In large part, it seems to come from her own life and experiences. In passing, she refers to “The Wednesday Project” about “universally known badass female” Wednesday Adams and draws on her experiences of relationships and breakups to write her songs. “My first EP,” she says, “which is titled Heartbreak House, is a concept record. Each of the songs is all the stages of a breakup.”
She also finds ideas in movies. When asked about her favorite movie scenes, she brings up Baz Luhrmann’s iconic Romeo + Juliette scene. Romeo (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) walks through a church of neon crosses.

“I’ve referenced that scene so heavily in a lot of my artwork and my songs,” says Wenzday, “I just think it’s so powerful.”

You don’t have to look far to find an example of this visual motif. Just check out the artwork for her Mau5trap debut “The One” where a silhouetted couple embraces against a backdrop of clouds and inverted neon crosses. It certainly is a powerful image, rich with color and symbolism, and it’s easy to see how inspiration was drawn from the tragic romance of Romeo + Juliette. Of course, it’s also an absolute tune, but that goes without saying.

Films have also had a notable impact on her life outside of music. For example, she says that the Samsara, a of international imagery filmed over five years, has inspired in her the goal of traveling the world to see every place shown in the film.
Wenzday has a new EP dropping in November but says she can’t say anything more. Expectant fans will, no doubt, be excited to hear what she’s working on at the moment and, with any luck, it’s sure to blow us all away.
If you want to learn more about Wenzday, her process, and how she got to where she is today, then why not check out the full interview?

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