Wax Thematique label founder, vinyl selector and music producer, Nathan Womack travels (pre, and hopefully post-pandemic) between USA and Asia digging for obscure recordings that would otherwise likely be lost forever. Between managing releases for Wax Thematique, Nathan produces for the instrumental hip hop project Paces Lift and Ben Bounce. Inspired by digging adventures in Thailand, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, he and Seattle’s acclaimed Bastille restaurant recently teamed up for the weekly Vinyl Internationalé event showcasing Thai Funk, Afrobeat, Tropical Jazz and rare Asian records. Nathan performs annually at Seattle's Earshot Jazz festival each time with newly discovered records and an itch to share them with the audience. Photography, Mike Monaghan.