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Wreckno: Fusing Hip-Hop and Bass Music with LGBTQ+ Pride



In the vibrant and dynamic world of electronic music, Wreckno has carved out a unique niche, blending hip-hop and bass music in a way that resonates powerfully with the LGBTQ+ community. Known for her energetic performances and unapologetic self-expression, Wreckno continues to push boundaries and inspire fans. In this exclusive Q&A, Wreckno shares insights into her creative process, the significance of her performances at pride events, and the journey that has shaped his distinctive sound.

A Candid Q&A with Wreckno

Q: Your single "Medusa" stands out as a bold fusion of hip-hop and bass music, setting you apart in the electronic scene. What inspired you to blend these genres, and were there any specific artists or tracks that influenced your creative direction on this song?

A: "I’ve always loved combining badass rap vocals with heavy bass music. Working with Griz on Medusa was the first time my rap skills really got to shine and have their moment. Grant penned the hook based off of Anderson Paak and Cordae’s 'RNP.' Which we got the use of cleared to make our own queer anthem. Still nuts to me we got that interpolation cleared. This song truly changed my life!"

Q: Your performances at LGBTQ+ events and pride festivals are known for their vibrant energy and inclusive atmosphere. How do you tailor your sets for these events, and is there a particular show that has been especially meaningful to you?

A: "When playing pride events I’m always a little bit more amped up, just because I know I can go all out with them. If I wanna play the pop girlies I can. If I want to be cheekier on stage with my dancers I can, sometimes obnoxiously moaning for comedic effect while we’re hitting choreo. It’s just a vibe and I love that I can go full queer mode for pride events. We have some very special ones coming this year!"

Q: In your journey to becoming a prominent figure in the bass music scene, how have your personal experiences influenced your approach to creating tracks that resonate with the LGBTQ+ community, and can you share the process behind integrating these themes into your music?

A: "I’ve been out of the closet since 13. I’ve lived my life loudly and proudly since I can remember. When I finally got into the groove of collaborating on music regularly with people who really wanted me to go for it, it finally clicked. I had an outlet to really let the loud voice I’ve always had shine and have a moment in the sun. I’m so lucky that the parts of me that have brought a lot of pain and hardship due to people just not understanding me was the key to my success. Listen to that part of you, and surround yourself with people that nurture you to be who you are. It can be magic once you find your place and your people."

Q: As an artist who's not afraid to experiment with sound, you've incorporated a variety of unconventional samples and effects in your music. Is there a track where you feel this experimentation really paid off, and can you share the story behind a particularly unique sound or sample you used?

A: "I'd say a track I was super proud of that sounded out of the norm was Topsy Turvy with the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Yvie Oddly. I had been sitting on the beat for over a year, just feeling like it wasn’t going to have a place to shine. Little did I know it would be a fellow queerdoe like Yvie who would hear it and immediately have a hook and concept for the track. We ended up making a music video for it starring Netflix’s CHEER star Lexi Brumback, and I was just so proud that this weird trap beat took on a whole life of its own!"

Embracing Authenticity and Innovation

Wreckno's journey in the electronic music scene is a testament to the power of authenticity and innovation. By blending hip-hop and bass music, and by embracing her identity and personal experiences, Wreckno has created a sound that not only stands out but also deeply resonates with her audience. Her performances at pride events and collaborations with other artists further highlight his commitment to creating inclusive and vibrant musical experiences. As Wreckno continues to evolve and experiment with new sounds, her influence on the electronic music landscape is sure to grow, inspiring countless fans along the way.

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