Wax Doctor

Real Name:
Paul Saunders
Profile:
A proper player during Jungle's rise from underground during 1995-96, Paul Saunders' techno background hardly prepared listeners for the mellowed-out vibes and liquid tones of his work as Wax Doctor. Tracks like "Kid'Caprice" ( for Metalheadz ) and "Atmospheric Funk" ( for Talkin Loud ) were closely allied to L.T.J Bukem's Junglite fusion though just a bit chunkier. Saunders began DJing in the late 80's, and though he juggled part-time mixing with a full time football career for awhile (appearing as a reserve with Reading and later Crystal Palace), the Wax Doctor eventually debuted on production as well as several singles for Basement Records during 1992-93.
He worked with fellow Techno-head Alex Reece on Creative Wax and Precious Materials, but began drifting towards the growing Drum 'n' Bass fascination with lighter tones of Jazz fusion. His singles for Metalheadz and Talkin Loud signalled the new direction, and Saunders signed to R&S -- noted more for listening Techno and Drum 'n' Bass -- for two 1995 singles, "All I Need" and "Heat". Wax Doctor contributed a remix to label - mate Juan Atkins for Model 500 single, "The Flow" R&S released the retrospective selected works in 1998.

Wax Doctor recorded a second album for R&S (Sony) circa 1998 which remains unreleased.
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Singles & EPs

BRSS 011 A New Direction E.P. — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor A New Direction E.P. (EP) Basement Records BRSS 011 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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BRSS 018 Another Direction / The Stalker — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Another Direction / The Stalker Basement Records BRSS 018 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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BRSS 030 Unfriendly / Rock To The Groove — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Unfriendly / Rock To The Groove Basement Records BRSS 030 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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BRSS 027 New Direction (93 Remix) / What's Goin' On — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - New Direction (93 Remix) / What's Goin' On Basement Records BRSS 027 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Unfriendly / Brighter Future — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth / Bounty Killaz Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth / Bounty Killaz - Unfriendly / Brighter Future(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none A New Direction (VIP Mix) / Johnny (Remix) — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor / Johnny Jungle Wax Doctor / Johnny Jungle - A New Direction (VIP Mix) / Johnny (Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Wax Doctor / Bounty Killaz Wax Doctor / Bounty Killaz - A New Direction (Grooverider VIP Mix) / Silent Voices (Pascal & Sponge VIP Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Rock To The Groove / What's Goin' On — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - Rock To The Groove / What's Goin' On(Acetate, 10") Basement Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none A New Direction (Remix) / Floating — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor A New Direction (Remix) / Floating(Acetate, 10") Basement Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none You Got To Slow Down / Another Direction — Wax Doctor Tek 9 / Wax Doctor Tek 9 / Wax Doctor - You Got To Slow Down / Another Direction(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Bounty Killaz / Wax Doctor Bounty Killaz / Wax Doctor - Silent Voices (Remix) / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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FACE 106 Logical Progression — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Logical Progression Face Records FACE 106 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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RK02 Frequency / You Got Me — Wax Doctor Alex Reece & Wax Doctor Alex Reece & Wax Doctor - Frequency / You Got Me(12") Radioactive Kids RK02 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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none Frequency / Deeper Life — Wax Doctor Alex Reece & Wax Doctor / Chimeira Alex Reece & Wax Doctor / Chimeira - Frequency / Deeper Life(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MET 005 Kid Capprice / The Rise — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Kid Capprice / The Rise Metalheadz, Metalheadz MET 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MET 010 The Spectrum / The Step — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor The Spectrum / The Step Metalheadz MET 010 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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TLKX 57, 852 385-1 Atmospheric Funk — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Atmospheric Funk (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud TLKX 57, 852 385-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Offshore Drift / Going Gets Tough — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor / Lemon D Wax Doctor / Lemon D - Offshore Drift / Going Gets Tough(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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RS 96103 Heat — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Heat (Maxi) R & S Records RS 96103 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
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RS 96094 All I Need — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor All I Need(12") R & S Records RS 96094 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
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CW 115 Cool Breeze / Atlantic Drama — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor / Unit 1 Wax Doctor / Unit 1 - Cool Breeze / Atlantic Drama (Single) Creative Wax CW 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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sirk 012 Magnum Fusion / Let It Go — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Magnum Fusion / Let It Go(12") Sirkus sirk 012 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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sirk 018 Cruise Control EP — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor Cruise Control EP(12", EP) Sirkus sirk 018 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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BRSSCL3 Dark Matter / Airspace — Wax Doctor Kev Bird / Wax Doctor Kev Bird / Wax Doctor - Dark Matter / Airspace Basement Records BRSSCL3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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BRSSCL1 A New Direction / Herbal Tekno — Wax Doctor Wax Doctor A New Direction / Herbal Tekno Basement Records BRSSCL1 UK 2002 Sell This Version

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tony879

tony879

August 17, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Who knows if the mighty Wax Doctor will ever return. Whatever he's doing I hope he's well and at peace. Be thankful that his work is still with us and we can still enjoy the tunes. Salute Paul Saunders, legend!
UNIVERSITYDUB

UNIVERSITYDUB

February 11, 2020
Trust me he has some serious stuff coming 2020 I’ve heard one of them
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hannah_arnell

hannah_arnell

December 2, 2018
Heard he’s a roofer now . Wonder what Alex Reece is up to . Didn’t last long after sound entity .
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Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

August 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Had to comment! I know I have said it many times on my post's, but yes Wax is a genius. From the early Basement stuff, metalheadz pieces and the rest. His production is deep and talk about those melodies and chords ...(Amens) another level!! A legend! He never gets enough credit, his later jazzy vibes are so well composed and so well put together this guy knows music. Legend is banded around a lot in our scene mention Wax Doctor and nobody would disagree with you. Salute!!! I just wish he would come back and make some more great music.
tangee

tangee

October 27, 2016
Well, Another Monster Of The Hardcore Scene, The Mighty Wax Doctor, Although I Like Many Pieces He Has Produced It Is The Tunes On Basement Records That I Never Tire Of Mixing And Playing, They Feel The Same To Me Now As They Did Back Then..The Bloke Is Just Too Good..

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