In rotation: 3/7/17

The definitive guide to London’s best record shops: Flying in the face of its increasingly hostile reputation for independent business priced out by exorbitant rents, London’s record shop scene is thriving, with close to fifty places dotted around the capital where you can get your hands on nigh on anything you desire. The prices may not be as cheap as they once were, but whether you’re after cutting edge dance music, weirdo soundtracks or just a good rummage, there are more options out there than you might think. Having profiled eight of the city’s lesser known spots in our secret record shops list, we thought it was high time to address the big hitters.

Hidden for decades, ‘the Yukon gold mine of vinyl’ sees light of day, Thousands of LP records, stashed under a porch for decades, being sold off in Whitehorse this weekend: Attention vinyl junkies. A large stash of used LP records, squirreled away decades ago, has been donated to Whitehorse’s community radio station for a fundraising sale this weekend. Bill Polonsky, the volunteer manager of CJUC, calls it “the Yukon gold mine of vinyl.” In fact, it may be the mother lode. “These records came from a horde that was put under a porch in Tagish in the mid-’80s,” Polonsky said. “We went out there, and he opened up under his porch for the first time in, god, 30 years.”

Kingston Symphony Vinyl Record Sale: Support the Kingston Symphony Association by donating to and attending Kingston’s largest sale of vinyl records. Come to the Kingston Symphony Warehouse to find great deals on LP’s, 45 & 78 RPM records, CD’s, DVD’s, CD & DVD players, Blu-Rays, shelf systems, iPod’s, mp3’s, iPod docks, Speakers, Turntables, related cables and wires, amplifiers, etc. Find all eras of commercially recorded music and the equipment to play it on. Admission into the sale is FREE!

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon recording console to be sold at auction: It still works! An Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV, the same one Pink Floyd used to record Dark Side Of The Moon, is scheduled to be auctioned later this month, Goldmine reports. The console, one of only two custom made by EMI engineers, was used extensively between 1971 and 1983 at Abbey Road’s studio two to record artists including Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, George Harrison and more. According to expert and former Abbey Road engineer Brian Gibson it’s “the greatest console ever constructed.”

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