CHIWAX CLASSIC EDITION
Chiwax Classic Edition represents a Chiwax label series which consists of reissues and represses of classic chicago house release from the 1990's.
While the german imprint Chiwax Classic Edition is a subdivision of the berliner Rawax, is also sister label with Chiwax, Dubwax and Housewax. Rawax was build in 2011 when Robert Drewek received some fantastic demos from Unbroken Dub aka Denis Safiullin. Originally it was planed to release only his productions on the series, but a lot of good friends from Denis also sent fantastic demos, which is why Rawax became more than only one artist series and grew to be more and more recognizable and respected. Meanwhile they received many good demos from various genres and that's when the sublabels were born: Chiwax - stands for the new interpretation of the oldschool chicago sound, Chiwax Classic Edition is their platform for re-releases from the glorious legends from chicago like K-Alexi, Derwsky, Parris Mitchell, Robert Armani & Co. Housewax is the housey side of Rawax and finally Dubwax stands for the dubby side of life.
Chiwax Classic Edition debuted with the first release, some unreleased traxx from the Chicago house legend responsible for classics such as 'Essence of a Dream' and 'My Medusa', that is Mr K-Alexi Shelby. Like a moth drawn to a flame, there is something utterly infectious about the music of Mr.K Alexi Shelby, better known as K-Alexi one of the founding fathers of house music direct from his home city of Chicago. Since the late 1980s, he has pioneered the true house sound, leading to a DH and production career spanning over 20 years, including collaborations with artists ranging from The Pet Shop Boys to Derrick May and from Larry Heard and Felix da Housecat to Will Smith, as well as gigs across the globe.
The second release of Chiwax Classic Edition (Rawax) it’s a reissue of an EP released by the legendary Dance Mania label in 1995 and produced by the master Drew Sky. He was a member of that heterogeneous, historical group of producers and DJs based in Chicago in the early 90′s. Pioneer and sound researcher, he produced many releases on Dance Mania between the 1994 and 1997. Besides the already mentioned "Skydoisom I" (Dance Mania, 1995), also significant was "Straight From The Hideout" (Nite Life, 1992), one of his first productions, somewhere between techno and house, almost minimal, it shows a rhythmic experimentation advanced for that time.
Chiwax Classic Edition is the home for a variety of artists such as: K-Alexi, Drew Sky, Robert Armany, Suburban Boyz, Lil Nick Cru, Parris Mitchell, Boo Williams, Hardfloor, DJ Milton, Gemini, and many others.