Felipe Delgado (record producer)

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Felipe Delgado
Background information
Also known as DJ Wax Dawg, Waxx, WaxxGado, Waxxxanova Muzik
Born (1969-04-06)April 6, 1969
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Hip-Hop
House music
Drum & Bass
Occupations DJ
Record producer
Years active 1987 – present
Labels A&M Records (1989-1993)
Wax Museum Productions (1990-present) Heat City (1995-present) Big Feve Ent (2011-present)
Website Official website

Felipe Wax Delgado a.k.a. "DJ Wax Dawg" (born Felipe Trio Delgado on April 6, 1969) is an American DJ, songwriter and record producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is primarily known for his discovery of CeCe Peniston, and collaborative works with his hometown friend and a music producer/keyboardist, Rodney K. Jackson. In 1990, he founded the Wax Museum Productions (originally Wax Museum Music), and co-founded the Jackson's Heat City Records in 1995.[1]

He scored an international success in the early 90s with songs recorded with singer CeCe Peniston, whose initial single "Finally topped the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and peaked at number #2 in the UK Top 75,[2] having sold over 3 million copies worldwide.[3] The composition earned several music awards, including the Billboard Music Awards, ASCAP Awards, Annual Winter Music Conference Awards and the BMI Urban Award of Achievement.[4] In 2000, Finally was ranked as the 29th out of 100 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time at the VH1's five-part series hosted by Paula Abdul.[5]

Amongs other, he collaborated also with Ice Cube (as a co-producer of the Hardcore's self-titled single released in 1987), managed the group of a black female rapper called Overweight Pooch (whose composition "I Like It" charted at number #16 on the US Dance[6] and #58 on the UK Top 75),[7] contributed to Malaika's singles "So Much Love" (#5 on the US Dance[8]) and "Break It Down", as well as produced several indie records for local Phoenix's artists such as P.D.F. Crew, MC-J Witt, Marvelous JC, and The Weirdoz.



Year Title Artist Role
1991 "Female Preacher"[9] Overweight Pooch co-writer, producer
1992 "Finally"[10] CeCe Peniston co-writer, producer, programming
1993 "Sugar Time"[11] Malaika programming

Singles & EPs[edit]

Year Title Artist Role
1987 "Hardcore"[12] Hardcore co-producer
1988 "Servin' em Well"[13]
1989 "Do It/Drop The Bass"[14] P.D.F. Crew co-writer, producer
1990 "Get Wit It"[15] MC-J Witt producer
"Trim Hunter/Get a Grip"[16] Marvelous JC producer, beats and cuts
"Sticks & Stones"[17] co-producer, beats programming, scratches
1991 "Hip House Party"[18] Overweight Pooch co-writer, producer
"Ace Is a Spade"[19]
"I Like It"[20] Overweight Pooch featuring CeCe Peniston
"Finally[21] CeCe Peniston
1992 "The Heart & Soul of CeCe Peniston"[22] producer
"Hitmix/It Should Have Been You"[23] co-writer, producer, programming
1993 "So Much Love"[24] Malaika programming
1995 "Break It Down"[25] additional remixer
"Everyday" (Everywhere)/Weird Thang"[26] The Weirdoz producer, executive producer
1997 "Finally '97"[A][21] CeCe Peniston co-writer, producer
2007 "Still I"[27]
"Next to Me"[B][28] co-producer
"Right Here"[B][29]
"Wonder Woman"[B][30] CeCe Peniston featuring Malaika & Shantal
2008 "Finally 2008"[C] CeCe Peniston co-writer
2011 "Finally 2011"[C]
2013 "I Luv You" LV Sharp producer, arranger

  • A ^ re-released only in the oversears
  • B ^ unreleased work
  • C ^ re-release


Delgadopeniston1990.jpg Delgadopeniston1991.jpg Delgadobmiaward.jpg Penistondelgado2007.jpg
With CeCe Peniston one year prior to her discovery in 1990. In 1991 at Chaton Studios, while putting final touches to the Peniston's debut album, Finally. Producer with the singer after receiving a BMI Award for the single "Finally" in 1993. And back again at Chaton Studios with Peniston during "Still I" session in 2007,
16 years after their reunion.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 'Wax Museum Productions, Faqs' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  2. ^ 'Finally, Peak chart positions, All Music' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  3. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Biography, LastFM' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  4. ^ 'Finally, Music awards' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  5. ^ 'VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs, Billboard' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  6. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, US Chart Data’ Billboard Magazine
  7. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, UK Chart Data’ ChartStats.com
  8. ^ 'Malaika, So Much Love on the US Dance chart' AllMusic
  9. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Female Preacher, album' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  10. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Finally, album' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  11. ^ 'Malaika, Sugar Time, CD album, 31454 0094-2' Retrieved 21 November 2010
  12. ^ 'Hardcore, Hardcore, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  13. ^ 'Hardcore, Servin' em Well', singel Retrieved 21 October 2010
  14. ^ 'P.D.F. Crew, Do It/Drop The Bass, singel Retrieved 21 October 2010
  15. ^ 'MC J-Witt, Get with It, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  16. ^ 'Marvelous JC, Trim Hunter/Get a Grip, singel' Retrieved 20 October 2010
  17. ^ 'Marvelous JC, Sticks & Stones, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  18. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Hip House Party, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  19. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Ace Is a Spade, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  20. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  21. ^ a b "'CeCe Peniston, Finally, singel'". Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  22. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, The Heart and Soul of CeCe Peniston', EP Retrieved 21 October 2010
  23. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Hitmix/It Should Have Been You, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  24. ^ 'Malaika, So Much Love, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  25. ^ 'Malaika, Break It Down, 12" Maxi, US, V011' Retrieved 21 November 2010
  26. ^ 'Weirdoz, Everyday (Everywhere), singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  27. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Still I' Retrieved 20 October 2010
  28. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Next to Me' Retrieved 13 November 2010
  29. ^ 'CeCe Peniston, Right Here' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  30. ^ CeCe Peniston featuring Malaika and Shantal, Wonder Woman' Retrieved 13 November 2010

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