TOTD // 17/04 // Container Records

Published: April 17, 2017, words by Elle Clark

Part of the Record Store Day 2017 takeover


One of the smallest gems hidden amongst London’s underground record shops is Brixton’s Container Records. Situated within Pop Brixton’s community of creatively occupied shipping containers, Container Records is stacked full with some of the best obscure records; stocking everything from African to Alternative Rock, Latin to Reggae and Techno to Grime.

Established back in 2015, Container Records founder Jack Christie knows his music. Having worked as promotions manager in Camden and played in clubs around London, Jack Christie’s love for record shops sparked a change in career direction. With his roots already firmly embedded in Brixton, two years ago Christie pitched for a development in Pop Brixton’s new site – and the rest is history.

Around the time of Container Records’ inception, Jack Christie was dealing records on Discogs and running a newly founded techno label – THEM. Aside from stocking some of the most sought after alternative cuts around London, Container Records is one of the best hubs for electronic dancefloor music – techno in particular. Despite its 15ft x 8ft setting, Container is home to some of London’s best music; firmly focusing on the new underground scene across the capital – the same scene churning out some of the most exciting new talents in grime, techno, house and modern reggae.

For this year’s Record Store Day, Container Records will be hosting a daytime market presenting some exclusive RSD cuts, DJs in the evening and performances from some headline artists. The Container Records DJs will be joined by the likes of Eric Lau, Hector Plimmer, the Dele Sosimi Quintet and the Wah Wah 45s for performances all day; whilst the market will host stalls from some London label and collectives talent including White Peach Records, We Buy Gold, Le Chatroom, Bowl Cut Garms and many, many more.

For this week’s RSD takeover, Jack Christie has chosen four picks from independent London labels’ recent releases who are hosting stalls at their RSD market, including Le Chatroom, Sisters, White Peach and Dream Diary. Container Records is one of the most important record stores championing London’s new sound and supporting these pioneering labels. You can check them all out on Saturday here.

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Kouslin

Brothers

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Dope Tribal workout which as the first track of the first release marks the ground zero of the new Le Chatroom imprint. The first release is a various artist EP from three producers. All three tracks of said release are worthy of note, so shout out Sheik and Galtier too!”
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Shudan

Amaterasu

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Big up to White Peach who are doing alot for the world of Grime on vinyl right now. Anyone who doesn’t already know about them but likes Grime and Dubstep is in for a treat. This one speaks for itself as a banger, but also check out the EP title track called Ice Chirps – a really cool ambient bit.”
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Kruton

Copper Seizure

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A man with countless projects and names and sounds. Here as Kruton, he turns his hand to this sleek and heavy hitting jam. This track is part of a long player being prepped for the first release on the Sisters label, which is (fittingly) the sister imprint of the Brothers label which has been responsible for some truly heavyweight Techno over the recent years. Confusing right?”
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Ruven

Jusamin

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Really liking the trippy and loopy vibe on this flip side club track from New York-based producer Ruven, which marks the latest outing from the Brixton based Dream Diary label.”

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