Liner Notes

Weekly posts and commissioned pieces from Wax & Stamp and other writers. Got an idea for a story? Send them to our editor Tom at [email protected].

  • What would Fabric’s revenge sound like? #savefabric

    Nine years ago this month, I moved to London. My first Friday night, I went to Fabric. I had known about Fabric for years and ever since getting into dance music, it had become a pilgrimage I wanted to take. And so I was quite moved when I woke up this morning to find out that […]

  • Me, Rick, Prison and Sounds

    Growing up, prison wasn’t a concept my parents had to ease me into with a trepid, careful talk — it was something I was used to, something I knew on an intimate level. In 1997, when I was just five years old, my uncle Rick was sentenced to life in prison. There was no “your uncle is […]

  • The Classical Present: How Minimal Classical is Getting Maximum Exposure

    In the wake of the BBC 6 Music Proms the banks of the rivers of taste have broken and people are once again turning their attention to classical music. Whether the likes of Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory For The Sullen can be described as classical is beside the point — a different audience is engaging […]

  • An Open Letter To Our Competitors

    When we came up with the idea for Wax & Stamp last year, the space was pretty non-existent in the UK. In the States you had Vinyl, Me Please andThat Special Record, while VNYL was about to start fundraising. In the UK things were a bit different. You had a few heritage subscription services provided […]

  • Introducing Wax & Stamp

    “Today, you will hear gospel, and rhythm and blues, and jazz. All those are just labels. We know that music is music.” In a speech that culminated in the hair-raising call and response of “I Am — Somebody,” I feel bad for quoting just three sentences of Jesse Jackson’s infamous speech. Yet those three sentences speak about […]