Record Burn

Short Stories EP

By: J Chen

It recently occurred to me that you internet beings may not have any idea what record burn is. So before we dive into our picks, a brief explanation:

Before Soundcloud and Serato, the editor-in-chief and I bought vinyl records. We amassed sizeable vinyl collections over the years; though our vinyl budgets decreased as our obsession for outerwear and overall handsomeness increased — but that’s beside the point. Each time you play a record on a turntable, you physically damage it as the needle tracks the grooves. The result of playing one particular song or section repeatedly is an audible static over the music, and this phenomena is known as record burn.

Knowledge dropped. Now, onto the tunes: Continue reading