Austin Boogie Crew Starship Connection

Austin Boogie Crew’s Starship Connection drops a cover of Zapp’s “Heartbreaker”

  The Austin Boogie Crew has been busy lately, dropping a couple new gems, including this 45 from San Francisco crew…

September 13th, 2016 | | Contests/Tracks
Wax Poetics 50: The Prince Issue Special-Edition

Special-edition Wax Poetics 50: The Prince Issue

It’s finally here, our special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50—our bestselling issue ever—featuring Prince on the cover, with…

July 1st, 2016 | | News
Apollonia 6

The Prince-penned “Manic Monday” was originally written for Apollonia 6

When Prince’s girl-trio pop project Vanity 6 morphed into Apollonia 6, the Purple One wrote the track “Manic Monday” but…

May 17th, 2016 | | The Album

Live on RBMA Radio: Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra Arkestra – May 8 at 8PM

On Sunday, May 8 at 5:00pm (Pacific Time), Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders, and the Sun Ra Arkestra share a bill…

May 5th, 2016 | | Events
Michael Jackson Off the Wall

Spike Lee’s documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

There are some who say that Off the Wall—and not Thriller—is the crowning album achievement of Michael Jackson’s storied career. We…

April 26th, 2016 | | News
Shawn Lee

Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield among the library-music giants interviewed for new film by Shawn Lee

Prolific producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Shawn Lee is working on a film about library music. Himself a one-man music library,…

April 14th, 2016 | | News
David Bowie illustration by Andrew Spear.

So long, David Bowie

  So long, David Bowie! Since the dawn of the Space Age, several cosmic souls have too briefly graced our…

February 4th, 2016 | | Guest Blog/In Memoriam
Natalie Cole promo photo

Remembering R&B legend Natalie Cole

On December 31, 2015, a statuesque songbird flew away from her perch to the heavens above. Natalie Maria Cole was…

January 6th, 2016 | | Guest Blog/In Memoriam
Onra (101 Apparel)

New Onra mixtape from 101 Apparel

French beatmaker Onra—featured in Wax Poetics Issue 63—has stitched together a fascinating mix for 101 Apparel, who just created the…

December 17th, 2015 | | News
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Rare Gallery footage and special New Year’s Eve offer from DJ Nicky Siano

Earlier this year DJ legend Nicky Siano threw one of the greatest parties in recent memory, a throwback to the…

December 9th, 2015 | | News
Young Gun Silver Fox

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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