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E.Z. Mike, circa 1989. Photo courtesy of Mario Caldato Jr.

E.Z. Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers pulls endless possibilities from the funky past

Upon my first occasion to visit the Dust Brothers’ legendary studio, PCP Labs, in the Los Feliz area of Los…

May 20th, 2013 | Aja West | Articles
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Basquiat in the Place to Be

Ever since Jean-Michel Basquiat created the cover art to Rammellzee and K-Rob’s immortal 1983 Tartown single, “Beat Bop” (the theme…

October 26th, 2009 | Peter Relic | Articles
Issue 35 - Roger Troutman

Issue 35

Issue 35 cover artists Roger Troutman and Booker T. Jones were both innovative musicians of extraordinary vision. Each is known…

May 30th, 2009 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

Lecco’s Lemma’s Basement Tapes

Magnus Johnstone is one of those rare DJs who always remained a few steps ahead of the cultural zeitgeist—continually discovering…

September 14th, 2008 | Wax Poetics | Articles

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