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Busy Business

Hello from the Reckless crew!


It’s been a mega busy work – with a few collections – and stuff flying out the door. We’ve  got to clear out our Storage space over the next few weeks so expect a lot of bargains going out as we try to make space quickly!! This Blog post was written to the sounds of Ganksta N I P.

  1. On one of the sunniest days last week I went down to Surrey to look at a load of boxes of classic rock and indie. It was a pretty chill collection, nice family, decent records and an easy transaction where everyone was happy. The collection consisted of three peoples records so it was a bit of a mix, but mostly on the rock side. It consisted of Thrash/Heavy metal (Black Sabbath, Predator, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Iron Maiden), Classic Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Tangerine Dream, Free, Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac etc) and a few more modern items (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys…).

2) One of our pals who we hadn’t seen for a while popped in last week with a really great pile of records. It was about 40 titles and consisted of Rare Afrobeat, Reggae, House, Cosmic, Experimental etc. Some of the artists were Witch, Francis Bebey, Steven Halpern, Anima, Heldon, Richard Pinhas, Azymuth etc. Some really sick records actually.

3) A kind of similar collection came in from another friend of ours a few days before. But this time it was loads more records (maybe 150 or something). Some seriously cool records in this collection: Roland Young, Kraan, Laaraji, Between, DJ Nature, Ras Midas, Scientist, Holger Czukay, Marc Moulin…loads of Rare Cosmic, Reggae Disco, Boogie, Krautrock, Industrial, House, Ambient, Psych….you get the idea! So lots and lots of interesting titles out – I tried to get most out on Thursday but a few more may get sprinkled out this week.

4) I don’t know where it came from but I noticed the Varg “Star Alliance” Tape pack (on Posh Isolation) in the cabinet. Nice item!!

5) We had some nice soul and house come in midweek too. A super nice copy of Black Mahogani by Moodymann, a super rare promo 12″ of Love On A Summer Night by The McCrarys and some other more common titles from Sam Cooke, Bob James, Marvin Gaye etc.

6) We had two lots of really good Improv and Experimental records come in this week too. About 40 titles in total. Some super obscure (and fairly pricey titles!) from artists like Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse, Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Alan Tomlinson, Peter Brotzmann etc. All originals and all super tough to find!!!


This week also saw the return of the 45 king, who was back to pack out the singles racks again. Plenty of rare titles going out. Including a UK original copy of the Skull Snaps 7″. Expect loads more nice bits going out soon. Scott also packed out the Warp Records section in time for Field Day – as well as getting loads of Grime out and nearly finishing the massive Electro and Old School Rap collection (which you really have to see to believe – its in such nice condition!!). I should mention some of the more obscure titles have gone on our Discogs account:

We hardly sell anything on there, and if we do its usually something that hasn’t sold in the shop. If you see anything you like feel free to come and tell us in the shop and we can work it out there.

We have a few more collections this week – a huge Vertigo collection, a massive Steppers and 90s Hip Hop collection and a Jazz collection. Also Toru is due back so expect a wall of  cool Japanese records – from No Wave to Anime Soundtracks. Yes Toru!

This weeks TOP TEN is from Nicole McKenzie of MIC Records (and you probably know her from her time at Soul Jazz too!!). Thanks Nicole you are a legend!!


“This is a collection of spectacularly UNRARE (new word) records, all stuff that I think is pretty exceptional and doesn’t sound like every other f*cker out there…”

  1. 79rs Gang – Dead & Gone (Sinking City)
  2. Dave I.D – Gore (STD)
  3. Young Druid – Young Druid (5 Gate Temple)
  4. Special Touch – Garden Of Life (TSR)
  5. LAPS – Who Me? (MIC)
  6. Severed Heads – Big Saints Reward 1988 – 1990 dubs (Optimo)
  7. Chris & Cosey – Trance (Wax Trax)
  8. Terri Wells – Just Like Dreamin’ (Philly World)
  9. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – DROOL (Father / Daughter)
  10. Tribe Of Colin – Wide Berth (White)

You should go to this gig!


This week we have mostly been…buying and selling vinyl and cds

Oi! from Reckless!


Big week for us at Reckless. We’ve bought so much stuff, and seriously big records! We’ve spent some serious cash this week!!! This Blog was written to the sound of Serge Gainsbourg.

  1. First up we bought a beautiful copy of The Who “Sell Out”, with the Poster (and original ‘Psychedelic poster inside’ sticker). This never turns up anymore, especially in the condition of the copy we have here. This is a piece of Mod history! I think its a great LP and was very tempted indeed!

2) Sean went to Canterbury last week to purchase a huge collection. It was the most we have spent on a collection for years. Tonnes of super big records. Artists like Joy Division, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Ride, Nirvana, Pearl Jam…You get the idea! Mostly in top shape. Loads of 90s records. There was also a super clean promo copy of Metal Machine Music. One to annoy the neighbours with :p .

3) Scott went to buy a load of records and cds from Warp Records last week. As you can imagine there were loads of Warp titles, including a bunch of Test Presses and a copy of the Apex Twin 12″ he had for sale when he played Texas. Pretty rare!! There were also some super rare Autechre CDs in there. He bought loads of stuff. Come and have a look.

4) We bought in a tonne of super rare 60’s and 70’s titles at the weekend. Loads of Vertigo Swirls, rare Hendrix, Moondog, Harvest titles, Patto etc. Apparently they are coming back with loads more. Prog time baby!

5) Tonnes of rare African records came in the other day (weirdly a few days after someone brought in a copy of Witch “Movin’ On” – but it was too marked!). I wasn’t in but Sean texted me a load of pictures and in there I can see titles by Via-A-Vis, Sweet Talks, Atakora Manu, Kumapim Royals International Band etc. Madness!

6) Some mental rare White Stripes and Third Man titles came in over the weekend as well. Probably all on crazy colour vinyl lol.

7) I bought in a nice pile of classic rock (but pretty interesting titles) – all super nice reissues (but nicely done ones!). Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Wire, Black Sabbath, Bruce Gilbert, Metallica etc.

8) Loads and loads of Jazz CDs came in – nearly all the Blue Notes. Loads more pretty interesting CDs came in too. Priced to sell!

9) We bought the rest of Rap records from the guy who has been selling them in for the last few weeks. Man, they are all so clean. They look brand new. All in the shrink all with Hype stickers. Like I said before – some super rare some standard – but all final upgrade copies. I put loads of pictures of these up on our Instagram so go check it!

This week we have several collections coming up – one really big indie collection that Im looking forward to especially! After the absolute carnage of last Saturday night I have to say you should really go to 12th Isle night next week as these Scottish bad boys know how to play some serious bimma tunes.


This week we got a Top Ten from UK legend the one and only Ben UFO! One of my fave DJs – and a lovely geezer.


  1. The Slits – Leibe und Romanze (Slow Version)
  2. Human Being – The Box Opened (Bedroom In Space)
  3. Ultra-red – RADICAL
  4. Christian Clozier – Quasars
  5. Shirley Collins – Love Is Teasing
  6. Mala – City Cycle
  7. Andrew Hill – Nefertiti
  8. Julian Lage – Japan
  9. Charlemagne Palestine and Terry Jennings – Short and Sweet
  10. Ministers of Dance and GSP – Tiny’s First Journey

Thanks Ben!!! Love it!

Hardcore Business!!!



We have been busy bees at Reckless this week – some staff have been away (Paris, Tokyo) and the collections keep coming in. This blog was written to the sound of the ridiculous Shoegaze meets Black Metal sounds of Alcest. Register to Vote.

OK lets get started.

  1. I went to a CD collection in Lewisham. The email had said over a thousand Black Metal and Noise CDs – all as underground as you like; so my interest was high. When I arrived I was given box after box of super extreme CDs (he also had loads of vinyl but didn’t want to sell them yet). Every Box was piled high full of proper full on hardcore stuff. No big league players like Emperor, Immortal et al. It was all super underground French, South American, Japanese, Eastern European hardcore Metal and Noise. So you have CDs by artists like Whitehouse, Vlad Tepes, Profanatica, Nurse With Wound, Ramleh, Thou Art Lord, Abigor, Summoning, Countess etc. There were a lot of rare CDs by artists like Death In June, Throbbing Gristle, Current 93 etc. There was also a load of Dark Ambient, a bit of Goth, some Death Metal and a couple of Punk titles too. This is going to take ages to go through, but some titles went out this weekend and they will not last long at all.

2) Now for something else completely hardcore. Scott went to another Hardcore collection. It was absolutely killer. It was generally a mixture of Old Skool Hardcore, Rave, Drum N Bass, Happy Hardcore, UK Garage and Jungle. But this guy bought all the right titles at the time. From Screwface to Durban Poison. Check our Instagram for some nice pictures of the labels. There were some huge Anthill Mob, Confettis, Torchman, From The Man Like Pennywise, Mega City 2, DJ Lee, Studio 2, Sunshine Productions, Homegrown Records, Kniteforce Records – you name it – it was there. In my opinion one of the greatest pile of records we have had for sometime.

3) We got the start of a massive Old Skool Rap collection on Saturday. Mental thing was – all the titles were in NM at the worst. All in shrink, all with Hype stickers. So many wicked titles – from pricey biscuits to cheap bangers. Loads of killer Electro, and totally random one aways. I think we bought about 10% of it on Saturday and that was a huge pile. Check the Instagram for a video of me flicking through them.

4) I bought in a nice pile of classic titles from this nice bloke on Saturday. This included about 15 Jimi Hendrix titles, some nice reggae (Scientist, Toots & The Maytals, Heptones etc), Public Enemy, Talking Heads etc. All nice condition – mostly original issues.

5) Tom and me bought in a large collection of CDs and Vinyl from someone on Saturday – there was a lot of stuff. In the collection were a few pricey and rare vinyl titles from artists like Elvis Costello, Elliot Smith, Dracula OST, The Smiths etc.

6) Duncan bought in a nice pile of Prog and Esoteric records. It was one of those odd piles where nearly all of the titles had Witchcraft in the titles. This included Saturnalia, Earth & Fire and some spoken word records about Satan and Witchcraft.

7) We got a copy of Anti War Dub

We also bought in loads of Jazz titles on CD, some nice US Soul (which could lead to buying a very big collection), some new House and Techno and some more Classic Rock!

This weeks Top Ten is from Louis Eastwood – the wicked South London DJ who does Rausch Turning with Tris.


  • African Connexion – Midnight Pressure
  • Zarate Fix – Sands of Time
  • Philippe Chany – Cairo Connection
  • Cheb Khaled – Hada Raykoum
  • African Head Charge – Family Doctoring
  • Tolouse Low Trax – Rushing into Water
  •  Dwarfs Of East Agouza- Where’s Turbo
  • Raffaele Serra – Lust For Ecstacy
  • Outer Space – 3332
  • 33.10.3402 – LVIV

Thanks Louis!!! Wicked list!!


Ahoy there from the Reckless Crew!


Another heavy week – more collections, more lates, tonnes more records. Are you ready for the rundown?

This was written to the sounds of Joshua Abrams (whose LPs we have had in a few times recently and are highly recommended)

  1. Firstly – Scott went to a collection this week that ended up being at the Warp Records warehouse. They had tonnes of old stock that they wanted rid of. This included about 500 LPs and 12″s of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast, Nightmares On Wax, Boards Of Canada, Flying Lotus etc It also included thousands of CDs. Theres a lot to get through here but it will go out as soon as we can physically price it up!!


2) Scott was out again on Sunday – this time to an absolutely wicked collection of Rave, Jungle, Breakbeat, UK Garage and Old Skool. Exactly my type of collection!! 😉 I haven’t seen it yet but I know its pretty big (maybe close to a thousand) and has a lot of big hitters from Hyper On Experience to Confetti Records. Scott sent me a load of pics which can be seen on our Instagram:

3) Eddie bought in about 50 Reggae and Dancehall titles (with a few Soul too) last week. This included nice Wayne Smith, Junior Delgado, Levi Roots, Jah Shaka, Black Uhuru etc. It was a real mix of pricey and cheap ones. All going out this week!

4) Toru bought in a nice batch of Jazz – all classic artist – all UK titles (mostly UK originals). You’ve got the John Coltrane, the Miles Davis, the Monk, the Mingus. All classics. Deepness.

5) Alan got involved on Friday and bought in a large batch of Sarah Records titles from a Scandinavian Improv artist. Classic Alan. I often see the guy who ran Sarah Records in the local supermarkets in Greenwich – he always brings his own bags – something I respect.


6) I bought in a massive pile of vinyl from someone who had emailed us last Wednesday. This is the just the start of her collection – ad it was killer. Tonnes of white label promos (and standard finished titles) of classic Indie, Shoegaze, Synth Pop, Britpop. Artists like Depeche Mode (the rarest titles in her collection were the DM ones), Ride, The Stone Roses, Chapterhouse, Oasis, The Field Mice (more Sarah Records business) etc.

There are tonnes more collections due to go ahead this week – from an Anarcho Punk vinyl collection, Black Metal/Industrial CD collection, Minimal Techno/Dubstep 12″s. Watch this space!



This week we have MEG WOOF from THE WIRE magazine!!! Meg is an absolute legend – you should listen to her radio show on her Mixcloud at the bottom. Here we go

  1. Alice Coltrane – Turiya and Ramakrishna
  2. Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
  3. Crass – Where Next Columbus?
  4. Camberwell Now – Working Nights
  5. Drexciya – Digital Tsunami
  6. Esoterik – In The Hills
  7. Frak – Synthfrilla
  8. I – F – I Do Because I Couldn’t Care Less
  9. Lee Morgan – Search For The New Land
  10. Talk Talk – It’s Getting Late In The Evening