Waxist is a French, Lyon-based record collector & DJ, passionated by ‘rare grooves’ in its broad acceptance.
He began buying vinyl records as a young teen, heavily influenced by reggae & other Jamaican music styles. Since then, his interests expended to the fields of disco, modern soul, brazil, soul, funk, island & tropical music or boogie.
With a clear preference for obscure / under the radar records, he also plays strong classics & edits that balance his DJ sets, adapting himself to the crowd mood.
Recently, he has also been proposing to his audience a serie of selections called ‘Red Stripe Disco’, with the purpose to select Jamaican only disco / modern soul / funk records. This has led him to release two very limited vinyl records with edits from these rare tracks, both releases being quickly sold out & remarked by some nice DJs. Also, Red Stripe Disco has been recently underlined by famous magazine Wax Poetics in its web version by proposing an exclusive Waxist mixtape along with an article.
He is currently collaborating with different labels to release back some musical treasures from the past, either under edits format or through compilations.
Waxist has been spinning records alongside people like Sadar Bahar, John Morales, Al Kent (BBE / Million Dollar Disco), Sacha (Macadam Mambo), Rahaan, San Proper, Marcel Vogel, Mr Mendel, Rickard Masip, Jared / JBX, Touchdown or Jeremy Underground Paris to name just a few, in various places (New York, Paris, Lyon, London, Bristol, Amsterdam, Oslo, Madrid…)
Finally, Waxist also hosts a Rare Grooves radio show on the famous parisian web radio Le Mellotron. This monthly show, called “SERENDIPITY MUSIC” is aired once a month & all podcast are available on Le Mellotron website.