CVC 008: Vinyl Dealers

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Miyagi Records (Chicago)

Miyagi Records is a Chicago-based record dealer since 2002. They specialize in the obscure and classic - Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, World Music, New Wave / Industrial, Hip-Hop, Disco, House in LP, 12inch single, & 45rpm formats. Influenced by the hyper-curated, hidden away vinyl shops of Tokyo, Japan, their goal is to become your 'secret spot.'

South Rhodes Records (Chicago)

South Rhodes Records is your home for all Hip-Hop, Jazz, and R&B music on vinyl. Well, not quite all. We recognize that there is more music being produced now than ever. And we can't possibly stock everything, nor do we seek to. With a focus on quality over quantity, we offer the classics everyone knows and loves along with other vinyl essentials for everyone's collection. In addition to new and reissued vinyl we also specialize in sourcing hard-to-find original pressings.

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A1 Records & CDs (Indianapolis)

Longtime Midwest record dealer specializing in new/used Hip-Hop & R&B vinyl that curates crates specifically for each record show from their inventory of over 25,000 records. Everything from original out-of-print 12’’s and LP’s to recent import 7’’ singles.

Aadam Jacobs (Chicago)

Aadam has been selling records for decades, and now he brings his knowledge and inventory to CVC. With a focus on Rock music, you’ll also find soundtracks, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please ask!

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Beverly Phono Mart (Chicago)

Beverly Phono Mart is a Black & AAPI owned business on the south side of Chicago. They offer new and gently used records at a fair price.

Cartridge Thunder

Cartridge Thunder is a record label based in Chicago, IL. They produce and distribute officially licensed collectible media, primarily on the vinyl format. In addition, they are authorized distributors of today's most exciting producers in the collectible space: NECA, Mondo, Light in the Attic, and more.

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Jaytoo (Chicago)

A legend in the Chicago Hip-Hop + DJ scene, Jay's deep, vinyl-only sets mirror his deep crates at the Dealer's table.

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Mississippi Records (Chicago / Portland)

Mississippi Records is a small label run by Gordon Ashworth and Cyrus Moussavi. The Mississippi Records retail shop is in Portland, Oregon and runs separate from this website. The label is based in Chicago.

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No Requests (Chicago)

No Requests is the off-shoot record shop of the Feeltrip record label and artist collective based in Chicago IL. They specialize in local music, screen printed apparel, 'zines, posters, and anything DIY. They hold monthly events throughout the city and work / collaborate within Chicago's vast DIY scene.

Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl (Chicago)

Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl, a woman- and minority- co-owned storefront at 1659 S. Throop, specializes in used records; vintage hi-fi audio components and equipment; cameras and accessories; and art, culture, and design books.The store’s entire inventory is hand-selected and curated by owners Nuntida Sirisombatwattana and Peter Kepha.

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Sonorama Discos (Chicago)

Sonorama Discos is a DJ collective made up of Charly Garcia and brothers Eddy and Marlowe Baca, that for over ten years have been sharing their love and passion for vintage Latin sounds in all rhythms and genres. They've held several dj residencies around the city and have contributed to several indie radio shows including an ongoing regular program on Lumpen Radio based out of Bridgeport. In the past six years the collective have run a small independent record label with 10 releases to date featuring contemporary bands both locally and internationally.

Third Hand Records (Chicago)

Thirdhand Records is a record dealing business with brick and mortar/label aspirations. It started with two friends selling parts of their collections online during the quarantine. They sell all genres, from folk to classic rock to local Chicago indie bands.

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Tropicalazo (Chicago)

Small, independent online record monger of all things Tropical and beyond for more than 10 years.

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Wild Prairie  Vinyl & Vintage (Chicago)

Wild Prairie is a buy/sell/trade resale shop in Humboldt Park ~ we specialize in vinyl records and vintage clothing from the classics to the eclectic! 

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CVC 006: Vintage Vendors

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Black Moon Vintage

Black Moon Vintage is a vintage clothes pop-up by Cam & Olivia. From band tees to formal wear, their collection includes digs from the 1950s - 1990s. Find them popped up around Chicago or on their Instagram.

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Dimo Dolls

Dimo Dolls is a new, used, & vintage clothing seller with all items found by them - sister, sister.  Shop their inventory of 80s, 90s & Y2K gems, streetwear, deadstock, accessories and more.

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Molasses

Founded in 2020, MOLASSES was created to provide a sustainable online shopping solution and an alternative to participating in the cycle of fast fashion. Creator and founder, Shea Morrill, has worked in retail for over a decade, with a resumé spanning small designer boutiques, to non-profits, to the tech side of corporate retail.

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NotNotSry

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Very Gaudy

Bright colors, bold prints, and uniqueness. Very Gaudy is a mix of vintage and trendy fashion, all things eye-catching. Black-owned and carefully curated. Gaudy is good!

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Wild Prairie Vinyl & Vintage

Wild Prairie is a buy/sell/trade resale shop in Humboldt Park ~ we specialize in vinyl records and vintage clothing from the classics to the eclectic! 

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CVC 006: DJs / Live Performers

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La Queen

Thelma Uranga aka La Queen is a Chicago-based DJ and a self-proclaimed Juana of all trades. Thelma collects a variety of records with a special love for house and freestyle music, which are nods to her childhood when her sisters played both on repeat. She loves setting the vibe on the turntables with feel-good jams that include disco, house, R&B, and more. She also dabbles in the Latin music of her youth, or señora music, as she likes to call it. When she’s not spinning, Thelma loves thrift store shopping, baking pies, and cuddling her dog Tula.

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DJ Volcán

Yoalli or DJ Volcán was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico. They have been spinning records with Chulita Vinyl Club in Austin, Texas since 2016. They have played records in Mexico City, Puebla, New York, and Madrid, among other places in the U.S. They collect and spin Latinamerican sounds, but also, sixties psychedelic music and many other genres from the world.

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Backpack Beatz

Devante Jefferson, also known as Backpack Beatz, is a producer & DJ hailing from Milton, FL. Backpack has been DJ’ing for 10 years collectively, but just recently started using the crates he samples to DJ.  A relatively new member of the Chicago vinyl community, Backpack’s only goal is to spread the vibe of good music with every set.

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Hameedullah

Hameedullah is a Chicago-based DJ, producer, and emcee. While you’ll likely see him spinning records around the city, you’ll also find him cooking up beats and rhyming as well. He’s influenced by hip-hop but also all of the other musical elements that make up hip-hop, with each finding their way into his wide-ranging DJ sets.

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Kida Darling

Kida is a south side purveyor of vibrant style expressed through fashion and soul music from all different eras. If it connects to the human experience and has some soul in it, you can find Kida spinning it on decks across the city!