Record Store Day at Deus Asakusa 2020

We’ve got an annual event we are stoked to support, “Record Store Day (RSD)”, normally held every April. And surprise, surprise it was almost nixed this year due to that lil’ ol’ global COVID-19 pandemic. Then the gals & guys had a light bulb moment, they devised a cunning plan to hold the event in three parts, or as they called them“RSD DROPS” plonking them on the calendar a month apart in August, September, and October. Wanting to support this fantastic event, Deus Ex Machina Asakusa jumped at the chance for both the September and October RSD DROPS.

Brilliant days washed in the tickle of the deepening autumn, made the chosen weekends a couple of mighty fine festive time. For these, its first events since opening in the Spring, Deus Asakusa organized guest DJ sets, vintage vinyl-record & cassette-tape flea markets, and a hand-print silkscreen workshop to decorate tees and totes with Deus Records logo art. The flea markets and workshops were set up during daylight hours while after dark was saved for dimming the lights and grooving to the DJ sets. Both night and day the guests who stopped by were served up sublime music, delicious food and intoxicatingly delightful drinks.

– The September (26/27) Drop: A vintage vinyl-record & cassette-tape flea market held together with Face Records & Tasteet production. DJ sets starred DJ Yogurt and DJ Conomark, members of and crowd favourites of the DJ line-up previously at Deus Harajuku’s Trapdoor.

– The October (24/25) Drop: Back by popular demand, a repeat of the vintage vinyl-record & cassette-tape flea market, alongside a hand silk-screen print workshop where guests hand-print their own T-shirt with Deus Records logo art. DJ sets hosted by DJ Moodman also a member of Trapdoor’s DJ line-up, along with two new faces to Deus but representing the local downtown area, DJ MAS aka SENJU-FRESH! and DUBINCH.

After the year that was, event-goers sincerely enjoyed getting out and digging through the vinyl crates, striking up conversations with fellow music-lovers, and for a lot of folks, trying their hand for the first time challenge of hand printing a silkscreen t-shirt. The heartwarming scene of children cautiously hand-printing their mom and dad’s tees left a warm friendly impression to the downtown vibe. The live DJ sets kicked off in the evening and the turn-out of families with children enjoying the tunes resulted in a fun atmosphere where both kids and grown-ups alike got together having a great time. The talented DJ‘s had Asakusa grooving all through the nights.

Since the closure of Deus Harajuku in March, this was really the first opportunity in a long time that Deus has had to gather with a group of likeminded people, Deus regulars, new locals, and DJ fans, all of whom came together for a healthy dose of that special sauce, good vibes. Although gatherings in this new day and age will probably have a completely different look and feel to what we were used to but participating in these RSD DROPS, gave us an up-close sense that with music people will genuinely enjoy themselves no matter the circumstances.

We can’t wait to see everybody again soon!

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一年に一度、レコード屋さんの日、レコードストアデイ。
毎年4月に開催されているが、今年は新型コロナウイルス感染拡大の影響を受け、
RSD DROPSとして,8,9,10月の3回に分け開催された。
デウス浅草店でも、この素晴らしい日を祝う為、
9月、10月に参加することに。
浅草店で初めてのゲストDJセット、レコード&カセットテープのフリマ、
デウスレコーズアートの手刷りTシャツ& トートのワークショップを開催した。

秋の訪れを感じる爽やかな週末
一日中音楽を楽しめる日となるよう昼の部、夜の部とテーマを変えて行うことに。

昼の部は、レコードのフリマと、手刷りワークショップを。
9月は Face Records&Tastee T Productionとレコード&カセット等のフリマを開催し、
10月はレコード&カセットのフリマ、そしてデウスレコーズアートを自分で手刷りできるTシャツワークショップを開催。
真剣にレコードを掘る人、音楽話に花が咲く人、
初めての手刷り作業に一喜一憂する人。そして、子供が両親に一枚ずつ刷ってプレゼントする素敵親子。
下町人情溢れる暖かい一コマを垣間見れた時間。

夜の部は、早めの時間でライブDJセットを開催。
DJ 陣は 原宿店で開催していた DJ イベント Trapdoor でも
お世話になっていた DJ Yogurt , DJ Conomarkが 9月に、そして10月は DJ Moodman ,
今回初登場の東京の下町地元代表のお二人 DJ MAS aka SENJU-FRESH! DUBINCH
が浅草の夜を盛り上げてくれた。

原宿店クローズ後、久しぶりの方から、ご近所の方、DJのファンの方々と様々な面々が集ってくれた。
ライブDJセットは夕方から始まり
音楽と踊るのが好きな子連れの方も少なくなく、
大人からキッズまで一緒に誰もが楽しめる空間がそこにはあった。

新しい時代でのイベントは これから変わりゆくものであろうとは思うが、
人はどんな時でも、心から楽しめるということを今回改めて実感することができたのでは無いでしょうか。
また、皆さん直ぐにお会いしましょう。

Special Thanks

RSD Japan

東洋化成株式会社

Face Records

Tastee T Production

All photos and Film by Keisuke Tanigawa 

Deus Records Social Media 

Deus Records Instagram 

Deus Records SoundCloud 

Deus Records Japan Online Store 

Deus Records Spotify 



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