In the past year, I have seen the name WHIPPED CREAM on a multitude of big name festivals across the US. When I saw her for the first time at EDC, I was blown away and it was unanimous amongst my group to name her as the most, “underrated” of the weekend. We got to catch up with Whipped Cream at Electric Zoo, only after we watched her bring the heat to the stage yet again. This is someone who has been working on her craft much longer than many would think. We were lucky enough to dive in and get
more insight on her journey, persistence, and thoughts on the future for herself and the industry.
Ryan: How are you?
WHIPPED CREAM: Hey I’m good how are you?
I’m great! Thank you. So my first question, and this may be my inner fan boy, what is the inspiration behind the name whipped cream?
Whipped Cream: Honestly it’s very simple I was going to go with my name, Caroline, but there were so many songs with the name Caroline in it so I thought it would be hard to continue with that name in the
industry. This was a long time ago before Marshmello was out and I just wanted to think of a name that would be memorable. The universe just popped it in my head, honestly. ‘Whipped Cream is a real
memorable name.’ I don’t have to play so much on the food, it can just be about the position. It’s a commercial name and it’s about the art. So, I just ran with it and then Slushii came around, Marshmello, who are all AWESOME guys, but I am a little bit different where I am not branding as Whipped Cream the food. It is just my name and it’s art driven. It’s my name and it’s who I am.
Whipped Cream: Yup
People like to hear inspirational stories, give us a little insight in your hustle starting out as an artist when nobody really heard about your music. How did you get your music out there?
Whipped Cream: I mean, I would just upload edits to soundCloud. I didn’t really produce my own full records for a few years; I would just make edits of Rap tunes like of Kid Ink, and Young Ma, and Bauuer and such. I would just chop it up in Ableton and just learn how to produce a track but with other pieces like sampling. That’s kind of how I got my start. I had one big remix of Ella Eyre – Clothes Off, and it streamed like 26 million on YouTube and that was kind of my start and then eventually I learned how to
make my own songs. I would just promote myself. I come from a little island of 80,000 people, not many people made music there. I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew inside what my purpose was and I
knew that there was an end result. I didn’t know how or when I was going to get there and I am not even close to it right now. It’s your flow you just feel this thing inside and it’s taking you through and you just
And your being yourself. If there is one thing I take away from interviews is those people are WHO THEY ARE, they don’t try to fake or play music that isn’t them, and that’s what gets people up top.
Whipped Cream: It really does for longevity, anyone can write a hit, but then what’s next? What’s your story? Why do you do what you do? It’s not going to last you’ll be a one hit wonder.
Your rise up the festival cards was quite impressive, your name popped up and you rose to the sub-headliners pretty fast. What can you attribute to getting up that fast?
Whipped Cream: Oh man, I feel humbled to hear that, because I have been working on this for seven years. I hear it a lot, ‘wait,’ all of a sudden, ‘you have this new thing, this hot thing, Whipped Cream,’ but I knew seven years ago and I just worked every day. It’s not overnight, it’s not a one year thing. Nobody knows what happened in the last four years the last five years, the last six years. Yeah, the last year thi- my time is coming, it’s not even here yet, my time is COM-ING. I feel like I am a f**king bug under the
ground and I am just crawling out of the ground, I have not even butted yet. I am not even near what I am going to be, I feel inside. So, it could be ten years until I say I could make it. Who knows if I’ll even be able to say I made it, but I am in my flow and I feel good, but I am not yet comfortable.
Whipped Cream: That’s right
Bring us through the process of making music; are you sitting down on Tuesday night to BS around on a laptop? Or do you have a process where there is an inspiration where you are going to take it to this
step, this step, and talk with other people. ‘How does this sound? Is this me?’ Bring us through your process of making your sounds.
Whipped Cream: Well, for sure when I first started it was number one. I just always had my laptop with me to learn how to make music and what I think would rock the club and what I felt was right for where I was at with my sound. But, you know, one and two bother play a role with each other now. I go in there and I get inspired by say, Sicarrio, or I get inspired by going to see a rap show and then I go home and I write. So it’s both, I wouldn’t say I just fuck around, I always kind of have a purpose in what I do now. I
don’t think there is harm in fucking around, it’s just, I don’t have time to waste. Time is so precious, I literally don’t sleep at night to get what I’m supposed to become. So, I go in with a purpose at all times.
When you first started creating your music, who or what was your inspiration?
Whipped Cream: Skrillex… and Active Child.
You talk about wanting to impact your listeners. What have you found that is impactful? Is it lyrics; is it collaborations with other artists like you?
Whipped Cream: That’s a good question. I think what is more impactful is having a deep reason and meaning to your song. This energy you put into it, I don’t think, necessarily has to be lyrics. But, if you do what a global hit to impact more people I think lyrics are crucial. Although, ALTHOUGH, music is a universal language. There are instrumentals that have been hits. I just think it is the energy behind it really.
Makes sense because, you know, there’s DJ’s that go up there and play and there’s DJ’s that go up there and bring the energy. When we were at your set my buddy said to me, ‘you can feel her energy up there.’
Whipped Cream: Aww, and I can feel his energy!
You were good up there it was a lot of fun.
Whipped Cream: Thank you!
Your obviously one of the main faces when people say, ‘Women in EDM.’ Where do you see women in EDM in the next five years?
Whipped Cream: There’s more and more coming, and same with female rappers. It’s crazy, right now is a great time to come up. Fight and get up there, and show people what you are destined for. I think that
there is just going to be more and more. I am hearing of new ones every month and it I think it’s amazing, it’s beautiful. When I first started, man I felt alone.
When creating new music, what is the one thing you always have to battle through to get to that final sound that you want to create?
Whipped Cream: Hmmmmm, good question. I think that it’s…. Again, you can be in your flow and write a track in twelve hours, you can write a track in four hours if you’re in your flow. You have to go back and clean it up obviously, but the best tracks are done the quickest, I think. I don’t think there’s any process I think it’s just being in your flow. My answers don’t make any sense because it’s all energy based.
Awesome! Well, that’s all I have for you, do you have any questions?
Whipped Cream: No you asked great questions! Thank you.