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Digging In The Crates

Published August 15, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

Been some time since we’ve hit up the record spots in Shanghai, but good to see that others have been sleeping too! Here’s a handful of things we picked up the other day, all for 5rmb!

 

General Caine – Don’t Stop / For Lovers Only 12″

One of the boxes we dug through was full of 80’s boogie funk and soul. Most of it wasnt that great, but here’s a nice little number we picked out, strictly for the lovers!

 

MTume – You, Me and He LP

Another one from that box. Nice album from MTume with a couple of great tracks. This track was used in Grand Theft Auto apparently

 

Dabrye – Instrmntl LP

This one I was particularly happy about finding. Mint condition copy of this classic beat album, very hard to find these days.

 

Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up (Portishead RMX) 10″

Having just seen Portishead live in the UK (which was fantastic by the way), was nice to find an old Portishead track I’d never heard before from the Dummy days

 

Global Communication – 76:14 LP

Mark Pritchard and Tom Middletons landmark album from 1994. Possibly one of the best ambient albums ever made. Picked up not 1 but 2 brand new copies of this!

 

Patricia Smith – It Ain’t All That Easy 12″

Nice lovers 12 that doesnt come around all that often. Been finding quite a bit of 80’s lovers rock recently in Shanghai actually

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Digging In The Crates with Jase and Pucci

Published May 30, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

A couple of weeks back Sub-Culture had the pleasure of hosting DJ Jase and VJ Pucci from The Beats – Saigon. They were in Shanghai for a few days, so a couple of days before the Shelter session (where they smashed it by the way!!) we went to the record spot to get our fingernails dirty. I hadn’t been for a while, and the place is a bit hit and miss, so I wasn’t really expecting much, but oh was I wrong! I picked up around 35 pieces, and Jase and Pucci had a whole box full! Here’s just a few of the picks that i dug out…

 

When we arrived at the record spot, I started digging through a few boxes and found a handful of brand new Trojan record re-issues. The guy running the shop noticed that I was quite excited and pulled out a whole bunch of Trojan 10″s, all brand new! Cloak and Dagger, above, is one of my favourite Perry productions and, funnily enough, my Dad gave me the album as a wedding present just a few weeks before (thats why the site has been a bit quiet of recent if you didnt know). This was one of the 10″s and it has 4 killer versions of the track.

 

Another Perry production, this one on a 12″. I have the album version of this on a 10″ but this is the 12″ version. Classic!

 

And another classic Perry cut. I remember my Dad used to play an ex-rated version of this by Prince Buster. I dropped this tune last week at Shelter and the pressing is really heavy! Really nice bass on this one. Also got Know Love on the flip, another great cut.

 

Back when i used to play a lot more hip hop, this one was a staple in my sets. Wu-Tang are pretty much my all time favourite hip-hop group and have heavily influenced my listening habits over the years. Nice to have this on a 12 again.

 

Slept on this when it first came out and been really getting into Steve Spacek recently, so well happy to find this. Absolute belter of an album!

 

Not particularly hard to find at all, but nice shiny new 12 of this. Great summer tune!

 

Other honorable mentions go to DJ Food – Kaleidoscope LP, EPMD – Strictly BusinessLP (original pressing!), DJ Shortkut – Blunted With A Beat Junkie LP and a Trojan comp called Rebel Music.

 

 

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