Updates, New Stuff, and so on....
Sorry for the long silence. Mostly this has been because of long illness. The whole family came down with the dreaded Covid, and it went on for weeks, and then as we were coming out of it, over the hottest few days, our youngest got sick, and then as he was getting better, wifey got sick, and all in all its been a bit rubbish on the health front. House of lurgy, right here. All we could do was manage the store and the business as best we can, and it left little time for blogs and etc.
But we are all much better now, so one we go!
Right, updates first! As many of you will now know, we have got so fucked off with the endless fooling about at our pressing plant that we are moving to a new one. Anything I cut since April has been at my new plant.
However, it is not a simple job to move plants. All the metalwork and etc for current jobs is at the old plant. Moving that is a huge task, especially when you throw in the incompetence and all around idiocy that we have been dealing with. Not to mention, the new plant has a 4 month turnaround, meaning if something is due to be pressed by the old plant, its a difficult decision to move something that should be pressed soon. It might be another two months at the old plant. But moving it? A month of messing about only for it to end up at the back of the 4 month queue at the new plant.
All of this is to say, as ever, I am doing my best to get this chaos sorted, but it is like dealing with monkeys. We have had the I/J sides of the Ray Keith box set delivered, but nothing else. I have been told July for the Moondance Box Set, but it has not arrived. And we are still awaiting the Dj Force & The Evolution box set, due in April, as you know. And, of course, the now mythical Acen - Dubplate Remixes of Trip To the Moon.
Likewise, the Dj Solo vinyl is long overdue, and so is the Nookie Box Set. Not to mention numerous other EPs - a new Future Primitive repress, EPs from Stu Keating and Ross Fader and Eko and TNO and Wislov.
We have been told the plant has pressed 500,000 records recently. Which is nice. We havent been told what they have pressed. Which is typical of the sort of bullshit we are dealing with. So yeah. I am sure your patience is long at an end with this crap. I feel like I am just repeating myself again and again, and I cannot wait to be shot of this endless fuckery. Frankly, the stress of it is taking its toll on me at this point. I simply cannot see how it can be so difficult to:
1. Press the records and
2. Tell me what is pressed and when and then
3. Send them.
Its their only job. Some of these releases are 14 months late. Thats such an epic bit of fuckery that it is almost beyond belief.
But I tell you this: You will get your records, and it will be worth the wait. Never in 30 years of doing this job have I failed to deliver.
I am trying to sort something out for those who have waited so long, especially for the Ray Keith box set. While none of this has been my fault, it is still my responsibility, so if I can come up with some sort of awesome gift for those who waited so long, I absolutely will. Your patience is so very appreciated. In all this mess, only 5 or 6 people have lost their shit about it with me. And even with those people, I have been like "Thats totally fair, I don't blame you for being furious, you are right" because its fucking absurd to be waiting like this. It just is. But the vast majority of you have been the most awesome people ever, understanding and brilliant. So my deepest thanks. Lets hope the wait is only a tiny bit longer.
Okay, on to other things...On Thursday, I am releasing my new book, The Rave Commandments. I only have 200 coming initially. I have no idea how many I might need when it comes to selling books lol. These first 200 will be signed by yours truly, and will come with an audio version, recorded by me. And with the digital versions for kindle and ipad and etc. It will also come with the spelling mistakes and errors you would expect lol. I hope you will support the book. Here is a picture of the front cover:
In other news, I have signed the entire back catalogue from The Criminal Minds, as well as a brand new album from them, so thats super exciting.
I have a double EP from Secret Squirrel on its way.
I have signed one of the most amazing old skool tunes but am not telling lol.
There is a Jimmy J & Cru-l-t Box Set on its way for later in the year.
The House Crew's second Box Set has just gone to cut and should be here in time for Xmas.
We have new EPs from Mountain Terrace, NRG, Liquid Crystal, Dwarde and many others!
Tickets to Knite Club continue to sell at a steady pace - I think it is very likely to sell out before the night, so if you are considering coming, stop considering, and start getting your tickets. It is going to be unmissable:
And we have a ton of other things about to arrive and in the works, its all very exciting! So there is a lot of good stuff going on. Here are LOADS of artwork images for you to enjoy, of things that are on their way...
Thats....just some of it lol