When I heard the announcement that Caroline Cecil AKA Whipped Cream was coming to our city I thought that it was only fair for me to shine some light on this mystery artist before she shreds the decks on Thursday, March 24th at Nectar Nightclub.
This fellow Canadian hails from the beautiful, bass-driven province of British Columbia and gained massive acclaim from her sunrise set at Shambhala Music Festival 2015 (attached below). Shambhala seems to be a very special place for her as she regards at as a “happy, soul-filled place” and loves music festivals for that reason.
From a young, energetic age Caroline had always loved music and also shared a strong passion towards competitive figure skating. Unfortunately she had undergone a serious injury, after which she had found refuge in music.
As a female artist Caroline explains in a youtube interview that she finds that it is not easy as a male or a female to break out into the electronic music scene. In contrast to popular opinion she states that the biggest competition nowadays are young, committed kids sitting in their bedrooms writing music & not really the huge headliner names that have already found their dominance in the scene. Competition or not, Whipped Cream loves to inspire other people through her craft.
Hearing about her making her way to Winnipeg for the first time to perform I figured I would ask her some questions to help others get a little more acquainted:
Me: So Whipppppppped Creaaaam!!!! Thought I’d start to ask if you have been to our city before?
Whipped Cream: I have played in Winnipeg before actually! The experience was a lot of fun and I met some really cool people. Looking forward to playing in a club venue in this city!
Me: How important do u think it is for artists teach attendees about the music they come to listen to? Rather than just for the sake of a party?
Whipped Cream: Well, the reason i do music is to connect with other people on a level that no words can describe. I live for the music aspect it and some people do not. This is something I learned very quickly when I first started playing out. No one will feel everything you do or the way you feel it. We all have different wants, needs and views and I think we cant really teach anyone anything they are not open to. Some people go to shows for merely the sake of the party and thats totally okay. I think as long as people are having fun and feeling something thats a positive thing. If they are out and they feel comfortable in their skin if even for a night because of a show or at an event that Im playing I feel really good about it.
Me: Interesting answer because some attendees show up hoping that others know the music as much as they do themselves but this helps take the edge off quite a bit and allows them to appreciate the fact that everyone is feeling something even if they don’t know the music. Moving on, how do you find inspiration when it comes to writing new music?
Whipped Cream: I find it usually in other peoples music, all art in general... videos, fashion, photography. I find inspiration in so many things... in life itself. Being outside in nature is my ultimate cleanse and refresher and usually when i come back in from being outside for a few days I can write my most creative stuff.
Me: I have found that people aren’t as in touch with nature as they once were and its unfortunate providing that theres a positive correlation between nature and creativity. I completely agree with your views as I truly believe inspiration can be around any corner. Speaking of inspiration… Do you have any advice for girls that are musicians or Dj’s that want to get into the production side of things?Can you share some advice to all those that are constantly trying to break into the music world and being heard?
Whipped Cream: The number one things is to pave your own way and believe in yourself as much as you can. Try to learn as much as you can and be ready to build a back bone because there is going to be alot of things you will see, hear and feel that will hurt you. Be ready to have people doubt you ( this goes for male or female ). Get ready to work extremely hard if you want this as a profession. Being a woman in an industry thats 90-95% male, let me say it again, you/re going to have to really work hard to get taken seriously. Your hard work may get over looked, however, don’t lose that drive you started with because I’m telling you if you just keep working hard and let your art do the talking things will start unraveling in beautiful ways. As cliche as this sounds you gotta be that change you wish to see and maybe in a few years it will be easier for others to break in.
Me: Our city has shown quite a strong bass following, what can bass heads expect/look forward to from your set on March 24th?
Whipped Cream: Honestly, Ill be playing a bit of everything. Including some exclusive, unreleased material. You'll have to come to find out.. I cant wait to vibe with y’all!! :)
Thank you for sharing your empowering message and continuous effort in inspiring others! We wish you nothing but success Whipped Cream & we’ll be coming to support you to kickstart our long weekend with a bang! (& Some Wubs)
Whipped Cream's eclectic style has an infusion of bass, gangster and soul that is armed to get listeners heart’s racing, necks whipping and bouncing off their feet. So don’t forget to come bounce with your city on March 24th at Nectar Nightclub! Tickets now on Diyobo.com
Check out Whipped Cream's Soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/itswhippedcream
Shambhala set: https://soundcloud.com/itswhippedcream/sets/whipped-cream-shambhala-music
Peace, love, unity, respect