Whilst the doom mongers within the industry have been steadily predicting the extinction of both vinyl and record shops for some time now the numbers have never matched up with such grim forecasts and vinyl sales have steadily grown year on year in the post CD era.
Such is the optimism in the health of the format that London party starters Stuart Patterson, James Manero, Zafar Chowdry and Jake Holloway have decided to open a new record shop called Love Vinyl next month. As a group, they have form for it with Chowdry previously running Soho outlet Reckless Records from 1988 until 2006 whilst Holloway owned Walthamstow’s Village Vinyl.
Setting up shop in Pearson Street, near Hoxton in East London the new outlet promises to specialize in house, techno, disco, soul, reggae and jazz and offer both new and second hand records.
Check out their Facebook page for all the latest news and developments at : Love Vinyl