The most exciting independent label of 2010 – that’s Grizzly, obvs – goes from strength to strength with another killer release, ‘Ewid Disco’ by WAFA.
It might start off with italo intentions but don’t be fooled – this is disco, but not as we know it. It’s disco put through the blender with a Gameboy and a subwoofer, or as Grizzly kingpin Graeme Sinden puts it, “some kind of bastard italo track with crazy Super Mario Brothers bass lines.” As with previous Grizzly releases, it defies category.
Originally hailing from Norwich, reborn in a dingy studio in West London, WAFA plays drums in the dark hours and makes wonky bangers for kids to dance to. Influenced by Sony Playstation, pink wafers, V-Drums and Toddla T’s DJ sets and mentored by underground heroes Landslide and Seiji, WAFA has spent the last year honing his unique turbo sound.
Having first met Sinden when they both DJ’d at Basement Jaxx’s Inside Out parties in Brixton, he sent him some tracks for feedback and was instantly signed up to make an EP for the Grizzly imprint which has seen recent releases from Brodinski and SBTRKT, the latter partnering up with Sinden himself.
‘Ewid Disco’ is already getting heat from the upper echelons of the club world, having been picked up by Crookers for their recent Mixmag Covermount CD and used by Brodinski in his recent Mystery Mix. The jerky B Side ‘Pop Up’ has also had props from Gilles Peterson and SBTRKT
Side A – Ewid Disco
Side B – Pop Up
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