“I think human interaction is really important and that’s the essence of what we do here really.” – Jim Spratling manager of Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester.

The third video in our Behind The Counter series features Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester which has been operating in the city since 1985 selling a wide range of music including House / Techno / D&B / Jungle / Funk / Soul / Reggae / Afro / Latin / Jazz / Ambient and Experimental. They also run in store events every weekend ’til late featuring DJ’s from across the spectrum. Previous guests include dBridge / A Guy Called Gerald / Daniel Avery / Marcus Intalex / Mike Huckaby / DJ Marky / Kyle Hall / Carl Craig / Bradley Zero / Objekt / Antal / Hunee / Jeff Mills / Roni Size.

Behind The Counter tells the stories behind the wonderful world of the independent record shops presented by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day UK and Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run-up to Record Store Day 2019 which will share unique stories from around the UK featuring the shops who have stood the test of time to the newbies on the block. Get to know your local shops.

Music – Nucleus & Paradox Music ‘Arcopia / Azha’ (Metalheadz)

Watch: Transmission Records in Margate (Behind The Counter Episode 1)
Watch: Action Records in Preston (Behind The Counter Episode 2)