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The 2015 Afropunk Fest in Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

  Palo Santo smoke curled through the crowd, its distinctive scent clinging to the hot night air. Next to the…

September 3rd, 2015 | | The Recap

Robert Glasper Expands on Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is an international treasure, or as Michael Jackson once proclaimed him, “a musical prophet.”

January 3rd, 2013 | | The Recap
Kendra Morris, photography by Seth Applebaum.

DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Wax Poetics Records artist Kendra Morris teamed up with DJ Premier to play New York’s Le Poisson Rouge.

October 7th, 2011 | | The Album/The Recap
Photo by Tone

Skullcandy Presents: Afrika Bambaataa Meets Chico Mann

On Thursday, July 28, 2011, Wax Poetics Records and Skullcandy kicked off its summer series at Le Poisson Rouge, starting with “Afrika Bambaataa Meets Chico Mann.”

July 29th, 2011 | | The Recap
Funk Aid 14
45 Live 4
World Groove 16
Crawfish Boil 1
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Joe Cuba Events

Wax Poetics and Fania celebrated the release of Joe Cuba El Alcalde Del Barrio – The Architect of the Nuyorican Sound with…

March 12th, 2010 | | The Recap
Black Dynamite Score/Soundtrack Party 9

Records Release Party

Photos by Steve Believe & Skeme Richards

October 31st, 2009 | | The Recap
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Vinyl Collective

Last Tuesday’s meeting of the Vinyl Collective at The Standard Hotel & Spa brought the hermits out of the woodwork. Earlier in the evening, the event’s sponsors could be heard on the airwaves of WVUM 90.5 giving away the most recent issue of Wax Poetics as well as a pair of WESC headphones in promotion. As the vinyl spun, DJs, vendors, collectors, and newcomers took turns selecting the sounds. Heads enjoyed the Standard’s bar, as well as the night’s variety of board games strewn amongst the issues of Wax Poetics. Customers sampled wax on a Big Bird portable player equipped with a pair of WESC Maraca’s. Mr. Brown racked a massive collection of funk, rock, and disco scattered with gems of italo and the mandatory crate of 45s. Induce pushed house, italo, and his most recent album collaboration, Casual Sax and the Saxual Revolution. Overall, a night filled with conversation and coveted tunes.

October 28th, 2009 | | The Recap
VP Fall Album Release Party 14

Fall Album Release Party

Thank you to everyone that came out to VP Records & Wax Poetics Party celebrating all the Fall album releases of VP Records, Greensleeves and 17 North Parade. Spur Tree Lounge was packed, the Heineken was flowing, and there was more than enough music to satisfy roots, lovers rock and dancehall reggae lovers cravings.

October 21st, 2009 | | The Recap
Super Soul Shakedown 5

Super Soul Shakedown

The second year of the wildly popular Super Soul Shakedown quarterly party series came to a close this past weekend on October 17. Sponsored by KRTU 91.7 FM in San Antonio, the Shakedown has sold out 8 times in a row. The first SSS in 2010 is set for January 9th featuring Mojoe plus KRTU soul DJs JJ Lopez, Donnie Dee, and Scoob Nice at Limelight.

October 18th, 2009 | | The Recap