dtw hits europe
New Music Mar 20  |  

Darker Than Wax delivers refreshing sounds on ‘DTW Hits Europe’

To get their global fanbase amped up for their forthcoming European tour, Singapore-based experimental label Darker Than Wax dropped an appropriately titled new album called DTW Hits Europe. The project features two songs by Ka-Yu and Silo. Stream DTW Hits Europe below. Tour Dates 6th Apr : Golem, Hamburg 7th Apr : Club GRETCHEN, Berlin . . .

New Music Dec 23  |  

ECHLN creates a laid back vibe for “Step” via Darker Than Wax

ECHLN is the latest to step up to the plate for Darker Than Wax‘s free download series, and “Step” is definitely something you might find yourself nodding your head to. With the help of guest contributors Angelo Quila and FonZo, he’s succeeded at giving the people a mellow hip-hop groove. ECHLN, whose real name is . . .

New Times
New Music Nov 18  |  

Stream 4 songs from Darker Than Wax and G-Shock’s ‘New Times’ compilation

Darker Than Wax has been continuing to push the envelope in terms of experimental sounds for years. The Singapore-based label has joined forces with G-Shock for a collaborative effort – a compilation project that is appropriately titled New Times. The campaign will culminate with the celebration of Darker Than Wax’s 5th anniversary and the release . . .

New Music Sep 22  |  

Stream ZHI16 and Lil’Akin’s “Love” via Darker Than Wax

ZHI16 and Lil’Akin‘s “Love” is the latest in a long line of quality releases from Singapore-based experimental label Darker Than Wax. Lil’Akin has been seeing his stock continuously rise within the underground Chinese music scene, and he finds himself at home amidst the surging synths and clanging percussion of frequent collaborator ZHI16’s production. Stream “Love” . . .

I Goes In
New Music Sep 7  |  

Holly and Vaydr team up for “I Goes In” via Darker Than Wax

Holly and Vaydr are the latest to step up the plate for Darker Than Wax’s free download series with their energetic, layered electronic collaborative effort, “I Goes In.” The track builds up and drops off several times, but jangling percussion and an iconic Kendrick Lamar sample are consistently heard throughout. Stream “I Goes In” below.

Summer Jams
New Music Aug 22  |  

Take a break with Darker Than Wax’s ‘Summer Jams’ compilation

Singapore-based label Darker Than Wax continues to prove its place amidst the greats in the world of experimental instrumentation with their brand new compilation, Summer Jams. Darker Than Wax explained:  “Summer Jams is about taking your time and remembering how to breathe, as opposed to filling up your routine all at once. It’s pretty hectic sometimes . . .

New Music Jun 1  |  

Odin’s “Voices” is the latest Darker Than Wax free download release

If futuristic electronic sounds with a dash of soul are what you’re looking for, Singapore-based label Darker Than Wax‘s ‘Free Download’ series is where you need to be. The latest release, “Voices,” comes 24 year old Nijmegen, Holland-based producer Jason Theunissen, also known as Odin. Well integrated samples create a warm melody, tied together by sharp percussion. Look . . .

New Music Feb 9  |  

Darker Than Wax Releases Jaël’s “Sangroove”; Announces Show with Cozy Mag in London

Darker Than Wax is making an important step forward in the near future, which they just announced in conjunction with the release of Jaël‘s “Sangroove.” The driving, bass-heavy club banger is accompanied by the announcement that Cozy Mag is bringing the renowned label to London for the very first time on March 10th. Stream “Sangroove” . . .

Aug 24  |  

Darker Than Wax – “30K” (Compilation)

Based in Singapore, Darker Than Wax continues to see a rapidly expanding fanbase due to their unique spin on experimental music. In honor of reaching 30,000 followers on SoundCloud, they have put together an excellent new compilation called 30K that gives us a taste of the many different sounds and styles housed within the label. We . . .

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Meet the Movement #001: The Sounds of Darker Than Wax (Mix)

One week after each Meet the Movement entry I’ll be uploading a mix featuring strictly artists and affiliates from the movement I interviewed. These mixes are intended for use as the background music for each interview, but also as a celebration of the movement. First up is of course Darker Than Wax. Given the Singaporean label’s . . .

Dean Chew

Meet the Movement #001: Dean Chew of Darker Than Wax (Part. 2)

Meet the Movement is a new series in which I’ll be speaking to some of the people behind your favorite record labels, collectives and movements, to gain insight into how they came to be and also inspire readers to start their own. A lot of these movements and the creative minds involved in their beginnings . . .

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Meet the Movement #001: Dean Chew of Darker Than Wax (Part. 1)

As SoundCloud, Spotify and other online-based music platforms pave the way for how we consume audio in the digital age, artists are finding themselves with more power and control than ever before. New collectives and record labels are being created at a record rate. Often many of the people behind them go unknown, with the artists . . .

Lick Shots
New Music Aug 8  |  

Missy Elliott – “Lick Shots (Wax Roof Remix)”

The vibes are heavy on Wax Roof‘s remix of “Lick Shots” by Missy Elliott. It’s only right though, as the original Timbaland-produced affair has enough to juice to make speakers knock almost fifteen years after its release. Wax Roof’s version, which comes courtesy of the good folks over at Darker Than Wax, is more modern . . .

the intrepid
New Music Oct 29  |  

Bay Area producer Go Yama blasts off with “The Intrepid”

Darker Than Wax‘s very own Go Yama is back with another reminder of how special he is with a melodic, warbling instrumental called “The Intrepid.” It’s been a while since we’ve heard from him, but this drop serves as the perfect teaser for his full project, The Exploration, which released back in September. Futuristic melodies . . .

New Music Jan 5  |  

Netherlands producer KA-YU helps you to chill out with “Sense/Feel”

Darker Than Wax producer and instrumentalist KA-YU is back with another smooth groove called “Sense/Feel” that cordially invites you to let your guard down. The Netherlands-based talent incorporates live instrumentation, synths, and sampled vocals with ease to make a modern, laid back vibe. Stream “Sense/Feel” below.