I had the pleasure of speaking with the CEO of SlyVinyl, Eric Hughes. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, the origins of SlyVinyl, his opinions on where RSD stands today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
In the early part of this past decade, the general music-listening public started to rediscover its love affair with vinyl. It became clear there was a need in the market for an affordable, quality, and easy-to-use turntable. That is where U-Turn came in.
Cityman Productions is a Vaporwave focused label out of Finland, run by Tony Vesalainen. For my money, they’re one of the best in the game and only getting stronger; perhaps after this interview, you’ll agree too.
If you head over to AnalogPlanet’s YouTube channel, that quote is what you will be greeted with? Is it true? Probably. At least to a certain degree. If anyone has the answers, or has a good shot at cracking the code, it’s AnalogPlanet’s Michael Fremer.
Record Store Day is an interesting topic. Some love it and some choose to pass. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that the vinyl resurgence and the emergence of Record Store Day walk hand-in-hand.
Bandbox vinyl is vinyl subscription service which has been around for a couple years now. In truth, if you’re a vinyl fan, you’ve a few of these to choose from now, but the people at Bandbox are good people, they’re indie and they’re doing it right.
Needle + Groove Records is one of the newer stores for vinyl on Long Island. What’s also awesome about Needle + Groove is the staff. Joe Macchia is the manager, and he’s holding it down and keeping Needle + Groove at the top of the heap.
It’s amazing how you can get an aura about someone from just their Internet comments; as soon as I started interacting with Tommy Alaska on Internet vinyl forums, I just knew he was a great guy, and one worth supporting.
In a short time, John has plunged directly into the deep end, and is just beginning to grow his channel and build an audience with his authentic and informative videos on all things vinyl and music.
Matt Earley is an industry veteran who has worn just out every hat one can wear, and Gotta Groove Records is a plant that is known for its gorgeous, stunning quality as well as their iron clad quality control.