Willem Wolfe is a musician, artist, and DJ creating sonic and visual worlds in Los Angeles, California.
Born into an entertainment family, Willem has been creating his entire life. Though he explores all manner of creative expression, Willem describes himself primarily as a musician who organizes sounds and silence, weaving what he hears and imagines he hears into arrangements for the public to absorb and digest.
Whether he is creating beats, songs, or visual art, it’s the act of creation itself—the process—that drives him and informs his work. To his eyes and ears, everything has merit, all art is a statement of the creator’s intention at the time and therefore is to be respected. An opinion? Perhaps. A moment in time, a statement of one’s own truth, most certainly.
As for Willem himself, he creates to escape, needing to fully immerse himself into each sound, each track, until it transcends his original thought—then he’s on to the next one.
Willem’s musical influences include The Velvet Underground, Patience and Prudence, James Brown, and DJs Soul Clap and Aphex Twin—the latter of which helped shape his idea of what it means to be an artist. Beyond music, he loves The Mighty Boosh, and spends a lot of time reading and researching UFO history, citing influence from Star Trek, Arthur C. Clarke, and Bob Lazar. His fascination with aliens and the paranormal makes its way into his work quite a lot—and maybe it’s those weird secret samples he mixes in with his music that make it so unique.
You might catch Willem DJing around Los Angeles, where he’s held residencies at The Viper Room, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Bronson Bar, Bigfoot Lodge, or playing with one of his bands, FIM, or Juggs. He’s performed on the Heineken Stage at Coachella and spent several years working at the (very haunted) Village Recorders in West LA—and survived to tell the tale.
Willem is also a street artist and is currently apprenticing with Shepard Fairey in between gigs and sessions in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.
HAL: What is going to happen, Dave?
Dave: Something wonderful.
projects, appearances and associated acts
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FIM- My first real band. Me- Lead Vocals, Nick Biddie - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Brandon Rauch - lead guitar, backing vocals, Trevor Roberts- Aaronson - bass, backing vocals, Brian Terata - drums, percussion.
JUGGS- Me and Brandon.
REMIX- Aaliyah "Rock the Boat"
A collaborative effort released on Aaliyah's birthday, 2022. Really enjoyed working on this.
PAINT THE TOWN PODCAST- Great chat with Teachr and James. Thanks for having me, guys!
BROKEN HEART- The title says it all....
CAN WE BE FRANKY
CANWEBEFRANKY INSTAGRAM- Some of my art.
Music from JUGGS. Had a lot of fun... Check it out!
IN THE TRENCHES
April 22, 2022
with Ryan Roxie
IN THE TRENCHES with Ryan Roxie- The amazing Ryan Roxie and I discuss music, art, shadows and making your own way! Thank you so much for having me on. Had a blast!