Biography of Doug Waylo
|Real name / ||Douglas McMillen|
|Moniker(s) / ||Doug Waylo, Clouded Minds|
Like all artists, Doug Waylo mixes ambition, passion and his diverse life experience to create a lusciously beautiful and rhythmic sound.
Raised in a small town between Boston and New York, Doug began by teaching himself to play guitar, writing his first song at age 14. While still in high school he formed the band Tracey Jane, recording an album and playing several gigs around new England.
Doug moved to Paris and was dramatically influenced by its avant guarde fashion and music styles. Doug’s sound reflected this change. Blown away by the European dance/party styles, Doug was inspired by the true emotional shared bond of the music experience that the European social scene provided. “Global music is free from language barriers but continues to express emotion and tell the story of the human experience better than words ever could.”
Upon returning State side, Doug found the European experience that inspired him at Twilo, changing his perception of American music. Much the same way he taught himself guitar, Doug learned how to spin through hard work and training of technical expertise. Receiving immense positive feedback, Doug moved to San Francisco where he studied audio and midi technology, acoustics, audio engineering and began his production career.
Yearning for New York yet again, Doug has returned home in full force, not looking back. Since his arrival, Doug has worked with !k7 Records/Studio distribution, Acute Recordings, NY Love, Tracy Reiss of The Crystal Method, and Rosko.
Doug is still moving forward at lightening speed. Currently he is working on a full artist album which he plans to release internationally. Most recently, Waylo has found a new excitement in not only using vocals, but recording his on voice on tracks.
“I believe that the place where music is truly its most powerful is when the sound lies somewhere between dark and light, between heaven and hell, when you can’t tell which way the track is going to go but rather hovers on that line. That’s the point where this music is at its strongest and where it tells the story of our lives.”