AIAIAI MIX 019
Founder of Dirt Tech Reck, Waajeed emerged from the birthplace of techno and soul driven hip-hop underground music, Detroit. Today, a force to be reckoned with, Waajeed continues to push the envelope as a producer and with his eclectic DJ sets.
Clubbing in Detroit in the late 90's was a magical time. Dark spaces filled with funky tech beats blurred the genres. This mix is reminiscent of those late nights becoming early mornings. Ghetto Tech or Booty as us locals called it was the sound of the time. Artist like DJ Godfather, Jammin Gerald and Deeon were our modern day Mozart. Creating and playing the music that filled the dancefloor and my imagination.
We created the series to promote and compensate musicians with new weekly mix releases on Soundcloud and Mixcloud - all curated by Benji B.
In an increasingly uncertain business of being a musician DJ or performing artist we wanted to find a way to contribute to supporting the music and nightlife scene.
The effort intends to equip artists to advance their creative and performance opportunities on a global stage, as nightclubs and music venues have largely faced ongoing closures and other restrictions internationally as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.