Record Store Day is coming up in a few weeks on Saturday 16th April
The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.
To celebrate the day we will have an in-store performance from Karlmarx (Isaac Aesili)
Karlmarx is the artist name for production duo Isaac Aesili (aka Karl) and Mark McNeill. Isaac is based in Auckland and his brother Mark is based in
Christchurch. The Karlmarx Project got started as an experiment in combining the different tastes of the two brothers together to see what the fusion of
these would sound like. The songs on this album were made specifically after being conceptualized around the themes Karlmarx decided to explore.
Karlmarx have enjoyed radio support by Benji B (BBC 1Xtra) and Lefto (Brownswood). The song "Mists“ is featured on the Brownswood comp "Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1“
The concept behind The Karlmarx Project is an album which is a soundtrack for a science fiction movie that was never made. It is entirely instrumental
and consists of a combination of styles that Karlmarx are heavily influenced by. Some of the main influences are electronica, techno, synthpop, industrial, future soul and instrumental hip hop.