Two fiery Brazilian boogie compilations explore the bumpin’ sounds from Rio to São Paulo

Before I get all academic and try to explain the historical, political, and musical context of these boogie-oogie tunes, let…

March 9th, 2015 | Allen Thayer | Articles
Daniele Baldelli Afro Cosmic Disco

Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli created the Afro Cosmic disco scene

  Imagine circling the planet in a spaceship—weightless, far from home, listening to music on your gravity-modified iPod. Or imagine…

February 18th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Articles
Lincoln Olivetti: Brazilian Boogie Boss 1978-1984

80-minute disco/boogie mixtape featuring Brazilian producer and arranger Lincoln Olivetti

In honor of Brazilian musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer extraordinaire Lincoln Olivetti, who turned 60 on April 17, Wax Poetics scribe and…

June 6th, 2014 | Allen Thayer | Mixtape
Marcos Valle

Brazil Beyond Bossa

Marcos Valle, the young upstart, is the perfect synthesis of three favorite Brazilian styles: fuzz, funk, and frivolity. It’s exactly this eclectic mixing of styles that is the main reason for Marcos’s continued obscurity worldwide…

February 15th, 2013 | Allen Thayer | New Releases
Issue 36 - The Brasil Issue

Wax Poetics Issue 36 – The Brazil Issue

For our first Brazil Issue, writer David Katz sat down with tropicalia founder Gilberto Gil at his Bahia residence and…

July 31st, 2009 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
Issue 19

Issue 19

Joe Bataan is a New York legend in salsa, boogaloo/soul, disco, and even hip-hop circles for his numerous contributions. New…

October 31st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

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