D-Wizz is no stranger to the spotlight. Hailing from East London, the model-turned-musician has done it all, from gracing the runways of Paris Fashion Week, including walking for the likes of British fashion powerhouse Bianca Saunders, to carving out a distinctive spot for himself in the illustrious London music scene. So, what next? Dropping his high-energy cut, “GOTHAM”, Wizz looks to his experience in the Frech capital and his affinity for eccentric beats, to usher in his newest musical era, with the help of a collaborator, Julian.
“We had literally got back from Paris, the energy was off the rip,” explains Wizz when explaining the origin story behind the new track. “We just went into the studio and did it. Literally, it took 30 minutes from making the beats to the end recording. We took the inspiration directly from Paris Fashion Week and channelled it into the song.”
Upon the release of his electrifying new single, the artist on the rise talks the influence his time spent at Paris Fashion Week had on his most recent sound and upcoming EP, “Runway Wizz”, and embracing the fans as well as the haters in the name of self-improvement. Head below to enjoy our interview D-Wizz…
Hi D-Wizz! First of all, a massive congrats on all your recent work! Can you tell us about the space you’re in right now as an artist?
I appreciate the love. I’m really just in a space where I want to create and put things out to the world so people can really feel me, if you feel me. I have been in a space where I have been building relationships within music, fashion and art. I want my artistry to be very collaborative and a merger of all worlds to put on my canvas.
We love your single “GOTHAM”! Talk to us about the moment in the studio that the initial idea you had turned into the song we now know and love.
We had literally got back from Paris, the energy was off the rip. We just went into the studio and did it. Literally, it took 30 minutes from making the beats to the end recording. We took the inspiration directly from Paris Fashion Week and channelled it into the song.
Now that it’s out, what are you hoping listeners will take away from the track?
That the life I live has two different spectrums. One is calm the other is upbeat and random. Literally, 100 miles an hour and you never know who you gonna meet.
How are you finding the experience of more and more people listening to your work?
I love it. I love the hate, I love the love. It just makes me want to do better and be better. Everyone that is on the journey with me, should be looking forward to what I am going to put out next because it is a real trip with D Wizz!
Many people will now be finding you as well via your EP drop, “Runway Wizz”. Tell us about the experience of approaching that debut project.
The whole project was inspired by Paris Fashion Week. Fresh off the runway, feeling like a million bucks. I just had to get it out and put it into music. If you haven’t listened to “Hell” I suggest you do. Shout out to Bianca Saunders for giving me the opportunity to walk her SS23 Menswear show – Look 21 and Look 32 is me!
You’ve featured Julian, Poundside Pop, and Lancey Foux on the project. What made you want to work with those artists in particular?
Julian and Lancey are my bros, so working with them was easier than going to get two legs & a thigh from KFC, you feel me? Poundside happened to be in the studio when we were cooking “4 AM”, it was all very natural. Everything I do is organic nothing is forced. From the production to the recording, it all flows. So, if you ever see me on a track with another artist, just know it was fluid and really stamped.
How would you describe the D-Wizz experience to someone who’s never come across your work before?
You gotta feel yourself. Love yourself to be able to take me in. If you don’t, just listen to the tape and you’ll be healed.