The super-cool sample-heavy house collective is on a massive, groovin' roll as it moves seamlessly from one low-end heavy dancefloor-warper to the next. Taking inspiration from Detroit's finest groove-based sounds, the artists on Waxtefacts manage to blend hip-hop, house, disco and funk influences effortlessly with the use of doped-out samples, deep bass lines and slow, glorious low-pass filter fades that make you want to testify.
'Stuck in the Realness', the latest offering from Real J builds on his previous success with 'Rhodes That' on Waxtefacts 2 - although he was called 'Real D' then, we presume its all part of the beautiful mysticism of small-run ultra-cool vinyl. This four track EP takes leaves from the trees of Moodyman, MCDE and Theo Parrish, whilst at the same time injecting buzzed-up warped synth noises and atmospherics that make these compositions an original creation and very much a new sound. This sound is becoming the 'Waxtefacts Sound', and it's one of the best for those of us who dig bass, grooves and moods.
Each track stands out as much as the rest, here is a short summary of each in five words:
'One Love' - Big Club Beat Street Sounds
'People Playing' - Spaced-out Jazz Dancefloor Shaker
'Let's Get Back' - Low-pass Creeping Keys Yes
'Stuck in the Realness' - Wigged-out Zaps Booming Toms