Series I by I 31.05.18

DJ Boring reveals the story behind his lo-fi YouTube smash ‘Winona’

“It’s difficult to be judged”. 

In late 2016, a YouTube thumbnail of an adolescent Winona Ryder kept popping up on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook feeds. The vintage image appeared at the same time as Netflix’s Stranger Things, a globally popular sci-fi series that starred a present-day Winona so it’s understandable why people were confused.

Whether that confusion led to DJ Boring’s ‘Winona’, an unassuming but infectious lo-fi house roller, notching up almost half a million YouTube streams in just a few weeks has puzzled fans since.

Several years later, DJ Boring aka Tristan Hallis is a certified DJ and producer in his own right, having put out a string of solid releases for labels including Unknown to the Unknown and Lost Palms. After filming his Against The Clock session a couple weeks ago, we sat him down to find out the story behind the track that put him on the map.

Watch next: DJ Boring – Against The Clock

Luis Muñoz is on twitter. 



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