Yuni Wa is a music producer from Little Rock, Arkansas. He shares insight on growing up in the capitol city of Little Rock and how his experiences shaped who he is today, which still have a profound effect on him. Despite these things, there are many moments to be proud of.
Yuni Wa is a music producer from Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition to producing, he wears many hats: Live Mixer, Sound Engineer and Songwriter. Yuni Wa began making music around the age of thirteen and has since released over 40 projects since 2014 and is still at work, elevating his craft. The Yuniversal Sound has evolved and at the age of 22, he hopes to bring unique experiences to listers through his music.
One thing about Yuni Wa is that he doesn’t hold back and is very transparent. He shares insight on growing up in the capitol city of Little Rock and how his experiences shaped who he is today, which still have a profound effect on him. Despite these things, there are many moments to be proud of. He describes his sound as a constantly moving and constantly evolving diverse electronic landscape. There is no one genre that Yuni Wa is bound to, which truly makes it Yuniversal.
Growing up in Little Rock to me was honestly rough but enlightening. A lot of the time when I was younger I felt out of place at school or when I went to events. I spent the first seven years of my life mostly moving around SouthWest Little Rock with my mom, brother, and sister and later on moved downtown. I grew up seeing the drastically different conditions of two different parts of the city, so I didn’t know what to think at first. I was confused and wondered why the conditions were so much more run down in certain parts but nicer and well kept in others. I went to Central High for most of my high school years and I pushed myself to work hard and do well and push my limits. I did it to the point where I was able to work up from regular biology and regular history to Pre-AP since I had made a goal in 9th grade to work my way up to mostly AP classes. But while I was in 10th grade I developed health problems with my skin that made me miss so much school I was kicked out and sent to Hamilton ALC (alternative learning center) where I had to get scanned everyday coming into class, wear a uniform, and I had to go to court every six months. I got drug tested and I had to be judged on if the city believed I should be put in juvenile. It created an extreme sense of depression because I felt trapped in a system that tried to act like it cared about me but really I felt like it was trying to prime me for the school to prison pipeline and I was only sixteen years old at the time when all this started to happen. It affected my outlook, far more negative than it did any good.
I ended up dropping out because they wouldn’t let me go back to Central High and I couldn’t graduate from Hamilton, but I was already deep in music so by this time I was starting to take all my pent up stress and expressing myself through music production as a way to give myself comfort. I started making music at Billy Mitchell Boys and Girls Club and honestly that was one of my absolute favorite places to go in the city when I was growing up. After school I’d go straight there to get on Reason or record on Pro Tools. I even learned how to play Bass Guitar and the drums there and I’m thankful that I was able to be in an area where people actually wanted to see me express myself. It truly helped me.
The concept for Diagrams was built around the idea at the time that I really was focusing on shifting the paradigm and creating genuinely unique music that is full of emotion and feeling. I made this record when I was in a place of feeling emotionally drained and honestly beaten down by all the things that have been happening, so it is symbolic of me resurrecting myself and fighting against stagnation. Truly striving for the ultimate pick-me-up song to bring people back to life when they feel that stagnation creeping up on them, which is something naturally everyone feels sometimes.
Diagrams stands alone in comparison to my other music releases because I really haven’t released much music in the last year because I’ve been reevaluating my sound and taking a break to find a new and different perspective on what I’ve been doing as a music producer. Diagrams is basically one of the first projects under the ‘New Yuni Wa Era’ because the old era is definitely over and my style has visibly changed a lot since I released Dawn Of The Black Wings.
What it means for me as a creative… honestly I love being an independent music artist and also having resources and people that can help give me the information on the business and marketing side of things also. For me as a creative I need an environment where me and my art can be taken serious and Symphonic is the first distribution company I’ve ever got with and actually felt like I was a part of something and being taken serious. The environment and connection to the companies that distribute your music is extremely important. When I went to Tampa a few weeks ago for the meeting I was greeted with genuine hospitality and appreciation.
Yuni Wa exists to push creative abilities to the limits. That’s what it’s all about.
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