Record Store Day is coming up on April 13th and everyone at the studio is very excited. Our turntable is set up in our lounge and we’re ready to get all our new purchases blasted through the speakers asap!
After studying this year’s HUGE list of exclusive releases we thought we’d give you an insight into our top 5 picks to look out for. Whether you’re planning on queuing up to make sure you get your mitts on your must-have vinyl, or whether you’re taking the slightly more laid-back option of hoping your favourite will still be available online later in the month, we hope you make the most of this fantastic day.
OUR TOP 5 PICKS
(Left to Right) Ten Years After – The Cap Ferrat Sessions / Glass Animals – Zaba Stripped / South Park OST / LeAnn Rimes – Live from Gruene Hall / The Mighty Boosh Radio Series
Soho, London used to be absolutely filled to the brim with record shops but sadly a lot of them have had to shut their doors over the years. However our studio is still very lucky (and possibly slightly dangerously for our bank balance!) to be neighbours with some fantastic record shops. Not only full of new and second-hand vinyl, but also filled with incredible music knowledge and history.
The Dean St. Studio Team have two favourite shops in Soho that we like to frequent on an all-too-often basis!
First up is Reckless Records on Berwick Street, a family run business that’s full of heart and a features on the album artwork for Oasis’ What’s the Story Morning Glory.
Also on Berwick Street is Sister Ray. A business that originated as a market stall in Camden and has gone on to play an integral part of Soho’s musical history. They had the Mighty Boosh boys pop by recently to announce that they were the 2019 ambassadors for Record Store Day. Watch the video below!
And we can’t talk about Record Store Day without mentioning the very stylish and, more importantly, incredible sounding Limited Edition Rega turntable. Only 500 are available to purchase so you’ll have to be quick to get one but as they’re based on Rega’s Planar 1 Plus turntable, you’re getting a great piece of kit for a very reasonable price.
Let us know what your top picks are for Record Store Day are on Facebook or in the comments below- we can see our shopping list getting longer!