The excellently-named Brazilian Wax had its genesis in February of 2017, when they surfed the airwaves of Leeds Student Radio for the first time. Brazilian Wax is the nomme de guerre of Henry Weekes and Joe Osborne. Osborne’s crate digger sensibilities and Weekes’ background as a choral scholar is what brought them together, and the project started as a way for Weekes to explore the music and culture of his mother’s Brazilian heritage.
They have since expanded to live events, and have brought names like Mafalda, Tim Garcia and Música Macondo to some of Leeds’ most hallowed dance floors. They are a welcome breath of fresh air, aiming to diversify the Leeds nightlife from the sweaty techno-only nights and introducing a splash of colour. We asked Osborne and Weekes to sit back and Take 5 with us, and they certainly did not disappoint, picking out tracks from Brazil’s past and present that serve as a musical education for even the most fastidious musicophile.