FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: Win and Woo

A duo from Chicago, IL; Win and Woo is comprised of longtime friends Nick Winholt and Austin Woo. Their eclectic style is fused with a heavy blend of melodies & driving bass lines that work seamlessly with intricate percussion. The two draw inspiration from those push the limits of their creativity.

Win and Woo found early streaming success by having a slew of hit remixes, such as their take on Bryce Fox’s ‘Burn Fast’ which now has over 11 million Spotify streams. September 2016, the duo released their first single “Recognize” Feat. Ashe. The song received recognition immediately by landing in Spotify’s flagship playlist ‘New Music Friday’, and getting National television airtime during NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

A recent single titled “Chicago” had reached over 5 million plays in its first year, in addition to being added to Starbuck’s playlist rotation in stores around the country. Win and Woo also had tracks featured in commercial syncs such the Blue Moon “Shine Brighter” campaign and a Toyota music spotlight commercial.

What genre would you describe yourself as? Why? 

Hard to say, never love to answer this question to be honest. But a mixture of house, mid-tempo bass and dance pop.

Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.

We are writing some our favorite music right now, feels very true to ourselves/ the brand we built the last few years. Cant wait for you all to hear it!

What artists influence you/do you look up to? 

Kaskade, Tame Impala, R3hab, Chris Lake, Droeloe, Zhu, Louis the Child, Polo and Pan…. the list could go on.

What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)

Thats a tough one, I feel like we are blessed to have a new moment every year or so. Some would be; Playing Electric Forest, our headline show in Austin Tx this year, every time a song of ours hits a few million plays 🙂

What DAW do you use? 


Ableton

What are some of your favorite plug-ins? 

Sylenth, Juno, Kontact (Signal), all Fab Filter plugins, Dune, Ozone Suite.

What is something you cannot leave home without (besides keys, phone, wallet)?

Headphones and … Clothing? lol 

Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body.  How do you stay healthy?

Workout and eat as healthy as possible while on the road and at home. Get as much sleep as you body needs during the week. 

If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?

That would be quite sad, But Win would be a Dive Master (Scuba) and Woo would be a Financial Analysts or Cattle Farmer. 

What was your favorite show that you’ve played?

3-Way Tie; Electric Forest, Firefly and Pal Norte (Mexico).

What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging? 

GOT, Schitts Creek, Entourage.. ATM

What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you while DJing? 

One time a beer hit a CDJ and we had to play the whole rest of the set on one CDJ.

What is something that makes you stand out as an artist?

We try to be genuine and down to earth in all aspects of our career. We hope that energy stands out. 

What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?

Never Give Up. Its so easy to give up on your dreams, as they are not easy to reach. Don’t let fear win.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Really excited to play a few festivals this summer! Be on the look out for us and our new music 🙂

Follow Win and Woo:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2KPQ6PYAZapLEwMmkzbQxC?si=9PrH5DNmTbeU_8wUklA40Q

instagram.com/winandwoo

twitter.com/winandwoo

soundcloud.com/winandwoo

WRITTEN & CURATED BY PETER CEKO

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