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Cypress Hill 25th Anniversary Mixtape

“Our style was everything that we were about on our block,” says Muggs, reminiscing about the group’s earliest days. “We…

August 16th, 2016 | | Mixtape
The Continental Bath

Electric Relaxation:
The Continental Baths birthed NYC disco and the careers of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan

Housed in the basement of a grandiose turn-of-the-century hotel on New York’s Upper West Side, the Baths were at the…

May 4th, 2016 | | Features
equipe radio cidade

The New Year’s jams

  Equipe Rádio Cidade “Bons Tempos (Ano Novo)” Happy New Year, good readers of Wax Poetics! May 2016 bring better…

January 6th, 2016 | | Re:Discovery

Joey Negro picks five Chic soundalikes and releases new compilation

Chic, the disco group led by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards, were so influential, both through their own…

November 10th, 2015 | | Record Rundown

Blondie rose to stardom out of New York City’s burgeoning downtown scene of punk rock and new wave

In 1970s New York City, photography student Chris Stein found his muse in singer Deborah Harry. The two became romantically…

July 1st, 2015 | | Features
The Faces

A tribute to Ian McLagan, organ player and member of rock groups the Small Faces and the Faces

The death of any artist can sting, but the passing of Ian McLagan, aka “Mac,” at age sixty-nine has had an unmistakable…

January 14th, 2015 | | Guest Blog
The Peterson Brothers

Texas guitar prodigies the Peterson Brothers fuse the blues with soul, funk, and disco

Trying to fit in sessions with Bootsy Collins can be tough when you’re still in high school.

November 20th, 2014 | | Articles

Producer/DJ Kaytranada pulls 10 records while beatdigging at New York’s A-1 Records

If you’ve ever bore witness to one of Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada’s DJ sets, you’ve likely been shuttled through an aural…

August 8th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend gets a double-vinyl reissue

It turns out that Sam Cooke’s Record Store Day reissue of Ain’t That Good News was just a warmup for…

July 2nd, 2014 | | New Releases

Digital Underground frontman Shock G went from music-store clerk to rap superstar/alter ego Humpty Hump

Some people in this world are true originals. And though we may all possess the potential to carve out beautifully unique identities, there are a few who manage to channel their inner beings to distinctly magnified proportions.

January 28th, 2014 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

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