Special Collector's Dance Floor Edition

Special Collector's Dance Floor Edition

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Coming Soon - Members Only

The Special Collector's Dance Floor Edition was created as a thank you to our members. In this edition you will find 100 pages of classics from the vaults as well two brand new articles. From articles on soulful Disco to Steel City Electro, it is all rooted in the communal and spiritual vibe of the dance floor. 

If you want to order this issue then you will need to become a member. Sign-up at www.waxpoetics.com 

Features: 

  • 12X12 with Danny Krivit
  • Beat Doctor: Tom Moulton
  • Synthesizer Symphonies: Patrick Adams
  • Invisible Man: Gino Soccio
  • Sound Collective: Soul II Soul
  • The Main Ingredient: Gamble & Huff
  • Disco Architect: Randy Muller
  • Diva Unveiled: Jocelyn Brown
  • Forged in Steel City: Sheffield's Electro and Bleep Techno Scene
  • Indomitable Thump: Underground Resistance

 


Some highlights:
City Forged In Steel: How Sheffield, UK's DIY Scene Changed the Dance Music World
Andy Thomas tells the story of two Sheffield-based friends, Winston Hazel and Richard Barratt, who gave local punters a respite by helping to create a racially integrated, local dance scene that would inspire similar movements throughout the world.

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Dancers at Jive Turkey, Sheffield, 1987. Photo by Barbara Wasiak.

Sound Collective: The Story of Soul II Soul
Writer Dan Dodds delves into the development and legacy of England's Soul II Soul. The article tells the story from the group's beginnings as genre-spanning sound system into popular hit makers led by the brilliant Jazzie B and incandescent vocals of Carolyn Wheeler.
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Soul II Soul at The Palladium in New York City, 1990. Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images.

Diva Unveiled: Jocelyn Brown is the powerful voice behind countless disco classics
Featured on many of disco's classic songs, Jocelyn Brown's unforgettable voice defined the sound of an era. Writer Matt Bauer gets to the essence of one of the era's premier divas.

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Jocelyn Brown backstage in the Netherlands, 1992. Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns/Getty Images.

Disco Architect: From Brass to Strings, Randy Muller's arrangements shaped NYC Disco
Brooklyn born Randy Muller found his calling in music early. He would go on to leave his mark as a revolutionary arranger for brass and strings on disco classics from Brass Construction, Skyy and B.T. Express. Andrew Mason gets the story straight from the man.
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Randy Muller with Brass Construction. Photo courtesy of Randy Muller.