Rook Records co-owner Louis Headnod graced the decks at the shop for our official launch, bringing the finest hip hop vinyl all expertly blended with some tasty instro / acapella combinations chucked in for good measure!
First touching the tables in 1987, Mr Thing has been non-stop perfecting the art of DJing since and is now one of the worlds best. Touring the world with an understanding of records and music that is second to none, he always creates flawless and exciting sets mixing some of the rarest records with some of the best loved records ever heard with an apparently effortless ease!
For our October in-store he graced the decks at Rook Records, bringing an incredible selection of 45s, spanning hip hop, soul, jazz-funk and gospel. This is seriously not on to be slept on!
A Sicilian now based in London, Daniele Mizar is a DJ and record collector inspired by the warm sunny atmosphere of Southern Italy and influenced by a passion for Samba and Latin Jazz. About this mix: “This is a journey through Italian music culture. I wished to showcase some of the finest records coming from “Il Bel Paese”, paying homage to some of the greatest hits of the past as well as shining a light on contemporary gems. Supporting and celebrating artists producing quality music today will always be a central aspect of my selections.” Daniele is part of the new DJ collective project farconers, broadcasted the latest episode of his radio show “Mizar Cultura” on Balamii Radio and you can find him regularly playing across venues in London – Brilliant Corners, Café 1001, Grow Hackney and 91 Living Room among some of them.
Ricardo Paris is a Portuguese-born DJ / record collector based in London. Since the young age of 13, music and record collecting have always been a big part of his life – records were always around the house and playing on his dad’s old Pioneer record player. But it is not until ’95 that Skateboarding, Hip-hop culture and all the jazz/soul sampled tracks became a love in his life and a deep inspiration within his eclectic DJ sets. For our October in-store, London DJ and collector Ricardo Paris came through with a selection of Brazilian gems and Latin grooves.
For our October in-store, London DJ and collector XELA stepped up to the decks to provide his favourite afro gems, disco and house flavours. If you don't already know, you can check him out playing at Brilliant Corners or Voices Radio, as well as many other London spots! If you're interested in hearing more can check out his new DJ collective project All Corners: Expect sounds both far and near, from samba to salsa, bossanova to breakbeat, house, disco, boca and more - this show is about introducing you to new flavours from around the world...
Rook Records welcomed Maz to the decks on our launch of 9th Sep. Having DJ'd at various bars and clubs around London, as well as being part of the successful hip hop night Racailles, Maz stepped up to the Rook decks with an excellent bag of 45s, spanning hip hop, latin and jazz-funk.
Rook welcomes Bruce La Danse, Sheffield based digger, collector, selector and dancer. Westival and Tzara resident DJ and co-owner of the forthcoming Painted Lady Records. For his episode he'll be taking you through some disco and afro sounds, with a touch of Zouk chucked in for good measure!
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Another incredible DJ set from our shop launch, this time from Vandorta. When she's not flipping records at Soho's Sounds of the Universe, she's out spinning across London. Her distinctive brand of reggae and dub always brings the vibes and never fails to put us on to new music!
The first video from our official shop launch on September 9th, and what a way to kick things off! Mukatsuku Records head-honcho Nik Weston paid us a visit with some incredible 45s, from reggae to dub, rare groove and beyond!
To celebrate our private shop launch in July we invited a few of our favourite local DJs down to spin some records. Deejay Nye came through with a bag of Japanese City Pop records to make you dance and smile!