We’re back with another Spotify Takeover! This time, Yuni Wa has taken over our House Beats playlist on Spotify. Check out,”Yuni Wa’s House Beats Mixtape” and experience tracks from some of his favorite artists and more. 🔊 Here’s the rundown…
Yuni Wa’s House Beats Mixtape Playlist Takeover
About Yuni Wa
“Hailing from Little Rock, AR, a city known for its civil rights past, Yuni Wa comes from a spiritual background that inspired his approach to creating electronic music. By the time that he was just 13 years old, Yuni Wa was ready to start putting out music and start building a legacy. That legacy is now realized since, even though he’s still relatively early in the game, Yuni Wa has released 57 projects. His wide berth of creative musical talent stretches across electronic, hip-hop, R&B, and alternative styles of music and has led to him being named one of the Visionary Arkansans by the Arkansas Times and also being nominated for Best Electronic Artist/DJ twice in Arkansas.”
“His drive is unmatched, and even though he’s dealt with the reality of how his race affects his growth in the electronic space, he continues to grow and evolve. He has two more albums in the works and will continue to use his unique viewpoint in the industry to tell his necessary story. Yuni Wa has received praise from The Arkansas Times, Noiseprn, The Elevator Mag, The Arkansas Democrat Gazzette, DJ Mag, and Audiomack.”
In addition to the playlist takeover, we had a great conversation about some of his influences, personal insights, and more. Here’s what he said…
1.) Who/ what got you into music?
I spent a lot of time at my local boys and girls club where I started taking lessons on playing Bass Guitar, Drums, and using Reason. When it comes to who got me into music, its definitely J Dilla and Flying Lotus. Hearing their music made me think of all the endless possibilities of what I could do if I really took music serious. I was so drawn into the details of their songs atmospheres and textures it was like being reborn discovering them.
2.) What advice would you give to other artists trying to make it in the industry?
I’d say carve out your own lane don’t pay attention to waves and trends and just create what you feel. Everyone wants to create music but to have longevity in music you need to be adaptable and original. The waves will pass but all that will be left at the end of the day is your pure creativity and will to create unique experiences. As long as you hold on to your imagination and can adapt with the times you will do well. Also don’t be discouraged from the downs and how long things may take since things tend to move pretty slow in music sometimes. Its a marathon not a sprint.
3.) What’s your favorite track on the playlist and why?
1998 City by Vantage is my favorite song on the playlist. It reminds me of why I got into House Music and really magnifies the main elements that drew me in when I was younger.
4.) If you could be a fruit, what fruit would you be and why?
I’d be a Mango, because I’m full of flavor just like one.
Ready to vibe? ⚡️ Check out the playlist on Spotify below…