wax Poetics

Insight and happenings from across the music community

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Japan Wax poetics


Japan has long been the land where tradition and innovation come together. The Japanese appreciation and adoption of cultures from abroad has led to extraordinarily eclectic artists and fans. Wax Poetics celebrates the unique music scene of Japan.
Beat Makers Photo by B+.

Beat Makers

From Dilla to DJ Premier, dig into the personalities behind the beats as they divulge the stories behind the creation of hip-hop classics.
U.K. Jazz-Funk Wax poetics

U.K. Jazz-Funk

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the U.K. witnessed the birth of an inclusive scene of dancers and musicians who built their own scene influenced with the sounds of U.S. jazz and funk.


Documenting music trailblazers, cultures and stories

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