Deep Cotton

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Deep Cotton is an American funk duo based in Atlanta, whose members are Chuck Lightning and Nate "Rocket" Wonder.[1] Part of the Wondaland Arts Society,[2][3] they are also sometimes called the "Punk Prophets".[4]

Music career[edit]

Lightning and Wonder met in 2002 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.[5] The pair were roommates, and began collaborating when Lightning overheard Wonder playing music and started shouting to his music. Wonder said this became a competition to see who could "out-crazy" the other person, and their musical collaboration is basically a chance to do "whatever the hell we want."[6]

They produce music, including that of Grammy nominated artist Janelle Monáe, another co-founder of the Wondaland collective.[3] They began to gain notoriety of their own after their song "We're Far Enough from Heaven Now We Can Freak Out" was featured in a Sonos commercial featuring Monáe.[7][8] The single was released in October 2012.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Wonder is the older brother of Roman GianArthur, another member of the Wondaland Arts Collective.[10]



  1. ^ "We Bumped Our Heads Against the Clouds", The Believer, July/August 2010.
  2. ^ "AUDIO FILES: Listen to Deep Cotton, The Essex Green : Audio File with Vanessa Franko". 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  3. ^ a b Ann Powers, "Janelle Monae in Wondaland: The Atlanta-based musician lets her creative spirits flow through song, dance and her Wondaland Arts Society collective, which welcomes all artists into the groove." Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Gillian 'Gus' Andrews (2010-07-21). "Janelle Monae turns rhythm and blues into science fiction". Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  5. ^ Chuck Lightning, ""AT The Drive IN & The Birth of Deep Cotton: (Rock Ain’t Jus Bout White Guys Vol 1", April 17, 2012.
  6. ^ Brown, Harley (August 13, 2015). "Deep Cotton Does 'Whatever the Hell We Want to Do' at Wondaland Records". Spin. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Janelle Monae Sonos Commercial + Deep Cotton Song (Full)". That ISH!!!!. 2012-10-27. Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  8. ^ "Janelle Monáe's Sonos House Party | Sonos". 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - We're Far Enough from Heaven Now We Can Freak Out - Single by Deep Cotton". 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  10. ^ Bean, Adan (May 21, 2015). "The Forth Five: Roman GianArthur". Forth District. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "57821 (feat. Deep Cotton): Janelle Monáe: Official Music". Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  12. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 18, 2015). "Deep Cotton — "Let's Get Caught" (Feat. Jidenna) Video". Stereogum. Retrieved September 30, 2015.

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