Tell us about your new single
‘Spread a Little Love’ is Part 1 of 3 Singles I’m releasing under the
Art and Technique Sessions. The Sessions Took place in my friends studio in Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW. The inspiration behind this track was Little Richard meets The Beastie Boys.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
A vegetarian dish with a glass of sparkling water. It’s a great way to cleanse your body.
Which song resonates most strongly and why?
‘Spread a Little Love’ as it set the bench mark at the time in the recording sessions. It infused all my influences to my best ability.
Any on the road anecdotes?
Sparkling water, fruit and a great ipod mix.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Old movies, J Dilla, Jimi Hendrix & past memories.
What’s next for you?
The release of the 2nd & 3rd Singles.
What’s your scene?
Listen to “Spread a Little Love”
Caught in the fork in the road between the cinematic and the musical, Sydney beatmaker Waza fuses starry eyes and tender words with slick hip-hop sensibilities and an effortless throwback vibe. Taking his cue sonically from the likes of J Dilla, DJ Shadow and Pete Rock, Waza takes universal constants like love and attraction and distils them with master precision and a versatile brand of multi-instrumentalism, transcending the aural and the emotional and broadcasting it in CinemaScope and Technicolour.
A profound appreciation of both hip-hop and cinema fused itself into Waza’s musical sensibilities from a young age, resulting in a seamless blend of flawless technique with the vulnerability of human emotion. His beats are dusted with gritty traces of Blaxploitation and film noir, the aesthetic of bustling cityscapes and a keen knack for sonic story-telling. Waza dropped his first mixtape in early 2014, Love is a Battlefield, a story of love in seven acts, described by Waza as ‘a love story narrated with beats’. The mixtape’s rap sheet was long and formidable – hhhappy awarded it five stars, ABC’s Fenella Kernebone dubbed it ‘a little romantic nostalgia wrapped up in a great package of beats’, with the debut also winning spins and rotation from the likes of triple j, Unearthed, FBi and 2SER.