WAX MUSEUM RECORDS SUBWAY SESSION #5

Wax Museum Records x The Beats Below x Fiftyfive Subway Sessions are BACK for another installment! Our store jams are an exciting opportunity to share the warm personality and interesting odour of our beloved Campbell Arcade, unwinding on a Friday with great music and a few coldies.

Collaborating with likeminded selectors & creatives is our thing so this month we have local DJ/fashion force VAIN at the helm of programming. Edgy and fun, these guys are already fighting the greedy moguls for their designs back.. come see what suprises they have in store!

Starts 4pm, bring a beer or drink one of ours. Support from Wax’s own Mindtwist and Barry Sunset.

OFFICIAL KICKON at Fiftyfive from 8pm, full night affair! Full info here.

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GZA AKA THE GENIUS AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED


WU-TANG CLAN founding member, GZA – THE GENIUS (USA) returns to Australia this November!

Performing the Legendary songs ‘Liquid Swords’, ‘Living in the World Today’, ‘Labels’, ‘4th Chamber’ plus WU-TANG CLAN anthems ‘C.R.E.A.M’, ‘Clan in da Front’, ‘Protect Ya Neck’, ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit’ and more!

GZA has earned the reputation as one of the most credible and respected rappers working today. Pick up tickets to his unmissable Melbourne show here! (Note: this is an 18+ event.)

 

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CANADIAN HIP HOP CREW RASCALZ “CASH CROP” GETS A 20TH ANNIVERSARY PRESS


20 years ago Rascalz they put out their second album called “Cash Crop”. This album is considered as one of the best 90’s Canadian Hip Hop Album and was certified Gold at the time. That said it had never been put on vinyl and no official vinyl release before, except the rare promo one, so this one really deserved a proper release.

That’s why 20 years later Back2DaSource are glad to bring you this exclusive 20th anniversary version of this classic album. Full artwork cover, 2LP gatefold, comes with silver sticker and exclusive instrumental versions of “Temptation”, “A Way With Words” and the demo version of “Northern Touch”

We hope you will enjoy this CLASSIC! A must have if you dig boom bap jazzy conscious hip hop. Only 300 copies pressed and B2DS are already sold out their side. Get yours HERE while stocks last! 

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HIGH BIAS PRES. LOFI LOUNGE @ FIFTY FIVE BAR THURSDAY 27/7/17

High Bias is back for their monthly residency at FiftyFive Bar and this time they’ve got a cassette special! Tapes from local producers AND a selection of joints from Wax Museum Records up for $$$ plus LIVE BEATS all night.

We love a good tape, so we have both ColDrip and OXCYDE coming thru with new cassette drops for y’all to check out PLUS ENTRO // and Walla C with new runs of their previous releases.

Also MelloWolf will be coming thru with the final copies of his last release. They’ll be running the usual live beats and VHS visuals all night, with drink specials thanks to  sponsor Red Stripe!

Check the event page for full info.

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KEITH SWEAT (US) LIVE AT THE PALAIS JULY 29

R&B SUPERSTAR TOURI AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND THIS JULY & AUGUST WITH SPECIAL GUEST CDB

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that R&B sensation and New Jack Swing pioneer Keith Sweat will tour Australia and New Zealand this July and August. In addition to performing an array of old classics, he will also be celebrating the release of his brand new album Dress To Impress (out now).

He will be joined on tour by Australian R&B quartet CDB on Saturday 29th at  The Palais in St. Kilda. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

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Q-TIP TRIBUTE PLAYLIST FOR PRODIGY (R.I.P.)

“We lost a great one, man,” Q-Tip said of Prodigy during the opening of his Abstract Radio show, which can be heard here.

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SILVER LININGS SINGLE LAUNCH AT THE GASOMETER 25/6


In the months since releasing their debut album “So Good To You” – widely regarded as modern soul classic – Silver Linings have used a bustling schedule on the Melbourne band circuit to influence recent sessions. “Like Before” is the first of these, heralding the addition of guitarist Lachlan Peavey to the group and a new phase for the trio – also consisting of Françoise & Benny Badge.

To celebrate this upcoming release on Gulf Point Records (as well as the band’s imminent tour!) Silver Linings will be joined at The Gasometer Hotel by some of their close friends and supporters. Local duo messy mammals will kick off the show, backed by DJs Barry Whiter and Ricardo McFly.

Sunday 25th June, 8 til late. $12 presolds via www.oztix.com.au or $15 on the door! Check out the facebook event for more.

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 2-11

For two decades the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has showcased the world’s best jazz, right here in Melbourne, and has grown to become Australia’s pre-eminent jazz festival. This year we are lucky to have the most awarded female jazz vocalist of all time, Dianne Reeves, performing at Hamer Hall Sunday 11th June.

A musician with a gift for imbuing any performance space with the intimacy of a living room, Reeves was born into a musical family (George Duke was her cousin and frequent longtime collaborator). She toured with Sergio Mendes and Harry Belafonte in the 80s before launching her own stellar solo career by using jazz as a ‘passport’ to other styles, including Latin, African, reggae, R&B, blues, and pop classics.

With her intoxicating stage presence, captivating voice and improvisational virtuosity, Dianne Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed. Her highly anticipated return to Melbourne promises to be nothing short of legendary.

Head to melbournejazz.com for ticketing info and the full festival programme!

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DJ SHADOW MELBOURNE SHOW WEDNESDAY 31/5/17


The legendary DJ Shadow will bring his This Mountain Will Fall tour to Australia this May, hitting Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and two special nights at Sydney’s Vivid Festival.

He recently had a chat with The Guardian about the art of sampling and it’s place in music today. “For me, what I’m always reaching for is just a pure form of expression,” he says. “That’s what I look for in music. I want to be taken on a ride, I want to be taken somewhere, and I want to be invested in the artist. And most of the music I identify strongest with is by artists that really live – they’re artists that make music for their entire life and music is their life.”

You can check him out this Wednesday 31st May at 170 Russell supported by Arks. Tickets available from Moshtix.

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DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) DJ SET @ BELLEVILLE TUESDAY MAY 9TH

Hip hop kingpin DJ Maseo has locked in a cheeky weekday set at Belleville Melbourne, and best of all it’s FREE!

The De La Soul DJ and producer will be dropping some dank beats from deep within his record collection, spanning heavy grooves and electronic flourishes. Support from locals Eddie Mac (The Bionic Boogie Radio Show), Melo Felo and Tofu.

Peep the event page for full details!

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