The fabled record shop returns in pop-up form this April with a host of special guests.
Deal Real, the London hip-hop hub that closed its doors in 2007, is being resurrected as a pop-up for this year’s Record Store Day. The temporary shopfront at 14 Newburgh Street in Soho, close to its original location on Noel Street, will offer workshops, signings and in-store gigs until June 8, launching on April 18 with an event curated by grime don Kano.
The renamed Deal Real Legacy will present a photo gallery of the shop’s memorable moments and past in-store performances, and screen previously unseen archive footage of British artists like Example, Professor Green, Rodney P, TY and Mr Hudson, plus international acts including Kanye West, Will I Am, Akon, Mos Def (pictured above) and John Legend, all of whom graced the tiny shop with their presence in its five-year existence.
UK hip hop producer and DJ Harry Love will curate an event on May 1, while Mercury nominee Kate Tempest will present an exclusive a cappella reading of her album, Everybody Down, on May 15. Grime star Tinchy Stryder and DJ Sir Spyro will take the reins on May 29.
The pop-up is open from April 18 to June 8 at 14 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RT.