G’Day folks. Today is an extra special day. Know what I’m saying?……No I’m not talking about 4:20. I’m talking about Record Store Day…..and 4:20. About 10 years ago digging for vinyl used to be a weekly if not an everyday thing for us. Vinyl was the hot shit. The only choice we had, and it was beautiful and soothed our soul. In today’s digital age, things are much different. Vinyl still has its place though and it is important to pay homage and celebrate this amazing format. Pay homage to sound quality, pay homage to physical manipulation, pay homage to analog, and pay homage to us as people who are analog by nature. So clean your needles folks and get ready for one of DTH’s favorite holidays, Record Store Day.
Many record stores in Metro-Detroit are gearing up for the day with exclusive events and specials. Some stores will be carrying releases and re-issues associated with the official “record store day”, and others will simply be having sales on the records they sell. There will even be live music at a few places to enhance the record browsers vibe. We are happy to see so many record stores getting excited for this important day. For us at DTH, record store day is a celebration of vinyl and an effort to keep our local record stores alive. Here’s a list of what’s happening and where to find the best deals on the best wax.
Peoples Records – 3161 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
This store is mostly a second hand store but they do feature new releases from Detroit House and Techno artists such as Omar-S, Moodyman, Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall and others. 20 Percent off to anyone who asks about record store day.
Detroit Threads – 10238 Joseph Campeau, Hamtramck, MI
They will be having live DJs from the Detroit Techno Militia playing all day long in the store from 12-9pm. You can jam while you shop to one of Detroit’s best selections of Detroit-based vinyl.
Melodies and Memories – 23013 South Gratiot, Eastpointe, MI
One of the better selections of vinyl in the city will be very busy on record store day. Many gems from House to Techno and most anything else you could want will be found here.
Hello Records – 1459 Bagley St., Detroit, MI
Having a big sale on a wide selection of House and Techno
Stormy Record – 13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI
Having hourly specials on all vinyl in stock, including a dedicated House and Techno bin.
Found Sound – 234 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI
They will be carrying official record store day releases. At night they will be having a live concert by Passalaqcua in the store.
Flames – 51 Hancock, Detroit, MI
Having a sale on all records. Open 12-6. This store does a lot of work in the community for persons with disabilities.
Solo Records – 30118 Woodward, Royal Oak, MI
They will be having releases specifically for record store day in stock. They also have a dedicated House and Techno section