Audio-Technica will be supporting online record store Discogs’ Homespun series – which sees record stores from all over the world sharing their favourite tracks from their vinyl collection in live-streamed DJ sessions. As part of the partnership, Audio-Technica will be providing every record store involved in the Homespun series with two AT-LP140XP direct drive turntables, one pair of M-series professional monitor headphones, and an AT-XP7 dual moving magnet DJ cartridge. The partnership runs from 18th May until 26th June 2020.
Since launching in April, Discog’s Homespun series has featured livestream sets from the likes of Ben Blackwell from Third Man Records, and will run a full programme globally throughout May and June. The hour-long sets are streamed on Discog’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The series aims to promote record stores and encourage viewers to purchase vinyl from the participating stores via Discogs’ popular online marketplace platform.
Viewers watching the shows via Facebook Live can also donate to the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, set up by The Recording Academy® in support of those in the music community affected by the global pandemic.
The record stores participating in the Homespun series are stated below:
313vinyl_collective, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bayiyo Records, Argentina
BBE Store, London, UK
Grand Avenue Records, Phoenix, AZ
Guestroom Records, Louisville, KY
Josey Records, Dallas, TX; Kansas City, MO; Lubbock, TX; Tulsa, OK
Longplay, Panama City, Panama
Love Vinyl Records, Denver, CO
Paname City Records, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paradise City Records, Los Angeles, CA
Platypus Records, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rarekind Records, Brighton, UK
Sister Ray Records, London, UK
Sweat Records, Miami, FL