NOISEY’S NEW PLATFORM ‘YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS’ LAUNCHES ‘A SHORT FILM ABOUT VINYL’

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NOISEY’S NEW PLATFORM ‘YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS’ LAUNCHES ‘A SHORT FILM ABOUT VINYL’ 

Joining London’s ‘Record Store Day’ festivities, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft investigates how vinyl has an unwavering ability to appeal to each new generation

To celebrate the recent launch of Noisey’s new music platform ‘You Need To Hear This’, we’ve made a trilogy of short films exploring the resurgence of vinyl, tape and radio amongst young people today.

‘A Short Film About Vinyl’ is the final in the YNTHT series, featuring BBC 6 Music Presenter Tom Ravenscroft and DJ Thristian Richards as they investigate how vinyl sales are still increasing despite the omnipresence of digital media.

Taking a tour of the sprawling vinyl archives of the British Library basement, Ravenscroft explains this is where we’d find him in the unlikely event of a nuclear war. He also picks out a few favourites, including the glow in the dark 12″ of the Ghostbuster’s theme tune.

Meanwhile, Richards explains how, despite never being into vinyl in his younger years, he “caught the bug of wanting to hold that piece of wax” after working with the legendary Gilles Peterson.

Celebrating the culture of independently owned record stores, ‘A Short Film About Vinyl’ also celebrates the on-going success of ‘Record Store Day’, an event attracting hoards of music lovers the world over and proving that the novelty of vinyl has never worn off.

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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