An Interview With DJ Super Will
A new EP release from DJ Super Will brings out an insanely colorful and vibrant set of genre-crossing soundscapes that break the barriers of pop and give off such a good time that it's nearly impossible to look away from.
The Smile Bomb EP is brimming with heart and soul along with some inventive and high-energy production approaches that work incredibly well with the character-riddled vocals and collaborations throughout its course.
Throughout the eps for tracks, you get a wild array of old-school and new-school mashups that feel like a party in Miami in the summer at sunset.
This record feels listen to and the louder the better.
the songs on this release hit with such a love for the craft that everything about it becomes almost nostalgic in its own right.
These songs make memories of your own pop up into your head because it's got such a youthful vibe to it and that in itself is infectious.
This record is like a love letter to his influences and the music that he likely grew up with and still listens to often.
The big thing about this release is really that production technique and how he's able to take sounds that are familiar, even if from different worlds, and make them fresh and crisp again.
This is definitely a summer release and has the ability to get your ass shaking in your seat in no time flat.
The tracks are pop bangers from start to finish and each is sprinkled with hip hop and more which really creates this great party atmosphere that you just don't want to leave.
It's been quite a while since I had such a good time listening to an EP like this because it really just sets the mood.
I'd actually suggest listening to this record first thing in the morning so that the rest of your day just has this upswing to it.
I guess the EP is called Smile Bomb for a reason. It's exactly that.
You also get great dance and electro sounds here and the beats, keys, and vocals are all so addictive that when the record's over you kind of wonder what just hit you.
This is the type of release that you listen to a few times in a row just to be able to soak it all in properly.
With the release of such an endlessly fun record, we wanted to have a sit-down with DJ Super Will to find out where this actually came from and what inspired it.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with the Smile Bomb EP ! This record kept to this classic and almost nostalgic feel and ran a gambit of genres! How did this EP come about? For me this record was way to show myself, how far I’ve come musically. I initially had about 8 tracks laid out, I whittled down to these 4 based on how they were doing with crowds. The others are being re-vamped for another EP. Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you musically? What made you start all of this? Producing is something I had been messing with since high school. I started to take it seriously after I started playing more gigs as a DJ. Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
I have my Muses that I draw from here and there, and a lot of it is also me putting emotions and thoughts into sound. To me my tracks are each like a journal entry, reminding me of what was going on in my life at the time. Buzz Slayers: This EP has some great styles combinations on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Daft Punk, JIMI Hendrix, major lazer, DJ sliiink, bad boy bill, tupac, outkast, rancid Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I play a lot of Diablo on Xbox, I’ve really been trying to spend more time with close friends. Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now? Incubus, Alice in chainz, young dolph, and lots of Motown. Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I have a pretty good lineup of events coming this summer, early spring my personal life took a pretty big hit, so I took a step back from public events to work on on my mental health. Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
My production rig is very small, it’s a laptop and an old sound card both of which are way older than I’d care to admit lol Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
I'm really leaning more into my tracks in the 140-155 Bpm range, you can just create so many wonderful grooves in that space. My next few singles before the next EP find a fun balance between ghetto-tech, Jersey Club, and ElectroHouse. Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you all for listening. I really appreciate each and every one of you!