Waitz aka Matteo Cingolani comes from a world far removed from his hooky yet heady tech-house grooves that he is fast becoming known for. In 2009 Matteo begun his first forays into the dance music landscape, attending numerous parties. Matteo was instantly lured by the rhythmic sounds of breakbeat, hip-hop and funk convincing him to learn how to DJ.
After a number of years DJ’ing Matteo’s desire to create his own sounds for his sets led to him taking up production in 2013. Since then Matteo has gone onto release on Basica Recordings, Defined Music, Madtech all in the space of nine months, whilst recently appearing on one of dance music’s most renowned annual compilations ‘Defected in the House’ with his Traxsource #4 hit ‘THPS’.
Now Waitz has emerged he continues to go from strength-to-strength with releases in the coming weeks and months on Daylight Robbery Records, Elrow Music, King Street Sounds, Material Series and today he gets Shanghaied with a club focused weapon ‘Freak’. With slick. tight punchy drums, super groovy bass line and sultry, stuttery vocals this one is sure to have you freakin’ on the dance floor!
Waitz ‘Freak’ is out today on Shanghaied via Traxsource, click here to grab a copy!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A selection of some of my favourite ‘Freak’-y house cuts!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My favourite track on it is Footsteps by Latmun. I love the bassline and the power of the groove, Latmun is one of my favourite producers at the moment!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I tried to mix stuff I usually play at gigs and other stuff I don’t usually have the chance to play out. I really enjoyed recording it and I hope you enjoy listening !
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
My best gig so far is without any doubt is, when I made my debut in Ibiza at Hi Ibiza this summer. Great venue, amazing crowd great hospitality and organisation from the team at Hi, I will never forget this amazing experience.
What have you got coming up?
I have some cool remixes in the pipeline plus an EP for Paul’s Boutique Records, the imprint from Italian House icon Paolo Martini and also my return on Shanghaied records at the end of the year. I can’t wait to for everyone to hear the new stuff.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank you to those who have supported me until now and for those reading or hearing about me for the first time, I hope you enjoy and hope to all see you soon at some gigs!
Also thank you to Data Transmission and Shanghaied for the continued support.x
1. Vibe Killers – Means of Escape
2. Roberto Palmero – In Side on Me
3. wAFF – Karimba
4. Wade – Bump ‘n Grind
5. Latmun – Footsteps feat Amy Douglas
6. Carloh – Selva Magica
7. Prok & Fitch – Seagulls
8. Dale Howard – Substance
9. DJOKO – Street Games (Waitz Remix)
10. Waitz – Freak
11. Prok & Fitch – Parker The Virgin
12. Paolo Martini – Fiamma
13. ANOTR – Boogieman