DEC 27TH // LE VOYEUR // OLYMPIA, WA
Carter Wilson (born March 7th, 1994) is an Afro-Indigenous interdisciplinary artist, from Oakland, CA. He currently operates out of Tacoma, WA where he is preparing his next release for the end of 2019.
A self-proclaimed “champion of authentic expression”, he creates genre-less psychedelic music, blending vivid lyrical imagery with intricate rhyme schemes and colorful melodies. While Carter Wilson's sound is flush with hip-hop and trip-hop elements, his signature vocal-layering style adds a particular power to his music that is impossible to miss. His early influences include Mac Miller, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, and Portishead.
Raised by two university trained sociologists, Carter Wilson creates with a sense of urgency and awareness. He recognizes the power of language and the role that it plays in the liberation of consciousness. This understanding is at the core of his creative intention.
In 2013 Carter Wilson relocated from Oakland, CA to Washington. He has since spent time living between Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia as he developed his voice and sonic identity with the releases of "The Captaincy EP" (2015), "FREEFALL" (2016), "DONTSPEAK" (2016), "2009" (2017), and "!!!!!" (2018).
When he isn't working on music, Carter Wilson spends time wearing multiple hats for The Unilalia Group, the creative firm co-founded by Carter and his brothers Ellis Wilson and Perry Wilson.
JAN 24TH // COPIOUS // BALLARD, WA