Hiatus Kaiyote, The Rolling Stones and more of the best Record Store Day 2021 releases dropping June 12

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Hiatus Kaiyote, The Rolling Stones and more of the best Record Store Day 2021 releases dropping June 12

(Source: Record Store Day Australia)
Words by Sam McNiece

Along with records from Ocean Alley, Colemine and MF DOOM.

Record Store Day, usually once a year, comes twice in 2021 with two socially distanced drops on June 12 and July 17.

This idea of turning a record store into a social hub, is a fantastic tradition that allows vinyl enthusiasts to support their local record dealers and get one-off and limited run releases. A few stores will even have live bands and performances throughout the day.

If this sounds like something you dig, we’ve compiled five of the best new releases coming on June 12th for this iconic day.

The Five:

  • The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary Edition
  • KMD (MF DOOM) – Mr. Hood: 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Ocean Alley – Lost Tropics Repress
  • Various Artists – Soul Slabs Vol. 3
  • Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Arthur Verocai – Get Sun 12″

Read all the latest music news here.

The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary Edition

The Rolling Stones are arguably the world’s greatest rock and roll band. This record, Hot Rocks, was their first compilation album, originally released in 1971, spanning the first seven years of their mammoth career.

Featuring hits ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, ‘Paint It, Black’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’, this 21-track collection is a must buy for stones fans.

This reissue has the original gatefold artwork, a set of embossed lithographs with photographs by Michael Joseph and is pressed on translucent blue and black ‘splatter’ vinyl. If that’s not enough, the whole compilation has been remastered by Bob Ludwig and the lacquer was cut at Abbey Road Studios.

Get in quick to release your inner Jagger.

KMD (MF DOOM) – Mr. Hood: 30th Anniversary Edition

This release is the late, great MF DOOM’s first release with group KMD, where he started honing his craft as a dense vocalist and one of the most enigmatic producers in hip-hop history. KMD (Kausing Much Damage) has a more approachable and comfortable feel than DOOM’s later productions, a sentiment of the time it was released.

Originally released in 1991, this repress ships with a full colour OBI and a tri-coloured record pressing, with the original cover art in tact.

This one’s for die hard Hip-Hop fans and chillers the world over!

Ocean Alley – Lost Tropics Repress

Five years after its original release, Ocean Alley have unveiled their repress of their debut LP, Lost Tropics. This album was a landmark moment for Ocean Alley, moving away from their early reggae style and into psychedelic and surf-rock territory.

Spawning singles including the introspective opener ‘Lemonworld’ and sun-soaked ‘Holiday’, one of Lost Tropics’ strengths is its eclectic nature, stemming from the band’s shared desire to push their own creative boundaries and continue improving their craft.

This essential repress comes in its original album jacket with an aquamarine and transparent orange vinyl finish.

Check out our interview with Ocean Alley here.

Various Artists – Soul Slabs Vol. 3

A collection of represses from the Colemine record label, Soul Slabs Vol. 3 showcases artists with both large and small success.

This compilation of 23 diverse 45’s from Colemine is usually one of the fastest selling releases come Record Store Day. Featuring tracks from Bubaza, The Winston Brothers, Monophonics and The Harlem Gospel Travelers, these old school soul jams will keep you feeling good through the winter months.

Soul Slabs Vol. 3 is pressed on red vinyl and limited to 5000 copies worldwide. Go support your local record store and grab a copy while stocks last.

Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Arthur Verocai – Get Sun 12″

Melbourne’s Neo-Soul superstars Hiatus Kaiyote release this twelve inch ahead of their first new LP in six years, dropping June 25th.

Gaining international acclaim and respect with their debut and second records, this highly anticipated release is set to be one of the best albums to come out of Australia this year. Hiatus Kaiyote received nods from Anderson .Paak, Drake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar all sampling their music, further boosting their international appeal.

This release features the Get Sun track along with an instrumental, accapella and locked grooves for use in sampling/DJ sets. Pressed in their home town of Melbourne, Australia, this record also contains sheet music for playing along at home.

This one will be tough to find, especially in Australia. Good luck!

We hope you find the gems you’re searching for this Record Store Day. Make sure to support your local during these trying times.

For more information on what’s being released, check out Record Store Day Australia.