*PRE-ORDER: PACES LIFT AND BEN BOUNCE - QUICK TRIGGER 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION LP AND LIMITED SLIPMAT

What began as competition between two hip hop producers turned into a 30 day beat making challenge from Seattle’s Paces Lift and St. Louis’ Ben Bounce. The result became the framework for their collaboration LP, Quick Trigger. Two years of fine tuning, mixing and mastering and their masterpiece was finally ready for consumption. The result is fourteen lo-fi, psychedelic, beat driven tracks sprinkled with bits of spaghetti western and old vinyl crackle. Highly sought after well beyond its original pricetage fetching for $60+ online, this is the first time it's being repressed and on 180gram vinyl. Pre-Order HERE

Wax Thematique DJ's at Bastille's Easy Polynesie (Seattle) June 13, 5pm-10pm

Wax Thematique DJs Nathan Womack, Noel Brass Jr. and Andy Sells playing lots of breezy vinyl Thursday June 13th on the Bastille patio in Seattle 5pm-10pm. This is a benefit for Warm Current with Polynesian inspired food, raffle, silent auction and more. Easily our favorite party of the year, big thanks to Bastille for having us return for a 3rd year.

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Wax Thematique Podcast: Diggin' in Hong Kong with Paul Au Pt. 1

Our first Wax Thematique podcast begins with label founder Nathan Womack (aka producer Paces Lift) digging for records with legendary record champion and living music encyclopedia Paul Au, in his Hong Kong apartment full of vinyl. When we say “full” we mean 30,000 records..and when we say “apartment” we’re talking 500 square feet. Paul’s story of escaping the 1970’s Vietnam draft to ultimately selling vinyl on the streets of Hong Kong to survive has been widely covered on the ‘net. But this episode is a more comfortable, casual dig session between two people who love the art of finding a great record buried amongst many thousands. Some of the music found that day plays between chats with Paul about his love of vintage vinyl as he repeatedly hands Nathan many a record and juggles customers coming and going. Enjoy the photos below Nathan took visiting Paul’s vinyl lair (which Paul calls “Vinyl Hero”) from 2017-2019. Be on the look-out and listen for more Wax Thematique episodes on the way. Listen to the podcast on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher.

Welcome to Wax Thematique: Select Level

We are very proud to announce our latest signee:  Select Level .  “Heads may know Select Level mastermind Andy Sells best as the limber drummer for soulful fusion explorers Afrocop or as the bassist for noisy prog-rockers Nosretep... or maybe even for his stint in electronic brainiacs FCS North, who existed from 1997 to 2007. This talented Seattle multi-instrumentalist has established that he can get weird and far out in various situations. Select Level finds Sells veering off on a tangent into the realm of sleek music geared for dancing and romancing.”  Photography by Jasmine Kara | Words by Dave Segal.

We are very proud to announce our latest signee: Select Level. “Heads may know Select Level mastermind Andy Sells best as the limber drummer for soulful fusion explorers Afrocop or as the bassist for noisy prog-rockers Nosretep... or maybe even for his stint in electronic brainiacs FCS North, who existed from 1997 to 2007. This talented Seattle multi-instrumentalist has established that he can get weird and far out in various situations. Select Level finds Sells veering off on a tangent into the realm of sleek music geared for dancing and romancing.” Photography by Jasmine Kara | Words by Dave Segal.

Noel Brass Jr. Synthesizer Performance @ Le Merde (Seattle) 4/20

Noel Brass Jr. "Broken Cloud Orchestra" Limited Color Vinyl
22.99

Herbie Hancock's luminous tones distilled into a lavender vapor" -Dave Segal.
180gram LP. Limited "Soulgazer Blue" color with matte-finish jackets and poly-lined inner sleeves. Designed by New Analog (UK). Mastered by Barry Corliss in Seattle, WA.

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Wax Thematique & Photographer Mike Monaghan

Wax Thematique partnered with Photographer Mike Monaghan to create our first ad for Noel Brass Jr’s album “Broken Cloud Orchestra”. This is the 3rd release from Wax Thematique and our first in the ambient genre. Mike used in camera lighting effects & subtle panning shots to visually complement Noel’s sound. Our hope was to achieve the feeling of the record & highlight the product in just 15 seconds.

RUMTUM (Art Exhibit) @ Mirus Gallery Denver Jan 11th.

RUMTUM’s illustration, painting and design work will be on display at Mirus Gallery Denver as they present a group exhibition featuring Denver artists. The official opening party is Friday January 11, 7-10pm (MST).  *The exhibit runs from January 11 - February 9, 2019.

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RUMTUM - "Mora Tuga" LP
19.99

Broadening sounds..an escapists’ vision forever unfinished" -Bandcamp.
Designed by RUMTUM (US).
Mastered by Catadawn Studios in Denver, CO.

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REEL 4: CLAY GROOVES (OAK/MX)

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44 Minutes of sun-swelled Latin soul, Peruvian percussion, big-band stage funk, lofi Inca rock and Puerto Rican boleros excavated by Oakland, California DJ and crate digger Clay Grooves. Exclusive Art Design by Small Studio. Stream/Download REEL 4: Clay Grooves

Fruit of the Boom Podcast Eps #42: Tropikoro

Paces Lift and Ben Bounce dropped by Suburban Pro Studios while in St. Louis to showcase their new album, Tropikoro for another episode of the Producer/Engineer series "Fruit Of The Boom". Hosted by Matt Sawicki and guest-host DJ Who, the fellas discussed the intention behind crafting Quick Trigger and how it lead to a more specific approach to sample-based production with the creation of Tropikoro. This is the first time Paces Lift & Ben Bounce have been interviewed together and its a treat! Listen to the full interview HERE.

Paces Lift & Ben Bounce "Tropikoro" Limited Color Vinyl
24.99

- 2nd album by beat-battle competitors turned collaborators.
- 180gram LP pressed in limited Aqua/Blue color.
- Poly-lined inner sleeves & matte finish LP jackets.
- Original artwork, illustration and painting by Stevie Anderson. Front cover inspired by the Australian-Ni-Vanuatu film "Tanna" (2015). Back cover inspired by Philip Glass "Music in 12 Parts" (1971).
- Mastered for vinyl by Barry Corliss in Seattle, WA.
- Liner notes by Blake Gillespie

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Noel Brass Jr.: The Trace Podcast Interview

Noel Brass Jr. was born in the year 1984 which led to conversations on  This is Spinal Tap ,  Ghostbusters  and 80’s pop art, and then  Repo Man  and the nature of subversive art.  The Trace Podcast also touched on the unique nature of religious music, the connections between punk and jazz, and the way that horror films like  Nightmare on Elm Street  can give us a cathartic experience of fear. Listen to the podcast   HERE.

Noel Brass Jr. was born in the year 1984 which led to conversations on This is Spinal TapGhostbusters and 80’s pop art, and then Repo Man and the nature of subversive art.  The Trace Podcast also touched on the unique nature of religious music, the connections between punk and jazz, and the way that horror films like Nightmare on Elm Street can give us a cathartic experience of fear. Listen to the podcast HERE.

Paces Lift & Ben Bounce: Tropikoro Vinyl Release Party

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The time is now! Paces Lift & Ben Bounce: Tropikoro Vinyl Release party is Friday May 4th in St. Louis MO @ The Monocle. This is a FREE event. 

Paces Lift & Ben Bounce - Tropikoro + Quick Trigger Digital Bundle
15.00

Release Notes

  • Includes the 1st & 2nd Digital Albums by beat-battle competitors turned collaborators

  • Original artwork by Stevie Anderson & Ted Fieghan

  • Mastered by Barry Corliss at Master Works

  • Albums Download as MP3. Wav upon request.

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