CVC 018: 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.
A legend in the Chicago Hip-Hop + DJ scene, Jay's deep, vinyl-only sets mirror his deep crates at the Dealer's table.
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.
Sol Son (Chicago)
Solson doesn't consider himself a DJ, but rather a record player, collector, and event curator. For over a decade he's been involved in many of Chicago's underground events including the legendary Love Supreme parties, the Chicago edition of the global Soul Time party, and most recently his own event Be You.
Sooper Records (Chicago)
In 2020 The FADER described Chicago’s Sooper Records as a label that “has quietly released a series of innovative albums over the past few years, with projects from label co-founders NNAMDÏ and Sen Morimoto as well as rising star KAINA all garnering critical acclaim.”Since its founding in 2016, Sooper has been instrumental in the rise of numerous emerging artists.
Small, independent online record monger of all things Tropical and beyond for more than 10 years.
CVC 018: DJs / Live Performers
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.
KMax, the DJ who hosts CTA Radio at WHPK 88.5 FM, is not defined by playing a specific musical genre but more so for providing an aural adventure.
Nunya (fka Nunita Applebum) is a DJ, vinyl lover, and record shop owner from Chicago. When not running Shady Rest Vintage and Vinyl, she spins at various venues around Chicago. Her tastes are all over the places, so expect the unexpected with her set!
Sandra Suave is an open format dj with a love for house music. Given her 11 years of experience and knowledge of music, she is able to spin at various types of events. Sandra is a resident DJ of Vocalo Radio Chicago, Cage and Aquarium Weddings, The Gwen Hotel Chicago, and the internationally known Festival At Sea Cruise.
Shaleahk Wilson is a DJ and trumpet player from Chicago. His vinyl sets explore contemporary jazz, neo-soul, and hip-hop music while still paying homage to their roots. Outside of also playing trumpet in local bands Fizz and Window Seat, you can find him exploring record stores and shows around the city.