Scientific Wax

Scientific Wax

UK Drum & Bass label, originally set up by Paul Watson and Marlon Sterling aka Equinox (3). The label was re-launched in 2005 in conjunction with James Boyle (aka Breakage), but is now run by Marlon Sterling alone.


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
none Nebula (8) Volume 7 none UK 2016
none Nebula (8) Part VI none UK 2013
none Dub-One* The Broken Paradise EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Scientific Wax none UK 2016
none Nebula (8) Unique(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Nebula (8) Reactions(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Nebula (8) Avalanches(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Dub-One* The Spirit Within(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Dub-One* Natty Panic(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Dub-One* Universal Force(File, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2013
none Nebula (8) Left For Dead / Bound By Secrets(2xFile, FLAC) Scientific Wax none UK 2014
SCI LIMITED 003 Equinox (3) Killa Sound (B-Key Remix) / Looking At The Moon(12", Ltd, Whi) Sci Limited, Sci Limited SCI LIMITED 003 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SCI LIMITED 005 Drum Cypha / D-Fect Drum Cypha / D-Fect - Enter The Sasquatch / Revenant / I Can't Stop This(12", Ltd) Sci Limited, Sci Limited SCI LIMITED 005 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SW001 Point Blank (3) & DJ Sweetness Point Blank (3) & DJ Sweetness - Dark & Mellow SW001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SW002 Breakage Prophecy / Wheezer SW002 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SW003 Breakage Forgot The Name / The Look SW003 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SW004 Nolige / Fracture (2) Nolige / Fracture (2) - Eyes Decieved / The Juggler SW004 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SW005 Sabre / Jubei (2) Sabre / Jubei (2) - Velvet Lawn / The Struggle SW005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SW006 Dubone* / Dubone* & LT (5) Dubone* / Dubone* & LT (5) - Murder Sound SW006 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SW007 Nolige Red Rain(12") Scientific Wax SW007 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SW008 Nebula (8) / Reactiv Nebula (8) / Reactiv - South London Nights / Midnight Star / Necessary Evil(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW008 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SW009 B-Key* The Guitars Tune / The Mask(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW009 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SW010 B-Key* / Dubone* B-Key* / Dubone* - The Mask Remix / Murder Sound Remix SW010 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SW011 Nebula (8) Trespass / Platinum Jazz SW011 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SW012 Dub-One* Below / King Operator(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW012 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SW014 Exclusion Principle / Equinox (3) Exclusion Principle / Equinox (3) - Don't Live In Fear / Strange Planet(12", Blu) Scientific Wax SW014 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SW015 B-Key* Man Of Science / 3rd Parallel(12") Scientific Wax SW015 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SW016 Dub-One* Lion Step / No More Games / Natalie's Rhodes SW016 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SW017 Champa B Torment / Soldiers Of The Cause / 5:40(12") Scientific Wax SW017 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SW018 Nebula (8) The Dream Begins(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW018 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SW019 B-Key* Sanctuary(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW019 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SW020 Equinox (3) All Massive(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW020 UK 2014 Sell This Version
SW021 Dub-One* Tension Dub(12", Ltd) Scientific Wax SW021 UK 2016 Sell This Version
SW022 Nebula (8) Hard Soul(12", Ltd, Smplr) Scientific Wax SW022 UK 2017 Sell This Version
SW023 B-Key* Jah Warrior(12", EP) Scientific Wax SW023 UK 2017 Sell This Version
SWCD001 Various Scientific Wax Presents The Alliance Of Science Volume One(2xCD, Album, Comp) Scientific Wax SWCD001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SWCD002 Nebula (8) Astronomy(CD, Album) Scientific Wax SWCD002 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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May 2, 2016
It seems this label and the retro sublabel are really going from strength to strength with every release. First heard about Sci Wax when I was given Dub One - King Operator at BM Soho to listen to. Copped it immediately and have gotten every release since. Each release is getting harder and harder to buy now though. I remember not too long ago when you could buy most of the back catalog on here for below £10 - £15 (and I wish I did!) but now it seems every single release is sought after and has the price tag to prove it. There are definitely a few here which could do with a repress. I can't see them having any problems with sitting stock.


March 21, 2016
A great label that really setting the benchmark for quality D&B/Jungle. The quality of processing on the breakbeats is incredible; a far cry from their crusty sampled origins.

However, people are really taking the piss with buying multiple copies of these limited runs, then using that stranglehold to make a massive profit. You guys are making more than the artists, SORT IT OUT.


March 12, 2016


March 9, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
i love this label, its just such a shame that almost every tune that gets released seems to disappear into the hands of overpriced discogs sellers


December 9, 2014
Not to be confused with Creative Wax, as a Mr Mark N pointed out to me. Haha!


November 16, 2012
very intellgent amen breaks love the breakage.very created nicely hail to the amen break i think the amen break is the back bone of drum and bass easy to understand thanks for listening


May 31, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
What Christian Dior is for fashion is this label for true, characteristic drum n bass.

Everything has been said before by them bassheads under - one of the best things happening to the scene nowadays is this label involving a plethora of top artists guaranteeing quality - Equinox, B-Key, Nolige, Nebula, Dub-One, Breakage. If you know what drum and bass is these days, this is 'nuff said.

Not a single bad release on this label....


March 11, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Proper hardcore jungle / drum and bass. Always keeping it true to the original sound but also innovating new styles. Lots of choppage and breakage but also some very good rollers and nice/smooth cuts. Can't recommend this label highly enough, pure class from the Equinox & crew. For those pining for the original hardcore amen sound who are sickened by all the two step, sheeny, overproduced crap out there these days then look no further. this is where the dope is.


November 27, 2010
I wanted to write a comment to this masterpiece of a label since I first heard from it back in 2008. As we have Winter ´10 now you can see that it took some time but better late than never. :) If you dig the essential sounds of DnB then you simply have to check the vinyl and digital releases of this great label. The most interesting thing is the wide musical spectrum of the traditional DnB here. On the one hand you got some epic, steppin´, kind of early 90s jungle, hardcore touched sounds from the man "Nolige". Then you got some deep and mellow rhodes business dipped into some crunchy amen beats from the label head Equinox himself. If you like some twisted, teared-out, chopped amen business combined with some heavy growling subbass then "Dub-One" is your man. Not to forget the rest of the Sci Wax crew "Reactiv", "Nebula" & "D-fect" which also provide this label with fantastical releases. All those artists have one ting in common: Drum & Bass in his traditional and original character. Even if you like this kind of dnb only a little bit, then I give you the clear advice to keep this label in mind. For me Scientific Wax is -besides Bassbin Records & Paradox Music- one of the last "trueschool" labels. Peace!