Seth Troxler has just announced that he will become the new owner to over 4,500 records previously owned by the legendary Hacienda nightclub resident, Dave Haslam.
After hearing the news that Dave was selling his entire collection of vinyl, Seth jumped at the chance to not only expand his already impressive personal vinyl collection, but also accept the baton from a true visionary of dance music and put the needle back on the hidden gems of a by-gone era.
Seth explains “I think my great joy will be finding new music, hearing things I never knew existed from people forgotten through time”.
Haslam was a resident DJ at the Haçienda from 1986 until 1990, taking to the decks over 450 times throughout his four year stint at the club. Seth recently took over the Tobacco Docks in London’s east end for his ‘Acid Future’ all-day party, taking inspiration from clubs such as the Haçienda and Shoom to embody the true spirit of acid house in 2015.
On the purchase Dave comments:
“My thirty years of DJing is in this collection, including all the records I played on the four hundred occasions I played at the Hacienda in the 1980s, beginning with funk and soul and electro and Factory Records stuff, and on through industrial and alternative music and into the early acid tunes and the house music revolution. And then the 1990s too, bleepy stuff, disco, the euphoric floorfillers, and the wild and weird records I loved and wanted to share with dancefloors from Manchester to Paris and Berlin to New York I had some tempting offers, but keeping the collection together was an important thing for me. When Seth got in touch I was really pleased. The records were bought by me to be played – it’s a working DJ’s collection – and Seth’s commitment to music and to vinyl is fabulous. There’s stuff in there he’ll know and love but stuff he’ll discover too, and through him, and thanks to him taking them on and playing them out, new audiences will discover them too, and enjoy them. They’ll give pleasure to Seth’s audiences, just as they gave pleasure to me and the audiences I played them too. I’ll miss them but they’ve gone to a great home.”
Watch this space as the official handover progresses in December.