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Interview: Wheeler del Torro
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Hi Wheeler! Thank you for speaking with me today! What have you been working on lately? Hi! I've been up to a lot lately, but the most exciting is probably the upcoming release of Kenny Dope's remix of The Sun Will Shine Again. It's a song that features Kenny Bobien and is the perfect rallying song for these very turbulent times we live in.
What has been keeping you inspired to create recently? Recently I have been inspired by the great weather we have been having. It’s been warm and sunny which allows me to spend a lot of time at the beach. Being outdoors in the sun is rejuvenating for me.
Have you noticed any shifts or changing trends in the music world lately that you find intriguing? I’ve noticed that a lot of “old school” artists are selling their music catalogs. I think it's great that people are investing in music for the long term. I think it’s also great for the artist that they can be rewarded for their hard work while they are still around.
What has been the biggest game changer in your career? I think the relationships that I have built up over the years have been the biggest game changer for my career. From being able to get DJ “lessons” from Paul Oakenfield and Tony Humphries to having producers like Kenny Dope, Kenny Carpenter and Eric Kupper do remixes for me with one phone call really helps, trust me.
Who would you say is your biggest cheerleader in your career? I would have to say that DJ Spen has been one of if not the biggest cheerleader of my career. There have been weeks when I have spent more time on Zoom or the phone with Spen than I have spent with my family.
Any upcoming projects you want us to be on the lookout for? I have a couple of singles coming out in September including a remix that I did with Barbra Tucker. I also have an EP coming out with Kenny Bobien called "We Need Love". It drops in late October.
Please let everyone know where to keep up with you and your music! You can connect with me on IG at @wdeltorro or on my website www.gorillacity.net.