With so much music becoming digital many pros and cons have come forth. With less at stake, more "artists" have taken the liberty of filling the internet with numerous musical projects of questionable quality. However, there is something about the quality of music pressed on wax that still persists into this technological age. Despite if it be the large album covers, the crisp sound, or the collectable factor vinyl still persists to this day as a valid music listening format. Events like the DC Record Fair showcase such a modern passion for vinyl. Taking place at the Riot Act Comedy Club, the DCRF showcased numerous vinyl vendors from all over the East Coast with music from every imiginable genre. On a personal note, I ended up finding: Tha Alkaholiks "21 & Over", Brand Nubian "Foundation", DAS EFX "Straight Up Sewaside", PMD "Business Is Business", Fat Joe "Represent", Killah Priest "Heavy Mental", Method Man/Redman "Blackout!", The Stop The Violence Movement "Self Destruction" (Single), and Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M." (Single). The DC Record Fair was a great event, and if you happened to miss it the next installment is worth putting on your future event list.
Lots of digging ahead. Part of what makes buying vinyl fun is the process of finding each one. Looking through the stacks, builds up the anticipation, for what you will eventually discover.
The fish that got away. I found GZA's "Liquid Swords" project from 1994. Sadly, the $40 price tag was enough to deter me.