Artist: J Fo – Real
Title: Real Life EP Volume 2
Label: Ultra Tone Records
Genre: Afro House
J Fo-Real offers us an early 2016 release, under locally brewed and independent music label Ultra Tone Records (Vaal, South Africa). Titled ‘Real Life EP Volume 2’ the release expands on the Real Life Series which began with Real Life EP as put out by Soul Candi Records in 2014. The young music producer showcases his creative versatility on the release, as the EP features 5 songs that range across various styles of House Music.
“The Sun People” introduces the offering on a deep tech vibe, better yet its a psychedelic groove on which J Fo-Real dubs a vox that echoes into the rise and through the breaks. The second track off the EP is titled “Close Your Eyes”, its warm chords form well around rhythmic guitar picks while a steady drum progression transitions in and out of the musical picture J Fo-Real paints.
On “Southern Arrow” the young music creative collaborates with Sebokeng (Vaal) native and follow aspirant music talent Care’Znah. The pair offer a laid back joint that’s driven by a progressive broken beat drum arrangement which leads us to a warm bassline that blends well with enchanting chords and pleasant piano riffs. You can hear the sound of a sweet acoustic guitar linger in the phases, while a dark piano echoes with presence. A soothing saxophone melody lays over the song interchanging with well attuned percussion and skillfully arranged shakers that carry the vibe in the music.
J Fo-Real steers us into a percussive “Sunset” while his “Galaxy Star” transcends us into a deeper cosmic vibe. The young music producer offers a mature sound to the discerning connoisseur, its a deeper and jazzy aesthetic of house music – a release fit for all seasons.
Collaborators Note: J Fo-Real is the youngest member of the Ultra Tone Music family; Ultra Tone represents a collective of young musical talents which also include V.Underground, Raza and Genvee. For more info and releases on Ultra Tone Records visit their Traxsource label page.