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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 […]

A tribute to all the black musicians and artists that have been such a huge part of In Sheep’s Clothing from the very beginning. This playlist includes classic spiritual jazz, meditation songs, and protest music from artists like Alice Coltrane, Brother Ah, Phil Ranelin, Doug Carn, etc. as well as new artists like Makaya McCraven […]

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 […]

Beat Club was a German television show that featured performances from some of the biggest names in rock and roll between 1965 and 1972. In the sixties, the show aired black-and-white performances, mostly lip synced, in front of a brick wall. But in the early ‘70s, as some of the featured groups became more musically […]

Here’s a heartwarming video to accompany today’s featured classic album. ‘Ernest Explores’ is a short film produced by RVNG sub-label Freedom to Spend directed by Jodi Darby and starring Jimmy T as Portland-based musician and sound historian Ernest Hood. The film captures a typical day in the life of the artist and includes archival footage […]

Next up in our Home Listening series we have a special playlist from our friend Parker, who runs the excellently curated peasantries + pleasantries record shop. Parker was a key vendor at our record fairs back before the lockdown slinging the best “old is new” ambient, folk, new age, and jazz releases. Here are some […]

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