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FilltheGap, RSD, Store News -

Hello everyone So RSD was meant to be this Saturday. In lieu of the awesomeness and music filled marvel that Record Store Day entails the wonderful people at BBC 6 Music are promoting #RSDFilltheGap - an online campaign encouraging record buyers to support their favourite store (hopefully us) by purchasing a record you've always wanted but for some reason never got from the shop's website thus 'Filling The Gap' in your collection. So have a think, and this Saturday if you care to take part and get a long-sought-after LP / 7" / CD then go for it and share your purchase via the hashtag...

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Store News -

In line with government recommendations the shop will no longer be open to customers until further notice.

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Derrick May, Locked Grooves, Mayday, Rhythim Is Rhythim, Store News, Techno -

Rhythim Is Rhythim / Derrick May / Mayday ‎– Innovator (Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet) – 2020 Reissue If I was to pick a favourite, it would be hard to choose from Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The Belleville Three, the godfathers of techno: creators of music that defied logic and quite simply shouldn’t have existed in the 1980s. Thirty years or more later their respective labels - Metroplex, Transmat and KMS – remain as much of an indicator of quality as they did at the time. This high-quality output translates to sometimes extortionate prices where vinyl records...

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Hip Hop, Locked Grooves, Madlib, Madvillain, MF Doom, Rap -

LOCKED GROOVES #1 In the midst of the country's lockdown the Sister Ray team have vowed to bring a little insight into the albums that are soundtracking our isolation. First up.... MADVILLAIN - MADVILLAINY (STONES THROW), 2004 By the early 2000s Hip-Hop had, arguably, stagnated somewhat. The gangster rappers that made the '90s rap sound so edgy and febrile with innovation had either made it big and mellowed out or vanished into obscurity. Aside from a few auteurs like Ghostface and Kool Keith a lot of former heavyweights just sounded a little...short of ideas. Also (on a more personal note) the...

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