"On Location: Miami": Meet Sweat Records Owner Lolo Reskin
Host Charlie Travers meets up with Sweat Records owner/co-founder Lauren "Lolo" Reskin to learn more about the Miami music scene. Reskin, who serves as a Recording Academy Florida Chapter Governor, lets us in on a few of the vinyl trends she's been seeing.
"Today there's so much interest in vinyl that people are putting things out in all sorts of different variations," says Reskin. "Some vinyl's heavier than others. Some vinyl's mastered in different ways. Colored vinyl is a very big thing, so more colors, like glow in the dark, translucent, opaques … and then people are even, especially around Record Store Day, doing fun things like putting liquid inside of records and pressed flower petals, and all kinds of stuff."
Reskin reveals that her personal vinyl collection comprises of only the music she is sure to listen to on repeat. Like many vinyl collectors, there's something very satisfying about holding a physical copy of your favorite music in your hands, polishing the glossy vinyl and sorting your collection. From Reskin's perspective, it's vinyl records like those in her collection that make artists legitimate right now.
"We try to educate bands as much as we can about that and absolutely support local people making vinyl because we think it's important if you're taking yourself seriously as an artist," shares Reskin. "I think it's one of the most legitimizing things you can do because any legitimate artist right now has vinyl."
Watch the full episode of "On Location: Miami" to learn more about how Reskin's Sweat Records supports the vibrant music scene of the beach-adjacent city.