Starting life in 2016 as a popup to celebrate BBE’s 20 years of releasing Real Music For Real People, The BBE Record Store is now a permanent fixture in Hackney’s musical landscape.
Housed in The Institute Of Light, a creative collaborative space comprising a cinema, bar, restaurant, events & work-space, The BBE Store stocks thousands of new & 2nd hand vinyl & CDs. We specialise in BBE releases (past & present), plus new music from our friends at Brownswood, Mr Bongo, R2 Records, Atjazz and many more. Our 2nd hand vinyl offering is sourced from private collections across the globe, spanning a variety of genres including soul, funk, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, house and more. Every week we drop a batch of new & 2nd records on the floor so there’s always something fresh to dig. We also sell on Discogs.
“Stocking an expertly curated selection of funk, rare groove, jazz and soul, this vinyl treasure trove includes BBE’s well-known multi-genre compilations, new series and original classics, such as BBE’s release of innovative producer J Dilla’s debut solo venture Welcome 2 Detroit, as well as stellar artist contributions from the likes of Roy Ayers. Pick up a drink and have a dig.” – GQ Magazine, February 2018
Sell us your records!
We’re always looking to buy vinyl collections. If you’ve got a crate or ten for sale, pop into the shop or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’ve got.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, The BBE Store (The Institute Of Light) is a 2 minute walk from London Fields station, underneath the railway arches.
10 Helmsley Place
London, United Kingdom
Call 020 7249 6919