lathe audio samplesby petra fi records
00:00 / 04:05

dj basta seed 18/ 0:00


doc guava/ 0:23

chris and tex/ 0:40

scaredy cat/ 1:05

brain orchestra/ 1:43

chrono trigger/ 2:05

sean lucy/ 2:27

quick sands/ 3:00

redhead beats/ 3:41

audio captured from petra fi records using presto 6n record lathe.

dj basta/seed 18


quicksands w/cover art


kin_sventa/beats to lathe event


doc guava/featured on bandcamp


new jersey based artist " brain orchestra"


speculo release


basico/dirty merlin 7" split


screen printed picture disc/ex rays

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artist/ highlight

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low leaf

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in the spring of 2018, we had the pleasure to fuse our vision with los angeles based artist & musician "low leaf". only 50- 10" playable artwork pieces were constructed. this project was our most extensive as of yet, but gratifying once completed. each record was intricately stenciled with a custom hand drawn design by angelica (low leaf), then carefully dipped with black & gold marble paint. each record has over two hours of groundwork put into it, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome.


low leaf then added the finishing touches by hand painting each record sleeve, and giving each one a unique look & feel.we consider these records as playable pieces of artwork, which inherited time, concentration, and a vast amount of energy.

you can purchase this one of a kind piece at , and add it to your collection before it's long gone.

asal hazel

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5x5 single sided picture discs were created for los angeles based artist "asal hazel" from her single "usayudo" -produced by the mastermind "mndsgn"

actual audio from lathe cut

roots & branches/ongoing series

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Roots & Branches Record Box is an ongoing series of short run lathe cut records featuring beats and collages by DJ Basta in collaboration with some incredible producers, musicians and artists.

Each record is cut in real time on a 80 year old record lathe by Petra-Fi Records. Only 20 records will be available for sale of each release.

Dirty sample collages. Playable art pieces.

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