The Mulletover co-founder reminisces about a childhood spent in record shops and picks out his all-time favourites.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Candi Staton – ‘You Got The Love’. I remember going into my first independent record store when I was twelve years of age. It was called Bluebird Records, based in Bromley, south of London. Back then record shops were places where kids would go and hang out on Saturday afternoons. DJs would play in the shops and kids would buy the records the DJs were playing. I remember this one guy dropping a hardcore mix of ‘You Got The Love’ and that was my first 12″.
Your favourite ever record?
That’s such a difficult question. I tend to have new favourite records every week! At the moment I’m buzzing off Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – ‘Agboju Logun’ that my girlfriend actually introduced me to. Amazing record that keeps going and going and is an absolute African delight to listen to. I’d like to own it but it’s £150 on Discogs.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
At the moment I’m thinking of Burning Man as it’s that time of the year. In keeping with that and thinking of the playa and the sun coming up from Disco Knights Camp, probably Pachanga Boys – ‘Time’ creates a very special moment.
The last track of the night?
Rolling Stones – ‘Heaven’. Such a beautiful record. I’d love to hear that played by Ricardo Villalobos on the terrace of Amnesia.