New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Reggie Watts and John Tejada aka Wajatta

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Wajatta (Reggie Watts & John Tejada) What's In My Bag?

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts and electronic artist and DJ John Tejada visited Amoeba Hollywood to do some record shopping and shared their deep knowledge and eclectic taste in our latest What's In My Bag? episode. The duo, whose new collaborative project is called Wajatta, dug through the bins and found some classic, obscure, and personally sentimental records.

Watts and Tejada met at an after-hours gig Tejada was DJing, their creative partnership culminating in their debut album, Casual High Technology, a soulful blend of classic house, Chicago footwork, and Balearic beats. After Wajatta - Casual High Technology a formidable career releasing music via electronic stalwarts like Kompakt, Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse, Defected, and his own Palette label, this is Tejada's first release on the normally laughs-driven label Comedy Dynamics.

Watts is certainly at home in the comedy scene, with several stand-up specials under his belt and starring roles on Comedy Bang! Bang!, CollegeHumor, and Comedy Central. He is currently the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden. Also a prolific musician, Watts has released a series of albums and tracks featuring his comedy, his soul stylings, and beatboxing. The double vinyl release of Casual High Technology drops this Friday, June 29th, and the duo will be performing in L.A. at Dirtybird BBQ on Sunday, July 8.

It is no surprise that John Tejada and Reggie Watts have wide-ranging taste. Watts picked up a few jazz records, including The Cannonball Adderly Quintet in San Francisco and Sarah Vaughan's 1954 self-titled LP. "I like her voice. Her tonality was super, super pure, or really crisp and clean," Watts told us. "I think she's one of the greatest singers of all time." Tejada was excited to find a double LP reissue of his "favorite '90s hip hop album,Breaking Atoms by Main Source, as well as a re-pressed Future Sound Of London LP. Watts also grabbed Pixies' Surfer Rosa, a very formative record for him. "'Gigantic' was a huge one for me," he said. "There was no other band that sounded like the Pixies; and no band since, really."

But which band did Reggie Watts listen to when he raced cars in Montana? And what era does he consider to be the the last great movement in rock 'n roll? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Wajatta - What's In My Bag?
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