UPDATE 3-22: WE GOT PICTURES OF SOME OF THE PLEDGES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM. CHECK IT OUT!
Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe also known as The Mixing Lab, Electronic Music Boutique & LastRecordStoreStanding.com is owned & operated by Ron Dedmon (Ron D Core) & wife Helen Liang since December 10, 1994 when the business first opened. We are a small mom & pop family business; we passionately promote the art and sales of vinyl on a daily basis. We were the first record store in Orange County to stock, sell all styles of electronic dance music and we provided the proper place to fulfill our customers needs. Our store turned many first time vinyl buyers into regular customers, collectors and DJ's alike. Besides selling records we have held many events here at the shop as well as abroad throughout our 18 years of business promoting our favorite music format. Many aspiring DJ's, friends and customers got their first DJ experience playing right here at the store. We've also had many well known artists and DJ's perform live here at the record store.
The Dr. Freeclouds name, logos and brand has become a common household name over the years; it has gained a lot of respect and trust from the community. Many vinyl DJ's and collectors will come to our store on a weekly basis to shop, and fill their record collections or get those essential tracks for that upcoming gig. Eight years ago we moved to our current location; we expanded our inventory to carry all styles of music beyond the dance music genre; we added all categories on vinyl including Rock, Funk, Jazz, Indie, Soul, Hip Hop, etc. We also expanded to the used vinyl market where we offer new, used, buy, sell and trade to our store business model. These changes we made helped us improve our vinyl selection to our community that we love so much.
Over the last 18 years we have seen many of our business colleagues and competitors close the door of their beloved record stores. At this time we are truly the last record store standing of it's kind in Orange County, Southern California. It hurts us to see so many great record stores close their doors forever and see that much history lost in the process. There's so much history right here at Dr. Freecloud's because we are one of few pioneers to have been in the electronic dance music community since the very beginning. We are deeply rooted and are fully invested in our community. We do not want to see the history lost or the art of crate digging, vinyl collecting and vinyl deejaying disappear. Since vinyl is on the rise and gaining popularity; it seems like it's the right time to expand our store rather than closing it.
It's been a very difficult challenge the past few years to keep our doors open, but we are not ready to give up. Since we are running out of options and ideas to help our business thrive; we needed to think outside the box and reach out to our beloved community.
We want to raise a total of $14,500 for the day to day operations to get us back on track and to do some future projects such as logo merchandising (apparel, stickers, pro-vinyl accessories, etc.), expanding on vinyl inventories and some upkeep for the store.
We understand that some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. Please spread the word with everyone you know who would be interested in pledging.
We appreciate the time you took to read this, your pledge matters a lot to us.
Helen, Ron & Zzyzx
Here are some of the pledge perks!
Dr. Freecloud's Grab Bag
Our Exclusive T-shirt that you can ONLY get here on this indiegogo campaign! This shirt comes with V.I.P. perks that you will only get here. Possible event discounts, store discounts, and more.
It's still a work in progress but we are close to finishing the final design.
We are almost out of the exclusive mixes from Ron D Core! Make sure to pledge and get your part of some EXCLUSIVE memorabilia.
This is not the final CD, we are working on some artwork. Depending on the ending pledge amount. Expect an awesome mix though!
Want to be a DJ? Here is Ron in the middle of teaching a student the basics of DJing.
This is an awesome price for a two hour lesson. If you or you know someone who wants to learn this is the time to do it!
Check out what comes with the VIP Grab Bag!
You don't see the tote bag above but it will be included. We are currently working on a design for it.
Check out all of Ron D Core's Mix tapes that you will receive if you pledge $500. So many awesome tapes!
Remeber this also includes a VIP T-shirt and the digital RDC Collection.