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“I really feel like the shop has become a bit of a hub, because everybody kind of migrates to the record shop, that’s like the heart of where it all starts.” Natalie Judge, World Of Echo.
This week’s episode features Black Star Records in Lyndhurst, New Forest. “You have invest in the art, you have to invest in the future… we invite people to get involved with owning music.” Fran Jones, Black Star Records.
“I think a record shop’s important to a community because it’s keeping the high street alive, you can’t beat just staring at a shelf and physically going through things, that’s the way you pick up stuff you might not have done.” Keith Wildman, The Record Café.
“When we were first putting the shop together we wanted it to be inclusive. We wanted it to be that anyone’s welcome.” Kieran Wilson, Shrubs & Dubs.
"There's two things which diaspora always bring with them, music and food. You can actually demonstrate how multicultural areas have always been if you explore the musical heritage" Craig Jamieson, Peckham Soul.
This week’s episode features Flashback Records in London. “The great thing about working in a second hand record shop is that you’re not part of the whole sort of industry machine. You’re working within music, dealing with great music the whole time, but you’re not part of that whole horrible promotional machine that surrounds all of music it seems.” Mark Burgess
"Even though I've been doing it for so long, it still doesn't really feel like a job, it's more of a passion, it's something I still enjoy doing everyday." Steve Meekings