Hotwax is 26 year old Florida musician Adam Keilbach. Since July 2011, he has spent his time teaching himself music composition, crafting downtempo electronic tunes with engaging hooks and atmospheric beats. He has released a series of EPs such as his Despondence EP (Bad Pop) and Dawn Emerges EP (Vacant Magic) in 2014 and 2015, respectively, in addition to releases on compilations from Intelligent Sound and SUNSET WAVES. He has also contributed remixes for artists like Brennan Henderson FKA James Deen, Infinite Third, and Mark Redito FKA Spazzkid. 

In June 2017, the debut album from Hotwax had arrived. Communicator, a 12 song effort filled with textured, lush soundscapes and ethereal melodies was released via Olympia, WA label 2060 Records, which included a small run of cassettes. The album features guitar from Nate Wagner (Leaaves, Lord Bendtner) and vocals from synthwave artist Navigateur as well as chillwave vocalist and producer Steffalloo (xxyyxx, Chrome Sparks, Sun Glitters).

On his Sophomore release, Axiom, things are more colorful, with richer melodies, sticky instrumental hooks, and punchy, head-nodding beats to keep the listener engaged. Created between Oct 2018 and May 2019, Axiom flows from mid and uptempo astral dance music to downtempo synthwave and chillout. It also features a collaboration with SleeplessCollective member and synthwave artist Synesthete, and was mastered by Drew Porras (OnThe88)

SR046 – Hotwax – Axiom

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