28 Dec #vinyloftheday – Dean Chew (Darker Than Wax) Interview
One half of the Cosa Nostra duo, and head honcho of Darker Than Wax label, Dean Chew aka The Funk Bast*rd has been tirelessly pushing and promoting an alternative expression of leftfield music through his widely eclectic, genre-bending sets. It is no surprise when one hears his musical selection which traverses between a huge variety of musical genres, be it deep jazz, soul, funk, boogie, brazilian grooves, house, hip hop or any other assorted cosmic beats. His unique sets have taken him around the region and has played alongside the likes of Recloose, Jazzanova, Koop, Joakim, Pablo Valentino, DJ Lefto, Quasimode, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Nik Weston, Russ Dewbury at the legendary JAZZROOMS in Brighton and many others. Ventures into production with partner Kaye has led to the formation of the Cosa Nostra project and their record label, Darker Than Wax. The Funk Bast*rd always has something in the box that surprises everyone.
Now watch this video, as he takes us through his vinyl collection. Check it out! P.S: Don’t forget to catch him at our upcoming WAX ON WAX OFF: Record Store Day Edition party on 20th April 2013!