Mixdown's Guide to Record Store Day 2018: The Record Store

Stocking records, turntables and everything in between, The Record Store offers a comprehensive vinyl record experience right through to desk service for turntable repair and vinyl framing that's "way better than those rubbish IKEA cardboard ones." When you're planning your strategy this Record Store Day, make sure you pay the team at The Record Store a visit.

What do you love about vinyl records?

The goosebumps they give you at high volume!

 

What’s your best advice for record collectors?

Buy an Ortofon 2M blue hifi cart. It changed our lives.

 

Which record do you think will be the most popular on Record Store Day?

The Air - Sexy Boy 7” die-cut picture disc should be fun.

 

How many records do you generally stock?

We have about 1500-2000 records listed in our database at any one time, and then we also have about 20 crates of $10 uncatalogued second-hand records to dig through.

 

Are you holding any special events for Record Store Day?

Yes indeed. We are putting on a free BBQ from 12pm – 3pm, we’ll have DJs playing live sets in store from 12pm – 6pm. Beers will be a-flowing. We’re also co-presenting a record fair at Cafe Lounge (just across the road) from midday – 5pm. Oh, and we’ll be giving away a custom, limited RSD slipmat with any purchase over $100.

 

What’s the most unusual record request you’ve had?

This never gets old, but we specialise in electronica and every once in a while, someone will come in and go, ‘Have you got that record that goes …” Hearing people sing techno is hilarious.

 

Find The Record Store at 255b Crown Street, Darlinghurst, NSW. Record Store Day will take place on Saturday April 21.

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