Boston Smashacre: the return (and departure) of Wayne and Wax


The bad news: Wayne Marshall, the smartest person we know email from time to time, done moved to Chicago. (Dude, there's a hole in our heart that can only be filled by you. Although if anyone knows another Boston-based ethnomusicologist/DJ/producer/blogger, get at us immediately.) The good news: he's put together a farewell ode to Boston in the form of a followup to his awesome Boston Mashacre mix, this one called the Boston Smashacre. Even better news: he's in town again tonight to DJ at Enormous Room.

But first, let's talk Smashacre. In his words, it's an "anti-canonical" mix that includes local faves from Big Digits to Luny Tunes, but that "generally sidesteps the pop and pop-rock referents of last year’s 'Mashacre' and instead claims for the Hub's sonic profile some homegrown hip-hop, bellydance, ska, new jack, quirk rock, boss bounce, and reggaeton, among others. Although I still attempt to make some gestures toward breadth and familiarity, including some poppy faves, in general I have tended here to the obscure, to the weird and the dark and ironic-exotic, seeking to plumb the town’s dirty water depths more than skim its surfaces."

In other words, the same awesomeness you've come to expect from our favorite braniac DJ.

It's also the jumpoff for what Wayne describes as "semi-regular, relatively longform musically-expressed ideas about music" -- i.e., a podcast, or in Wayne's world a Waxcast, which you can sign up for here

DOWNLOAD: Wayne and Wax, "Boston Smashacre" (mp3) [TRACKLIST]

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