Street Sounds Records ’93/’94

Street Sounds was a record shop on Melrose Avenue that supplied the LA dj’s with
the best in early 90s dance music. Anything from techno to house to jungle to even acid jazz could
be found in this small but busy record shop. I worked here around 1993 and it was
one of the best jobs I ever had. Walking into the shop at 11am knowing that the UPS guy
dropped off a ton of new vinyl shipped from the UK (free promos included from Moving Shadow).
Then as the day went by we helped people with their shopping, played records, told jokes and
took sunny walks down the street to see friends, freaks and ravers still up from the night before!
Working at this shop gave me all the music I needed to make all my original mixtapes like
“RAW IS DEAD”, “TURNTABLE PSYCHO” and “WHO WANTS TO BATTLE?”
Other shops along Melrose that were vital to the Los Angeles dj were Beat Non Stop, Temple of Boom,
DMC and Fat Beats
. There was also a rasta shop east of Street Sounds that supplied us with nice
reggae 45’s. My memories of Melrose are all I have now but, compared to this world of invisible mp3’s
and hard drives that die in less than 10 years, I’m glad I got to experience the world of real
‘releases’ and music I could actually hold in my hands and play with my hands…imagine that..
music that will last forever on plastic!

(top to bottom) STREET SOUNDS marcus wyatt dj kookane  the hardcore vinyl

(top to bottom)
STREET SOUNDS
marcus wyatt
dj kookane
the hardcore vinyl

Floren listening to records at Street Sounds

Floren listening to records at Street Sounds

Freddy C the boss

Freddy C the boss

The Beat Non Stop spy

The Beat Non Stop spy

The UPS guy

The UPS guy

Frank C "the Street Sound maid" :) actually he was the most responsible one there besides Freddy

Frank C “the Street Sounds maid” πŸ™‚ actually he was the most responsible one there besides Freddy

"Don't touch the jungle Top 20"

“Don’t touch the jungle Top 20”

Jonathan and Veronica at Street Sounds

Jonathan and Veronica at Street Sounds

Craig Boyd at Street Sounds

Craig Boyd at Street Sounds

Lenny V and his girl at Street Sounds

Lenny V and his girl at Street Sounds

(top to bottom) Cool Whip and Shaggy at Street Sounds The view down Melrose Ave. from Street Sounds

(top to bottom)
Cool Whip and Shaggy at Street Sounds
The view down Melrose Ave. from Street Sounds

Veronica at Street Sounds

Veronica at Street Sounds

Manager of Street Sounds Freddy C.

Manager of Street Sounds Freddy C.

Raphael at Street Sounds

Raphael at Street Sounds

the house guy

the house guy

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4 thoughts on “Street Sounds Records ’93/’94

  1. Hi my name is angel Greg cantu I used to work at street sounds bear non stop and prime cuts I was wondering who you are? You said u used to work at street sounds

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