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Liminha. Photo by Mario Luiz Thompson/Arquivo.

Brazilian bassist and producer Liminha worked with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes bassist Liminha (born Arnolpho Lima Jr.) is one of the multi-talented individuals responsible for shaping Brazilian music over…

June 9th, 2014 | | Articles
Courtesy of Sergio Diaz

15 surprising albums that helped shape the sound of Brazil’s pioneering psychedelic-rock group Os Mutantes

  For Wax Poetics Issue 31, Wax Poetics contributor Allen Thayer spoke with Os Mutantes about their radical transformation of…

May 20th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Fender Rhodes

Rhodes Electric Piano

World War II may have given us the atom bomb, but it also contributed what Ray Charles would call “an…

May 20th, 2013 | | Articles
Boogie Down Productions

Stop the Violence

Scott La Rock, the original DJ for Boogie Down Productions, would have turned forty-nine today. He became the victim of…

March 2nd, 2011 | | Today in History
Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson Wants to Talk to You

It was 1977 when twenty-three-year-old Gary Wilson released You Think You Really Know Me. He recorded the album in the…

January 11th, 2011 | | Articles

Disques Gam

The young Moroccan at the music stand didn’t get that I was looking for vinyl. I’ve searched for records all…

September 16th, 2010 | | Mixtape
Photo by Alex Rapada


Gonjasufi is the name the dreadlocked, dark-eyed, Mojave Desert-dwelling Sumach Ecks assumes for his current musical incarnation. It’s more accurate…

July 14th, 2010 | | Articles
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

Out of the Shadows

Wearing a red tracksuit and a black baseball cap Jack Ashford looks conspicuous amidst the palatial surroundings of the Radisson…

April 2nd, 2008 | | Articles

Out of the Mainstream

Record collectors often complain that jewel-case inserts and flimsy digipack covers lack the feel, smell, and aura of an old,…

January 11th, 2006 | | Articles
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