naj - diamonds in phillypenn [Free Download Series]

Darker Than Wax

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In this week’s instalment of the DTW Free DL series, we have @naiady-porta AKA naj making their Darker Than Wax debut. The Brazilian-born, Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist blesses us with 2 soulful, funk-infused cuts - dancefloor stomper ‘Diamonds in Philly, Penn’ and Portugese-language slow burner ‘Vão La’.

Naiady Porta, aka naj, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ born in Goiania, Brazil and raised in San Francisco, California. naj took an interest in music early on in life learning classical piano at the age of 5 and teaching herself guitar, bass, drums, banjo, and a multitude of other instruments along the way. She began dabbling in Ableton Live and making beats around the age of 24, but really began to take her craft more seriously at 26. As a new producer who has an eclectic taste in music, naj draws influences from funk, house, hip hop, bossa nova, trap, jazz, blues, soul, r&b, bluegrass, and punk to shape her sound.

Artwork by @funk-bast-rd