Starting at Mabu Vinyl in Gardens in the city centre we weren’t expecting to find anything of particular interest.
Yet after ten minutes of digging through crates and crates of seemingly unimportant stuff, we landed up with a pile of about 50 records! JED and I were in complete awe of just how much good stuff was just sitting there overlooked day after day. In turn, this made us realize just how much we still have to learn about the music we love. We’re often so caught up in looking for digital music that our exposure to physical material is simply lacking.
It’s fair to say that one of the reasons that clubbing in South Africa has lost some of its charm is simply by virtue of DJs becoming too lazy to dig deeper for more obscure (yet often more exciting) material.
We kept digging until we got the chance to visit Mabu’s exclusive vinyl basement. And as expected, Zak found more exciting material for him and us—so needless to say, we all left happy and with our hands full.