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Brian Ellis "Peg"

Synth wiz-kid Brian Ellis covers Steely Dan’s “Peg” for Austin Boogie Crew

The Texas DJ/funk collective Austin Boogie Crew, formed by Danny Spence, made a name for themselves with their monthly party…

July 21st, 2015 | | Contests/Tracks
Michael Jackson

Win four Star Time 12-inch records of masterful remixes from Kon

Thanks to Kon and Star Time Records, we’re giving away a bundle of four great remixes on vinyl: 1. KONNA…

July 16th, 2015 | | Contests
Bruce Lundvall

A farewell to Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall, Sept. 13, 1935–May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall’s passing was a sad occasion and a great loss to jazz and the music community as a whole….

June 26th, 2015 | | In Memoriam
Lee "Scratch" Perry 'Super Ape' (Vinyl Me, Please)

Vinyl Me, Please reissues Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters’ Super Ape

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood records in Lee “Scratch” Perry’s catalog and the reggae genre, Super Ape was slept on by…

June 25th, 2015 | | News
Everybody Digs Bill Evans

Album cover art: Everybody Digs Paul Bacon

  Everybody digs Paul Bacon. You just might not know it yet. He first made his mark as an art director…

June 11th, 2015 | | The Album
Don Cornelius

Watch Don Cornelius get down in the best Soul Train line ever

In what may be the greatest Soul Train clip ever, the late Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius boogies his way…

May 27th, 2015 | | Blog
D'Angelo 'Brown Sugar'

D’Angelo debut Brown Sugar sees long-awaited vinyl reissue

Long ago, D’Angelo issued his first album to much acclaim, blending R&B, gospel, and jazz into a fresh organic blend….

May 22nd, 2015 | | News
Daddy-O, Stetsasonic

Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O adds needed context to the Grandmaster Flash vs. Scorpio and Melle Mel debate

By now, you’ve all heard about the controversy where Scorpio of the Furious Five calls Grandmaster Flash “the Milli Vanilli of…

May 21st, 2015 | | News
Photo by Jamel Shabazz

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

May 21st, 2015 | | Blog
Fluevog Shoes, Venice

Fluevog Shoes opens new store in Venice, California

On May 15, the 45th annual International Fluevog Day, longtime advertising partner Fluevog Shoes is opening a new store in…

May 15th, 2015 | | News
Collector Eric Edwards

You call yourself a collector? Records are just the beginning.

So you got a few records and some old games, and fancy yourself a collector? It’s a start, but for…

May 13th, 2015 | | Blog
bam rooftop

Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | | Events
Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail box set

Third Man releases 45 box set of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

It’s been over eighteen months since Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted as a digital download. A few days later,…

March 24th, 2015 | | News
Sample: Not for Sale

Sampling documentary Sample: Not for Sale to have U.S. premiere in Brooklyn

Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust present a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE

March 23rd, 2015 | | Events
Kenny Dope

101 Apparel drops Kenny Dope’s Anything Goes mixtape on limited-edition cassette, with T-shirt

“I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am,” says Kenny…

March 19th, 2015 | | News
Quantic

Premiere of Quantic bonus track: Todd Simon edit of “Painting Silhouettes”

Quantic releases new single on 12-inch vinyl and embarks on a 45 rpm tour

March 9th, 2015 | | Events/Tracks
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New website 45 Live focuses exclusively on 45-rpm 7-inch vinyl

With the craze for records of the compact, 7-inch variety showing no signs of abating, a new website has sprung…

March 2nd, 2015 | | News
People Records Box Set

Get On Down releases R&B 45 box set of JB’s People Records

Get On Down’s People Records deluxe reissue series launched on Record Store Day last April with the release of the…

January 20th, 2015 | | News
Omega Supreme Records

New synth-funk vinyl releases from Omega Supreme Records

Omega Supreme Records, purveyors of fine, limited-edition modern-funk/synth records, have released a few new records. The contest is now closed. Purchase…

December 22nd, 2014 | | News
D'Angelo 'Black Messiah'
Souljazz Orchestra 'Freedom No Go Die'

Do Right! Music reissue Freedom No Go Die and Manifesto by the Souljazz Orchestra

Do Right! Music is living up to their name and reissuing two wonderful albums by one of the leading global…

December 8th, 2014 | | News
Public Enemy

Two ground-breaking hip-hop albums by Public Enemy reissued

Chuck D’s voice is the greatest instrument hip-hop has ever had. That’s not meant to slight the contributions of the…

November 26th, 2014 | | News
Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin, known for “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” passes away

Motown founder Berry Gordy speaks

November 19th, 2014 | | News