Estonian Duo WATEVA Shows Us Their Vast Soundscape

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WATEVA made a splash earlier this summer with the release of their debut album Disposable Society and now they’ve spun up a solid mix!


The sound of house music has permeated speakers around the world for decades, but that isn’t where Tallinn-based duo WATEVA began their story. Both members, Hugo Martin Maasikas and Kris Evan Säde, come from different spaces in the realm of music with Hugo initially finding success under the alias CARTOON and Kris signing his first record deal at the age of 13. But when they became tired of the drum and bass sound that dominated the sonic spectrum in their home country, they looked to make waves together in the realm of house music.

Since first joining forces, WATEVA has gone on to deliver a number of singles ranging from 2018’s “My Love 2 U” and “I’m Talkin About” to 2020’s “Cold Fumes (In Mid-June)” and “Rear View Mirror.” But the best was yet to come from the duo as they geared up to release their debut album, and this year marked the arrival of their biggest body of work to date. Released back in August, Disposable Society landed for the world to consume and featured 13 tracks that were perfect for the final month of summer.

The album is littered with darker electronic soundscapes and emotional vocals that play into the thematic elements of a dim future due to the way society is currently heading. Tracks like the previously released “Cold Fumes (In Mid-June)” are welcome additions to the album, but other tracks including “Someone Better” with Emily J, “Burn Out” with Asena, and “Good Intentions” are also stunning in their own rights. You’ll find yourself dancing away yet lost in your thoughts simultaneously, which is a great indicator of the lasting power that this album has.

To celebrate the release and further showcase their abilities in creating dynamic soundscapes, WATEVA swung by to spin up a mix and help show us all what the dance music scene in Estonia is all about. Speaking about their local scene they said, “Estonia is super keen on drum and bass, and that is actually why we started making music. The underground scene has crossed over to the mainstream a lot, and the same is happening with deeper house stuff right now.” And quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what is yet to come from WATEVA and other artists from Estonia in the future.

Listen to this exclusive guest mix from WATEVA on SoundCloud, download or stream their debut album Disposable Society, and make sure to follow them on social media for the latest!

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