We had the good fortune of connecting with Sir Wndr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sir Wndr, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
For the people that really know me, they know that I have introverted tendencies. Being creative is the best way for me to express my feelings and emotions when I have a lack of words.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
People say a picture is worth 1,000 words & that’s how I feel about music producing. As a listener, I love when not only the lyrics, but the beat puts me in a certain place and mood. It allows me to feel a connection with the artists and makes me feel as if I was there. I love listening to music older than I am, so that kind of shapes the sound of my production. As a creator, I’m able to grab elements from everywhere and there are no restrictions. While I have no restrictions, it is also a curse because I am my worst critic. I don’t allow myself to feel “boxed in”, but I also know what doesn’t work for me as well. One of the challenges I’ve had was getting out of my own head about creating. I’ve received positive feedback on beats when I didn’t think they were my greatest. That alone fueled me to just keep creating because you never know what may come from that.. Being surrounded by people who encourage me always helps because it offers a different perspective. For me, seeing people in the music industry getting the bad end of deals really propelled me to want to learn more about the business side of things. Other than the actual craft, ownership is really the key in solidifying a future in the music business. I knew I wanted to do more than just make music, but to build a brand that is familiar to everyone. I created Wndr Wrld Production LLC in February of 2022 and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Creating a business has by far been my most prized possession because there is no limit to where it could go, and that’s the most exciting part. Not only do I get to be creative, but I’m my own boss as well. I’ve produced music for people with Instagram followers that range from 500 to 30,000, and my brand is continuously growing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Being from Cincinnati, Ohio and born in the 90’s, I’ve seen a lot change in my neighborhood alone. During the week and even the weekend, you can catch local music talent at any day and time. Places like The Mockbee, Arts on the Ave, and Somerset Bar are places that you can go to for a chill Tuesday night, or a memorable Saturday night. In the OTR area, there are many places to eat for all types of appetites that offers diversity to a lot of cultures. We have Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, and Mexican food, all of which have vegan options. Al Amir’s is a place right by the BMV downtown and offers fresh Mediterranean food cooked right in front of you, the owner is really nice and is very quick with orders. Another place to go to that’s close by is PINS. PINS is a half arcade bar and half bowling alley that allows adults to be kids. The prices for the bowling alley are reasonable, and if you decide to play the vintage arcade games, they are free of charge (as long as you buy a drink).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow its so many to name I just hope I name them all.
First the man upstairs, that’s automatic.
My crew: La Familia. Thank you to H2o for being there since day one with the music and in this journey called life. Kaithaone is my real cousin but you would think we were twins because we think similarly & have been through more situations than we can name. I’m extremely proud of his growth. Even though the other members of the group don’t do music, I still have a lot in common with Chris and Steve. They really keep me grounded when life gets crazy and I’m very appreciative of them.
My family has been there since day one, literally. Without them I wouldn’t be here. They, along with my girlfriend, motivate me to become a better man and give me sound advice.
Also, shout out to Dayo Gold. I’ve known him for a few years from now and I’ve seen nothing but growth from him. From being on stage together, to opening up for Wyclef Jean & building his own brand, he’s made exceptional strides to be a better artist and person. Thank you for the opportunity to showcase my brand and tell a little of my story.
Facebook: John E. Wndr