The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

His tastes are eclec­tic, rang­ing from El­ton John to the Clash and from Kate Miller-Hei­dke to the Pix­ies, so it’s per­haps no sur­prise that Syd­ney and Can­berra’s vinyl guru DJ Albo has been named this week as an am­bas­sador for this year’s Record Store Day, which takes place around the world on April 20. The re­spected DJ, real name An­thony Al­banese, is plan­ning to do his bit for the cause, which cel­e­brates the value of record stores in an age when a fair per­cent­age of the com­mu­nity doesn’t know what they are. The fed­eral mem­ber for Grayn­dler (an­other of his stage names) has promised to turn up in a record store on the day to lend his sup­port and pos­si­bly to spin a few tunes. Other am­bas­sadors for the Aus­tralian cel­e­bra­tion are singers Robert Forster, Mark Gable (the Choir­boys), hip-hop duo AB Orig­i­nal, singer and Rhythms mag­a­zine pub­lisher Cather­ine Britt, In­sta­gram­mer Steve Kouta and muso, pro­moter, record com­pany head hon­cho and DJ Nic Dal­ton. Record Store Day takes place in more than 30 coun­tries and, apart from in­store per­for­mances by artists and spe­cial give­aways, sparks the re­lease or re-re­lease of hun­dreds of records by es­tab­lished names as well as lesser-known in­de­pen­dent artists. There are too many RSD spe­cials to list here, but SD is hop­ing to get his hands on a gold vinyl copy of T. Rex’s Elec­tric War­rior al­bum, just for old times’ sake. I won­der if DJ Albo has that in his col­lec­tion.

DJ Albo is in da house

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