The “Disquaire Day” is an unmissable event in the French musical landscape and contributes to the return of vinyl format to an increasingly large audience. The 11th edition of the Anglo-Saxon Record Store Day, imported and adapted by the Club action des labels et disquaires indépendants français (CALIF), will take place this year in two stages, on June 12 and July 17.
On this occasion, 200 references will be published and distributed (notably in vinyl format) in the 250 participating stores. These exclusive releases include new releases as well as many French and international rarities. Besides the great classics (The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Cure, The Police, Iggy Pop), the selection highlights other aesthetics (jazz with Franck Foster or Howard Roberts, electronic music with Oneohtrix Point Never or Shygirl, film music with Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter, etc.). Francophone production is in the spotlight with reissues by Bertrand Burgalat, Air, The Liminanas, Cascadeur, Nouvelle Vague, Matteo (Chinese Man), and Johnny Hallyday.
The selection of the “Disquaire Day” also extends to other cultural content, including the exclusive presence of a book by Francis Dordor entitled Disquaire, une histoire – La passion du vinyle, published by GM Editions and in partnership with Les Inrockuptibles. Several events, organized throughout France, help place these two days under the sign of the celebration of the record and the music.
This new edition confirms the roots of local cultural businesses such as record stores.
Particularly affected by the health crisis, independent record stores were supported by the Government thanks to the assistance of the National Music Centre, whose resources were strengthened, the assumption by the State of their postal costs of sending and their continued activity during the months of March and April 2021.
The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, sends her thanks to the organizers of this Record Store Day and to the entire network of independent record stores, which help to promote musical diversity in the territories and preserve these irreplaceable places of meeting and advice.