A London Record Store Uncovers 24,000 Pieces of Rare Dance Vinyl

This is the crate digger’s equivalent of stumbling on a field of undiscovered dinosaur bones. A London shop called Vinyl Pimp was called to the home of a former vinyl distributor with a request to take away some records that the owner no longer wanted.

When guys from the shop showed up, they were confronted with 24,000 records that basically cover the history of UK dance from 1983 to 1993, one of the most important periods in dance music, full stop.

It was all there: all flavours of techno (Detroit to greebo); tons of house (again, all various from Chicago and acid on down); trance, pop, jungle and God knows what else.

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Congratulations to the guys at Vinyl Pimp. Keep an eye on their website to see what treasures they may end up on sale.

(Via Danny and The Vinyl Factory)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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