Hola from Reckless!
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Feel the rush!
OK cool. This week has been a little quieter; which to be honest is no bad thing. We’ve had a bit of time to catch up after the last few months. You may have noticed that they are re-jigging the whole of Berwick Street. They are putting down a new (much larger) pavement so hopefully it will be a lot nicer once its all done. This work is meant to take about another week, so if you want to sell us your collection this week call us first and we will work out a way for you to get here easier (or maybe even come to you!).
We’ve been focusing on getting lots of super nice bits out this week. Loads of Punk and Hardcore went out in time for Static Shock; including records by Wire, Crisis, The Clash, Undertones, Bold, Poison Idea, Conflict, Crass, The Boys, Cabaret Voltaire, compilation 45 with The Execute, Concrete Sox etc).
Loads of really nice Soul came in this week – lots of nice original issues too. There were titles from artists like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron, Shuggie Otis, Edna Wright, Ann Peebles etc.
Some great original Blues LPs came in this week; Magic Sam, Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnny Young etc. Lovely condition.
We had a decent pile of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae 45s too. Really rare ones from Prince Buster, Dandy, The Skatalites, Andy Capp, The Dials, Derrick Morgan, Joya Landis, Lloyd Parks.
Loads of Rare Jungle, Hardcore and Rave going out at some point this weekend. We have some big boys from people like Orca, Acen, DJ Crystl, Remarc, Congo Natty, FBD Project, Ratty, LTJ Bukem, Slipmatt, Photek etc.
The racks are properly bulging at the moment – insane amount of killer records in right now from Apple Acetates to Rare UK Jazz to Original JA Dub to rare Banksy sleeve Blur 7″s. Absolutely mental amount of Classic Rock and UK Garage also went out this week so come check the sections whilst its quiet!!!!
We will be operating on a skeleton staff this weekend as loads of us are playing, DJing or organising (Tom!) Static Shock Festival.
This is going to be really killer. Toru and me are playing a proper Hardcore/Acid/Jungle/Techno set on Friday night.
This week we have a Top Ten from our friends at Hot Salvation! Hot Salvation is a killer shop in Folkestone, Kent. George and Nat have both worked in record shops for ages and really know their stuff. Last time I went there I got some really killer records and had a few beers with the whole family after! Top Ten picked by George, hopefully we can get Nat to do one soon too!
1)Mariah – Utakata No Hibi (Better Days/Palto Flats)
2) Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music Of (Luake Bop)
3) Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones)