For Wendel Sield, it all began at a very young age, when he was trying to beatmatch two tapes with cassette players at home. His family was really into music and Wendel was surrounded by jazz, soul and funk, which explains his love for these genres. When he was 15, he started working on his own music mixes, gathering all the vinyl he could find.
Being influenced by jazz, soul and funk, his mixes stood out and some time later he started working on his first release “History of Black People”. Banoffee Pies Records provided Wendel with the platform to release his first VA record which ended up ‘sold out’ in all vinyl shops across the globe.
“For me, being a good dj means taking the time to actually go to a record store, dig for records, create a good track selection and combine this with great mixing skills. There’s no skill in pressing sync, a lot of people only do it for the fame. If you find yourself in the position to entertain people with your music, make sure to be on top of your game.”
At the moment, Wendel Sield holds a residency at “RADION Amsterdam”, “Our Society”, “Spot On” and runs the “0356 Kollektiv” in Amsterdam who are well known fort their ‘world music’ mixes on Red Light Radio. Currently he is working on his next 12 inch EP’s, scheduled for later this year. So, keep an eye out for these and if you get the chance to see him as a deejay, don’t miss out on his mixes of down-tempo funk, Chicago house, acid and even electro.