In rotation: 9/7/18

London, ENG | Gilles Peterson to curate pop-up record and bookstore in London: Mental health charity Safaplace has enlisted Gilles Peterson is to curate a pop-up record and bookstore, Look Up, in Stoke Newington this September. Taking place at Stoke Newington’s Edwards Lane Gallery, the week-long event will open space to explore the positive connection between mental health and the arts, raising money for the charity in the process. Safaplace is an emerging charity that aims to support the positive mental health and wellbeing of students in Stoke Newington School and the wider community. Look Up will feature a line-up of talks including iconic UK artist Goldie, Mo’Wax founder James Lavelle, Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and former Hacienda resident Dave Haslam.

Miami, FL | New Sweat Records Vinyl Label Features Local Bands That ‘Rise Through The Fray’: A new independent record label in town will feature talented undiscovered South Florida musicians. Sweat Records has been a space for music collectors in South Florida to find vinyl from their favorite independent artists and mainstream musicians for the past 13 years. On Sunday Aug. 26, the store embarks on a new adventure with the launch of its own record label: Sweat Records Records. Sundial spoke with Lolo Reskin, owner and founder of Sweat Records, about the musicians that will be featured during the launch party and why the record store decided to start a record label.

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Album to Receive Six-Disc Boxed Set Treatment: On October 5, Geffen/UMe will release a six-disc box set of John Lennon’s 1971 album “Imagine,” which many feel is the best of his solo works. Titled “The Ultimate Collection,” this remixed and remastered 140-track collection is fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon, who oversaw the production and creative direction…“Imagine” will also be released in concurrent multiple physical and digital configurations including as a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 1CD remaster, and 2LP 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl edition as well as 2LP limited edition 180-gram clear vinyl. The digital “Ultimate Collection” will include all audio from the four CDs and the Deluxe and Standard will also have digital equivalents.

Yamaha’s latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi: Old-school music meets the newest tech. You can pair a turntable with a multi-room audio setup (Sonos even offers a bundle), but that usually means wiring your record player into that setup at some point. Yamaha thinks it can do better. Its newly launched MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable uses WiFi to stream records wirelessly to MusicCast speakers in your home. If you don’t insist on that distinctive vinyl sound, the machine will natively stream digital services like Spotify, Pandora and Tidal. The player also doubles as an audio target for AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth devices, and you can steer both online services and multi-room playback through Alexa voice commands.

You Didn’t Ask But …: Vinyl record collection brings back memories: …Franklin’s death inspired me to take a look at my collection of vinyl 45s that dates back to my high school days. I bought most of the records and the small metal case I’ve been storing them in at Collier’s music store in downtown Freeport. Collier’s had everything from organs, pianos and band instruments to albums and 45s of the latest popular music. I thought that I might have Franklin’s mega-hit “Chain of Fools,” but I didn’t. Instead I found the hit “Love Child” by Diana Ross and the Supremes. My late sister-in-law gave it to me for Christmas the year before she married my brother. It is a nice keepsake from someone who was just getting acquainted with the rest of our family. It was a good gift because I only collected 45s, not albums.

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