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MAMA SAID… LIVE BEATS AT THE WORKSHOP JAN 27


Local Beat-queen SADIVA presents a very special evening of local talent this weekend at Workshop! Join them for a live lineup of BEATS on the January long weekend, featuring some Wax Museum favourites including Plutonic Lab, AOI, Chicken Wishbone, Entro, Walla C and more.

Free entry, 3pm – 2am. All get-down no let-down!

WMR-012 SILVER LININGS “DON’T MAKE TRACKS” OUT NOW!

It has been a year of rapid growth for neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings. Following their triumphant debut LP (and literal expansion from duo to trio) band members Françoise D’Argent, Benny Badge and Lachlan Peavey have wasted no time, dazzling new audiences on their recent tour of Europe/UK and mixing it with the cream of Australia’s crop at Inner Varnika 2017. Forward-facing and free, “Don’t Make Tracks“ clocks them at new altitudes with a sound as classic as it is cutting-edge.

For many, “So Good To You” was a bolt from the blue, 2016’s answer to a brand of romantic R&B owned by Loose Ends in the 80s and Flyte Tyme in the 90s: sorely-missed and rarely done right since. For Boogie heads it was a fresh treat from a reliable source (producer Benny Badge being a seasoned supplier to the renaissance) whilst Melbourne locals dubbed it a ’scene record’, part of a small and affectionately named catalogue highlighting notable collaborations.

Fast forward one year and “Don’t Make Tracks” sounds like a band both on the rise and on the move. The group’s busy schedule has proved to be an aggressive catalyst for new material – the misty veneer of their ‘project’ days fanned away by an assured renavigation of some favourite themes. While undoubtedly Funk-driven, references to Electro, Jazz and World influences have plenty of breadth as the trio mess with vibes far beyond their vintage – yielding much wilder results in the process.

Standouts include album A-siders “Like Before” and “Searching”, which dip into the realms of Brit-Soul and Jazz-Funk (the later including a serious Incognito-style mid-track twist). Vocoders, drenching FX chains and the furious 128 bpm “It’s Not Me” [search for the accompanying video] carve out the reverse side – leaving just enough room for Françoise’s epic Whitney-esque performance on “Look The Other Way”, a fan favourite for some time now.

Visual concept and design provided by Melbourne’s award-winning HM. Group. Buy online today from the source!

WAX MUSEUM DECEMBER RESIDENCY AT ROOFTOP BAR


The Rooftop Bar is proud to present: Rooftop in December with Wax Museum Records every Friday this month.

1st December – Boston Rodriguez, DJ Mind Twist, DJ Snuc

8th December – Broke Money, DJ Mind Twist, Melo Felo, Flytramp

15th December – Benny Badge & Eddie Mac, DJ Mind Twist Aux One, Cara Mia

22nd December – ACN Seymour, Benny Badge & Sammy B Darcy Justice, GSM

29th December – Jackson Miles, Colette, Mixa, GSM

From 4pm – midnight, free entry every time!

“RAVING IRAN” ENCORE SCREENING FRIDAY 1ST DEC

Due to popular demand, Sinematek and Wax Museum Records are stoked to announce an encore screening of RAVING IRAN on Friday 01 December.

Anoosh and Arash perform together under the moniker Blade&Beard in Tehran. Tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, they organise one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran they try their luck selling their illegally printed album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world. Once landed in Switzerland, the haze of the instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them.

Shot discreetly using iPhones, RAVING IRAN captures the raw and exhilarating underground techno scene in Tehran and the two DJs who defy the Islamic regime. Watch the trailer here: http://www.ravingiran.com/trailer.html

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. Get in quickly this time kids!

Again, film will kick off at 6:30pm, beers from 6:00pm. See you then!

“RAVING IRAN” CINEMA SCREENING FRIDAY 24TH


Sinematek
 and Wax Museum Records are proud to present RAVING IRAN, a documentary about two DJs doing what they love under an oppressive government.

Anoosh and Arash perform together under the moniker Blade&Beard in Tehran. Tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, they organise one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran they try their luck selling their illegally printed album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world. Once landed in Switzerland, the haze of the instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them.

Shot discreetly using iPhones, RAVING IRAN captures the raw and exhilarating underground techno scene in Tehran and the two DJs who defy the Islamic regime.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.ravingiran.com/trailer.html

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here! The film kicks off at 6:30pm, beers from 6pm.

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to watch RAVING IRAN in Australia.

WAX MUSEUM SUBWAY SESSION #6


Wax Museum and
The Beats Below present Subway Session #6! We’re buzzing to once again have a vibrant mix of talented producers and DJs join us for one of our famous Friday night lock-ins.
 
Local beatsmith BryZone (YBP) surprised us all when he gingerly skipped through to consign us his “No Compaints” beat tape, released earlier this year. Since then it’s been on heavy rotation, thus it’s our pleasure to have him and his SP-404 do it all live from behind the Wax counter! Anyone who caught his LAB Co. counterparts do their thing a few sessions back will know what to expect, so get down early for this!
 
Following up on the decks in Room 1 will be Melbourne legend Jeff Holden spinning a premium selection of boogie, funk and associated grooves. A collector of deep and soulful underground music for as long as the genre has existed, his arrival to the sessions is epically overdue and we can’t wait to hear what he’s packed.
 
With Wax Museum heavies Barry Sunset, Benny Badge clocking some musical overtime and the promise of fine ales from the people at Sample Brew, Session Six will not be one to miss!
 

5pm til we’re done, mi subterraneo su subterraneo… OUR SUBWAY IS YOURS!! Full event info here.

Art by the incredible MINDTWIST!

WU-TANG CLAN RELEASE NEW ALBUM “THE SAGA CONTINUES”

RZA shepherded members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a new LP titled Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues. RZA executive produced the album that’s “crafted by” his beat-making associate DJ Mathematics. The album comes out October 13th. The album’s first single “People Say” features the Wu’s Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa alongside Method Man’s frequent collaborator Redman trading verses over a soul sampled-beat courtesy of Mathematics.

RZA explaining its genesis says: “There was a young brother that was our deejay. He was working construction. I hired him to draw the Wu-Tang logo. His name was Allah Mathematics. And he always was in the shadows doing the knowledge..He learned how to make beats and produce and after a while—when I became a composer I became further and further away from the sound of Wu-Tang I mean I don’t use the ASR-10  anymore…Mathematics stayed right there with it. So he was really given the task and he took the task upon himself to go and start having the members re-energize their verses to the classic Wu-Tang sound. After he got it to a certain degree, he was like, “I’m going to come over and show you where we’re at.” He showed me and I was like, “Yo, The Saga Continues.”

 

HORATION LUNA ALBUM LAUNCH OCTOBER 11 AT BONEY

??? Mellowdías Thump ??? and Wax Museum Records are proud to present the album launch of Horatio Luna‘s ‘Local Honey’.

Horatio Luna is the brainchild of 30/70 bassist Henry Hicks. Spawned from a session in the Mandarin Dreams studio accompanied by Silentjay and Danny Cordozo (Raw Humps). The result is ‘Local Honey’, a live blend of jazz, broken beat, house and a little touch of BRUK!

After a very limited cassette release, Wax Museum Records have pressed ‘Local Honey’ on vinyl for the first time. To celebrate this great release, the full Horatio Luna line up will be forming like voltron and performing a fully improvised set. They will be joined by Moonshoe Records FREDA & JACKSON who will be making their debut Melbourne performance.

ENTRY = $10
Check the event page here!

Don’t miss what will undoubtably be another special night of Melbourne music!

WMR-012 SILVER LININGS “DON”T MAKE TRACKS” PREORDER

Wax Museum is proud to announce the next in our label’s series of hot local releases. Melbourne’s neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings are back to follow up their triumphant debut LP with “Don’t Make Tracks”! To get you excited they have just released a new video and first single from the album, check it below.

Preorder your copy of the LP here! **Stock arriving mid November!**

RIP CHARLES BRADLEY & UKU KUUT


Music fans young and old have been saddened by the loss of two great artists over the weekend. Uku Kuut was an Estonian producer known for his unique electronic Soul, Funk & Jazz recordings. He reached wider notoriety several years back after being unearthed by Washington’s “Peoples Potential Unlimited” re-issue label, his sultry, synth-heavy 90s productions striking chords with DJs and collectors worldwide.

Charles Bradley, known as the “Screaming Eagle of Soul”, was a key artist on Daptone Records, the label made infamous with it’s celebration and revivalism of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. His performances and recording style were compared to greats including Otis Redding and James Brown. Fans willing to show their support can donate to these select charities.