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Wax Romeo - Heavenz 2 Murgatroyd
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Wax Romeo's Heavenz 2 Murgatroyd album is both fully cohesive, with a consistent sonic fingerprint throughout, and wildly diverse. Trying to nail down a genre is a challenge even for individual songs, much less the whole album. You could apply genre tags from purple dubstep, future garage, pots-and-pans house, acid house and techno, and you wouldn't be wrong, but so much ground is covered that trying to categorize Wax Romeo's music might miss the point. The album is at times pretty, in other places brutal, and the sequencing is impeccable, with a very natural flow that still manages to surprise you at each turn. The bottom line for us is that for all the jokey titles, Heavenz is an emotionally moving collection of music. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Bio:

Wax Romeo is undoubtedly the world's greatest lover, but when he's done blowing kisses at the mirror, he can be found whipping out evvy choons in the studio, or playing his Friday night residency at Calgary's Hifi Club.

His father, a well-dressed thief known for carrying a cache of weapons inside a steel drum, taught Romeo about marauding and defrauding at a very early age. Since then, he's fleeced more fools than The North Face, stealing whatever he can, including the Golden Titty, which belonged to the dangerous Jamaican "Blouse an' Skirt Posse".

Having collected funk and disco records since he was just a yute, it wasn't long till he figured out just how small bits of those records fit nicely on the 16 pads of his MPC 2000xl; and subsequently, how to rearrange those bits of records onto new records of their own.

Then came DJing. Flash forward a few years, and this dummy's played with all kinds of people, all over the place including the Shambhala Music Festival (Canada), The Rub and Flashing Lights (NYC), SXSW (Austin), and Mexico.

When he's not writing self-congratulatory bio's, or sleeping with his socks on, Monsieur le Romeo continues his quixotic journey through the landscape of house, disco, and techno, armed only with a winning smile and delusional self-confidence. If your party needs some step, He'ill get here fast, driving his empty brown limousine in the carpool lane. Get aroused.