With his latest EP ‘Friend’s Story’ on the way, record producer Fabich draws from the cities tales of strife and success. After Fabich’s move to London a few years ago, he was hit by an overwhelming artistic force that engulfs the city. As curious as ever, this humble artist found inspiration in equal measure from art, design, and music. Fabich’s eagerness continued during his recent trip to LA, as he takes us on a personal journey through some of LA’s top record locations including Amoeba Music, The Record Parlour, As The Record Turns, and a quick stop at Delicious Pizza.
“I start my tour at the world famous Amoeba Music, which is the worlds largest independent Record Store and located at 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Amoeba has a huge selection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs and is the perfect beginning if you want to pick up some recent releases or are looking for some essential vinyl. They also have a big selection of Band T-Shirts and accessories which is fun to go through. I was blown away by the sheer size of this shop and can’t wait to go again, you can easily spend the whole weekend in there.”
“Next up on my list is a place called The Record Parlour at 6408 Selma Ave which carries a lot of rare and hard to find records. The atmosphere in this store is great and the staff is very friendly. It’s one of the coolest Record Stores I’ve ever been too and definitely worth checking out. They also have some amazing vintage audio gear and I loved their collection of Soul and Disco Records. Besides their great assortment they also host unique music events, so you might want to check online first before you go.”
“After visiting these two stores I became hungry so I stopped by Delicious Pizza (6601 W Sunset Blvd) which is a hip-hop pizza and coffee shop co-owned by Mike Ross who is the co-founder of classic Los Angeles Label Delicious Vinyl. The Pizza tastes great and next to looking at its cool interior you can buy fun music merch and posters there.”
“My last stop is a small store hidden in a little alley next to Hollywood Blvd (6727 Hollywood Blvd). As The Record Turns feels like you walk into someones home and the owner is one of the nicest people I’ve met during my whole visit to LA. She has been running the shop for more than 30 years and after showing me around the store we had a great chat about music. I had a lot of fun digging through their rare collection and even found an old record by Harold Faltermeyer who did the “Axel F” theme for Beverly Hills Cop in the 80s and is originally from my hometown, Munich. The prices are great and you might even be able to negotiate a bit. This shop is the real deal!”
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