Cosmos Records London is re-opening as an independent record shop

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With a greater focus on dance music and reggae.

Cosmos Records London is re-opening as an independent record shop, called Yo-Yo Records London, this February in Hackney.

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Cosmos Records London launched in 2015, as the sister outlet for the much-loved Toronto-based record shop.

In a statement on Instagram, the team announced Cosmos Records will re-open in the same location as Yo-Yo Records London. The new shop will stock more 12″s, dance music, reggae, as well as offering a larger selection of 7″ singles.

Head here for more info, or visit Yo-Yo Records London in person from Friday 21st February, at 324d Hackney Road London, E2 7AX.

 

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As we wind down for today, it is with a heavy heart that we would like to announce our upcoming split from Cosmos Records here in London as of closing time this evening, and we will reopen on Friday here at our same location on Hackney Road as a new independent shop. We have nothing but respect and admiration for Cosmos, and it has been an honour and a pleasure to represent the shop here in London for almost five years, but after my 20 year apprenticeship with Cosmos it is time we head out on our own. We would like to thank everyone who has visited Cosmos London and everyone on social media for all your support, and a huge thanks to all the Cosmos team in London and overseas for your incredible hard work and dedication. Finally we would like to say a big special thanks to Cosmos’ founder Aki, who had changed the game back in the day, by making records you could only dream about readily available, and for providing countless vinyl discoveries in his shop. I also had countless good times in the OG Cosmos as I would basically go there everyday, until naturally I became an employee, which in turn lead years later to the shop here in London, stocked with endless amounts of incredible records from Cosmos in North America. I have learned about literally thousands of records from Aki and Cosmos and it has enriched my life immeasurably. Aki’s commitment and contribution to global vinyl culture is absolute, and we thank him from all of us! We will announce the new shop tomorrow please stay tuned ✌️ #cosmosrecordslondon #cosmosrecords @cosmosrecords

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