Unlike years prior, I wasn't able to spend Record Store Day 2015 in Toronto or spinning a 30-minute DJ set to commemorate the crate-digging celebration like I did at Death of Vinyl record store.
Originally, only two stores were on my itinerary for Record Store Day but I figured to make the most of my time downtown.
With my interest for the day not on Record Store Day releases, I paid more attention to the store stock. I had not browsed certain sections of the stores visited today so I was open to any pleasant surprises.
Below are pics from my Record Store Days of yesteryear.
Ironically or maybe not, I stumbled upon an Exclaim magazine from 2013 with an article listing record shops in Toronto just before my departure.
I used some degree of restraint and brought one of my smallest record bags to fill with goodies.
I treated the magazine like a treasure map and hit the province's pavements.
I spent so much time at the first store that there was little to no room in the record bag I brought or time to go anywhere else.
Unlike years prior, I didn't visit the Record Store Day website for info about the 2014 releases. I believe it was the year I specifically went for The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride Record Store Day Limited Edition Box Set and ended up bringing home the Light in the Attic’s Never To Be Forgotten - The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 collection upon discovering it that I realized real restraint would be needed from now on.
Regardless of the time constraints, I was very happy with what I found on Record Store Day and soon listeners of The Suite Delight radio show or a DJ Solespin guest DJ fill-in set on The Goods will be as well.
Check out the 8-tracks mix inspired by Record Store Day 2013 below.