Rawax is a frankfurt based label that stands for qualitiy house and techno music founded in 2011 by Robert Drewek. Everything started when Robert got a demo from an unknown artist. The track sounded so good that Robert instantly thought it must be from a famous DJ under a different name before finding out it was actually produced by a young sibirian called Denis Safiullin.
Inspired by his raw but deep sound, Robert had the instant feeling to create an own label for this particular music. Together they decided to call the label Rawax.
of the first releases from Unbroken Dub many other international artists from russia, ukraine and white russia wanted to work with them. For example Alex Danilov, Brother G, Unbalance, A5, Shyam, Kovyazin, Anton Mayer.
The label found great attention so that the Groove magazine wrote two articles about the coloured stamped records in 2012. (Groove article nr. 135 march/ april)
With the huge success the people started to send more and more great demos. Since not every single fitted to Rawax, they founded some sublables for every genre.
In 2012 the sublabel Chiwax came to life with it’s first release by K-Alexi. This sublabel was designed for chicago house music and features releases by Robert Armani, Boo Williams, Drew Sky, DJ Deeon, Virgo Four and a remix by Ricardo Villalobos & Heiko M/S/O of Sneaky Tims “What’s your function”. On Chiwax Classic Edition, Robert started to release the Gemini Traxx series to pay tribute to the chicago house legend and support him with the record sales in his current situation. With the Chiwax Classic Edition another very personal category for Robert came to life, the love for the old masters. This series wants to show the golden days of house and techno.
Besides that they give the younger vinyl lovers the possibility to buy influential records for an affordable price. Another very important aspect was to insure that the musicians got paid correctly, since many DJs made bad experiences in europe in the 90’s.
The label Housewax focuses on more moody house combined with classic four to the floor tracks since 2011. The label features artists like Rick Wade, Elbee Bad, Chris Wood & Meat, Alex Danilov, Kammerton, Daniela La Luz and Hakim Murphy.
On Dubwax you will find a nice selection of spheric dub music.
The newest project is the Rawax Aira series launched in 2015 which shows in cooperation with Miho Ichikawa, tracks from Ricardo Villalobos, Oskar Szafraniez, Ron Trent and Fred P.
The series with Barac will be continued in february.
After five years of hard work, Rawax can proudly look back on a very interesting selection of artists from across the globe.
Rawax is the only label that has the honour to present an own monthly label-night at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin.
We are Rawax:
Unbroken Dub, A5, Alex Danilov, Anton Mayer, Luv Jam, Rio Padice, Brother G, Henry Gilles, Gustavo Bramao, Nico Lahs, Nick Antony Simoncino, Modula, Thanksmate, Virgo Four, Gemini, K-Alexi, Ron Trent, DJ Milton, Aubrey, Daniela la Luz, Chris Wood & Meat, Einzelkind, Robin Scholz, Duijn & Douglas, Hvl, David Duriez, The stalker, Livio Improta, Alland Byallo, Rick Wade, Rawdio, Mome, Gari Romalis, Elbee Bad, Aine & Gaeffen, Sakro, Manooz, M.S., Robert Drewek, Brett Johnson, Muanda, Ka§par, Sagats & Madi Grein, Red 7 aka Neville Watson & Nick Woolfson, Kammerton, Jaime Read, Aspect, Star_Dub, Mr. Cloudy, Herzel & Genoveva, Vualitron, Bandulu, Steve Murphy, Die Roh, DJ Octopus, Desos, Unbalance, Marco Bernardi, Perseus Traxx, Andreas Gehm, Andy Vaz, Hardfloor, DJ Skull aka Ron Maney, Ricardo Villalobos, Heiko M/S/O, Oskar Szafraniec, Fred P, DJ Deeon, Suburban Boyz, Major Malfunctions, Paul Johnson, Hard Ton, Smann, East Soul Person, Nite Vision, Murphy Jax, Emil Seidel, Orson Wells, Benjamin Milz, Psynote, Claudio Bruno, Jozef K, Winter Son, Arttu, Houz’ Mon, Essence Inc.kovyazin D, Ricardo Miranda, Neil Landtsrumm, Jordan Fields, Zaggitarius, Rhythm Factory, The Rhythm Odyssey, Swayzak, Kit Clayton, Lester Fitzpatrick, The Isolator…tbc!