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Jean-Christophe Le Saoût[1] (born July 19, 1975 in Vernon, Eure), better known by the stage name Wax Tailor, is a French trip hop/hip hop producer. He has released six studio albums collaborating with a great number of artists.

Wax Tailor
Birth nameJean-Christophe Le Saoût
GenresTrip hop, turntablism, hip hop, downtempo, electronica, electro swing
Occupation(s)DJ, producer
Instrumentslive show features WT - turntables/keys-laptop/video, Marina Quaisse - cello, Charlotte Savary - vocals, Marine Thibault - flute, Mr Gib - sound engineer, Madwreck & Mattic (The Others) - MCs.
Years active2001 - present
Le Plan (US)
Associated actsMarina Quaisse, Charlotte Savary, Mr Gib, Madwreck & Mattic from The Others.


After being a host on a French radio in the Paris suburb of Mantes-La-Jolie, Le Saoût started the French Rap band La Formule in the 1990s. He created his label Lab'Oratoire in 1998 and produced records from La Formule as well as Break Beat compilations and a collaboration with the Swedish band Looptroop. He began work on the Wax Tailor project in 2001, first appearing on a remix of Looptroop & La Formule's "Deep Under Water".


Wax Tailor's first EP Lost the Way was released in 2004 and features contributions from Charlotte Savary, Marina Quaisse, and Big Dada rapper Infinite Livez. This was followed the same year by another EP titled Que Sera / Where My Heart's At).

Other musicians who have appeared alongside Wax Tailor include North Carolina hip-hop set The Others (Johnny Madwreck, Mr. Mattic, and DR), Ursula Rucker, Sharon Jones, Voice, and A State of Mind.

His first full-length album Tales of the Forgotten Melodies was released in March 2005, mixing hip-hop, downtempo, trip hop with samples extracted from movies. This album became one of the best selling electronic releases of the year.[citation needed] This was followed by a second album Hope & Sorrow released in April 2007.

Wax Tailor's third album, In The Mood For Life was released on September 22, 2009. His fourth album Dusty Rainbow From The Dark is a concept album, and was released in 2012. A fifth album, By Any Beats Necessary was released on October 14, 2016.




Year Album Peak
2005 Tales of the Forgotten Melodies 150
2007 Hope & Sorrow 31
2009 In the Mood for Life 9
2012 Dusty Rainbow from the Dark 8
2016 By Any Beats Necessary 30
2017 By Any Remixes Necessary
Live albums
Year Album Peak
2010 Live 2010 à l'Olympia 62
2014 Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra

EPs and singlesEdit

Year Title Peak
Certification Album
2004 Que Sera/Where My Heart's At
Lost the Way
2006 Our Dance/Walk the Line Tales of the Forgotten Melodies
2007 To Dry Up/The Games You Play 78 Hope and Sorrow
Positively Inclined / The Way We Lived 78
2008 We Be / There Is Danger 78
2009 "Say Yes" (feat. ASM) 30 In the Mood for Life
This Train" / "Leave It 25
2010 I Own You
2012 Heart Stop 81 Dusty Rainbow from the Dark
2016 I Had a Woman 194[6]
2017 The Chase Remixes


  • Looptroop & La Formule - Deep Under Water (Wax Tailor remix) 2001
  • Clover - Death of the Lonely Superhero (Wax Tailor remix) 2005
  • Wax Tailor - Our Dance (Wax Tailor Remix) 2006
  • Nina Simone - I Am Blessed 2008


Covers, references, and samplingEdit


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Biography: Wax Tailor". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. ^ fr:Victoires de la musique 2008#Artiste de musiques .C3.A9lectroniques ou dance de l.27ann.C3.A9e
  3. ^ fr:Victoires de la musique 2010#L.E2.80.99enregistrement de musiques .C3.A9lectroniques ou dance de l.E2.80.99ann.C3.A9e
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  5. ^ a b c Wax Tailor discography
  6. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 23, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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