It’s been a long 4 years stretch since their last outing but Nashville’s AJ & The Jiggawatts are stepping back into the spotlight and serving up a slice of finely recorded deep funk that will surely satisfy those who have been waiting. Produced by guitarist Andrew Muller for his newly launched label Money Mouse, the sounds is exactly what we would expect to hear coming from someone is eats and sleep with the funk.
Wrong Step b/w Karma Is A Bitch is a double-sided sure to the fullest and either side makes for the perfect needle drop. “Karma Is a Bitch” is the rough and tough deep funk side we’ve been waiting for. Signature sly funk vibes trade licks with a sense of existential dread, all while staying incredibly danceable. AJ’s gruff, whiskey burnt vocal performance gives the track the push it needs to go over the edge into mind-meltingly funky territory.
“Wrong Step” is another hype/uptempo dance floor killer complete with call and response breakdown. There’s some crazy sonic manipulation happening here on top of the always solid rhythm section. Breakneck speed guitar chucking meets percussive horn blasts. It’s a groove that borders on anarchy, and it comes at you fast. Any downtime for AJ and company has definitely been used wisely, and they’ve returned sharper, heavier, and deadlier than ever.