Record Store Day at Amoeba (Berkeley)
Excited to be spinning an all vinyl set at Amoeba Music for Record Store Day this year! Details below:
Limited edition releases! Sales! Guest DJs!
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with one purpose: celebrating our unique culture and the special place record stores occupy both in their local communities and the world. Come celebrate Record Store Day with Amoeba Music!
We’ll have hundreds of limited edition exclusive releases available that day in-store only. RSD product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. No holds, no phone orders. Limit one copy per title per customer. We cannot accept any store coupons on RSD releases.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AMOEBA BERKELEY:
— We’ll be open from 11am to 10pm! (Buy counter hours: 11am-8pm)
— Record Store Day Gift Bags with purchase (while supplies last)
— LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY T-SHIRTS (while supplies last)
We will have limited edition Amoeba Berkeley Record Store Day 2019 T-Shirts available until supplies run out. A portion of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to the Community Music Center.
— SPECIAL SALES:
** 25% off used DVD & Blu-Ray
** 20% off turntables, used books, mugs & posters (including framed & collectible pieces)
— GUEST DJ SETS:
DJinti lives in Oakland. Between juggling the roles of family man and metal-manufacturing man, catch him juggling records at local nightlife spots around the Bay Area
12pm – 4pm – The 45 Sessions (Shortkut | Platurn | E Da Boss | Delgado)
The West Coast’s premiere all-7″ vinyl monthly event! The 45 Sessions was started by DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders in February of 2010. Having traveled all over, worked with Red Bull, Amoeba Music, Puma, and many more, the Sessions has proven to be much larger than its 7″ circumference. Little records, big sound — all 45s, all night! Come see what the hype is all about.
Shortkut is a founding member of three of the most iconic and influential DJ crews in history – Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkie Sound, and Triple Threat DJs. He is a numerous West Coast/USA DMC title holder and is responsible for creating some of the most influential DJ routines of all time, literally bringing new techniques to the genre.
A 24-year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world bringing phenomenal music to multiple corners of the globe, building a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community, and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions.
E Da Boss:
DJ E Da Boss has been in the game since 1983, when as a youngster in Newark, NJ, he tried to emulate local hero DJ Cheese on a Realistic mixer with no crossfader. A few years later, a friend introduced him to legendary DJ and producer Mark the 45 King, whose mixtapes inspired E to get into digging for old records and breakbeats. From there, E worked on expanding his record collection and his DJ skills.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Delgado had his first gig in 1991. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994, and began working at radio station KSPC, where he hosted the most listened-to Reggae show in Los Angeles for five years, still keeping on top of Hip Hop by hosting a well known weekly open mic night.
4pm: Amerigo Gazaway
With the breakthrough releases of 2011’s Fela Soul (Fela Kuti + De La Soul), 2012’s Bizarre Tribe: Quest To The Pharcyde (ATCQ + The Pharcyde), and 2014’s Yasiin Gaye: The Departure [and part two, The Return] (Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def + Marvin Gaye), DJ/Producer Amerigo Gazaway has put his unique stamp on the art of the mash-up, as well as music and DJ culture. The Nashville native brings his diverse sound styles to the Bay Area.