XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster drop new video, “The Boys Are Back”

  Modern-funk devotees XL Middleton and Eddy Funkster—cofounders of MoFunk Records—have teamed up for a self-titled long player. They’ve just…

August 24th, 2016 | | Videos
Here Lies Man (Marcos Garcia, Chico Mann)

Marcos Garcia’s new psych band Here Lies Man premieres new video/single

  Marcos Garcia—guitarist for Antibalas and frontman for Chico Mann—has executed a new project, Here Lies Man, a fuzzed-out psych-rock combo, something…

August 5th, 2016 | | Videos
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Talk Stoop with Prince Paul

  Last month we caught up with legendary hip-hop producer Prince Paul in Manhattan’s West Village. Watch the interview above…

July 27th, 2016 | | Videos

IGBO drops new music video

IGBO releases the music video for their latest single, “Thunderlove” – a refreshing take on funk with tinges of electro-pop….

July 15th, 2016 | | Videos

Mad Loot: Lootpack featured on Toyota of Oxnard commercial

Toyota of Oxnard commercial circa late 1990s featuring the Lootpack.

May 17th, 2016 | | Videos
San Lazaro

Australia’s salsa band San Lazaro bids farewell

  Hailing from musical Melbourne, Australia, San Lazaro releases La Despedida—the farewell—on July 22, 2016, on HopeStreet Recordings. This band of Latinos…

May 3rd, 2016 | | New Releases/Videos

Harlem’s modern-day renaissance man, Giovanni James

We recently visited artist Giovanni James at his studio in Harlem and talked about his various creative projects as well as…

April 12th, 2016 | | Videos
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Gary Clark Jr. talks about falling in love with the guitar

  For Issue 63‘s cover story, writer Michael Gonzales and photographer Jonathan Mannion met up with guitarist Gary Clark Jr….

February 9th, 2016 | | Videos

Heavy Crates releases international collaboration EP with a classic hip-hop feel

If you’re like us at Wax Poetics, you’re a sucker for a well-crafted jazzy groove with boom-bap drums and a…

January 25th, 2016 | | Videos

Eliane Correa video debut connects Afro-Cuban jazz and neo-soul

Latina pianist, composer, and bandleader Eliane Correa, a product of the disparate environments of Havana, Buenos Aries, Barcelona, and London, is…

January 19th, 2016 | | Videos

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