YOU DIG THIS | Record Store Day 2016

You Dig This

Checking out what to pick up and what’s hot as Record Store Day 2016 drops dozens of freshly pressed, ultra rare vinyl across london’s independent shops

Whether your after a rare Grace Jones re-release with never heard before extended club edits, J Dilla’s mega-hyped, over a decade in the making ‘The Diary’, a rare Zappa picture disc, or simply a reason to own Skrillex and Bieber on vinyl…Record Store Day 2016 is yours for the taking! As the 2016 version kick’s off we take a quick look at what’s hot to pick up whether you’re too hungover and shopping from the sofa or out drinking beers and digging through with the crowds!



Xiu Xiu pays tribute to David Lynch in a haunting and beautiful LP featuring the band’s

rendition of the music of Twin Peaks

Available @ Sister Ray Ace

100 Shoreditch High Street



Larry Leven’s digital release finally get’s a vinyl pressing. The double LP set feature’s

originals alongside some of the pioneering DJ’s finest remixes and edits

Available @ Rye Wax Records

The Basement, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln


Iron Maiden’s highly collectable, often falsely recopied and equally impossible to

find The Soundhouse Tapes. One time pressing, Only 5,000 copies made


Available @ Reckless Records

30 Berwick Street



Ain’t Laurent without the Yve’s!  Pick up Daft Punk’s lengthy, sultry unreleased blues remix of

Junior Kimbrough’s ‘I Gotta Try You Girl’ originally soundtracked for Saint Laurent’s 2013 catwalk

Available @ Phonica

51 Poland Street


Presley’s flawlessly remastered, limited 2LP set. Including the archival original recordings from

Lousiana Hayride, plus recently discovered material inlcuding the live version of

‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ and a brand new song ‘Little Mama’, all released for the

first time ever on vinyl.

Available @ Rough Trade East

Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane


Member’s website Vinyl Me Please release April’s Record of the Month, a very limited 20th Anniversary

pressing of Fugee’s ‘The Score’ featuring a 2LP split-color black & gold vinyl

plus a bonus gold 7″ with 3 never heard before tracks 

Available @ Vinyl Me Please


Grace Jones reworks The Pretenders and Joy Division on the original 1980 release of Private Life.

Featuring extended club edits

Available @ Phonica

51 Poland Street



Seminal Brit punk band The Slits cover Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard it Thru The Grapevine’ on the crystal clear

double A-side featuring  hits such as ‘Typical Girls’ and ‘In the Beginning There Was Rhythm’

Available @ Sister Ray Ace

100 Shoreditch High Street


Skillrex and Justin Bieber’s 2015 mega hit Where R U gets a vinyl release, beside other pretty

picture discs pressed for Record Store Day such as James Bay, and Bieber’s full length

multi number 1 ‘Purpose’

Available @ Sister Ray Ace

100 Shoreditch High Street


Wake Up You! Pays homage and brings to light the funk and psychedelic

fury of lesser known and forgotten Nigerian musicians that created thrilling, original rock music

throughout the 1970s and propelled artists like Fela Kuti to stardom.

Available @ Rough Trade East

Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane


‘Joe’s Garage’ one of the most iconic albums in Frank Zappa’s mammoth catalogue and Bowie’s ‘TVC 15’

hold it down for Record Store Day’s  7″ rarities making the rounds. Sure to get snapped up quick!

Both Available @ Sister Ray Ace

100 Shoreditch High Street




Sniffin’ Glue creator and punk legend Mark Perry releases a new double side with his band Alternative TV

Featuring raucous title track ‘This Little Girl’

Available @ Mark Perry | Alternative TV


J Dilla’s highly anticipated posthumous album, over a decade in the making finally drops!

Features include Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Pete Rock and NAS among others.

Available @ Rappcats

record store day 2016 is on april 16th, check it out at:


Words by Tracy Kawalik
Photos by Tracy Kawalik, Sister Ray, Rough Trade, and Reckless Records

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