Monday, 30 July 2007
Since the turn of the Millenium we have seen many changes in our world; more advanced technology, threats to world security, the growth of the internet, climate change, and more depressingly (if that's possible!) a massive downsurge in vinyl sales and the demise of our beloved record shops.
So, and I'm sure many of you diggers will agree, we're left with less and less spots to hit for that next dusty beat fix, particularly here in London. OK so the boot sales and record fairs turn up the odd gem still, but I'm having to
travel further and further to find enough crates to appease my diggin frenzies!
My fiending for more records wasn't going away that easy! In times of change you have to adapt to your new environment. I was already spending hours swapping wax with friends to fill the record void, and it dawned on a group of us to make this a regular thing. Hence RECORD REHAB was born!
That pile of trades by my front door was going nowhere, so it made sense to invite a posse of record heads over to the Daily Diggers lab to bring their trades, bring the noise, and nerd out on their latest finds, make some trades, play our own beats etc.. I never expected it to become a regular event, but for over four years RECORD REHAB has been a regular summit for the vinyl-infected. With regular members and also a collection of most-welcome stragglers, some great records have made appearances both in terms of educating each other, and also in the trades pile. Hell I even copped a crispy OG copy of MAIN SOURCE "Think b/w Atom" 12" at REHAB! Just what the Doctor ordered!
It's a place for us vinyl nerds to get that shit off our chests. We can talk run-out grooves, discuss dusty drum breaks, and generally sniff round each others crates! Plus my favourite - the "break to the beat" competiton has been resurrected just for REHAB. I'll name that tune in one!
VINYL LIVES ON!