Throughout 2018, musicians, producers, engineers, and show designers have been gathering at the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio to share ideas, host creative discussions, and create exclusive content.
This month, Future Classic wanted to give fans a chance to check out the studio in person and connect with record makers and collectors. So they invited them to Future Classic’s first-ever Vinyl Fair. The Vinyl Fair was the first time Future Classic had opened up the studio to the public, so they wanted to involve as many artists, local creatives, and labels as possible.
“We had a bunch of of local labels we'd worked with before like Innovative Leisure, Stones Throw and Terrible, but were thrilled to welcome other crews like Ninja Tune and Mount Analog, and our neighbours from the space in Frogtown, too.”—Nathan McLay, Founder/CEO of Future Classic
With about 500 music fans gathered in one place, it was the perfect opportunity to learn about the vinyl enthusiasts’ first records and favorite finds. Here’s what some of the event attendees had to say:
Favorite record you’ve owned?
- “Imagine by John Lennon”
- “Michael Jackson, Thriller”
- “Miles Davis, Blue Note”
- “Journey in Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane”
- “The Best of Elton John”
First record purchase?
- “Dave Brubeck, Time Out”
- “It Take A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy”
- “Tusk by Fleetwood Mac”
- “Janelle Monae, The Chase, Suite 1”
- “Static Age by The Misfits”
- “Frank Ocean, Channel Orange”
- “Bon Iver, For Emma”
- “Michael Jackson’s Bad”
Most rewarding record find?
- “Hall and Oates… really hard to find in Australia”
- “My own”
- “Jimi Hendrix, Live at The Fillmore. I found a first pressing of that for six bucks.”
Most underrated record of all time?
- “Prince, 1999”
- “Ryan Adams, Cold Roses”
- “Anything by J Dilla”
- “Earth Song by Michael Jackson”
- “Anything by Sabrepulse”
Favorite place to buy records?
- “In Denver, Colorado: Wax Trax” (two shout outs)
- “Northside Records in Melbourne”
- “A record store in Highland Park called Permanent Records” (two shout outs)
Stay tuned. As the community around the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio continues to grow, we’ll be reporting on all the collaborative events happening here on the front lines of creativity. Follow along at #futureclassicxdropbox on Instagram and Twitter.