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Robert O’Bryant could be chosen to bring back the meaning of dance music. House and hip hop, genres descending from funk and disco, couldn’t be explained separately for this artist.
In the early 2000s, he mixed and produced for hip hop legends Slum Village and maintained a deep connection with the local Detroit scene. Around 2010 all that attention shifted to the production of electronica in order to illuminate dance floors with a kaleidoscopic sound that reveals the rich heritage of this music, the futurism of the Detronian sound palette and the groove of house itself.
Waajeed is the alias under which O’Bryant explores dance music. Using elements of R&B or soul, he’s restored faith to many with songs like “Get Live”, “Shango” or the hypnotic EP Hocus Pocus (Deviation, 2019). When Waajeed takes the stage, feet break loose, hips start moving and heads tussle. Put on your most comfortable shoes, you won’t be able to stop dancing.