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“If You Didn’t Go”

“If You Didn’t Go”—the follow-up to the breakout debut “Concrete Waves” and the second single from Wax Poetics artist Kendra Morris—delves deep into lush and slick terrain, anchored by a unique funkiness that recalls the glory days of ’70s radio and sunny blue-eyed soul.

April 23rd, 2012 | | Wax Poetics Records
Photo by Marc McAndrews

Kendra Morris

Kendra Morris grew up listening to soul records and harmonizing with her mother, also a singer. She debuted her long…

February 7th, 2012 | | Artists
Concrete Waves

“Concrete Waves”

LIMITED PRESSING OF 1,500 – BLUE CONCRETE SWIRL VINYL  From the forthcoming debut album by newest Wax Poetics Records artist Kendra…

December 11th, 2011 | | Wax Poetics Records
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Kendra Morris “Concrete Waves”

Shot on location in New York City by director Nick Sasso, “Concrete Waves” is a tale of obsessive love gone bad.

November 22nd, 2011 | | News/Videos
Concrete Waves

Kendra Morris

From the forthcoming debut album by newest Wax Poetics Records artist Kendra Morris comes the first single, “Concrete Waves,” a menacingly funky groove that serves as a warning of what’s to come.

November 22nd, 2011 | | News
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
DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

A monthly showcase teaming legendary DJs from the pages of the magazine with Wax Poetics recording artists.

September 19th, 2011 | | Events
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

Oh Boy! The (Buddy) Holly Prize

The Songwriters Hall of Fame and ASCAP have awarded the 2011 Holly Prize to newly signed Wax Poetics artist  Kendra Morris!

April 1st, 2011 | | News
Chico Mann - Ya-Yo Sé (Wax Poetics) 2010

“Ya Yo Sé”

Chico Mann’s synthesis of Afrobeat, Latin freestyle, electro, and Cuban soul is nothing if not unprecedented. And in keeping with that theme, Wax Poetics Records will deliver not one, but two releases by multi-instrumentalist Marcos Garcia—aka Chico Mann—on October 26. In addition to Mann’s Analog Drift, his second album, Wax Poetics Records will drop an Official Serato Control Vinyl featuring the music of Chico Mann on one side and Serato Control Vinyl on the flip. The A-side will offer the Chico Mann songs “Ya Yo Sé” and “Exponential,” the latter tune exclusive to this release.

In 2004, Serato debuted its Scratch Live software, allowing DJs to mix and scratch files from their computer using regular turntables or CDJs. Control Vinyl in various colors soon became collector’s items among DJs, and Ya Yo Sé will enter this realm in a new shade of green.

February 18th, 2011 | | Wax Poetics Records
Photo by Tim Stoter

Javelin: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about Javelin in Wax Poetics issue 40 What happened for you in 2010? Smashed boomboxes onstage at Girl Talk,…

December 28th, 2010 | | Top (20)10
Analog Drift

Analog Drift

LIMITED PRESSING OF 1,000 The sounds of Africa have taken multi-instrumentalist Chico Mann—aka Marcos García—all over the world. So it’s…

October 26th, 2010 | | Wax Poetics Records
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Issue 38

It’s been a long time coming. In fact, for the past eight years and thirty-seven issues, we’ve wanted to do…

November 13th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Black Dynamite (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Black Dynamite (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music supervisor David Hollander handpicked each track and cue from the vast reservoir of 1970s British library music, originally created for…

October 20th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records


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

September 18th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records


Track Listing Dedicacion And The Ship Sails On Itanita (Little Gypsy) Don’t Stay Away

April 8th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records
Don't Stop the Groove

Don’t Stop The Groove

Track Listing: Don’t Stop the Groove Disco Tease Ron’s Song Theme in Search of a Sportspectacular Down Lowe Kimba (Previously…

April 7th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records

Saturday Night Special

Detroit Jazz-Funk from The Lyman Woodard Organization

March 13th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Records
Melvyn Price

Rhythm and Blues

1974 private-press soul-jazz by Melvyn Price

July 7th, 2008 | | Wax Poetics Records

“Righteous Works” b/w “Hearts Desire”

1979 rare roots-style reggae by Earl Zero

April 21st, 2008 | | Wax Poetics Records
The Moments Baby I Want You

“Baby I Want You” b/w “Pray For Me”

rare soul by the Moments produced by the Mizell Brothers

February 13th, 2008 | | Wax Poetics Records