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Nothing Leaves The Archive

by First Word Records

  • Record Store Day Triple Pack
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    All 3 Double 7" Vinyl Record Store Day releases, Nothing Leaves The House, Thing Leaves The House and Nothing Leaves The Archive.

    Includes a free download of all three releases as well as a bonus track from kidkanevil.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nothing Leaves The Archive via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Double 7" Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes a free download of all three FW x RSD Releases 'Nothing Leaves The House', 'Thing Leaves The House' and 'Nothing Leaves The Archive' as well as a bonus track from kidkanevil.

    Please note, these tracks are only available to download if you buy the vinyl. This isn't something we normally do, but given the vinyl-centric concept behind these releases we felt it was the right thing to do in this instance.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nothing Leaves The Archive via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Whenever I try to break down why I love music as much as I do, one element comes back to me again and again: discovery. I have enough records to last a lifetime (literally - I’m not sure if I’d be able to physically listen to all the records I own in whatever time I have left on the planet). My shelves are overflowing, my hard drive is full, and yet I keep listening, keep buying, keep searching. And that feeling of discovering that killer beat, that perfect track, that singular album is one that doesn’t subside. Of course there’s then the question of what you do with that discovery - my response has always led me to want to share it. Years before I started DJing, I’d find myself dragging friends to my stereo: “you’ve got to hear this tune”. It led me to starting First Word Records in 2003 - finding music that I love and sharing it with the world.

I have a natural attraction to others who are equally addicted to the cycle of discovery and sharing of music and it’s why my life has been so shaped by the radio DJs who educated me as a teenager. Growing up in the pre-internet era the power and responsibility held by radio DJs was huge, and one figure loomed larger than them all - John Peel. There has been much written about his unique talent and passion for music, I don’t feel I can add much more to it, but on a personal level I just loved that I genuinely never knew what I was going to hear next, which in today’s focus-grouped, play-listed culture seems almost impossible to imagine. When we were fortunate enough to be invited by the John Peel Archive to access his private collection for this, the third instalment in our RSD series, there was no hesitation. So it was that on a cold November afternoon that we found ourselves trawling through tens of thousands of records in rural England in search of inspiration. It was a day that I’ll remember as long as I live and will be eternally grateful to Sheila and the Ravenscroft Family as well as Leon, James and the rest of the JPA team for their generosity and enthusiasm.

For those new to our Record Store Day projects, this is the third and final part of a trilogy of releases. For the first, the producers could each pick one record from Mr Thing’s collection, for the second, he picked one record for each of them. They then were tasked with creating a new track from that singular sample source. This year is no different: each of the four tracks on these records were created using music sampled from the John Peel Archive. We discovered some incredible music that day and in your hands you are holding the results. It’s a pleasure to share it with you….

DJ GIlla. London, April 2016

Please note that your purchase includes a download of all 3 RSD releases - these downloads are not available anywhere else. The downloads are only available to those buying the vinyl!


released April 16, 2016


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