Black Wax
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Black Wax

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Solo R&B Soul


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Chop Funk - (type in Black Wax)
Back in the Day - (type in Black Wax)
Don's revenge - (type in Black Wax)

the music is not "studio" quality as we're trying to raise funds
to go into a studio. However this is us (Black Wax) uncut, recorded in the drummers apartment. It's what we sound like live....well live is better, I think, more passionate :-)



While many bands set off intending to be the next big thing, few stay the distance to arrive as the genuine article. With an intermingling of heavy funk, soulful jazz, light rock, neo-soul and the spoken word. The Black Wax sound has an appeal that parallels the bands of the 1970’s. Their unique musical blends create a sound that is difficult to singularly categorize. This New Jersey based band shrugs off any worries about genre or showcasing their chops, they just plow ahead with a confidence of reaching the ultimate goal of a collection of enjoyable tunes ripe with musical integrity. This is a result of the bands musical maturity and a conscience decision to stay true to the music. The band consist of four members; Asad Waheed (drums), Bruno Kiss (lead guitar), Don DiGiacopo(bass guitar) and Roses Thompson (lyricist). When forming the band Asad Waheed vision was a band free of categories. He simply wanted to play, compose and produce music that was unique and could stand the test of time. And so the “Art of Groove” is the first composition that would start the Black Wax Movement. In this song you will hear a throbbing bass swooning with potent drum lines and the hypnotic melodies of a fierce guitar, which create a “make you groove” sound that take you back to the days of really good live music, outdoor concerts, house parties and LP’s, hence the name Black Wax. Lead guitarist Bruno Kiss composition of “Back in the Day” is just one example from the fleet fingered guitarist. This song has a whole new flavor as he makes the standard unrecognizable. Back in the Day is a song that will make you want to get in your car, forget about your cares and just ride. A really good, feel good song that will make you want to close your eyes and just listen to it...taking it all in. Listening to this song is like arriving at your favorite vacation spot. Don DiGiacopo. the bass player, composition of “Thru the Cracks” is an in your face roller coaster bass ride of sheer funk. You will think you’re hearing base lines from great bassist such as Stanley Clark and Bootsy Collins, but it’s all Don D, as he grinds out heavy melodies as funky as the entire seventies era, when music was fun, funky and told a story. Roses Thompson, the lyricist is a spoken word artist who laces the words to the Black Wax sound. Many of the lyrics in the songs are from her endless repertoire of poems she’s already written. The words just seem to fit the music. Preferring to sing in the lower register this allows her the creative flexibility to smoothly blend the spoken word in with singing. It's hard to describe their eclectic sound; it’s a passion filled, powerfully funky, syncopated, distinct freedom ride, that capsulates the "soul of an artist”. Their music is perfected in independence and the musical conversation among solid musicians and vocalist can clearly be heard. Black Wax is more than a tight and gifted group of creative artists. Their strong melodic approach demonstrates that the band has something meaningful to say, so listen and watch for the movement.

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