"On a Saturday morning at the start of November 2013, First Word Records took
3 of our favourite producers out of London to spend the day
browsing through the
vinyl shelves of the biggest record nerd we know -
the incomparable Mr Thing.
This was the culmination of an idea
that first manifested itself on Record Store Day
2012. Like most ideas
it was a natural conclusion to a conversation about records
and music -
kidkanevil had expressed a desire to dig through Mr Thing's sizeable
collection for some inspiration. Chatting to Mr Thing it seemed unfair
to limit this to
only one producer - Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau were
top of our wish list.
So - a double 7" (Mr Thing would make a
beat too - they are his records after all) in
time for Record Store Day
2013 (yes, we're a year late). There was however one
the records from the usually mild-mannered Mr Thing:
'The guys can sample anything they like, but Nothing Leaves The House....'
And who were we to argue.....
The result is four tracks that celebrate our love for record digging, sample chopping and
the simple love of a dope beat."
This video gives you a taste of what went on!
Filmed by Ricky Kershaw and Jeff Metal.
Edited by Ricky Kershaw.