DT581 – Wax Worx
Winner of Fatboy Slim and LWE Events 2015 Smile High DJ competition; you’ll never hear another set quite like Wax Worx’s…
2017 was quite a year for Wax Worx, having already cemented his name as ‘One To Watch’ with a string of high profile releases on labels such as Suara, Simma and Playmobil, and his music being played by industry heavyweights such as Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Solardo, Santé and Todd Terry to name a choice few. He kicked off the year launching his co-owned label ‘Shanghaied’ with his ‘Bump Shake’ track, which was then picked up by Radio 1’s Monki and premiered on her show. Soon after he found out that his unofficial remix of the Human Resource classic ‘Dominator’ was being hammered by Techno king Paco Osuna, and been a mainstay of his sets for over 6months! With such high demand for the track, the summer saw it receive an official release on Armada Subjekt, becoming one of the top selling and streamed tracks ever on the label, going on to be highlighted by Mixmag when Eats Everything kicked off his set with it at the re-opening of Warehouse Project in Manchester.
As the year drew to a close his production continued to gain high critical acclaim, having developed his own unique sound, it reached the ears of the ‘King Of Space’ Steve Lawler, who singled out his production style as ‘creatively different’ applauding his work and signing 3 tracks to VIVa Limited, ensuring Wax Worx’s unstoppable rise throughout 2018…
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
House and Techno music that your parents would disapprove of.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
If I wanted to lick my own bum crack I would pick one of mine but….it has to be HANNS ‘Body Slam’ from his Cultured EP on OneFold DGTL.. it is a proper belter!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Has to be DT’s 10th Birthday at XOYO!! we had an absolutely smashing time and I am very much looking forward to all the celebrations planned throughout this year!
What have you got coming up?
LOADS! I have a few gigs coming up in London and my home town of Brighton, Including a very special event for the Brighton Music Conference in April, at which DT will be hosting room 2!
Musically I have my ‘Sound Champion’ EP dropping on 43 Degrees records from Australia next Monday, ‘Warehouse Kids’ from the EP is in this mix which also includes a killer remix from HOTEN. I have a track dropping on Fancy Inc, Marcello V.O.R and Thomas Krauze’s new label ‘Skill Matters’ Then have my debut release on Steve Lawlers VIVa Music Limited, a 3 track EP with a remix from… you will have to wait to find that one out, this drops in June.
I also co run Shanghaied records and we have some KILLER music coming in the next few months from the likes of YADE, L.O.R.D.I.E, Marcellus Wallace and Dub Healey, Lucati, Caruana Juany Bravo and many more, plus I’m really excited to be working on a remix for The Tribe of Good, a collective led by the genius and friend that is Hal Ritson, watch this space on that one.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
“The TV says a stranger is my enemy, but I swear he is my friend…”
1. YADE -Dystopia – Shanghaied
2. Lucati – Altruism – Shanghaied (Intergalactic Smugglers)
3. Truth Be Told – Nuevo – Glasgow Underground
4. Ferreck Dawn – Shake It – Superfett Recordings
5. Eyes Everywhere – Feels (Jeff Doubleu & Skitzofrenix Remix) – Box Of Cats
6. Biscits – On The Floor – Night Beast
7. Fancy Inc – Ya Don’t Stop – White Label
8. Wax Worx – Smokin Funk – VIVa Limited
9. HANNS -Body Slam – OneFold DGTL
10. Mindek – Snailer – Stashed Music
11. Wax Worx – Warehouse Kids – 43 Degrees Records
12. Wax Worx – Feel – White Label
13. Radio Slave – Children Of The E (KiNK SP1200 Remix) – Running Back
14. THERAPY – Smashed it! – White Label