Wah Wah came about as the brainchild of the late, great Simon Goss and his brother Chris, alongside DJ Billy Whizz and later Oscar Goldenchild, kicking off in London in the early 90s with the first proper Wah Wah session at The Old Albany (where the Chemical Brothers started their careers too!).
After some serious underground parties, the sessions impressed the Jazz Cafe’s Adrian Gibson so much that he headhunted Simon and Chris to run the venue’s Friday night sessions, playing host to Gil Scott-Heron, Common and Pharoah Saunders to name but a few. In 1999, Simon and Chris enticed Mouseorgan’s Dom Servini to join them on their mission. Due to Chris’ pivotal role at Hospital records, his involvement in Wah Wah became less pronounced, leaving Simon and Dom to run most of the club sessions and the record label alike. After Simon’s sad passing in January of 2010, it’s been left to Dom and Wah Wah recording artist Adam Scrimshire to fly the flag and take the label to the next level in Simon’s memory. Now joined by young buck, Bopperson, the trio are unleashing releases from artists as diverse as Hackney Colliery Band, Lea Lea, Bev Lee Harling, Paper Tiger, Resonators and many more.
The label’s parties, live shows and club nights are legendary – from the Scala and Oval Space in London, to sessions across the globe, the Wah Wah word is spreading – make sure you don’t miss out!