For this installment of ‘The Collection’ guest mix series we have up and coming house producer No Way Back. No Way Back’s sound is a beautiful medley of deep house, hip-hop, soul, and R&B. NWB has made waves from States to the UK with his debut single “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” that landed in the Top 10 of the UK Music Week Club Chart. Based in L.A. by way of Miami, he’s one to watch.
Tune Collective: It’s about time we had a proper mix and interview with a house act like yourself. Tell us what No Way Back means to you, and what your vision is for this project.
No Way Back: The meaning behind No Way Back is about pushing forward through life, love, and heartbreak. My vision behind the project is to make songs that feel good and put my experiences into my music so that people can connect to it.
TC: You don’t have a huge discography yet, but what you do have is pretty amazing. Where do your musical influences come from? What is the catalyst for your groovy, soulful, sound?
NWB: My early influences come from soul, funk, hip hop and Rnb. When I first fell in love with dance music about 10 years ago the combination of it all are the roots of my sound. I started out making Hip hop and Rnb songs working under some pretty big producers. When I first heard Daft Punk, Justice, Chromeo and Mstrkrft I really got inspired to start making dance music.
TC: Your debut original ‘Back2Life’ is a collaboration with Le Youth on Feenizpawl’s Eclyspe Records. How does it feel to debut your first single with such a talented artist, and how did yall link up?
NWB: I’ve always been a big fan of Le Youth and I genuinely really like hanging out with the guy. Le Youth was supporting my first release “It’s Not Right But Its Ok” in a lot of sets and our management linked us together. When we got in the studio we quickly realized that we were on the same page. It was a pleasure collaborating with him on “Back2Life”.
TC: So you’re based in Los Angeles by way of Miami. Between the two, how are the house music scenes similar, and how are they different?
NWB: Miami is a major hub for electronic music shows where Los Angeles is a major hub for creating electronic music . With venues like LIV and Story booking the best talent in the world on a weekly basis its kind of hard not to be inspired in Miami. Every year with Ultra and Miami Music Week coming to town it was great to just be around the culture and it really inspired me to become a producer. When I first started coming to LA it was really refreshing being around so many like minded creatives. There are so many people to collaborate with here it really gives you an advantage as a producer. Being around so many talented song writers and producers every day it definitely pushes you to be better. Just like Miami the west coast is such a large market for dance music and the fans out here are real die hards too.
TC: What music do you have in the pipeline? Can we expect more re-works or originals in the near future?
NWB: Right now I’m working on all originals. I have music that ranges from dance tracks for the clubs to downtempo future Rnb tracks. I can’t wait to show you guys the different sides of NWB.
TC: I generally like to leave a question open for the artist to share a little bit. Is there anything about your project or brand you really want your fans to know? Maybe some special news upcoming?
NWB: I want people to know that my music comes from a genuine place. I co write a lot of my music with song writers for this reason alone. The music is a vibe that I love and I want people to relate to the stories in the original songs I have coming out. There will be something for everyone. Songs to play in the clubs, songs to listen to during a break up or songs to just cruise down the PCH and vibe to. I also just released a new remix for an Australian artist named LDRU. The single is called Next To You. I really love how the remix turned out. I hope you guys do too 🙂
No Way Back ft Le Youth – Back 2 Life
Avicii – My Feelings For You – Fubu 2016 Bootleg
Duke Dumont – Be Here
Craig David & Sigala – Ain’t Giving Up
No Way Back ft Decarlo – Alright Without You
Blonde – Rhythm Of The Night
Fat Boy Slim – Praise You Right Now (Dunisco Remix)
Tieks ft. Dan Harkna – Sunshine
Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon – Freal Like Me – Armand Van Helden Remix
TV Noise – Think (feat. Jessame)
L D R U – Next To You (No Way Back Remix)
ZHU – Generationwhy
Jungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners – This Girl Tall Boys 100-122 Transition
Jax Jones ft. Mike Dunn & MNEK – House Work
Ill Blu – So Deep
No Way Back – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
Craig David – Fill Me In – Bassic Remix
Drake – Hype – James Hype Remix
Shermanology – Movin’ Too Fast
Crazy Cousinz, Kyla – Do You Mind (essess remix)
No Way Back – Honey