SANGO: Kai “Sango” Wright refers to his productions simply as beats, leaving the classification of his stylistically variable output — which has drawn from contemporary R&B and hip-hop styles, non-commercial dubstep, funk carioca, and downtempo electronica — to the listener. Wright was born in Washington state but spent a good portion of his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to attending college 50 miles south at Western Michigan University. When Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts’ degree in graphic design, his number of short-form releases was already in double digits, and he had the support of Soulection, which had issued his 2013 set North.
Additionally, Wright had bugeun flirting with the mainstream by co-producting “Cold Sweat” for Tinashe‘s Top 20 2014 hit ‘Aquarius,’ and contributed to “The Sequence,” off Bryson Tiller‘s T R A P S O U L, a Top 20 entry during the fall of 2015.
Wright’s own releases continued to flow after he moved back to Seattle. Among the titles were 2016’s Hours Spent Loving You (a collaboration with Xavier Omär) and 2017’s De Mim, Pra Você, both of which were self-released.