The brainchild of DJ collective Matteblacc, this music space is more than meets the eye. Besides offering stacks of records for music aficionados to browse through, the laidback store also invites customers to enjoy a cuppa specialty joe and craft beers as well as all-day breakfast bites such as smoked salmon bagel and smashed avocado toast – all while copping merch and accessories from your favourite artists, bands, and cult streetwear brands. If it's anything like it was pre-circuit breaker, you'll likely find impromptu vinyl jam sessions when restrictions have eased.
While catching a live music performance is great, indulging in a home listening party with specially curated playlists makes an ethereal experience – well, coming from us, anyway. If you prefer kicking it old school, trailing the detailed sounds of vinyl scratching against the needle of your turntable and those eargasmic sounds emitting from the speakers, it's about time you expand your record collection.
For exclusive titles, mark your calendar for Record Store Day (RSD). The special day is usually celebrated with RSD-exclusive records, limited-edition merchandise, and promotions on the third Saturday of April every year. But due to the pandemic, the annual music affair is split over two separate dates: June 12 and July 17.
In the meantime, check out these record stores and get browsing, dear crate-diggers.