Watch Luaka Bop’s Yale Evelev take you through his record collection

Watch Luaka Bop's Yale Evelev take you through his record collection

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An ethnographic expert.

Boiler Room visited the NYC home of Luaka Bop boss Yale Evelev for the latest episode of their Collections series. The two-hour trip through his extensive vault of 7,000-records showcases Yale’s eclectic tastes, from 20th C. classical and strange tape experiments to chutney records, Latin curiosities and other ethnographic goodies.

The video, which you can watch above in full, also tells the story of Luaka Bop’s own signees William Onyeabor and Tom Zé. Luaka Bop was established in 1988 by David Byrne, but since 2003 the Talking Heads frontman stepped away from the label, which become wholly independent in 2006.

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  1. A Face in the Crowd 6 months ago

    They get a film crew and snooty 12-year-old “interviewer” from the Harrods school of journalism to go to Evelev’s pad to talk about records. So they get to something that sounds really good — a bluesy piano thing — and they never tell you the artist or show the record.

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