Tag: Hackney

London Vinyl Shop Giving Away Dance Records For Free

Remember the story about a Hackney record shop owner who stumbled upon a 24.000-large collection of classic dance records earlier this year? Well, that story has just got even better because that same company, Vinyl Pimp, is now giving away a chunk of that collection away for free! Dubbed “vinyl burgers” because of their questionable quality, the shop is looking to seriously cull its £1 bargain bin section by the end of November. Consisting of records that didn’t quite make the grade because of condition or value or simply because they’re duplicates, there are over 5000 items up for grabs. You ... Read more

24,000 Classic Dance Vinyls Unearthed At London Record Shop

In something of a vinyl lovers dream come true Vinyl Pimp discovered a collection of 24,000 vinyl records charting the evolution of classic dance between 1983 and 1993. Coming from the home of a former vinyl distributor, the extensive collection was packed into mountains of boxes and contains ’80s hip hop, acid house, early Detroit techno, and more. 16,000 of the records have already found their way to Vinyl Pimp’s Hackney Wick warehouse with the next 8,000 arriving later this week. Source: The Vinyl Factory

Hackney Council Looks To Ban Nightlife Economy

The Hackney Council has presented a “borough wide hours policy” with the intention to inhibit future nighttime venues to open and operate. The council’s new licensing policy defined “acceptable” opening hours, with pubs and bars to close at 11pm, or midnight on weekend evenings, while nightclubs are described as “not considered appropriate”. Though since changed, the policy now brings clubs in line with pubs and bars, closing at midnight, even on the week’s busiest nights. The new proposals would specifically affect the heavily gentrifying Hackney Wick area, where several new clubs have sprung up recently, including Bloc and Shapes. Chair of the council’s licensing committee, ... Read more