Features for the Kmag 25th anniversary book out in December include a series of panel discussions. The first one was on past, present and future of record shops. In this exclusive recording, you can listen to the full panel transcript.
Record shops have played an integral part in the development of drum & bass. It was here DJs discovered new music and met like-minded fellow DJs, MCs and producers. However, while many of the UK’s most famous record stores have closed in recent years, there are shops out there that have weathered the storm and even new ones.
Panellists included Nicky Blackmarket and Ray Keith who both worked at the most famous drum & bass record shop of them all, Blackmarket Records. Joining them were Jon Smith from Intense Records in Chelmsford which has been in business since 1999 and Jack Christie from Container Records in Brixton who only set-up shop in 2015. The panel was hosted by Marcus Barnes, author of the book Around The World In 80 Record Stores.