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“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.
“It’s really the people that make the place, they’re supporting us as an institution if you will, in our community right now.” Justin Johnson
"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.
“The thing that I love about the LP format is the fact it’s 20 minutes per side and being able to take in 20 minutes of data into your brain seems to be the perfect amount.” Joe Schwab Euclid Records
"I just needed to get out and talk to people, and what better place to do that than in a music shop" Alison Wressell, Vintage & Vinyl.
“People always go home with something they were not intending to buy, that person is going to go home so excited… I think that’s the best part about working at a record store”. Sharon Bechor, Rock and Soul DJ
“This is what I want to do. This is not like going to work… I want to be part of this crowd”. Ben Soothill, Wax and Beans.
“We’re a queer owned record store and we’re really loud and proud about that… Not only is music discovery, but it’s self discovery”. Kye Hallows & Blake Lundell, Lavender Vinyl.