Since its discovery over 100 years ago, the vinyl record has revolutionized the way people hear and feel recorded music. Vinyl records are Alex Rodriguez’s drug, and he’s turned his addiction into a career. Running the Glass House record store and curating the on-site record store at the Coachella Music Festival, Alex spends weeks on the road, digging in crates across America, swapping stories with fellow collectors, musicians, enthusiasts and producers. Record Safari follows his travels, giving us an intimate inside look into the world of record collecting.
Featuring interviews with Pete Rock, Lenny Kaye, DJ Monalisa Murray, Oliver Wang, Valerie Calano, Slug and Ant from Atmosphere, Sheila Burgel, Steven Blush, Rebecca Birmingham, Jamison Harvey aka DJ Prestige, Kevin Patrick, and many more, the film explores the many reasons people become vinyl enthusiasts. Is it just a hobby or something deeper and more meaningful? What explains vinyl’s steady popularity in the age of streaming? Alex explores these and many more questions throughout the journey he takes with friends new and old.
Record Safari is a film for music lovers, and will reignite their passion for physical media. Tag along for the journey as Alex travels far and wide, searching high and low for these very sought-after pieces of plastic.