Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


band members

Waza


Influences

J Dilla, DJ Premier, RZA


Bio

Armed with a sick sense of beatmaking and a soft-focus throwback vibe, Sydney's Waza has distilled starry-eyed nostalgia with hip hop sensibility in his new mixtape, Love is a Battlefield.

A showcase of romance and Waza's keen sense of multi-instrumentalism, the mixtape weaves together soaring whimsical strings and glittering vocal samples, all held together by the dreamy infectious beat. It's the sonic incarnation of amour and beating hearts, a mix of tricky production and intrigue.

Warren Abela AKA Waza is a Sydney based Beat Maker, producing a fusion of hip hop, jazz and rock instrumentals. Starting out as bass player at the age of 13, inspired by the nineties movement, Warren grew into a multi - instrumentalist picking up the guitar, piano, drums, synthesizer, the turntable & various samplers. For over 10 years, he has been experimenting with a diverse range of sounds in his home studio.

Waza has also been very active in live music scene across Australia over the past 15 years performing at the annual Australian music festivals & multiple national tours.

His 2011 Remix of House of Pain classic hit “Jump Around” was selected by the band to open their Australian shows around the country.

Waza’s mixtape Love is a Battlefield is the result of years of hard work honing his craft, culminating into an endearing seven-track EP.

Review

Review of Act 2 by Waza Richard Ki...

23 May 2014

Triple J
30

Love the American Graffiti vibe of this one.

Love the American Graffiti vibe of this one.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

17 Mar 2014

Triple J
35

Waza's clearly got a grasp on his production tools and must have a near infinite sample library to patch together this beat collage.

Waza's clearly got a grasp on his production tools and must have a near infinite sample library to patch together this beat collage.