The aptly named 'Container Records' sits at the back of Pop Brixton. If you're not already familiar with them, they are a vinyl shop situated in a former shipping container selling everything from rave music, music for nightclubs, Rock, Punk, Indie, Metal, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Soundtracks and Obscure Left-field Weirdness. Aiming to be the friendly neighbourhood vinyl shop, bring back the days of record rummaging through crates and provide a friendly, knowledgeable and accessible space to explore independent music. Jack Christie, the founder of Container and part of the team behind the Kartel and Them parties, gives us his pick of the top 5 tracks that should be your summer playlist.
1. Aphex Twin - Cheetah
RDJ returns to continue the nostalgic redress of an earlier Aphex sound with an EP of weird interludes and funky Acid jams.
2. Lag - Unrest
Wiggly, atmospheric broken beat Techno from rising Serbian Techno dude Lag, with a nutty hardware rework from US heads’ favourite Paul Birken
3. Swans - The Glowing Man
The final album from Michael Gira’s long-standing experimental post-rock outfit Swans, and they are as powerful as ever.
4. Om Unit - Shadow Boxing VIP
One of the foundation Drum and Bass anthems gets a subtle and masterful update, from the perfect man for the job.
5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
We were blown away by this newest offering by Radiohead, after a slightly lacklustre last LP in 2011, this one is a true return to form, and not much else really needs to be said.