WATA – “DESERT”
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‘One-to-Watch’ artist WaTa started his musical journey at the young age of 6, known as Tamas Varga back in those days. Born and raised in Budapest / Hungary, he got through 12 years of classical music studies until he slowly became more interested in writing music for the present rather than performing music of the past. His first attempts as a beatmaker of the Hungarian underground hip-hop community gained him attention and appreciation of the scene.
The step-up from hip-hop to a wider range of genres and a more electronic style is a result of a 6 year quest in London, where he was introduced to the massive heritage of the UK’s electronic music. While completing the ‘commercial music’ course of the University of Westminster, WaTa’s music has been released by London and Budapest-based underground labels.
Since returning to Budapest, he now combines the influence of the UK’s unique sound and his own signature noisy, dirty, imperfectionist approach – and his new single “Desert” is a perfect example. Released today via Sidekick Music and in the wake of Inner City Blues, “Desert” is a sensational introduction to his forthcoming EP On My Way. It sees the Hungarian DJ & producer at his finest; combining mesmerizing synths, ambient sounds, and oh-so catchy percussions “a la WaTa”, with a hint of UK underground influences. Nothing but unique.
“I didn’t know how to categorize this sound so I came up with the genre ‘hipster tropical’ for myself. Not sure if this term exists but I think it’s spot on!”.
“Exploring a new sound is always a huge inspiration for me. Finding the tone of ‘On My Way’ made me finish almost all the instrumental parts of the EP in a couple of weeks”.
Release Date: February 11, 2022