What is your name?
My name is Bailey Van Wormer
What is your genre of music?
I produce electronic music, more specifically future house and future bass with a mix of electro house.
Give us a little bio about you.
I am a 15 year old American DJ/Producer. I began messing around with production when I was 11, I downloaded FL studio onto my parents old laptop and started trying things out. I quickly got better and released my first track when I was 12. I continued to grow and at 14 I gained attention from artists at Spinnin’ Records, Future House Music, Dim Mak, and Ultra Music. I am now in contact with a few dance labels in Amsterdam and am excited to sign my first track soon! I also have some collaborations with other artists coming soon.
What made you go in to music?
When I was 9 or 10 I came across electronic music for the first time. I really gravitated to the energy of the music. At the time, I didn’t play any musical instruments or sing, but I knew I had an interest in music. I decided to try learning production on my own. After a few months of learning it clicked and I realized I really enjoyed what I was doing, so I pursued it further.
Are you signed?
Previously, I have released music independently, but currently I am in the process of signing a few tracks. I really look forward to sharing them with everyone, as well as building stronger relationships with people I have looked up to from a young age.
You’re set to release your new single ‘Love You’ tell us more about it.
The track is super upbeat and has the ability to make anyone dance. It is centered around a catchy main vocal line as well as a melody that can stick in your head for days. I look forward to sharing it and hearing people’s reaction to the new style.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
The writing process was easy flowing. Typically when writing a track I find some sort of sample or vocal that I really like, then form a track around it. I began this track with just the vocal and wrote out some simple chords with a piano. After I had some chords that fit, I came with a melody in my head and put it into the program. After I had these 3 main elements, I thought up the entire track in my head and it was just a process of putting it into fl studio and working the phrases to be more musical.
What is the message you want listeners to take from the single?
I want the good energy of the track to make people happy and influence them to be positive. So much music today focuses on the wrong things, but I want listeners to feel good when listening to a Bailey Van Wormer track.
Where can we buy the single from?
“Love You” will be available on all major platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and more.
Will we see an EP or album soon and if so what can we expect from that? I am currently finishing up some other singles as well as an official remix for some buddies over in Amsterdam. There could possibly be an ep in the future, not one planned at the moment though.
You are working with some labels in Amsterdam, what can you tell us about that and how did it come about?
Yes!! It is a super cool experience for me and I am hoping things work out. It began with some music friends I have over in Amsterdam, they have always been super friendly and have helped me with many things. Specifically, I sent one mentor of mine a demo of the new track and he seemed to really like it. He agreed to call with me and helped me to understand more about the label process and helped to guide me to the right place. As a result I got in communication with some labels and we are currently discussing release plans.
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
I may be playing a set at Night Nation Festival here in Raleigh in August, I am also working on scheduling more show dates over the summer. Currently, I am mainly focused on production instead of performing live.
What else can we expect in 2019?
In 2019 you expect a lot more music being released than past years and you can expect more collaborations. My style continues to develop and I am excited to see how much it changes over the course of the year.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Currently I have a few collaborations started, but there are not any scheduled for release yet. I am in communication with some more people and I really look forward to working with them soon.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I am always open to collaborations. It takes the right person and the right idea for it to work though. People can always send demo tracks to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
Yes I play Piano, Bassoon, Trombone and Baritone
Who are your influences?
I have a lot of influences that I have looked up to over time. I’d say my biggest ones are Martin Garrix, Louis the Child, Taska Black, and Mesto.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Normally I get inspiration from a cool sample or vocal that I really like. I enjoy using Splice.com to browse samples and I almost always find something cool on there to start with.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I would hope to still be creating music, but on a larger scale. I am focused on growth right now and I need to make sure I am making the right decisions in order to maximize my success. I think it would be really cool to play at Ultra Music Festival in Miami or Tomorrowland in Belgium. Also a few sets in Ibiza would be cool.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
When I am not making music I am usually focused on schoolwork. Since I am 15, I still have to balance school and music, which can be difficult sometimes. I also enjoy hanging with friends, playing video games and managing my music blog, Cosmiq Music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
A song that really influenced me to go more into the music scene is “Forbidden Voices” by Martin Garrix. That song really inspired me back when I was younger and I knew really wanted to create something just like it. It still inspires me everytime I listen to it, just an overall great track.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I have ever been given is honestly just to produce as much as you can. A lot of people look for one tip or trick that will completely change everything for their music, but in reality to make your music better, it just takes a lot of practice and gaining experience in different situations.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I would tell aspiring musicians to create the music that they want to hear. Don’t try to copy a sound that is already present in the industry. Instead take a few different elements you enjoy about different genres or tracks and fuse them together to make a new style of your own.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
My hometown, Raleigh, NC, is not the most interesting place by any means. I think downtown is pretty cool, I enjoy going there and walking around.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My USB flash drives, My laptop, WATER, Pioneer HDJ-1500 Headphones, Positive Energy. I haven’t played many gigs at this point, we will see if these 5 change over time.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes, they are listed below…