In rotation: 7/19/18

Plymouth, UK | Plymouth’s most colourful business which is bringing back vinyl: Welcome to the house of wax – the South West’s ONLY producer of vinyl records is based in Plymouth. Disc Manufacturing Services Ltd (DMS) is one of the most successful independent record labels in the industry, making a name for itself around the country and abroad and supporting city talent. The firm, operating from The Pressing House in Lipson, puts out CDs and DVDs – but it is its coloured vinyl discs that are really catching the eye. It can produce quality seven-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch platters in a range of weight and colours. And it offers a huge variety of packaging options in runs as little as 250 units. DMS has been pressing quality vinyl records for customers worldwide since 2004, having originated at Plymouth Musicians Co-operative in 1999.

Sydney, AU | Vinyl lives! The Record Store, Darlinghurst: The Record Store in Goulburn Street, Darlinghurst is where you find Stephan Gyory (after 11am, “we keep civilised hours here”) surrounded by vinyl records of almost every genre (“but we don’t want your old Trance or Prog vinyl”) He’s been in the vinyl record trade since he started at BPM Records in Oxford St (above the old Army disposal store) in 1994. At one stage, in the late 90s, there were fourteen dance music record stores in Darlinghurst. Sometimes at night in Darlinghurst it’s now difficult to find fourteen people. But Stephan is optimistic about the future of the Oxford St precinct. “I run the local Chamber of Commerce. I’m currently on the City of Sydney late-night advisory panel, which is looking at how to diversify nightlife.”

Shreveport, LA | Funeral arrangements set for Stan “The Record Man” Lewis: Funeral arrangements have been made for Stan “The Record Man” Lewis. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 522 E. Flournoy Lucas Road in Shreveport…Lewis, 81, passed away over the weekend. People have since been sharing fond memories of the man who was a legend in the Shreveport area and an icon in the music industry. It all started with the opening of his record shop on Texas Street in Shreveport in 1948. The business grew into multiple stores and a nationwide mail order service. Elvis was known to stop in to buy records while the Louisiana Hayride was in town.

Cheshire, UK | Quirky new waffle and ice cream shop where you can sign your own record deal opens in Chester. wRaps & Records is the sister venue to Thai eatery Nine Elephants. A quirky new dessert shop where customers can build their perfect waffle whilst listening to their favourite music opens its doors in Chester this week. Classic vinyl cafe wRaps & Records, located on Chester’s historic City Walls above Northgate Street, is the brainchild of Nicholas Friar and Ice Rattaphaet who are the team behind neighbouring Thai restaurant Nine Elephants which opened earlier this year. Customers are invited to browse through crates of classic and modern vinyl music, select the one they want to listen to and then fill out their very own ‘record deal’ based on their own terms and conditions, where they choose from a mouth-watering array of desserts before signing on the dotted line.

Childish Gambino Makes Alternate ‘Awaken, My Love’ Versions Available At Pop-Up Events: Childish Gambino will start selling the alternate version of his 2016 album, Awaken, My Love! at his “Summertime Starts Here” pop-up on Saturday. The vinyl record will be sold under the album’s original title Operation Highjump. The singer’s creative director Ibra Ake shared the news on his Instagram account. Ake also uploaded a photo of the artwork for Operation Highjump. Earlier this week, Childish Gambino dropped a two-track “Summer Pack” to celebrate the summer months. “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer” became instant hits. To promote the songs, the musician also launched pop-ups in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The first pop-up event took place in New York’s Union Square last weekend. Fans of Donald Glover were treated to free ice cream cones.

Allentown, PA | Talking Business with Tony Iannelli: Are we losing our ‘people culture?’ …Today, the amazing asset of the internet has dramatically changed our human interaction. Does anyone remember when we used to call home for a ride and the phone was busy so you waited until you could reach someone? Or when you wanted to place a call, but didn’t have a dime for the payphone? How about being in your car with zero access until you returned to the office to find a stack of calls to return, all detailed on paper slips? Do you remember having three TV channels and being forced to watch whatever was on those channels just to get a minor measure of entertainment? How about when you used to run to the record shop, buy your new favorite vinyl 45 record and race home to play it on the stereo?

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