The sun set on a former steel town as The first family of soul rose to fame. The Jacksons churned out hits with Motown’s Corporation. With the help of hitmaker songwriters and producers, Michael Jackson charted his own destiny. Filmmaker John Landis created a monster with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Wah Wah Watson spoke a new language with the rhythm guitar. Producer Bertram Brown kept righteous reggae alive in Greenwich Farm. New York DJ Nicky siano made an art of mixing records. Plus: DJ Franes Record, Rundown the Mackrosoft, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Mayer Hawthorne, Illa J, Shawn Lee, Lee Fields & The Emperor Machine. Get Waxpoetics Issue #37 now at Fatbeats or at your local recordstore..