For all you record fiends out there - I've just returned home from a heavy digging session in East London and with a nice batch of beats to add to the piles of wax here at DAILY DIGGERS HQ. In fact, I hit an unfamiliar spot today which I had been to once previously only to find it closed. Persistence always pays off in the diggin' game, so I returned today armed with my portable with the aim of getting busy in the crates by midday, and the rewards for making a second trip came thick and fast. Now I ain't gonna blow up this spot just yet cuz I have a few more trips to make before I spread the word, but suffice to say I flattened the six size D batteries in my portable before I left. The shop has been around for several years and is fairly well known amongst collectors and DJs in-the-know. What I like is that this place has loads of decent funk nicely cordonned off in wooden crates and old hip hop 12"s and LPs stashed under the record racks. I gotta say it has been one of the most interesting spots I have hit of late, so without a doubt I will be back there in the next few days for a second helping. I get bored of seeing the same old records about town in the Funk & Soul racks, but this shop is different; the entire stock comes from someone who themself collects funky music so the records filed neatly in the racks reflect this fact. I ain't gonna say no more in case I give the game away ... but you can be sure next time I will take my camera with me, grab some flicks and share the scoop with you all when I get back to the lab.
In the meantime, I'm gonna drink a fresh brew, sit back and relax, and enjoy some of the records I copped today - a handful of break 45s and some vintage hip hop 12"s. Why don't YOU make yourself a cuppa and join me...?
DAILY DIGGERS DIGEST 26th January 2011