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Bringing the heat!!!!

Hello from Reckless!

Hope all is well, this Blog was written to the sounds of…

Big things going on this week. Thank God for the new Air Conditioner!!

Whats come in;

  1. Stacks of Drum n Bass from one seller. DJ Krust, Metalheadz, Roni Size, Adam F, Grooverider, Johnny L, Source Direct, 4 Hero, Intense etc.
  2. Beautiful Todd Rundgren vinyl box set that came out for Record Store Day.
  3. Some top notch Soundtrack LPs  (pricey Waxwork reissues) along with some rare Indie Rock, Experimental and Kate Bush LPs.
  4. Some Hard Rock and Indie Rock all from the same seller; from Scorpions to Jesus & Mary Chain to The Cult!
  5. Some rootsy 45s from The Upsetters, Howlin Wolf, Ramsey Lewis, Otis Redding (and many more…).
  6. An odd selection from one seller, all the Moody Blues (on CD) and a load of Chemical Brothers (on vinyl!).
  7. Always good for Reckless, a massive stack of rare and interesting Oasis promos. I believe some of these are pretty pricey!
  8. Tonnes of 90s Dance – mostly bigger artists and mostly LPs or the “bigger” 12”s – Daft Punk, The Streets, Leftfield, Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy…
  9. Small but interesting selection of CDs on the always killer ECM label. I picked up the ECM book from Sounds Of The Universe recently and recommend it!
  10. Several rare bits from The Durutti Column!
  11. Massive pile (nearly a hundred titles) of wicked, wicked, wicked Hardcore and Jungle (with the odd UKG/House/Bleep tune). Lots of really rare bits: Moving Shadow, Babylon Timewarp, Earth Leakage Trip, Joe 90, Noise Factory, Hyper On Experience, Tango, Satin Storm, Reinforced, Manix etc. So many good records here.
  12. If you like The Beatles and Apple you’re in for a treat. One of our regular buyers brought in a huge stack of Beatles and Apple bits. From new Box Sets to Japanese pressings to decent UK originals.
  13. Small spluttering of Classic Rock from one seller; all vinyl; Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Stranglers, David Bowie, Talking Heads etc.
  14. One of the best collections this week was a great couple of bags of 90s and 2000’s Indie Rock. Lots of titles on Matador: Steven Malkmus, Pavement, Devendra Banhart, Guided By Voices, My Morning Jacket, Dead Meadow, The White Stripes etc.
  15. Some wicked Jazz bits from a regular seller; tonnes of Sun Ra (reissues), Joshua Abrams, The Tribe, Ruby Rushton, New UK Jazz, Jazzman titles etc.
  16. From another regular seller we had a great pile that spanned Folkways, Latin, Death Metal, Afrobeat, Spoken Word etc. Around 60 LPs and CDs. Some very interesting titles.
  17. Some wicked Reggae CDs came in featuring titles from Culture, Cornell Campbell, Michael Prophet, Dennis Brown – also some Grunge and Soul CDs.
  18. From a fairly new regular seller came in a pile of oddities from Sadus, Morbid Angel, King Tubby and loads of Indie we’d never heard of that went straight in the cheaps.
  19. Good pal of mine brought in a large pile of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae LPs and 45s along with some decent Punk 45s and a fair amount of Indian LPs. 45s were from The Poles, The Hammersmith Gorillas and The Drones. The Reggae titles were super obscure.
  20. More Classic Rock from another seller; The The, Fleetwood Mac, The Specials, Sex Pistols, David Bowie…
  21. Tonnes more Rave and Classic House; Future Sounds Of London, Skanna, Acen, New Beat, UKG, Todd Edwards….wowge!
  22. Some new-is titles from Chilly Gonzales, Thundercat, Joan As Policewoman, The Internet, Sharon Van Eaten…mostly some kind of colour vinyl.
  23. Tonnes of 2000’s Drum n Bass.
  24. Massive collection of mostly Easy Listening and Classical (which was given to charity) but inside were a Beatles Christmas Flexi, Fairport Convention, Elton John, Supertramp, Queen, Motown etc.
  25. Some Jazz and Funk LPs (including an Adele Sebastian LP).
  26. Tonnes of standard Rock n Pop CDs – Madonna, Van Morrison, Queen etc.
  27. Fairly interesting selection of Rock, Indie, Drum n Bass and Reggae with titles from Roni Size, The Congos, Bad Company (DNB), Creedence Clearwater Revival, Black Sabbath, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Who, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop etc.
  28. A load of Italo Disco 12”s from a good pal of mine – a mixture of originals and reissues but all wicked tunes!!!!

Loads of great stuff has gone out this week: Soul 45s, Reggae 45s, Beatles 45s, Classic House, Rave, Blues, 80’s Indie Rock, Folk music from around the world, Afrobeat, tonnes of Jazz….endless really.

Plenty of collections coming in over the next couple of weeks so watch this space!

I’m gonna leave you with this monster:






Stacks of Records and CDs and a Top Ten from Ben Miles!!!!

Hello from Reckless!

This Blog was written to the sounds of:

Hope you’re all doing well on this fine morning. Bit of a ramshackle week – with tonnes of records coming in. I was in Glasgow all weekend for a 70th wedding anniversary which was as expected -well banging. We have Reckless stickers now – after being asked for about 20 years we’ve had some done!

Coming in this week:::::

  1. A small but interesting splattering of LPs from Godspeed You Black Emperor, The Jam, several Freakbeat comps, The Skatalites and Tortoise.
  2. Classic Rock – Supertramp, Queen, U2, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac. All the classics – a mixture of original issues to 80s reissues.
  3. Loads more CD’s came in again this week with various cds from Bert Jansch, Soul Jazz Records, Prince, loads of Reggae,  Air (the fusion group). The Bevis Frond, lots of titles on Stones Throw Records, The Fall, The House Of Love, Nico, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Brian Eno, Genesis, Gong, plenty of Soul CDs, Steve Reich, Minnie Ripperton, Porcupine Tree etc.
  4. Big Classic House and Dance Music collection featuring Todd Terry, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Mood 2 Swing and many more.
  5. Plenty of 80s Pop titles from Duran Duran, Japan, Echo & The Bunnymen, Soft Cell etc.
  6. Several Beach Boys reel to reel tapes, including Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile!
  7. Lots of great Reggae 45s, from Ska to 80s Dancehall. Several hundred came in this week – lots of Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, Junior Delgado, Joe Gibbs, Bob Marley, Tenor Saw, Jah Shaka etc.
  8. A good pal of ours brought in a great selection of titles featuring records by Neu, Emmit Rhodes, The Pixies, Sheer Mag, Joni Mitchell, Pentangle, Ramones, Incredible String Band, The Byrds… also quite a few 45s and CDs.
  9. Another semi regular seller brought in a small but great selection of higher scale LPs – with titles from King Crimson, Adorable, Dubstar, The Breeders etc.
  10. A big time U2 collector brought in loads and loads of U2 records – all his doubles and triples. From classic LPs to obscurities to foreign issues. We bought the whole pile.
  11. I sold in a small selection of top LPs from Serge Gainsbourg, Antisect, Brian Eno, Alton Ellis, Hugh Hopper, Sonic Youth and Bad Brains.
  12. Tonnes of really interesting Hardcore, Rave, Bleep and House Records came in from one seller. Loads of really under-the-radar titles. He must have been travelling round a lot. Some of the titles from memory were from A Guy Called Gerald, Sy-Kick, Formation titles you never see, Ecology, lesser seen Strictly Rhythms, Red Alert & Mike Slammer, Strategy, Nick Power, Oxford Ardkore, Pascal & Sponge, Matrix Rise, Onetribe, Origination, Basement titles, Metalheadz, Nu Groove. Loads more obscure bits that we hadn’t had in for time too.
  13. Loads of cool compilation LPs came in this week – including a whole bunch of French Pop and Psych ones (Ces’t Chic etc).
  14. Other records that came in this week: Mogwai box set, rare Prince titles, Trojan Records vinyl box sets, Warthog 45,Felt, Velvet Underground, Athens Of The North 45s, Cymande.

Loads of amazing records went out this week too:

A) Mountains of Indie 45s

B) Drum & Bass, Hardcore and Jungle 12″s

C) Dubstep

D) Post Punk LPs and 12″s

E) Lots of Classic Rock

F) Rap 45s

G) Psych CDs

H) The rest of the Disco, Boogie, Rare Groove 12″s

Plenty coming up this week – were out at a few collections which have a lot of potential and we’ll still be pumping out tonnes of new records everyday!

Toms putting this gig on this weekend:


We’ve got a special Top Ten this week! Actor and DJ Ben Miles (Coupling, V For Vendetta, Ninja Assassin, The Crown etc) is a regular customer at Reckless and we’re really chuffed that he’s done us an extra special Top Ten of tunes he bought at Reckless. Not only that but he’s also done us the first Reckless Mix of the tunes he’s picked for the Top Ten! Simply legendary behaviour!



This bounces like a ball. The original Bee Gees guitar lick is replaced by a stab-a-licious clavichord phrase, letting everyone know that this is a version of a classic pieces of 70’s pop disco that stands up easily on its own. The dub, when it comes, turns the track inside out and opens up a whole box of possibilities to follow on with. A classic.


The minute that guitar lick hits you, you know you’re not going anywhere. This is a sure-fire party beginner. Heads will nod and turn briefly to the booth. Before long you’ll have them. Every element fits like a glove. Southern Fried Funk gold.


Stay with me… This pays off in a big way. Like Africa itself – it’s huge; it’s beautiful. A real blender, this will emerge from any low tempo party beginner like a golden savannah sunrise and take your crowd to wonderful new places. Epic 80’s synth rock put through the gentle funk cycle with typical LNTG skills.


Exactly what it says on the label… an irresistible four bars of wah bass and nailed down drums, then those horns… those keys…those strings…that guitar lick… guaranteed to lift a room and spread a smile. Nice synth/flute solos halfway in, so stick in there…


Perfect Teutonic machine funk. When Kraftwerk met Shalamar… Sharp and smooth at the same time, this epitomises the time when those who knew how to program also knew how to groove. Robert Palmer fancied a bit of this, but The System are unbeatable here.


It always feels like it’s 5am somewhere in The East Village whenever I hear this. Simple, bold, funky experimental dub-funk that will have you swaying in electro bliss. The electric soul of 1983 at its modernist best.


This shouldn’t work: a poem about Martians put through a pitch shifter? A pre 808 break? Then someone gets on the faders and in comes the boogie. Back in 1984, these guys were channelling the future of the decade and dancefloors beyond. Even the chipmunk chant fits. 


THIS IS A REAL GROOVE. I FIRST HEARD THIS AT THE BACK END OF A HORRIBLE 90’S cd comp at the back end of the horrible 90’s and it came in grinning like a breath of fresh funky air. I asked myself what the f is this? Whenever I do that, I know it’s going to be a keeper. This is fabulous rework of all the best bits of Wood Brass and Steel’s Funkanova, beefed up with low end goodness by the master Mr. Ashley Beedle. A timeless piece of feelgood. Can be served alongside Joey Negro’s re work of Keep The Fire Burning for extra flavour.


The series of 12’s produced for The Human League by Martin Rushent in the early 1980’s are – in my opinion – total works of genius. Sonically they are as big and hard as a Sheffield bouncer, but much more fun. The things they were doing with their Rolands and Oberheims were way ahead of their time. If you get the chance, play the instrumental dub of Fascination alongside Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker for evidence. This track is one of the more abstract of those 12’s. The opening drum pattern hits you like The Glitter Band on Ketamine… then to work with huge reverbs and dubbed up pop, the like of which has rarely been heard since. Phil Oakey’s inspired lyric of ‘New York/Ice Cream/TV/Travel/Good Times…’ is high pop art.


This is a gem from the creative chaos that was New York City in the early 80’s, back when no one gave a shit about genre as long as the funk was with you. One long dub improv from the untouchable Francois K with no master plan other than to make you move like you never thought you would.

And heres the mix from Ben:

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Thanks a lot Ben – really appreciated!

And thanks for reading everyone, till next week, ttfn



Double Whammy

Hello hello,

apologies for the weeks delay – but here is a bumper double pack Blog just for you.

Written whilst listening to ::

…on a train passing through haunted Pluckley!

Its been a really busy couple of weeks here at Reckless with some serious buying. We also did all of the Reductions in the shop – so anything that had been out for a bit too long had the price cut. Plenty of bargains to be had – in particular there were a lot of reductions in the Indie and the New House & Techno departments! Plenty of L.I.E.S./Mood Hut/Perlon business in the cheaps now – bonkers. A few straggling big dogs were cut down on the rock side – but not many as most records tend to sell for the price we put them out at.

We finally managed to get paper bags made – we had been trying to find someone to do this for us for yonks. We still have plastic bags (we all know what its like when its pouring and you forgot a bag) but we’d prefer you to take a paper for the sake of the environment.

You probably hadn’t noticed until the last few weeks but our relatively new Air Conditioner has been going at full pelt – and the shop is a lot more comfortable now believe me. The widened shop floor also helps.

On with what we’ve been buying…in no particular order:

  1. An old friend of Toms popped in with a couple of bags of excellent records. They work in the music industry so they had plenty of great titles. From brand new LPs to reissue LPs to 12″s and plenty of original old LPs too (several great Numero comps, Griot Galaxy colour vinyl Third Man reissue, odd Soul reissues, BBE Popcorn compilation, Psychedelic reissue LPs – Meic Stevens, Lavender – Indie Rock from Yo La Tengo, Royal Trux – Rap from Fugees, Gang Starr etc, Reggae LPs from original titles to Soul Jazz comps, Dance 12″s from The Maghreban, Joy Orbison, Four Tet, Moodymann – Warp Records titles from Onehotrix Point Never, Bibio, Plaid – Punk LPs, Garage Rock titles on In The Red, Jazz reissues). As you can see there are loads of cool records here – and mostly in Tip Top condition!
  2. Scott went out to an incredible Disco Boogie collection the week before last. He had already been there 6 months or so before and purchased their Electro and Rap collection. Maybe you remember it – theres still some out – it was nearly all US original titles in shrink with the Hype Sticker. The Disco stuff is as good if not better – plenty of Classic titles from C-Brand, Teena Marie, Asphalt Jungle, Willie “Beaver” Hale, Goldie Alexander, D Train, Kerr, Conway & Temple, Komiko, Shirley Lites, Crystal Clear, Love Club, Arthur Russell, Candela, Al Hudson, The Whatnuts, Output, The Gents, Charles Mann, Esther Williams, Gwen Guthrie, Eighties Ladies, Cloud One, Henderson & Whitfield, Charles Earland, Fresh Band etc. Plenty of titles on West End, P&P, Prelude and lots of excellent mixes from Tony Humphries and co.
  3. Big ol’ stack of 50’s and 60’s US 45s came in – from Rockabilly to Soul to Garage to Doo Top to Girl Groups. Some decent bits from The Standells, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding and just under a hundred pretty obscure titles.
  4. Scott bought in the start (we hope!) of a cracking Hardcore/Jungle/Drum & Bass collection. Lots of great titles from Shut Up & Dance, DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer, DJ Mad Axe, DJ Apex, Ecology, DJ Seduction, DJ Trace, Sudden Def, Static Substance, Phuture Assassins, 2 Bad Mice, Urban Takeover etc). One of the 12″s has an amazing hand drawn sleeve with loads of E’s on it. I wonder what influenced that particular piece of art!
  5. Toru is still bringing in loads of fantastic Japanese titles from his last trip to Japan. Plenty of lovely Japanese pressings of Classic Jazz titles (Blue Note, Eric Dolphy Archie Shepp, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker), Anime/Manga Soundtracks, Classic Rock titles (Abba, Led Zeppelin etc – all with the OBIs).
  6. Good pal of the shop popped in yesterday with a huge stack of Dubstep wobblers. Nothing rare – and a bit loved but some wicked titles. Several of the Dubstep Allstars comps, plenty of Tempa 12″s, Benga, TRG, Pinch, Skream. Brings back ancient memories.
  7. Small but slamming Thrash Metal CD collection with titles from Slammer, Desaster and Dementia.
  8. More Metal and Hard Rock CDs (AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Carcass, Nile, Entombed, At The Gates…) as well as a copy of the Quartermass LP on Harvest a Wings Demo and some Pink Floyd from a house call.
  9. Rap CDs – although as I was not in I have no idea of what. But they certainly got some good money so I imagine that they were good!
  10. As ever a plethora of Classic Rock titles from various sellers :Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen, The Fall, King Crimson, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Tim Buckley, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell…
  11. Various high end Reissues from Sting, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Brian Eno. Some of these are pretty rare already.
  12. A great collection of 60’s and 70s roots titles spanning Reggae, Soul, Blues, Afrobeat and Gospel: (Lee Perry, Derrick Harriott, Dandy, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Millie, Afro National, Otis Wright). Lots of amazing sleeves – and of course, the best music.
  13. Scott bought in a fantastic 90’s collection of mostly Mo Wax/Ninja Tunes kind of gear – immaculate condition and great titles Tricky, Funki Porcini, Amon Tobin, GZA, The Invisible Force, Common, Propellerheads, Roots Manuva, Big Bud, Moodymann, cLOUDEAD, LTJ Bukem, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tony Allen, Serge Gainsbourg, Bjork, Aphex Twin, The Orb). There were also a couple of pricey titles from Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison.
  14. Toru bought in a small pile 0f 90s House and Rare Groove yesterday – the usual fare from Masters At Work, Lowreel, Roy Ayers, Shannon, Soul 2 Soul etc.
  15. Our newest employee brought in lots of stuff to sell after having it slightly too large the weekend before – bits of Reggae, pricey Jazz reissues, Cocteau Twins colour vinyl reissues, Black Metal CDs, Post Punk, various Low Company related titles.
  16. Pixies super fan without a record player brought in his full Pixies collection – he liked them a lot. So he has played these a lot. But why wouldn’t you? Some of the best records ever.
  17. Another good pal of mine brought in some top records this week. Some of the best titles I’ve seen in ages! Joe Hisaishi, Boris Kovac, Steel & Skin, Throbbing Gristle, Francis Bebey, Heldon, Goblin Tenebrae Soundtrack, R.A.W., Alvin Curran, Don Cherry, William Onyeabour, Roberto Aglieri).
  18. Large Psychedelic CD collection came in with hundreds of excellent titles. Plenty of rare ones, and high quality issues too. Titles from the usual Tomorrow, Davy Graham, Kaleidoscope, Tudor Lodge, July, Nuggets, Jefferson Airplane, Them etc.
  19. More CDs but on a more Progressive tip came in from Can, Porcupine Tree, Fotheringay, Curved Air, Nucleus etc. Some nice box sets too.
  20. Large 70s and Heavy Metal CD collection – touching on the Avant Garde at times: Electric Wizard, Scorpions, Bang, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Paradise Lost, The Durruti Column, Melvins, Budgie…).
  21. Another week another pile of Morrissey titles – this time various 12″s that came in with an Exodus LP and titles from King Tubby and Augustus Pablo,
  22. Duncan bought in a load of Classic titles from The Beatles, Genesis, Traffic, Led Zeppelin as well as various Folk and Tradition LPs from around the world.
  23. Some terribly spooky soundtracks came in too this week (Close Encounters of the Third King, Blue Velvet, Hammer Horror and Stranger Things which I fell asleep in front of last night).
  24. South Londons premier Dubstep dancer Kenny White popped in yesterday with a bag of trade : HC Jungle, DJ Trace, Stephen Encinas, Chain Reaction, old TTT, DNB and several Bongo LPs.


Thats not everything either – and as ever we have new stuff coming in everyday and new titles going out constantly. We are going to several collections this week which sound really, really good so watch this space and keep you’re eye on our Instagram !!!!









A Bathfull of Ecstasy

Good morning!

This Blog was written to……

I strongly advise listening to it in its full after reading this and flicking through the magnificent Bicycle Day book !

OK lets get started!

Whats come in this week?

  1. Top drawer CD collection – 500 titles, lots of great Deluxe and Mobile Sound Fidelity titles as well as a lot of Box Sets. Musically a mixture of Classic Rock, Indie, Ambient and Electronic. So; Nirvana, Queen, Porcupine Tree, Harold Budd, Roxy Music, Dolly Mixture, The Jam, Prince, The Beatles, Pearl Jam etc.
  2. Two huge boxes full to the brim of classic Drum & Bass. All in great condition – 95-mid 2000’s. Bad Company, Seba, High Contrast, Marcus Intalex, Ed Rush, Paradox, Reinforced, Good Looking Records, Hospital Records, Grid Recordings, Ram Recordings, Renegade Hardware, V Recordings, Virus etc. Nice to have these in in such good nick – all in the correct sleeves too.
  3. Tom has sold in some nice bits this week which have included titles from Shirley Collins, The Execute, Delia Derbyshire, Mariah, Motorhead as well as some Kent Soul comps, titles on Death Waltz and quite a few Hardcore Punk LPs.
  4. One of our regular sellers was in with his usual high quality Japanese Jazz and Rare Groove titles!
  5. Tom was out at a collection with several hundred CDs and some decent LPs from Senseless Things, My Bloody Valentine, Carter USM, Slowdive, Chapterhouse etc.
  6. Very friendly chap was in the other day with a pile of rare bits from Fairport Convention, Badfinger, Duncan Browne and Atomic Rooster. Apparently he has a lot more titles like this!
  7. Decent smallish collection of Heavy Metal and Industrial 12″s and 45s came in (quite a few were picture discs). Titles from Iron Maiden, Amen, Mortiis, Marduk, Def Leppard, Nine Inch Nails, The Darkness, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Incubus, Metallica, Queens Of The Stone Age etc.
  8. A small spluttering of Reggae, Dubstep and Deep House.
  9. Some unplayed Classic Rock titles – mostly new or reissues from artists like Steve Hackett and Suede.
  10. More Classic Rock – but a little more played! Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, The Stranglers, Fleetwood Mac, Can).
  11. Friend of mine popped in with a nice batch of Psych comps, some Nurse With Wound, United States of America, Punk 45s, some odd Jazz Rock reissues from France as well as some Reggae from The Pioneers and The Maytals.
  12. More Hard Rock and Doom LPs from Black Sabbath, Fu Manchu, Electric Wizard etc.
  13. A small and slightly tatty collection which luckily featured some rare U2, John Surman, The Sound, The Who and Robert Johnson LPs and 45s.
  14. More marked Disco/Rare Groove/Soul/Jazz from a regular seller who must only play his records after a few beers.
  15. More random bits that came in: Fabio & Grooverider comps, new Joy Division red vinyl reissue, Punk 45s, rare Dana Gillespie CDs, 2Pac/Rotting Christ/DJ Screw/Three Six Mafia/Screamers shirts, Rollins Band reissue LPs.

Plenty of collections coming up this week and the racks are looking very full at the moment – so nows the time to get down!


We will be holding another sale at The Ship in Soho in a month or so – this time it will be focussing on Soul and Dance. All records will be a £1, and we have made sure its stacked full of a lot of records worth a lot more. We just need some space!!!












Lots of Japanese pressings just in! – and more!!


This Blog was written to the sounds of…

Some wild weather this week and some wild buying!!

1) Toru is back from his trip to Japan. It sounds like he had a very good time and the DJ sets went well! Naturally he has brought back a lot of Japanese LPs as always. The first batch that he brought in the week was a load of top Japanese pressings of classic Jazz LPs. All top pressings, most of which come with the original obi – and all in high end condition. Some of the artists in the first batch: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, Elmo Hope Trio, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins etc. As always there are plenty more of these to come.

2) Two UK Garage collections came in this week, both verging on the harder almost Grime-y side of things. So lots and lots of records in variable condition but loads of interesting bits from: Nu Birth, Wiley, Todd Edwards, Locked On, Ice Cream Records, RIP Productions, Anthill Mob, EL-B, Roy Davis JR, Skream etc. There are also some dub plates!

3) A really great collection came in for trade on Monday. Exactly my kind of collection: Punk 45s, Reggae/Ska 45s and rare Psych, Prog and Classic Rock LPs. The Punk 45s are killer and feature the Vom single (pre Angry Samoans!), several Wire titles, rare bits from The Cure, The Carpets, Factory Sampler 2×7″, X Ray Spex, Gang Of Four, The Slits, Television Personalities, The Disco Zombies, Kleenex and many more. The Reggae and Ska were predominantly on the Trojan, Attack and Island labels – all 60’s to 70’s, all cleaner than normal. Whilst some of the titles are big rudely classics (Symarip etc) most of the titles were a little bit more unusual and less common (lesser known Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth, Horace Andy, I Jah Man, Linval Thompson, The Heptones, Lloyd Parks, The Gladiators etc). The Rock LPs were fantastic too – a proper Wedding Album from John & Yoko, Vertigo Black Sabbaths, Rolling Stones originals, the two classic Wire LPs, US original Suicide debut, Skid Row’s “Skid”, “Grotesque’ by The Fall, Fairport Convention Pink Island, Big’n’s from Black Widow, Bridget St John, Manfred Mann Chapter Three. Really great pile of records and we’re very happy to have them in the shop.

4) Small but perfect Grunge collection: Tad, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Screaming Trees.

5) Nice, small 60’s and 70’s collection came in – generally a little on the tatty side. Some of the titles are tough sellers but deep within it are two nice titles; Trees “The Garden of Jane Delawney” and a nice one from David Ackles. I personally love the Trees LP.

6) More recent material came from another Kentish seller – this time it was Burial, MF Doom, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, loads of Hip Hop LPs and some Dubstep 12″s.

7) Some very nice Scandinavian Beatles picture sleeves case in too – including several really rare titles!

8) One of my oldest pals finally decided to get rid of his CD collection which included: loads of Folk titles (Anne Briggs, Shirley well as some more contemporary Folk/Americana/Country artists), tonnes of Finders Keepers related bits (and things like the Blood On Satans Claw soundtrack), various Black Metal masterpieces from Mayhem, Bathory and Isengard, lots of Post Rock and Electronica.

The buying really picked up this week actually, heres some other bits that came in: lots of cool reissues of Japanese minimal music (Midori Takada etc), loads of Fall titles, Stax Soul us LPs, Ash 7″ box set, Damned 7″ box set, huge Trojan vinyl box set, some Philip Glass and Brian Eno, Heavy Metal (Quartz, Motorhead, Judas Priest), Rolling Stones box set, plenty of Dire Straits and Black Sabbath, lots of New Wave and Synth Pop (but slightly cooler than the usual – Residents, Chris & Cosey etc), big Blues collection – mostly CDs, Chrome LPs, Kevin Ayers LPs, Grateful Dead Record Store LP. We also had the new Joy Division cut of Unknown Pleasures and the latest Pink Floyd reissue.


Loads of absolute heat has gone out this week – a large portion of the above and

A) More Prog and Canterbury LPs from Kevin Ayers, Henry Cow, Caravan etc

B) Plenty more Punk 45s

C) Classic House

D) Some Soul and Funk reissue 45s (Athens Of The North etc)

E) Loads more Indie and Post Punk 45s

F) Some good Indie LPs from Guided By Voices etc

G) Lots of the classic 80s LPs from the big collection last week (Siouxsie, Sisters, The Church etc)

H) More Blues LPs – as soon as you think they’re all done we find some more

I) Although we are saving a load of Cheaps for our next Special Sale we put some top notch ones out on Friday – loads of Jungle, Minimal, Boogie etc.


Plenty more collections on the horizon so watch this space!

By the way if you see the new book about London Record shops – we highly recommend it!

Big Week!!!

Yo from Reckless!

Listening to this:

Simply a very busy week, with an awful lot of buying! Letsgeddit!

1) A very good friend of there shop has brought an awful lot of stuff in this week (four times!). It is a real mixture, but all killer no filler: Principe Records, Dean Blunt, UGK, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Paul Blackman (Rockers 12″), King Kong, Barrington Levy, Slipknot (very rare LP!), Tropic Of Cancer, Amerie, Lauryn Hill, Moomins, Patrick Cowley, DJ Hype, William Basinski, Bjork, Keith Hudson, David Bowie, Rhythm & Sound, Black Sabbath, Actress, John Martyn, Tim Reaper, Popol Vuh, Trunk Records, Motorhead, Joy Orbison, Prince etc. Some really cool records here! The Moomins LP gathered a lot of interest thats for sure!

2) Lots more newish stuff and reissues came in this week too. From several different collections!! ‘One collection (a young chap from Kent) was really good and featured Fugazi, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The XX, Big Black, Joy Orbison, King Krule, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Anderson Paak, Blood Orange, Gil Scott Heron etc. Another had a lot more Soul reissues but some corkers from 24 Karat Black, Cymande, The Jackson Sisters etc.

3) The largest collection this week was a bit collection of US and Canadian LPs. These were all pretty much Pop and Rock but they tended to be on the New Wave side of things. So lots of LPs from The Sisters Of Mercy, The Church, Talking Heads, The Feelies, R.E.M., The Undertones, Nick Cave, The Mission, Dinosaur JR etc. There were about 300 of these LPs – clean too!

4) Hell of a lot of Gospel and Blues LPs came in this week – quite a lot of it for trade against the recent stacks of Blues we’ve been putting out. Some great LPs too – some of those US private press ones where they use the same stock image. Love it.

5) Another friend of the shop popped in this week with a bit stack of decent (and some pretty rare) LPs. These included some nice US Motown LPs, Malcolm McDonald MFSL (the one with “I Keep Forgetting”), The Cardigans, The Doobie Brothers, some Hardcore Punk, Phil Upchurch (we had a few copies of this LP come in this week), Nebula Peel Sessions, early Lemonheads stuff, Stooges etc. More cool records.

6) Al bought a nice little batch of another very pleasant regular seller – Sade, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gong, Spirit. He also bought in a nice stack off another regular seller that featured reissues from Anne Briggs, Can, Tuxedomoon, some Northern Soul comps etc.

7) Whole pile of J Dilla LPs came in.

8) On the CD front its still been a little quiet (but that means that more 45s have been going out) but some decent ones came in from The Monkees and Mott The Hoople that were way OOP. It also looks like we bought a bunch of Frank Zappa and Jazz titles in. Bring us more CDs please.

9) Very big crusty pile of LPs came in that were well used – but in the pile were some rare ones including both the Rameses LPs. Its always nice to have a copy of Space Hymns in the shop!!!

10) Other nice bits that came in include very mashed Anarcho and Industrial LPs from The Mob, Chrome, Portion Control, Xmal Deutchland. Some nice Coltrane titles. Some Grunge reissues from Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam etc. Rudolph Johnson LP on Black Jazz. Several LPs from D-Beat legends Doom!


We put so much stuff out this week. The processing was through the roof:

1) Loads of Blues

2) 90s Techno and underground Trance (harder stuff don’t worry)

3) Punk 45s

4) Roots 12″s

5) Indie singles

6) Tonnes of Classic Rock and Prog LPs

7) Psych LPs – og and reissues

8) Lots of newish stuff from bands like Blossoms and Mac Demarco

9) Ravey business

10) Some more Old Time-y Jazz – with some Blue Notes mixed in.

—-Waiting for a tonne of Top Tens – shout us if you want one doing.

Till next week…

House Records, Psych Records & a spectacular Top Ten from Cam Deas!!!

Hi !!!

What gloriously sunny day…

Whats in…

1) Our dear friend DJ Vegetable dropped in several hundred interesting records yesterday. It is always such a pleasure to see him and the simply gorgeous Danny Bushes in the shop. Unlike the last few piles of records Vege sold in before he moved to Berlin these bad boys were more Acid, House, Techno, Italo House, Electronic – but as I’m sure you would guess way more interesting and obscure than you would expect from most collections. Around half of them are being held back for the next bumper sale we have – the other half may take a little while to go out but keep checking the racks and our Instagram!

2) Another good friend brought in a load of wicked LPs earlier in the week which consisted of: loads of Garage comps, loads of Minimal Synth comps (including a few pricey ones), reissues of rare Psych LPs, tonnes of reggae from Burning Spear/Fred Locks/The Metals/The Pioneers, some murky 80s business from Coil/Godflesh/Head Of David/Napalm Death and a couple of Sublime Frequencies comps.

3) Several of us at work have either recently moved or are in the process of doing so so are feeling the burn – which is why there are some great Punk, Indie, Minimal Synth, Cosmic, Post Punk, Kosmiche, EBM records going out…I have personally sold in some decent stuff from McDonald & Giles, Warning, Slipmatt, Hieroglyphic Being, Crass, Stasis, Hawkwind, Soft Machine etc.

4) A young chap came in this week with tonnes of newish stuff (at least from the last ten years) – a real mix of stuff but all super popular bits: Burial, Erykah Badu, Aphex Twin, The Roots, The Drums, Primal Scream, Radiohead, MF Doom, Boards Of Canada, Miles Davis, Bjork, The Pixies, Mutual Benefit, Tame Impala, Nirvana, Mac Demarco, Fleet Foxes, Iggy Pop etc.

5) Tonnes and tonnes of Madonna records have been sold in by loads of different sellers – cest bizarre!

6) A fairly regular seller who used to work for The Rolling Stones brought in some top items by (yes obviously…) The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Twice As Nice.

7) Some fairly nice Psychedelic and Progressive reissue LPs came in from Kaleidoscope, Tudor Lodge, Rainbow Ffolly, Gong etc.

8) Some severely used Anarcho Punk and Oi records came in and went straight in the £1 section – as well as a wonky Wicker Man soundtrack.

9) Several Classic Rock collections came in this week – usual suspects: T Rex, Nirvana, Pink Floyd (including another original copy of Dark Side Of The Moon), Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, U2, Jesus & Mary Chain, Grateful Dead, Queen, Lou Reed, Robert Calvert, David Bedford, The Sisters Of Mercy, Blondie, Judas Priest, Pentangle, Supertramp, The Clash etc. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of these have gone out this week.

10) Quite a bit of New House & Techno came in this week – and will be going out for super cheap so keep your eyes peeled. Plenty of LIES, Aphex Twin etc.

11) Another newish pile of records came in including lots of RSD related bits from New Order, The Mighty Boosh, Florence & The Machine (a massive box set) and a signed Snow Patrol LP. Some of these fetch a fair amount.

12) Tatty pile of rare records came in yesterday from Motley Crue (a 90s one), Radiohead, Guru Guru, Beck etc. Priced to sell!


So much decent stuff has gone out this week I don’t even know where to start, we’ve had a bumper processing week so the racks are full of top bits – get down the shop!


This weeks TOP TEN is from our good pal Cam Deas!

If you do not know this absolute legend then this must be sorted out RIGHT NOW!!! :

Rekki Recs Top 10

Gone for a mellow 60/70s top 10 after a heavy bank holiday, I can’t think about anything with a f*cking kick drum right now unless DJ Badboy gives me a gary and puts on Helm – The Sexy Edits 12”.

In no order:

Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru – S/T

Amazing Ethiopian pianist. Started learning some of this on guitar a while ago, beautiful melodies, rhythmically something else, I recommend sticking to her records. This and another EP were made available again by the excellent Mississippi Records, cheers.

Luc Ferrari – Hétérozygote / Petite Symphonie

Mego reissued these pieces last year, nice one. I heard it first on the massive 10cd box of all of Luc Ferrari’s electronic work, also wicked if you can find it. I once fell asleep/into some meditative state to Petite Symphonie on a long hungover train journey with my old ipod shuffle, every time it finished something heavy would come on and wake me up, ended up putting it back about 10 times to stay in that zone.

Shirley Collins – Love, Death & The Lady

Could have picked from a load of Shirley’s records, amazing output for 60 years now… but I put this one because I don’t have a copy and Rekki Recs promised to give me the next one they have in exchange for this top 10, thanks again guys.

Eliane Radigue – Trilogie de la Mort

This is the album I’ve used for years if I can’t sleep. Headphones on, you end up listening to the smallest details of these old oscillators beating against eachother. Can sometimes be slightly woken up in a particularly heavy section and think you’re in some hellscape though.

Robbie Basho – Visions of the Country

Incredible record. Was listening to Basho for about 10 years before I heard this since it was one of the harder to find before it got reissued by Gnome Life, and now it’s my favourite. Opener “Green River Suite” is gonna sort you out when you wake up everytime.

La Monte Young – The Well-Tuned Piano

Catch it while you can on youtube before yr man La Monte reports it and gets it all removed again. Amazing music though, 5 1/2 hours-ish of semi-composed, semi-improvised piano, tuned to perfection.

Bridget St John – Songs for the Gentle Man

Great record with faultless arrangements. Currently chosen as my morning alarm clock.

Robert Wyatt – Shleep

Got really into this one in the last couple years and listened to it a lot more than I ever listened to Rock Bottom. Dreamy vibe with a bunch of great players.

Bernard Parmegiani – De Natura Sonorum

The walrus man kills it with this classic, it’s another for sticking on the headphones and zoning the fuck out to a ton of weird sounds to fuck with your dreams. Can’t imagine the labour that must have gone into creating something like this in the mid-70s…

Bill Fay – Time of the Last Persecution

I’m not that into everything Bill Fay’s done, but this record is one of my all-time favourites now. Described on the Honest Jons site as “melancholy (borderline morbid) folk-rock that falls somewhere between Pearls Before Swine, Leonard Cohen, and a suicide prevention hotline.” I saw Reckless had a copy recently, went in to nick it but it was already sold.

Cheers Chris!

No problem Cam – Shirley Collins LP is in the post !!!

Till next week!


Loads of great new collections in!

Hello there from all at Reckless!

This Blog was written to the sounds of…

Firstly we’d like to say thank you to everybody who came down to the Sale, we will potentially be having another one in the next month or so. Most of the unsold stock was given to charity and we have a whole bunch of nice new things to go in the crates.

We have bought loads this week!

1) Luke sold in tonnes of gear; over a hundred records and it was as you can imagine – Synth Pop, Punk, Hardcore, Noise, Experimental, Library Music, Techno, Post Punk etc. Lots of good records! Wolf Eyes, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Beau Wanzer, Chelsea, Discharge, King Crimson, Pangea etc.

2) Toru bought in a great selection of UK Garage 12″s including several top bits from Groove Chronicles, Anthill Mob, MJ Cole, Todd Edwards, Tuff Jam, EL-B etc.

3) I had to raise some cash so sold in some top bits from Kevin Ayers, Heldon, Wackies Rhythm Force, The Move, Gilgamesh, Current 93, Ron Trent, Moodymann etc.

4) Al bought in a really nice pile of records including the Dolly Mixture LP (complete with the signed and numbered sleeve). Demonstration Tapes is such a great LP – and even the reissue goes for tonnes of cash now. Along with this were records from The Jam, Ramones, Death In Vegas, Dinosaur JR, Amon Duul, Chrome, Dead Kennedys, Sonic Youth etc. Some top records!

5) Some nice CDs came in this week including one small but perfect Psych collection featuring CDs from The Misunderstood, Pink Fairies, Nuggets, Soft Machine, The Zombies, High Tide etc.

6) Alan also bought in another very good Mojo-esque collection. The collection included an original sold triangle copy of The Dark Side Of The Moon, which was nice. Also lots of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Neil Young, Queen, Rush, Blondie, Tom Petty, The Velvet Underground, Electric Light Orchestra, Roxy Music, Abba, Leonard Cohen, Dire Straits, Paul Simon etc.

7) More David Bowie bits came in – including some picture discs and a 7″ vinyl box set. These won’t last long!

8) Tom bought in some nice Dubstep and Jazz cds.

9) Toru sold in some really nice records just before he went to Japan including lots of Carl Craig and some Japanese reissues of Jazz Funk and Jazz LPs. These are all on the wall.

10) Some really nice Soul, Funk and Disco came in again including bits from Marvin Gaye, Cloud One, Shannon, Funk Inc, some Strata East reissues, Motown etc. There were also quite a few decent Boogie 12″s in there (including some really rare ones!).


Some really great records have gone out this week including:

A) Loads of good Reggae – 45s to LPs. As well as a few really nice original Calypso LPs (which were pretty rare).

B) Lots of good Canterbury related LPs – as well as about 10 LPs from Van Der Graaf Generator (including some super rare pressings).

C) Still loads of Indie 45s going out – plus some good Dance and Hip Hop ones.

D) Quite a few EBM 12″ singles.

E) Dubstep 12s and CDs.

F) Lots of Laurel Canyon sound LPs.

G) Big pile of Finders Keepers (and similar) LPs – including Psych comps and oddities from around the globe.

H) Very rare Deep House 12″ from The New Age Orchestra.

I) Tonnes of mid 90s Drum & Bass.


Best 10 things I saw in the cheap sale last week

1) Loads of 12″s on Vibez including ones from Seba and Paradox – clean too!

2) We are IE original

3) So many sealed or perfect Soul LPs

4) Couple of Genesis originals

5) Some rare Dub LPs without sleeves

6) Loads of really cool looking old US House in shrink and in perfect condition.

7) Several De La Soul and Public Enemy 12″s

8) Betty Wright Light In The Attic reissues

9) Lots of great 90s DNB – including lots of Test presses with info sheets.

10) Mint unplayed copies of some unknown not even on Discogs Hardcore 12″s.


Thanks for reading, will be back with you towards the end of the week,


New Reckless Blog! Big Reckless Sale tomorrow (Saturday 18th May)!

Hi from Reckless!

Hope you are all well. This weeks Blog was written to no music at all as I have concussion again.

But here is a song for you anyway:

Fairly busy week as always; lets get started;

1) Decent Soul/Funk/Reggae/Boogie/Rare Groove collection came in this week. Lots of US LPs and 45s in varying condition. Despite the condition being a bit iffy at times there are some great titles here. From Cloud Ones’ Disco Boogie to Shadows’ funky Soca to Mr Fingers bringing the party. One for the rare Soul heads!

2) More new Indie Rock on vinyl; Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Nick Cave etc.

3) 5 Irish pressings of David Bowie 45s – these are loads in the book but won’t be that much in the shop.

4) CDs have been flooding in; from Soul to Latin to Free Jazz.

5) One of my pals brought in a nice and interesting pile of vinyl yesterday. We worked together for a few years in Greenwich and he always had good and interesting taste (and is now a wicked DJ!) so he always brings in good stuff. This time we had a load of Beatles 45s (including some interesting foreign issues), Hector Zazou (and friends) “La Perversita” original issue with inserts – an absolutely bonkers LP – loads of records from around the world; Chinese Folk, Nigerian Afrobeat, Italian Jazz, Exotica. Plenty of rare and obscure records!

6) Another big Hip Hop and R&B collection came in; with lots of big LPs and 12″s. It’s all mostly 90s stuff but it does go into the Jay Z, Beyonce, Cassie thing too. Lots of big dogs from The Notorious BIG, Cypress Hill, Run DMC, Gang Starr, Nas, House Of Pain, Mary J Blige, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest etc.

7) Small but wicked collection of Jazz LPs; several reissues of rarities as well as a few originals from Harold McNair.

8) Top, but small, selection of excellent Reggae records. Burning Horns from Tommy McCook (a lovely copy), some Scientist, Israel Vibration and some Lovers 45s. It’s nice to see a lot more Reggae coming in recently.

9) Several absolute trouser destroying rarities from Frank Ocean.

10) Some really top end Dubstep bits from Coki, Cotti, Cluekid, The Bug, Zomby etc. Lots of tunes I haven’t heard for ages that still sound fresh.

11) Two perfect Folk 45s from Shirley Collins and Anne Briggs. Very hard to find, especially in this condition.


Gone out:

1) Lots of New House & Techno – for outrageously low prices.

2) Some classic Drum & Bass/Jungle/Hardcore.

3) Lots of Sixties and Seventies LPs including a load of Byrds and Frank Zappa.

4) 80s Indie – including a bit more Synth Pop.

5) Hell of a lot of Indie and Sixties 45s.

6) Some premium Soul.

7) More Old School Rap – its a whole row now.

8) UK Garage and Tech House.


Tomorrow we have our very first Sale at The Ship (116 Wardour Street – its just a minute away from the shop).

We have amassed several thousand 12″s and LPs. Everything is going to be £1 (things will also potentially be cheaper later in the day). The records are not just a load of old rubbish. When I looked through the records the other day there were so many good records in there, the sort you’d be so happy about if you found them in a charity shop. We haven’t looked everything up either, so god knows what you could find in there. Fresh stock could be going out throughout the day depending on how much we sell.

It should be starting around 12. The Ship is a great pub if you haven’t been there before. Long standing music pub and one of the last in the area. So buy a pint when you’re grabbing a bargain!

A Synthetic Love Song

Yo from Reckless!!!

This Blog was written to the sounds of:::

You’ve caught me at a good moment as we just got Stereolab tickets for Ramsgate! Horrid wet day today but – Stereolab!

OK…bit of a slow start this week but then it just went bonkers

1) Two really good Synth Pop / Eighties collections came in over the weekend. Both collections were made up of titles from Depeche Mode (a hell of a lot of Depeche Mode records), The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Order, Soft Cell, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Sisters Of Mercy. As well as all of the standard LPs and 12″s there are also quite a few rarities including 90s LPs, Import Colour Vinyl 12″s and unusual pressings. Fair few of these have gone out – and a lot sold yesterday to one customer! But there are still some great bits to go out.

2) Flash forward 10 years please. Yesterday two very similar collections came in – both very 90s collections! Both featured 90s reissues of Classic Rock, Punk etc as well as rare 90s pressings from artists like The Cure, Uncle Tupelo, The Prodigy, Echobelly, Oasis etc. There were quite a few pricey 90s reissues (from looking online they are considered the best sounding issues – from artists like Marillion and The Cult. Other artists include The Verve, Bob Dylan, Belle & Sebastian, The Doors, Neil Young, The Band, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth e.t.c.

3) Someone who used to have a shop in Camden in the 90s brought in about 800 records yesterday too. The shop obviously catered to the Hip Hop market as there was tonnes of 90s Rap (nothing too rare though), loads of Classic 80s Def Jam, Electro, quite a lot of Rave, hell of a lot of Depeche Mode (it seems this week is Depeche Mode week!) and lots of random bits! There are quite a few random sealed 80s Electro bits here.

4) Alan purchased a nice little clump of rarities that included a live 90s Queen LP that fetches big money, a Rolling Stones US exclusive LP (which also includes a bag as part of the package) and a sealed Sade Audiophile LP!

5) Scott went to pick up a small but incredible collection of 45s (from someone who he had purchased the incredible Detroit collection from several months ago). It consisted of 45s from The Fall, great classic Soul bits from Ann Sexton and The Jones Girls, a few oddities and then a whole heap of killer, killer 80s Dancehall and Reggae 45s. I put up pictures of most of them on our Instagram but there are titles from The Abyssinians, Martin Campbell, Ini Kamoze, Barrington Levy, Yami Bolo, Yabby You, Lloyd Robinson (two different copies of the incredible Cuss Cuss), Dennis Brown, Augustus Pablo, Black Uhuru, Johnny Clarke, Barry Brown, Tenor Saw, The Vice Roys, Trinity, Linval Thompson, Mystic Revealers (the bad boy Got To Be A Better Way), Earth & Stone e.t.c.

6) Tom was out at a big CD collection just outside of London; he came back with a nice big batch of Classic CDs. Lots of top titles; Blues, Rock, Soul, Folk etc. There are also loads of CD box sets!

9) One of our pals brought in a decent selection of Punk and Hardcore – from D Beat to early Sub Pop.

8) Other random bits that have come in this week have been a bunch of Harold Budd and Brian Eno tapes, Stone Roses 12″s and 45s, Amyl & The Sniffers rarity (along with some Jerrys Kids, Crass and Comet Gain records), some Dubstep rarities and another batch of fairly tatty but cheap Hard Rock!!



1) Batch of the Minimalism and Improv titles from MEV, Terry Riley, Stockhausen, Glass, Eno.

2) Rap 45s including some rare ones from Black Sheep.

3) UK Garage, Hardcore, 90s Techno, Hard Techno, Classic House.

4) Blues (including a few super nice UK originals)

5) Classic Rock and Punk LPs

6) Indie 45s

7) Lots of Soul Jazz CDs


This weeks Top Ten is from the Total Control Collective!

1) Chris & Cosey – Heartbeat
2) OMD – architecture & morality
3) Ministry – with sympathy
4) Tears for fears – the hurting
5) Strawberry switchblade – s/t
6) Depeche mode – Black celebration
7) New order – power corruption and lies
8) Soft cell – non stop erotic cabaret
9) Pet shop boys – actually
10) A flock of seagulls – s/t

Bonus singles

Portion control – the great divide
Seona dancing – bitter heart
B-movie – nowhere girl
Camouflage – the great commandment
Eleven pond – watching trees

The four legends behind the Total Control collective have been DJing and putting on top nights recently; from Old Tower to Akitsa to William Bennett! Keep an eye on what they’re doing next here…

Thanks for reading, till next week!