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aka Wajid Yaseen

“It’s really simple, no rules.” quickly responds Wajid Yaseen, when asked about the aesthetic concerns of his intense, unique musical project, 2nd Gen. “I’ve had engineers come into my studio, have a look at my desk and I see disbelief on their faces ‘You can’t do that’ It’s getting them to unlearn everything they’ve learnt. They’ve become so rigid in their thinking it’s set like cold concrete. I never had a rule book in the first place, so I’m breaking the rules without even knowing I’m breaking them. For Yaseen, there is no division between his music and his life. The collision of hard, propulsive hip hop beats, incisive blasts of shattering noise and explosive drum patterns that detonate the incendiary Irony Is, his debut 2nd Gen album, is his life. Not a reflection or a metaphor, the emotionally charged sounds of 2nd Gen are the very essence of him at the moment he recorded them. Yaseen excepts no division between artist disciplines or musical genres. He craves any new experience, good or bad, that ignite his deft talent for shaping thrilling and challenging sonic invention. His philosophy seems to echo Aleistair Crowley’s dictum. “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”.


2nd Gen - ‘Flicknives’ - album - Quatermass Records

Uniform - ‘Not a Word’ - album - Ad Noiseam Records

2nd Gen - ‘Musicians are Morons’ - EP - Mute Records

2nd Gen - ‘Irony Is’ album - Mute Records


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