This blog was written to the sounds of
(As well as lots of Thomas Bush, David Sylvian and Jackie Mittoo).
Well as you may have guessed we were shut for a few days this week due to some refurbishment. We have recently acquired the basement so will be using that for storage and for more processing room. We currently have a massive lock up in North London which is literally jammed full of thousands and thousands really good records! Hopefully it will mean that we will be able to get more stock out, and quicker. We have a seriously quick turn over here – with most records selling within a few days, so its important to keep it topped up. It has also meant that we were able to make a fair bit of extra room upstairs so the shop should be a bit more comfortable to browse. We have also had a brand new really powerful Air Conditioner/Heater installed so no more days where its too hot to browse (or too cold!).
We weren’t out as much as usual this week due to the refurbishment but heres what we did get up to!
1. Scott was out at one of the Plump DJs houses to look at several hundred dance records. It was a good friend of my Uncles who got in contact with us, they were all Ibiza heads bitd! Lots of classic dance, some Rave, some Suburban Base, US House, Breaks, UK Garage, Chicago House, Detroit. Plenty of good stuff, and plenty of stuff for the cheaps!
2. Huge bumper collection of Hard Rock from a fairly regular seller; Magnum, Motorhead, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Rush, Sex Pistols, Megadeth, Metallica, Eagles, Ugly Kid Joe, Guns n Roses, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Cockney Rebel. You know the score!
3. Lots of incredibly clean titles from a collection Sean bought, a mixture of Classic Rock, Jazz, Latin and Soul. Lots of them unplayed, and lots of them with promotional pictures and information. I saw titles from Stan Getz, Blondie, Sam Cooke, Sergio Mendes, Talking Heads, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, Judee Sill, Diano Ross, Japan, Andrew Hill etc. Nice to see titles in such perfect shape!
4. Duncan got more records from a collection in North London. But sadly I have no idea what he got!
5. More Drum & Bass! Someone bought a house and the previous owner had left a hundred or so titles; can you believe it, more Source Direct, Adam F, Digital, Bad Company, Ram Trilogy, LTJ Bukem, PFM, Blame, Goldie, Alex Reece, Doc Scott. Really has been bad the Drum & Bass we’ve had in the last 6 months!
We’re going to be working ultra hard to get the shop looking ship shape over the next few weeks – I reckon a lot of really good stuff is going to be going out, so check it out!