What VINYL RELEASE is top of your list??? Record Store Day 2019

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Record Store Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 13th April 2019. 
Phonica Records London…

Phonica Records London…

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 are excited about releases from AtJazz, Anderson Pak, Louie Vega, Dj Pierre, Roy Ayers, Prodigy, Alex Arnout and many more!

The full list of RSD 2019 releases are available here.


Helping independent stores

So, Record Store Day isn’t perfect, and yet it seems that it does generally help those little independent shops to keep afloat.

That can’t be a bad thing, not only for those of us who love flicking through racks and selecting purchases, but also for our diminishing high streets and the music industry in general.

Get yourself down to your local independent record shops and grab some WAX – and then do the same at regular intervals all year around, so that the UK music sector keeps thriving!

Phonica Records - London & Piccadilly Records - Manchester are personal favourites of mine!

You can find you nearest participating record store here


Rega RSD 2019 limited edition turntable…

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This years limited edition 2019 Rega Record Store Day turntable.

Available from participating Rega dealers and independent record stores, this turntable will be available to collect from record stores or Rega dealers on April 13th 2019.

Limited to 500 units, this turntable is a custom made version of the Planar 1 Plus turntable with built in phono stage pre-amplifier.

You can find your nearest Rega dealer here

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Dr Pete Dale, Senior Lecturer in Music, and a self-confessed vinyl junkie said...

“Vinyl's analogue is different”

There is no aural benefit to be had from listening to a CD compared with a soundfile on your computer, smartphone or iPod: you get a digitally-created sound which sounds continuous but which is actually made up of tiny little bits of sound so small that your ear can’t directly notice the gaps.

Vinyl, however, actually does give you analogue (that is, continuous) sound: whether or not you prefer vinyl records to the digital sound of CDs and computerised soundfiles, there is no question that the sound is different.

The analogue sound of a vinyl record has a ‘warmth’ which arrives not only from the analogue sound but also from the frequency range which the sound reproduction can allow. It is also possible to enjoy the ‘surface noise’ which vinyl produces, as indeed John Peel once claimed to do.

Chino Vv’s Rega RSD 2017 Pete McKee turnable and Omar S limited edition red vinyl purchased from Phonica Records London.

Chino Vv’s Rega RSD 2017 Pete McKee turnable and Omar S limited edition red vinyl purchased from Phonica Records London.