Hit City Record Club
Today we introduce a new recurring feature called Hit City Record Club, in which our artists and friends tell us about one album that’s had a significant impact on their lives.
Here, one of our favorite Los Angeles DJs and producers Cooper Saver details how Cut Copy’s In Ghost Colours changed his life. In so doing, Cooper tells a familiar story with his own unique distinctions — channeling a formative age while explaining how that album helped define his musical taste and sense of self, as well as nudge him to get a fake ID and sneak into dance clubs. As he says, “I owe this record a lot.”
It was by random chance we happened on Jeff Ogiba’s “Things I Found in Records” Instagram account but were immediately smitten by his collection of oddities discovered in album sleeves. His super specific concept makes for amazing bits of micro nonfiction, almost like music-collector archeology.
Valentine's Day is just a week away, and since few things beat the gift of music we asked some of our friends to recommend their go-to albums to set the lovin’ mood. What we got was an eclectic mix ranging from Linda Ronstadt to Larry Heard — some familiar favorites and lots of new gems. So, whether its for that special someone or yourself, dig in and enjoy.