Nick States

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  • 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…

  • Wax Runoff: TFR002

    Mar 03 2017 / Feature

    The wonderful smell of dance music stew. It’s always satisfying to come across records that create a melting pot for different sounds to coalesce around…

  • Wax Runoff: REKIDS100

    Feb 24 2017 / Feature

    Accomplishing 100 releases is no small feat. Many great record labels have barely made it to 25 and  often times less. Yet Matt Edward’s Rekids…

  • Wax Runoff: TTY023

    Feb 16 2017 / Feature

    Ten Thousand Yen – headed by Doc Daneeka – is a wonderful label I’ve become aware of within the last year or so. Starting from…

  • Wax Runoff: CGI017

    Feb 09 2017 / Feature

    While the southern region of the United States has made great contributions to the stylistic development of many different music genres, outside of Miami, there…

  • Wax Runoff: TEXT036

    Feb 02 2017 / Feature

    Everyone will at some point find a record in their collection with curiously long cuts on it. It is an almost played out joke of…

  • Wax Runoff: AR 3

    Jan 26 2017 / Feature

    If 2016 did not already achieve the accolade, 2017 seems poised to be the year in which Acid House and Techno retake the forefront for DJs…