On Sunday, Delicious Vinyl curator Rick Ross will be throwing a grand-opening party for the store and record label’s FreakCity boutique-slash-art space in Hollywood. [Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Ross as founder of Delicious Vinyl.]
FreakCity pays homage to the era when Delicious Vinyl rocked the charts with Tone-Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina” and rapper Young MC’s “Bust a Move” -- a rewind to high-top fades, cassette tapes, letterman jackets, sequins and lace.
The 5,000-square-foot boutique will stock more than 20 brands, including Han Cholo, Joyrich, Stampd’ LA, Dim Mak, Rojas and Evil Genius. The fitting rooms are telephone booths (remember those?), with DeliciousVinyl.com broadcasting radio old-school jams live.
The party begins at 2 p.m. with Diva Division salon giving complimentary haircuts and manicures. Vinyl traders will unload classic albums for collectors.
At 6 p.m., Mindy Le Brock from the band Electrocute will create a fashion-meets-art installation. And at 8 p.m., L.A. electro-funk pioneer Arabian Prince (a.k.a. Professor X of N.W.A.) spins records, followed by a performance by "beauty-bass" duo the Keyishe.
6613 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 446-5413 (for appointments); 2 p.m. to midnight.
-- Max Padilla
Photo credits: Delicious Vinyl