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  1. #21
    DWG Warrior
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    Love vinyl, bbe store, cosmos all close and worth a visit.

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    Went to Eldica for the first time at the weekend. Hip Hop section is huge, and whilst not full of rares it was decent bread and butter stuff.
    Im guessing they do get good shit in though as some reggae guys came in whilst I was there and were impressed with some of the reggae stuff that had come in that day, top gear by the sounds of it.

  3. #23
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    I don't think it's just London, I think it's the proliferation of information on the internet. I'm in the States and most big cities I've been to digging haven't yielded much. Found a few rare joints at a spot in Kentucky last year for peanuts, but most spots on the East Coast are hip to the game. My local spot is awesome for pricing rare records well below Discogs, but it still takes a lot of persistence and luck to find stuff. Most finds for me are due to persistence and word-of-mouth. Going to flea markets every week, once in awhile finding out about storage units, networking, it's really a lot of work and way more than it was a few years ago.

    I especially notice original press hip hop LPs have totally dried up. Even at the overpriced spots I rarely see desirable LPs

  4. #24
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    I'm in London on Saturday and planning a small excursion to take in BBE, Eldica and Love Vinyl. I've never been to any of them so hoping to find a few nice bits.

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    good luck & post pictures or it didn't happen.

  6. #26
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    I would recommend going to Eldica first, it's a great shop but requires time to dig. Every time I have gone it was the end of my day and I didn't really buy anything because of it. Friendly owner, it's worth asking for any rarer bits that might not be out in the store. .

    If you want to ball out on a Raer go to Cosmos it's silly expensive but all the records on the wall you will want to own. Don't bother with the bins unless you want to buy commons for 10 x the going rate.

    Love Vinyl is awesome, if Jake is there ask if he has some behind the counter gear. Picked up some great 45's that way last time.
    Hypnotical Gases - Keeping my proboscis out of the dirt.

  7. #27
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    Good tips! I'd heard that about Cosmos so was thinking about skipping it. I don't have stacks of dough to burn. Good info on Eldica, I'd sort of got that impression from other people but will try and allow good time.

  8. #28
    Hit a few stores today as was in town and had a bit of free time in the morning.
    I was only looking for hip hop so the stores might have had killer disco/house/whatever, but I was on the strictly hip hop tip.

    MVE @ Notting Hill: I used to love this store and would nearly always leave with an rap album or a Mike Allen era 12" but its probably two years now since I bought something in there. Today there was nothing to even tempt me. I dont know whats going on in there it used to be so good but its made a huge turn for the worse.

    Honest Johns: Ive not been there that often over the years so I cant comment on how good/bad their stock usually is but today the hip hop section was just reissues of classic rap albums, nothing to tempt me and Im not opposed to buying reissues its just the selection was so in the classics mode Id bet most of the people on this board would have OG presses of most of the reissues that had on offer.

    There's a shopping arcade on Portabello Road, I cant remember what the Arcade is called (which is rubbish of me as my wife used to work in there) there is now a record shop in there. I dont know what the shop was called but the owner told me its new, and they are still pricing up the stock. I looked though their hip hop section, it was a bit rubbish but the guy was friendly and pulled out a crate of hip hop that was in another part of the store. I wouldnt recommend a special trip but if passing its worth a look.

    There were various record stalls along Portabello Rd and in the Market area's and a few had hip hop sections that were rather awful, bargains to be had like Doug E Fresh / Keep Risin' To The Top priced up at 20!


    I didnt buy a single record and I had money burning a hole in my pocket, and it probably looks suspicions if I dont come home with a record so I was really hoping to find something.
    As I was in London on other business I didnt have the opportunity to hit up any other shops.

  9. #29
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    Flashback at the top of Brick Lane is an interesting spot. I always find something I've never heard of for pennies & pounds from the 80s - 90s. I've never found something rare, but there's always something lurking in their basement that I want. Last time I bought Return of the Funky Man 12" and Party Over Here 12" by Lord Finesse, both for chump change.

    Thanks for reading.
    Last edited by Copacetic; 17-02-19 at 07:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copacetic View Post
    Flashback at the top of Brick Lane is an interesting spot.

    Thanks for reading.
    Yep its great.

 

 

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