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Record Store Day Saturday April 20th!
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013by Get On Down Staff Comments (0)

Record Store Day Saturday April 20th!

With this coming Record Store Day around the corner (Saturday, April 20th), we thought it would be a cool idea to give everyone a sneak peak at what we have dropping that day. For participating U.S. stores where these exclusive items can be purchased in-person, visit the Record Store Day website.

First up we have by popular demand, GZA Liquid Swords Chess Box : Vinyl Edition. After the success of  last years CD Version, we got countless emails asking about a possible vinyl one. So you spoke, we listened.


GZA Liquid Swords Chess Box : Vinyl Edition includes a 4 LP set, 2 LP of the original album, plus 2 LP of the instrumentals.  In addition it comes with an in-depth liner notes booklet with input from GZA (interviewed by journalist Chris Faraone) as well as artwork reproductions from the original release and singles.

The GZA Chess Box : Vinyl Version also comes with a sticker pack featuring the characters from the cover. Each is separated so they can be arranged how ever you’d like to stick’em.

This also comes with a full-size wooden chess set, which can be played on the chess board printed on the inner lining of the box. All this comes housed in a 13 x 13 x 3 hard case box with a magnetic clasp.

Next up we have something extra special. As a prelude to this summers upcoming book Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession (to be published by Get on Down) we have a Dual Flexi 7″ release which pays tribute to the Roland TR-909 drum machine.

The book, which is written by Get on Down co-founder Joe Mansfield, is something we all have been looking forward to for some time now. This unique package features two 7” flexi-discs (one clear, one orange) in a gatefold package. Included on these flexis are the sounds of the famed Roland TR-909 drum machine; narration and explanations by the legendary Schoolly-D, one of the machine’s early masters in the mid-80s (who is interviewed in Beat Box); cuts by DJ 7L; and instrumental remakes of the drum tracks for Schoolly-D’s “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” and “Gucci Time,” programmed on the TR-909 by Joe himself.

Instrumental remakes of the drum tracks for Schoolly-D’s “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” and “Gucci Time,” programmed on the TR-909 by Joe Mansfield

To whet appetites for Get on Down’s upcoming Premium Edition Box Set of Non-Phixion’s classic indie hip-hop full-length The Future is Now (Summer 2013), this 7” – with both songs produced by Necro – is offered for Record Store Day as a tribute to the late 1990s indie hip-hop resistance. Featuring MCs Ill Bill, Goretex and Sabac with DJ Eclipse, the group retains a rabid fanbase to this day.

Make sure you hit your local participating Record Store Day retailers so you don’t miss out on these and other great releases!