For a modest second occasion in 2022, it's Record Store Day this Saturday.
Back in April, we hosted the first, mostly-normal RSD event at Drift since the pandemic, with people queuing and even coming in the building. However, due to the 'temporary' strains on manufacture and distribution, a really good chunk of the exclusives ended up being held back for a second bash this June 18th. It's not Drop Two, it's not a rewind, it's RSD Late Day!
+ Shop the June exclusives online here.
+ Shop the April exclusives online here.
So is any of it any good?
😂 Well, funnily enough, this little June collection has actually got some absolute gold to be had.
Viktor Vaughn's (MF DOOM) long out of print Vaudeville Villain is a must have, as is the self-titled LP from Detroit rock royalty The Rationals. Soul Jazz also have a couple of killer compilations with Studio One Classics and 100% DYNAMITE!
A big day for the jazz-heads (heya), with Chet Baker feat. Ennio Morricone, the hugely exciting Miles Davis Live In Montreal, July 7th, 1983 and Wewantsounds go a decade earlier for Freddie Hubbard's seminal and highly revered 1973 concert Music Is Here.
The gold medal however goes to Tidal Waves Music, who release FOUR absolute belters, with; P-Funk movement co-founder Clarence Eugene "Fuzzy" Haskins, Jazz guitarist Calvin Keys, Cecil Johnson Lyde Holden aka “Home Boy” and Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers' In My Prime. Lord!