We’re kicking off 2022 with a special Stacks and Burnt Hues bundle –a Play Series and Expansion match made in hip hop heaven. Inspired by the sound of old-school, underground hip hop pioneered by prolific crate diggers such as Madlib and J Dilla, they channel the sound of sampled beats and dusty chords that defined the sound in the early 2000s.
To celebrate, we’ve printed 100 special tapes loaded with audio demos and one-shot samples, and hidden them in six record shops across the world for a two-week treasure hunt. Whoever finds a tape and tags us in a picture on Instagram will get a copy of Stacks and Burnt Hues free! Half of the art of beat-making is getting into the record stacks and digging deep, so here’s what you have to do:
- See which store is closest to you and hop on the bus.
- Have a dig around, flick through the records, and find a tape!
- Take a pic, upload it, and tag us on Instagram with the hashtags #stacks and #burnthues.
- We’ll send you your serials
- Take the tape home and keep it forever, and pick up some new music from your local store on your way out.
Tome Records // 234 Graham Rd, E8 1BP // 15 tapes
Nestled on a street in Hackney since moving to its current home in 2018, Tome Records is a small, friendly shop stacked to the nines with new and second-hand vinyl and cassettes.
HHV // Grünberger Straße 54, 10245 // 20 tapes
An absolute must-visit for vinyl lovers visiting the city, HHV’s roots go back to bringing US hip-hop records to the city at the turn of the century. Almost two decades later, and the store runs pretty much every genre under the sun.
Brooklyn Record Exchange // 599 Johnson Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11237 // 15 tapes
A beautiful, bright haven of vinyl and more in New York’s Bushwick catering for everybody from casual music lovers to die-hard DJ collectors.
Revancha // Colima 110, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
Since 2015, Revancha has been delivering soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, afrobeat, afrofunk, latin, and much more to its visitors. Its owners discovered new music through sampled tracks in hip hop, and the store aims to connect its customers with different styles of music through its catalog.
Paradise City Records & Stuff // 5009 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
A ‘nerd heaven, filled with all the stuff we love and have loved,’ Paradise City Records & Stuff is a treasure trove of vinyl, VHS, old games, vintage tees, and the kind of things that take you back to the good old days. They stock a huge range of funk, jazz, hip hop, electronic, disco, and pretty much everything under the sun.
Tokyo & Kyoto
Jazzy Sport Shimokitazawa // Tsukada Bldg 3F-A, 2-19-17 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Jazzy Sport Kyoto // Yamato Bldg 5F, 19 Benzaitencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
A legendary independent record label and DJ collective with stores in Tokyo and Kyoto that specialize in jazz, hip hop, and plenty of unusual oddities, and play host to some of the respective cities’ most respected selectors.