Welcome to ISC HiFi. Explore our growing collection of classics and rarities from around the world. Discover the stories behind the records. Experience the ISC listening space from home through our (( ROOM RECORDING )) audio player below.

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Bryan Ling recounts his trip to Johannesburg record shop Afrosynth Records and revisits a few choice selections from store owner DJ Okapi. We only had a couple free days in Johannesburg when I traveled to South Africa for the first time in 2018. Headed there as part of the Global Citizen Festival, in advance friends […]

Music discovery has always been a central mission of In Sheep’s Clothing. Whether among staff, patrons or record fair-goers, our physical space was aimed at introducing people to hi-fi — while also building a community for sharing and listening to deep music they otherwise might not hear. As we expand our reach into the digital […]

Sharp high-res scans of the elusive poster included with the first pressing of Kraftwerk’s transcendent third album. While looking into the backstory on Kraftwerk’s third album, Ralf Und Florian, we stumbled upon a music blog called Mostly Retro that posted these incredible scans of the rare megaposter. Included in first pressings of the record, the […]

It’s been almost two decades since Sun Ra, the enigmatic artist who reported Saturn as his birthplace, left our planet and yet – the cosmic jazz pioneer’s Afrofuturist vision seems to be clearer and more present now than ever. From pop acts like Solange paying homage in concert, to genre-bending sci-fi influenced artists like Thundercat […]

This week we present you with the first in a series of themed mixes from music supervisor Lauren Fay Levy aka Lost and Sound. “Ambient Water” features songs embodying the essence of WATER in both spirit & field recording. The drip, the babble, the rain, sea, river, lake, and ocean. Ideal for ASMR, meditation, sleep, […]

Interested in setting up a hi-fi audio system in your home but not sure where to start? The team behind In Sheep’s Clothing hi-fi takes you through the basics while sharing some of their favorite pieces of entry-level equipment. Building your first hi-fi audio setup may seem a little intimidating at first, but it needn’t […]

In Sheep’s Clothing was built out of necessity. Once there was a pizzeria that was looking for a home and found one in the Art’s District of Los Angeles (710 East 4th Place). It was a nice home but it was too large for just pizza. “We’ll take half please” “All or nothing” the owner […]

Notice anything in the recordings in our audio player? Maybe Alice Coltrane’s World Galaxy hums differently than on vinyl or streaming platforms?  Perhaps it sounds a little more live, as if you’re actually hearing the music inside of a space. That’s because these recordings were made at In Sheep’s Clothing using a pair of old […]

ISC Playlists are back! First up, we present the second edition of our Home Listening “Collection Favorites” series. The selections featured here are sequenced to reflect a typical day at the In Sheep’s Clothing listening bar moving from the quiet ambient mornings to the upbeat jazz & soul of the night and as such, should […]

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