Firstly, thank you very much for being a part of this project.
Please introduce yourself:My name is Justin Elwin and I am a Producer/DJ working under the name HWLS.
Where were you born and raised?Born and raised in theouthwest region of WA.
What drives you in your work ?The idea of learning and making sounds that people haven’t really heard makes me want to create. I like the idea of using things the way shouldn’t be designed. Surroundings and a level of uncomfort make good starts to ideas.
How do ‘treat your self/ after a long week at the grind?I usually play b-ball with friends on the weekend, have a few natty’s and keep it pretty low key. Not the biggest fan of large social gatherings.
Name a Artist of any discipline that has inspired you living or dead?Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) would be a big part of opening me up to pushing music boundaries and also from a visual and brand stand point showed me how to keep audiences on their toes.
Next holiday destination ?I don’t about any holidays plans in the near future haha, but I was suppose to spend sometime in Italy this year, so hopefully on the other side of this COVID 19 isolation I can get there to explore.
Movie or book you have seen/read this year you would recommend to friend.Movie would be Uncut Gems, Watch that now! and I don’t really read much so any book suggestions are welcome!
Whats for dinner tonight?Some spicy fusilli, from scratch, it's easy, learn to cook you lazy fuckers.