London’s most famous record store for dance music has officially closed down for good today.
Being at the forefront of dance music culture since its birth, BM Soho (formerly Black Market Records) was the hub of many music genres, including our own Jungle and DnB scene.
We caught up with the legendary Nicky BlackMarket, whilst he is abroad preparing for a gig and he expressed his deep sorrow at the news that has broken today “today is a sad day for the music industry and record shops. Although I have not been there for over three or four years, I have heard that they are looking to relocate. I really hope they can pull it off”
An official statement from BM Soho was announced on their Facebook page and read
“Unfortunately due to contractual dispute over the building that has been home of BM Soho for the past 25 years we have been forced to temporarily close. Our landlord has been certain that our address, will join the massive gentrification of Soho and regrettably we could no longer afford to fight the legal battle to stop that happening anymore. Unlike many businesses that have closed recently, BM Soho, BeatControl was performing well, so it is a massive shame to end this way. Fear not though we plan to be back bigger and stronger than ever very soon in central London. Until then we remain open for equipment in Edgware, North London and online at bm-soho.com. Thanks to all our loyal customers and friends, cheers for all the support over the years. We will keep you updated here as soon as we have news!
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BM Soho was one of the last men standing in terms of traditional record stores and we hope that they get a new location soon and carry on bringing us that unique service like it has done for many years.