I was lucky enough to meet the co-founder Tyler Barstow at a mutual friends party. Whether it was the alcohol or my fine selection of crude humor I managed to make an impression on him; so much that he invited me to their monthly listening party.
This time it was being held at the beautiful restaurant Ada Street, whose outdoor patio is reason enough to go.
But before I get carried away here is a little more about the company:
“Vinyl Me, Please is made up of a group of DJs, music supervisors and enthusiasts with a passion for great music. We eat, sleep, and breathe music and we created Vinyl Me, Please as a way to share our passion with people just like you.
Our mission has always been to share great music with music lovers and we take that very seriously. We traverse the deepest, darkest corners of the world to find music that is more or less undiscovered but is so good it can’t be ignored. And we do that every month. With Vinyl Me, Please, you don’t just get a new record and playlist every month, you join a community. And a damn good one at that.”
On a personal note, Tyler is incredibly genuine, passionate, and disarmingly intelligent. I can’t imagine his company being anything other than wildly successful.
Pressing info: Limited to 3,000 stamp-numbered copies
Extras: Custom lyric book (via Jeff Jank) + 12” x 12” custom art print created from the original illustrations from Madvillain’s “All Caps” video, by James Reitano.
Notes: With this year marking the 10th anniversary of its original release, Vinyl Me Please has partnered with Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records on an exclusive reissue of one of the most iconic rap records of the last decade.
Madvillainy is the debut album from American hip hop duo Madvillain, a group made up of MF Doom and Madlib. It was released on March 23, 2004 on Stones Throw Records and has since garnered significant critical acclaim and routinely cited as one of the great hip hop albums of all time.