A GoPride Interview

Wynter Gordon

Wynter Gordon interview with ChicagoPride.com

Wed. November 10, 2010  by Jerry Nunn

Wynter Gordon
Dance music singer Wynter Gordon is bringing her warm voice to Roscoe's as part of the Fusion Radio Chicago 7-year anniversary party and celebration. It will be Wynter time before you know it in Chicago!

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hi, Wynter. Where you calling from today?

WG: (Wynter Gordon) Hi, Jerrrrry! I am in California at the Enterprise parking lot, getting a rental car.

JN: What are you doing out there?

WG: I am writing new material.

JN: So a full album as opposed to the EP, The First Dance, that just dropped November 9th?

WG: The EP was sort of like my greatest hits album. Those were collaborations with other people plus one new song. I just like to get new material in every time that I have an idea.

JN: Are you working with the producers you have worked with before?

WG: A bunch of people have sent me music, but this time I am going in by myself. It is just me and an engineer, a very intimate setting. Sometimes that is when I work my best.

JN: Where are you originally from?

WG: Jamaica Queens, New York.

JN: Oh, a New York girl. Is the track "I Feel Love" on the EP a Donna Summer cover?

WG: Yes, it is with the Rhythm Masters and MYNC. They approached me and wanted to remix it. They asked me to the do the vocals.

JN: Your song with David Guetta "Toyfriend" I listen to all the time.

WG: Great, I hope you shake your butt to it.

JN: I will at Roscoe's when you play there. Are you excited about coming to Chicago?

WG: I love Chicago. I was just there. Chicago is a fun place. I hung out with a bunch of Bulgarians last time. I went to a Bulgarian dance party underground. It was pretty weird.

JN: This will be a different trip at a gay bar. There are many good people performing with you also.

WG: Oh yeah, who?

JN: Erykah Jayne and Kaci Battaglia, who I just spoke to the other day.

WG: Sounds awesome.

JN: Are you bringing your wind machine and sparkles with you?

WG: Of course. Well, actually. The time you are speaking of I was at a club and they put it on youtube.com. That was the first time that I used it. It was pretty awesome. I would like to do that again.

JN: Any special messages you want to say to your gay fans?

WG: I just want to say thank you for supporting me and getting behind me. I really appreciate it.

JN: I will meet you before the show.

WG: Good, I will be a bit more awake. I had a root canal right before my flight here to California and I am on all types of codeine.

JN: Oh no! Well, you will be recovered by the time you get to town.

WG: Yes, and then I will be crazy! I will see you there!!!

Celebrate Fusion Radio Chicago's 7th Anniversary at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted, with Wynter and the gang such as Erika Jayne and Kaci Battaglia singing on Friday Nov. 12th. For more information visit www.roscoes.com and www.fusionchicago.com. For more information on Wynter visit www.wyntergordon.com.

Interviewed by Jerry Nunn. Jerry Nunn is a contributing writer to the GoPride Network. His work is also featured in Windy City Times, Nightspots Magazine and syndicated nationally.