Is this reality? Or are we Lost In Space?
WAZA returns with the 1st single off his upcoming debut album, Crooked Jaw.
Moving far away from his sample based ways, Lost In Space was written and performed from scratch.
An intergalactic aural adventure, the track moves seamlessly over a deep J Dilla-esque bass line, interwoven fuzzed out synth chords, while being held together by a syncopated, foot stomping beat.
Lost In Space sees WAZA team up with singer Sasha from Slumberhaze, scripting a modern day tale about a sweet girl escaping her reality via conventional social outlets and stereotypes. Lyrically, Sasha philosophises about escapism, acceptance and ultimate freedom of mind and soul.
This combination sees two worlds combine perfectly through abstract lyrical attack drawing from hip hop and southern roots atop spontaneous synth soundscapes.
On the mixing boards, veteran audio chief Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels) helped polish the final stages, bringing WAZA & Sasha’s spaceship back to earth.
Waza has made a name for himself with his audio-visual flavour of sample-driven hip-hop since the release of his 2014 debut, Love is a Battlefield. His uncanny ability to distil sepia-toned nostalgia with the cinematic and filter it through his sharp ear for samples has earned him a rep across radio and national blogs, including the likes of Richard Kingsmill, Dave Ruby Howe, hhhappy, triple j, Unearthed, FBi, ABC, and 2SER. His legacy grounded in the likes of J Dilla and DJ Shadow, Waza’s carved out a niche between the throwback and the now.