Record Safari

Summary

Vinyl Records are Alex Rodriguez’s drug, and he’s turned his addiction into a career. Running the Glass House Record Store and curating for Coachella Music Festival’s on-site record store, Alex spends weeks on the road buying records and swapping stories with fellow collectors, musicians, enthusiasts and producers and gives us an inside look into the world of record collecting. Record Safari takes you on a journey as Alex searches high and low for these sought after pieces of plastic and gives us an inside look into the world of record collecting.

Since its discovery over 100 years ago, the vinyl record revolutionized the way people hear and feel recorded music. Vinyl Records are Alex Rodriguez’s drug, and he’s turned his addiction into a career. Running the Glass House Record Store and curating the Coachella Music Festival’s on-site record store, Alex spends weeks on the road, digging in crates across America and swapping stories with fellow collectors, musicians, enthusiasts and producers, giving us an inside look into the world of record collecting.

Featuring interviews with Lenny Kaye, Monalisa, Oliver Wang, Valerie Calano, Sean “Slug” Daily, Anthony “Ant” Davis, Sheila Burgel, Steven Blush, Rebecca Birmingham, Kevin Patrick, and more, the film explores what makes someone a vinyl enthusiast. Is it just a hobby or something deeper? What explains the record’s steady popularity in the age of streaming? Alex explores these questions throughout the journey with friends new and old and discovers each collector’s unique affinity for vinyl records.

Record Safari is a film for music lovers that’ll reignite your passion for physical media. Tag along for the journey as Alex searches high and low for these sought after pieces of plastic.

Credits

2020 - NR
Directed by: Vincent Vittorio

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