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Tom Wax has always been a leading figure of the electronic music scene in Germany since 1988 and inspired a lot of DJs and producers around the globe with his unique sound between House & Techno. Even after more than 30 years behind the DJ booth he is still on a mission and prooves this in impressive manner on such labels like Toolroom, Filth On Acid, CR2, Gain Records, FeChrome, Bush Records, Dolma Records, Suara, Great Stuff, Technoclub Records, Stereo 3000, Armada Deep, Deeperfect, WePlay, Kontor, Plastic City or his own Phuture Wax imprint.

In the early 90ies Tom Wax created electronic-music history with his projects Arpeggiators, Microbots or DJ Tom & Norman and the today classic tunes “Cosmic Evolution“, “Freedom Of Expression“ or ‘Tales Of Mystery“ on such labels like R&S Records, Harthouse Frankfurt or Overdrive Records. With his project AWeX together with Thorsten Adler and the Über-track “It’s Our Future“ on the legendary Plastic City imprint he had his international breakthrough in 1995 and since 2000 he concentrates on his Tom Wax artist project.

Cooperations with CJ Bolland, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Dearborn, Michael Wells (GTO), Terry Lee Brown Jr., The Timewriter, AKA AKA,Kai Tracid, ASYS, Mijk van Dijk, Dr. Motte, Marusha, Talla 2XLC, Roy Stroebel (Strobe), Gotlucky, Boris Alexander, Ian Oliver, Dan Hillson, Simon Fava, JamX & DeLeon, Alex Stadler or Franksen as well as remixes for artists like Yello, Erasure, Jam & Spoon, Hardfloor, Sparks, Cosmic Baby, Mesh or John Starlight fill his multi-page discography with over 500 releases and remixes.
Next to his DJ gigs around the globe Tom hosted his own radio show since 2004. First, on German radio station YOU FM, where he is one of the resident DJ of the legendary Cubnight show as well, from 2010 to 2012 he presented his show Phuture Sounds on the online radio Big City Beats FM.

Other important stations over 32 years of his musical career were the Music Discovery Project in 2007 alongside famous conductor Parvo Järvi and his Symphonic Orchestra, his 8 year DJ residency at the legendary Frankfurt-based club Dorian Gray and his A&R work for the labels Harthouse/Eye Q and Music Research.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
My latest releases & my favourite tracks in a 1h mix!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Can´t name just one, all of them are my current faves!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Driving basslines & massive beats!

Tell us about your next EP?
I have a new release nearly every week at the moment, but my collab with Ben Champell is a special one, because we have never met in person and just swapped the production parts back and forth to create these two great tracks, that will be out on Unity Records at the end of July!

What have you got coming up?
Tom Wax – Rave Will Never Die (Studio 3000)Tom Wax – Inner Vision EP (RD / Toolroom)Tom Wax & Dr. Motte – Trip To Venus (Complexed)Tom Wax & Dolby D. – The Age Of Revolution (OFF Recordings)and remixes by Robert Babicz, Mijk Van Dijk, Jan Jacarta,Dolby D, Samuel L Session and others on my Phuture Wax imprint!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Live your life to the fullest & don´t forget: It´s our future!

Tracklist:

1) Dubfire & Flug – Rubber (Drumcode LTD)
2) Tom Wax & Rummy Sharma – Elephants -> Tom Wax Mix (Dolma)
3) Egbert & Metodi Hristov – Euphoria (Set About)
4) Tom Wax – Equal In Life (Redrum)
5) Tom Wax – Craptastic -> Sisko Electrofanatik Remix (Phuture Wax)
6) Tom Wax – Extacy Is Good For Me -> Dema Remix (Redrum)
7) Ken Ishii – Glow -> Filterheadz Remix (Tronic)
8) Tom Wax & Rico Puestel – MAP3 Precision (Phuture Wax)
9) AWeX – It´s Our Future -> Rico Puestel Re-Bind (Plastic City)
10) Jay Lumen – Returning (Drumcode)
11) Tom Wax & Dennis Hill – No Wasted Time (IAMT)
12) Tom Wax – Stay Awake (Harthouse)

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Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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