Zak Abel Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City: This album was the first I'd heard of Kendrick Lamar. I love this album because it has an abundance of absolute classics on it. Production-wise, it's an absolute masterpiece. I love the sampled 'Use Me' (Bill Withers) break on dying of thirst/sing about me. Lyrically, it is the gift that keeps on giving. I come back to this album every couple of months and get something new out of it every time.

Zak Abel John Martyn - Solid Air: I was introduced to this album and artist by a wonderful man called David Dinnel, who gave me a lot of time when I was just starting out. He gave me my first guitar and really encouraged me to pursue music. Whenever I listen to this album I think of him!

Zak Abel Stevie Wonder - Innervisions: I love Stevie Wonder and this is my favourite Stevie album. His vocals are incredible throughout, chord-wise he is so creative and lyrically he touches upon some really profound concepts. My favourite song on the album is 'Visions'.

Zak Abel Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago: I was 16/17 and this was the soundtrack to sixth form. I would listen to this on repeat every bus journey to school and back home. I distinctively remember it being really cold out and the bus windows were all misty and this album was my warmth. My fire in the log cabin!

Zak Abel St Germain - St Germain: : This is an album I'm digging at the moment. I feel like it sits in the same vibe as Massive Attack, Zero 7, Portishead - however, it's also got an added African element to it. I'm super into Highlife music so I thought this was an interesting combo.

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Check out more photos from the shoot below, along with Zak Abel's live video for 'Only When We're Naked'. As always, thanks to the lovely people over at Rough Trade East for allowing us to take these photos in their fine establishment.

Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel
Record Shopping with Zak Abel