BBE Records

Behind the “scene” with Daptone Records founder Gabe Roth
"It’s a bit of a myth that the sky is falling on the music industry. I mean, with the Internet, it’s kind of the best time ever for independent artists and independent labels. The artists weren’t making money off record sales anyway."
Gabriel Roth at the piano. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff
Record Rundown
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
Sam Greenlee’s debut novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, drew up the blueprint for Black nationalization
Former propaganda officer wrote a novel serving as an insurrectionist blueprint for uprooting oppressive governments from the inside out.
"The Spook Who Sat by the Door" film still
DJ Mix
DJ Devastate
Mellow Madness, Vol. 2
Wax Poetics Radio 001 w/ Miles Perlich
Earth, Wind & Fire
Gary Wilson Wants to Talk to You
Your favorite professional weirdo returns
Gary Wilson
Top (20)10
Amir: Top Ten Albums of 2010
DJ and master crate digger names his top ten discoveries of 2010
Photo by Theo Jemison
Sara Mitra
Gregory Isaacs TV
Can’t Knock the Hustle
New Zealand's Electric Wire Hustle open doors with their debut album
Photo by Pat Shepherd
Spike Lee
Don’t Sweat the Techniques
Behind the Shades, the Techniques, and countless other reggae acts, there was Winston Riley
Winston Riley
Nas and Damian Marley unite for the album Distant Relatives
Distant Relatives is testament to the fact that hip-hop has reached another level.
Photo by Nabil Elberkin
Photo by Doron Gild