In Photos Special: Independent Label Market 2012 - Spitalfields
The 405 spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of hours at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields - where a dangerous (to our wallets anyhow) amount of vinyl, CDs, cassetes, badges, coffee and hangovers were on offer, from all our favourite labels.
A smashing atmosphere in terms of company and goodwill was absorbed, alongside a range of oddities to explore. Such as the 'Bobby Womack Experience' via XL Recordings; simply stick your head in an astronaut's helmet, and see what Womack would see and hear. Check out the photos from the annual London-based event in this article.
Warp Records, who served up a tombola
Smiley chaps at Lex
Sunday Best in their Sunday best
Full Time Hobby, the label that Seams recently signed to...
...And a Seams bag nearby
R&S Records, who had a great deal of test pressings and other goodies on offer
The Bobby Womack experience at the XL Recordings stall
Chess Club, who we learned went to great lengths to source these retro cassette players
Factory Floor at the O. Genesis stall
The Fabric stall, where a lucky dip was on offer for £5; prizes from Fabriclive Cd's to fabricfirst memberships
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