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In Pictures: Rye Wax Record Shop

We headed to Peckham to take a look at the latest record shop to open in London town…

The recent resurgence in vinyl sales has been well documented, with 2013s figures reaching a 15 year high, also a 101 per cent rise on the previous years sales figures. As a new generation become increasingly interested in vinyl, I think it’s safe to say that this information hasn’t gone unnoticed with a host of new record stores opening around the UK in 2014. London in particular is being treated to lots of new places to pick up wax. A few weeks ago Love Vinyl, a “mecca for dance music lovers”, opened its doors in Hoxton, whilst Sister Ray opened a new spot inside the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Looking in a southerly direction, in particular the vibrant hub by the name of Peckham, you can find the team behind YAM Records busily preparing their new space for an August Bank Holiday opening, a small shop with a focus on stocking small independent labels. Finally, the subject of a recent Hyponik interview, Rye Wax – the new “vinyl emporium and media hub” that’s housed in the basement of the Bussey Building.

Having already played host to parties in the past, the basement is now equipped as a record shop, venue, and cafe & bar. The selection on offer is a nice blend of second hand titles and the latest quality electronics, with a thoughtful selection of CDs, comics, graphic novels, t-shirts and other random paraphernalia (namely Techno Balls, see below). The complimentary ice-cold elderflower wine was also a nice touch on a boiling hot July afternoon. Chatting to some of the locals it’s clear to see that a record shop in this area has been a prominent missing fixture for some time, but now its here it will surely become a place that continues to incubate the pockets of creativity practicing in this part of the city.

Rye Wax opens it doors once again on Tuesday 5th August – stay up to date on their Facebook Page. Also, check a selection of photos from the opening day below…

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Photography: Josh Thomas