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Fender Rhodes

Rhodes Electric Piano

World War II may have given us the atom bomb, but it also contributed what Ray Charles would call “an…

May 20th, 2013 | Peter Kirn | Articles
Talk Box

Talk Box

In an age in which robotic vocals have become cliche, the most important thing to know about the talk box…

May 16th, 2013 | Peter Kirn | Articles
Photo by Brick Stowell

The Frank Ocean Interview

Singer-songwriter quickly gained fame for his album Nostalgia, Ultra and now has the luxury of planning what comes next.

February 10th, 2012 | Matthew Trammell | Articles
Norman Connors - Dance of Magic

Norman Connors

He was a young drumer trying to keep up in the serious world of spiritual jazz. Then Norman Connors traded the rigorous life for expensive cars, fashion models, and R&B hits.

April 27th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Gallery
Reese & Santonio "The Sound" (KMS Records) 1987

Kevin Saunderson

Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a free download one of the…

February 22nd, 2011 | Wax Poetics | The Album
Juan Atkins

Juan Atkins

The latest installment of Scion’s A/V Remix series honors electronic music revolutionary Juan Atkins with a six-song EP, Scion A/V…

February 15th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | New Releases
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Detroit Techno

A Number of Names, Blake Baxter, Cybotron, Derrick May, Intercity, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Kreem, Modell 500

February 8th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Gallery
EMU SP 1200

The SP-1200

In the Analog Out of Issue 41, we took a look at the legacy of digital sampling machines, specifically the…

January 28th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | The Album
Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf

In Issue 41, Peanut Butter Wolf switches up our regular “Record Rundown” and instead talks about some of his favorite…

July 9th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Record Rundown
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Inner City Hues

By the time he wrapped production on Harlem Nights in 1973, there was no question that Ralph Bakshi had become a major player within that decade’s ‘New Hollywood’ movement.

April 2nd, 2010 | Tony Best | Articles
Fela Kuti Deaf and Dumb

The surreal Afrobeat ballet of Fela’s Nigerian shows

You can hear the sonic ripples of Fela Kuti’s legacy anywhere in the world. But to appreciate the explosive power…

January 26th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Articles
Brownout

Border Crossing

Since 2003, the eight-piece funk band Brownout has been rocking b-boy jams and packing live-music venues with fast-paced funk covers.

March 17th, 2008 | Kristofer Rios | Articles

A look back twenty years on Aaliyah’s short but influential career.

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