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044. Alex Kosogorin

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Nottingham, UK

Importance of the project – where do I start – have been going to record shops for the last 30 years.

Omega Records in Winsford, Probe Liverpool, Eastern Bloc Manchester, Red Rhino York, Rough Trade Camden, Disque Islington, Sister Ray/Selectadisc Soho, One Up Aberdeen, Penny Lane Chester, Fopp (when it first started) Glasgow, Cobb Records Porthmadog, Funky Monkey, Ohmygosh, Anarchy, Kettle of Fish and Selectadisc Nottingham, currently Phonica, Sounds of the Universe and Rough Trade London and many others I’ve forgotten the names of.

There’s nothing like actually crate digging and either coming away with a great tune/album that you’ve never heard of before or finding something you’ve been after for ages.

The first and last record I bought:
First: I like to think it was Blondie ‘Heart of Glass’ but it was probably Rolf Harris ‘2 Little Boys’/’Court of King Caractacus’ – great double A side and still pulling the crowds in at Glastonbury.

Last: This week from Phonica in London Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno ‘Dog with a rope’, a 12″ mash up of Bob Marley and the Streets ‘Lively up the street’ and ‘Minimal Elvis’ a house reworking of the King singing ‘Fever’.

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