Happy Record Store Day! Although I feel we should support record and music stores all year and not just one day of the year..I appreciate that there is a day dedicated to record stores. Records are the arsenal of a good DJ or Producer and you would be hard pressed to find one that is successful and hasn’t spent hours sifting through wax in a dusty, cluttered record store. Going through old music is a journey in itself, the music that passes through your ears, the crazy cover art you find and the people you meet during the quest for the perfect dig.
This video really embodies the true digger to me. Oxygen kills it and really breaks down the habits of diggin. Some dope drum breaks in the track produced by Gensu Dean as well as some video cameos by digging legends like Breakbeat Lou, DJ Forrest Getemgump, DJ Spinna, Amir..all filmed during the final days of the legendary Big City Records NYC before it closed. It’s sad to see great records stores like Big City close up, so hopefully we can remind ourselves that if we don’t support these businesses all year they won’t always be around.
Also big shout out to companies like Massachusetts’s own Get On Down who have been reissuing all sorts of great records with creative and interesting twists to keep it fresh!! READ NY TIMES ARTICLE HERE
Diggin at Big City Records NYC in 2009 (Mdeck)