Support your dealer! As part of our new Local Wax series, each month we will be hitting up our local record shops, asking for their top picks of recently released Australian vinyl. For this month, we’re keeping it in our neighbourhood. We took a stroll up the hill to visit Stephan Gyroy at The Record Store to ask what’s been getting some solid plays on the shop system.

Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet

Tornado Wallace Lonely Planet

​Top track: Trance Encounters

Label: Running Back

We’re diggin’ how this is completely current but also harks back to 80’s Aussie Wave and Rock. It’s like Ice House and Duran Duran made love on acid.

Midnite Spares: Compiled by András and Instant Peterson

Midnite Spares: Compiled by András and Instant Peterson

Top track: Poets of the Machine – Arabs

​Label: Efficient Space

Andras and Instant Peterson have collected a bunch of wonderfully random Aussie business. Our fave is Arabs: a track by Perth duo Poets of the Machine. It just oozes with personality and has a snappy little hook.

Sleep D – BSR 10.5

Sleep D BSR 10.5

Top track: Space Pillow

​Label: Butter Sessions

A rolling, acid-tinged psychedelic stormer with a grinding deep house bassline. Masterful production – listen LOUD.

M5K – Absolutely Real

M5K Absolutely Real

Top track: Can’t Never Get Enuff

​Label: Hobo Camp

The Miami Vice ethic of the cover is not just skin deep, it permeates this funked-out street-style release. Makes us want to have cocktails by the pool in pink leisure suits.

​VA – Ken Oath Records 002

Ken Oath 002

Top track: Caravan – Banksia

​Label: Ken Oath Records

6 track EP of dreamy, post wave, nu-nu-wave electronica (yes, we did). Laid-back, quirky tracks for the lounge room or the dance floor. Snappy old school drums.

Finding The Record Store

If you’re in town it’s definitely worth paying Stephan and The Record Store crew a visit. Stay a while and dig into some top quality selects.

 


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