Waxploitation Records

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Waxploitation Crest Logo.jpg
Founded 1996 (1996)
Status Active
Genre Alternative rock
Hip Hop
Latin Music
Official website www.waxploitation.com

Founded in 1996 by Jeff Antebi, Waxploitation is a record company, artist management company and music publisher.

The company is best known for developing the careers of artists including Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, and Danger Mouse as well as projects like Danger Doom with MF DOOM, Rome with Jack White and Norah Jones, and Dark Night of the Soul with David Lynch and Sparklehorse.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Waxploitation managed Danger Mouse's producing career from 2004 to 2010, an era during which he produced albums by The Black Keys, Beck, and Gorillaz, as well as the infamous Grey Album.

In addition to creative ventures, Waxploitation has a longstanding commitment to philanthropy including their ongoing Causes album series has included songs from The Shins, LCD Soundsystem, Diplo, Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party, Devendra Banhart, The Decemberists, Sharon Jones & Dap Kings among many more.[7][8]

In 2012, Waxploitation Records began releasing albums by Electronic Latin American artists through a joint venture with the ZZK label, with artists including La Yegros, Chancha Via Circuito, and Mati Zundel, as well as the critically acclaimed Future Sounds of Buenos Aires compilation.

The 2013 release schedule includes the debut album Lumen by Thievery Corporation alumna Natalia Clavier and Brazilian heavy baile artist Leo Justi, best known for his work with MIA.

Select releases as management company and artist development[edit]

Select releases as record label and/or music publisher[edit]

  • Natalia ClavierLumen (2013)
  • La YegrosViene De Mi (2013)
  • Various Artists - Future Sounds of Buenos Aires (2012)
  • Mati Zundel - Amazonico Gravitante (2012)
  • Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard (2012)
  • Pepper Rabbit - Red Velvet Snow Ball (2012)
  • Deep Time - Deep Time (2012)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us (2009)
  • Various Artists - Causes 2 (2009)
  • Tobacco - F***** Up Friends (2008)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow - Drippers (2008)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum (2007)
  • Teargas & PlateglassBlack Triage (2007)
  • Various Artists - Causes 1 (2007)
  • Tha AlkaholiksFirewater (2006)
  • Tweaker - 2am wakeup call (2003)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow - Start a People (2004)

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