November 24, 2015
Passing down the acid house sound, from one DJ to another.
Former Haçienda resident Dave Haslam has found a home for his collection of 4,500 records, and that home is Seth Troxler’s. Huge interest trailed Haslam after he announced his intention to sell his entire collection last month, piquing the interest of DJs and collectors enthralled by the potential of the haul.
Having played over 450 times at the legendary Manchester club between 1986 and 1990, Haslam amassed a collection that defined the zeitgeist as the city’s love affair with post-punk and Factory Records rolled over into acid house and rave. And, as you can imagine Troxler is chuffed with the purchase:
“As a music fan and collector the opportunity to acquire Dave’s records was something that instantly sparked my interest… One factor behind my acquirement of this amazing collection was the transfer of one working DJ to another; and the fact that I will be presenting to people around the world as they were intended to be heard.”
It’s a sentiment shared by Haslam, who was pleased to see the records given a second life in Troxler’s record bag:
“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.”
Photo: Will Calcutt