wax Poetics

Japan

Japan has long been the land where tradition and innovation come together. The Japanese appreciation and adoption of cultures from abroad has led to extraordinarily eclectic artists and fans. Wax Poetics celebrates the unique music scene of Japan.

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Breakbeat Swordsman

DJ Krush

DJ Krush embarked on a journey with Mo’ Wax that found the turntablist/producer using hip-hop’s breakbeat foundation while pioneering a new genre of abstract instrumentals.


Written by Danny Masao Winston

DJ Krush

Record People

Chee Shimizu

When DJ and collector Chee Shimizu was asked to publish a disc guide book about his vision and collection, he wrote 640 record reviews in six months.


Written by Mijke Hurkx

Chee Shimizu


Hip-Hop

DJ Muro

DJ Muro’s arrival heralded the coming of another king to claim his crown in the lineage of hip-hop royalty…the King of Diggin’.


Written by James O'Connor

DJ Muro