Today is Record Store Day (22/04/17) all over the globe and we’re all geared up for it. Besides all the YMC staff hitting different spots around London there’s basically a party going on outside our Soho store so we cannot really avoid it (thankfully).
“Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.”
We may have mentioned it once or twice but our Creative Director and co-founder, Fraser Moss, is not only the biggest vinyl collector in the company but also the biggest we know. The musical guru has kindly put together his 5 alternative vinyl suggestions for Record Store Day from the vaults of his vast (and we mean, vast) vinyl collection.
12″ Roberto De Simone – Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie
This is the rare 12″ version of Secondo Coro Della Lavandaie from the Italian modern opera. A bizarre hypnotic dance tune first played out at David Mancuso’s legendary loft parties.
12″ Christiane F – gesundheit!
Not particularly rare but a great slice of post punk mutant disco from this infamous German lady, just listen to Wunderbar & be transported to the Bahnhof Zoo.
7″ Brainticket – places of light
Highly sort after 45 from this oddball experimental Euro krautrock band containing the tripped out funk places of light from their cult LP Cottonwood hill.
7″ Bizunesh Berkele – Simhin Salanesaw .
Beautiful vocals from the First Lady of Ethiopian funk a tricky 45 to find in good nick.
7″ Visitons les planetes avec Goldorak
This kids French Canadian comic book/record of the Japanese anime series contains Michel Robidoux’s & Pierre F Brault mind blowing cosmic disco track Les Planetes.