Describe yourself and your music:
Rachel: I’m the crazy, bubbly singer of Young Wonder. Young Wonder’s sound is a mixture of a lot of things; electronic, pop, along with Scandinavian & eastern sounds.
Who or what inspires you?
Rachel: Personally and lyric wise, the beauty of nature and human nature. I love looking out my window and writing about what I see. Also, a lot of my lyrics are based on concepts of tactile and visual imagery, like what winter feels on my skin, or what a summers night looks like through my eyes.
How did you get started making music?
Ian: I had the music bug from an early age. I can remember my mother telling me that I wouldn't go to sleep as a baby unless there was a Michael Jackson tape playing in the background. I remember staying out in my cousin Leon's house as a child and seeing him put this weird shaped fork thing (needle) on a black plate thing (record). I couldn't get over that as a child I thought it was like magic so eventually at the age of 12 i got a pair of decks. I started DJing and slowly fell into making hip hop beats at about 15. Everything just kind of developed from there on the production side, I'm 22 now.
Anyone you'd like to collaborate with?
Ian: So many people ! Rach and I both spoke about maybe getting another female vocalist on a track with us. Hopefully Karen from Slow Skies in the future.
Strangest thing that happened to you in 2012?
Rachel: A scary cockney man named ‘Jimmy the Pill’ sat down to have a drink with us in Camden. Apparently he was a thief for many years and I don’t doubt him one bit.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Rachel: Getting lost in music and being more free with my time to tour with Young Wonder. Can’t wait to travel.