606 Records, no relation to the 606 Trail, came about over Technics and beers in the summer of 2014. We decided to team up and create the record store/label that we wanted but with you in mind. Taking cues from our shared love of Chicago and beats we decided upon the name 606 Records. Now people who live in Chicago probably recognize the numbers 606 as the first 3 digits of every zip code in Chicago but more importantly the name stems from the Roland Drumatix aka the TR-606, the little drum machine that could.

Everyone from Big Black to Aphex Twin have sung the praises of that tiny silver apparatus.

Along with its bass bunkmate the TB-303, the 606 helped define a sound which, funny enough, is what we are trying to accomplish in our little corner of the globe.

606 Records

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