London welcomes a brand new record store.
With Record Store Day still fresh on our minds, it seems as if the resurgence of interest in the humble vinyl disc is here to stay, and we’re certainly not complaining. Buying vinyl is still very much a tactile experience, and even though online merchants can rake in their pennies packing up 12″s and sending them worldwide, little can replace the feeling of flicking through dusty records and finding something genuinely surprising.
London is soon to have a new option for crate diggers, as Peckham’s Rye Wax have just announced plans to open a physical store this spring. Situated in the basement of Rye Lane’s Bussey Building (currently home to The CLF Art Cafe), the space will operate as a record shop and cafe by day and a venue at night.
“We will specialise in a wide range of new and second hand stock, hopefully filling a gap in the market for new dance music this side of the river,” a representative from Rye Wax told FACT. “We’re looking to get feedback from our customers as we grow and try [to] stock whatever they’re feeling at the time, whether it is records, books, or comics.”
We’ll have more information on Rye Wax in the coming weeks as the shop prepares to open its doors.