WNDR is responsible for some astounding tunes such as ‘Everywhere You Are’ and ‘Don’t Belong’ and has also released with some top-notch labels such as Crosswalk Records and Epic Tones. Having been DJ’ing for the best part of almost 20 years, the lockdown has now brought that to a halt so we caught up with WNDR to find out how he is coping in this crazy time.
Hey WNDR, how have you been doing during lockdown?
Hey, I’ve been good considering the circumstances! I’m just trying to stay positive and keep myself busy.
Have you started any new hobbies during your spare time?
No new hobbies for me, I’ve been sticking to what I know best and making more music, now that I’m not allowed to do any shows, I’ve been using this time to really perfect my craft.
What are your opinions of the current situation?
The situation is hard, we live in times where planning ahead is difficult, due to restrictions. A lot of people don’t know what’s around the next corner and are scared, not an ideal situation for anybody, I think.
How do you feel the music industry will recover from this?
I think the artist on the top will be just fine, it’s the come ups that will have a hard time getting back on track. I see a lot of help from services working to keep things going, but its restricted to the people with the most reach. With that model of an approach the industry gains what they need, but a lot of artist will fall short sadly.
What new opportunities do you feel will come out of the pandemic?
It’s hard to predict, it all depends on how long this pandemic will have the world as separated as it is now.
Have you picked up any new habits at all?
I wouldn’t say habits, but life as it was has changing in terms of what a week looks like now, no shows means my weekends have changed the most!
What new series have you been watching?
I have resisted temptation of bingeing series so far, but I have my eye on some Apple TV series that I want to get started on.
Finally, what will you do when the restrictions are lifted?
Hopefully I’ll be relevant enough to get booked, so I can start getting back to playing for my fans again. Doing some session around the world again is also on the list. I’m hoping for the best and keeping positive!