Review: More tip-top, breakbeat-propelled action from the Waxnerds crew here, as they offer up a duo of sample-heavy party rockers to ignite your dancefloors. DJ Benny Ben handles the A-side, delivering a body-rocking workout that places gnarly funk-rock guitars, classic hip-hop vocals and snappy drum machine handclaps atop a heavy bassline and crunchy breaks. Over on the flip, the amusingly names Markonerism and Jabbathakut create a phat new beat onto which vintage Big Daddy Kane vocals are expertly layered. Throw in some tight, on-point scratches from the Star Wars loving turntablist and some fuzzy funk samples and you have a near perfect, old school style hip-hop workout.
Review: Waxnerds was started by Mark-One in 2014 as an Instagram chat group. Moving forward, the combined enthusiasm of Matt Love and Jamez Gant got the label up and running. For the label's seventh release, they have tapped Adam Speechly: a Liverpudlian DJ and producer based in Valencia for some disco deviance. On the A side we have the slo-mo swagger of "Flippin' The Disco" using an often sampled Salsoul classic, but pitched down well low to give it a new lease of groove - plus those familiar rap vocals layered over the top are a nice touch. On the flip, "Tux Redux" sees this bohemian b-boy get lo-slung with this blunted hip-hop joint.
Review: Waxnerds' latest sizzling seven-inch brings together label regular Pooky and the previously unheard Good Life. In typical Waxnerds fashion, A-side "Faith Like This" sees the duo play around with a classic Faith Evans vocal above a lolloping, sample-rich backing track of their own creation. As you'd expect, there's plenty of nods towards familiar funk and soul favourites, as well as a killer, head-nodding beat. Good Life goes solo on the flip, laying down a scorching slab of cut-up hip-hop funk of the type that's guaranteed to get the party rocking every time it is dropped.