At only 21 years old, his sold-out DJ sets around the globe showcase a musical selection that seems a bit beyond his years.
This self-styled mad scientist producer has sonically alchemized disparate genres in his 20-plus-year hip-hop discography.
His name gained hip-hop notoriety when A Tribe Called Quest name-dropped him on their album, but this engineer/producer is also linked to a handful of classic R&B albums.
This is the story of how an eighteen-year-old influenced the sound of an era.
DJ Babu, part of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples, shares his top ten records, a list that tells the story of his maturation as a kid in Oxnard to a world-class, international DJ.
The D.I.T.C. producer is on a habitual quest for musical knowledge.
As a Wax Poetics online exclusive, guitarist Sérgio Dias discusses 15 albums that contributed heavily to the dynamic sound of Os Mutantes.
Bassist and songwriter journeys into the inspiration of Nina Simone
Instrumental maestro picks ten
Afro-funk collective pick from the past and present