At the board, 1981. Photo courtesy of Gino Soccio.

57-minute mixtape featuring Gino Soccio synth-disco classics

From Gino Soccio’s early productions in Witch Queen to his robotic, Italo-inspired masterpiece “Remember,” this 57-minute mix takes a portrait of the disco artist as a young man.

May 29th, 2013 | | Mixtape
Gino Soccio

Gino Soccio was the one-man-band behind countless disco gems—until he vanished

  About a month before thousands chanted “Disco sucks!” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Gino Soccio was ensconced in his Montreal…

May 29th, 2013 | | Articles
Munich Machine "Get on the Funk Train" (Casablanca) 1977

Munich Machine

Giorgio Moroder’s early electronic funk genius shines here. This recording is a party burner with a band-oriented sound, something not…

May 16th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
DJ Spinna "Future Shock" (101 Apparel)

DJ Spinna’s “Future Shock”

“Throughout my years of digging for records,” says DJ Spinna, “I’ve always been particularly drawn to music that is heavily…

October 12th, 2011 | | New Releases


Japanese Electro-Jazz Fusion from 9dw (NINE DAYS WONDER)

September 18th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records
Issue 31 - Shuggie Otis

Wax Poetics Issue 31 (Shuggie Otis b/w MF DOOM)

Purchase Issue 31. For Issue 31, we talk to some of music’s most mysterious figures. Cover artist Shuggie Otis tells…

October 31st, 2008 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
chuck brown

We’re About the Business

The following is a play-by-play account of Chuck Brown’s latest release, We’re About the Business, which was released on Raw…

March 18th, 2008 | | Articles
The Mackrosoft

The Mackrosoft

As above, so below, wrote magician-philosopher Hermes Trismegistus. It’s the key to all the universe’s mysteries: the macrocosmos is the…

February 12th, 2007 | | Record Rundown
Issue 18

Issue 18

Parliament-Funkadelic can hardly be summed up in a few sentences. Wax Poetics digs deep to trace the sprawling history of…

August 31st, 2006 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Issue 9

Issue 9

RJD2: Record Roots Turn Up the Phonograph: Dante Ross For the Love of Love Money The Untold Tale of an…

June 21st, 2004 | | Wax Poetics Magazine