Over the last two years wAFF has become one of the most engaging artists on the international circuit joining the ever popular and influential Hot Creations gang, several highly commended releases and a residency with Jamie Jones’s ‘Paradise’ and Loco Dice's ‘Used & Abused’ already under his belt. As the future offers up a whole world of opportunity, he's putting his all into creating music of the highest quality, built to unite and excite in equal amounts.
A former dancer and actor, self-expression has always come naturally to wAFF. Music became another extension of his creative output around 10 years ago when he began to flirt with production via Fruity Loops. He quickly became obsessed with making music but remained staunch in his belief that he would only release music if he thought it was going to make a big impact. So for several years he toiled away, inspired by visits to Ibiza, the early years of DC10; DJs like Marco Carola, Tania Volcano, Loco Dice and Luciano all feeding into his pool of inspiration. Along the way friends tried to encourage him to release the music he was making immediately, but he sat tight, adamant that he would wait until he'd struck gold.
'Jo Johnson' was that precious nugget he'd been striving to discover and it did exactly what he wanted it to. A chance meeting with Richy Ahmed in Ibiza set the wheels in motion and, when the track was ready, he sent it to the Hot Creations A&R. It was snapped up immediately and the track left a trail of devastation in its wake, championed by the bossman Jamie Jones of course, and played by everyone from Sven Vath to Cajmere.
Since the track was released in 2012 he's become resident at Jamie's Paradise event at DC10 in Ibiza, Loco Dice has signed him up as resident for his Used & Abused parties and he has releases penciled in for release with Desolat, Drumcode, Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity and Cocoon. As you might be able to tell from the labels that he's releasing with wAFF is operating within the techno sphere, keeping it tough yet emotive, captivating the dancefloor and creating a deep, absorbing narrative with each track. Current inspirations include Ben Klock, Marcel Fengler, Fred P, Marcel Dettman & Oliver Deutchmann, masters in the art of combining rugged beats with deep, heartfelt melodies.
wAFF is a gifted young man, exuding energy from deep within. He applies this gift to his music, promoting positive vibes and connectivity through his music. From solo killers such as 'Ibiza', 'BeatmakerZ' and the anthemic 'Love' through to his remix work for artists such as Fur Coat, DJ W!LD, Freaks and Digitaria, he's proven time and again that he transmit powerful frequencies that captivate and transfix audiences around the globe.
wAFF's aim is simple; to make a difference to the world through the transmission of energy through music, judging by his progress so far, he's bound to achieve that righteous goal... and the positive beats keep rolling.