Get To Know Yuni Wa
Yuni Wa, in broad terms, is an electronic musician from Little Rock, AR that for the duration of his career has been focused on creating, “a whole new whirlpool of sounds” as he happily explains. He comes from a spiritual family; his grandfather was a preacher and he grew up in a Southern Baptist household. Being so spiritually intertwined, he spent years in the choir, picking up the essence of how chillingly beautiful that gospel music could be. He started to attend the Boys and Girls Club in his city and learned how to play music, picking up the guitars and drums.
By the time that he was 13 years old, Yuni Wa was ready to start releasing music. His earliest electronic recordings blend the extravagant nature of gospel with his early understanding of the genre that he would come to call his own. His first album, “Wa”, would come out after four years of finding his sound, in 2014. From there, he was hooked, beginning on a superhuman work schedule that followed with projects like 501×99, The Infinity Club LP, A Good Time, and ChillDays Vol1 all released that same year. It was a divine sign from above that he could work at this pace and continue to.
He collaborated with producer Chris Travis when he was just 18 years old and has also done work for Cuz Lightyear, the rap protege of Killer Mike. While connecting with artists with larger platforms, he didn’t slack on his output: he released more albums than ever. By the time that he was 20 years old, Yuni Wa had 39 projects publicly available through Bandcamp, continuously unpacking your expectations of electronic music and repurposing the style from a Black lens. His fanbase continued to have explosive growth as fans dug into the story that he spun without words.
His latest single “Assimilation” is from his new album “Context 4“. An electronic soundtrack for turbulent times, produced and created before the Covid-19 pandemic and released during the pandemic. “Assimilation” is featured in Amazon’s “Breakthrough Electronic” playlist, making Yuni Wa the cover artist. This album also includes a collaboration with well known Youtuber and Music artist, Frank Jav Cee.