Hailing from Miami, Florida, DJ Wicked G is an eclectic artist, producer and DJ who set out to offer his own take on Hip-Hop, Trap, EDM, Minimal, and Techno. It’s all about tight beats, warm and fat analog sounding layers of synth and lush melodies. DJ Wicked G truly bridges the gaps between the focus and balance of new productions and the grit and warmth of the influential pioneers of the early scene, which makes for an absolutely unique experience.
Entertwine: Could you tell us about your musical background?
I had my real introduction to music when I was 11. I played the tenor saxophone for my Middle school, and even though I wasn’t good at all, this inspired me to really dive deep and fall in love with music. During this experience, I dwelled a little bit into heavy metal, rock, but my true love at that time was the Miami-Chicago freestyle music and of course hip-hop.
When did you begin producing? Who or what inspired you to begin experimenting with electronic music?
I started producing in 2010. Great question – I started producing hip-hop originally, but just by my own sense of creativity, I would want to experiment with different sounds and make my own music. With that said, my final products would always end up being creations of different types of genres of sounds and music. Finally, a good friend of mines says to me, “Hey G, you know you’re making EDM music right”. I laughed softly, but then I realized, I just had discovered EDM! Hell yeah, I was ready.
What was it like growing up in Miami, Florida?
I love Miami. I’m a Miami boy forever. It’s my home. Growing up in Miami, Florida was tough, and nothing like how Hollywood usually presents sexy Miami like. I lived past the bridge, in the Little, Havana area. My Miami people know what I’m talking about.
You currently live in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, correct?
Yes, I moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin 1 year after ending my term in the US Army.
What can you tell us about your experience within the music scene of Miami?
Music was everywhere. My parents were Cuban, so naturally I listened to a lot of Latin and Spanish music by default. Cuban culture is drenched in rich beautiful music. The music scene in Miami for me at that time was unique. I had a taste of everything. South Beach was the hub of the music scene every weekend. Cars would line up on streets by the boardwalk with there music blasting. Countless clubs with DJs to go party or bars to jam out and chill. It was awesome.
What is the electronic music scene of Miami like? Have you performed in other cities around the state of Florida?
EPIC – Ultra Festival. No, not yet.
Could you tell us about some of the most exciting or interesting live performances you’ve been a part of? What can you tell us about some of the recent tracks you’ve produced (including ‘Dark Festival’, ‘EDM Gangster’, ‘Take Me To Mars Now’, and ‘Is This For Real?
I haven’t had the privilege yet, but the future is yet to come. I think each of these tracks represent a different emotion I’m representing, but overall this is my transition to EDM, Trap, and anything thats sounds G.
How do these new releases expand on or differ from some of your previous works (including ‘I’m Addicted To You’, ‘Exotic Twerk Nights’, ‘My Dark Cool Swag’, ‘Try Again’, ‘I Know Pablo’, ‘This Is A Possession’, ‘A Poor Man’s Hustle’, ‘I’m A Real Soldier’, ‘Her Problem’, ‘One Man’, and ‘Brush It Off’)? Could you tell us a bit about each?
These tracks are small samples of me evolving as an artist and producer. Ok, ‘I’m Addicted To You’, is a special ongoing project with my sister. ‘Exotic Twerk Nights’ is minimal but fun. I was just having fun. ‘My Dark Cool Swag’ is an expression of my style. ‘Try Again’ is a track I poured my frustration into after a failed beat submission. The only way to learn is to fail. ‘I Know Pablo’ I created for Rick Ross’s recent new album, but did not make the cut. ‘A Poor Man’s Hustle‘ was a song a dedicated for the less fortunate who never give up. ‘I’m A Real Soldier‘ I produced dedicated to all military men and women in uniform.
What went into the making of the music video for ‘Feeling Of Power’?
A very creative video producer helped me out.
What can you tell us about your involvement with Teknofonic Recordings?
Very exciting news. I recently joined their label roster, and plans are in the talks already so stay tuned.
What activities and hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time outside of music?
Relaxing with my kids, cooking, meditating, and always learning.
What does the rest of 2015 hold in store for DJ Wicked G?
Do you have any upcoming performances scheduled? No upcoming performances so far, but I will be working with Teknofonic closely and any other opportunities that might arise. The work never ends until I change music forever. I don’t make music, I create it.