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'Rideau 2 Richmond' Memetic

Ottawa producer Memetic weaves a sonic tale based on record stores that dot the local bus route

DJ and producer Memetic (real name Kwende Kefentse) is a Canadian urban theorist, a Cultural Planner for Ottawa, and a…

June 30th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests/New Releases
Dalton (Habibi Funk Records)

Win a copy of new Habibi Funk Records reissue by Tunisian band Dalton

Jakarta Records new sub-label Habibi Funk is reissuing music from Tunisian band Dalton, a quintet who formed around 1968 when most…

June 29th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests
Bruce Lundvall

A farewell to Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall, Sept. 13, 1935–May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall’s passing was a sad occasion and a great loss to jazz and the music community as a whole….

June 26th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam
Lee "Scratch" Perry 'Super Ape' (Vinyl Me, Please)

Vinyl Me, Please reissues Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters’ Super Ape

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood records in Lee “Scratch” Perry’s catalog and the reggae genre, Super Ape was slept on by…

June 25th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Everybody Digs Bill Evans

Album cover art: Everybody Digs Paul Bacon

  Everybody digs Paul Bacon. You just might not know it yet. He first made his mark as an art director…

June 11th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | The Album
Tropical Disco Hustle Volume Two

Win a Tropical Disco Hustle Volume Two CD from Cultures of Soul

Fresh off the success of their first Tropical Disco Hustle compilation, Cultures of Soul returns with Volume Two, exploring the Caribbean disco and groove…

June 10th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests
La Gatta in Calore soundtrack

Win a vinyl copy of La Gatta in Calore

First-ever official LP reissue of this rare 1972 classic soundtrack by Italian composer Gianfranco Plenizio. Remastered from the original master tapes,…

June 9th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests
Don Cornelius

Watch Don Cornelius get down in the best Soul Train line ever

In what may be the greatest Soul Train clip ever, the late Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius boogies his way…

May 27th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Blog
D'Angelo 'Brown Sugar'

D’Angelo debut Brown Sugar sees long-awaited vinyl reissue

Long ago, D’Angelo issued his first album to much acclaim, blending R&B, gospel, and jazz into a fresh organic blend….

May 22nd, 2015 | Eric Luecking | News
Daddy-O, Stetsasonic

Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O adds needed context to the Grandmaster Flash vs. Scorpio and Melle Mel debate

By now, you’ve all heard about the controversy where Scorpio of the Furious Five calls Grandmaster Flash “the Milli Vanilli of…

May 21st, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Photo by Jamel Shabazz

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

May 21st, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Blog
Alan Watts
Fluevog Shoes, Venice

Fluevog Shoes opens new store in Venice, California

On May 15, the 45th annual International Fluevog Day, longtime advertising partner Fluevog Shoes is opening a new store in…

May 15th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Collector Eric Edwards

You call yourself a collector? Records are just the beginning.

So you got a few records and some old games, and fancy yourself a collector? It’s a start, but for…

May 13th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Blog
bam rooftop

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