Tuesday February 26, 2013·
In the mid 1980s a bunch of guys in Chicago and Detroit started making a weird brand of music no one had heard before. Eventually this music would become known as house and techno respectively, the popularity and influence of which would grow far beyond what its forefathers had envisioned. It’s highly doubtful they imagined their weekend pastime would create counter cultures the world over in which people devoted years of their lives to playing with little electronic boxes in an attempt to re-create their trademark sounds, dance from sunset till two sunrises later and trawl record stores for vinyl rarities and releases.
Most people are unaware that Adelaide has a strong history in the musings of techno and house, spanning from the mind-altering works of HMC in the early 90s through to the more recent sounds of The Carter Bros and the crew behind Untzz. In the past there were stores like B-Sharp Records (RIP) to feed vinyl enthusiasts needs, but after a long absence of a conveniently located record vendor Adelaide has Transition Records. Transition specialises in 12” from an array of house and techno sub-genres and is located upstairs in James Place, just off Rundle Mall.
If you’re a long time fan of dancing and mind-altering sounds you’re probably already aware of Transition Records. If you’re not then you should walk up the set of stairs on James Place that are across from one shoe store and next to another shoe store, and get yourself initiated. Your ears will thank you for it a few days later.