Anyone remember the good ol days for record shopping. meeting up with friends as you burnt up your wages in London's West End? It had a vast selection of shops scattered about Soho and Covent Garden. Whilst I don't remember all the names I'm going to try to recall as many as possible. It all [...]
Introducing the Washington born, now based in Brooklyn rapper/producer Amir Mohamed el Khalifa (stage name Oddisee). Born into a musical family, Oddisee has been producing and officially releasing from his very early 20s. Has gone on to perform with artist such as De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, The Roots and many more. One third of [...]

Now, there are many hip hop playlists out there yada yada yada! Some are good, some not so. This playlist was sourced by Pelt diggin through his record collection over many very long nights and many of lists and revisions to the lists etc etc.. Once he wittled it down to […]

Praise the lord! Pastor Pelt is here again to deliver his Sunday sermon to you all. A sublime selection of high-quality music from the likes of Billy Cobham, Mel Torme, Ray Charles & Milt Jackson, Mike Longo, Eric Gale, Ann Peebles, Leon Haywood and more. As always please let us know what you think in [...]
For me this is killer! I've known Pelt for well over 30 years. He is my go-to Hip Hop Jedi master, Oracle, and friend! From hanging out on BMXs at Bowes Lyon skatepark and sitting in on hundreds of production sessions to insane all day crate diggin ventures in London complete with an IV flow [...]
I'm not going to say much about this guy, because I want you to get to the video as soon as possible. Crazy beat diggin 7" break DJ who will leave you exhausted and inspired. Great selection and considering he is spinning 45s his accuracy is scary! Check out his Insta page for a daily [...]

As you know waxwrx™ is a vinyl specific website (it’s in the name) and recently I was approached on Facebook by a user aspiring to become a waxwrx™ crew member. His initial question was “can I join the crew if I spin on DVS?” Well, this was a tricky one and got me thinking deeply! […]

The title of this article requires looking at things from several angles and standpoints. Let’s take a look from a Dj’s perspective, in particular, mine. I’ve been Djing and mixing (this is a very important distinction and the subject of an upcoming article) for over 30 years. Until around 2015/16 I was exclusively analog, you […]

I’m from the old school, my Dad was a fanatical collector and subsequently, I am now bordering on the obsessive. I grew up with records, yes, records, not vinyl. From a young age, I was force-fed more music than the average child of the 80s. I was raised to appreciate the format that is now […]

For those that don’t know, going from record shop to record shop hunting down the right tracks that will eventually find their way into your prized record collection is to many, known as crate digging! Originally the phrase was coined back in the late 80s, early 90s and broadly associated with hip hop and the use […]