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Heavy week as always! We’ve been trying to process as much stock as possible, sometimes working well into the early hours. The shop is looking very well stocked at the moment!!! I’ll go into what we put out in a bit but firstly I want to talk about the new reissues we’ve been getting in. You may have noticed that we have been getting loads more new reissues in recently. It was just a simple answer to all of the customers coming in looking for Classic albums that we may not have had second hand copies of. Whether its a Darkthrone LP or a Beastie Boys LP – we want to have it for you!! This weeks new Reissues are from Funkadelic, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Billie Holiday, Booker T & The MGs, David Bowie, Eric Dolphy, Judas Priest, The Stone Roses and the always amazing Patti Smith.

Some interesting stuff in this week…

  1. Sean bought a collection midweek with lots of Classic/Hard Rock LPs and CDs. The collection included some LPs from Venom which was good timing as they were playing London this week with Suffocation (Tom went!). Lots of big titles from Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath etc.
  2. Some decent Reggae 45s and 12″s from Ini Kamoze, Bunny Wailer (the amazing Rise & Shine 45), Augustus Pablo, Culture, Dennis Brown etc. Lots of nice titles – mixture of reissues and originals.
  3. Classic Rave & Electronica LPs from Aphex Twin, U-Ziq, The Future Sound Of London and their alias Amorphous Androgynous. Its funny as I was just playing the U-Ziq LP (Lunatic Harness) which was a firm favourite from my Selectadisc days and was thinking about how underrated it is these days.
  4. An Original Master Recording pressing of Revolver by The Beatles. Held by Hi-Fi buffs in high regard and possibly one of the best ways to hear this amazing LP.
  5. HUGE restock of titles from La Vida Es Un Mus – one of the best Hardcore Punk labels. Its always a huge pleasure to go and see Paco and pick up all of the new titles. We got loads of titles this time: Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Good Throb, Disclose, Framtid, Patsy, Los Crudos, Limp Wrist etc. Also we got a load of Munster titles from him too (which included some rare reissues of Latin, Boogaloo, Exotica, Garage, Wild Rock n Roll, Post Punk, Minimal Synth….all reissues of very rare titles and all legit!).
  6. Seriously killer suitcase full of Def Jam LPs – loads of Wu Tang related titles as well as killer LPs from people like Foxy Brown, Brand Nubian etc.
  7. More rare hardcore – in one of the piles was an Intense “Genesis Project” which is one of the greatest Hardcore/Jungle/DNB eps ever.
  8. Lots of interesting Library, Free Jazz, Avant Garde reissue LPs. Including some reissues of some seriously rare titles. I put a picture up on our Instagram of these – well worth checking them out!

Put out some mad stuff this week – Genesis original Pink Scrolls, Sex Tags Mania titles, loads of David Bowie, some proper Heavy Metal (including some obscure Eastern European Thrash!), lots of very nice Reggae titles (including some signed titles!), loads of Rock n Roll/Rockabilly and loads of Synth Pop (including a few more obscure titles).

I went to see Graham Lambkin do a piece about Canterbury in Canters last night – geezer is a legend!!!

Loads more due in this week!!!!

Tom is putting on this gig tomorrow (Saturday night) – its gonna be killer !!!

This weeks TOP TEN is from the Legend from L.O.T.I.O.N. – Alex Heir!! I had a wicked chat with Alex about Rave at the last Static Shock Festival so was super happy he sent me a Dance List! I love the fact that L.O.T.I.O.N. are influenced by The Prodigy. Alex also runs Deathtraitors which if you don’t know you really should.

dancE music

1. Dyewitness- Observing The Earth

2. Josh Wink- Don’t Laugh
3. Progression- Reach Further
4. Altern8- Activ-8 (Come With Me)
5. Laurent Garnier- Crispy Bacon
6. Blunted Dummies- House For All
7. Sequential- Death House
8. Messiah- There Is No Law
9. Skin Up- Blockbusters
10. Pancake- Don’t Turn Your Back
You can listen to L.O.T.I.O.N. here:


Till next week!!!!!