CHICAGO VINYL CONNECTION 001
Chicago Vinyl Connection is a new record show with a mission from old - connecting discerning diggers of Chicagoland to the best records and to one another. Miyagi Records and South Rhodes Records have come together along with several other vendors and DJs offering thousands of new and vintage vinyl albums. Expect to find the classics you know and need, plus the genres and artists not typically available at record shows. And, through the music, expect to connect with other local collectors!
CHICAGO VINYL CONNECTION 001
Presented by Miyagi Records & South Rhodes Records
Sunday August 15th, 2021
@ Marz Brewery
3630 S. Iron Street
Featuring thousands of records, new and used, in all formats and genres, from local, independent record dealers!
Miyagi Records | South Rhodes Records | A1 Records & CDs | Beverly Phono Mart | Del Pueblo Records | DJ PWC | Jaytoo | Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl | Sonorama Discos | Tropicalazo
DJ Sets by: DJ PWC, Fanita Banana, Katharine Hepburn, La Colocha, Trew
Free to everyone, family friendly, all ages welcome! Come say hi and grab a record or 2!
MEET THE VENDORS
A1 Records & CD’s (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.
Beverly Phono Mart (Chicago)
A husband + wife team who plan to open their 1st physical location on Chicago's Southwest side in August 2021!
Del Pueblo Records (Chicago)
Del Pueblo Barbers & Records a southside neighborhood establishment specializing in Latin American music on Vinyl, Cassette & CD formats. Genres we generally focus on include: Norteñas/Rancheras, Tejano, Cumbia/Grupero, Salsa, & latin soul.
DJ PWC (California)
With a diverse collection and years of knowledge/experience his endeavors have been fruitful organizing events, selling clothes, records and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 2018, we are based on Chicago's south side and look forward to providing you with the best vinyl your turntable's ever played.
Small, independent online record monger of all things Tropical and beyond for more than 10 years.
...And last but not least!
Miyagi Records (Chicago)
We are a Chicago-based record dealer since 2002. We 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, our goal is to become your 'secret spot.'
MEET THE DJS
“As long as it’s funky it’s alright it’s ok” for DJ PWC. Hailing from Southern California, he's respected from backing up legendary MCs (Blu, Gonjasufi etc) to DJing lowrider shows, tour managing, merchandising as well as coordinating and rocking funky dance parties.
Fanita Banana is a music selector on vinyl and digital formats. Her sounds are contemporary beats from Latinamerica & beyond. She is part of Future Rootz collective and The Ponderers.
Katharine Hepburn’s taste is rooted in classic selections, always serving deep grooves and disco dives to relax your mind and free your body. Like the original Hollywood diamond in the rough, be prepared to be charmed with her balance of edgy cuts and vinyl soaked in soul.
La Colocha began collecting and selecting records while living on the US-Mexico border, spinning in bars, parties, and cantinas in the center of Ciudad Juarez. Raised in Queens, NY, her love of boogaloo, salsa, and Afro-Latin rhythms grew from sounds emanating from her neighbors windows and the beats booming from car radios speeding down her block. La Colocha also found resonance in her mother's roots via the Sonidero tradition of Mexico City, instilling an insatiable appetite for cumbia sonidera and exposing her to mambo, guaracha and danzón. These experiences weave the sonic tapestry La Colocha emits in each of her sets to move the hearts and bodies of the people who hear her play.
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. Drawing inspiration from the early 1980s NYC art/music world, he believes no genre is off limits, no collaboration too outlandish.
While not DJing he co-owns Ground Lift Media - a digital marketing company, is 1/2 of the DJ/Production duo Altered Tapes, owns and operates Heat Rock Records, and is deep into vinyl excavation having amassed thousands of rare Soul, Funk, Disco, & Jazz records. A hobby/obsession he shares with the world via his Miyagi Records Shop.