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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 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!

WAX MUSEUM SUBWAY SESSIONS #1

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Come and join us for our first monthly Friday afternoon subway session! The wax museum crew will be joined by guest selectors each session sharing music in the casual and friendly shop environment over a couple drinks.

For session #1 we have the dynamic duo of Sleep D (Butter Sessions), Benny Badge (Gulf Point Records), GSM (Mellowdías Thump) and MeloFelo (Wax Museum Records).

Kicking off at 4pm – everyone is welcome so come get your weekend started right!

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