via: Wonderland Magazine
You’ve heard this story before: an aspiring rapper takes the stage, under a yellowing spotlight at a Brooklyn dive bar. It’s open mic night. She lands herself a producer, lays down a few tracks, and before you know it, becomes an international sensation, pulling crowds of half a million. It sounds almost too good to be true — and it usually is, unless you happen to be TK Wonder.
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These days, Wonder is unstoppable. If you’re not already following her on Instagram, chances are, you’ve seen her face in retail campaigns across the country, together with twin sister Cipriana Quann. She’s a blogger, natural hair icon, and street style darling — not to mention a bonafide legend among EDM lovers of the Eastern bloc. Now, she’s bringing the party home to New York City.
TK Wonder isn’t the first to marry hip hop and electronica, but she does it like no one else. A slam poet by trade, she delivers spitfire lyrics and unexpected sounds: at times, it’s the stark and minimalist hip house of “BorderTown;” at others, the Technicolor electropop of “Won’t Lay Down.” Her signature? A beat you can’t shake for days.
It’s no surprise that TK Wonder is an artist’s dream collaborator. She is the protégé of Macedonian producer Kiril Dzajkovski and one half of Wonderkiss, alongside Swedish experimentalist Kissey — but this year, Wonder is finally giving her fans what they really want: an album of her own. We caught up with her to talk Poland Woodstock, meeting Sting, and the most beautiful place in the world. But first, have a listen to her new track “Van Gogh”.
You’ve opened for some pretty big names, from Erykah Badu to Sting. How did you get your start?
A New York-based Macedonian musician saw me perform during CMJ week almost six years ago and introduced me to a critically acclaimed Macedonian composer/producer, Kiril Dzajkovski, whom I tour with every summer. My first festival show with him was Exit Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia, in front of a crowd of 15,000. I was incredibly nervous, but I pulled that show off without a hitch, thank goodness. Now I’m performing in front of crowds over 100,000. It’s daunting and exciting.
What’s been your favorite experience since then?
Quite a few, but the top memories were meeting Sting and…to read the complete interview visit Wonderland Magazine here