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Jack Moves 45

The Jack Moves 45: “Doublin’ Down” b/w “Seasons Change”

  We did a very limited-edition run of 7-inch 45s of the Jack Moves’ first two singles on Wax Poetics Records:…

April 16th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
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Brooklyn independent labels hold pop-up shop on Record Store Day

There’s been a lot of discussion about the relative merits of Record Store Day:  The indisputable interest it has drawn…

April 16th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
Ed-Ape "Up, Up, Up"

Stones Throw created instant lore with Ed-Ape’s “Up, Up, Up” 7-inch

Win the 7-inch!

April 15th, 2015 | Alexander Speetzen | Contests
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Storm Rave with Frankie Bones in Brooklyn

Win a pair of tickets!

April 14th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests/Events
Marc Cary Rhodes Ahead

Keyboardist Marc Cary drops Headhunters-inspired Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2

Win a signed copy of Marc Cary’s new CD ‘Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2,’ a signed framed photo, and $250 gift voucher for Ben Sherman gear.

April 6th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests/New Releases
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Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail box set

Third Man releases 45 box set of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

It’s been over eighteen months since Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted as a digital download. A few days later,…

March 24th, 2015 | Eric Luecking | News
Sample: Not for Sale

Sampling documentary Sample: Not for Sale to have U.S. premiere in Brooklyn

Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust present a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE

March 23rd, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
Kenny Dope

101 Apparel drops Kenny Dope’s Anything Goes mixtape on limited-edition cassette, with T-shirt

“I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am,” says Kenny…

March 19th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Quantic

Premiere of Quantic bonus track: Todd Simon edit of “Painting Silhouettes”

Quantic releases new single on 12-inch vinyl and embarks on a 45 rpm tour

March 9th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events/Tracks
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New website 45 Live focuses exclusively on 45-rpm 7-inch vinyl

With the craze for records of the compact, 7-inch variety showing no signs of abating, a new website has sprung…

March 2nd, 2015 | Andrew Mason | News
People Records Box Set

Get On Down releases R&B 45 box set of JB’s People Records

Get On Down’s People Records deluxe reissue series launched on Record Store Day last April with the release of the…

January 20th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Omega Supreme Records

New synth-funk vinyl releases from Omega Supreme Records

Omega Supreme Records, purveyors of fine, limited-edition modern-funk/synth records, have released a few new records. The contest is now closed. Purchase…

December 22nd, 2014 | Wax Poetics | News
D'Angelo 'Black Messiah'
Souljazz Orchestra 'Freedom No Go Die'

Do Right! Music reissue Freedom No Go Die and Manifesto by the Souljazz Orchestra

Do Right! Music is living up to their name and reissuing two wonderful albums by one of the leading global…

December 8th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Public Enemy

Two ground-breaking hip-hop albums by Public Enemy reissued

Chuck D’s voice is the greatest instrument hip-hop has ever had. That’s not meant to slight the contributions of the…

November 26th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin, known for “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” passes away

Motown founder Berry Gordy speaks

November 19th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | News
Portishead Dummy

Portishead’s Dummy reissued on vinyl for its 20th anniversary

Even twenty years later, there isn’t an album that sounds quite like Portishead’s Dummy. Hailing from the Bristol scene in…

November 19th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
J-Zone 'Lunch Breaks'

J-Zone learns the drums, classic miking techniques, and drops Lunch Breaks

  J-Zone dropped out of the music industry in 2009, soured on the business side of things. After writing and promoting his book…

November 10th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | News
Dr. Octagon

Pay Dr. Octagon another visit with the “Respect the Classics” vinyl reissue

It was 1996, and while gangsta rap was still riding high, a new wave of hip-hop was being birthed. At…

October 30th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Peter Guralnick

Hear previously unreleased Ray Charles interview by soul historian Peter Guralnick

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom and Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke rereleased as enhanced e-readers.

October 28th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
The Arsonists

Get On Down reissues classic ’90s Arsonists tracks on Halloween-themed 7-inch

Do you know this bass loop?

October 27th, 2014 | Andrew Mason | News
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal

Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek’s Reflection Eternal reissued on vinyl

We’re giving away a copy!

October 17th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Black Star Talib Kweli and Mos Def

Mos Def and Talib Kweli classic collaboration album Black Star reissue on vinyl

Universal’s “Respect the Classics” campaign brings the vinyl back.

September 19th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News