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
The Wax Thematique podcast continues with Part 2 of label founder Nathan Womack digging for records with legendary record champion and living music encyclopedia Paul Au, in his Hong Kong apartment full of vinyl. Listen on Apple Podcasts.
Inside the Cha Cha Lounge Friday July 19th 5:45pm, Select Level performs for Capitol Hill Block Party. Were you there last year? It was a great time! Buy tickets at http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com
Friday, July 5th at The Monocle in St. Louis, Wax Thematique is helping to sponsor FRESH PRODUCE BEAT BATTLE. A monthly event bringing the cities best talent together for healthy competition in the art of beat making. 8 Producers battle head to head in the Champs battle to crown a new champion. Check: FRESH PRODUCE for more.
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.
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.
Today and everyday, support your local Record Store. To celebrate we’re offering 30% everything on the site . Use code: RSD2019 at check out.
“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.
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’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.
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
Join Psych-Jazz trio Afrocop at LoFi Lounge in Seattle Sunday Oct 14th for Earshot Magazine’s annual Jazz festival. This years theme is “Spiritual Jazz”. Paces Lift will be playing vinyl to open the night. Doors open at 8pm! BUY TICKETS
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.
- 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
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.
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.