The New York trip-hop outfit Wax Poetic came together in 1997 under the reign of Turkish-born music guru Ilhan Ersahin. The
group originated at the popular and now-defunct club Save the Robots, and consisted of a volatile group of musicians jamming
together to create a heavy groove of drum 'n' bass blended with quick dance elements. Ersahin and company signed to Atlantic
in the latter '90s and released their debut self-titled album in June 2000.