HipHopDX Premiere: As a member of DJ Premier’s TTT label, Brady “Bass God” Watt has had some incredible experiences this year. He toured the world with Preemo as a member of The Badder Band and was on hand for the Hip Hop legend’s groundbreaking NPR Tiny Desk Performance.
Watt also had a chance to work with artists such as Jay Electronica, G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Rick Ross and Curren$y. Now, the multi-instrumentalist has dropped a new single titled “MÁS” featuring Spencer Ludwig, Drü Oliver and Randy Class.
“MÁS is a track a long time in the making,” he explains to HipHopDX. “As a producer and composer, I’m always coming up with chord changes and melodies. Some stay with me for years before they get used.
“These chord changes and melody struck me while playing guitar about five years ago and remained upstairs until January 2018. I finally built out the beat and loved it, though I was not yet sure what to do with it.”
“I met Spencer at a party,” he says. “We turned up crazy that night and became fast friends. He came to my studio in Harlem about a week later and brought two up and coming songwriters/artists — Drü Oliver and Randy Class — with him to see what happened if we all got in a room together. The beat for ‘MÁS’ was the first one I hit play on. They started writing immediately.”
“Randy, who is of Dominican lineage and from the South Bronx, hopped right into writing lyrics in Spanish,” he continues. “I was like, ‘Whoa!” I didn’t even think of that, though the beat has a Latin feel. My whole career is based off collaboration and instinct, so I just rolled with it.”
As a result of those recording sessions, all four of them became close friends. Watt moved out to L.A. for the winter and wound up doing several studio sessions with Dr. Dre.
“We were pulling all nighters and stuff, “he says. “It was utter craziness. I spent a lot of time mixing ‘MÁS’ out West and definitely with some vibes I picked up from the Doctor who — in my opinion — is the best mix engineer of all time.”
Check out “MÁS” above and grab a copy here.