Wazzabi

Wazzabi

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Danish musician/producer team Thor Madsen and Anders Hentze formed Wazzabi, arguably one of the world’s biggest sounding duos, in 2005. Working with a network of partners and co-writers in primarily New York, Copenhagen, Denmark, and São Paulo, Brazil. Wazzabining (full CD) release 6.11.2010

Biography

Wazzabi’s music is cinematic, a kaleidoscope of genres that testify to Thor Madsen’s and Anders Hentze’s involvement with everything from free jazz over Brazilian music to progressive rock and club music.

The two band members have toured and recorded with artists like Norah Jones, Wax Poetic, U-Roy (godfather of dub), Ndea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) & Camille Jones, played along side jazz men like Dewey Redman, Fred Hersch & Chris Cheek, turned the envelope on Nu-Jazz with the Nublu Crew and Erik Truffaz, sweated it out with NYC hip-hoppers The Real Live Show and delivered the music for Martin Scorsese’s lifetime achievement award ceremony at the Tribeca Film festival.

Wazzabi’s debut EP ‘A Bigger Form’ was released October 2008, followed by the 2009 single “Come Along”. The EP, single as well as the new album “Wazzabing” are available for download in online music stores globally including all iTunes Music Stores.

The EP features five tracks of Wazzabi with an international line of guests: ‘Falta de Falta’ with soaring Brazilian vocals by Carlos Zimbher (São Paulo, Brazil), intense funky New York rap on ‘Listen’ by MCs Dionysos & Stimulus (US) of The Real Live Show, ‘A Bigger Form’ and ‘Amazed’ featuring the profound spoken words by Jeffrey D. Jensen (DK/US) and ‘Obsession’ with the powerful and beautiful voice of techno diva Camille Jones (DK).

The single “Come Along” features Danish/American vocalist Shaka Loveless. An album version featuring super turntablist Tue Track is presented on “Wazzabining”.

The band remixed Danish trip hop success Blue Foundation’s single “Eyes On Fire” used for the soundtrack of the 2008 movie ‘Twilight’. Thor Madsen co-wrote and produced five tracks on Camille Jones’ latest album “Barking Up the Wrong Tree”, remixed by European DJ star Fedde LeGrand.

Wazzabi is currently working on a new Brazilian project with Brazilian MPB star Zeca Baleiro, due for release in 2011. Exciting stuff…….

Discography

Wazzabining (CD), Wazzabi Music, 2010
Come Along (Single), Wazzabi Music, 2009
A Bigger Form (EP), Wazzabi Music, 2008