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For the record: vinyl up for auction

Bands and performers including UNKLE, Frank Turner, Dizraeli, Paradise, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis make charity tracks in just 24 hours

17 March, 2018

Examples of Ben Connors’s vinyl art

THE agony of making a record for release can take a musician months of recording and editing – take after take after take in a sound booth as a producer barks orders into your headphones.

But those clever people at Soho Radio spent 24 hours in November recording, and then cutting to vinyl, 24 new tracks from some leading musicians and singers.

And the results are set to be auctioned at The Other Art Fair next week to raise funds for truly brilliant charities: Crisis, Mind, Reverse Rett, Spires, Grenfell Voices, Women’s Aid & Shelter, City Kids and Calm.

The bands and performers who took part include UNKLE, Frank Turner, Dizraeli, Paradise, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – and then each finished record has had a unique sleeve designed by the artist Ben Connors.

And after the fair, Ben will be hosting a temporary space in Great Windmill Street, March 26-28, to display his work. At the same time, he will also be documenting the comings and goings of Soho Radio by producing portraits of presenters and guests and then offering something he calls “album artwork surgery”.

This entails you coming in with some of your own music and then him creating a unique album cover for you to use…

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