Last week the Love Record Stores campaign started across social media to support local independent record stores during this crisis moment. As part of the campaign !K7 team
Piccadilly Records, Manchester – Rachael, Management
Academy Records, NYC – Adam, Sales
Beltza Records, San Sebastian – Mai, Marketing
Beltza records takes me back in time to my first vinyl. This record store based in San Sebastian it’s not only a shop but a place where you can explore and discover music.
Plattenbau, Stuttgart – Till, Physical Distribution
Plattenbau in Stuttgart-South at Marienplatz. Shoutout to Axel! Always nice to see him chilling in the sun getting a tan. He is an original and so is the store. Records stacked everywhere in each genre and everything in between. One day we were so deep into it, that he left us the store keys to get himself a beer in the sun. – legend!
Rat Records, London – Stas, Digital Distribution
Down the hill from my family home, Rat Records in Camberwell was where I found my feet as a teenage digger. You could always count on finding some obscure rave cuts tucked away amongst random hip-hop gems. But it’s picking up records by Talking Heads (Fear of Music) and Throwing Muses (Chains Changed EP) for the first time that’s most etched
Oye, Berlin – Aitor, Physical Distribution
For me it has to be Oye. They have two stores in Berlin, the big one you can find last releases organized by genre and then you can get lost in the other two rooms sorted by label and classics
Jumbo, Leeds – Alice, Marketing
This shopping centre might be the last place you’d expect to find one of the city’s best independent record shops but Jumbo has been going strong since the 70s. They’ve got a huge range of all genres, very friendly staff and a long-time supporters of the Leeds independent music scene. They will even give you free gig posters to put up in your bedroom.