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Waxploitation was founded in 1996 as a boutique record label and artist management company working with innovative artists and unique projects.

The company is best known for developing the careers of the Grammy Award winning group Gnarls Barkley and Grammy Award winning artist/producer Danger Mouse as well as the Grammy nominated band Broken Bells, and Dangerdoom (with Danger Mouse and MF DOOM). Other projects have included Dark Night of the Soul (with David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and guests including the Flaming Lips, Julian Casablancas), and ROME (with Danger Mouse, Jack White, and Norah Jones).

Waxploitation developed and managed Danger Mouse’s producing career from 2003 to 2010, a period of time when Danger Mouse produced albums by Gorillaz, The Black Keys, and Beck to name a few.

Waxploitation produced and released the Causes 1 and Causes 2 album series to benefit the work of Oxfam, Human Rights Watch and Médecins Sans Frontières. The albums include songs from Animal Collective, The Decemberists, The Black Keys, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Diplo, Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, Devendra Banhart, Bloc Party, and Death Cab for Cutie among many others.
The company publishes artists including Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Tobacco.

Other releases from the label include albums by Tweaker (featuring Robert Smith, Will Oldham, and David Sylvian), Tha Alkaholiks, and Teargas & Plateglass.

The company is currently curating and developing Stories for Ways and Means, an original illustrated children’s book project with Erykah Badu, Tom Waits, Amadou & Mariam, Nick Cave, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

Waxploitation is the global distributor for the Buenos Aires label ZZK with emerging artists like Mati Zundel, Chancha Via Circuito, Super Guachin, Fauna, Tremor, Frikstailers and El Remolon.

Edited by good_bone on 14 Oct 2011, 12:01

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