Originally launched in 2020, Move The Record was devised in response to the uncertain future and economic strain that independent record stores worldwide have faced due to the pandemic.
This summer Move The Records the streaming initiative will return for 4 consecutive Thursdays from July 1st — 4x 6-hour broadcasts from stores around the world featuring residents and special guests, with a view to driving online sales and footfall to shops that can open, and to encourage customers to invest in their local spot.
Supporters can also contribute and buy merch via their Crowdfunder, with 100% of proceeds to be split evenly across the stores. You can check that out here.
The first edition last year featured Phonica (London), KMA60 (Berlin), Subwax (Barcelona), Deficit (Moscow), Halcyon (New York), Hâus (Buneos Aires) and more, with artists such as Bradley Zero, Dana Ruh, Steffi, Prins Thomas, Josh Cheon, Fred P all performing.
Check out the Edition #2 video here, wherein diggers and store owners alike share their insight on these hubs of community and discovery.
1st July 18-24h GMT
Café Artum – Birmingham UK
Adam Shelton / Jayson Wynters
Underground Solu’shn – Edinburgh UK
Prosumer / Fryer (Athens of the North)
Mad Piano – Bucharest RODemete / Iona
8th July 18-24h GMT
Seawolf Records – Amsterdam NL
Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julien Alexander)
Vinyl Pimp – London UKHon b2b Johnathan Greenwood
NUT Records – Barcelona ESTC80 / Molly
15th July 18-24h GMT
Doogan Records – Den Bosch NL
Carista / San Proper
Eastern Bloc – Manchester UK
Willow / Kerrie
Music Box – Perugia IT
Nick Anthony Simoncino / DJ Ralf
22nd July 18-24h GMT
KMA60 – Berlin DE
Dana Ruh / Jus-Ed
Kristina Records – London UK
Anna Wall / OdD
La Rama – Montreal CA
Glowzi / Gene Tellem