Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings is setting up a special pop up shop in conjunction with Record Store Day.
An avid record collector himself, Gilles knows all too well that familiar buzz of digging in the crates for lost gems, the bartering with the shop owner, and the feeling of triumph at the point of purchase – were getting misty eyed thinking about it.
In all seriousness, Record Store Day is an international event celebrating the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores, raising money for various charities and developing various happenings to include performances, cook-outs, parades and more. This year it falls on Saturday April 16.
The Brownswood event sees East London venue C.A.M.P gets a complete makeover, as fellow vinyl enthusiasts browse through rare soul, jazz, groove, funk, and African records from his favourite UK dealers and special live auctions with generously donated finds from celebrity fans including Thom Yorke, Erkyah Badu, Four Tet, Zane Lowe and Rob Da Bank.
Brownswood’s resident visual artist, Josephine Ade Chinonye Chime will customise the shop into a traditional African street fair with her elobarate illustration cut-outs and textile prints. All proceeds go to the Steve Reid Foundation, a charity named after the great jazz, funk and afro-beat drummer, that aims to fundraise on behalf of struggling musicians in need of help and support.
For more info on Record Store Day head to the official website.