Wax Poetics was the original music journal focussing on quality long-form journalism. They are returning it in a unique multimedia format.
Founded in December 2001 in New York, Wax Poetics celebrated record digging culture and music discovery, going beyond just the music to tell the social context and cultural environment surrounding it.
Rooted in Hip Hop, but quickly diversifying into wider genres it became known for delivering timeless storytelling and music insight not found elsewhere. It dug deeper.
The in-depth journalism and signature approach to print made Wax Poetics stand apart, separating it from the headline-driven nature of other publications, and uncovering countless numbers of 'I never knew that' stories.
With each issue becoming a collectors item, it quickly became one of the most widely respected music journals in the World, inspiring a generation of collectors, diggers, artists, producers and DJs.
Fortunately, next year, under new ownership but still working with the original founders and editorial team, Wax Poetics is reshaping and relaunching. To keep inspiring generations of music lovers. To keep them discovering music and the stories behind it.