You know the 6 God and Trap God – now get familiar with the Bass God. Instrumentalist Brady Watt has been involved in some of the best hip-hop music that’s come out in recent times. He’s played alongside Mos Def and Jay Electronica, and has also contributed to music from G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Currensy, Joey Badass, and Rick Ross. He’s produced music for Talib Kweli and Styles P’s Seven, as well as a convenient eight tracks on Statik Selektah’s recent Eight album. The numbers are seemingly in the stars for Watt to keep ascending.
Last year, he signed to DJ Premier’s TTT (To The Top) label. Premier said that upon first meeting Watt, he felt like “he looked like the human version of his bass guitar.” When the legendary producer was approached about forming The Bigger Band, Watt was the first bassist he thought of. Last year, Watt collaborated with Preemo on the first-ever NPR Tinydesk performance by a DJ and traversed the world touring as a member of the band.
Now, he’s re-embarking on his solo journey, set to release his sophomore album To Get Back Home later this year. Today, he’s premiering his “Journeys Led By Intuition” single, and also letting us get a glimpse of an intimate studio session of the mesmerizing track. The song is a jazz, hip-hop and funk fusion which shows Watt’s versatility. “Journeys Led By Intuition” is an entrancing listen, but the video adds another level of dynamism. You can see his passionate immersion into every cascading note while playing the bass. His bass is the nucleus of the track, as the sturdy drum play and enchanting chimes make their way around his skillful maneuvering.
Our intuition is that Watt’s musical skills will continue to take him to new heights as an instrumentalist. You can stream “Journeys Led By Intuition” below.