Detroit’s very own Waajeed pays tribute to his home city with a new 12-track long player which dips its toe into a widely spread array of sounds. Bringing a jazz-tinged house sound at it’s core, the project also touches on hiphop, soul, downtempo, and electronica, and finds a neat balance between club-focused house music and a more esoteric storytelling approach. Fans of the jazzy club sound which labels such as Local Talk Records and Freerange Records provide will love everything about this
one. From the robust, filtered basslines, to the silky smooth brass-esque melodies, it delivers an authentic sonic palette that does Detroit proud. Landing on Berlin-based imprint Tresor Records, the record finds Waajeed make his debut with the label, where the likes of DJ Stingray, Jeff Mills, FJAAK, and Donato Dozzy have released previously. In terms of features it also struggles to disappoint, with credits including Black Nix, Archpriest Rev. Wanika K. Stephens, and De’Sean Jones.
Where to start:
Motor City Madness: Playful house grooves and smooth brass melodies
Snake Eyes: Filtered basslines meet rhythmic synth work and laidback keys
Keep It Coming: Chunky percussive hits and warm, heavy set bass tones
Previous from Waajeed:
From The Dirt LP (2018, Dirt Tech Reck)
The War LP (2007, Fat City Records)
If you like this then check out:
Jneiro Jarel – After A Thousand Years LP (2020, Far Out Recordings)
Dave Aju – TXLAX LP (2019, Mule Musiq)
Waajeed – Memoirs Of Hi-Tech Jazz LP is out now on Tresor Records.