After a big 2018 that saw a string of impressive releases like “LUV” on Big Beat and “Blood” on Deadbeats, Caroline Cecil (aka Whipped Cream) is off to a rollicking start in ’19. The new year has already seen a pair of bass bombs like her remix of ZHU’s “Desert Woman” and her original production “You Wanted It,” and the festival season’s just starting.
Originally making serious waves in late 2017 with her Persistence EP, the Canadian talent’s intricate soundscapes and generally darkened style of production have steadily earned a larger audience.
Just as she prepared to rock the Worldwide Stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival this past March, DJ Times caught up with Whipped Cream to discuss her career journey.
DJ Times: You transitioned from competitive figure skater to DJ/producer – when did you realize music was your true passion?
Cecil: Growing up, I always loved music. I would be curating everything, the road-trip playlist, friends’ birthday parties and competition practice at the rink. Then I got into an accident on the ice that made me lose a lot of my jumps and stability. That following summer I went to my first music festival and, for once in my whole life, I had felt truly alive – and when I say that, I mean accepted and whole. When I got home from that festival, I started making music.
DJ Times: What’s the attraction?
Cecil: Creating music and playing curated music for people is the only way I can fully express myself. I do this for more than just expressing myself, however; I do this in hopes of inspiring other people to follow what makes them feel alive. I do this as whole as possible to inspire people to be good people and not have to hurt anyone to make your dreams happen. I want to leave a good example that we all are one. No one is better than anyone else.