Crate diggers in the city will soon have a new place to hunt for vinyl.

Pacific Rhythm was originally opened in 2013 as an online store for North American collectors to buy vinyl without having to pay European shipping fees. Since then the Vancouver-based team behind the store have branched out with a series of regular parties in the city, and a label, whose first record featured tracks from a clutch of local talent, including 1080p artist Lnrdcroy and Mood Hut producer Cloudface.

As there’s nothing quite like flicking through the racks by hand, vinyl collectors in the city will be pleased to hear that Pacific Rhythm will soon be opening a physical store in Vancouver’s Chinatown district. As RA reports, the store will be located at 441 Gore Avenue, between East Hastings and East Cordova streets, and according to store founder Derek Duncan AKA DJ D.Dee, will be “Vancouver’s premiere source for DJ records,” with a focus on boutique labels and store-only exclusives.

Pacific Rhythm will launch on February 8 with an in-store party featuring the cream of the city’s DJ crop. Mood Hut selectors Hashman Deejay and the Pender Street Steppers will be on hand to provide the music alongside the lesser-known Neo Image between 2pm and 8pm – more information on that here.

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