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Fair Trade - Steve Lawler

Fair Trade - Steve Lawler

Which tracks would Steve Lawler love to find at the WMC Record Fair?

While digital is no doubt sitting pretty at the helm of the format kingdom, there are some folk out there who will always be vinyl obsessives - happiest when digging through crates or shifting through piles of dusty old records at record fairs, car boot sales and charity shops.

As part of WMC week, the conference organisers are holding a gargantuan record fair chock full of plastic to get collectors drooling. It takes place on Saturday 29th March at The Miami Beach Hotel Resort & Spa, 4833 Collins Ave. Essentially an arena for vinyl junkies, collectors and dealers to meet up and dig, buy, sell and trade until their eager little arms drop off, it's well worth a visit. We asked a selection of DJs what they'd like to find there…

Steve Lawler

What record would you most like to unearth at a record fair?
"Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rollin Stone.'"

What records from your own collection would you try to sell?
"Absolutely none! You can't sell your memories."

What's the best record fair you've been to?
"I used to go to the huge one at the NEC in Birmingham with my fellow record collector Pete Gooding. I used to get things like 'Ya Mo Be There', Kraftwerk records, things like that."