Vinyl has made a comeback in a huge way with 2014 seeing a 49% increase in sales. Add that with all of the unique and limited pressings and global success of Record Store Day and you have quite a movement going on with both DJ’s and collectors alike are grabbing new releases and are always on the prowl for older records.
This Sunday Beat Swap Meet a travelling record swap meet based out of Los Angeles that hosts huge events there returns to Dallas for its 2nd show. There will be a dozen vendors on site with records and also urban art for sale as well as a diverse lineup of local DJ’s providing music for the event. Plans for more shows in Dallas in the future will consist of food trucks on site, b-boy battles and live graffiti demonstrations.
The Beat Swap event will be from 12-5pm at Club Dada in Deep Ellum, there is a $3 cover charge when you bring a canned food donation to help the local food banks. Discogs a worldwide online database of music that allows people to not only seek value about records but also sell online will be on hand that day as well as Saturday afternoon from 12-4pm at the new vinyl superstore Josey Records for a Q&A session for anyone to record collecting or long time diggers.
Club Dada – 2720 Elm St Dallas
Josey Records – 2821 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway #100, Farmers Branch
The first photo is DJ Spinderella from Salt N Pepa who was on hand to dig for records.