33:45: We went crate digging with Dr Banana

33:45 is your new regular fix of beats, bargains and bangers. Rewatch Dr Banana shopping at Crazy Beat Records ahead of his return of the FABRICLIVE 23rd Birthday on 14th October.

We’re taking some of the scene’s best-loved diggers and spinners record shopping. And for the first edition (first published February 2022) UKG aficionado Dr Banana took us on a journey to the far reaches of the District line to an incredible treasure in Upminster called Crazy Beat.

We hadn’t heard of Crazy Beat before Dr Banana suggested it – and we’re pleased he did. The family-run independent was first recommended to him by friend Alec Falconer (Phone Traxxx), and it’s a real hub for old school gems, UKG, classic house, hip-hop, jazz and more. Unless you knew where to look, you wouldn’t know Crazy Beat was there. 

Dr Banana shares his hunting habits and lets us in on what he’s looking for when he goes diggin’. He also selects some tunes to take home – an unknown 138 Trek mash up of Who Let The Dogs Out (£3, by the way), a DJ Ride remix of  Plan B, and more. Get stuck in.

Dr Banana plays the FABRICLIVE 23rd Birthday on 14th October with DZ EZ, Vigro Deep, Girls Don't Sync, Kitty Amor, KILIMANJARO, Earful of Wax and more. Tickets below and here.