In rotation: 10/23/17

Chase And Status Are Opening A Record Shop In Brixton: Chase And Status are set to open a pop up record shop in Brixton. The production duo have always been open about their influences, absorbing everything from classic roots through to dubstep and breaks. A uniquely London sound, Chase And Status are set to play a sold out Brixton Academy show on November 1st. To keep the celebrations flowing, though, the duo want to set up a pop up record shop in the South London borough. Sharing premises with historic reggae dugout Lion Vibes, Chase And Status will be selling exclusive merch, limited pressings, and a whole lot more.

Vinyl lives: A guide to all 27 of Brooklyn’s record stores: Fall is officially upon us, which means less time spent outdoors and more time at home. And just like the squirrel who saved up nuts for the winter, you might as well stock up on some new records now for those long, dark nights come December. Before moving to Brooklyn a few months ago, I worked at a record shop in DC for three years, so I was excited to see what my new home has in store. I spent the summer rifling through the stacks in all the record stores in Brooklyn to make you this handy guide.

‘Villain of Vinyl’ to open old school LP store in Lexington: DJ Kingpin Kingsley A. Waring–otherwise known as the Villain of Vinyl–will give vinyl fans another spot to get their hands on some vinyl (otherwise known as records or LPs for old schoolers) starting Oct. 28. That’s when Waring will open Turntable City at 202 W. Main St. in Lexington right next to Libby’s and M. Gallery. The shop will include rock, hip-hop, jazz and more album genres. “We aim to add to the great legacies of local record stores like Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Sounds Familiar, Manifest and will work to the be the best,” said Waring, also known for his work with the Non Stop Hip Hop Live & The Love, Peace, & Hip Hop Music Festival.

Guildford Record Fairs Continue To Grow In Popularity: Guildford Record Fairs are a regular event in Guildford High Street’s historic Guildhall. The fairs, hosted by Ben Darnton of Ben’s Collectors Records in Tunsgate, have been running for seven years and continue to grow in popularity. The next fair will be on Saturday, October 28 from 9am to 6pm. Entry is free. Two further fairs follow this year, on Sunday, November 26 and Sunday, December 17…The Guildford Record Fairs encourage record sellers from around the county to bring along their vinyl records, browse the stalls and meet up with like-minded collectors. The events can attract more than 500 visitors, so stall holders are always busy.

KEXP to Host Its Second Annual Record Fair October 28: Popular Seattle radio station KEXP—in conjunction with Easy Street Records—will host a huge record sale on its Seattle Center grounds Saturday, October 28. Several local record labels (including Sub Pop, Light in the Attic, and Freakout), retailers (Silver Platters, Sonic Boom, and more), and independent dealers will be peddling new and used vinyl, while DJs spin records. Last year’s inaugural fair was excellent and did serious damage to at least one Stranger staffer’s wallet.

Idles’ new vinyl record contains the ashes of the frontman’s mother: The band’s debut LP ‘Brutalism’ was released in March and featured a photograph of singer Joe Talbot’s late mother on the cover. “The whole process of the album was based around my losing my mum,” Talbot explains. “She was that album. That’s why she was on the cover.” Now the group have teamed up with AndVinyly – a company that specialises in pressing ashes onto vinyl – for a short run of 100 commemorative records, available to purchase from the band’s online store from October 30. Each record will cost £100. “If you’re going to do something interesting, make it special. It’s a beautiful thing,” Talbot says in a documentary about the news.

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