The 7th annual Seoul Record Fair will take place during the weekend of June 17-18 at Seoul Innovation Park. Just like last year the event offers sales of limited edition vinyl pressed especially for the event as well as a set of strictly limited edition cassette tapes.
The vinyl trend has definitely grabbed a foothold in Korea over the past few years with new vinyl releases now showing up with some frequency throughout the year. Seoul Record Fair was early to catch on and continues to bring exciting offers also this year.
One of the definite highlights of the Seoul Record Fair is the availability of releases exclusive to the fair. These typically sell out during the record fair itself–sometimes even in its very first day–but if they don’t lucky fans might be able to find a copy in their independent Korean record store of choice a bit later. All of the vinyl below has been manufactured in the Czech Republic.
|Sunkyeol – 급진은 상대적 개념 (1st album)||black||500|
|Lang Lee – 신의 놀이 (2nd album)||black, 180g||500|
|Shin Hae Gyeong – My Reversible Reaction (1st EP)||clear violet, 45rpm||500|
|Sister’s Barbershop – 비둘기는 하늘의 쥐 (1st album, remastered)||2LP (3 sides),
|2nd Moon – 두번째 달 (1st album)||2LP, clear orange/black||500|
First Sale Items
In addition to the record fair exclusive releases, there’s also the set of vinyl that has been pressed with the intention to sell in record stores but that will first be sold at the fair. Some of these may sell out for good already during the weekend.
|Summer of Thoughts – 생각의 여름 & 곶 (1st + 2nd album)||–||download voucher||–|
|Jay Park x Kirin – City Breeze (1st single)||7″, blue/neon yellow/black||B-side with 2 remixes||300|
|Sultan of the Disco – The Golden Age Revisited (1st album)||black/black+red splatter||download voucher||–|
|Brown Eyed Soul – Soul Free (1st album)||2LP, black, 180g||600|
|Brown Eyed Soul – The Wind, The Sea, The Rain (2nd album)||2LP, black, 180g||600|
|9 and the Numbers – Solitude and Solidarity (3rd album)||aqua blue||download voucher||500|
|The Monotones – Into The Night (1st album)||2LP, white+black||End of Summer single; poster||500|
|Sung Jin Hwan – Baby Birds (1st album)||black/sky blue, 180g||1 bonus track||500|
|Im In Gun – Janus, The Reminiscence||black/transparent/ivory||CD + 54 page booklet||300|
In parallel with the vinyl trend, Korea’s underground music scene has also returned to cassette tapes. This year’s Seoul Record Fair brings a collaboration between Big Baby Driver and E Hyeji specially for the fair, and also offers first sale of four additional very limited edition releases.
|Big Baby Driver x E Hyeji – 빅베이비드라이버x이혜지 (special collaboration)||80|
|Universe Mongae – Morph+ne (demo tape)||20|
|Danpyunsun and the Sailors – 뿔 (2nd album)||80|
|Kim Doo Soo – 자유혼 (4th album, 2016 remaster)||90|
|Common Ground – Dance Republica (4th album)||20|