22 Feb Short Store Stories: The Mixtape Shop, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Short Store Stories: The Mixtape Shop, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Name of the store:
The Mixtape Shop
Brooklyn, New York
Tell us a bit about your store:
How long does it exist?
We began selling records online in Jan 2016 and the physical shop opened in July 2017.
What sparked the idea to open it – is there any particular story behind it?
We started in 2009 as an online music community for sharing and discovering music in 2009 called The Mixtape Club. The record (and coffee) shop is an extension of our original project.
Which genres do you offer/ do you specialize in certain genres?
We specialize in dance music and some of the music that inspired its birth. New and reissued House, Disco, Soul, Techno, Funk, Jazz and world music. We also have a deep connection to Brazil and regularly stock original pressings of rare Brazilian titles.
What was the most awkward/funny request you have ever received?
Surely in time we will have more interesting stories, but most recently a prop stylist was looking for white label records to customize for an advertising commercial. It made us think about the lifespan and future home of those records.
What is currently one of your most valuable/ sought-after record on your wall?
An original pressing of one of Kenny Dixon Jr.’s (Moodymann) first EPs: Moody Trax EP from 1994. He is one of our heroes so it’s an honor to have this record on our wall while it lasts!
Please name 1-3 current staff favorites:
John Beltran – Moth: A lovely double LP from Michigan’s John Beltran with a “timeless Detroit sound.”
Gloria Jay – Know What You Want / I’m Gonna Make It: A quality reissue of one of the best last songs ever made, courtesy of London’s Melodies International.
Azambuja & Cia / Azambuja & Cia: The soundtrack to a Brazilian TV series with a comedy monologue, complete with audience laughter, to finish each side.
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