Event: Social Presents: Drop The Needle – Vinyl Enthusiasts’ Meetup
Date: 26th June, Sunday
Selections by: Vitek Goyel , Zokhuma
DJ Set by : Cut Shinobi
Time: 2pm to 7pm
FREE ENTRY if you fill the RSVP form -http://bit.ly/DropTheNeedle26June
DROP THE NEEDLE
Drop The Needle, is a new series of monthly meetups which aims to bring together vinyl enthusiasts and record collectors from all over Mumbai and India for a Sunday afternoon listening session at Social. You are free to bring your records to Social and sign up to get your records played and listen to them on our PA system.
We will also be having a community table which will showcase a collection of records sent over by our friends at The Revolver Club + you can display your records as well in case you wish to sell/exchange with like minded collectors you will meet at the event.
The event will feature short talk sessions and DJ Sets some of the finest vinyl enthusiasts and selector extraordinaires of Mumbai – Vitek Goyel, Cut Shinobi (Arohi) and Zokhuma (Arman Menzies)
2PM – 3.30PM –
Listening/Chill Out Session
Sign up to get your records played
3.45 – 4.30PM – Selections by Vitek Goyel
4.45 – 5.45 PM – DJ Set by Cut Shinobi
6.00 – 6.40 PM – Selections by Zokhuma (Arman Menzies)
6.40PM onwards – Play your own vinyls
About Vitek Goyel –
Vitek “Tek” Goyel, a Mumbai based Tech Entrepreneur and Musician, is also an avid music collector. His personal collection boasts of over 2000 vinyl records, with music ranging from Punk Rock to Hindustani Classical, and everything in between. From digging in local flea markets such as Chor Bazaar, to spending hours in record stores around the world, there is nothing he is more passionate about than the thrill of finding that “rare piece of wax” or stumbling upon some unheard of band from the 60s psychedelic era. Tek is also a musician and is the frontman and principal songwriter of Mumbai based Alternative Rock band, Slow Down Clown. Apart from music interests, he is also a noted tech entrepreneur, having founded Pixeltek in 2004 – a company that specializes in Game Development and Virtual Reality development for companies across the world.
About Cut Shinobi –
Cut Shinobi is a time travelling nin who keeps going back to the basics with vinyl scratching. His influences include Madlib, MF Doom, ATCQ, Daft Punk, The Avalanches, Fly Lo and others. When not busy ripping up records, Cut Shinobi takes piano lessons from cats on www.
About Zokhuma –
There’s a brave new wave of alternative artists surging forth in the country; ones whose tunes make its point even with the bare minimum of moving parts and producer Zokhuma (Goddess Gagged guitarist Arman Menzies) just happens to be at the forefront of the tectonic shift.
Production wise, Zokhuma’s sound is a stark representative of the grime brigade–subtle, smooth, textured beats make up its skeletal framework even while a long history of great songwriting pays off in fleshing it out with riveting melodies. On a more personal note however, he’s still playing in the dark. His wide-eyed approach leaves plenty of room for the unexpected and is more likely to forge new paths of experimentation rather than settle for a cubed-genre existence. Arman is also an avid music / record collector with influences ranging from the heaviest of Metal to the smoothest ambient sounds.
About The Revolver Club
The Revolver Club deals in only the best and the most sought after premium audio systems brands from around the Globe. Some of the brands we feature deal exclusively with High Fidelity audio. We don’t just sell products of these brands, we are also their official distributors and dealers in India. Our list of brands that we are official distributors and dealers of in India include – Pro-Ject, Denon, Tannoy, Sonos and Olive one. Each brand has its own set of products that adds new dimensions to the experience of listening to Hi-Fi audio. Put the right combination together and you have a luxury audio system that once reproduces its anticipated Hi-Fi audio, will transcend a listener to an altogether different world.
True audiophiles will be well acquainted to analogue music. We believe music is forever and so is the purest form of its medium, ‘ vinyl records’. If vinyl LPs is what you seek, then vinyl LPs is what you will find here. The culture of listening to vinyl records became a lifestyle with its own dynamic, representing the longing for more emotional and better sound quality than digital playback could provide. It was only a matter of time before analogue audio enjoyed a revival in the audio market. To boost the revival of analogue audio, The Revolver Club has started the only vinyl records subscription in India with unique features. We call it ‘the stereo box’ which comprises of one 12” LP record and one cocktail recipe by Yale Vengroff. We will also be throwing in a surprise. In which… well it’s a surprise and it best be kept that way. With a wide range of Vinyl records on sale, vinyl LP enthusiasts in India have a good reason to be happy.