Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.
A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, with a unique list of releases for each country, and are only distributed to shops participating in the event. The event began in the United States and remains headquartered there. Record Store Day has official international organizers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Australia, and Spain.
Record Store Day India 2017 Record Store Day Debuts in India. April 22 marked the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day – a global event that has been instrumental in fostering record culture the world over. It also unfolded a new chapter in India’s romance with vinyl. The island city of Mumbai played host to the first ever Record Store Day in the country.
6000 records – both new and pre-owned – were sourced to meet the growing demand of music listeners who find comfort in analogue warmth. We wanted visitors – both old and young – to have a field day browsing through records of blues, jazz, rock n roll, country, electronic, Indian classical, Bollywood, and whatnots.
The daylong celebration was supported by Title Waves – a bookstore in Bandra, Humming Tree in Bangalore, and Piano Man Jazz Club in Delhi.
An impatient crowd surged into The Revolver Club purposefully as the sound of Nagada and Tuttari announced the opening of the Record Store Day event in the country.
A line up of live performances and DJ workshops provided a backdrop to day of crate digging and conversation. The lineup for the began with a Hindustani Classical performance by Harsh Narayan on Sarangi and Nisarg Dehukar on Tabla, DJ sets by Rejoy Jos & The Spindoctor and live concerts by Siddharth Basrur & The Fanculos.
An impromptu performance by Vasundhara Vee was a memorable high mark.
People in their hundreds spent the day jostling to reach every rack and bin in the store to ensure they didn’t miss their favorite albums or a rare collectible – or two.