We’ve already told you about Egon’s pop up record shop at Rappcats – and the 25% discount on all orders from the Now-Again Webshop there on December 12th. Now you can hear some tunes he grabbed from the hundreds of records on sale, from USC folkies channeling Vashti Bunyan while covering Joan Baez to Zambian proto-punk to Italian library weird jazz to Northern Soul to Carribean disco. 40 minutes of fun!
Egon pop up record shop at Rappcats
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Noon – 5PM
5636 York Blvd,
Los Angeles CA 90042
On December 12th, Egon’s hosting a record store at Rappcats, selling records from his collection one-day only. Also available will be the entire Now-Again catalog – for a one day discount of 25% less than our normal retail. If you can’t make it to Highland Park, all online Now-Again orders from the Rappcats store placed on 12/12 will receive a 25% discount as well.
Egon is one third of Rappcats, alongside Madlib and Jeff Jank, and the Now-Again imprint is a large part of the store. He’s also regarded as one of the world’s most record-collecting elite, and was profiled in Dust and Grooves and Crate Diggers, as well as numerous documentaries. Expect a slew of records from the uber-rare to the cheap and essential at his Rappcats pop up. And if you miss this one, he plans to do these once a quarter in 2016, bringing out unique pieces each event.
Via Rappcats, on Egon’s mix done for the release of Madlib’s Rock Konducta album:
“This is a mix of late 60s to mid 70s rock music from all over the world: America to Germany to Japan and everywhere in-between. It’s the type of rock Madlib used for the Rock Konducta records, and is a mixture of the incredibly rare and random dollar bin finds that makes crate digging in the rock idiom so much fun. A lot of this is underground – one example was literally recorded by Dusseldorf twenty-somethings in a bomb-shelter, a literally exorcising of Nazi demons through Krautrock – and some of it is from bands that had pop aspirations but recorded something heavy and probably a bit odd as the one-off awesome track on an otherwise forgettable album. Live mix using 2 CDJs, no edits, some mistakes, that’s the way it goes. Shout outs to Twink, Bunker Records, Franz Wippel, any band that spells April with a “y” instead of an “i,” state-run labels from former communist countries who had the nerve to get down with hard psych and Madlib, of course, for finding the funk in all of this.”
If you’re a frequent visitor to this site, you might have seen/heard Egon’s set at Boiler Room’s debut in San Francisco. This is the many-times-postponed follow up for their “Collections” series, which we and the Boiler Room crew have tried to get right. It aired live at noon (BST) on Friday June 27th and is available as an archive here:
From Boiler Room’s site:
“He took us on a wondrous musical journey spanning psych, funk, prog and more; interspersed with useful information about each release such as which presses to look for if keen, and what’s going to be reissued for our ears to delight in.
We traveled through Spain with Madlib favorite Pan y Regaliz, Eastern Europe with our old loves Indexi and Drago Mlinarec plus a newfound one, Drugi Nacin; Iran with Kouroush Yaghmaei, over to the African continent with Zambian legends Ngozi Family (keep your eyes peeled for a respective anthology on the label in 2015), Ethiopia with Mahmoud Ahmed, Nigerian band The Hikers, and an unmissable slew of Angolan 45’s – this just to name a few.”
Above, stream Egon’s set from a recent stop at Gilles Peterson’s legendary Brownswood studios in London. Contains a series of previews of albums to come on Now-Again, from Karl Hector & The Malcoun’s Unstraight Ahead to the Ngozi Family Band’s Day of Judgement, forthcoming titles on Madlib and Dilla’s labels, never before heard Zimbabwean rock and funk tracks and a special, special treat: the lost JB’s recording of Bootsy Collins and the boys covering Jimi Hendrix. Fantastic!
Neoton – Gyere Álom (Pepita)
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Kaifa Part 1 (Now-Again)
The J.B.’s – The Power Of Soul (King Record test press)
Eye Q – I Am Selfish (Now-Again)
Ngozi Family Band – Sunka Mulamu (Now-Again)
Stars of Liberty – Power To The People (Afro Soul)
Madlib – Selections from Rock Konducta Vol. 2 (Madlib Invazion)
J Dilla – Give ‘Em What They Want (Pay Jay)
Stephen David Heitkotter — Untitled (Now Again)
Fabiano do Nascimento & Airto Moreira – Minha Cirandar (Now-Again)