DANCE | For sale: Chrissy Murderbot's record collection
Local electronic producer Chris Shively, aka Chrissy Murderbot, who runs the labels Sleazetone and Loose Squares, is slimming down his record collection. Last Monday he put about 90 percent of it, which works out to more than 700 pieces, up for sale at online music catalog and marketplace Discogs to help ease the pain of an upcoming move.
"I've got a lot of plastic in my house that I don't touch that often," he says. "I'm trying to get all this stuff gone before I move in August so that I don't have to lift it in the dead of summer."
The music Shively is selling, like the music he makes, comes from all over the dance-music map—jungle, Chicago house, dubstep, ghetto house, juke—and also includes unexpected oddities like the Robert Redford-narrated nature record The Language and Music of the Wolves. Shively didn't balk at unloading the sort of hard-to-find albums that collectors cherish, and he's likewise parting with sentimental records from his youth. Anyone can buy the rare Ragga Jungle Dubs comp or a 1999 seven-inch from Coldcut, a British electronic duo he loved as a teenager.
Shively only intends to keep records he's made or that friends have produced and given to him. "Anything that doesn't meet that criteria is out of my life," he says. —Leor Galil