Waahli - DERIVE (feat. Webz)

Song of the Day
Hosted by Gabriel Teodros

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Gabriel Teodros, host of Early on KEXP, is "DERIVE (feat. Webz)" by Waahli, a 2021 single on Wyzah Musk Prod.


 
Subscribe Here:

Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts Overcast Podcasts  Pocket Casts  Stitcher

pHOTO by Evan Shay
written by jasmine Albertson

Born and raised in Montreal to a Haitian family, Waahli is one of the leading members of Hip Hop supergroup Nomadic Massive. He is revered as a trilingual emcee (English, French, Creole), guitarist and beatmaker. In 2018, he broke out on his own to release the debut solo album Black Soap and has since followed that up with 2020’s Soap Opera EP (Waahli is also an organic soap maker, hence his thematic focus on the sudsy cleaning product) and a string of singles.

One of his recent singles and today’s Song of the Day is a reimagining of the song "À la Derive,” originally written by Haitian songwriter Fabrice Rouzier and performed by his fellow countryman Eric Charles. Built on a series of guitar loops entitled “nights in the cave” that Waahli regularly posted on social media and featuring vocals from the Paris-based Franco-Haitian singer Webz, the song is a dreamier, jazzier, more melancholic take on the Haitian original.

 

 

More From Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of the Morning Show on KEXP, is "Blending" by High Vis, from the 2022 album Blending on Dais. &nbs…

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Gabriel Teodros, host of Early on KEXP, is "Tongue Tied (feat. asante)" by Sango, from the 2022 album Great Lakes Influen…

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Gabriel Teodros, host of Early on KEXP, is "COMPLEX OF KILLING A MAN (feat. Baby Rose)" by BLK ODYSSY, from the 2022 albu…

Click anywhere to return to the site