CVC 021: 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.'
Groove Thang (Chicago)
RS3 will be selling 12" and LPs of house music, hip-hop, R&B, synthpop & many more.
A legend in the Chicago Hip-Hop + DJ scene, Jay's deep, vinyl-only sets mirror his deep crates at the Dealer's table.
Pinwheel Records (Chicago)
A record store in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago carrying new & used vinyl.
Roger's Records (Chicago)
Roger's Records travels the world to bring you the finest vintage vinyl one can find. With a focus on jazz, funk, and soul Roger's Records' also has choice rock, country, and pop discs to add to your collection.
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.
Small, independent online record monger of all things Tropical and beyond for more than 10 years.
CVC 021: DJs / Live Performers
DJ Cruz has been a vinyl DJ/vinyl collector since 1987. Today you can find him sending listeners on a live musical journey at Omarcito's Latin Cafe in the Logan Square neighborhood every first Sunday of the month between 1-4 PM. Connect with Rick through Instagram @cruzrick
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.
"When I play, I want people to purely enjoy themselves - whether they are reminiscing about the songs they heard growing up or being introduced to a new song. Music is a healer and Vinyl is the balm."
Originally from Baja California Mexico, Kinky P is a reggae selectress and avid record collector who has been mashing up dances since 2012 locally and internationally. Kinky P’ style encompasses not only all genres of Reggae music, but also new sounds of global bass, forward reggae, cumbia, and hip hop.
Selectress Kinky P is also a veteran visual artist, cofounder and curator of Beatdown Soundsystem; Chicago’s own hand made traditional Jamaican style 4-scoop sound system that supports the worldwide conscious sound system movement driven by Jah music.
Sonido Del Wero
El "Sonido Del Wero" is self expression through music. This identity is heavily rooted in promoting both the Afro-Latino rhythm & vinyl record disc-jockey culture that coincide through their respective art and history. Dj Wero pays a homage to the pioneers in early Latin American Djing by incorporating rare & obscure vinyl records into carefully curated Dj sets, creating an entirely unique journey through sound at every event.
"El Disco Es Cultura"
Hailing from Chicago’s south side, Twelve Gage will take you on sonically rich journey through Hip-Hop, R&B, House and BEYOND.
With over 19 years of DJ experience, Twelve Gage began collecting vinyl records at the age of 11, and currently boasts a collection of around 10,000 records. He hosts a bi-weekly Classic Hip-Hop radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM in Chicago, and has collaborated with brands including lululemon, Vans and Pearle Vision. Twelve Gage is also one-third of the SILK collective, who host a weekly R&B and House party in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.