LA3C festival will take place in DTLA’s historic core from November 10-12. Tickets available now!
We’re bringing the In Sheep’s Clothing record fair to a festival setting for the very first time! This won’t be your typical festival outing though… LA3C is a Music & Food Festival taking place in DTLA’s Historic Core. From November 10-12, LA3C will activate four of LA’s most iconic venues including the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, the Los Angeles Theatre, the Orpheum Theatre and the Palace Theatre, as well as several surrounding lots, to bring together a spectrum of arts and vendors to celebrate what makes LA great. Leading tastemakers in LA’s food and wine scene, independent filmmakers and a world class roster of live performances come together to bridge communities, honor traditions, and inspire creativity. We’ll be representing Los Angeles’ vinyl and analog community!
The lineup is something to behold and includes must-see performances from iconic legends alongside contemporary innovators pushing boundaries across genres. Highlights include intimate performances from headliners Erykah Badu and Herbie Hancock, Questlove, Flying Lotus and LA jazz legends Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin, Nick Hakim, John Carroll Kirby, Kamasi Washington, Sudan Archives, Shabazz Palaces, and more…
In Sheep’s Clothing has been selected to curate part of the weekend-long Bazaar on Broadway (located right by the Ace Hotel) alongside the amazing Black Market Flea. We’ll be bringing along some of our favorite local labels and records vendors into the mix with DJ sets from our community and a listening zone powered by Ville Sound. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the labels and record vendors from our extended community who will be selling at the record fair.
The brainchild of DJ, producer and label manager Chris Manak aka Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw is home to legendary hip-hop artists including Madlib, J Dilla, Guilty Simpson, Jonwayne, and Dam-Funk. Now in its 23rd year of operation, the label continues to release innovative new music from contemporary artists like mndsgn, Sudan Archives, John Carroll Kirby, Eddie Chacon, Jerry Paper, and more.
The Chicago-born, Los Angeles based label Numero Group recently celebrated it’s 20th anniversary. Founded in 2003 by Rob Sevier, Ken Shipley, and Tom Lunt (who left the label in 2013), Numero Group has been one of the most consistently integral archival labels of the past two decades. 24-Carat Black, Antena, Laraaji, Gary Davenport, Rupa, Pastor T.L. Barrett, Wee, Ned Doheny, Cheryl Glasgow; the list goes on and on and we’re constantly surprised at the multitude of genres and niche musical zones the label dives into.
Luaka Bop is a New York–based record label founded by musician David Byrne, former lead singer and guitarist for the art rock–new wave band Talking Heads. The label has released compilations from individual artists like William Onyeabor, Floating Points, Doug Hream Blunt, Tim Maia, and Os Mutantes, and most recently, the late-great Pharoah Sanders.
Leaving Records is a Los Angeles-based All Genre zone with a primary focus on uplifting experimental voices. Beginning as a music blog established in 2008, and launched as a craft cassette label in 2009 by artists MatthewDavid and Jesselisa Twine, Leaving has continued to champion underground voices with their various event series in Los Angeles and relentless release schedule.
Formed in London in 1990 by Matt Black and Jonathan More, the duo known as Coldcut, Ninja Tune has established itself as one of the world’s leading independent record labels, etching its story into the pages of ground-breaking British music. In recent years, the label has celebrated a number of significant releases from Bonobo, ODESZA, Jayda G, Bicep, Little Dragon, Peggy Gou, and others. The label also has a longstanding partnership with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, who will also be selling select titles at the fair.
With jazz as its source, and the high-flying sounds and youthful exuberance of the greatest classic funk and rock as a guiding philosophy, Jazz Dispensary blurs boundaries and opens minds to the psychoactive potential of music, introducing a new generation to the grooves that elevated the hippest heads of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Releases include iconic albums from legendary jazz labels Prestige, Milestone and Fantasy.
“My name is Senay Kenfe I am based in Long Beach, CA. I am a producer and DJ who’s been selling records for 10+ years. My selection is specifically boogie, funk & R&B. This is covered on the monthly show I’ve had on NTS Radio for years now called Quiet Storm.”
El Marchante, born in Caracas, Venezuela in 2015 as an online record shop, has evolved into a dynamic project with a singular focus: researching, compiling, and sharing Latin American music. With a presence in both Caracas and Los Angeles, El Marchante doesn’t just sell vinyl records; it celebrates music through live events paying tribute to Latin American and Caribbean heritage. This project’s direct approach and unwavering commitment to the music of the region make it a vital player in preserving and promoting Latin American musical culture.
Beat Swap Meet
Launched in Los Angeles in 2008, Robbie Powers’ Beat Swap Meet is a one-of-a-kind record convention catering to beat makers, music-lovers, vinyl fiends, sample nerds, and diggers of all kinds. The Beat Swap Meet recognizes the importance of vinyl records as the artifacts and relics of Hip Hop culture as well as all related genres of music, and aims to keep the art of digging alive. Get those fingers dirty!!
JD started buying and playing records in the early 90s Dallas rave scene. During road trips he began finding extras of records to trade or sell to friends. He moved to SF in ’99 and launched Vinyldj.com, one of the first online used vinyl shops. Now in LA, he still plays records and sells them at local fairs and some late night parties. JD always has a mix of house, techno, 80s, hip hop, disco and LPs.
MR. GOOD BOY
Mr. GOODBOY is a Los Angeles based creative studio and fabrication shop that have been making record carts and rolling record cabinets since 2018. With a goal of making vinyl culture as accessible as possible their record selection reflects that belief by usually stocking an eclectic mix of music from around the world as well as some collection “essentials.”
Sonido Del Valle
Sonido del Valle is a cultural hub that is bringing vinyl records back to Boyle Heights. The record store is full of culture and makes it clear it is there to serve the community. The record store has become a gathering place for local artists and music people often hosting in-store performances for local DJ’s and bands. The store carries a little bit of everything, but the owners make sure that their Latin section is always a priority, keeping it nice and full.