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  • Wax Runoff: Bobb Deep [JSPRO-01]

    Jul 13 2017 / Feature

    After the unfortunate loss of Prodigy on June 20 I’ve been thinking a lot of Mobb Deep’s grand contributions to music and vinyl culture. Prodigy’s…

  • Wax Runoff: Dietrich Schoenemann [TEN 1003]

    Jun 29 2017 / Feature

    Normally the records I feature on Wax Runoff are pretty squarely centered around house and techno, but the crates are endless, and sometimes the best…

  • Wax Runoff: Moods & Grooves [MG-046]

    Jun 08 2017 / Feature

    June is in full swing and thousands of us are still glowing after a stupendous Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The sounds and atmospheres created…

  • Wax Runoff: Detroit Favorite [LA VIDA 001]

    May 25 2017 / Feature

    The week of the reckoning is finally here. People have gathered their best pieces of black clothing and the requests off from work have been…

  • Wax Runoff: Modern Detroit [VQ035] [PLE65350-1] [BCR007]

    May 18 2017 / Feature

    With Detroit’s Movement festival inching closer and closer by the day, excitement continues to grow across the stratosphere of dance music. Whereas last week’s Wax…

  • Wax Runoff: Detroit Classics [KMS 008] [MS 002] [M-012]

    May 12 2017 / Feature

    It’s mid May and that can only mean a few things. Kids are excited about ending the school year, gardeners are preparing to watch their…

  • Wax Runoff: NYC108

    Apr 27 2017 / Feature

    It can sometimes be difficult for compilation-only labels to pick up and maintain momentum over the course of many releases and years. The art form…

  • Wax Runoff: SP-12044

    Apr 14 2017 / Feature

    Back in the beginning of DJing as an art form, everything was an egg hunt. That’s why it was very fitting that I recently exhumed…

  • Wax Runoff: ARGOT 006

    Mar 16 2017 / Feature

    Perhaps my favorite release from Chicago-based label Argot came in the form of a two track 12” from well-loved hometown artist The Black Madonna in…

  • Wax Runoff: PoEM 006

    Mar 09 2017 / Feature

    One of the records that I keep coming back to from the last month is Rick Wade’s deliciously dark Escapism EP. Detroit native Rick needs…