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.
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!