I want to explain how important this Saturday is for Rainbow Records - Anderson, SC and Indie Stores around the country like us. Record Store Day started 11 ye...ars ago, as a giveaway day, in celebration of Independent DIY music culture with very little to no major label backing. What started as word of mouth, only few knew, to now people camp out for hours.
Over the course of a decade, millennials revived and spring boarded vinyl. Labels took notice. The past 10 years of vinyl has been fun, challenging, and a learning curve for most. It has brought a sense of togetherness and belonging to a generation thrown to the wolves.
This is a culture, the culture of the Independent Music Store. Where every person from any walk of life can come and enjoy the power that music brings through these doors. Not just vinyl, but CD and cassette.
So, this Saturday is Record Store Day in it’s 11th year. But every day is Record Store Day if you keep the Independent shops alive in this country. With big box shutting down, Indies are springing back to life. It’s a roller coaster for us in this Independent business, but it’s what we love. It’s who we are. We, like you, are music fans / crate diggers / Tape heads.
Hope to see many faces in the near future.
What’s coming out Saturday, you ask? 👇
Yo! Wednesday means we are back at @thefirmamentgvl tonight! Gonna be doing special guests and rotating in different DJs monthly. Would love to see you out tonight. I’ll be there 10-2, special guest @jj4tay on drums!
DJs interested in getting in rotation should definitely come check it out. Got a lot of spots to fill this year.
Things you should request tonight:
Any Puro Pari remix by Delirious & Alex K...
Poison by Bell Biv Devoe
Something from the 400 Degreez album
Disco / Funk (any era)
New Freezer (yea I said it)
Old Jay Z
Tribe Called Quest
Anything ZHU has ever put out
Not necessarily in that order, but could also be in that order.
I wanna see you guys out tomorrow night! Gonna have pizza specials, drink special, Wicked Weed on tap and me providing the soundtrack with a hella sound system.
Perfect way to get through the midweek hump! Lets party!
Encouraging Reminder -
DJ's: Always trust your instinct. If you know about a song that's really dope, play it out, make it work. Step out of the comfort zone. ...
Party People: If you hear something you've never heard before, try to enjoy it! Embrace the fact that you can go out and hear something different than you heard in your car on the way to the club. There's a good chance if the DJ is playing it now, that next month you're probably gonna love it. Step out of your comfort zone.
TL:DR - Step out of your comfort zone.