In rotation: 5/20/16

WAX Record Fair Happening May 21-22: Capitol Studios celebrates its 60th anniversary with the second annual WAX Record Fair May 21-22 at the iconic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. We’ll be on hand selling records at our booth, so come on by! The fair will feature performances alongside a number of record vendors, as well as studio tours, demonstrations and merchandise commemorating the event. It’s presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stoughton Printing, Dorado Packaging and Record Collector News. Tickets are $10 at the door for general admission to the outdoor fair, $50 for GA with tour and $100 for VIP.

Rock and roll forever – press your ashes into a record: Dying is kind of boring, let’s be honest. You get all these people together in a room who you probably don’t like very much while they shed faux tears over your still-warm corpse then you’re either dumped in the ground or burned to a crisp. Of course, once it’s over it’s over but they do say that Rock and Roll will never die. If you want to live on forever and you’re a music buff then this service from And Vinyly could be for you.

The world’s best record shops #20: Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town: Mabu Vinyl was established in 2001 by Jacques Vosloo, who now co-owns it with Stephen Segerman. Aside from the awesome stock of vinyl, CD, DVD, cassette comic book and turntables, the main thing you need to know about Mabu is that it’s basically a movie artefact. A visit here is a bit like going to the Harry Potter Studios or doing a film location tour except without the gimmicks and loads of annoying tourists for company.

San Proper – Singles Club: FACT TV first met the Amsterdam producer last year, and we got more than we bargained for when he gave us a tour of his basement studio. He was such a riot we couldn’t resist linking up with him again in London earlier this month, heading to Hackney’s Vinyl Pimp where we played him some of the latest tunes for the latest episode of the FACT Singles Club. Watch on to see the outspoken producer give his opinion on music by Skepta, Azealia Banks and Drake, and tell us how much he hates Autotune. He also got very sentimental when we played him Prince.

He’s collected vinyl, newspaper clippings and trading cards — now he wants to open a shop: “Vinyl, when you bought it, told you a story,” he said. “Groups like the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones and The Who told a story when they put out an album. You could open it up and read along to it. A lot of music today is just wham, bam, thank you, ma’am. We’re just not listening to music nowadays where there’s a story that’s told, there’s a heart that’s broken, there’s a place they visited and there was an event they remembered.”

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