Record Rundown

Adrian Younge
Producer/DJ Kaytranada pulls 10 records while beatdigging at New York’s A-1 Records
At only 21 years old, his sold-out DJ sets around the globe showcase a musical selection that seems a bit beyond his years.
DJ Quik picks out 19 influential records at L.A.’s Amoeba Music
This self-styled mad scientist producer has sonically alchemized disparate genres in his 20-plus-year hip-hop discography.
DJ Quik by Jorge Peniche
5 R&B records that producer/ engineer Bob Power put his stamp on
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.
Bob Power
12 records crafted by disco architect Randy Muller of Brass Construction
This is the story of how an eighteen-year-old influenced the sound of an era.
10 top records from world-famous Beat Junkie DJ Babu
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.
Painting by Dion Bello
Lord Finesse digs through his crates and shares 10 of his favorite gems
The D.I.T.C. producer is on a habitual quest for musical knowledge.
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15 surprising albums that helped shape the sound of Brazil’s pioneering psychedelic-rock group Os Mutantes
As a Wax Poetics online exclusive, guitarist Sérgio Dias discusses 15 albums that contributed heavily to the dynamic sound of Os Mutantes.
Courtesy of Sergio Diaz
Me’Shell Ndgéocello covers Nina Simone
Bassist and songwriter journeys into the inspiration of Nina Simone
Remy LBO
Instrumental maestro picks ten
Remy LBO
The Liberators
Afro-funk collective pick from the past and present
The Liberators
Peanut Butter Wolf
Video Rundown
Peanut Butter Wolf TV
The Mackrosoft
Revelation of the Method
The Mackrosoft
Chief Xcel
Core Collector
Blackalicious's Chief Xcel (front) and Gift of Gab.