James Brown

 
low-end-25

A Tribe Called Quest Low End Theory 25th Anniversary Mixtape

  It was twenty-five years ago, September 24, 1991, that A Tribe Called Quest released their supreme sophomore LP Low…

September 25th, 2016 | | Mixtape
DK PRESS - 1978

Danny Krivit’s top-ten 45s

DJ veteran and dance-music edit king Danny Krivit is celebrating his 45th year of DJing by playing an all-45s set…

August 15th, 2016 | | Record Rundown
beats-rhymes-life-20-1000x1000

Beats, Rhymes & Life 20th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read

July 30, 2016, marks the twentieth anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s fourth and penultimate studio album, Beats, Rhymes &…

July 30th, 2016 | | Mixtape
stakes-is-high-1000x1000

De La Soul Stakes Is High 20th Anniversary Mixtape

When I first heard Stakes Is High, I was in…Brighton, on the U.K.’s South Coast. My father lived there at…

July 12th, 2016 | | Mixtape
ALL-SOULED-OUT-25-1000x1000

Pete Rock & CL Smooth All Souled Out 25th Anniversary Mixtape

  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s now classic debut All Souled Out, released June…

July 1st, 2016 | | Mixtape
Bernie Worrell and Funkadelic

Bernie Worrell was the key to
the P-Funk sound

  “Bernie is like a genius of geniuses.” –George Clinton “There’s perfect pitch and absolute pitch. I was born with…

June 27th, 2016 | | Articles
Los-Hacheros-Live-Finished-4

Record Rundown with Los Hacheros

The dynamic quintet from Brooklyn has recently released a follow-up to their acclaimed debut album in the form of a…

May 19th, 2016 | | Record Rundown
Dilla-splash-B+

Son of Detroit:
The Oral History of J Dilla

  James DeWitt Yancey. Deep down, he may have been thinking, “I’m killing it with this beat thing,” but that…

May 19th, 2016 | | Articles
Eddie Palmieri

Pianist Eddie Palmieri is a true Latin-music visionary

Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri is undeniably the preeminent worldwide ambassador for Latin American…

May 10th, 2016 | | Articles
Kamasi Washington by Mike Park

Kamasi Washington and the grand arrangement

  The first time Kamasi Washington touched a saxophone, he was thirteen. He was no musical novice, already playing drums,…

May 5th, 2016 | | Articles

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

Buy Online | Subscribe