The concept for Takashima Records bar and lounge was created by Parlor owners Sean Baltzell and Casey Colgan. For the record label, Baltzell is teaming up Paul Fullerton (DJ ill Temperament) and Dan Hayden (DJ Hal Greens and owner of The Wine Tap in Belleville, Illinois). Baltzell was first inspired to open Takashima after spending time in Tokyo, where he saw the emergence of vinyl shops doubling as bars across the city.
The venue's label will initially focus on re-pressing limited-edition vinyl by local St. Louis artists but hopes to eventually branch out in issuing current releases from local, national and international acts. The first vinyl release, anticipated for early 2020, is a re-press of St. Louis saxophonist Oliver Sain's album, On The Hill, on seven-inch vinyl in a gatefold picture-sleeve set.
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