Electric Forest 2019 Women to Watch: Whipped Cream
Canadian-born DJ Caroline Cecil aka Whipped Cream is a name that is becoming increasingly familiar in the electronic music scene in recent years. With appearances on some of the biggest festival lineups of this season, Whipped Cream is set to make her debut Electric Forest performance this June. Cecil is one of only a handful of female artists included on this year’s massive lineup. Other female artists on the lineup include Tokimonsta, Alison Wonderland, Honey Dijon, and Hannah Wants, as well as hard hitting live performances by vocalists such as Daya and LittleSimz. With this many powerful women on the lineup, the bar has been set for this young DJ’s first Electric Forest performance.
While this recent year has been her biggest yet, Whipped Cream has been on the map since her 2015 Shambhala performance, which she accredits as one of the big breaks in her career. Her passion for music started over 7 years ago when she attended her first music festival at the age of 18. Following this, she gained inspiration to learn how to create her own music and decided to dedicate her life to this passion. She dropped everything she was doing and locked herself in her room for 2 years in order to learn her craft. Growing up on soul, r&b and hip-hop music, she draws motivation for her sound from these genres as well as some of the legendary artists who shaped the electronic music genre today. Included in these electronic inspirations are artists such as Boys Noize, Skrillex, and of course their hard-hitting electro house duo Dog Blood. She also credits artists such as Zeds Dead and Baauer as inspiration to some of her more lyrical and trap-driven sounds. In combining all the different sounds and styles of the artists she looked up to, she seems to have found the perfect way to bring together all her inspirations into her own unique sound.
With a significant record of major festival appearances from 2015-2017 and the release of her debut ep Resistance, Whipped Cream started to gain the attention of some big producers and artists in the scene. Her bold and gritty take on bass music paired with a strong attitude and character has led her to work with many of the artists she admired when she started producing. She had the opportunity to work with Skrillex’s own blog NEST HQ as well as the opportunity to play with Zeds Dead at their 2-night Deadbeats tour run in Chicago.
Cecil’s most recent release, “Time” with DeathbyRomy debuted just in time for two of the biggest performances of her career, Ultra Music Festival and both weekends of Coachella. This track combines personal euphoric lyricism with dark, heavy basslines. All this whipped up into the perfectly calm yet pounding drop makes this song just one of Cecil’s many masterpieces.
Whipped Cream’s continuous ability to defy double standards in a male-dominated industry is just one of the many reasons why she is one of our Electric Forest Women to Watch.