Loads of News in small (ish) chunks! Please read!
I hope you had a lovely New Year? I did, it was nice to spend Xmas and New Year with my family, something I haven’t done for over a decade what with being in the USA and etc etc.
Anyway, this blog is full of short bursts of news about upcoming things, so let’s jump right in!
1. Price Changes
We all know, whenever you read “price changes” what it really means is “price increases”…but not in this case.
We have numerous plans for music this year, but one thing I am going to try and do is bring prices down. This will be a little bit difficult to navigate, as in general, prices have gone up on every aspect of vinyl production - the actual records, the cut, the card for sleeves, you name it. But there are some places I can cut costs, or at least not raise them. For example, with box sets.
6 Vinyl Extended Box Sets have been previously sold at £87 plus VAT, and 5 Vinyls at £75 plus VAT. I can bring those down to £80 and £70 respectively, so I have already done so with the 5 vinyl NRG Box Set.
The 6 Vinyl Extended House Crew Box Set pre sale has been at a lower “early bird” price since debuting on the store. It was due to go up to £87 plus VAT, but I have only put it up to £80 plus VAT in line with the new price change.
Speaking of that, we have under 60 left at this time. Once they are gone, it will only be the 5 vinyl set available, and we won’t have that many of those either, so you might want grab that now if you have not already:
And the Ray Keith set is quite limited and starting to run a little low as well:
For 12” records in general, the price will likely stay the same. But as we have seem amazing results from our cunning “first week lower prices” scheme, we are going to try that more often too. So for the first week of release, the vinyl will be cheaper where possible.
Lastly, we have a few plans for very limited releases (99 copies only). Like the test presses, these will be more expensive, and likely these will also only be available to VIP members. And like test presses, they cost more to produce so the price is less flexible.
There will always be things I cannot lower prices on - some releases cost more to put out due to remix fees, advances and the like. But in general, where we can, we will either discount or keep the same despite the price increses with production.
2. Pre Sales in Stock Records
After much delay, we are finally going to start going through pre sale orders this week and sending people any of the records that we have in stock. In other words, if you ordered something on pre sale, and in the same order you paid for something we do have in stock, we will be sending you what we do have. You will not be asked for the extra postage on this, we are doing it because of the pre-sale delays and to get the music to you.
3. KLEG06 Q-Project Missing Records
I was told these were on their way, and after checking, I have been told these are on their way lol. Ridiculous. But hopefully they are actually on their way and will be with me this week.
4. Record Fair
We are going to be participating in the Black Gold Vinyl Fair at Lost Horizons HQ. We will have a huge selection of vinyl, so come and meet and chat and buy vinyl from us and others!
5. Upcoming Music
There is, as you know, loads of it. I am waiting on a schedule from the pressing plant. Fingers crossed we start getting things soon. I would expect the pre sale releases, and the 10” release to land first. This means we should be getting the next four KJAL eps, and the Dj Solo releases as well.
Once I have a bit more info, I will open the pre sales on Dj Solo, The Moondance Box Set and the Nookie Box Set. With the latter two box sets, we have some test press sets to sell, and then that will likely flip to a pre sale. But I am holding them all back as much as possible, because I really don’t like doing pre sales, we have too many orders waiting to be shipped already, and without firm release dates, its just irritating for everyone - you and us. But we may need to do it. We will see…hopefully the records will start pouring in and it will become less of a concern.
6. Knite Club
We aren’t talking about that yet!
7. Kniteforce Radio
We are about to massively revamp the radio interface and in promotion and content. We are looking for new DJs - please contact The Lowercase for more info on that:
and we are going to be doing weekly competitions where you can win £50 cash, test presses, records and USBs from the store and exclusive merchandise. I will be emailing those of you who are on the mailing list once each week just before whichever show has the competition going on, so you can tune in and win. Or you know, tune in and be puzzled by the insanity of the Kniteforce Radio chat. Don’t worry if you have no idea what is going on. I rarely do either! But we play a huge range of awesome music, so you might wanna check it out anyway!
8. Project Updates
We are close to completion on a Shades of Rhythm box set, the second Acen box set, the second The House Crew box set, and a Jimmy J & Cru-l-t box set. We have an exclusive Ray Keith set coming on Influential, and numerous very exciting releases from the Criminal Minds and Isotonik and Ramos and Jon Doe and Sunshine Productions and Dj Rap and Bay B Kane and many, many others all rolling in for 2022…I even have a little Luna-C Project I have been working on. All in all, 2022 is shaping up to be epic, so thank you for continuing on with us and we muddle and bounce our way through the year! Once the 18 weeks of January finally end (I hate January, it goes on and on and on and on and on…) things should really start to pick up.
And that’s about it! Love you all, you weirdos!