Unbeknownst to most people, yesterday was CassetteStoreDay, although for the most part, it slid way beneath the radar. It’s a very small, niche market. While there has been a resurgence in collectors of retro cassette tapes, vinyl seems to the more popular format to invest in. Blame it on the hipsters and record labels.
The ramifications of these new breed of collectors popping up have severely affected the value of certain records those of us have spent years, if not decades, scouring the world to find. To physically hold in our hand that one holy grail record – only to find some douche bag distributor decided to repress it on an 180-gram vinyl and selling it in stores like Urban Outfitters.
Besides the generic companies that tag-and-bag these uninspiring represses, there are those rare companies that take things a step further, redefining the art of re-releases. One such company is Get On Down.
Known for their special attention-to-detail, GoD ups the ante with every release; whether it’s adding an actual chess set to GZA’s Liquid Swords CD box set to this incredible bundle set for Rammellzee and K-Rob’s “Beat Bop” complete with a carry case featuring art by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Now, Get On Down is offering a 7″ set of Camp Lo’s classic “Luchini (aka This Is it)” which is “part of the Get On Down’s popular Jukebox 45s series, printed on translucent blue vinyl and is housed in a custom Profile 45 RPM sleeve, modified from the label’s classic 12-inch sleeve design from the ’80s.” The thing that would have really set off this release was if they b/w the song’s original sample, Dynasty’s “Adventures In the Land of Music.”
Order it on Get On Down now.