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The Force (Re)Awakens: Djedi Returns With Epic New Single “Ambedo”

At the end of last year, we had asked a very important question: will we be seeing The Return of the ‘Djedi’ in 2023?

Well, we’re very happy to report that yes, in fact, we are seeing Djedi’s return in 2023, and with a huge new track, “Ambedo”!

Check out “Ambedo” by Djedi below, via YouTube.

‘Huge’ doesn’t even begin to properly describe this new Djedi song, but it was the word that came to mind upon hearing “Ambedo” for the first time. That’s probably because everything about it is huge–the intensity, the atmosphere, the emotion… In particular, this tune gives major vibes in the realm ofepic hero reaches the final climax of his story–and the stakes couldn’t be more dire!’ As a result, we feel that this song would make for the perfect addition to a movie or video game score, much like other ‘huge’ wave tunes.

What we find particularly interesting about “Ambedo” is that there’s this sense of resignation involved, as if our hero has almost given up on overcoming this final challenge. While this subtle sadness permeates the whole song, there’s a sense of determination, too–by the end, we know that our hero will overcome whatever it is that consumes him, even if he’s gotta drag himself through the murk to get there.

Overall, “Ambedo” by Djedi is contemplative, but leaves us no time to ruminate; it has an Earth-swallowing enormity to it, yet it is strangely intimate at the same time.

This is a common theme in Djedi’s music, especially if you consider older tunes like “Dragoon”, which is not quite as intense as “Ambedo”, but evokes a similar ‘echoes of sadness amid the determination’ feeling.

So, what’s an ‘ambedo’ anyway?

Great question; the title actually describes the mood of the track quite aptly.

Wiktionary defines ‘ambedo’ as “a kind of melancholic trance in which a person becomes completely absorbed in vivid sensory details,” but the term was originally coined by John Koenig’s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a book dedicated to coming up with terms to describe emotions that don’t have any true identifiers in English yet.

Koenig’s full definition of the word is as follows: “a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela.”

Meet Djedi

Djedi, real name Brett Hapoienu, is a world-class DJ, music producer, and is one of the co-owners of OG wave music label and radio show, vibe.digital. He’s also an artist manager working with vibe.digital and Kompass Music Group, representing massive talents from the underground, such as Skeler and Barnacle Boi. Back in April, Djedi was actually featured as part of the New York City ‘Wave Tour’ lineup in support of these two artists.

For more information, refer to the bio below, as found on Kompass Music Group’s website.

photo (c) Phozee

“In the early 2010’s Brett lived in San Francisco where he co-founded The Center SF, a community hub dedicated to personal, spiritual, and social transformation in the heart of San Francisco. During those years he performed as a DJ/Producer himself and in 2018 Brett became co-owner of the melodic/emotive bass label and agency known as “vibe.digital”. Since then he has been at the forefront of bringing the underground genre of “Wave” to the United States via label releases, live events, and touring his roster nationally and internationally. With an ear for under represented high-level talent, Brett has found a new home at Kompass to continue his work supporting artists he believes in and bring them to new heights.”


Looking for more Djedi? We don’t blame you!

While we aren’t aware of any news on the music production front, you should keep an eye on vibe.digital’s Twitch and SoundCloud pages; in the next few weeks, we anticipate the release of Djedi’s annual year-end mix.

In the meantime, you can listen back to his ‘Look Forward at 2023″ mix, linked below.

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