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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!


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!


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!**


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.



Join us in the subway for a full day of music in celebration of vinyl stores wordwidel

We’ll be opening for trade at 10am (yes TEN) with live bands/beats and DJs from midday.

Featuring performances from;
Skomes (Live)
Plutonic Lab (Beat Set)
Crate Cartel (Film Screening)
Cara Mia
• Myles G
Silver Linings (Live)
Au Dré (Live)
M5K (DJ Set)
• Wax Museum DJs

Info on RSD releases and Wax Museum exclusives dropping throughout the week so stay peeled!


Alright! We’re back for round three and this time we’re diving head-first into the land of the BEATS.

Join us in the tube for the perfect weekend warmup, with LAB Co. heavies SADIVA, ENTRO // and Walla C pitching in for a monster live SP throwdown + special guest Chopeye sharing his own productions on the The Beats Below sound system.

Samuel Haller aka Barry Whiter will be supporting this lot with a fresh selection of Hip-hop, instrumental beats and beyond + your usual Wax familia pouring beers and telling jokes.

Part 3 looks to be a jam, be there or be square!

**art by MIND TWIST**


Come down and join us for our second Friday afternoon subway session March 3rd!

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 #2 we have invited local selector’s NOISE IN MY HEAD (EFFICIENT SPACE/NIMH Records), Barry Sunset & Josh keys (Spin Club),SEDGWICK (Potatoheadz), + Wax Museum Djs

Kicking off at 4pm we invite you to grab a 6-pack and make your way underground for a casual dig n’ drink to get your weekend started right!



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!


Wax Museum are proud to announce the release of WMR-007 by Plutonic Lab on our in-house label! Get your copy today from the store or online!

“Eleven years since his last album, Codes Over Colours, veteran Melbourne producer Plutonic Lab returns with a swag of stylish cuts and eclectic guest spots. It’s a striking message is clear: Plutonic Lab isn’t afraid to mix things up, playing multiple instruments and working filmic samples into his broad hip-hop landscape. It’s where he’s backed by rhymes, though, that everything gels best – see “The Crib Ft. Guilty Simpson”, a mellow but relentless centrepiece.”

See more at Rolling Stone Australia.

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