RRR this week — we explore a day in the life of a record store manager in Singapore

RRR this week — we explore a day in the life of a record store manager in Singapore

Recent Record Reviews used to be a video series where the Bandwagon editors talked about records (that are recent). We're now a weekly podcast, because we have faces for radio.

But more than just albums, RRR has now expanded its scope to present everything from events and news to single premieres! So tune in to hear your hosts Daniel Peters and Hidzir Junaini (and the occasional special guest) candidly discussing the current affairs of regional music. 

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On this episode of RRR, we invite Hear Records' own Robin Chua over to our office to geek out over — what else — records!

The long-time wax enthusiast gives us some in-depth insight into the life of a record store manager, his epic sourcing sojourns to Japan (or as he calls it "vinyl boot camp") and Hear's friendly approach to turn customers into a community. 

The industry veteran (you may also know him a member of Livonia, Shelves and currently Typewriter) also delves into experiences as a music fan to discuss Singapore's gig scene in the 1990s — where he caught seminal acts as Fugazi, Buzzcocks, Rollins Band and many more.

And as you may already know, Robin is also a key part of popular indie-rock club night Poptart as DJ KiDG. In that capacity, Robin also talks about Poptart's new monthly night LoveLive, which debuts this weekend at Montreaux Jazz Cafe.

Similarly, Daniel and Hidzir go into the many, many events happening during this bustling weekend including Symmetry Entertainment's exciting Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Explosions in the Sky double-bill, Choice Cuts' takeover of Good Times, Fur Coat and Vonda7's highly-anticipated Singapore debuts with The Councili Light Marina Bay 2017's impressive lineup and much more.

This week's playlist features amazing new singles from SEA artists such as Radigals, FAUXE, Disco Hue (featuring Akeem Jahat), Float, HEALS, Pedicab and Matajiwa.

Download and tracklist coming soon!