CVC 011: Vinyl Dealers
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.'
Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl (Chicago)
Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl is a destination, specializing in rare and pre-owned vinyl records, plus premium Midcentury furniture and home decor. They are the only boutique of this kind located South of Chicago and neighboring South Suburbs. A unique shop for vinyl record and home décor collectors/enthusiasts.
Del Pueblo Records (Chicago)
Del Pueblo Barbers & Records, located in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, was founded by friends Jon & Leo during the Summer of 2020. This unique project on the Southside combines their passion for hair cuts & rare deep cuts in all physical formats. Del Pueblo Records carries an array of genres but prides itself with its heavy Latin American catalog ranging from scarce tropical rhythms to regional Norteño & Tejano gems. "El Disco es Cultura".
Greg Dalphond (Chicago)
Holding down a powerful stance of anonymity he has still managed to keep a global clientele happy. Bedroom djs to well known producers, djs & label owners. From first meetings in the street to second visits in his home Greg D has accommodated E Da Boss, Adrian Young, Peanut Butter Wolf, Natasha Diggs, Akalepse, Supreme La Rock, Monk One, John Cardiel, J Roc, Rambo Salinas…and the likes.
Imperial Records (Chicago)
Fueled by a strong love for music and audio quality Jack Johnson has been collecting for the majority of his life and is now taking steps into the world of vending. After selling privately for a few years, Jack is working on developing his brand by the name of Imperial Records specializing in jazz, blues, metal, and rock of all kinds.
Round Trip Records (Chicago)
Round Trip Records is one of Chicago's newest Northside music shops. Founded by 2 long-time collectors, they focus on vinyl but also have a healthy selection of CDs, DVDs, Cassettes and Books.
CVC 011: DJs / Live Performers
Ariana’s vision to unify our diverse world through her music easily shows when you hear her live. She’s an open format DJ that infuses all genres of music in her sets, from hip hop, reggaeton to house and trap.
Big Once has been mixing and cutting wax for over twelve years. He got his start as a teenager; putting out mixtapes, spinning house parties, and working with several local bands and emcees. Big Once broke into the Chicago hip-hop scene while still in college and he has steadily been building his rep as one of the most in-demand DJs in Chicago and the midwest.
Cat man, lifelong Chicagoan & Edgewater resident; Eric is a lover of BBQ & spinner / digger of records. He tried spinning BBQ but it was too messy, since he has stuck to blasting cool & raw 60s & 70s Soul 45s.
After rifling through the record collections of his parents, his friend's parents, and his family, Grant knew at an early age he had an odd obsession with vinyl. This passion led him to begin South Rhodes Records but before he even sold his first record, you could find him placed squarely behind a set of 1200s. Expect soulful tunes of all eras with a focus on the classic and modern era New Jack Sound.
With a love for DJing that began in grade school when using two tape decks to spin basement parties, TREW’s main aim is to weave a common thread through seemingly disparate genres.