We are stoked to announce our next collaboration - an artist series bracelet with Wooli! The Wooli bracelet drops Friday, April 26 at 10AM PST. Proceeds from this bracelet will go to our Greater Good Fund. Read more about the Greater Good Fund at the bottom of the page.
We got a chance to sit down with Wooli to get some insights into his life and career. Read on!
What is the meaning behind the name Wooli? What/who was your main inspiration when you were developing the project?
Wooli came from my love of elephants and my style of big sounds, with stompy drums. Elephants can be loud and aggressive, as well as gentle and compassionate. My main inspirations when making the project was a blend of styles that you can hear in other projects such as Illenium, Excision, Nero, Kill The Noise, Seven Lions and more. These are the artists I would go see as a fan.
Is there anything you do as part of your daily life or creative process that is unique to you or that others would be surprised to know?
When I write my best music, its when I am in a good exercise routine as well as the perfect balance of caffeine. I like to have a lot of energy when creating high energy music. Also I have a condition called synesthesia which allows me to hear and feel sounds differently than normal people.
What is your favorite piece of music that you’ve written? What makes it standout compared to everything else you’ve produced?
Lucy In the Sky is still one of my favorites. I feel this was the most emotional song for me to make and something I spent the longest on. This was when I was still inexperienced in my eyes at production but sometimes I re listen and surprise myself. Its a good example of how music writing can be a stronger trait than being technically skilled.
What genres, albums, songs, or artists do you enjoy listening to that your fans would be surprised to learn?
Trance, PsyTrance, Tech House. I love these styles almost as much if not more than Dubstep.
Why did you decide to collaborate with Electric Family?
To me collaborating with Electric Family was always something I wanted to do in my career. I love what the brand stands for, Im a huge proponent of charity. All of our goals in dance music align which makes for the perfect fit.
One last remark: Your set is over and you can flash one more message on the stage’s LED screens that everyone in the crowd will read. What does it say?
woolimusic.com check out my new merch!
About the Greater Good Fund
The Greater Good Fund is a pool of all the money raised from Electric Family sales which is evenly distributed to our Greater Good partner charities on a quarterly basis. Our Greater Good partner charities are:
Pencils for Promise
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Tim Ferriss: Treatment of Major Depression through Johns Hopkins University of Medicine