Wax Murdaraz

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Wax Murdaraz
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Background information
Origin St. Louis, Missouri
Genres Hip hop, Turntablism
Years active 1998Present
Labels Deep Krate Recordingz
Website WaxMurdaraz.com
Members B-Money
Charlie Chan Soprano
DJ K-Nine
DJ Professional
Furius "Iceman" Stylz
King IXL
Mocha Sunflower

Wax Murdaraz are a group of hip-hop musicians specialising in vinyl deejaying and music production. The group operates Wax Murdaraz Professional DJ Skool in St. Louis, Missouri, training people in hip-hop deejaying. [1]

Founding members (Da Fly) D-Ex and DJ Professional (formerly DJ Finesse) recorded a number of tapes together in the late 1980s under the name Pest Realm, and released these independently from 1989 to 1995. The duo later adopted the alias "Wax Murdaraz" and in 1998 began constructing turntable "band" routines to present in a live format.

Turntablism the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables and a DJ mixer

Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer. The mixer is plugged into a PA system for live events and/or broadcasting equipment so that a wider audience can hear the turntablist's music. Turntablists manipulate records on a turntable by moving the record with their hand to cue the stylus to exact points on a record, and by touching or moving the platter or record to stop, slow down, speed up or, spin the record backwards, or moving the turntable platter back and forth, all while using a DJ mixer's crossfader control and the mixer's gain and equalization controls to adjust the sound and level of each turntable. Turntablists typically use two or more turntables and headphones to cue up desired start points on different records.

In 1999, D-Ex recruited deejays B-Money (who has since produced music for Jay-Z and 50 Cent), [2] Furius "Iceman" Stylz, DJ K-Nine, Charlie Chan (former DJ for Da Brat; as of 2002, deejaying full-time for Darryl "DMC" McDaniels), and DJ Scratch protégé Mocha Sunflower. Wax Murdaraz went on to recruit battle legend King IXL in 2002. [1]

Jay-Z American rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor

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50 Cent american rapper, actor, businessman and television producer from New York

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Shawntae Harris, better known by her stage name Da Brat, is an American rapper and actress from Chicago, IL. Beginning her career in 1992, her debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act after Salt-N-Pepa. Brat has received two Grammy Award nominations. Some of her most successful songs/festures include, "I Think They Like Me", "Funkdafied" and "Loverboy."

Wax Murdaraz released an album in 2005 entitled City Ta City Killin' Spree which was executive produced jointly with scratch DJ legend Rob Swift, and released on their own record label Deep Krate Recordingz. In 2007, they started their own weekly radio show Deep Krate Radio on KDHX. [3] The crew started broadcasting alternative uncensored versions of Deep Krate Radio shows on Ustream in 2009. In 2012, they released a free downloadable album entitled Voluntary Murda Over Tha Air. [4] Later that same year, D-Ex began producing original music for ESPN in collaboration with long time music colleague Rob Swift. [5]

Rob Swift American DJ

Rob Swift, is an American hip hop DJ and turntablist. He was an original member of the turntablist group The X-Ecutioners until 2004. He has also released numerous solo albums and collaborated with various artists, including Mike Patton, Patton's project Peeping Tom, Dan the Automator and Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lords of Acid, Portugal. The Man, and Herbie Hancock.

Deep Krate Recordingz is a United States based independent record label and music production studio, named after the common disc jockey practice of storing phonograph records in milk crate containers. Founded by Wax Murdaraz in 2005, the label primarily releases urban contemporary music albums and promotional mixtapes in various formats. In 2007, the label started its own radio show broadcasting weekly worldwide via KDHX called Deep Krate Radio. Wax Murdaraz created alternate uncensored versions of Deep Krate Radio shows broadcasting on IBM Cloud Video in 2009. In 2012, Wax Murdaraz group member D-Ex began producing original music for ESPN from the Deep Krate Recordingz studio based in St. Louis, MO.


KDHX is an independent, non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station in St. Louis, Missouri, United States located at 88.1 MHz FM offering a full spectrum of music along with cultural and public affairs programming since 1987. KDHX broadcasts 24 hours a day online and with 42 kW of effective radiated power in stereo with RBDS data.


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