One of my hobbies is collecting records. I do it largely with the intention of using the to DJ with but not always. The following are my 2 most recent additions.

Dub Echoes – Various Artists

I was very excited when I found this record. It popped up in a record shop which I wasn’t very optimistic about finding anything that I was really looking for. Thankfully I asked the shop assistant if I could look through a box of Reggae LP’s he had lying under the counter. Dub Echoes is actually a documentary, one of my favourite music documentaries which follows the history of dub and all of its manifestations and influences in modern electronic music. The records features dub greats like King Tubby and Lee Perry coupled with more contemporary artists such as Harmonic 313 and Kode9. Great Record

Elephant – The White Stripes

It’s been a long time since I bought a record that wasn’t electronic or ‘danceable’. However, the White Stripes are one of if not my favourite rock bands of all time. Elephant is a modern day classic, featuring tracks like ‘seven nation and army’ and ‘hardest button to button’. I am slowly but surely building a catalogue of records not used for djiing but rather for the sake of collecting. Next White Stripes LP: White Blood Cells, which is suprisingly hard to find