WHO WE ARE
The Waxaholics are Houston based vinyl enthusiast that strive to keep the culture of playing records alive. Eight years of an ALL VINYL party, established in 2012 by Dj Big Reeks who had an idea to get away from his laptop and return to playing gigs with vinyl records.
WHAT WE DO
Not too long ago, it seemed as though vinyl records were relegated to the past. Instead, thanks to movements such as the one The Waxaholics have created in Houston, the use of vinyl has skyrocketed in regards to professional deejaying as well as personal enjoyment by music lovers. The Waxaholics are self-proclaimed vinyl enthusiasts who actively keep the culture of playing records alive by opting out of laptops, controllers, and Serato and taking it back a few steps to the origins of deejaying; spinning vinyl. Originally birthed from the idea that there is still a wide interest and love from party goers and deejays for vinyl nights in the Houston area, The Waxaholics have made major moves in the nightlife, radio and overall music scene in the city.
What started as a monthly, all vinyl novelty at Double Cross Lounge soon became known as "Wax Thursdays” in midtown Houston, the place without laptops; and now takes place weekly at the Alley Kat Bar & Lounge. Both venues were named in top nightlife destinations by the Houston Press in 2013 and 2015 respectively, after the addition of The Waxaholics and their all vinyl night. “Wax Thursdays” has grown to feature turntable and record giveaways, a variety of pop up shops from local vendors including Sig’s Lagoon record store, guest sets by DJ’s from around the country such as Scoop DeVille, Statik Selektah and DJ Aktive and even live performances including Rah Digga, Cali Agents and Slum Village.
In addition to their regular events, The Waxaholics have hosted two afterparties for The Suffers, headlined The Untapped Fesitval in Houston, been a part of Oktoberfest, the Bilal concert, The Dope Art Show and much, much more.
As The Waxaholics embark on their eighth year of providing vinyl events in Houston, their reach has grown to include a weekly show, “Wax Wednesdays” as well as a monthly hip-hop party at Lucille's, “Grande HTX” and a very popular Sunday Brunch alongside Etta's Kitchen. The Waxaholics and DJ BigReeks were also both nominated for Best Theme Night and Best DJ (respectively) by The Houston Press. As if that weren't enough, The Waxaholics have also established a sponsorship from Houston's #1 deejay equipment provider, Mega DJ Center and an ever increasing level of interest from the public and professionals alike.