My favourite record store in the world!
The Record Store
Sound Designer/Editor, Overlord as it states on his business card! Stephan Györy is co-owner of The Record Store, which comes complete with sound studio out the back. It is nestled just off Crown Street, Surry Hills and is the sole survivor of the once thriving record store scene that bustled around East Sydney. Despite the advent of digital music, his passion, commitment and charisma has maintained this niche craft of selling the hard wax to both the veterans and up-and-coming DJs alike.
“Whether they are attracted to the artwork or the superior-to-MP3 sound quality or simply to notion of actually physically ‘owning’ a piece of music, more and more people are coming back to vinyl,” says Györy. The shop, which is about to celebrate its ninth birthday, has been central to the development and continuation of a culture for musically-minded people, be they drawn to drum ‘n’ bass, breaks, dubstep, hip hop, house, funk, electro, techno, dub, reggae or bass music, and it has always been supportive of the creative culture and events that surround it.
It’s great to see that, despite all that has happened in the world of digital revolution and financial crisis, shops like these can stay alive. When DJing out, he prefers playing to smaller crowds and, as such, has locked in multiple day sets at the Peats Ridge Festival 2012 cocktail lounge, where he will most likely bring his trusty vinyl choice just in case he needs to play the classic track “The Man with the Red Face”.
Location: The Record Store
Vinyl Choice: Laurent Garnier - Unreasonable Behaviour [Mute]