About us

Magazine and website Rocking & Stomping, website Disc-o-Foon, catalogue SunShine Music, record store SunShine Shop, enterprise DIWA Records, mailorder service Diwa's Record Club and record labels DIWA and DIAL are all owned by Dick Waanders in Almelo, The Netherlands.
Some of them do not exist anymore but others are kept alive via the internet.

In 1967 I compiled my first sales list of records. In 1972 I opened a small record shop in Hengelo. Mailorder sale grew rapidly and became a serious mailorder service with customers from all over the world.
My own record company was the third leg of my enterprise.

My ambition has never been getting rich. I wanted to make music lovers happy and supply them with the music of their heart.
Another - still valid - goal is to handle and pack the records with as much care as possible, to ensure they arrive in prestine condition at the customer.

It appears that vinyl records are not going to disappear in the near future, so any investment in these wonderful items will be worthwile.

Dick Waanders
Januari 2016