Wax to Watch For on Record Store Day

Record store day is just around the corner and the shops are prepped and ready for the influx. Known for exclusive releases and reissues on this hallowed day, these special records make Record Store Day great. Though most of the best are surprises on the day itself, we poked around and found a few records we can’t wait to snag tomorrow.

DJ Pierre Presents – Acid 88 Volume 3 (Afro Acid Plastik)

Acid house pioneer DJ Pierre who ‘thought to twist the knobs on the Roland TB-303 in such a way that it created an entirely new (and at that time, totally bizarre) instrumental sound’. Acid 88 celebrates the origins of Acid House by featuring a selection of new Acid tracks from legendary artists and fresh, rising talent. This one is essential and will probably be well stocked. Preview it here.

Landlord – I Like It (Blow Out Dub) w/ The Maghreban Remix

From the mists of 1989 comes The Landlord with this monolithic slab of rave history – I Like It. Instantly recognisable, those widely sampled piano stabs, that bassline…. it’s all there. Produced by Canadian super-producer and Big Shot Records label owner Nick Fiorucci this much sought after rave anthem was highly prized and coveted by those in the know back in the day, no-one had any idea as to how huge the record would become as it soundtracked every dancefloor, warehouse, field and loft from ’89 onwards, this is it, the real deal!

Ethik – The Glass Dome (Kompakt)

Originally released on CD in 1993, two Kompakt legends are reissuing a RSD exclusive that defined ‘the Sound of Cologne. Joerg Burger and Wolfgang Voight are Ethik in this timeless take on early electronica/IDM.

Fabio Monesi – WLSRSD2019 (Wilson Records)

Two dancefloor killer cuts directly from Fabio Monesi’s tape archive. This one is limited to two hundred and fifty hand-stamped cuts by the label boss. Known for a ‘sound that land somewhere between vintage, dusty Chicago house and analogue-driven hardware techno’, this Monesi special it worth keeping watch. Snag an early preview of the snippets.

808 State -Four States of 808 (ZTT)

Limited edition 4 x 12″ box set exploring four very different sides of 808 State; Haçienda-inspired acid house classics, Thunderdome-inspired full-frontal aural assaults, renowned collaborations, and downtempo sonic baths. Featuring 27 tracks across four discs, including rare and previously unreleased mixes, hidden tracks, brand new artwork and liner notes. Includes three previously unreleased tracks and three previously unreleased on vinyl. The entire set is remastered from the original master tapes.

Various Artists – Disco Not Disco (Strut)

A reissue from the originally Y2k release, this admittedly left-field release boasts Yoko Ono, Steve Miller band and more pressing into a triple pack of wax. From the generation that’s said to inspire modern movers like LCD Soundsystem, this VA is a safe bet for any collection.

Various Artists – Long Distance Love Affair (Super Disco Edits)

LTD edition handnumbered gatefold 2LP celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super Disco Edits. The labels first album consisting of 18 unissued soul tracks from the 70’s & 80’s featuring formely formerly and highly collectable SDE 45’s and 5 formerly unreleased tracks from the likes of Buddy Hankerson, Dennis Coffey and groups who never made a single release like Mother Braintree and Between the Two.

Jacques Renault – BK RSD (Let’s Play House)

Brooklyn-based D.C. native Jaques Renault dishes out for tracks of dance floor ready house simply titled after his surroundings. Three reworks and a single original make up the exclusive 12″ that will be digitally available after the fact. Classic sounds, go get ’em.

Jungle By Night – Livingstone Remixes (Dawn/Rush Hour)

When the Rush Hour crew speaks, we listen. This one features remixes from the Amsterdam-based bands fifth album ‘Livingstone’. Ron Trent and Kuniyuki were tapped for this Dutch RSD essential. Check out TRN premiere.

See ya out there!