Waajeed always comes correct but from the direction you least expect. “Heavy” is the lead track from his latest EP, Ten Toes Down, and with that big vocal you might expect big bouncy chords and a huge peak-hour build.

No no: Instead he takes the path less travelled to get to to top, with vocalist Candi Lindsey (who added a soulful tint to early, classic Wu Tang Clan tracks under the name Blue Raspberry) climbing the mounting with that “heavy” weight on her back, pausing in some scat-based diversions and then jumping back on the path for the upward climb.

Who’s making house music like this right now? Who actually can?

“Heavy” is featured on Ten Toes Down, Waajeed’s new EP available on vinyl from Juno and vinyl/digital from Waajeed’s Bandcamp.


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Artist: Waajeed
Title: Heavy ft. Candi Lindsey
Label: Dirt Tech Reck
CAT: DTR 016
Release Date: Out now