The MOXON team all have different tastes, but we love having music playing in the office all day every day. We'd love to share with you our top ten favourite places to spend a lazy afternoon browsing records.
Visiting Rough Trade was the milestone moment of your first trip down Brick Lane as a teenager- bags full of vintage clothing, your first ever vinyl, and a pic from the photobooth to show off to all your friends back home. Watch out for live gigs across their five locations: Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Bristol, Nottingham and New York City.
One of two record shops that sit in Peckham’s Copeland Park (and just below our office!), Rye Wax advocates for the underrepresented communities and countercultures in music. A mainstay of Peckham nightlife, offering up records, food, a coffee shop, bar and stellar live events.
Another record shop that sits just opposite the MOXON office, we love hearing the tunes ooze out of the doors in the evening. Doubling as a vintage clothing store, and with an exclusive monthly bonanza of rare and vintage LPs on sale, Peckham Soul has it all.
Flashback Records is for all you North Londoners out there, housing a huge selection of new and used records and books in Shoreditch, Islington and a newly reopened Crouch End branch.
Another Soho number, Sounds of the Universe is home to the largest selection of world beats in the UK. If you're looking for a large selection of Reggae, Dubstep, House, Disco, Funk and Soul, this is the place to be.
Soho is full to the brim with music stores, and Sister Ray paved the way in 1989. Celebrate leaving the house this year by getting down to Sister Ray’s ‘Play It On’ events, showcasing the best and brightest in new musical talent.
A leftfield music haven, Stranger Than Paradise Records sits within Hackney’s Mare Street Market - a converted warehouse space with trendy independent shops, a restaurant and a bar to admire your shiny new records in.
An old-school independent record shop specialising in jazz, blues, dance, soul, reggae and other huge international sounds, Honest Jon’s has a new location in Coal Drops Yard as well as its original setup in Ladbroke Grove.
It’s not all about London! Bristol is notorious for its booming dance music scene, and Idle Hands on City Road represents the best of the West’s local artists. Rifle through the shelves here for underground and independent releases you won’t find anywhere else.
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