Today we’d like to introduce you to William Wiggins.
William, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Like many other artists and creative types, music has always been an essential part of my life. My musical tastes are very eclectic, and I am a bit of a music nerd at heart. I am constantly bothering my friends and family with musical fun facts. I am also a classically trained percussionist. All of that came together when I started learning how to compose music in high school. That led to me teaching myself (with the help of YouTube) how to produce in Fruity Loops (now FL Studio). I was initially taught the basics of DJing by one of my fraternity brothers. He gained free time to “mingle” at parties, and I gained an addicting new skill set.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My journey into the music industry began after I realized my (then) new hobby could be a fun career (or at least an interesting side hustle for cash). It can best be compared to I-75: smooth in parts, lots of bumps and obstacles but constantly trying to improve. I’m very fortunate to have earned my stripes as a DJ in the Detroit metro area; the level of talent in ALL creative fields in Detroit is unmatched. “Detroit hustles harder” is not just a saying but a mindset all Detroit area musicians have. I realized this when I had to re-establish myself as an artist in Central Florida and again in Atlanta. My skills and drive I gained from my first few years learning hard lessons and fighting to be recognized for my skills in Michigan; more than prepared me to rock venues, events, and radio stations all across the country!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My artist’s name is DJ Super Will; I am a professional DJ and Music Producer. I am the Vice President of Trashed Panda Music, a multi-genre Electronic Music Label based in Detroit. Currently, I have a weekly EDM vs. Remix radio show airing 3 times a day Thursdays on Wild1 Radio (wild1radio.com). I also record top40/pop mixes for 107.5 FM, WVFG, based in Selma, Alabama. I regularly play bars and nightclubs spinning my unique version of the Open-Format style. As a DJ, I am more known for how I blend a lot throwbacks with today’s music; I also mix-in a good amount of mash-ups and remixes in my sets, I have collected a lot of great edits over the years from many talented producers from around the world, on top of my own edits and remixes I’ve made over the years, many of which can be found on remix blogs and record pools all over the net. As a producer, I like to make Electro House, Jersey Club, Moombahton, and Hip-Hop (bounce/twerk). I also do weddings, school dance, and private events of all types and musical genres! Something that sets me apart from most of my colleagues is my ability to not only play many types of events but do so very well which cannot be said for a lot of DJs today.
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
First thing at the top of your list should be to PRACTICE your craft as OFTEN as possible. Stick to what you want to do versus trying to conform to what is popular; you’ll be happier with your career for it. Experiment with everything, try all the genres, meet as many people as possible, listen to a lot of music, and remember to take time and rest.
- Website: www.djsuperwill.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djsuperwill/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djsuperwill/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/djsuperwill
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJ6bZUDI9S_duuLSYNMgBw
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/djsuperwill
- Other: https://mixcloud.com/djsuperwill
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